83. Bespoke Cigars Traditional Line Super Belicoso

Sponsored by Bespoke Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, during an chilly afternoon, sunny but still 11°C.

Wrapper: Light milk chocolate wrapper, oily, smooth and slightly showing veins.

Construction: Firm but still giving.

Cold draw: Can’t feel any particular flavors.

1st third: Gingerbread, pencil wood, leather and milk chocolate. But mostly freshly baked gingerbread straight out of the oven. Wow this really surprised me.

2nd third: Flavors keeps the same except the gingerbread is more in the background now.

The burn: Quick, steady and firm white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous and cool.

3rd third: Same lovely flavors as before, now with a little spicy note.

Conclusion: This is a lovely cigar. It’s a perfect evening enjoyment. Like a Christmas wish coming true in October. This will most definitely be in my cigar case during Christmas.

Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

82. Buena Vista Cigars Toro

Store bought at Göteborgs Tobakshandel.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Very light brown, silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: A little spongy feel.

Cold draw: Hay and white pepper.

1st third: A light hint of fresh ground coffee, cedarwood and almonds.

2nd third: A touch of white pepper spiciness on top of the tounge and 70% dark chocolate lurking in the background.

The burn: Burns a little wonky, the ash is gray-ish, stable and firm.

Smoke: Light in volume, cool in temperature.

3rd third: Keeps the same as previous parts.

Conclusion: Medium to mild cigar, good for when you have other stuff to think about.

Result: In my book this is a 87 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

81. Quesada Cigars Oktoberfest 2017 Bavarian (Robusto)

Sponsored by Quesada Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, during an sunny afternoon with 13C and a little chilly wind.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate in color, silky smooth in texture but still some what showing veins.

Construction: Solid and firm in feeling when squeezed.

Cold draw: Dry hay.

1st third: Hazelnuts, medium roasted coffee and dry feeling wood.

2nd third: The taste keeps pretty much the same. A little hint of milk chocolate with caramel, actually it reminds me of the Swedish candy bar called Daim. Witch is made from crunchy almond caramel covered in milk chocolate.

The burn: Burns steady, with white-ish ash, it’s also stable and firm when lightly tapped.

Smoke: Light smoke with a cool feeling.

3rd third: No real changes really from part 2, same good taste.

Conclusion: Overall a good taste, nothing to impressive but still a good afternoon cigar.

Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

80. Great Wall Cigars No. 3

Gifted by William Kilander, President of the Swedish Cigar Federation.

Location: This review was made inside in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Mid brown with a light gray-ish tone. Harsh texture but with tiny veins.

Construction: Light spongy feel, but it’s consistent, no uneven spots.

Cold draw: Light herb taste, like oregano, basil or grass.

1st third: Instantly I get a familiar note of leather, sandalwood and walnut.

2nd third: The flavors are pretty much the same as before except they are a bit faded.

The burn: Slowly and a little bit wonky but nothing to dramatic. Great white ash, it’s stable and firm.

Smoke: Light and brings a medium heat. Sadly the draw is a bit tight.

3rd third: The taste is pretty much only ash, this dosen’t look promising. At least when there is 5 cm left of the cigar the burn has straighten out.

Conclusion: Interesting to try an Chinese hand made cigar, sadly the initial flavor didn’t keep all trough or didn’t really change to the better. It got a bit boring and now I have a ash taste in the mouth after finishing it which isn’t really a thing to look after when enjoying an cigar.

Result: In my book this is an 83 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

79. Brick House Cigars Mighty Mighty Maduro Gordo

Gifted by Drew Newman.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Oily, smooth, dark brown and lightly textured veins.

Construction: Evenly soft all over.

Cold draw: Hay.

1st third: Oak wood, medium roasted coffee and bitter almonds.

2nd third: A little spicy not in the back of the mouth. Light woody finish, half way in the 2nd part there is still an almond taste but without the bitterness. There’s even a white pepper spicy that covers the roof of the mouth.

The burn: Burns slowly, but still steady. Darker gray-ish ash, very stable.

Smoke: Light in volume, with a medium heat.

3rd third: Keeps a spicy note in the background.

Conclusion: A spicy but still medium in flavor. If only the size would have been a little smaller in ring gauge I think the flavours would have shown a bit better.

Result: In my book this is a 87 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

78. Roma Craft Intemperance BA XXI Intrigue

Sponsored by Roma Craft Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Oily, smooth and with tiny veins.

