Blind Cigar Review: Jordan Alexander III | Corojo Toro

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.

Cigar Info

Premium Cigar Company’s newest release, the began shipping to retailers on February 2, 2015. Originally announced as a mid-Fall 2014 release, the release instead now marks the first release of 2015 for JA3 Cigars.

The new blend is manufactured by the and will largely replace JA3’s current blend (See August Press Release for details on rebranding/release). The is constructed with a Dominican wrapper, Dominican binder, with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler. This release is available in four vitolas; robusto (5 ½ x 54), (6 x 52), double (6×60), and belicoso (6 x 52). The three parejo vitolas feature a pigtail cap and closed foot.

The is sold in boxes of 20, with 4 sticks wide by 5 high. The MSRP for the robusto is $7.95, is $8.50, belicoso is $9.25 and double is $9.75.

Blind Cigar Review: Jordan Alexander III | Corojo ToroVital Stats:

 

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Dominican
Binder:
Filler: and Nicaragua
Factory:
Blender: Undisclosed
Number of reviewers: 5—– (shuckins) (ThaGreatWazoo) (jliu) (SosaCub4Life) (mdwest)
Price: $8.50
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: February 2015
Contributed by: Jordan Alexander III Premium Cigar Company

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Initial Impressions

Appearance: 96

“From its closed foot to its pigtail cap, everything about this stick shouts “great presentation.” Wrapped in a veiny, slightly toothy, dark, oily wrapper, the cigar has tight seams, a well applied cap and simply looks excellent.” – (mdwest)

Aroma: 92

“Wrapper aroma gives pungent barnyard, cedar and a slight hint of flowers. Foot aroma mainly consists of sweet cedar and leather. Cold draw reveals gritty dry dirt and some cedar.” – (jliu)

First Third

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Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“First third gives a medium body and nicotine experience. Lots of upfront sweet cream and milk chocolate. The finish gives an oily mouth feel with flavors of dark chocolate and cedar. Very little spice is detected. At certain parts of the first third, I get faint ripe fruit (perhaps plums).” – (jliu)

“So far, this cigar has been much milder than I expected. There is a hint of spice, mostly on the retro, but overall it’s been a smooth smoke. I have picked up some cinnamon in the sweetness. Its nice and creamy, just not much “punch” to it. It’s been enjoyable so but far not in my normal wheelhouse of cigars.” – (SosaCub4Life)

Second Third

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Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Smooth tasting cedary tobacco leads the way for an explosive leathery coffee mix. The allspice blends well with the pepper, providing a nice kick without the heat that usually comes with it. This takes the cigar in a new and improved direction.” – (shuckins)

“Wow, the second third of this cigar took a complete 180 degree turn. The initial flavor notes subsided and a stronger oak flavor came forward. The end of the second third has really come on with remnants of a campfire gathering. What a great complex change.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

Final Third

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

“This cigar has continued the powerful change into a strong complex cigar. The oak wood notes continue with a strong pepper retrohale. The black spice on the tongue has overloaded the palate and has me craving more.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

“Strength ramps up from about the mid way point and continues to increase all the way until the end of this stick, getting firmly into the medium-full (closer to full) by the final third. Coffee notes had been hard to find during the second third, but are making their way back into the profile close to the end. Very enjoyable.” – (mdwest)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 95

“The draw was very good throughout. No issues.” – (SosaCub4Life)

Burn: 90

“Started off a little uneven, maybe because of the closed foot. Although it never fully recovered, no touch ups were needed.” – (shuckins)

Construction: 95

“The construction of this cigar was near perfect to me. From the initial appearance to the continuous structure throughout, it shows that this was a well thought out cigar.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

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

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“A very enjoyable cigar to smoke. Although there was a little heat at the end, it didn’t take away from the flavors, and I would definitely smoke more of them.” – (shuckins)

“This was an absolutely wonderful cigar throughout. The complex twist from beginning to end kept me wanting more and on the edge of my seat waiting for what was too come. I can’t wait to see what this cigar is so I can grab a few for an early afternoon treat.” – (ThaGreatWazoo)

“I thought the cigar was good. I love a sweet and creamy cigar. This cigar is a mouthful of exactly that. I do wish there was more of the cedar and spice (a lot more) to mix in with the sweet cream. In other words, the cigar is seriously lacking in complexity. If I want a dessert cigar, I would go with this.” – (jliu)

“Overall, I was pleased with this cigar. It wasn’t one of the best cigars I’ve ever had, but it was enjoyable throughout. It was a great looking stick! Flavor wise, I thought it could have used a bit more punch with some spice to keep it more interesting for me… however it was a nice smoke. I would be interested to see what it was and would try it again to see how it fits with me a second time.” – (SosaCub4Life)

“Overall, a very nice smoke with enough changes to keep you interested for the duration of the experience, and a flavor profile that is right in the strike zone for me personally. I would definitely buy some more of these and consider adding them into the regular rotation if the price is right.” – (mdwest)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 85

  • Appearance 96% 96%
  • Aroma 92% 92%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 92% 92%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 95% 95%
  • Burn 90% 90%
  • Construction 95% 95%
  • Overall Experience 92% 92%

Total Score - Excellent

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