Spam Artist. What a great, albeit odd name, for a cigar. They are hard to find and sell extremely fast! But that is about all I know about this cigar. But I was able to find the blend. So, let's get to it.
Spam Artist by Lost & Found
Size: 6 x 50?
Vitola: "Shotgun Wedding Toro"
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Corojo & 'Mystery Meat'
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $11.99
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The Spam Artist is a great looking cigar. I just love the tapered body on this "Shotgun Wedding Toro". Very smooth, milk chocolate brown wrapper, with very minimal veins and flawless seams. Including, one of the cleanest triple caps I've seen in a long time. The aroma from the wrapper is making me salivate. It's a very creamy, chocolatey spiced note. And the cold draw is just as pleasant. Slight white pepper tingle on the tongue, with creamy subtle chocolate flavors.
Oh man. The Lost & Found Spam Artist starts off so good. Such creaminess, coating the inside of my mouth, with a slightly spicy cedar ting. The main flavor note so far is a thick, smooth sweet cream and is just so tasty. The smoke production is something else too, very smooth, thick smoke, that even feels great on the retrohale. The burn is straight as can be, with a nice, tight light grey ash.
The second thirds ramps up in strength. The first third was on the low side of medium strength, but full bodied. Now it is fully in the medium strength range, but the body had backed off just a bit. The creaminess has backed off and the spice is coming through more, with a dryer finish. I actually can feel the strength start to hit me too.
By the final third of the Spam Artist I am getting hit hard by the strength. There is still some creaminess to the finish, but the flavors have changed up. Still spicy cedar on the finish, but the retrohale gives off a more earthy, leather note.
I honestly had to stop towards the end of the last third. It was late in the evening and I had already eaten dinner, and drink plenty of water. But, holy cow this thing was strong! It was still plenty tasty, but the nic hit was something else. Construction and burn was flawless, with a smoke cloud that made it hard to see. So, no complaints, just be aware of the power here. Definitely would like to smoke some more and see if they all have this much power. Kinda wish I had bought a 10pk now. Even at $119.95. So, given the rarity and the 10pk "box" size, I would be tempted to buy one.
Rating: 93 AKA “Box Split"