One of the first special release cigars announced for JR Cigar’s 50th Anniversary was the Aganorsa Leaf JFR Lunatic JR 50th. The Lunatic line is recognizable for large ring gauge cigars and one of the strongest brands in the Aganorsa portfolio. However, this new version comes in a more refined, 6 x 46 vitola with shaggy foot.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.
Aganorsa Leaf JFR Lunatic JR 50th is rolled at TABSA (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.), Aganorsa Leaf’s factory. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and Nicaraguan binder and filler grown at Aganorsa’s own farms in Nicaragua. The cigar also features a shaggy foot, meaning is has exposed sections of binder and filler. The cigar is sold in 10-count boxes and in just one size, a 6 x 46 corona gorda. Only 250 boxes were produced and each cigar has a retail price of $9.00 per cigar.
Vitola: Corona Gorda Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 46 Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A (TABSA) Blender: Eduardo Fernandez Number of reviewers: 5 – Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Alan(Eulogy) John A. (Bostoneo) Doug S. (Unpossible_1) Mickey T. (irratebass) Price: $9.00 Age: 4 Months Release Date: April 2021 Contributed by: JR Cigars
“6 x 42 tri cap the last 3/4 an inch of the cigar is uncovered revealing I very dark binder that is relatively darker in contrast to the wrapper. Looks good from a construction standpoint. Not sure what to think of the uncovered foot do I like it, do I not like it. I respect the cigar maker for wanting to make a unique product.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“On the cold draw, notes of dulled leather and spiced graham crackers pop while on the nose, notes of a fuller bodied leather, tobacco, and barnyard waft about.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Flavor: 88 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
“The flavors come out swinging from the broom finish. A red pepper heat hits the palate with an oily tobacco finish. Notes of baking spice, anise, leather, and hay all play in the background but become more pronounced after the shaggy foot meets the wrapper. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Cold draw is bursting with the flavors of a Snickers bar; chocolate, caramel, and peanuts are all there. Man if they stick around, I’m in for a treat! After torching that shaggy foot, the first few puffs are a pleasant bit of peanuts and honey. Not quite Snickers, but keep in mind, the wrapper is still coming up. As the wrapper starts to burn, I take a moment to reevaluate what the cigar has to offer. Candy nougat enters the fray, along with some subtle black pepper on the finish that lightly lingers in the back of my throat. ” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“This thing tastes like a big cookie. The profile is just wondrous. Every draw is just like fresh baked cookies from grandma’s. The draw was fabulous. Burn fabulous. For sure a multi-box cigar here for sure.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“Straightforward still, with nougat and cedar, but the black pepper ratchets up to finish off this cigar.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“Great amount of resistance from the draw and ample smoke output make this a winner for me. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Great burn. No touch ups required. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“I’m a sucker for cigars with a bit of flair and the broom foot added a nice unique quality to it. The seams could have been tighter and the triple cap was a little sloppily. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“I love this cigar definitely will be in my top 10 this year. If you skip smoking this cigar if you have the opportunity, you would have to be insane. I was sad when the cigar came to an end.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“Homerun for me. I don’t know if I could smoke it all the time due to the level of strength it has from beginning to end but the flavors worked well together and had a few nice transitions keeping the profile interesting. If you like full-bodied smokes with rich notes this is a fantastic cigar. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Overall, this was a decent smoke. The burn, construction, and draw were all spot on, however, the flavors were a bit complex and offered a few different transitions, which did not vary too much from the main profile. What this cigar did offer was a pleasant smoking experience until around the two-inch mark, where it dropped completely off the rails and went 100% damp and sour. Not too sure I’d want to smoke this again, depending on the price point, as I’d prefer other options if available.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“I lit this cigar up shortly after dinner and it hit just the right notes for a quality dessert cigar. If that Snickers profile came out anymore while smoking, I’d have been overjoyed. Either way, this is a cigar worth checking out and I would definitely smoke it again.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“You wouldn’t know it from my review, but I did enjoy this cigar. It’s a cigar you can smoke and kinda get lost in, just smoke and not have to think about it. Maybe worth a fiver.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
"I lit this cigar up shortly after dinner and it hit just the right notes for a quality dessert cigar. If that Snickers profile came out anymore while smoking, I'd have been overjoyed. Either way, this is a cigar worth checking out and I would definitely smoke it again." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)