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

73. Davidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Store bought at Brobergs.

Location: This review was made outdoors during an rainy day, it was 14°C.

Wrapper: Dark chocolate brown, silky smooth finish and tiny veins.

Construction: Firm but still a little squishy feel. It’s evenly filled.

Cold draw: A soft touch of hay nothing to intrusive.

1st third: Oddly enough it’s like a sweet dark chocolate, like a caramel touch. Oak in the overall background of this first part. A well aged wood with a walnut finish it’s dry but still nutty. There is even an salty touch to the lips.

2nd third: Most of the taste notes from part 1 is still there. It’s smooth, a light, very light touch of coffee lurks in the back and there is a “spicy” note like a touch of black pepper or just a raspy feel, similar to when you like a piece of oak wood (if anyone has ever done that).

The burn: Burns fairly quick, not so straight, wonky is the right word for it. The ash well its gray, feels like it’s really trying to become white. Fairly stable ash until you tap the cigar lightly and it falls.

Smoke: Well the smoke is a WOW! factor alone. Very voluminous, rich and creamy in texture and the draw is very light.

3rd third: Keeps fairly the same from previous parts except that I’m getting a little bit more raspy feeling on the tongue. Dark chocolate, a touch of medium roasted espresso, oak wood with a dry rough finish but still overall a smooth experience.

Conclusion: A maduro without the kick instead with a darker and smoother finish, familiar from the regular Winston Churchill series from Davidoff. Very likable experience.

Result: In my book this is an 93 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

72. Flor de Selva No. 20 Egoista

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

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

Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Hay and cream.

1st third: Starts of with a creamy cappuccino and finishes off with a classic oak and medium roasted coffee taste.

2nd third: Still creamy and keeping the flavours from the first part.

The burn: Burns beautifully, stable white ash it’s firm and keeping together nicely.

Smoke: Voluminous white smoke, a little hot but it’s okey.

3rd third: Gets a little sharper towards the end, more like an espresso. Dries out the mouth a little.

Conclusion: Very enjoyable experience, smooth afternoon cigar.

Result: In my book this is a 91 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

71. Angelenos Edicion Limitada 2015

Store bought at Cigarrummet.

Location: This review was made outdoors on a foggy afternoon with 15°C.

Wrapper: Medium brown, slightly protruding veins, smooth texture.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Fresh hay and basil.

1st third: Medium roasted coffee with a touch of caramel. Pretty smooth with a touch of oak wood finish.

2nd third: Flavours keeps consistent from part 1.

The burn: Burns fairly straight. Stable white ash and it’s firm.

Smoke: Light, white and flows consistently.

3rd third: Sadly no changes.

Conclusion: A smooth smoke for the afternoon. Nothing to spectacular. But also nothing to boring.

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

/Cigarmaster André

70. Caldwell Cigars / Lost & Found Backdoor Bambi

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

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

Wrapper: Very dark brown, rough texture, but still tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: A tough draw and a taste of hay.

1st third: Taste a bit like watered down black coffee. There is also a hint of salvia/sage.

2nd third: After some time I got to part 2. No changes in taste but I feel a high nicotine presents, not something I’m fond of.

The burn: Burns very slow and fairly sharp. With white-ish ash.

Smoke: Awful draw, light smoke but still with a cool feeling.

3rd third: Absolutely no changes in taste.

Conclusion: Very disappointing, I’m no giver upper but this is the slowest burning cigar I have ever smoked. Unfortunately this will bring down the score for me.

Result: In my book this is a 84 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

69. Jas Sum Kral Crna Nok Robusto

Store bought at Kind Cigars.

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

Wrapper: Dark brown almost black. A little rough or sandpaper like wrapper. Tiny veins.

Construction: Firm and pretty even filled.

Cold draw: A touch of dark chocolate, but much flavour.

1st third: Dark chocolate and a touch of caramel. The aftertaste is exactly like if you take a bite of a 80% dark chocolate bar, bitter and earthy.

2nd third: A little spicy note like black pepper and nutmeg.

The burn: Burns pretty good, sharp and crispy stable white ash.

Smoke: Light, white smoke and a tad bit hot.

3rd third: No dramatic changes from part 2.

Conclusion: Not really my cup of tea. A bit to dark, not heavy but dark flavours. Still good cigar, but not for everyone.

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

/Cigarmaster André

68. Jas Sum Kral Zlatno Sonce Robusto

Store bought at Kind Cigars.

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

Wrapper: Smooth, tiny veins and it’s light brown in colour.

Construction: Firm and pretty even filled.

Cold draw: Light, a touch of hay and leather.

1st third: Very interesting start, pencil wood, fresh leather like a new bag or car interior. There is spicy note of white pepper in the back and a creamy sweetness like fudge or butterscotch in the front. Delicious. Maybe a smidge of creamy 35-40% milk chocolate.

2nd third: Same creamy flavours as part 1. There is also a spicy pepper in the back of the mouth.

The burn: Burns well, sharp and has a crispy stable white ash.

Smoke: A creamy lush white smoke, sadly it brings some medium heat. Also there’s a light draw.

3rd third: Suave finish with a touch of medium roasted coffee.

Conclusion: Amazing cigar, very much in my tasting palett. Creamy and smooth, very interesting taste. I can’t imagine anybody not liking it.

Result: In my book this is a 95 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André