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Old 04-10-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hiram & Solomon Triple review

Hiram & Solomon cigars are produced by David Blanco. They have three cigars named for the three Blue Lodge Ranks

Hiram & Solomon Entered Apprentice Toro

This cigar has a smooth Connecticut wrapper with light coffee notes from the foot. The cold draw is just a bit tight. This morning’s beverage is a Chameleon Cold Brew pecan latte.

The initial flavors are very subtle. Coffee and leather are the leading notes. The ash is a mottled grey and looks mostly solid. The burn is starting off even.

In the first third a nice spicy tingle appears on the tip of the tongue. There is a light black pepper note in the retrohale. The ash remains solid and the burn is perfect. This a light to medium bodied cigar.

During the second third some cocoa notes sneak around the edge of the flavor profile. The smoke is very smooth and pleasant. The draw has opened up quite a bit. The ash is still very solid and the burn remains mostly even.

Approaching the final inch the flavors remain steady and complex. This is not a typical Connecticut; there is no underlying bitterness. The construction is also excellent. 9/10, Joe Bob says check it out.

Hiram & Solomon Fellow Craft Toro

This Habano beauty has one vein in the otherwise smooth and silky wrapper. It has a nice firm bunch and a pleasant nutty aroma. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.

The nutty flavor of the Habano wrapper is immediately evident along with cedar and cocoa notes. There is also a good dose of white pepper in the retrohale. The burn is very even and the ash looks fairly solid.

The first third shows this to be a very smooth medium bodied cigar. A sweetness has appeared to add to the flavor profile. This cigar is providing plentiful thick smoke. A slight burn issue has developed, but I will see if it will self correct. The ash remains solid.

During the second third the burn issue corrected itself. The flavor profile remains a very smooth medium blend. The complexity is really excellent.

Approaching the final inch the cigar swells a bit and cracks the wrapper near the burn line, which remains even. The smoke is very smooth and never gets too warm. Overall excellent construction and complexity earn it 9.25/10. Joe Bob says check it out.

Hiram & Solomon Master Mason Robusto

This cigar has a beautiful Maduro wrapper. Aromas of cocoa and leather are evident in the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a Wasatch Brewing Polygamy Nitro Porter.

The initial flavors are sweet cocoa and a touch of pepper, with pepper in the retrohale. The smoke is very smooth and plentiful. The ash is medium grey.

In the first third coffee and cedar notes join the flavor profile. This is a full bodied smoke. The ash is solid and the burn is very even. The Porter is very smooth, making for an excellent pairing.

During the second third the burn began to tunnel so I relit all around the wrapper, which seems to have fixed the problem. The flavor profile is very consistently complex. This is an excellent cigar.

Approaching the final inch the complexity of flavors remains phenomenal, both in variety and blend. Except for the one burn issue the construction is good as well. 9.25/10, Joe Bob says check it out.
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