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Island (The other ones) Reviews>Jas Sum Kral Red Knight Soloman
Don Fernando 12:42 AM 07-04-2018
Jas Sum Kral owner has his own two day cigar festival every year, Ristefari, and for the inaugural 2017 edition he decided to make a limited edition of his Red Knight cigar in a Salomon shape, called to soloman. Only 1000 of the cigars were made, 100 boxes of 10, and they were only for sale during Ristefari with a MSRP of $12. And I got two of them now, a gift from Riste.

When these 7◊58 cigars were made, Riste still had his cigars made at Tabacalera NOA, owned by Noel Rojas. That partnership has sailed, Jas Sum Kral is now made in the small factory of Roniel Aragon, a previous employer of Noel Rojas who ventured out on his own. As for this vitola, Jas Sum Kral made it again but in a variation of the Zlatno Sonce blend for Ristefari 2018 and I reviewed the cigar last month.

I am not a fan of big ring gauges but in a shape like this I donít oppose it. I mean, one of my favorite cigars is actually shaped like this. The wrapper is a tad darker than what Iím used to from Jas Sum Kral, it goes towards a dark chocolate color and it has a mild leathery look. The construction feels great, the shape is beautiful. The aroma is quite mild, woody and a bit soapy.

After cutting the cigar I taste a spicy peppery flavor with a perfect resistance. After lighting itís pepper and coffee, earthy flavors. There is also a cane-sugar tasting sweetness. The sugar is getting stronger with cedar and pepper as support flavors. Secretly the cigar gains strength and I taste something that reminds me a bit of carrots. Itís not exactly carrot but it is similar. I tasted this a few times before in cigars, and I like it. The sweetness remains, the carrot disappears, itís now a wooden flavor with some green leafy herbs, a little cinnamon and pepper. Little passed the midway point itís oak with pepper and spicy green herbs, the sweetness is gone. The pepper grows and becomes dominant in the final third, it blows all other flavors away.

The draw is great, the ash is light in color, a little frayed and with clear rings. The burn is good. The smoke is medium thick, grayish and medium of volume. The smoke time is two hours and forty minutes.

Would I buy this cigar again? That wouldnít be possible.

Score: 95

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hwgoesit 12:22 PM 07-04-2018
Looks like a beauty -
I'm with you, I like the solomon size; although, I rarely smoke them as I still find it too big for me. Close to 3 hours for a smoke requires vacation time off to partake.
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