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