Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Prints

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Cigar Details: Jeremy Jack Prints

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Costa Rican Habano
  • Binder: Costa Rica
  • Filler: Costa Rica
  • Factory: Tabacalera Real de Felipe Gregorio
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $8.88
  • Release Date: August 2019
  • Source: Jeremy Jack

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Jeremy Jack Prints is medium brown and has some darker lines where veins are being covered. There are a couple of raised veins running the length of the cigar and the head is finished with a double cap that has a tightly wound, flat pigtail finish. The band is black with a white fingerprint and company name also in white. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of wood and stone fruit sweetness while the foot brings wood and raisin. The pre-light draw brings wood, hay and golden raisin sweetness. There is also a mild spiciness on my lips.

Pre-light Experience

The Jeremy Jack Prints has an oily, somewhat rustic Colorado Maduro wrapper shade. Veins are roughly pressed, seams tight, bunch and roll even and the man bun head is well wrapped. Aromas from the wrapper give wet barnyard, assertive red pepper and cedar. Aromas from the foot give more of the assertive red pepper and nuts. Cold draw gives hay, cedar and subtle dehydrated persimmons.

First Third

The cigar begins with aged wood, leather and baking spice. At a half inch in, some mustiness joins in to add some smoothness. At an inch in, the aged wood is replaced by young cedar and the baking spice leaves the profile. The retrohale is young cedar and mustiness. The third finishes with the young cedar, mustiness and the addition of some light black pepper. The strength in this third was mild-medium.

First Third

The beginning inch or so of the cigar has a plethora of buttered toast. Past that point, minerals, subdued red pepper spice and most prominent flavor of paper cardboard. When retrohaling, the red pepper spice is very prevalent doing a good job of waking up the senses. The finish has a lingering bread note and a slight red pepper on the rear palate. Strength is medium-full and body medium.

Second Third

The second third continues on with the young cedar, mustiness and faint black pepper. At a half inch in, the young cedar moves to more of a general young wood note. At an inch in, the youngness leaves the wood. The retrohale shows the same profile as the mouth draws of just musty wood. As the third comes to a close, a light char joins the wood while the mustiness is right behind and some light black pepper remains in the background. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.

Second Third

Thankfully, the paper cardboard note has passed, replaced by a more robust spicier red pepper. The buttered toast and minerals are still present. Strength and body is still medium plus and medium.

Final Third

The final third continues on with the lightly charred wood, mustiness and light black pepper. At a half inch in, the cigar warms up a bit and brings a light mintiness to the profile. The retrohale brings warm, toasted wood, mustiness and light black pepper. The cigar wraps up with the lightly charred and musty wood, light black pepper and mintiness. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly above medium.

Final Third

The last third is kind of polarizing. Plagued by inconsistencies, the flavor profile is at times mundane with paper cardboard and red pepper spice. At other times, some black coffee comes and goes. What is consistent is the medium plus strength and medium body.

Burn

The burn line was wavy throughout and required two touch-ups to keep things from getting two far off. In the second third, the cigar struggled to stay lit and required two re-lights. The ash held on in one inch increments.

Burn

Burn performance could use some help but overall still considered “good.” Issues due to a couple re-lights and touch-ups and minimal smoke production.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but I don’t think it led to any of the burn issues.

Overall

The cigar began with a nice combination of aged wood, leather and baking spice and some mustiness joined shortly after. The profile then started dropping flavors as the aged wood became young cedar. The cedar then morphed into a general wood note that gained some char and kept the mustiness and light black pepper and then added some mintiness towards the end. The burn was an issue with multiple touch-ups and re-lights. The Jeremy Jack Prints had a nice start for a short time and then became young and fairly simple. It never recovered after that and was average the rest of the way. I was interested to see how the new second generations from the brand would do and this first one was a bit of a miss for me. I’m still interested in smoking through the other releases, but I likely won’t be returning to this one.

Aaron
Jiunn
GoodPre
Light
Good
GoodFirst
Third
Average
AverageSecond ThirdGood
AverageFinal
Third
Average
SubparBurnGood
Very GoodDrawGood
AverageOverallAverage

Draw

The draw was also overall “good.” A bit too tight at times, taking away from the flavor experience.

Overall

The Jeremy Jack Prints was an overall average cigar. It was a mixture of good and bad flavors that ultimately didn’t do a good job of meshing together. On one hand, flavors of buttered toast, minerals and subdued red pepper spice are all tasty notes. On the other hand, when flavors such as paper cardboard rolls in and out, it really kills the entire smoking experience. I personally prefer the Aganorsa side of Jeremy Jack, so will probably not reach for another Prints anytime soon.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.55

Cost/Point

$1.60

Scoring System

Jiunn Liu

SCORE

5.60

Cost/Point

$1.59

Scoring System

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