Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Room 101 San Andres Review



 
Information:
Country: Honduras
Wrapper origin: Mexico
Wrapper type: San Andres
Filler: Corojo and Criollo
Length: 5”
Ring: 50
Cost: $6.00

Appearance (0-20): This small stick has a dark brown San Andres wrapper.  I generally don’t go for this type of wrapper, but we’ll see how it goes.  There are no physical flaws, which quickly brings your eyes to the awesome band.  As talked about before, cigar bands really do nothing for a cigar other than grabbing your attention. This one is no exception to the rule.  Room 101 has some cool artwork that wants you to pick up this stick.

Score: 18

Construction (0-20): Overall everything felt well packed and there were no roll issues either.  The wrapper came together nicely, and burned very even.  The ash held a solid coil for about 1.25”, and was various shades of gray.  The draw was very smooth, and the San Andres wrapper turned out to be quite nice.

Score: 17

Strength (0-20): This one sits smack dab in the middle of the scale as a medium.  It was no light cigar, but there wasn’t much heft either.  This is one that you can relax with, and really sit back and enjoy the flavors.

Score: 17

Flavor (0-20): The beginning gave quite a spice that lasts for close to an inch.  The flavors then move to sweet hints, which are almost fruity in nature.  I really liked the balance of spice-sweetness in cigars.  Strong cedar notes will come throughout, but you will find more subtle notes of spice in the rest of the cigar. Very well done and enjoyable.

Score: 18

Value (0-20): $6.00? Yes please!  The value of this stick I feel is on the low end, yet it was only a robusto.  Box price would drop that down even more, but it’s a great price for even a single.

Score: 19

Additional Notes: Smoked on my deck, paired with lemonade.

Overall (0-100): For the price of the stick, its quite a steal.  Room 101 is quickly becoming a favorite brand of mine.  This stick, along with the OSOK, has really impressed me.  I would recommend for you try at least give one of these a try.  I will be buying any other Room 101’s that I have yet to smoke, and will look for future releases as well.
Score:  89


2 comments:

  1. Yes, your review is right on point! I'm loving this stick right now and can't get enough of this smoke. Keep up with yours reviews and your smoking cigars!

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    1. Thanks bud. A lot of people gave it flack, but I enjoy a spicy and sweet cigar profile

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