November 28, 2015

Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut Ranflactic (5 1/2 x 30 x 50 x 19)

Video review HERE.

Matt Booth of Room 101 Cigars unveiled a new cigar at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show called “Johnny Tobacconaut”. The cigar carries a theme of “intergalatic funk”and marks the second Nicaraguan puro being released in the Room 101 portfolio.

The cigar is a limited production cigar with a total of 3,500 boxes (70,000 cigars) produced. 

Room 101 describes the cigar like this:

One small puff for man, one giant cascade of flavor for mankind is what our dear friend and comrade in arms Johnny Tobacconaut seeks to deliver unto you. We escape the day-to-day ether we know so well in search of intergalactic adventure with our latest offering hailing from the Room101 family. Unsheathe this smoke wagon of funkadelic flavor and afford yourself a micro escape from your day. The mini vacation you are about to embark upon, should you choose to accept it, will bring you one step closer to becoming that gentleman or gentle-lady of leisure we all know is within you.

Elevate and emancipate in a cloud of delicious smoke, mined and procured from the depths of the seventh planet from the sun. Johnny Tobacconaut is passing you the torch.

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Vitolas Available

Featuring the similar artesian style figural shapes found in other sizes of the Room 101 portfolio:

Fileroid: 4 1/2 x 52 x 45
Ranflactic: 5 1/2 x 30 x 50 x 19 (REVIEWED TODAY)
Chingonova: 8 x 60 x 44

This is a blind review. This is the only cigar I have and have sampled no others prior to doing this review. The cigar is beautiful to look at. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were orange citrus, boysenberry,  black coffee and a lot of black pepper rated at an 8 1/2.

About one inch in the orange citrus is gone. The boysenberry notes are still there and now there is a lot of white chocolate attached to them. There is black coffee at the base. The black pepper remains very good. The finish is sweet cream with some boysenberry notes. The lingering black pepper is very good. The cigar is medium bodied at this point.

1 1/2 inches in and there are more changes. There is now butter and brown sugar mixing into the front end flavors. The finish has a little toastiness now. Other than that everything else is about the same.

Approaching the midpoint I am a little surprised at the quick burn time. The boysenberry notes are faint and the white chocolate notes and brown sugar notes, along with the butter are rising to the top. I still get the boysenberry notes on the finish along with sweet cream and some buttery notes. The lingering black pepper remains very good. The cigar is medium to full bodied now.

Going into the final third the boysenberry notes are there just enough to give their funky flavor but the coffee notes have really come out. The white chocolate is still around. Nothing else has changed.

As the cigar wound down I lost some of the flavor notes. The boysenberry notes just about totally disappeared. Overall the cigar is still very good but the flavors made a marked decrease. I enjoyed the various flavors and this is a cigar well worth trying. I was on track to give this cigar a 93+ rating until the downturn in the final third. To be honest, some of the past Room 101 cigars were a bit more enjoyable but I would still buy this one again.

To try these cigars for yourself you can purchase them HERE.

Score: 92

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