RoMa Craft Sabertooth. A gift from a friend, or atleast a person that I would consider a friend. But let’s be honest, anyone that would give you a cigar is a friend worth having. With the Weekend I just had, this cigar has been keeping me going.
For any fan of RoMa Craft, their limited edition cigars are exquisite. If you find yourself in possession of one, count yourself lucky. Wanderlust, Black Irish, Sabertooth, or even one of their regular sticks, you are in for a tasty treat.
It starts with a nice earthy/mildly leathery scent and a outstanding powdery feel and as you can see the offset barber pole wrapper.
Per my personal preference, Tonight I am useing the Xikar Sparkplug punch from their High Performance line of products. I almost always use a punch for cigar reviews due to the duplication of results. My opinions are my own, but the facts are as accurate as I can make them. We don’t all cut the same but with a punch…you get the picture.
Cold Draw – mildly sweet, slightly fruity. Similar to the Plums I always look for in the Cromagnon and in Perique Pipe Tobacco.
My only issue so far is that I hate to light this piece of art on fire, but, after all it is a cigar. It catches flame and draws well, I would have been shocked if that was not the case.
First Taste – toast, and notes of roasted Almonds. Just a touch of cedar and a good touch of spice on the finish. There is a distinct complexity that is difficult to explain adequately.
Burn – is a little off, but it is a bit windy where I am tonight and I would expect similar results in all but a very select few cigars under the circumstances. I’m not disappointed, it’s just not a perfect burn so no pictures. Also I will not be trying for an Epic Ash but the signs are all there that it can be done.
Halfway through – a mild creamy note has emerged. Reminds me of Jalapa Valley leaf. Next time I talk to Skip or Mike I will definitely try to find out.
Strength – Medium to Full. Closer to full than I expected. Not as strong as the orange band offerings from RoMa Craft but definitely stronger than the regular brown band. Maybe a little bit stronger than the black band Cromagnon but hard to say without a side by side comparison.
Pairings – Bourbon or a good strong coffee. Some Scotch but not the super peaty varieties.
On to the Binary.
A definite 1. Now that I know how good it is I will definitely be looking forward to smoking it again.
Long Lives, Big Bowls, and Long Ashes.