It’s Stog o’Clock once more, and this time, I check out the 262 Revere in the Robusto size. This 5×50 stick is a Nicaraguan Puro, meaning it is made up of all Nicaraguan tobacco. It retails for $8 and looks to be very well made.
The wrapper gives off a very distinct leather aroma with some tobacco. Out of the foot, I smell fruity leather. On the cold draw, there is some spicy earth and mustiness. Once torched, the cigar gives me spicy leather with cinnamon and earth. On the finish, there is even spicier cinnamon and coffee. Through the nose, I pick up creamy earth and more leather.
After twenty minutes, the first third closes out. The draw gives me spicy leather with some dark chocolate and red pepper. Through the nose, I find black pepper and toast. The finish is long with notes of coffee, earthy wood, and caramel. Strength and body are both at the medium mark.
Forty-five minutes in, the second third ends. On the draw, there is more dark chocolate with the addition of smoky earth and leather. The retro-hale offers grassy cedar with roasted coffee and underlying black pepper. On the finish, I pick up sweet hay with espresso and a smooth almond note. There is no change to the strength and body of the cigar at this point.
The final third closes out at one hour and five minutes. On the draw, I distinctly find chocolate covered strawberry flavors alongside some oak and leather. Through the nose, there is a rusty mineral note with grass and citrus. The finish is still long with black pepper, earthy leather, and some char. Strength and body both jump up to the medium-to-full mark.
The 262 Revere is a very complex smoke with a wonderful balance of unique flavor and a delicious underlying sweetness. I thoroughly enjoyed this stick, and I recommend trying it out. The construction was top notch, and I had no burn issues whatsoever. This one is a solid win for 262 Cigars.
Keep it smoky!