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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)

Cigar Review | 1502 Nicaragua

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I finally get my hands on the 1502 Nicaragua in Robusto. This 5×50 box-pressed cigar features a buttery smooth wrapper. It is a Nicaraguan puro with tobaccos from Esteli, Jalapa, Condega, and Ometepe.

1502 Nicaragua

On the cold draw, I pick up a nice fruity cedar flavor. The wrapper produces a potent fruity earth aroma, while I smell raisins and tobacco out of the foot. Once lit, I pick up creamy cedar with white pepper and coffee on the draw. Through the nose, a sweet caramel and earth blends with cedar. The finish offers buttery cream on top of black pepper and cedar.

1502 Nicaragua

After twenty minutes, the first third closes out. On the draw, I pick up sweet, creamy cedar alongside hazelnut and white pepper. Through the nose, there is a delicious caramel and coffee. The finish offers fruity cedar with earthy and a salty toast. Strength and body settle in at the medium mark.

1502 Nicaragua

Forty-five minutes in, I finish the second third. There is more creamy cedar and white pepper on the draw with the addition of toast. The retro-hale is dominated by a wonderful flavor I would describe as sweet pastry dough. On the finish, I get white pepper with more earth and a subtle vanilla. Both strength and body continue to float around the medium mark.

1502 Nicaragua

The final third ends at one hour and fifteen minutes. On the draw, I find a slight vegetal earthy on top of spicy cedar and hazelnut. Through the nose, caramel and coffee make a welcome comeback. The finish sees the return of salty toast and more white pepper. Strength and body both jump up slightly to the medium-to-full mark.

The 1502 Nicaragua is a phenomenal cigar. It offers a great deal of complexity with wonderful flavors. The smoke is smooth and creamy, and the construction is spot on. I would consider this a delightful desert cigar that’s definitely worthy of a box purchase. Enrique Sanchez continues to impress me with his great smokes, and I highly recommend this one!

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cigar Review | Ramón Allones 898

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the 2014 Cuban Regional Edition cigar for Germany. The Ramón Allones 898 comes in one size, the Dalias, a 6.7×43 Lonsdale. Only 2,000 boxes of 25 have been rolled. As with any Cuban cigar, this one is made entirely of Cuban tobacco. Price is around $14 to $15 per stick.

Ramon Allones 898

The cold gives me a light wood flavor. The wrapper produces a slight earth aroma while the foot emits the same with cedar. Once torched, wood with spicy black pepper come through on the draw. Through the nose, I pick up creamy cedar with vanilla. On the finish, there is wood, leather, and very spicy black pepper.

The first third closes out at twenty minutes. On the draw, I pick up hazelnut with shortbread and honey. Through the nose, I get a bomb of nougat alongside toast and spice. The finish offers a distinct green pepper with ginger and herbal tea. Both strength and body settle in at the medium mark.

Ramon Allones 898

After fifty minutes, the second third ends. A very salty earth makes an appearance on the draw with a hint of honey and cashew. On the retro-hale, I pick up more nougat and toast with caramel. The final third gives me leather on top of spicy cedar and black pepper. There is no change to strength or body.

Ramon Allones 898

The final third finishes at one hour and thirty minutes. On the draw, I find nutmeg with the return of hazelnut and some grass. Through the nose, I’m treated to a combination of nougat and vanilla. The finish consists of a bomb of almost-burnt toast and oak with black pepper. Strength and body close out at the medium mark.

Ramon Allones 898

The Ramón Allones 898 is an exceptional Cuban cigar. There is no negative display of its youth, and the flavor profile is to die for. This cigar also has some serious aging potential. Even though it’s a bit of a pricey smoke, it’s still worth every penny. As these are a limited release, they should be snagged up whenever possible. I highly recommend this delectable cigar.

Cigar Review | CAO Pilón

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I review the brand new CAO Pilón in the Robusto size. This 5×52 stick features tobacco fermented in a circular pilón. This rarely used fermenting process slows fermentation and supposedly enhances flavor of the tobacco. The wrapper on this cigar is an Ecuadorian Habano, and the binder and fillers are all from Nicaragua. The first light reveals some salty tobacco with leather on the draw. Through the nose, I find more salty tobacco, and the finish is light with a cedar note.

CAO Pilon

After twenty minutes, I finish the first third. The draw presents me with sweet cinnamon sugar and leather. Through the nose, I find cocoa and vanilla alongside some smooth cedar. The finish is a classic mix of coffee and earth on top of a very big tobacco core. Both the strength and body are at the medium mark.

CAO Pilon

Forty minutes in, the second third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up cedar with a note of earth and some very sweet cocoa. The retro-hale is delicious with a creamy coffee flavor paired perfectly with hazelnut and black pepper. The finish is long with black pepper, toast, and cinnamon. There is no change to the strength or body as they both continue at the medium mark.

CAO Pilon

The final third ends at one hour. The draw offers up a nutty earth on top of grass and cedar. Through the nose, I find more of that creamy hazelnut coffee flavor with black pepper. There is a bomb of coffee now on the finish with notes of leather and char. Strength and body finish out at a consistent medium.

CAO Pilon

The CAO Pilón goes back to traditional cigar roots with classic flavor and great construction. The ash on this smoke piled up like a stack of quarters, and for $6-7, this is a great, budget-friendly cigar. Add in some decent complexity, and it’s another win for CAO. I definitely recommend checking it out.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)