Cigar Assessor

Cigar Assessor

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wilson Adams No. 2 Robusto

Size: 5 X 50

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

I tried this stick a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I contacted the company and told them about my experience and that I would like to review this cigar. Brandon reached out and we met at the Tobacco Barn and he gave me some sticks. I met his partner Steve and the Manager of the Tobacco Barn Masashi and we talked cigars for a few hours. I will be pairing this cigar up with a Green & Blacks Organic Mint Dark Chocolate bar and Sumatra iced Coffee from Coast2Coast Roasters.

I pinched this well constructed, minimally veined, milk chocolate colored cigar from it's cellophane wrapper and smelled hay and cocoa from the foot and a sweet barnyard from the stick. I clipped the cap and took an open draw of spice and earthiness. After toasting the foot, I tasted honey and cedar from the first puffs of full white creamy smoke. Later a nuttiness added to the flavor notes in this first section. The ash was a mishmash of greys with streaks of black and it held on for this entire section.

The dense ash held on for almost half of this smoking experience before it fell. I was able to pick it up after it fell. The burn was almost perfect and I tasted hints of leather, nuts, honey and sweetness in this second third of the smoke. The smoke continued to pump out full and creamy and the draw was nice and open.

The last third and the burn was even and the ash was a nice grey in color. The elegant but simple band came off without incident of tearing, glue blobs or defects underneath the band. I tasted hints of leather, spice and mild cedar in this section. The smoke was still kicking out full.

This smoking experience is what I remember from the last Wilson Adams cigar I smoked. An excellent smoke. This is a great cigar that is a medium to full bodied smoke and would be great any time of day. I give this cigar the Cigar Assessor's Approval. If you get a chance to get one of these cigars grab a few. You'll be glad you did. -July 3, 2013

Steve Miller, Robert Anthony Meyers Brandon Wilson and Masashi Freddie Yamazaki.

You can purchased these cigars at, Tobacco Barn in Lake Forest, CA, and Hollywood Smoke in Santa Monica, CA.

You can purchase the roasted coffee I was drinking by sending an email to Kip at; or visiting his Side Walk Cafe at 2057 N Los Robles Ave  Pasadena, CA 91104.

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