Blind Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral | Toothpick 2.0 Maduro RobustoCigar Info

The JSK Toothpick is the latest smoke from and Riste Riatevski. 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 Habano, 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. Today we are reviewing the  | Toothpick 2.0 Maduro.

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

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Undisclosed
Filler: Undisclosed
Factory: Tabacalera de Aragon S.A
Blender: Riste Riatevski
Number of reviewers: 5 Mickey T. (irratebass) Ryan H. (Ryan H.) John A. (Bostoneo) Dave W. (mdwest) 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 MaduroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“A beautiful rustic brown wrapper with medium veins and adorned by a double cap. There is a slight box press like Padron thousand series and this cigar feels very well in the hand construction wise.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Aroma: 91

“The cigar provides a strong aroma of oily leather pre-light. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

First Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“There’s a nice sweetness mixed with wood early in this smoke that is hitting my palate just right. There is some nuttiness with cream on the retro that just coats the tongue. There is a gorgeous white ash forming.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“Upon a quick light with a soft flame, char, cinnamon, and leather flood the palette. Judging how fast this cigar is burning this is going to be a quickie as I am already an inch in after 5mins. The initial flavors begin to calm down as bright white ash forms at a rapid rate. No change except for the mellowing of the initial flavors for this third.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Everything comes together very well in the second third. Flavors intertwine and meet with a good spicy chocolate. The cigar is smoking kinda fast it is quite the short cigar though.burn and draw are spot on.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“The second third continues with oak wood and a little char. A really nice blend, but not a lot of complexity. The ash is strong and holds on throughout the entire second third. A nice smoke so far.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The final third heats up a little with a fair amount of pepper taking over. The oak wood and char are still present with a mixture of walnuts. The end is very smooth and crisp. Great ending to this quick smoke.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

“The last one third is even better. The flavors of the profile are stacked so well it is hard to indavidualize, but collectively it is a nice sweet earth with some spice on the retro. Wonderful cigar” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 94

“There wasnt a lot of room for improvement on the draw. The cigar offered just the right amount of resistance from beginning to end. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

Burn: 93

“Very good burn on this cigar. The ash was thick and held on throughout the smoke. Well done.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Construction: 89

“Excellent construction, no issues, and plenty of white ash” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

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

“This was a nice cigar to smoke. It reminded me of something I’ve had before, maybe just certain tobaccos or something. There was a nice sweetness along with some wood & earth tones, followed by cream to even it out. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“Its not often you find a cigar that looks good smells this good and performs just as good as it looks and smells. If this cigar isn’t box worthy no cigar would be.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“This cigar started off kicking with a pleasant flavor profile, huge smoke clouds, and a near perfect draw BUT the second half didn’t match up to the much better first half. On the back end bitterness pretty much took over and ruined what could of been a completely decent smoke. The construction needed a bit of work to as this thing vanished in 35 minutes; yes I took my time smoking it to. Would I reach for one again? Maybe to see if I got similar results…” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“A quick smoke, with a nice flavor profile, but it lacked a “wow” factor for me. If the price is right I could see it making it into regular rotation for when something simple, straightforward, and short is in order. I will likely give it another go after the reveal is made. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

“This was a really good quick cigar. Made for an easy to smoke mid-afternoon break. Grab these and you will not be disappointed. Great build, great profile, and great amount of time.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 37

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
Mickey T.928588878788889588
Ryan H.9292959710095979095
John A.928890857595978888
Dave W.929088878795909088
Steve889290908793939092
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lind Cigar Review: | Toothpick 2.0 Maduro

Overall Score – 90 – Very Good

  • Appearance 93% 93%
  • Aroma 91% 91%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 88% 88%
  • Final Third 88% 88%
  • Draw 94% 94%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 89% 89%
  • Overall Experience 89% 89%