Construction: Really firm and hard construction.

Cold draw: Hay.

1st third: Spicy, like a red chili, there’s a oak wood and a dark rich chocolate.

2nd third: Not so spicy anymore, chestnut notes and still the dark chocolate from before. Like a 70% cacao.

The burn: Steady white ash, burns pretty sharp and doesn’t fall when tapped.

Smoke: Voluminous, rich smoke.

3rd third: Flavours keeps the same as previous parts.

Conclusion: Full bodied cigar but not to strong.

Result: In my book this is a 87 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

77. Micallef Cigars Herencia Maduro (Boxpressed Torpedo)

Sponsored by Micallef Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors during an partially cloudy but still warm afternoon with 19°C.

Wrapper: Dark brown, rough in texture with veins clearly showing.

Construction: It’s overall firm with very few spots that are a little spongy.

Cold draw: Light draw, well fermented hay.

1st third: Lightly burning wood, like an fireplace, medium roasted coffee, with a touch of leather.
It’s salty and earthy, a slight bitterness on the back sides of the tounge.

2nd third: Gets a little sharp, like cedar, a roughness like a flame roasted beef.

The burn: Steady, white gray-ish ash. A little flaky but keeps steady when lightly tapped.

Smoke: Voluminous, creamy and brings a little heat.

3rd third: A little sting to the front of the tounge, feels like black pepper.

Conclusion: It’s a good complimentary cigar to a cup of coffee, nothing to impressive nor is it boring.

Result: In my book this is a 87 points cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

76. 1502 Cigars Blue Sapphire Toro Gordo

Gifted by Peter Gaudenzi, 1502 Cigars new European Market Director.

Location: This review was made outdoors during an partially cloudy but still warm afternoon with 19°C.

Wrapper: Darker but still a light brown shine to it, oily and smooth. A little bumpy veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Hay and a touch of something sweet like caramel.

1st third: A round creamy caramel sweetness, with a toasted bread and sandalwood after taste.

2nd third: Taste keeps the same as previous part.

The burn: Not completely sharp but not far off. White ash, firm and stable when lightly tapped.

Smoke: Light smoke, cool to the touch.

3rd third: A little lighter on the flavours than past 2 parts.

Conclusion: Positive surprise, not to strong, more like a medium to full body.

Result: In my book this is a 89 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

75. Bespoke Cigars Club Mareva Spalato Limited Edition 2017

Gifted by Marko Bilić.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate in colour, smooth and oily but with a slight rough texture of the veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Hay and gingerbread.

1st third: Milk chocolate, medium roasted coffee, pencil wood. It’s like a sweet mild piece of wood, just resting in the mouth. It’s so friendly, innocent and enjoyable.

2nd third: A slight peppery sting in the middle of the tounge. The flavours keeps steady from previous part.
It’s like a wooden straw dipped in a cup of Wiener Melange. Very interesting, so creamy and smooth.

The burn: Burns steady, sharp and the ash is white and firm.

Smoke: Voluminous, light to the touch and cool.

3rd third: A little sting of the pepper on the lips, but still very enjoyable as before.

Conclusion: This is one of my absolute favourite smokes of all time. So suave, creamy and perfect. This is ranked highly in my book. Unique flavours, you don’t need a coffee to make it any better it’s perfect as it is.

Result: In my book this is a 97 point cigar. Because for me this is not found anywhere else. Unique.

/Cigarmaster André

74. Davidoff Master Selection 2010 Toro Eladio Diaz Limited Edition

Store bought at Brobergs.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Darker brown shade, oily and silky smooth. A little bumpy but still with tiny veins.

Construction: A little squishy but still a good feel.

Cold draw: Barnyard and well fermented hay.

1st third: Wet oak wood, 65% dark chocolate, slight hint of espresso bitterness, black pepper on the lips. After maybe 1 cm it’s all wood and coffee.

2nd third: Oak wood dominates part 2 in the back, there is even an faint hint of hazelnuts and medium roasted coffee. A touch of of the dark chocolate returns.

The burn: Burns pretty quick, white-ish ash, stable and firm.

Smoke: Voluminous, white and cool to the touch.

3rd third: The dark notes keeps on giving.

Conclusion: It’s not heavy or strong, it’s just dark, like a oak wood that has been laying out in the rain for a very long time to rott. It’s different, not for everybody.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André