Gifted by Ramin Pourasghari, owner of YXtobak.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Information: Omar Rodriguez is a cigar expert and author of the well known book “Cigar makers of Nicaragua” and this cigar is one of his special blends.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily but with a rough feel with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm feeling when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hints of grass and a dead tree.
1st third: Starts of with a taste of leather/raw cow hide, prosciutto and some sort of wood.
2nd third: Keeps the same weird flavours, very odd.
Burn: Burns steady and and fairly straight, with a white-ish ash.
Smoke: Light smoke, medium heat on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Flavour wise, no change. Still has it’s main taste of cow hide. It’s like I’m smoking a cow barn.
Duration: 15:45-16:30, 45 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar, with a mild strength profile. I don’t understand the point of this cigar, it wasn’t pleasant flavour-wise but I powered through it anyway.
Result: In my book this is an 82 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André