I got in touch with Frederiko Ferry from the Indonesian cigar maker Sultan cigar and he was so kind to sent me a sampler of Sultan cigars for me to try. Now some of you know that I actually started to smoke cigars on a vacation to Indonesia and the first review on my blog is from another Indonesian cigar. Sultan Cigar is located at the beautiful city of Yogyakarta, famous for the Borobudur and Prambanan temples and is worth a visit if you ever get the chance, I know I loved it, I fell in love with it, not just Yogyakarta but the whole country, the flora and fauna, the people, the food and I really need to get my fat ass back there soon.
This 5×50 robusto has a beautiful medium brown and oily wrapper with a nice band. The construction feels good and I smell a strong aroma of straw. The predraw is fine and I taste a dry tobacco flavor.
I taste a dry earthy and coffee flavor, quite full but very dry and tasted a mild bitter note with the flavors. I could clearly taste that this tobacco is different from the Cuban, Nicaraguan, Dominican and Honduran tobacco that I usually smoke.
The coffee disappears after at third and so does the mildly bitter flavor. The cigar gets a bit spicier instead and somewhat later I incidentally taste some cacao powder on the background. Halfway I also discover a herbal flavor with the earthy flavors, the spices and cacao powder. After two thirds I also taste pepper.
This cigar didn’t last me as long as I expected, just an hour and usually it takes me longer to smoke a robusto sized cigar. I got a lot of smoke from this full flavored medium bodied cigar and the smoke was reasonable thick. The firm and tight ash was light gray.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yeah I might, depending on price and availability. It is something different, which is nice every once in a while.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10