Pre-Release Review: Kuuts Nicaragua Toro

Once of the companies that was new to me at the IPCPR 2014 was Kuuts. Kuuts is based out of Jacaleapa, Honduras and the Kuuts name is derived from the Mayan word for cigar.  The Kuuts Nicaraguan blend is their fourth release, and I’m looking forward to trying the other 3 blends already available.

 

Kuuts Nicaragua

Vitola: Toro

Size: 6” x 52 ring gauge

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One per Reviewer

Price Point: Estimated at $7

Cigar Purchased: Manufacturers samples IPCPR 2014

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

 

Overall Cigar Federation Review: 83 AKA “If I had them”

“The Kuuts Nicaragua is really going to appeal to smokers interested in moving into Nicaraguan cigars, but who aren’t quite ready for the pepper and full strength tobacco of other blends.“

 

John’s Review – 83 AKA “If I had them”

The nose on the Kuuts Nicaragua is raw honey and fresh cut cedar.

The first third starts out with the cedar and honey that I was picking up on the nose. There’s some light spices present when I retrohale. There’s no trace of pepper so far which surprises me for Nicaraguan tobacco.

Some leather notes are introduced at the end of the draw at around the 20 minute mark, which grows in intensity to dominate the remainder of the profile.

The middle third is almost entirely dry cedar as it starts off, and is the strongest flavor throughout. The pepper I found conspicuously absent in a normal draw is present in abundance on the retrohale.

The last third doesn’t evolve very much and ends up being very much a carbon copy of the second thid.

The Kuuts Nicaragua never quite fell within the flavor profile I enjoy. Rather than the strong pepper and full tobacco strength you might get out of some Nicaraguan filler cigars, the Kuuts Nicaragua is more predominantly cedar and leather. 

The Kuuts Nicaragua is really going to appeal to smokers interested in moving into Nicaraguan cigars, but who aren’t quite ready for the pepper and full strength tobacco of other blends.  The price point is quite attractive and you should try some out for yourself.

 

 

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Comment by Matt Ross on September 8, 2014 at 10:19am

It is worth noting that I smoked this as well, but did not participate in this review officially.

Had I done so, I would have given it a much better score than John did - likely something in the low 90s.  I thought this was a fantastic cigar, and easily the best thing Kuuts has released.  Sweet cedar was the dominant flavor, and I found it extremely enjoyable. The way Kuuts is marketing this is correct, IMO, as the pepper was minimal at best, but flavor was full. Definitely something I'd want to smoke again.


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Comment by Cigar Surgeon on September 8, 2014 at 10:34am

Sounds like my one sentence takeway hits the nail on the head Matt.  If you want a Nicaraguan cigar that isn't going to blast you with pepper, pick up the Kuuts!

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