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Cigar Review | Warped La Relatos The First

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Warped La Relatos The First. Around 10 years ago, this cigar made its original appearance and now returns for more. This 6 x 38 Petit Lancero retails for $9.30 and looks to be perfectly rolled. The blend consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

Warped La Relatos

Pre-light, the draw gives me some oaky bourbon flavor. The wrapper produces a hay aroma while I smell dried fruit out of the foot. Once lit, I pick up toast with cedar. Through the nose, potent white pepper, cedar, and toast blend together. The finish consists of spicy pepper with caramel.

Twenty minutes in, the first third closes out. I pick up salty cedar with hazelnut and black pepper on the draw. Through the nose, spicy ginger blends with white pepper. The finish hits me with caramel and graham cracker. Strength and body settles in at medium.

The second third gets me to forty-five minutes. I find similar flavors on the draw with no distinguishable changes. On the retro-hale, cedar carries through with more ginger and caramel. The finish offers leather on top of smoky oak and more caramel. Both strength and body remain at the medium mark.

The final third pulls through to one hour and simplifies the flavor profile. On the draw, I pick up black pepper and leather. Through the nose, toast blends with white pepper. The finish sees no change with more leather, smoky oak, and caramel. Strength and body finish out at medium.

Warped La Relatos

Warped La Relatos The First is an excellent cigar. It offers a thoroughly enjoyable flavor experience with moderate complexity and perfect construction. It’s a pretty quick smoke, so don’t expect this one to last much more than an hour. It’s a return hit from Warped, and if you like any of their other blends, you’ll surely enjoy this. I highly recommend it!

Smoke on!

-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | RoMa Craft Tobac Wunder|Lust Robusto

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the RoMa Craft Tobac Wunder|Lust in the 5 x 50 Robusto size. This European exclusive cigar features a dark Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper covering an Indonesian binder and undisclosed fillers. It retails for 8.75 EUR which is about $10.86 per cigar. The cigars come packed in large 40-count boxes.

RoMa Craft Tobac WunderLust Robusto

On the cold draw, there is sour raisin flavor. The wrapper produces a leathery aroma, while I smell dried fruit out of the foot. Once lit, I pick up light leather, cedar, and white pepper. Through the nose, I find nutty caramel. The finish gives me black and red pepper with nutty leather.

RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust

Twenty-five minutes in, the first third ends. I pick up nutty cocoa and leather with spicy cinnamon on the draw. Through the nose, I find spicy caramel alongside a mellow nuttiness. Smoky walnut and leather blend with black pepper on the finish. Strength and body settle in at the medium-to-full mark.

RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust

At the hour mark, the second third comes to a close. On the draw, grassy earth comes through with leather and spicy cinnamon. The retro-hale sees no change with more spicy caramel and nuttiness. The finish is also much like the first third. Strength and body remain consistent.

RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust

The final third finishes up around an hour and a half. I get black pepper, earth, and leather on the draw. Through the nose, spicy cinnamon and red pepper blast my sinuses. Bombs of black pepper dominate the finish. Strength and body finish at medium-to-full.

RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust

The RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust is an excellent cigar. Complexity is moderate, but the flavors that come through are delicious throughout. The burn was a bit wavy, but it always corrected itself, so I can’t knock it on that. As with every RoMa Craft cigar I’ve smoked, the Wunder|Lust delivers a memorable experience that I highly recommend.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Patina Habano Bronze

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Patina Habano in the Bronze size. This 6 x 52 Toro features a blotchy Ecuadorian Habano wrapper covering a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Nicaragua and Pennsylvania. It retails for $11.95.

Patina Habano Bronze

The cold draw is snug with wheat flavor coming through. The wrapper puts out a sweet leather aroma, while I smell raisin out of the foot. The first light hits me with sour earth alongside cinnamon. Through the nose, there is more cinnamon and some cedar. The finish gives me spicy red pepper, cinnamon, and leather.

