Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano

At some point, many embraced the nascent potential of CBD being used in premium cigars. Riste Risteski and New Order of the Ages blender, Noel Rojas made that a reality, adding Nuggs in 2019, to the new boutique’s, Jas Sum Kral’s (tr. “I am king”), popular and growing portfolio. The year-long project resulted in the short robustos being rolled at Tabacalera de Aragon S.A preceding hemp-based CBD infusion (a reported 20mg per cigar) in a Colorado lab. Even though there are no beneficial physiological claims nor any reported ill effects from smoking Nuggs, our sole focus will be on the natural blend and performance of the cigar.

Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Short Robusto
  • Profile: Med-Full
  • Vitola: Short Robusto
  • Length / Ring: 4.5″ x 48
  • Purchased: B&M
  • Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper:Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Indonesian
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Production: Tabacalera de Aragon
  • Blade:Xikar Xi1
  • Fire: Colibri Firebird
  • PricePaid: $12.00 [Box $300.00]
  • Humidor Age: 1.5 mo.
  • Box: 25
  • Other Vitolas: N/A

Aromas aren’t strong but there’s no mistaking sweet chocolate from the wrapper and foot. The draw is nicely open which affords a solid feel for the opening profile. After a spicy, breadcrust draw, prominent floral intonations mingle with notes of toast, black pepper and toasted almonds on a toasty foundation. The finish is salty and woody and in between transitions, there are both creamy chocolate notes, an inconsistent vegetal essence and an intermittent bitter aftertaste. First and second transitions bleed into one another a bit as a zesty core of dried berries gives way to a hardy, smoky mix of earth and a menthol-like essence on the palate. Medium to full in body, Nuggs is strong in it’s flavor wheel, but not overbearing. Draw and combustion are flawless but the zesty blend and flavors, while showing promise, are inconsistent and at times incompatible. – In Fumo Pax!

N O T E S

Smoke Time: 0:49
Draw
: Open
Construction: Evenly firm, not hard; no oil; seamless; veiny; pecan shell coloring; sloppy cap; toothy; holds a strong, 1″+ ash; generous smoke producer.

Complexity: Good – promising, zesty persona looses it’s umph and flavor identity after first profile
Balance: Very good – from medium to full, the flavors and body never become overwhelming
Touch upsN/A
Combustion: Flawless
Weaknesses: intermittent aftertaste mid to late; incompatible vegetal flavors; unexplained menthol-like essence late; pricey.
Recommendation: 5 Packer

Recommendation scale:

  1. Go-to
  2. Boxworthy
  3. 5 packer
  4. Yard ‘gar
  5. NR [No Recommendation]

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