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Friday, March 15, 2013

Kristoff Sumatra Robusto

Size: 5 ½ X 54

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Brazilian

Filler: Cuban Seed Dominican, Cuban Seed Nicaraguan


Today I got my recent order from Tampa Humidor and I felt like a kid on Christmas Day as I opened the box and unpacked its contents. Now I need a bigger humidor. I have two humidors but prefer all my sticks to be inside one.

Since I have two different Kristoff Cigars in the package and I already smoked many Maduro Ligero Matadors, I am going to smoke the Kristoff Sumatra Robusto.  

I walk to the Jacuzzi set up shop and get in. I will be drinking filtered water and listening to Marvin Gaye’s - What’s Going On, an old favorite of mine which I heard for the first time on 8-Track.  
This sandy brown stick with its shaggy foot and pigtail cap is light on veins and has a light sheen to it. These sticks come bare back. The band is pinkish red in color with the Kristoff name aching so slightly across the front in gold wrapped creme colored letters.

I take a sniff and cocoa and barnyard are the smells I inhale. I twist off the pigtail and take a dry draw and cinnamon stick flavor is what I taste. The draw is very smooth and open.
I light the shaggy foot and taste wood and citrus notes. The white smoke is full and velvet. Later in this third hints of roasted coffee are dominant.
As the first third of the cigar draws to a close, the grey ash with black highlight falls off after holding its form. The burn is slightly uneven.

The next third and the citrus returns and hints of cedar and wood appear in my mouth. The smoke is still flowing full and the burn is a little uneven.

Wood, cedar and coffee round off the last third of this stick as the burn becomes even and the smoke is still kicking on full strength.
I smoke this cigar until I can’t anymore. Here is another Kristoff that is a great smoke. I have become a big fan of his line of cigars and confidently recommend them to cigar smokers everywhere.
Robert Anthony Meyers

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