January 26, 2014

Baron Robusto by Kings Cigars (5 x 52)

Video review HERE.

Kings Cigars had my number 2 cigar of 2013 with the Conde churchill. So, you can imagine how excited I was to try their next cigar. This is the Baron and it comes in two sizes; robusto and churchill. Kings Cigars has factories in the Domincan Republic and Nicaragua. This cigar has "Nicaragua" on the band so I assume it's made in Nicaragua.

Robusto: 5 x 52
Churchill: 6 x 52

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Habano Criollo
Filler: Kings proprietary blend

The cigar is well made and has a nice feel in the hand especially for a robusto.

The test draw after cutting the cap was fantastic. The initial flavors were a tangy cedar with citrus undertones, nutmeg, roasted nuts, and coffee. There was a black pepper rated at a 7.5 in intensity. The black pepper lingers very nicely on the palate. The finish is a sweet cream with some toasted notes and that nice lingering pepper. The cigar is medium bodied but I get the feel that it may move higher.

A couple inches in the cigar is burning very evenly. The main flavors now are an orange citrus with cedar undertones. The nutty flavors and coffee are still there but the nutmeg has gone away. The finish is now more of a caramel flavor and it's very nice. The lingering pepper has subsided a little. The cigar is very tasty and it's still medium bodied.

Not much changed to the end. It took 1 hour 5 minutes to smoke. The cigar ended up with a sweet cedar with underlying citrus notes. These two flavors went back and forth taking the lead at various points throughout the cigar. The nut and coffee flavors are still there. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. It's a sneaky cigar that moved from medium to medium to full bodied shortly after the midpoint. I like the flavors in this cigar; the sweet cedar and orange citrus, nuts, and coffee. This cigar did not overtake the Conde in scoring but it's a very good cigar and I'd smoke it again and again. Check the Kings Cigars website to see where you can purchase these cigars. More and more shops are carrying them and for good reason, they are great cigars!

Score: 91


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