Monday, August 1, 2022

Los Statos Deluxe (Forged Cigar Co.) in Review

Los Statos Deluxe (Forged Cigar Co.) in Review

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

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Honduras (HATSA)
INTENSITY: Med. Full/Full

Leathery earth | Dark chocolate | Coffee

Big. Rich and smooth. Much more an overall feel, than laser-focused taste. Good look-sees at velvety dark chocolate and black pepper. Soft, jacket sort of leather. Maybe an expensive purse, loaded with a brick and taken to the wrestling matches by an old lady, with which to beat on the bad guys. Wet cedar, oily-so. Heavy on heavy composted earth. Warm round notes but lacking in delineation. Loads of mullet'd character.

Second-third intros a pot of coffee left out on a diner table so that the waitress can duck out and smoke a cig instead of standing by to refill. Calls you "Hon." This thing is a mood, as the kids say. A vibe, a sating as heck one. Gives the sense of having a comfortably full belly. Back-end shows spots of ripe purple fruits, figs, mulling spice. Something like roasted orange on the long ass finish of mainly mocha. Much depth.

Smokes damp. Burn-line is an issue almost out of the gate and needs interventions all the way to the wire. Ash is fugly. Draw prefers double-puffs but doesn't over-heat. Never gets scorchy or brash on the palate. Cushy af. Smoke out-put is -moderate+ leaving a nice sweet leathery room-note. Assemblage is fine. Bull in a china shop? Well, a calm bull in a truck plaza, wandering from the buffet to the gift shop in a muscle T.


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79

::: very :::