It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Quesada Heisenberg. For this review, I smoke the Robusto, a 5×48 cigar. No blend information is available. Quesada’s intent with this cigar was to create a smoke that people go into with no pre-conceived notions or over-analysis. Just like those complex math equations, don’t think too hard!
The wrapper itself puts off the distinct aroma of pig shit – yes, I’m being serious. Out of the foot, I smell some wet grass. There is almost no flavor on the cold draw. Once lit, there is sweet, rich earth, black pepper spice, and cinnamon on the draw. Through the nose, I pick up light cedar. Spicy tobacco and a little cocoa make up the finish.
After thirty minutes, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up a heavy tobacco core alongside some toast. Through the nose, coffee and black pepper make an appearance. The finish offers some nice dried fruit with cashew and a hint of honey. Strength and body settle in at the medium mark.
The second third gets me to fifty minutes. I find more toast on the draw with the addition of leather. The retro-hale is one dimensional with only a grass note. The finish loses all sweetness while cinnamon and oats come into play. There is no change to strength or body.
The cigar comes to a close at one hour and fifteen minutes. The final third is very simple. On the draw, there is more leather with some earth. Spicy black pepper and coffee come through the nose. Dried fruit returns on the finish, a welcome change, and I also pick up some more oat flavor. Strength and body finish out at the medium mark.
The Quesada Heisenberg is a good cigar. It’s not great. It’s not super complex, but it offers some enjoyable flavors and an experience that doesn’t require all that much attention. Retail price is a little under $7 per stick, but they can be found for less online. It’s a decent smoke that would be great as an everyday, no frills cigar or a handout to friends who occasionally indulge. I recommend giving it a try.