Sosa Vintage Short Cigar Review
Full Disclosure: I received this cigar as a sample from the manufacturer.
Wrapper: Connecticut | Binder: Dominican Republic | Filler: Dominican Republic | Box of 25: $156.00; 5 Pack: $35.00 | Toro | 6″ x 50
0/3: The wrapper has a very dark, reddish-brown hue to it. Light is reflected off of the wrapper as if it has been lacquered. Rustic in appearance, there are a number of bumps all along the cigar. Moderately packed with no extreme hard or soft spots.
1/3: It starts out really slow. The flavors weren’t there and it wasn’t enjoyable for the first five, ten minutes. But then things started to pick up. A dark sweetness, which is pretty close to maple, and burnt grass, which isn’t that good because it is pretty strong and is overpowering the other flavors.
2/3: The burnt grass does subside marginally and that does allow for some of the other flavors to shine more brightly. Maple is the leader in this flavor gang. There is also wheat and molasses (which is in addition and separate from the maple).
3/3: The final third continues on where the second third left off. There is a little bit more of the burnt grass, which sucked.
4/3: Even if it weren’t for the burnt grass flavor wreaking havoc on the flavor profile this cigar would still just be an average cigar. This medium bodied cigar with a good draw and a decent burn is below average.