Deep in flavor. Deep in your mind.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Rojas Cigars KSG in Review "Courting the Widow Tillane"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Rojas Cigars KSG*
*King of Small Gauge 

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Lancero (7.5x38) pig-tail cap
ORIGIN: Flor de San Luis S.A. Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Full

NOTES:
Red pepper | Chocolate | Latte

Brawlers need cuddles, too. I should 'splain. Not aggressive per se, but definitely an overt offering. A bit of inner conflict, as well. Fudgy chocolate dukes it out with red pepper & cayenne kicker. At times, they circle one another... indelicately & with plodding feet. The latte is the cuddle. A soft creamy blanket. A bear rug by a fireplace after the removal of sweet from science, bare-knuckle style. 

Scant notes but B I G ones. Unchanging ones, altho the cream does build pillowy and come the 2/3 onward, steers. Evens, calms (mainly). Undertones of black licorice, smoked meat. Underbelly of barnyard & manure. Manure & barnyard. A stall housing a one-trick pony, say? But it's a helluva trick. Clever Hans was a horse that performed arithmetic. The pony on-hand does calculus. 

Deep nuances do away with the need for complexity. There is a bit of charcoal to a roasted cedar note that comes on at the half. The finish is a tick skeletal, a toasty frame, meatlessly-so. Some draws are a some-hollow & a retouch is needed at the end of 1/3. Ash grows well given the vitola. Packing is a bit soft gate-to-wire but holds. Smoke out-put is wobbly, culminates in a sweet leather pepperiness. This cigar is Will courting the Widow Tillane at the end of The Quiet Man.

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

::: very :::