The Warped Maestro del Tiempo debuted at IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas. Kyle Gellis and the folks at Warped actually had a few different releases at this year's trade show. We sat down with Kyle on Day 4 to get some insight on the new blends. Jump to the 2:03 mark for info on the Maestro del Tiempo.
Warped Maestro del Tiempo 5712
Size: 4.5 x 52
Vitola: 5712 - Robusto
Wrapper: Nicaragua Jalapa Corojo ’99 Clara
Filler: Nicaragua Criollo ’98 and Corojo ‘99
Cigars smoked for review: 1 per reviewer
Cigars for review were provided by Warped Cigars
Note: we used the CigarFederation Rating System
Rob's Rating - 93 AKA "Box Split"
Chances are that you've heard about Warped. The forums and pics from the CigFed app are always packed with Warped releases. These cigars have become a staple for us and everything from La Colmena to La Hacienda have been hits. The Maestro del Tiempo is right up there with La Colmena.
Flavor: The Maestro del Tiempo started out with notes of creamy cedar, mild baking spice and nutmeg along with some doughy bread. A lovely white spice picked up on the retrohale at the one-inch mark. As the cigar progressed the profile smoothes out and took on a buttery finish.
The middle portion offered up a flavor profile that consisted of cream, baking spice, cedar, mild anise and a mild sugar cookie sweetness. The white spice on the retro kicked up a bit and set things off very nicely.
The final portion was super creamy and toasty with a mild honey note on the tongue. The spice on the retro smoothed out a bit as the cigar finished up.
Construction and Performance: The construction was basically perfect. Both the wrapper and the cap were super clean. The burn was straight and the ash held strong. The ash was a bit flaky at points, but that was about it.
Final Thoughts: I loved this cigar and I will be buying several. I'll probably end up going through boxes of these things. The blend is conducive to everyday smoking, but the price may prohibit that for most.
Surgeon's Rating - 94 AKA "Box Purchase"
"The Warped Maestro del Tiempo delivers immense flavors from the first draw, and doesn't quit until you've nubbed it."
The on the Maestro del Tiempo was aged barn wood, leather with some rich sweetness out of the foot. Using a v-cut I found the draw perfect. The initial draw absolutely blew me away with many layers of complex sweetness, rich baking spices, and chasing pepper. The retrohale is just ramped up version of the draw. The best way I could describe it is a chocolate souffle with some rich spices. Some sweet cedar enters into the mix at the halfway point of the first third.
In the middle third the flavor profile carries in but adds some sweet citrus. Halfway through the middle third the spices start dropping in intensity. As the middle third is moving to the last third the citrus component becomes a fairly detectable orange.
The citrus comes and goes in the last third. The spices are barely detectable on the retrohale here, and I'm tasting sweet cedar on the regular draw.
Total smoking time 1 hour and 21 minutes.
The Warped Maestro del Tiempo delivers immense flavors from the first draw, and doesn't quit until you've nubbed it.
I'll have to add this cigar to the ever growing list of Warped cigars that I need to have in my humidor.
CigarFederation Group Rating: 93.5 AKA "Box Split/Box Buy"