Blind Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral | Toothpick 2.0 HabanoCigar Info

The | Toothpick is the latest smoke from and . It is meant to be a smoke for any time of day with a medium body and little spice. The Toothpick comes in two versions , and Maduro.

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 2.0 version of the Toothpick made it’s debut at Restefari 2018. Our CMO Matt attended the even and write a nice article here. The Toothpick comes in 50 count boxes.

Blind Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral | Toothpick 2.0 HabanoVital Stats:

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Binder: Undisclosed
Filler: Undisclosed
Factory: Tabacalera de Aragon S.A
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 5 Dave W. (mdwest) Ryan H. (Ryan H.) John A. (Bostoneo) Matt (Mattehh) Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
Price: $6.00
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: March 2018
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Blind Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral | Toothpick 2.0 HabanoInitial Impressions

Appearance: 88

“This cigar has a nice cocoa brown wrapper with minimal veins and looks to have no imperfections in wrapper.” –Matt (Mattehh)

Aroma: 90

“The aroma has just a slight hint of sweetness to it that reminds me of graham crackers. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

Blind Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral | Toothpick 2.0 Habano

Blind Cigar Review: | Toothpick

First Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The cigar tastes much like it smells with a flavor profile filled with leather and graham cracker type notes. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

“Off the bat, sweet damp earthy flavors flood the mouth as a deep char flavor follows. This all subsided and takes on an oaky, earthy, white pepper and slightly floral note. Simply delicious.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Second Third

Blind Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral | Toothpick 2.0 Habano

Blind Cigar Review: | Toothpick

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

“A huge spicy pepper blast hits along with malty undertone. This tames down and is followed by an almost fruity, slightly spicy, raspberry jam and more cubanesque floral notes. Complex and tasty. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“The second third had a real noticeable uptick in strength. It was rather to the point with the strength. Literally, smooth then I sat back and thought, wow this cigar just got a lot stronger. The flavors were still on point with heavy grass, earth, and barnyard. With the increase in strength, no increase in pepper came through. The power of the cigar just came through.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The cubanesque floral flavors persist into cigar smoking bliss with a delicate touch of spice. No more transitions take place however I get to enjoy this wonderful ending!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“The final third backed off slightly and was a real crisp and clean finish. The burn straightened out during the second and final thirds and did not need to be retouched. A little char developed towards the very back end of the cigar. Overall, a real nice finish.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“The draw was good. I used a straight cut and was offered an abundance of smoke and flavor.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Burn: 90

“The burn was decent. In the first third, touchups were needed. Towards the end of the second and into the final third, the burn straightened up and let me focus on the overall complexity of the cigar.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Construction: 91

“No problems, wonderfully constructed. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 92

“A very nice cigar overall with flavors that mesh well together, an even and cool burn, and excellent construction. I will certainly seek this one out again after the review and will recommend to others. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

“With the negative points I have described, I can say that the cigar performed well and the profile was interesting. While the cigar did try to become unbalanced several times, it found harmony in the end. I would smoke more.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“This was one tasty and complex cigar that reminded me of a favorite Cuban, Cohiba Magicos. The various flavors provided a good amount of complexity that kept the experience interesting the whole time. Construction was top notch on this great smoke. Buy me a box please!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“Even with the construction issues, I did enjoy the cigar. Flavor was nice but lacked complexity and transitions. I would toss this when it got to the band since the last thirds got a little bitter. Draw was good so that lead to full thick smoke.” –Matt (Mattehh)

“This cigar started with some bitter undertones. It then mellowed out and was very appeasing. Once the strength picked up, that is when the cigar really became interesting. I like a medium-full cigar and this thing got there very rapidly during the second third. There was a good balance of flavors and a nice amount of smoke and strength. Please do yourself a favor and grab some of these. Enjoy and be prepared for the complexity and development to grow on you.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 69

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
Dave W.959090909090959592
Ryan H.859588908592909092
John A.8792929590100959592
Matt909090909095858890
Steve878888889088858890
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Blind Cigar Review: | Toothpick

Overall Score – 90 – Very Good

  • Appearance 88% 88%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 89% 89%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 91% 91%
  • Burn 90% 90%
  • Construction 91% 91%
  • Overall Experience 92% 92%