Sunuvabeatch…I got a case of the beetles!  A freeze was in order, so I made sure and grabbed a few cigars to review while the rest of my stash recovers from a bit of a temperature change.  The Sublimes was a cigar that always caught my attention.  For some reason, their advertising always caught my eye, so when I saw their booth at IPCPR within close proximity of ours, I made a point to stop by and say hello.  I could not get much information about the blend from the rep, but their website suggests the cigar is made in Esteli. 

Wrapper: Habano-Rosado grown in Ecuador

Binder: Habano-Corojo grown in Honduras

Filler: Habano-Criollo grown in Nicaragua

Dry draw: fruit, nuts, spice, very complex and long... Hope this is a precursor 

First Third: The beginning of the Sublimes was very woody, with some spice on the retro.  The body was somewhat medium, with a short concise finish that was to the point. 

Second Third: I started to pick up some of the fruit notes I tasted on the dry draw.  The retrohale became a bit stronger.  I still found spice and cedar overall on my palate, and the profile was still a bit dry to me.

Final Third: My notes suggest a sweeter bourbon or scotch may pair well to wake up the profile.  Sweetness developed as the Sublimes progressed, at times reminding me of brown sugar. 

Construction: I had several minor pops and cracks in the wrapper

Final Thoughts:  The Sublimes is a decent cigar I would recommend to medium bodied fans and folks whom like dry cedar profiles.  I was not blown away by it, so I cannot say it had the depth and complexity in comparison to other blends I have reviewed recently.  However, it may be that the Sublimes is not the right cigar for my palate.  I want to thank the folks at Sublimes cigars for the chance to review one of their cigars.  

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Comment by Nate Martin on January 27, 2014 at 8:41am

Sounds like one I would enjoy with a bourbon or Scotch. MacCallan maybe

Comment by Catfishbluezz on January 27, 2014 at 8:45am

I wasn't overly impressed by it. It was not a bad smoke, just not a memorable one for my tastes.  I do think a pair could wake it up though.

Comment by Bill Williams on January 27, 2014 at 5:16pm

Kinda felt the same about it.. OK, but unremarkable.. Nice review Dustin!

Comment by Charlie on May 23, 2015 at 5:47pm

Where can you get these? I want to try them..


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