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Monday, June 22, 2020

Rojas Cigars Statement in Review "Speaks Softly and Carries a Big Stick"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Rojas Cigars Statement

WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Lancero (738)
ORIGIN: Flor de San Luis, Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Medium-Full

NOTES:
Dark chocolate | Black pepper | Coffee

Heavy up-front, almost coolly refreshing on the back-end. Clean. Up-front & top is pepper-spicy cacao. Black peppercorn, a bit of green peppercorn, cinnamon, clove, smoked paprika. Then a tick eucalyptus. Cedary, toasted sweetly. Coffee is an Italian roast in a French press; greasy & savory. Umami is boosted with a sploosh of soy sauce. Voluptuous but shy of BBW; a Marilyn Monroe size 14. Silk. It's a silk dress.

Well-structured, rigidly-so but also dipped in leathery oils. A bit hidey, briskly. A refrained/refined weightiness, allowing nice complexities to be seen. Particularly complex in the bitter-sweet realm. Undertones are dark grains, molasses, toasted almonds. Underbelly is compost, rich not overly dense, sweet-bitter. An offering that speaks softly and carries a big stick, say. Deeply nuanced, tho fleetingly-so.

Gives copious smoke out-put, yielding a thinly elegant aroma which is predominantly a sweet meatiness. Smooth. Ash is a bit flaky. Draw, a bit snug at times. Cap/shoulder loosen a half-bit. Burn-line does require a readily-accepted retouch near the half. Some combustion/construction bugaboos but none egregious. Somehow a humorous stick, working a blue room with lesser-risque material. The difference between a penis reference & dick joke told to a drunk audience, then.

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

::: very :::