This is the third and final release of Room 101’s Master Collection, and was released in February of 2015. Like the previous two Master Collection blends there are 5 vitolas with a total of just over 100,000 cigars being produced. This review will focus on the Sucio vitola.
Brand: room 101
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: Sucio 7x 48
The wrapper has a sweet and earthy aroma with deep definitive veins. The band is simple, but really pops with a bright white background and glossy black lettering and a flower. The overall presentation is top notch and visually pleasing. The cold draw has a watered down coffee flavor with a hint of sweetness.
First puffs- Right from the start there is a silky smooth spice along with with earthy and woody undertones. The next couple of puffs produced just a bit of creaminess mixed in with spice.
First Third- More spice dominates here with a nice mix of white and black pepper. There is a sweet cedar flavor appearing mid way through this first third. At this point the burn line is all over the place. I would so far rate this as a strong medium bodied cigar.
Second Third- The spice has really changed into more of a creamy flavor, with spice now hitting the back of the throat. I am tasting the coffee flavor that originally showed up in the aroma of the wrapper. The draw is great and each puff produces a nice white cloud of smoke. Toward the end of this third the burn line finally starts to even out.
Final Third- With the burn line now good, the spice has came back strong and has a black pepper flavor. The creaminess is still there and helps to bring out the coffee taste a little more than before. The strength has stepped up a bit to full bodied.
Loved this cigar! From the eye catching band to the awesome flavor and changing strength, I really enjoyed this smoke. The only complaint I have here is the crazy burn line that lasted half way through the stick. The next day I picked up another Sucio and Papi Chulo (4 x 42). If you are able to find these don’t hesitate to grab a few.