Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Filler: Cuban-Seed Dominican & Nicaraguan Long-Filler
Price: $8.00 - $10.00
Being a huge fan of a few other Kristoff cigars, I figured it was time to give this one a shot. When I went cigar shopping on Father’s Day with my dad, this was one of the sticks I picked up. The weather was warm out when I smoked this cigar, so there was quite a bit of water and iced tea consumed to get through this Churchill.
The Brazilian wrapper on this cigar is fantastic. Its very dark, very oily, and radiates a coffee smell. The cigar has a nice pigtail cap, and a covered foot where the wrapper tobacco was left long. The cigar is very solid and very tightly wrapped.
Upon lighting up this stick, the flavors were very sweet. There was a clear and distinct coffee flavor throughout the first several inches. Another strong flavor was the dark tobacco. Throughout the first few inches there was little bits of spice that would come through. But the spice never amounted to much, or dilute the sweetness.
The middle portion of this cigar was a little stronger flavored. The tobacco flavor was much denser and much more robust. The spice died down quite a bit, and the sweetness grew a little more as well. Around the mid point of this stick, the cigar came very earthy with some strong woody notes.
The last few inches of this cigar were much earthier than the rest of the cigar. The spiciness was almost completely gone. The sweetness ran straight through until the end of the cigar for a perfect finish to this nice cigar.
There were a lot of little things with this cigar that I wasn’t quite fond of. The ash was quite flakey and a little dark. The only good thing about the ash was that is was strong and held on until the half way mark. The burn was also a little uneven, but it eventually evened itself out. The draw was a little tight, but as the cigar progressed, the draw got easier. There wasn’t a whole lot of smoked produced, but was produced was nice and light gray.
This is a flavorful cigar, but there wasn’t much transition in the flavor profile. I suggest this to medium to full bodied cigar smokers. This cigar gets a 7.5 out of 10 in my book.
Zack the Stogie Man