Lyricsninja: This hit the lower end of the full strength spectrum for me, which worked very well considering the nuances throughout the smoke. It left very little to be desired. Score: 18/20
Kollarism: This one hovered between the medium and med-full category for me. It wasn’t overpowering, but gave just enough heft. The balance between strength and flavor was very well done. Score: 18/20
Lyricsninja: Complexity seems to be king in this smoke. The OSOK begins with some nice woody flavors, touched up with just a hint of pepper. It keeps those characteristics, but brings in cinnamon and other spices while keeping to a really enjoyable balance. As you progress through the stick, there are other slight flavors that tantalize the palette, adding to the experience, including an almost salty nature. The flavors all seem to remain very well and in the final half it kicks in with a flavor I can only describe as fresh herbs (think dill, sage, etc). There really isn’t a standout to be seen, but everything blends together in a nearly perfect harmony. As an additional plus, this seems to billow beautiful smoke. Score: 19/20
Kollarism: Initial puffs start off with some spicy pepper, but those quickly subside. The spice come back on and off throughout the rest of the smoke, but much more subtle. The strongest note that I grabbed was cedar, some bits of earthiness, and some more bits of sweetness. The flavors were very consistent, and they lasted from start to finish.. Score: 18/20Value (0-20):
Lyricsninja: A $12.00 retail might feel like a lot, but let me break it down. For the time it takes to smoke (2 hours), if I had to choose between two smokes at $6.00 each that would take an hour a piece or this one single OSOK, I would choose this cigar hands down. Hell, given most other cigars in the $10-$15 price range, this one would still beat almost all of them. Score: 19/20
Kollarism: I don’t often smoke cigars at retail in this price range, but I am very happy that this was purchased. $12.00 for a great cigar that lasted 2 hours is very reasonable. I’ve also been told that this was limited to around 10,000 sticks, which add even more value here. After smoking this, I quickly grabbed a few more and will hold on to them. Score: 19/20
Lyricsninja: Smoked at CI with my broski.
Kollarism: Smoked at CI, paired with water.
Lyricsninja: Let me begin by saying wow! With little knowledge of this cigar, I grabbed a couple for my brother and I to try from a small local B&M based on the packaging (see appearance does matter). I am really thankful I did. From the unwrapping of the outer layers through the end of the smoke, I was extremely impressed. Its complex, flavorful, well constructed, and all around a knockout of a choice. If you can get your hands on one of these, even in a different size, I urge you to do it. The day after smoking this, I immediately went back to the cigar shop and bought a few more to put away. This is absolutely box worthy. Score: 96/100
Kollarism: This was one of the best cigars that I’ve reviewed in awhile. Everything from start to finish was done well, and there was no disappointment in any category. Room 101 did a great job with presentation, and every follows suit thereafter. There really isn’t much more that could have been done right here. If you’re looking for a 2 hour smoke that is worth every penny, look no further. Box worthy. Score: 94/100