Cigar Details: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32
- Vitola: Toro
- Length: 6″
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
- Binder: Mexican San Andrés Negro
- Filler: Nicaragua, Bright and Red Virginia and St. James Parish Perique
- Factory: Joya de Nicaragua
- Blender: Steve Saka
- Price: $15.30
- Release Date: November 2021
- Source: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
Aaron: The wrapper on the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 is a marbled dark brown and has some lightly raised veins present. The seams are a bit raised while the caps are perfectly applied. There are two bands, both with a blue and gold color combination. The primary band has a star and some border artwork while the foot band denotes the line and version. The aroma from the wrapper is a combo of fired peat and fire cured smokiness. The foot brings a more concentrated version of the same combination. The pre-light draw brings a combination of airy cedar and the peaty/fire cured smokiness.
Seth: The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 has a nice chocolate brown coloring and it is a Colorado Maduro to Maduro color. Medium sized veins throughout with a coarse texture. Well constructed and firm throughout. Aromas of tobacco, sweet fruit breads, currants and spices.
Aaron: The cigar begins with toasted wood, mustiness and light smokiness not directly attached to the wood. At a half inch in, the wood is now more defined as oak. The retrohale is a mirror image of the toasted oak, mustiness and smokiness. At an inch in the toasted oak and smokiness are integrating a bit more and really coating my tongue while the mustiness is still right behind those notes. As the third comes to a close, the toasted oak, smokiness and mustiness are all even with the overall profile being a bit dry. The strength in this third was right at medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with a flavor of stone fruits, fruit bread and damp earth. There are some spices present as well, sweet baking spices and it has that pipe tobacco vibe. It is very earthy and fruit bread like with spices on the finish. Not overly sweet, but present. Medium in strength and body.
Aaron: The second third begins with the toast level on the oak becoming pretty heavy. The retrohale remains close to a mirror image, but has a slight creaminess to it. As the third comes to a close, no real changes as the heavily toasted oak, smokiness and mustiness are all pretty close to even. The strength has bumped up to slightly above medium.
Seth: The second third is really a continuation of the first third. Fruit bread notes with damp earth, pipe tobacco flavors and baking spices. Medium in strength and body. Very little transitioning and complexity.
Aaron: The final third continues with the heavily toasted oak, smokiness and mustiness. The retrohale maintains all of the core components along with some added creaminess. At an inch in, the heavily toasted oak transitions to char. The cigar wraps up with the charred oak, smokiness and mustiness. The strength remained at slightly above medium.
Seth: The final third was right in line with the second third. Strong fruit bread qualities with damp earth and baking spices. Pipe tobacco notes too. Medium in strength and body.
Aaron: The burn line was a bit wavy throughout. Starting in the second third, the cigar went out four times, requiring re-lights.
Seth: Even burn line throughout.
Aaron: The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
Seth: Very tight draw.
Aaron: The cigar began with toasted wood, mustiness and light smokiness. The wood became more defined as oak at a half inch in. The second third saw the toast level become very heavy. The final third saw the toast transition to char. The burn was a bit of an issue as the cigar went out four times. The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 was quite monotonous as the flavor profile was concentrated around the core set of flavors that coated my tongue and weren’t all that exciting. The degradation in the final third with the char joining just capped off the not so great performance. Thus far, this is my least favorite of the series. Not one I’d come back to.
Seth: The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Stillwell Star Bayou No. 32 is my least favorite of the Stillwell Stars. I was not born in the Bayou, and I did not serve in the Navy. Too one dimensional and lacking. The fruit bread flavor, which was not a positive experience, was too much. Paired with the earth and spice notes, it just didn’t take off. Medium in strength and body with decent construction. Again, I would smoke the tobacco on it’s own, but a pipe cigar does not work.
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