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Room 101 Big Delicious

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Big Delicious is the brain child of Room 101 owner Matt Booth, and Smoke Inn owner Abe Dababneh. Smoke Inn has teamed up with various manufacturers in the past, to form what they call their MicroBlend Series.

As for marketing, hey, this is Matt Booth here (Psst! Call me <3 ). Match him up with Abe, and 70’s influenced shenanigans ensue. It is downright silly, but, when I think back to the 70’s, the flashbacks I have tie it all together. See the website for more details.

And finally… Thanks to Abe and Smoke Inn for sending me a couple samples to review.

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Wrapper: Habano 2000

Binder & Filler: Brazil, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican

Size: Torpedo 6.25 x 42-54

Price: $8.95


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was velvety smooth, yet it had an oily sheen. Sniffing the wrapper and foot, I picked up a mild odor of wood and barnyard. There were some minor inconsistencies in the packing of the cigar, but nothing was of concern. The draw was just a tad snug, but fell within my tolerances. The pre-light draw was woody, leathery, and bitter sweet.

The ash held for over an inch, and the burn required a couple minor corrections.

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The first third opened up with a smooth woody flavor. Right behind it was an easy pepper, which was similar to cayenne. After about one inch, the spice developed a nice zing, and black coffee joined in. Earthiness was far in the background. The aftertaste was a subtle bitter sweetness.

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Bitter sweetness came through a bit more in the second third. Wood, pepper, and earthiness followed. The aftertaste became sweeter, and took on a slight creamy feel. It reminded me of coffee with a touch of cream.

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The last third had the same basic flavors as before. The biggest difference was the sweetness, which developed into a bitter cocoa. The pepper and bitterness became stronger as I got to the tapered torpedo head. Over all, the flavor profile was richer and fuller bodied.

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All gimmicks aside, this was a solid medium to full bodied cigar. Looking back on all the Smoke Inn Micro Blend series I’ve had, my favorite remains the Anarchy. That isn’t to say this is bad, it’s just completely different. I think the Big Delicious is worth a try.

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