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

 Binder: Corojo

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"

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Comment by Ky70 on April 10, 2015 at 7:59am
That sounds like a good one. With a score of 93, why only a box split? I'm guessing price is included in the equation but it looks odd that score this hi is only a split.

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Comment by 007MI6 on April 10, 2015 at 8:23am

93 is a "box split' & 94 is a "box buy. So I am RIGHT there on the edge. I'd say buy a box because it may be the only box you get, and yes 'box' means 10pk here. But if they are all as strong as this sucker was, a fiver would be plenty for me. Really a tough call when you factor in that this is not a regular production smoke.


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Comment by Mickey irratebass on April 10, 2015 at 8:34am

Man, this sounds good! Was this the new Pepper Creame? Sorry I'm unfamiliar with all this crazy names 


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Comment by 007MI6 on April 10, 2015 at 8:56am

No Mickey, this was the Spam Artist. Still love the name, hate Spam itself, but love the name and this cigar.


Retailer
Comment by Mickey irratebass on April 10, 2015 at 8:59am

Hmmmm....are Lost & Found the same company?


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Comment by Matt Ross on April 10, 2015 at 9:08am

Lost & Found, formerly Impromptu, is the company by Caldwell, Bellatto and Sears.  Spam Artist is one offering, Pepper Cream Chocolate Crush is another (I'll have that posted soon).


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Comment by 007MI6 on April 10, 2015 at 9:10am

Matt beat me to it. But yea, Coop had a good breakdown of it on his site "Lost & Found made their debut last year as "Impromptu" Cigars....


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Comment by 007MI6 on April 10, 2015 at 9:11am

I'll have the Le Pigeon up next week. :)


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Comment by Trippopolis on April 10, 2015 at 9:12am

For those who haven't seen them, all 5 of the blends released in this run are the same vitola.  A vitola I've only seen from a company that rhymes with 'Damacho'


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Comment by 007MI6 on April 10, 2015 at 9:22am

lol Yea, lot's of old Camacho here. So far I'd have to say that age has done them well! I am not a Camacho fan, but this was good.

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