JC Newman

May 31, 2015

601 La Bomba Sake Bomb (4 1/2 x 42)

Video review HERE.

The Sake Bomb shares the same Nicaraguan habano wrapper and Nicaraguan binder as the original 601 La Bomba blend but with a tweaked blend in the filler tobaccos for the smaller size to give it a stronger profile.

Factory: La Zona Cigar Factory
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

The cigar is small so you really can't get a feel for the density in the hand, however here is a shot of the foot.

The 601 La Bomba Sake Bomb is well made and a dark brown in color. The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a sweet boysenberry and a ton of leather with some dry wood. The pepper was a black pepper rated at an 8. There is a tremendous amount of leather at light up. The boysenberry notes are very sweet. Nice combination.

About one inch in the ash is intact and very white! There are now sweet cedar and cream notes to go along with the boysenberry. There is some buttery notes also. The leather notes are being challenged by the sweeter notes. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is a dry woodsy cream with a touch of leather, along with some lingering black pepper.

Close to the midpoint the ash is still intact. The boysenberry notes are still around and they combine with the sweet cedar and buttery cream. The leather notes have backed down and are now secondary to the sweeter flavors. The cigar is still medium to full bodied at this point. The finish is now a sweet cream with some buttery notes.

The Sake Bomb ended with the  loss of boysenberry. The sweet cedar really came out along with brown sugar. There was still a touch of dry wood. The leather continued to drop but it's still hanging around. The finish was unchanged. The cigar is now full bodied but not overpowering. This was a great short cigar. I was very impressed with the flavors. The 601 La Bomba Sake Bomb is available here, so give them a try.

Score: 93

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