Patina Habano Bronze

The first third closes out at thirty minutes. On the draw, I pick up cedar with sweet citrus and leather. Through the nose, I find notes of mild black pepper and toast. The finish offers me a sweet nuttiness with caramel and white pepper. Strength settles in at a medium while body is full.

Patina Habano Bronze

The second third wraps up right around one hour. The draw gives me spicy black pepper and caramel. On the retro-hale, I pick up cedar alongside musty, damp earth. There is no change to the finish with more nutty caramel and white pepper. Both strength and body balance out to medium-to-full.

Patina Habano Bronze

The final third ends at an hour and a half. Citrus returns to the draw with more black pepper and cedar notes. Through the nose, toast and cedar dominate. There is a leather bomb on the finish with slight caramel and more white pepper. Strength and body finish out at medium-to-full.

Patina Habano Bronze

The Patina Habano is an excellent cigar. It offers a good amount of complexity with a balance of spicy and sweet fleeting in and out of the smoke. The cigar I smoked for this review was a bit snug on the draw, but I’ve smoked a number of these with no issues. The ash on every Patina cigar I’ve had always held some seriously impressive length, and this cigar was no exception. It’s a great blend I highly recommend.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Espinosa Reggae Dread

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Espinosa Reggae Dread. This stout cigar comes in at a hefty 6 x 56 and displays little stringy “dreads” out of the cap. It is an extension to the regular Reggae line and features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper on top of a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The cigar retails for $12.

Espinosa Reggae Dread

The wrapper produces an earthy barnyard aroma, while I smell cedar out of the foot. The cold draw offers me cedar as well. Once lit, I get some cinnamon with light cedar and earth. Through the nose, I find sweet cocoa. The finish gives me light white pepper and cinnamon.

Espinosa Reggae Dread

Thirty minutes in, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up cinnamon, toast, and black pepper. Through the nose, a nuttiness blends with floral notes. The finish hits me with sweet caramel on top of white pepper and citrus. Strength and body settle in at a steady medium.

Espinosa Reggae Dread

The second third gets me to one hour. More black pepper and cinnamon take over the draw. On the retro-hale, I get a blend of toast and almond. The final third offers up notes of gingerbread alongside white pepper. There is no change to strength or body.

Espinosa Reggae Dread

The final third finishes at one hour and thirty minutes. I find citrus on the draw with meaty earth and some black pepper. Through the nose, a sweet nuttiness takes over with notes of wheat. The finish is dominated by white pepper alongside undertones of floral notes and toast. Strength and body finish out at a medium plus.

Espinosa Reggae Dread

The Espinosa Reggae Dread is a wonderful cigar with lots of great flavors. There is a solid amount of complexity with smooth smoke. Construction was pretty good on the sample I reviewed, though I did have a bit of a wrapper explosion towards the end of the cigar. That wasn’t a big issue, and I’ve not had issues with any others I’ve smoked. I highly recommend giving this one a go. It’s a unique treat!

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez Toro

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the new Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez. This cigar was released at the 2017 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. It is one of the newest Altadis USA cigars blended by AJ Fernandez. For this review, I check out the Toro, a 6 x 55 box-pressed stick. It retails for $11. I’ve enjoyed most anything AJ Fernandez has blended, so let’s see what we get!

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

On the cold draw, I get light bourbon flavor, specifically, the spicy, oaky notes in Maker’s 46. The wrapper produces a grassy earth aroma, while I smell damp woods out of the foot. Once lit, I’m greeted with cinnamon, black pepper, and leathery earth. Through the nose, there is a nice sweetness with cedar and bread notes. The finish offers hefty body with black pepper, toast, and molasses.

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

Thirty-five minutes in, the first third closes out. On the draw, I pick up grassy earth with some black pepper. Through the nose, salty leather blends with a burnt caramel. The finish hits me with leather and more black pepper. Strength and body settle in at the medium-to-full mark.

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

The second third finishes after one hour. There is a rich tobacco core on the draw complimented by black pepper and sweet earthy flavors. Red pepper and leather blow through my sinuses on the retro-hale. The finish offers me black pepper spice and earth. Strength and body both remain at a steady medium-to-full.

