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6/16/16

Project X: Offering #11 Serie II - Blind Cigar Review (Camacho Corojo)


Blind review, then? Oh, yes. Blind review.
Revealed on the next (6/19) Sunday Kibbitz.
THE CIGAR
*classified*
5 x 50 Robusto Colorado 
(by my guesstimations)
DECLASSIFIED
Camacho Corojo
5 x 50 Robusto

ACT I

FLAVORS
Animal: Musk. Roasted meat (r/h).
Sweet: Creamy. Sugar. Toffee. Dried fruit. Coffee and cream. Chocolate/cocoa.
Spicy: Chili pepper. Cinnamon. Cloves. Nutmeg. Salt. White pepper.
Woody: Aromatic tobacco. Cedar wood.
Vegetal: Bell pepper. Herbs. Nuts, raw.
Earthy: Dust. Musty/old cellar. Peat. Wet cardboard*.
Chemical: Astringent.

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

NOTES
  • Quite unassuming looking.
  • Cold draw is the fig note in a pipe tobacco pouch-aroma.
  • Draw starts a tick snug.
  • Again, reminded of pipe in the aromatic tobacco element.
  • Earth notes cover wet, damp, and dry. Interesting under-belly there.
  • Draw loosens a comfy tick.
  • Retro-hale stays sharp chili - cayenne. Draw sweetens.
  • Ash is loose lilt at 1"...
  • ... when rolled off, the core is very dense, oily.
  • *wet cardboard in the taste of the cap/shoulder. Bothersome.
  • Draw tightens again. Suking on a cardboard nipple.
  • Nice mouth-tingle of cayenne and coarse white pepper.
  • Apple! No apple. Apple! No apple. Apple! No...
ACT II

FLAVORS
Sweet: Creamy. Sugar. Dried fruit (less). Coffee and cream. Caramelized sugar.
Spicy: Chili pepper. Cinnamon. Cloves. Nutmeg. Salt. White pepper. Black pepper.
Woody: Aromatic tobacco. Cedar wood. Paper.
Vegetal: Bell pepper. Herbs. Nuts, raw. Alfalfa.
Earthy: Dust. Musty/old cellar. Peat. Wet cardboard*.
Chemical: Astringent.

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

NOTES
  • Draw tension keeps fluctuating across med+.
  • Burn is nice an even. Excellent combustion. 
  • Mouth-feel errs a tick toward dry.
  • Classic medium profile. Lighter on strength.
  • Burn-rate slows a good tick.
  • Ash has been a medium grey throughout.
  • Packing softens slightly at 2" left. Construction other-wise holds.
  • Flavors are all decently explained by charting up-top. Straight-forward.
  • Musty notes have been sharp all along, and that's weird.
  • Draw has verily tightened with an inch left. Sucking out fillings.
  • Very oily nub. Soft. Smoke warms a tick and three-quarters.
  • Good stick for trimming roses w/. Propagating mint.
  • Just missed being great a couple times. We'll kibbitz.
  • Good smoke-time.

SMOKE TIME
80mins

FINAL GRADE
****B****

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