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

67. Caldwell Cigars KC/Black

Sponsored by Kind Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors on a foggy afternoon with 17°C.

Wrapper: Darker brown, oily and smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Hay and some black pepper.

1st third: Round sweetness like caramel, with a touch of milk chocolate that’s just about to turn into dark chocolate. There is also a creamy cappuccino note. I’m getting a sting on the front of my tongue but nothing to uncomfortable at the moment.

2nd third: Starts to bring a sting in the form of black pepper maybe even some other types of pepper as well, a tingly sensation on the tongue for each draw I take. Taste wise it’s heavy, dark chocolate, heavy toasted oak, charcoal and dirt.

The burn: A little wonky, the ash is a little flaky but still stable. Also white in color.

Smoke: Creamy and voluminous, but sadly it brings some heat.

3rd third: The heavy notes just keeps on chugging trough.

Conclusion: Do you want a power house of a cigar, this full body, full straight this is a cigar for you. Guess this is a good match with a smokey whisky, because the flavors in this should go right trough the smoky whisky. Sadly this is not a cigar that matched with my palett but it was still interesting to try.

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

/Cigarmaster André

66. Caldwell Cigar / Lost & Found El Suavesito

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made outdoors on a foggy afternoon with 17°C.

Wrapper: Smooth with tiny veins and a oily feel.

Construction: Farley firm feel.

Cold draw: Light draw but I don’t pick up any flavors what so ever.

1st third: Very suave, light in flavor with a touch of lemon peal in the background with a creamy finish.

2nd third: Slight bitterness like you find with a lemon in the background, otherwise exactly as part 1.

The burn: Burns pretty straight, white-ish ash and it’s pretty stable.

Smoke: Smooth and voluminous, has a sting to it but still pretty cool.

3rd third: Same as part 2.

Conclusion: Pretty light cigar, but with a lemon tang to it. I think maybe a cola would match good with this. It just didn’t fit into my taste profile, but I’m sure someone out there finds this very interesting.

Result: In my book this is an 86 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

65. Bespoke Cigars Club Mareva Especiale Limited Edition 2016

Sponsored by Kind Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, on a foggy afternoon with 17°C.

Wrapper: Light brown, more like a cognac brown color. It’s oily with some light texture of the veins.

Construction: A little squishy but still feels well filled.

Cold draw: Herbs & spices, white pepper and cedar wood.

1st third: Caramel, oak wood, medium roasted coffee and a touch of 65% chocolate.

2nd third: Smoothness out to s joyful afternoon cup of café au lait, creamy and dreamy.

The burn: White, firm ash, not even a flaky part. Burns pretty straight.

Smoke: Voluminous and cool.

3rd third: Gets a little stronger, but just a smidge, like dark roasted coffee with a touch of black pepper.

Conclusion: A good cigar to match with a cup of café au lait.

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

/Cigarmaster André

64. Blanco Cigars Cigar Obsession Final Third (Boxpressed Robusto)

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon with 18°C.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, smooth not oily. Still some protruding veins.

Construction: Firm feel and evenly filled.

Cold draw: Hay and black pepper.

1st third: Cedarwood, black pepper and hazelnuts. A slight dry note washes over the mouth.
There is a bitterness in the background that reminds me of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate.

2nd third: Keeps pretty much the same as part 1.

The burn: Burns slow, sharp and steady ash.

Smoke: Very voluminous and cool to the touch.

3rd third: Same as part 2.

Conclusion: A darker note cigar, so if you want a full bodied cigar this is for you.

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

/Cigarmaster André