Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Famous Smoke Shop 80th AnniversaryCigar Info

As a part of their 80th Anniversary celebration of being in business, released a series of celebratory cigars each made with a different manufacturer. One of the more buzzed about blends for this series was the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust 80th Anniversary. Other manufacturers contributing to the famous 80th series are , Romeo y Julieta, , E.P. Carrillo, and Arturo Fuente.

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.

The cigar itself is a 6 x 52 box-pressed blended with 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos, including a Sun-Grown wrapper, and rolled at ( American Cigars S.A.). The cigar launched in October of last year at the Easton, Pa.-based retailer. The MSRP for each cigar is $15.

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Famous Smoke Shop 80th AnniversaryVital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Sun Grown
Binder:
Filler:
Factory: American Cigars S.A. ()
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 () (irratebass) (Unpossible_1) (Keikan Jim)
Price: $15.00
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: October 2019
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Famous Smoke Shop 80th AnniversaryInitial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“Great looking box pressed cigar that appears to be a . Smooth to the touch, plenty of visible seams, but not seeing any veins on this very dark wrapper.” – (irratebass)

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Famous Smoke Shop 80th AnniversaryAroma: 89

“Barnyard and unsweetened cocoa along the wrapper.” – (Unpossible_1)

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | 80th Anniversary

First Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Draw is a little tight draw is a pet peeve of mine it really effects the whole experience either positively or negative, I don’t like the draw, but the profile is amazing and makes up for it citrus hits the front of the palate leather and earth in there and a little ground pepper. You get a little more spice through the nose than across the palate. The cigar is still quite smooth. Very strong espresso just on the finish.” – ()

“Cold draw reminds me of having a Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup and milk as a kid….delicious.
Upon lighting and the first few puffs greet me with leather and unsweetened cocoa with just a slight touch of cinnamon spice. Complexity isn’t very high, with the continuance of leather and unsweetened cocoa so far in the first third.” – (Unpossible_1)

Second Third

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | 80th Anniversary

Flavor: 91
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“As I approached the second third, several soft spots developed which affected the burn. I elected to not touch it up to see if it would correct itself. The flavors remained fairly consistent with the first although there was a slight shift with some dark fruit overtaking the cherry coke note from earlier. The burn line never quite corrected and required a light touch up.” – (Keikan Jim)

“Flavors are staying the same with the chocolate sweetness, but there are some walnuts trying to creep in….pretty good. Strength is the same.” – (irratebass)

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | 80th Anniversary

“The final third isn’t much change from what it offered so far; the leather came back and the sweetness throttled down a little. Not the most exciting cigar, but the flavors are definitely not muted either. Just a straight forward smoke.” – (Unpossible_1)

“Molasses sweetness develops as the cigar darkens up espresso becoming more powerful as well.” – ()

Overall Impressions

Draw: 89

“Nice draw, there was some resistance, but it was open enough ” – (irratebass)

Burn: 89

“Burn stayed wavy for much of the smoke, and then tried to canoe a bit during the final third. A quick touch up stopped it from getting out of hand.” – (Unpossible_1)

Construction: 91

“I couldn’t find one negative aspect of the construction the cigar looked very well put together, from one of the best factories in the world I would imagine.” – ()

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 89

“Definitely worth a box I hope all the cigars don’t draw like this one. The profile is quite amazing though.” – ()

“This cigar wasn’t anything special, but I liked it alright. I got some nice chocolate cake sweetness with hints of walnuts to round it all out. ” – (irratebass)

“Pretty straight-forward smoke with some delicious chocolate pie halfway through. I could see revisiting this again, after some time to see if the flavors hold up. Quality was there and I would smoke it again.” – (Unpossible_1)

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Famous Smoke Shop 80th Anniversary“The flavor profile of this cigar was not in my wheelhouse but I’m sure it fits for many smokers. The burn and construction was decent but I would not put it in the top of its class. I’d pass on a purchase but if you like dark fruit and licorice notes it’s worth a try.” – (Keikan Jim)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 111

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Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust | 80th Anniversary

Overall Score – 90 – Very Good

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 91% 91%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 89% 89%
  • Burn 89% 89%
  • Construction 91% 91%
  • Overall Experience 89% 89%