Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Maduro Magnum 48

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Cigar Details: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Maduro Magnum 48

  • Vitola: Short Robusto
  • Length: 4″
  • Ring Gauge: 48
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Broadleaf Maduro
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua and Pennsylvania
  • Factory: Tobacos de Aragon
  • Blender: Riste Ristevski
  • Price: $9.00
  • Release Date: April 2019
  • Source: Jas Sum Kral

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Maduro Magnum 48 is dark brown and has a couple of well pressed veins present. The seams are smooth but visible in some places due to color variation. The head is finished with a triple cap that has the top cap lifting in some places. The band is white with a dinosaur head adorned by a crown along with the line name. The band is not of the quality of previous releases from the brand. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of wood and cocoa while the foot brings graham cracker and white pepper. The pre-light draw brings an airy mixture of cocoa and wood with a mild spice present on my lips.

Pre-light Experience

The Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Maduro Magnum 48 has a maduro wrapper shade to the broadleaf wrapper. Well pressed veins, tight seams, an even bunch and roll and triple cap wraps up the looks of the cigar. Aromas from the wrapper give strong cedar and a rich, sweet nuttiness. Foot aromas tells the same. Cold draw gives dried cherries and aged cedar.

First Third

The cigar begins with an interesting combination of charred wood and chocolate. At a quarter inch in, a slight pepper joins the profile. The retrohale has a strong pepper up front with a creamy woodiness on the finish. At an inch in, the char has gone away and the wood now has taken on a dark wood character. As the third comes to a close, the chocolate has faded away and is replaced by a meatiness. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.

First Third

The first third has a great, and might I say ideal, broadleaf cigar characteristic. Medium plus body, medium strength delivery of chocolate, fudge, jammy dried and ripened cherries and earth/soil. Retrohaling brings a great mix of spicy cedar and cherries. The finish is interestingly fairly clean with a lingering aged cedar.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the dark wood, black pepper and meatiness are continuing on. At a quarter inch in, some char returns to the profile. The retrohale has settled down a bit as the wood is now defined as oak and is even with the black pepper and there is a light mustiness in the background. At an inch in, the retrohale is now dark wood forward with the pepper and mustiness in the background. As the third comes to a close, the dark wood is up front and carrying a slight char. The black pepper and meatiness are in the background and have a decent length finish. The strength in this third bumped up to medium-full.

Second Third

The second third loses out on some of the chocolate and fudge notes but picks up an espresso bean note. Furthermore, there is a greater spice presence in the form of a raw cut cedar. Strength and body continues to be medium and medium-full, respectively.

Final Third

As the final third begins, some mustiness joins the dark wood as the pepper and meatiness become very faint. The retrohale is now a musty dark wood. At a half inch in, the char and black pepper have left the profile. As the cigar comes to a close, the profile is musty dark wood with some meatiness in the background. The strength in this third remained at medium-full.

Final Third

The final third stays true to the second third with the same medium plus body and medium strength profile of espresso beans, spicier cedar and earth/soil. The finish continues to surprise as being relatively clean.

Burn

The burn was a bit wavy through the first third, then self corrected and remained straight the rest of the way. The ash held on to the halfway point and then until the cigar was done.

Burn

Burn performance was overall good. The one major issue was the cigar burning a bit too hot within the last third. Other than that, sturdy ashes, relatively straight burn line and ample smoke production.

Draw

The draw was perfect and brought a large amount of flavorful smoke.

Overall

An interesting start with dark wood and chocolate which then settled into some charred dark wood, black pepper, meatiness and mustiness. The construction was great and allowed me to focus on the flavors. This is a pretty nice addition to the brands portfolio as it has an elevated strength profile with the flavors to match. I’m very interested in trying this in a larger format to see how the flavor profile progresses. It also has me eager to try the Connecticut version. This is a perfect cigar for those that like this flavor and strength profile that are short on time. The price point is on the higher end for the size and smoking time, but for what it does produce I feel it’s acceptable. I would have no problem recommending this to others.

Aaron
Jiunn
GoodPre
Light
Very Good
GoodFirst
Third
Very Good
GoodSecond ThirdGood
GoodFinal
Third
Good
Very GoodBurnGood
AmazingDrawAmazing
GoodOverallGood

Draw

The draw was perfect, giving the ideal air flow.

Overall

I distinctly remember reviewing JSK’s Crna Nok and complaining about all the things I wish it was by being a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapped cigar. I wanted more chocolate/fudge, body, dankness, sweetness. Skip forward to the Tyrannical Buc Maduro, Riste basically addressed all my complaints. The only (minor) complaint I have is the $9 price point for the short 4×48 format. If there was a way to cut the price in half or create twice the length for the same price of the Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Maduro Magnum 48 , we would have a clear winner. Even with that said, I would still buy and smoke these because cigars to me are about the flavors.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

7.07

Cost/Point

$1.27

Scoring System

Jiunn Liu

SCORE

7.32

Cost/Point

$1.23

Scoring System

Team Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Tyrannical Buc Maduro Magnum 48
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  • Riste Buc - September 23, 2019 reply

    Booom. Smoke another and another 🙂

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