Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Rosado
Price: $7.00 - $8.00
Having become a big fan of Arturo Fuente cigars over the past few months, I turn to them in different cigar shops I go to. Every once and awhile I will grab one that I haven’t had before just to give it a try. In my recent trip to a cigar shop in Philadelphia, I saw this one sitting right about eye level on the wall. And with a name like “King B,” why not give it a try?
The cigar and constructed beautifully. The wrapper was a nice chocolate brown shade with very little defect to it. There were no soft sports throughout the entire stick. There was only one vein that I thought would have a chance at altering the smoke pattern, but it didn’t in any way. The cigar cut very clean and the pre-light aroma and taste was a strong chocolate sweetness.
The first third of this stick was ridiculously sweet. There was strong sugar notes throughout the smoke. There was still a little bit of a mild spice, but it stood no chance against the sweetness. About an inch or so in, there entered a minor coffee flavor. The coffee flavor wasn’t too strong, but every few puffs I would get a hint of it.
After a few inches of this cigar, a few cedar notes entered in. There was still the strong sweetness and chocolate notes with the mild coffee coming through throughout this section, but there were a few fluctuations with the other flavors. The spice died down almost completely, but around the halfway point, it picked back up. From about the halfway point on, the flavor profile was relatively similar. Only the spiciness changed a little bit.
The ash on this cigar was disappointing. After about every inch, it fell off on its own. Other than that the ash looked good. The burn and draw were both perfect all the way through. The smoke was thick and white and billowed perfectly. The aroma, as you probably guessed, was sweet just like the majority of the flavor.
This cigar is great. The smoke is sweet and leaves the perfect residual flavor on the palate. This is one of those cigars that I could go to if I want a naturally sweet cigar. I give this cigar an 8 out of 10
Zack the Stogie Man