Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

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Cigar Details: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

  • Vitola: Lonsdale
  • Length: 6.5″
  • Ring Gauge: 42
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
  • Binder: Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
  • Blender: Wiber Ventura
  • Price: $17.00
  • Release Date: July 2022
  • Source: Developing Palates via Blue Smoke of Dallas

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

 John McTavish

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

Aaron: The wrapper on the Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale is medium brown with some darker marbling and has some thick veins present. The seams are a bit raised while the head is finished with a tightly wound pigtail. There are three bands, with the primary being yellow, gold, white and baby blue and denoting the company. The secondary band is red, yellow and gold and denotes the line. The foot band is red, creamy white and orange and denotes the vitola and location of origin. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of cedar and earth while the foot brings some slightly sweet cedar. The pre-light draw brings cedar and light earth along with a mid-level and long lasting spiciness on my lips.
Seth: The Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale is nice in appearance. The cigar has a lovely wrapper that is between Natural and Colorado in coloring. Bits of dark reds with dark brown. Veins throughout are small in size. Slightly rough in texture. Aromas of cedar, leather, tobacco and spices.
John: The Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale comes in cellophane and does not have a UPC sticker. For artisanal complications, it has a pigtail cap and the cigar is triple banded. The primary band is an ornate band indicating ‘Freud Cigar Co’, with the thin secondary band indicating ‘SUPEREGO’ and the final foot band indicating ‘Lonsdale Santiago D. R.’. Aromas off the wrapper included sweet tobacco, mild barnyard and hay. Out of the foot, I was picking up sweet tobacco and aged wood.
Jiunn: The Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale has a near Colorado Maduro wrapper shade. The wrapper looks of high quality, giving an oily feel. Veins are well pressed, seams tight, bunch and roll even and head is well wrapped. Aromas from the wrapper give musty wood. Aromas from the foot tell white pepper spice and stale cedar. Cold draw reveals a hint of campfire, and hay.

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

First Third

Aaron: The cigar begins with toasted cedar, earth and mild black pepper. The retrohale is toasted cedar with light earth. At an inch and a quarter, the fullness of the earth increases. At an inch and three quarters, a light creaminess joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the profile is toasted cedar just ahead of the dry earth with light amounts of black pepper and cream in the background. The strength was slightly below medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with sweet pepper spice notes that are paired with cedar, leather and hay. Bits of tobacco as well. Medium in strength and body.
John: Chocolate and sweet wood open up the first third. Mild baking spices join after a few puffs, as the first third settles into a light-plus flavor delivery. As the first third continues, some post draw leather is present, quite light, almost a background note. By the halfway point, graham cracker joins the medley.
Jiunn: The first third begins with meatiness and sharper notes of bitter cedar and dried red pepper spice. Retrohaling is the best part as it’s giving me all the dried red pepper spice and cedar without the associated sharpness and bitter tastes. The finish shows long and lingering stale cedar. Strength and body is medium.

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Second Third

Aaron: As the second third begins, the toasted cedar and dry earth are now even up front. The retrohale is now an even mix of toasted cedar and dry earth with mild black pepper. At an inch in, the black pepper picks up a bit. As the third comes to a close, the toasted cedar and dry earth are even up front with black pepper in the middle and light creaminess in the background. The strength bumped up to medium.
Seth: The second third delivered that hay, leather, tobacco and cedar profile. Sweet spices present as well. Medium in strength and body.
John: Dry wood leads off with accent components of chocolate, sweetness, bread and graham cracker. As the second third settles in, baking spices return to the retrohale. Like the first third, the overall intensity here is just over light plus, approaching medium minus at times.
Jiunn: There’s nothing new to mention for the second third. It’s still medium body and strength with flavors of meatiness, sharper notes of bitter cedar and dried red pepper spice. The off-putting aspects continue to be the bitter and stale notes.

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Final Third

Aaron: As the final third begins, the black pepper has mellowed a bit and the creaminess has departed. At a half inch in, a light wood bitterness becomes present. At an inch in, the wood bitterness transitions to an increased level of vegetal bitterness. The retrohale is now toasted cedar and dry earth. As the cigar wraps up, the profile is toasted cedar and dry earth even up front, with vegetal bitterness in the middle and black pepper in the background. The strength remained at medium.
Seth: The final third was identical to the first third. No change throughout. Medium in strength and body.
John: The last third is a similar combination to the rest of the cigar, with baking spices and graham cracker with spices and wood pairing into the post draw. Some mildly dry wood takes up the center of the profile, eventually lingering into the post draw.
Jiunn: The final third stays true to the first two thirds. Still the same sharpness and staleness in cedar and dried red pepper spice, followed by game meatiness. Strength and body is unchanged at medium.

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Burn

Aaron: The burn was straight throughout, but the cigar did go out three times without warning, requiring re-lights.
Seth: Very good burn throughout.
John: The burn was quite straight through the review with the ash holding on in one inch increments.
Jiunn: The burn was perfect. Even burn, ample smoke production, cool burning temperature and solid ashes.

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Draw

Aaron: The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
Seth: Great draw.
John: The draw was somewhat into the resistant spectrum at three notches. Personally, I prefer a smaller ring gauge to be resistant for a better smoking experience.
Jiunn: The draw was also perfect, giving the ideal air flow and resistance.

Overall

Aaron: The cigar began with toasted cedar, earth and mild black pepper. A light creaminess joined a bit later. The final third saw the creaminess depart and a wood bitterness join that later transitioned to vegetal bitterness. The Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale had an average flavor profile throughout that focused around toasted cedar, dry earth and black pepper. The bitterness in the final third wasn’t all that much of a detractor. The three times the cigar went out unexpectedly was a bit of a surprise and may have had a slight impact on the flavor. This is my first cigar from this new brand, and while it wasn’t anything all that exciting, I am looking forward to their next release.
Seth: I was left confused after smoking the Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale. I was not sure if the blend would do better in a larger size. With that, I was thrown off by the packaging. It has this band design which makes me think of a cheaper cigar from years back, but the bands were of good quality. On top of that, the cigar has a high price tag. I may buy another in a different size, but I am not sold on this cigar.
John: The Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale had an elegant and nuanced flavor profile throughout, with consistently balanced and lighter flavor combinations. The burn was perfect, and the draw was somewhat into the resistant spectrum. The SuperEgo Lonsdale is a cigar you have to pay attention to, and even at times dig to grasp the flavor nuance. With all of that said, I was impressed and will happily smoke another of these when I have an opportunity. Total smoking time was 1 hour and 54 minutes.
Jiunn: For the main wrapper band to give off the vibe of being so gentlemen like, honorable and historic, the flavor profile didn’t match. Fairly linear flavor profile with undesirable wood and spice bitterness and staleness. As such, this Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale is a pass for me.

Aaron
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John
Jiunn
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Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.30

Cost/Point

$3.21

Scoring System

Seth Geise

SCORE

5.50

Cost/Point

$3.09

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John McTavish

SCORE

6.87

Cost/Point

$2.48

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Jiunn Liu

SCORE

5.75

Cost/Point

$2.96

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Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale
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