Team Cigar Review: Warped Futuro Selección Suprema

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Cigar Details: Warped Futuro Selección Suprema

  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Length: 5.6″
  • Ring Gauge: 46
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ‘99
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo ‘98
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 and Corojo ‘99
  • Factory: TABSA
  • Blender: Kyle Gellis and Max Fernandez
  • Price: $8.75
  • Release Date: July 2015
  • Source: Developing Palates

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

A nice medium brown wrapper with a lighter color surrounding the veins. There are a couple of prominent veins visible. The wrap lines are slightly visible but kept tight. The caps are applied satisfactorily with some of the edges lifting. The band has a nice look to it with some classic colors. Not much aroma from the wrapper, just a very faint leather. The foot tells of a bit of barnyard and light sweet hay. The pre-light draws brings some smooth leather and a bit of graham cracker.

Pre-light Experience

The Warped Futuro Seleccion Suprema has a medium brown semi-oily Corojo 99 wrapper. The cigar feels well rolled with no soft spots and good consistency. The seams are fairly invisible and veins well pressed aside from one major vein running from the foot to the band. The parejo head is finished off with a well adhered triple cap. Nosing the wrapper provides pungent fresh barnyard and cedar. Nosing the foot gives white pepper spice, roasted dried nuts and cedar. Cold draw tells dry cardboard and lip numbing oily white pepper spice.

First Third

Initial light brings a very flavorful campfire note along with a bit of spice. After a few draws, the campfire flavor goes away and the spiciness really picks up into a spicy cinnamon with a bit of a woody background. A few more draws in, the flavor level mellows out some. Spicy cinnamon is still the primary flavor with a woody background, but the retrohale actually flips those two ratios. About 3/4 of an inch in, cream floods in and becomes primary with the cinnamon in the background and the wood going away. Right about the one inch mark, the cinnamon has completely gone away and it is now creamy wood which is the same on the retrohale. As the third continues, the cream and wood really blend together well. As the third finishes, it is a very mellow creamy wood flavor with a light creamy retrohale. The strength weighs in at right around medium.

First Third

The first few draws reveal an intense, mouth engulfing amount of dry black pepper spice on my palate. The flavors open up half an inch in, providing dark cocoa, baking spice, semi-sweet cream and charred wood. The finish is a lingering charred wood and dry black pepper spice. On the retrohale, the black pepper spice is too powerful for me, making it difficult to perform full retrohales. Roughly two inches in, the flavors open up again, now adding notes of dark roast coffee and slight increase in sweet cream. Overall, in terms of body and strength, a solid medium and almost medium plus respectively.

Second Third

This third continues with the creamy woodiness from the first third. The wood is ramping up a bit and seems to be taking on a cedar characteristic. A few more draws in and the cedar is actually becoming a slightly charred oak. There is also a hint of pepper along with it. The retrohale is primarily cream with a bit of the oak in the background. Mid way through the third, the char backs off of the oak and a little bit of black coffee makes its way into the background to go with the oak. The light coffee seems to go in and out on various draws. Nearing the end of the third, a bit of minerality makes its way into the retrohale. The third ends with a creamy woodiness and a retrohale of cream with a bit of minerality. The strength in this third was also at medium.

Second Third

The second thirds flavor profile is less sharp/intense as compared to the first thirds flavor profile. The black pepper spice has tapered down, now melding better with the other flavors (semi-sweet cream, dry biscuit, baking spice, charred wood). Through the retrohale, intense black pepper spice and amplified baking spice. At this point, the strength has increased to a solid medium plus, while body still stays at a solid medium.

Final Third

As this third begins, a bit of the minerality has made its way into the mouth. The retrohale becomes even creamier and still maintains the level of minerality it had before. A slight char comes back to the woodiness and a bit of bitterness is becoming present on the retrohale. The bitterness faded away as quickly as it arrived and the smoke began to gain a bit of meatiness to it. It is now much fuller than it was previously. Mid way through the third, the smoke becomes a bit drying as it is carrying a primarily woody flavor. The remaining third finishes with the primarily woody flavor with a bit of cream and drying smoke. The strength in this third remained at medium.

Final Third

Last thirds flavor profile starts the way the second third ended (tapered black pepper spice, baking spice, charred wood, dry biscuits, semi-sweet cream). With about an inch and a half left, the cigar picks up slight bitterness but not enough to overshadow the aforementioned flavors. The strength is still at a medium plus, giving me a slight head buzz. The body stays at a consistent solid medium.

Burn

The burn was very good through the first half of the cigar. As the second half began, a section of the wrapper stopped burning and the smoke became thin, so rather than let it possibly go out, I touched up the wrapper to maintain the burn. In the final third, I had a tough time keeping the cigar lit and it required multiple relights.

Burn

The burn rate was rock solid. I was able to get a nice 107 minutes out of the cigar. The ashes held on strong averaging 1.5 inch ash marks. However, twice (once in second third and last third) the cigar randomly went out, requiring a re-light. Not a big deal as this did not alter the flavor profile.

Draw

The draw was just slightly tighter than I prefer, but nothing that really effected the performance.

Overall

The fullness of flavors in the first third was very good. Things began to mellow out after that and primarily became creamy and woody for the remainder of the cigar. The burn let the cigar down in the second half which was unfortunate. The strength level was right at medium the entire way, so it is a cigar that would fit with most smokers. I had higher hopes for this smoke and would be interested in revisiting it to see if a better burn led to an increase in the fullness and quality of the flavor. I would recommend giving this a shot to almost anyone to try and see if it’s up your alley.

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

Draw

The draw, simply put, was perfect. Well done TABSA.

Overall

This was a fairly sharp and robust rendition of Kyle’s Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo blend. The first third was a bit intense for me, as I felt the blend wasn’t as balanced as I would have liked. The second and last third was more my jam, as the flavors tasted still robust but more balanced. I’m interested in purchasing a fiver or tener to age as I believe this will be a great cigar to lay down.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

6.60

Cost/Point

$1.33

Scoring System

Jiunn Liu

SCORE

5.93

Cost/Point

$1.47

Scoring System

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