Warped Cigars was started in 2009 by Kyle Gellis. This Nicaraguan puro has a funky, interesting sour aroma to it. The wrapper is a Nicaraguan corojo. The binder and filler are both unspecified Dominican tobacco. This well-constructed cigar is available in two sizes, the gran robusto weighs in at 5.5 x 52 and the superiores is 5 ⅝ x 46.
Both cigars are well priced at around $7.00. These cigars were produced at the Casa Fernandez Factory in Nicaragua made from 100% Agricola Norteña S.A (AGANORSA) tobacco.
You can read more about AGANORSA tobacco here: AGANORSA tobacco
The smooth corojo wrapper has a slight sheen with invisible veins and imperceptible seams. The roll is semi-firm. The cold draw rewards the smoker with a medium draw and combination of graham crackers and cream. Kinda like dessert for your mouth. Upon the first draw, the flavor is both toasty and nutty. There is also another flavor that is sitting in the mix that I cannot describe. My first and continuing inclination is to describe it as pine. The cigar provides a great amount of smoke and coffee on the retrohale. Black pepper sits on the back on my throat and builds as time passes. There is also a floral note.
This cigar starts out smooth. You definitely have to be very careful not to smoke this one quickly. When it heats up as it heads into the second third, the flavor shifts to one of burnt coffee with a bitter edge. This lasts a short while and then the floral cedar flavor returns. Unfortunately, the bitter returned with a raging vengeance. For some reason, this cigar did not end as well as it started. I think that this cigar is not well balanced. The pepper is overwhelming and does much to overpower the other flavors in the cigar. In this small ring gauge, it was also difficult to keep the cigar lit without overheating and making the problem worse.
Price – 3.5/5
Flavor – 3.5/5
Complexity – 3/5
Construction – 5/5
Total – 7.5/10