So we got going with the Sobremesa in 2015, then years later the Sobremesa Brûlée, and now a spin on the spin being the Sobremesa Brûlée Blue. The Sobremesa Brûlée & Sobremesa Brûlée Blue don’t come to us without a bit of controversy. Many believe they are constructed with an artificially sweetened tip, although Steve Saka has stated that is just simply not the case. Either way, we are going to get into it!
Construction - Would we or could we expect anything but amazing from Saka? The short answer is no, and like most everything produced under his name, the Sobremesa Brûlée Blue is at the top of the game. It’s tan, it’s fuzzy, it’s basically a new aged liberal hippy.
Burn - Also as anticipated and was an exception burn on both samples smoked. At six and a quarter inches, things can go wrong, and the majority of the time, they do, but not this one. Both samples boasted easy draws with great smoke production. The icing on the cake is how wonderfully consistent the burn was. It’s this kind of burn that lets you not break focus on the flavors., and speaking of flavors...
Flavor - Sweet tip or no sweet tip? We (like many others) believe there is certainly an artificial component to it, and even if that notion has been dispelled by Saka, with the thought that his sentiments were just a lie, it doesn’t really matter. The viral discussion around whether it is or isn’t certainly got the industry talking and interested. So what about everything else this cigar offers? To start the sweetness and the subtle pepper make for a pleasant combination, but as we expected the impact of sweetness dissipates and the cigar transitions to a smooth nutty, earthy, and slightly salty flavor profile as the cigar heads out of the first half. The second half is really filled with more mild and sober flavors. It’s still earthy and smooth, but turned down a notch. What was really enjoyable with an injection of a nice wood flavor in the last part of the final third. It was like a timpani roll ending a musical composition, essentially wrapping a nice bow on the event,
This cigar isn't inexpensive. It's $15.00 for this Connecticut, which to us is pretty hard to swallow, but sweet tip or not, this is a pretty darn good cigar. The fact is though, it is still a Connecticut and for us holds a subpar existence in comparison to other cigars in the same price range.
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