Byron Serie Siglo XIX Reserva 4 Años, is not a cigar I will see many of. Byron cigars are not an everyday smoke. Not easy to find and not priced for most peoples daily budget. There is a lot of interesting data about this brand, but no reason for me to reiterate it, check it out here. The aroma from the wrapper and foot is a slightly sweet hay and natural tobacco note, with a cold draw has a dry tobacco note, a touch of spice and with a wonderful butterscotch flavor.
Series Siglo XIX Reserva 4 Años by Byron Cigars
Size: 4 x 50
Vitola: Petite Poema
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $20
Cigar Purchased: Sample from Byron Cigars
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The first third of the Byron Reserva 4 Años starts off with plumes of thick, white smoke. There is a dry spice that hits in the back of my throat, which is really throwing the flavors for a loop. I am somewhat getting the butterscotch from the cold draw, mixed with a clean tobacco flavor. The finish is also clean, with a slight red pepper tingle.
As I entered the second third, I got a nice hit of a dry citrus. The retro hale gives a strong almond note, and leaves a smooth, yet almost sour finish. That quickly changed back to the dry spice in the back of my throat, and then transitioned into a sweet cedar note, but still dry.
The final third of the Byron was disappointing, sadly. The dry and sour notes from earlier, were never bad, just worth noting. But now, it is just harsh and the area behind the burn has gotten extremely soft. I was not able to fix this, and just had to stop.
Up until the end, the construction was great, with a razor burn line and clean ash. The first two thirds were enjoyable enough, but just never landed directly in my wheelhouse. Then, the bad ending....I can't really rate this cigar because I don't think it would be fair without having more to smoke. But I only have one, so I'll just have to leave what I've got as a partial review.