A few months back I did some weasel trading with Logan, and one of the cigars I came away with was this little Room 101 LTD Conjura Edition Papi Chulo. It’s a nice looking, small gauge, short smoke. The Room 101 LTD Conjura Edition has a nice, dark brown Honduran Habano wrapper. There is a pair of bands on this Room 101, that remind me of classic chrome truck emblems with black accents. It may be small, but it packs a lot of visual punch.
The foot of the Room 101 LTD Conjura Edition had a sweet leather note, with some leather. A quick punch cut reveals a cold draw that is leather, and I mean leather. Not the leather that I usually get from a cigar. This was that of fresh leather. Imagine going into a leather supply store, with bulk leather, rolling up a piece and drawing air through it. It was sweet tasting and reminded me of the taste I used to get in the back of my mouth when I went to such leather stores with my father when I was younger. Good memories.
A quick light of the 42 gauge foot and the Room 101 LTD Conjura Edition immediately starts with very bold flavors. There is nothing subtle about the flavors of this cigar. The beginning has a smokey, BBQ-like flavor, with undertones of the leather from the cold draw. There were also notes of tobacco wafting in and out of the profile. The smoke is dang thick for so little tobacco and I am getting a “meaty” flavor left on my lips from the wrapper.
About the start of the second third the leather really ramps up! There was no question about this flavor. It was leather, and the best leather flavor I have had so far. As I continued, the Room 101 Conjura Edition Papi Chulo became very “meaty”. Almost had a jerky-like flavor, when the smokiness mixed with the leather. This flavor profile continued for the rest of the cigar for me. The smoke was always dense and other than two quick touchups, the burn was straight and steady.
I enjoyed this 4” stick more than I was expecting. Not because of the brand or anything like that, but because I tend to have bitterness issues with smaller smokes. No matter how fast or slow I smoke them. But this particular cigar was different and I enjoyed it all the way through. :)