It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Jas Sum Kral Red Knight. This 6×52 Toro features an Ecuadorian Habano Light Clario wrapper, Mexican San Andres and Jalapa Seco binders, and a “top secret” filler blend. The cigar is adorned with a classic pigtail cap and a closed foot. The wrapper is very oily, and construction appears to be top notch.
The wrapper puts out a mild earthy aroma, and the closed foot emits the same. The cold draw offers a woody red wine flavor. The first light reveals smooth, creamy cedar and cinnamon on top of leather. Through the nose, I find nutty oatmeal flavor and black pepper spice. The finish gives me more oatmeal flavor mixed with a very spicy leather note.
After thirty minutes, the first third finishes out. Smoke production creeps almost to a halt. On the draw, there is a dominant leather note with subtle Allspice and vanilla. The retro-hale offers a mix of toast and black pepper. The finish is long with lots of grass on top of cedar and cinnamon. Both strength and body settle in at the medium mark.
The second third gets me to one hour. Smoke production is now up to a sufficient level. More leather continues to hit my palate on the draw with notes of coffee and smoky cedar. Through the nose, graham cracker makes an appearance alongside almond and black pepper. The finish consists of creamy earth with more cinnamon and a slight caramel. Strength and body jump up to the medium-to-full mark.
The final third comes to an end at an hour and a half. On the draw, I’m hit with a bomb of black pepper on top of more leather and a vegetal earth. Through the nose, I’m treated to more almond with sweet caramel and a tree bark note. The finish is delicious with sweet coffee, creamy cedar, and black pepper. Strength and body finish out at the medium-to-full mark.
The Jas Sum Kral Red Knight is a tasty cigar. It has a lot of rich, balanced flavor and enough strength to stay interesting. Construction is perfect, and it’s just a beautiful looking stick. For between $11-12 per stick depending on quantity purchased, it’s not the cheapest smoke around, but this quality cigar is well worth a test run.
I would like to extend a very big thank you to Riste Buc, creator of Jas Sum Kral, for sending this in for review. I greatly appreciate it!