Suriel Cigars and Kelner Boutique Factory (KBF) teamed up to make the Suriel Day & Night. Blended using five different tobacco, intended to be sweet and creamy and good for any time of time. So, I suppose Day & Night or Day & Night would have been appropriate names. I have honestly not been introduced to these guys yet, and I am going in with no other expectations.
Suriel Day & Night
Size: 5 x 50
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Peru
Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (KBF)(Dominican Republic)
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigar for review provided by a fellow BOTL
Note: For this review I used CigarFederation's rating system.
Prelight: The wrapper aroma is a slightly spicy tobacco note, with a healthy dose of cedar. Which, the cold draw confirms along with a slight fruit note.
Beginning: The Day & Night starts out on a high note, for sure. Lots of vibrant & creamy flavors roll out. The first half of this third has a semi sweet, almost milky, caramel-like flavor that lingers on the finish. There is also a clean & creamy cedar flavor, just under that. Even the retohale is extremely smooth and adds to the creamy “texture”, with no spice evident. Add to that the thick smoke and perfect and the Day & Night is shaping up nicely. Did I mention it was creamy?
Middle: Entering the second third, the body takes a decided turn, but it’s not a bad thing. The creaminess subsides and the cedar pushes slightly into the forefront. But it is now accompanied by a citrusy note and a dry finish. The retrohale livens up here as well, with a nice woody burn through the nostrils. Still a steady medium in body and strength, with a clean burn and an ash that just won’t let go.
End: Starting in the final length of the second third and on into the final third, the wood note becomes sweeter and has a hint of fruit, like I got from the prelight. Some of the creaminess also returns, but not as fully and the finish is still a drier woody note. Great burn, tight ash and a solid medium.
Final Thoughts: Great cigar. I love creamy notes in my cigar and if you do too, then you need to try this cigar. Construction was obviously top notch. The ash held on and on, and required no touch ups. I personally wouldn't put it up as a box split, but it is close! I would grab a fiver as needed though.
Rating: 89 AKA “5 Pack”