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5/18/16

Project X: Offering 3 Serie II - Blind Cigar Review (Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial)


'Natch by now, I will break down flavors into categories as you will see below. I then shall note any flavor which arises. Too, I will grade according to my K A P L O W I T Z Scale guidelines. This all shall be noted and notated at each 1/2.

In a noted addition of notating, I too will note any other thing (typically construction, combustion, and uncharted notes) at the time in which those noting needs arise.

I will then offer a final grade ruling. THEN, on ye next THE GENTLEPERSONS SHOW (check yer local listings), Mr. Darryl Martin shall reveal what it is that I reviewed. We'll kibbitz 'bout it.

Blind review, yes? Oh, yes. Blind review.

THE CIGAR
*classified*
Light-medium brown corona
Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial
ACT I

FLAVORS
Sweet: Coffee and cream. Honey. Sugar. Caramelized sugar. Buttery. Vanilla.
Spicy: Cinnamon. Nutmeg. White pepper. Black pepper. Orange peel.
Woody: Oak wood. Toasted.
Vegetal: Alfalfa. Citrus. Floral. Nuts, raw.
Earthy: Dirt/earth. Wet cardboard.

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K being the least, Z the greatest
Appearance O
Construction O
Combustion L
Flavors/Body W
Strength P

NOTES

  • Lemonheads and peppers?
  • Lotsa smoky!
  • Imperfected but even line. Dark ash. 
  • Is there a DR in the house?
  • Sweet and tany earth under-belly.
  • Citrus and sugar/caramelized sugar play great.
  • Toasted Wonder Bread.
  • Slight hesitant combustion, then near run.
  • Nutmeg and cinnamon dial down.
  • Buttery sweetness with cleansing citrus soar.
  • Tango wango! (Tangy.)
ACT II

FLAVORS
Sweet: Coffee and cream. Honey. Sugar. Caramelized sugar. Buttery. Vanilla. Toffee.
Spicy: Cinnamon (less). Nutmeg (less). White pepper (more). Black pepper. Orange peel.
Woody: Oak wood. Toasted (sweeter)
Vegetal: Alfalfa. Citrus. Floral. Nuts, raw. Hay, fresh
Earthy: Dirt/earth.

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
Appearance O
Construction O
Combustion L
Flavors/Body W
Strength P

NOTES

  • White leads peppers. Black on finish and mouth-feel.
  • Cream mounts via hay.
  • Now I taste Flintstones Vitamins.
  • Burn has corrected shy of perfection.
  • Packing softens a tick unevenly. Lumpy shaft.
  • Re-touch of top-leaf.
  • Smoke heats up. 
  • Simple and quite pleasant fare.
  • Verily peanut toward the band.
  • Rest of flavor profile doth taper.
  • Tasted expensive.
  • Clean sweet light finish. Nice.
SMOKE TIME
60mins

FINAL GRADE
****B+****
REMEMBER: Tune into the next THE GENTLEPERSONS SHOW (check local listings) for the reveal.

POSTSCRIPT: In the interest of uniformity, I will be working from a flavor chart via Stogie Fresh. ("Malt" added by moi.)

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