"I want to smoke another one of these refined, delicious cigars immediately. I’m so curious to see if the flavor profile is consistent amongst other samples because if they are - it is without a singular doubt box-purchase worthy. Seek this excellent cigar out immediately before I buy them all!" -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"I really enjoyed this cigar. Transition of flavors was noticeable, but subtle. Draw, burn, finish, flavors, construction, complexity, all admirable. Ultimately, I would buy this cigar." -Randy B. (randobush)
I have always been a fan of Kristoff cigars and this cigar doesn’t disappoint. I was a big fan of the Kristoff DS4 from the Galerones series. I was happy to see that blend made itself back into the portfolio and is a staple in my humidor for a nice cigar with my morning coffee.
"I struggled with the rating on this one. I ended up giving it the benefit of the doubt and rating it "good" instead of "fair" because it was not in my wheelhouse. Overall, I wouldn't want to smoke it again. It strikes me as very similar to several homerolls I've tried, the flavor profile was overly syrupy, and lacked clarity. I tend to prefer a cleaner flavor profile. It's not for me, but fans of sweet cigars or sumatra wrappers might appreciate this one." -Derek (StogieNinja)
"This cigar wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t complex, and it was rough goings early on with a tight draw that eventually opened up to acceptable levels of airflow. While I wouldn’t seek out this cigar to smoke again, to use a favorite line my hero Larry David, “having said that” I could think of worse ways to spend 52 minutes. " -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
AlanAllBlind Cigar ReviewsCoronaDominican RepublicFeaturedJames H.John I.Kevin J.La Barba CigarsTony Bellatto·
"Magnificent cigar. Loved it. Perfect format for me personally, and a flavor profile to match. Big, bold flavors of earth with a world wind tour of coffee, molasses, spices, peppercorns and a bit of an anisette flashing around on the finish. Tremendous construction, nearly flawless. Very extremely well made. Nice progression in terms of strength, starts out very manageable and builds to an agreeable and enjoyable full body by the end. Quite possibly the perfect cigar to follow a big meal. I'm buying boxes. No doubt about it. " -John I. (John I.)
"What made the cigar unique is that while the primary flavors of citrus, meats, and chocolates were always there, the aspect of those flavors changed. You start off with a nice grilled steak and then you moved to a barbecue, and then you finished with something that was overly prepared. Or you had a nice citrus peel, that went dry. And then you finished with an unripened fruit. Very unique.I I found that rather interesting and I would definitely give this a try again." -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
AllCornelius & AnthonyCoronaErik EspinosaFeaturedIPCPRMickey T.NaturalNicaraguaQuick Cigar ReviewsRosado·
This was a very enjoyable cigar. There were plenty of flavors to keep me interested and kept looking at the cigar like mmmm mmm. This cigar would an excellent choice as your first cigar of the day with your favorite cup of joe. The draw was very nice and open, and had a razor sharp burn that needed no touch ups. I smoked the cigar with an inch to go, and would liked to have continue on, but it went out.
"Overall this cigar did not perform very well. The first third was great and if the cigar had performed the entire time the way that first third did it would have been a totally different experience. The cigar did not want to stay lit and it really fell flat. " -Zane G. (Zane)