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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Jas Sum Kral Golem Covek
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)
83
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member bstessl (Brian).  The cigar provided for this round is the JSK Golem Covek.

This is a limited release that may end up going into production in the distant future.
Too rare to know for sure but here is something from another blend: The Jas Sum Kral RED KNIGHT has all of that in a full bodied cigar along with a dessert like creaminess that keeps your interest all the way to the last puff. If your looking for a complex, smooth full body cigar with a spicy creamy finish and relaxing draw, look no further than the Jas Sum Kral. The Crna Nok - "theres a tingling in the back of the throat and while this cigar is smooth as !@#%$, I can feel the nicotine buzz coming..must be that Double Ligero kicking in. The Retro stills give the same effect but for me the sweetness in the after taste is building more. Its definitely a unique cigar."


Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
60
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Mexico
Color:
Maduro
Strength:
Full
Shape:
Toro Gordo

This cigar was enjoyed with Ice Water

Pre-Light: 18 Points of 20 Possible

This cigar arrived without a band so minus that added color my first impression was that this is a drab looking box-pressed stick. Upon removing it from the humidor prior to smoking it, I found a rich brown, slightly oily wrapper that was smooth to the touch. All veins and seams were pressed flat.  The cap was firmly attached and the closed foot lit easily. There was a tobacco aroma to the stick and the cold draw brought the taste of coffee and chocolate, which proved prophetic. The cigar seemed solidly built without any soft spots.

Light & Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

The burn veered off line twice during the second third. The first self-corrected, the second needed to be relit. Two additional relights were required in the second half. The first came when the cigar went out when I took some extra time between puffs. The second was for burn correction. The ash was a light gray and layered. It didn't look solid so I never let it grow past about 1.5 inches. My smoking time was a little over two hours, about average for me with a stick this size.

Construction: 24 Points of 30 Possible

The draw was a bit airy, causing me to puff two or three times to get the smoke going, this accounting for the lower score. Otherwise the smoke output was plentiful. The wrapper was sturdy and the cap problem free.

Flavor: 29 Points of 35 Possible

A little bit of pepper on the retrohale was a pleasant start before cream, rich chocolate and coffee took over. The finish was long and I love the way the delicious taste coated my tongue.

Spice entered during the second third but it proved to be a brief appearance. The flavors of cream and chocolate dominated. At this point I'd call the strength medium.

The lone flavor change during the final third was that the chocolate was more of the dark variety. Again some pepper appeared on the retrohale. The strength was perhaps medium-plus.

Summary

For me this was a one dimensional cigar that was dominated by it's Mexican San Andres wrapper. I wish the binder and filler had contributed more flavor. Having said that, I enjoyed what flavors I got. This is a limited release so it's future is uncertain. I would certainly smoke another. This was my first Jas Sum Kral and I'm anxious to try more.

My thanks to Brian for his sponsorship and for allowing me to participate.




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