Review: Tabu Lifestyle Cigars Silver Band

I was first introduced to the Täbū Lifestyle Cigars brand when Young was a guest on CigarChat. The concept is straight forward with three offerings as a Gold, Silver, and Bronze in decreasing strength.

The Silver Band is available in three vitolas. A 5”x50 Robusto, 6”x52 Toro, and a 6”x52 Torpedo.

 

Vitola: Toro

Size: 6” x 52 Ring Gauge 

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One

Price Point: N/A at time of review

Cigar Purchased: Manufacturer’s Samples

Quick Note: For this review I used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

“The Täbū Lifestyle Silver Band is quite balanced and will appeal to a wide variety of cigar smokers.”

 

 

 

 

Surgeon’s Rating:  87 AKA “5 Pack”

The nose on the Täbū Lifestyle Silver Band was hay, light cedar, barnyard, honey and spices. All of the notes I was picking up were quite subdued.

I used a v-cut, which has become my standard cut for reviews, and found the draw leaning towards the tight spectrum.

The first third starts out with light cedar and a light spicy finish. I found the retrohale to be soft and creamy. Some chocolate molasses develops along with a vegetal note on the retrohale. The spice continues to build in strength as the first third settles in. Some leather starts being introduced into the post draw and a sweet creaminess comes into play to balance it out.

Overall I found the first third to be enjoyable and the flavors to be balanced.

The middle third shows no major profile development, just a continued evolution of the existing flavors. Eventually the leather moves up to a medium level post draw with the main flavors consisting of a creamy cedar with a light spicy chaser.

There is some slight bitterness going into the final third but that fades to a medium to medium plus cedar.

Total smoking time was 1 hour and 55 minutes.

It’s always nice as a reviewer to have no expectations going into a review and then being pleasantly surprised.

The Täbū Lifestyle Silver Band is quite balanced and will appeal to a wide variety of cigar smokers.

 

Pairing Recommendation:

Rum, any sort of cola, sweet tea, chocolate stout or even chocolate milk would all be great pairing choices.

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Comment by Charlie on June 16, 2015 at 3:03pm

Yet to try a Tabu...

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