Personal Cigar Review: ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor’s Edition

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Cigar Details: ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor’s Edition

  • Vitola: Lancero
  • Length: 7″
  • Ring Gauge: 40
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
  • Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
  • Blender: Henderson Ventura
  • Price: $11.50
  • Release Date: December 2019
  • Source: ADVentura

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor’s Edition is medium brown with some darker marbling. There is a lone raised vein that runs down the front of the cigar. The head has a single cap that is finished off with a thick twist. There is a significantly raised wrinkle on one side of the head. The thick twist apparently is included in the length of the cigar as without it, it doesn’t reach the advertised 7 inch length. The band is the traditional design for the brand and this line uses black print on a white background. The line name is on one side of the band while the company name is on the other, but is mostly covered due to the small ring gauge. The aroma from the wrapper is musty earth while the foot brings a general wood note. The pre-light draw has a subtle profile of wood and a rose like floral note.

First Third

The cigar begins with cedar, dry earth and mustiness. At a half inch in, the cedar gains a subtle sweetness. The retrohale is lightly sweet and spicy cedar, mustiness with some dry earth in the background. At an inch and a half, the cedar has an aged profile but maintains the subtle balance of sweet and spicy. The strength in this third was mild-medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the cedar remains aged, but the sweet component has left. The dry earth is now quite faint. At three quarters of an inch, the dry earth has picked back up as the spiciness of the cedar has also increased. The retrohale has the cedar and dry earth up front with the mustiness right behind. At an inch and a half, the dry earth has the lead with the cedar and mustiness even in the background. As the third comes to a close, all of the components are now even. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly below medium.

Final Third

The final third begins with the dry earth and cedar up front and the mustiness right behind. The cedar has an increased spiciness. At three quarters of an inch in, the cedar gains some char. The retrohale is charred cedar and mustiness. The cigar finishes with the charred cedar and mustiness up front and the dry earth far in the background. The strength in this third remained at slightly above medium.

Burn

The burn was pretty straight throughout, but the cigar went out four times during the smoking experience, requiring re-lights. I’m sure this took a bit of a toll on the overall flavor profile.

Draw

The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

The cigar began with cedar, dry earth and mustiness. A subtle sweetness joined the cedar fairly quickly. The second third saw the sweetness drop out. The final third saw some char join the cedar. The burn wasn’t great as it required four relights and strength just built up to slightly below medium. The ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor’s Edition started with a nice profile, but from the second third on, it dropped down to average. The re-lights likely played into the dropping of enjoyment. I was liking how things started and was hoping for that to continue, but it wasn’t to be. The overall profile was nice and mellow with low strength, and I’m liking what I’ve tried from the brand. I’d just like to see if a revisit provides a better burn and a good flavor profile that lasts longer.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.70

Cost/Point

$2.02

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
GoodFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
SubparBurn
AmazingDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor’s Edition
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor’s Edition

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