Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

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Cigar Details: Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Indonesia
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera Aragon
  • Blender: Riste Riatevski
  • Price: $7.00
  • Release Date: March 2022
  • Source: Jas Sum Kral

 Aaron Loomis

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

Pre-light Experience

Aaron: The Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut has a wrapper that is dark tan with a network of lightly raised veins. The seams are a bit raised and the caps decently applied. The band is black and a dullish gold and carries the line name. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of hay and cedar while the foot brings a lightly smoky oak. The pre-light draw brings cedar and a floral perfume note.
Seth: Firm in hand, and silky in texture, the Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut has a coloring of Claro and Colorado. Sandy with some hay and clay colors. Small veins throughout. The cigar has an aroma of earth, tobacco, barnyard and spices.

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

First Third

Aaron: The cigar begins with dry, toasted cedar and some light earth. At a half inch in, the earth is now pretty heavy and dry. The retrohale is a slightly lighter combination of the mouth draws. At an inch in, a light creaminess joins the profile. At an inch and a quarter, a light herbal note joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the profile is toasted cedar and earth up front with light creaminess and herbal notes in the background and the overall profile is a bit dry. The strength was slightly below medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with some cedar and cream notes that are paired with some earthiness and coffee. Just under medium in strength and body.

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Second Third

Aaron: As the second third begins, the herbal note picks up a fair amount. At a half inch in, the profile has become really dry. The retrohale is toasted cedar, earth and herbal notes. As the third comes to a close, the toasted cedar and earth are even up front, with the herbal notes in the middle and light creaminess in the background. The strength bumped up to medium.
Seth: The second third shows some cocoa and earth qualities, pairing them with the coffee, cedar and cream notes from before. Some tobacco qualities present as well. Again, just under medium in strength and body.

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Final Third

Aaron: As the final third begins, the profile has a bit of a bite to it, which I think is coming from the herbal component. At a half inch in, the bite from the profile mellows as the toast level increases. The retrohale remains toasted cedar, earth and herbal notes, but has a bit of a bite to it. As the cigar wraps up, the toasted cedar and earth are even up front, with an herbal bite in the middle and light creaminess in the background. The strength remained at medium.
Seth: The final third delivers this creamy and cedar quality that is paired with some lemon citrus and white pepper notes. Some tobacco qualities from before as well. Again, just under medium in strength and body.

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Burn

Aaron: The burn was straight through the first half and then became a bit wavy the rest of the way. The ash held on in inch and a quarter increments.
Seth: Very good burn from start to finish.

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

Draw

Aaron: The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
Seth: Very good draw throughout.

Overall

Aaron: The cigar began with dry, toasted cedar and some light earth. Some creaminess joined a bit later and then an herbal note. The second third saw the herbal note increase a fair amount. The final third saw the herbal note gain a decent bite to it. The Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut was fairly dry, with a basic and average flavor combination. The final third took a step down as a bite joined the herbal note, that wasn’t all that pleasant. Total smoking time was one hour and 48 minutes. This isn’t really a cigar I would go after to focus on flavor, but with it’s low price, might be good for smoking while doing something else as it technically performs pretty well.
Seth: Not a bad cigar, but nothing special about the blend. The Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut is well priced, but the packaging and name aren’t going to help it get over the finish line and win over consumers. I think smokers will pay the extra dollars for something more mainstream. There was some transitioning throughout, but the core flavor profile was just lacking. Nice construction, but again, not enough happening.

Aaron
Seth
AveragePre
Light
Average
AverageFirst
Third
Average
AverageSecond
Third
Average
SubparFinal
Third
Average
Very GoodBurnVery Good
AmazingDrawVery Good
AverageOverallAverage

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.30

Cost/Point

$1.32

Scoring System

Seth Geise

SCORE

5.50

Cost/Point

$1.27

Scoring System

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Connecticut

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