Team Cigar Review: Sacra Folium Law of Sines Robusto

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Cigar Details: Sacra Folium Law of Sines Robusto

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Honduras
  • Wrapper: Corojo 99 Viso/Seco Jalapa Nicaragua
  • Binder: Corojo 99 Viso Esteli and Criollo 98 Seco Honduras
  • Filler: Criollo 98 Ligero Honduras, Criollo 98 Ligero Esteli and Corojo Honduras
  • Factory: Raíces Cubanas
  • Blender: Boris Grossman and Matt Airey
  • Price: $9.80
  • Release Date: July 2016
  • Source: Sacra Folium

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

The cigar has a medium brown wrapper although it does get a shade darker closer to the foot. There are a couple of visible veins. The seams are nearly invisible except for the section closer to the foot where the wrapper is a shade darker. The triple cap is applied very nicely. There are two bands. The primary band is the standard Sacra Folium band and the foot band is baby blue and says Law of Sines in white lettering. The aroma from the wrapper is leather with some sweet hay. The foot has a mild fruit sweetness like plum. The pre-light draw brings a mix of all of the pre-light aromas. Leather hits first and then a mix of hay and that mildly sweet plum.

Pre-light Experience

The Sacra Folium Law of Sines Robusto has a hearty Colorado Maduro wrapper shade. The wrapper feels of construction paper with a touch of oily content. Veins are fairly well pressed and seams fairly tight. Bunching and roll feels well done as the cigar has a firm and uniformed give. The head is finished off with a well applied, thick, triple cap. Nosing the wrapper gives dry red chilis and faint cedar. Nosing the foot provides dry white pepper and roasted nuttiness. Cold draw tells dry cardboard, salt and aged cedar.

First Third

Initial draws bring a very robust cedar. A quarter inch in, the cedar settles down and some cream joins in. The retrohale is just cedar. At an inch in, the cedar and cream are really coming together nicely. There is a slight black pepper finish as well. As the third comes to a finish, some cream joins the cedar on the retrohale. The strength in this third is slightly below medium.

First Third

The first thirds profile touches on a breadth of the flavor spectrum. Notes of bread, char, dry cocoa, leather, generic roasted nuts, dry minerality, faint dry black pepper, oak and hay. Through the nose, thankfully, the pepper is intensified, in addition to bread and oak. The finish is somewhat short, initially providing a pop of dry black pepper and finishing off with oak. Body and strength is at a medium within the entire first third.

Second Third

As this third begins, there is a nice mix of creamy cedar and black pepper. The retrohale is a slightly peppery cedar. A half inch in, the cedar transitions to more of an oak and the pepper goes away. The pepper also goes away from the retrohale and is now just cedar. At three quarters of an inch, a bit of mintiness joins into the profile of creamy oak. The retrohale has now transitioned from cedar to a slightly creamy oak. Nearing the end of the third, the mintiness is really present with a long finish. The strength in this third is slightly above medium.

Second Third

The second thirds main transition is the char, oak and hay moving to the forefront, creating moderate bitterness. Closely tailing these notes, dry cocoa, generic roasted nuts, dry minerality and faint dry black pepper. The retrohale remains the same, providing amplified black pepper, bread and oak. The finish consists of namely dry black pepper and oak, but now in a lingering fashion. Body and strength remains at the medium mark.

Final Third

As this third begins, the profile is oak with a little bitterness and the cream has gone away. At a half inch in, the creaminess returns to mix with the oak and slight bitterness. At an inch in, the cream goes away again and the profile is primarily oak. The slight bitterness is now only present on the finish. The retrohale is straight oak. This is the profile the cigar finishes with. The strength in this third was just above medium.

Final Third

The last third mirrors the second third. Still notes of dominant char, oak and hay, creating moderate bitterness. These notes are followed by dry cocoa, generic roasted nuts, dry minerality and faint dry black pepper. Through the nose, amplified black pepper, bread and oak. The finish consists of lingering dry black pepper and oak. Body and strength continues to be at the medium mark.

Burn

The burn was really good. The burn line was pretty wavy, but always kept up with itself. The ash didn’t drop the first time until about the 3 inch mark.

Burn

The burn was very good. Total smoking time was at a good 1 hour and 52 minutes. The burn line was slightly wavy and ashes slightly flowery. Ash marks fell fairly solid in one inch increments.

Draw

The draw had just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

The profile was pretty linear, but the flavors were good. Cedar, oak and some creaminess is what this cigar presented. With the flavor profile and strength level, this is easily approachable for any level of cigar smoker. Some more experienced smokers may find it too linear, but it is still an enjoyable smoke and I would recommend grabbing one to see if it fits your profile.

Aaron
Jiunn
Good Pre
Light
Good
Good First
Third
Good
Good Second Third Good
Average Final
Third
Good
Very Good Burn Very Good
Amazing Draw Amazing
Good Overall Good

Draw

Best of the best. Perfect draw, allowing me to taste all the nuances with no issues. So perfect, I never thought once about the draw.

Overall

Having this being my second Sacra Folium (first being the Malus), I am one for two on the company. This is a good cigar with favorable flavors, balance and substance. These, coupled by great construction, makes me believe the company is on its way to a good start. Looking forward to the remaining three blends in hoping I go four for five.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

6.87

Cost/Point

$1.43

Scoring System

Jiunn Liu

SCORE

7.20

Cost/Point

$1.36

Scoring System

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