656. Xhaxhi Bobi Black Baba Jan

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a snowy afternoon, -3°C and 84% humidity in the air. (Stood with wind cover, even though it was minimum wind).

Wrapper: Dominican Rep Cotui Oscuro
Binder: Dominican Rep Monte Plata Hybrid & Havana Seed 633
Filler: Dominican Rep HVA Seco, Piloto Cubano Ligero, FDLR 1 Ligero
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory.
Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.
Release: 2020
Availability: Regular Production.

Size: 4×43, Petite Corona.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily with small veins.

Construction: Firm and even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay, cedarwood and white pepper.

1st third: Starts with a cork wood dark but still sour/bitter, earthy cacao and white pepper in the background.

2nd third: Looses the sharp bitter notes, while retaining some earthy cacao, but now with a light wood and wheats base. There still some spice in the background.

Burn: Burns wonky, with a firm but flaky white ash. Never went out, very consistent but never corrected itself sadly.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke, with a warm feeling on the tongue and with a medium light draw.

3rd third: The spice takes center stage, full of dark earthy wood notes and a bit ashy.

Duration: 14:15-15:00, 45 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile. Overall not really my taste profile, to blunt and in the face for me. Left a bad taste in the mouth afterwards which isn’t what I was hoping for.

I’ve heard mixed reactions from others so it seems it’s a “either you like it or you don’t”.

Result: In my book this is an 85 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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