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

The final third wisps away at an hour and a half. On the draw, I find leather and black pepper. Through the nose, cinnamon makes an appearance with additional leather. There is no change to the finish. Strength and body close out at medium-to-full.

Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez

The Monte by Montecristo AJ Fernandez is a pretty good smoke. It offers a moderate amount of complexity with some enjoyable flavors. If you’ve had other AJ Fernandez blends, this will be a familiar experience with its own uniqueness. Construction is perfect with giant chunks of ash stacking like quarters. I feel this should be a few dollars cheaper, but I would guess the Montecristo name drives the price. At any rate, it’s definitely worth trying, but I wouldn’t rush out to grab a box.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the most recent creation from P.G. Cigars. The Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary features an Oscuro Maduro wrapper with a Dominican barrel-aged binder. No other information is available on the blend. For this review, I smoke the Connoisseur size, a 6×52 Toro. It retails for $19.95.

Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary

The wrapper produces an earthy barnyard aroma while I smell potent raisin out of the foot. The cold draw gives me raisin flavor. Once lit, I pick up black pepper with roasted coffee and cedar. Through the nose, it gives me more cedar with saltiness. The finish treats me to more coffee and black pepper with light leather.

Forty minutes in, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up roasted coffee with light citrus and black pepper. Through the nose, nutty earth blends with sweet caramel and toast. The finish offers more coffee with nutmeg and hints of leather. Strength settles in at the medium mark while body is at medium-to-full.

Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary

The second third finishes after an hour and twenty minutes. There is no significant change to the flavors on the draw. On the retro-hale, there is a delicious combo of sweet cocoa and caramel. More coffee comes through on the finish with oily earth and salty leather. Both strength and body sit at the medium-to-full mark.

Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary

The final third slips away around two hours. I find more coffee on the draw with spicy black pepper and nutmeg. Through the nose, cedar and light cocoa are joined by toast. The finish gives me black pepper and vanilla with smoky almond. Strength and body close out at medium-to-full.

Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary

The Paul Garmirian 25th Anniversary is the best P.G. cigar I’ve had yet. It offers great complexity with a rich blend of flavors. Construction is great, and smoke is plentiful. Even with the hefty price tag, this cigar has the potential to make my top 25 list for 2017. I highly recommend trying it out.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Warped Maestro del Tiempo

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Warped Maestro del Tiempo in the 6102R size. This 5.25×48 stick features a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan Corojo 99 and Criollo 98 fillers. All tobaccos in this cigar are from the famed Aganorsa farm.

Warped Maestro del Tiempo

The wrapper produces a light leather and barnyard aroma, while I smell fruity cedar out of the foot. Once lit, I pick up sweet cedar with toast, hay, and a hint of caramel. On the retro-hale, I get more caramel with nuttiness. The finish gives me light black pepper spice with caramel and toast.

Thirty minutes in, the first third closes out. On the draw, I find salty cedar with caramel. The caramel carries through the nose with some toast and hazelnut. The finish offers a vegetal coffee with black pepper spice. Strength and body settle in at the medium mark.

Warped Maestro del Tiempo

The second third gets me to an hour and fifteen minutes. Hazelnut dominates the draw with an underlying hint of cedar. On the retro-hale, I continue to get caramel with the introduction of vegetal earth. The finish hits me with a grassy black pepper and toast. Strength and body continue to remain at the medium mark.

Warped Maestro del Tiempo

After an hour and forty-five minutes, the final third comes to a close. The flavors on the draw are consistent with more hazelnut and cedar. Through the nose, there is sweet toast and black pepper. The finish also gives me black pepper with an array of floral notes. Strength and body jump slightly to the medium-to-full mark.

Warped Maestro del Tiempo

The Warped Maestro del Tiempo is easily one of the best cigars of 2016. It brings some classic Warped flavor with a lot of depth and complexity. Construction is perfect, and you just can’t get enough of it. This is a box-worthy cigar that I highly recommend. You can’t miss this one!

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)