JC Newman

November 29, 2022

Room101 Farce Nicaragua Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)

During the last week of October, General Cigar Co. began shipping the Room101 Farce Nicaragua, a new three-size line that is made entirely of Nicaraguan tobaccos. Unlike the original Farce, which is made at Tabacalera William Ventura, the Farce Nicaragua is made at Joya de Nicaragua, which Room101 has worked with it on a small number of projects.

It is debuting in three sizes:

Room101 Farce Robusto (5 1/4 x 50) — $11.70 (Boxes of 20, $234) REVIEWED TODAY

Room101 Farce Toro (6 x 52) — $12.80 (Boxes of 20, $256)

Room101 Farce Gordo (6 x 60) — $13.90 (Boxes of 20, $278)

Joya de Nicaragua is also making the Room101 The Big Payback Nicaragua, one of three new Nicaraguan puros that Room101 announced this summer. The Farce line debuted in 2018 and has since been offered in Connecticut and Maduro variants.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group, the parent of General Cigar Co., purchased the Room101 cigar brand in June. Matt Booth, Room101’s founder, is now serving as creative director for STG.

The cigar is dark and well made. It has a nice feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were orange citrus, a little citrus peel, nutmeg, toffee, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2 to 8. Nice start.

At the first third (20 minutes) there is just enough citrus peel to enhance the cigar. The orange citrus and citrus peel make a good combination with the sweet toffee notes. The nutmeg is creamy. The black coffee is rather light. The cigar is medium bodied. The black pepper is still very good and it's especially good on the finish. The finish is toffee and very good lingering black pepper. I rated the first third 94.

Moving through the second third (40 minutes) the toffee notes are coming out nicely. There's a little more black coffee at the base. The toffee notes are ahead of the citrus and citrus peel. The cigar is very close to medium to full bodied. The finish is a lot of toffee and a little black coffee with very good lingering black pepper. The cigar continues to be very good. I held the score of 94.

The cigar lasted 1 hour. The citrus made a little play upward. The citrus peel is just about gone. The toffee remains nice and sweet. There is very little nutmeg and a light black coffee base. There's still quite a bit of black pepper and it's a subtle black pepper. You don't really get it on the draw but when you hold the smoke and slowly expel it really comes out. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is toffee and very good lingering black pepper. This is a good cigar. I rated the final third 94. These are available at Smallbatchcigar.com. Use code Tinytim for 10% off.

Overall Score: 94

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