3/6/18

Ceron Sumatra in Belicoso - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

After this Ceron Sumatra posting, elaborate food-centic tasting notes are gonna see their way out for a tick. Sit out the next couple of plays, they. In their stead will be my much preferred 'basic tastes" of sweet, bitter, sour, salty, umami (savory) , and pungency (pepper-spice) -- which gets read differently by our brains, so is not technically a "basic taste." Just so's we're crystal, gentlepersons.

KAPLOWITZ SCALE
[K=least, Z=most]
(primary note)
sweetness: W (raisin)
sourness: O (lemon)
saltiness: L (on citrus)
bitterness: P (Brazil nuts)
savoriness: P (oats)
pungency: I (cayenne)
  • Peppers (Red flake, cayenne, chili)
  • Spice (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg) 
  • Fruit, (raisin, apricot, apple)
  • Citrus (lemon rind)
  • Honey, orange blossom
  • Nuts (cashew, Brazil)
  • Wood (apple wood)
  • Herbs (mint, lemongrass)
  • Chocolate, milk
  • Grains (raw oats)
  • Dirt, red clay
  • Leather, thin and pale
PERFORMANCE NOTES: (primarily-so)
combustion: low low-medium medium MEDIUM-HIGH high
(great pacing, line wavers a tick, stays cool)
construction: low low-medium medium MEDIUM-HIGH high
(no softening, sans hard/soft spots, excellent draw)

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Sumatra
BINDER: Ecuadorian
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
FORMAT: "Senescal" 5.5x54 box-press Belicoso
ORIGIN: Dominican

FINAL THOUGHT:
Pungently sweet then sweetly pungent then back again. A salted sourness rides uninterrupted underneath all that. Complex? It's a darned cacophony! Cosmetically, this Ceron Sumatra is the bee's knees and performance ain't more than a half-step behind if that. Smoothly textured draw with a bright tingly finish. Balanced oh so nicely-so. "Please sir, I want more."

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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