Established in 2004 by Glen Case, Kristoff Cigars is one of the fastest growing boutique manufacturers in the cigar industry. They have assembled the finest master blenders with generations of Cuban cigar making experience to derive the exquisite taste of their cigars. They use high quality, double and triple fermented premium tobaccos from around the world that are then artfully blended so as to satisfy the palate of the most discriminating cigar aficionado.
This cigar has a very smooth and rich looking wrapper with a light oily sheen and a small amount of toothiness. Its dark and marbleized brown wrapper had big earthy and woody notes on the pre-light smell and was fairly firm to the touch.
1st quarter: A very smooth draw delivered flavorful spiciness along with the early stages of some sweet notes. Great, full flavor delivered from the start and the sweet earthy notes had a spicy edge to them. The draw also provided big and rich clouds of smoke with traces of spice and cedar notes. 2nd quarter: Creamy smoke with underlying spice and sweetness began coming through the nose. A very easy draw continued to produce a lot of flavorful smoke. As it progressed, the cigar provided a lot of earthy, rich-tobacco flavors on the palate. 3rd quarter: Full flavors continued as its overall strength began to slowly build. There was a nice dark gray ash with more rich-tobacco notes. Some sweetness remained on the palate with light wood and earth tones. The draw remained effortless with no resistance as a deep aroma and creamy texture were left on the palate. 4th quarter: Smooth and creamy smoke packed with flavors was in the forefront as a light spice continued developing. A rich and alluring taste of nuttiness and cocoa appeared as its full flavored profile lasted right to the end of the smoke.
The Kristoff Galerones Series Intensivo has excellent construction that provided a mostly even burn and held onto a solid, dark gray ash. It is a medium-body overall with a long flavorful finish, offering earthy rich flavors with the right amount spice in the nose and on the finish. It smoked effortlessly and was very enjoyable.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Reviewed at: The Man Cave.
Time Smoked: 1 hour 10 minutes.
Filler: Honduran, Dominican and Nicaragua.
Size: 5” x 52.