It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the soon-to-be-released Jas Sum Kral Zlatno Sonce in the Toro size. This 6×52 stick features a silky smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and a closed foot. Within is a stout blend of Mexican San Andres and Jalapa Seco binders and Nicaraguan double Ligero filler from Esteli and Jalapa. The tagline for this smoke is “Fuck your father’s Connecticut,” so my experience ahead should be anything but traditional.
On the cold draw, there is a light, fruity cedar. The wrapper gives off a cedar aroma with the same off the closed foot. Once lit, I pick up creamy cedar on top of spicy leather. On the retro-hale, black pepper blasts through my sinuses with some creamy cedar. The finish offers extremely spicy black pepper alongside bold earth and spicy leather.
After thirty-five minutes, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up spicy cedar with very oily leather. Through the nose, there is an explosion of dominant black pepper. The finish gives me more cedar and leather alongside sweet toast. Strength and body are both very full as I try to embrace a huge nicotine buzz.
The second third gets me to one hour. The draw hits me with black pepper and more leather with very oily smoke. On the retro-hale, a less-potent black pepper comes through with sweet coffee. Pencil lead blends well with spicy earth and black pepper on the finish. No joke by any means, the strength and body are still at the top end of full.
One hour and forty minutes in, the final third wisps away. I pick up more black pepper and leather on the draw with the addition of nutmeg. Through the nose, I still get coffee with a smoky element to it and a toast with a hint of spice. Peppery grass delights on the finish with more pencil lead and leather. Strength and body finish out very full as the final bead of sweat rolls down my forehead.
The Jas Sum Kral Zlatno Sonce plays the masked man in the Connecticut-wrapped cigar world. It looks calm and tame, but this beast will slay you with a full force of power. It’s an extremely bold cigar offering delicious flavors that blend well with its own explosive strength and body. Construction is perfect, and the burn is razor sharp. I highly recommend this one – just don’t smoke it on an empty stomach. Fuck your father’s Connecticut is right!
A big thanks goes out to Riste Ristevski, owner of Jas Sum Kral, for gifting this cigar for the review. Thanks, brother!