Hey guys, this is just a quick review on the new Mr. Sam that debuted at IPCPR this year... Just a few ROTT notes.
Size: 4.75x54 Robusto
Availability: 850 boxes of 10 produced
My price: $10
So this is just for anyone who was thinking about picking one of these up (or two boxes in my case) and is curious about it. Me personally, I'm no pro, and this is my first review so I'll just add some general notes.
Construction: very solid, smooth with some veins in the wrapper, good consistent color. I love the precision in the triple cap.
Cold draw: Again I'm not too good with flavors, but this one is definitely a little more bold than the Goldie 2 and 5, I cut just above the 1st cap and it has a pretty open draw, I like it.
Aroma: Definitely picking up earthiness on this one, probably some cedar and leather.
1st 3rd: Yep, the 1st third definitely reflects the initial thoughts. Definitely more mild-full than the Goldies, and even a bit more than the Little Bill. Good bit of earthiness with a bit of pepper on the back of the palette.
2nd 3rd: Starting to smooth out some as far as flavor boldness, still getting the same flavor profile but it has backed off on the power. I think this will be good after it readjusts RH
3rd 3rd: I don't know where this part went, not so much that it smoked fast. Just that this part was really smokable, nice even draw. Got a little bit of hay coming in as compared to the cedar/leather/pepper. but if I look for it those nuances are still there.
Wrap up: I'd say overall I was pretty satisfied with this one having just arrived in my Humi, and with some rest they'll definitely come around more. I did have a small tunneling issue twice that needed correction, but not bad by any means. Overall smoke time I'd say was probably 1.5 hrs, but I tend to smoke slow. I've had a few where I regretted a box, but this one isn't one at all. Definitely worth a go if you have the opportunity. I just have to compare the price to some similar smokes and might reach for one of those because of the price.
Well, that's all I have for my first cigar review as I don't consider myself a pro by any means. I hope this intrigues you guys to maybe try this, or to let it go. Ultimately everyone's experience is different and this is just my
Good night and have a good weekend, all!