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Leaf Sumatra by Oscar/Jim Robinson

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Price – $11
Beverage – Dr. Pepper
Size – Toro (6 X 50)
Strength – Demi (2/4)
Rating – Rambo (7/10)

What it’s made of:
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder – Honduran
Filler – Honduran

It took us a while, but we have finally smoked all four of the Oscar Leaf offerings, concluding with the Sumatra. I grabbed this bad boy at Hollywood Smokes in Tinley Park, IL and here are my thoughts:

1) Every single Leaf cigar that I have smoked has had great construction, you could feel the quality and the Sumatra was no different. Great burn and easy draw made this an enjoyable and easy smoke.

2) I would call the Sumatra a solid medium body cigar so I’m calling it a Demi.

3) I picked up some pepper and earthy tastes in addition to faint hints of citrus.

4) My smoke time was one hour and twenty minutes

Now to the two questions:

Would I smoke it again? Yes

Would I give it humidor space? No

Here’s how the Leaf stacks up in my opinion based on my personal preferences:

1 – Maduro – This would be a humidor staple if it was easier to find and easily my favorite of the bunch
2 – Connecticut – I don’t smoke many Connecticuts, but if I’m going to have one around, this and the My Father CT have been my favorites.
3 – Sumatra – Enjoyable, but not humidor space worthy for me
4 – Corojo – Enjoyable smoke as well, but not humidor space worthy either

The nicest thing about the Leaf cigars is that between them, they offer something for almost all taste preferences. These are by no means value cigars, but the quality is evident and I don’t think the price tag should be a deterrent. If you get the chance to smoke one of these cigars, do yourself a favor and give them a shot. Regardless of taste preference, they really are enjoyable cigars.

Leaf Corojo by Oscar – Jim Robinson

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Price – $11
Beverage – Red Bull
Size – Toro (6 X 52)
Strength – Demi (2/4)
Rating – Rambo (7/10)

This is my second go with the Leaf series (previously reviewed the Connecticut) and I really can’t wait to get my hands on the maduro, but for now here are my thoughts on the Corojo:

1) Beautiful oily wrapper, great draw, even burn, excellent construction.

2) This is a solid Demi, good example of a solid medium stick.

3) Not a spice bomb, but it had a nice little spice to it along with some creaminess

4) Smoke time was about an hour and ten minutes

Now to the two questions:

1) Would I smoke it again? No

2) Would I give it humidor space? No

This was one of the more difficult cigars for me to review. I gave the Leaf Corojo a higher rating because I can appreciate it for what it is. However, it does not fit my taste profile so the answers to my two questions are highly personalized in this case. This might be a little on the pricier side, but for the size of the cigar and the quality, it is well worth the price tag. If you like Corojo wrapped cigars with a little kick, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Leaf Connecticut by Oscar for Jim Robinson’s Leaf and Bean Series

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Price – $11
Beverage – Chocolate Milk (I know, I’m not 5 years old, but I needed some protein after the gym)
Size – Toro (6 X 50)
Strength – Bruce (1/4)
Rating – Expendables (8/10)

The Leaf cigars have been getting a lot of pub recently and being the curious one that I am, had to get my hands on them. I bought this Connecticut at Hollywood Smokes and have a Corojo waiting for me that I got at Burning Leaf. I’m now waiting to find the Maduro and will bring you reviews on the other two as I get the chance to smoke them. The Leaf also comes in a Sumatra wrapper and I’m debating on whether or not to get one of those, time will tell. I’m not usually a Connecticut wrapper fan, but this stick was good, here are my thoughts:

1) Awesome construction with an excellent and even burn.

2) Definitely a mild stick, solid Bruce and would recommend to new smokers and seasoned ones alike.

3) This is a creamy smoke, no doubt about it in my mind

4) Really cool presentation where the cigar is actually wrapped inside of a leaf. Definitely points on the creativity.

5) Smoke time was about one hour

Now to the two questions:

Would I smoke it again? Yes

Would I give it humidor space? Yes – I am typically a full body cigar smoker, but sometimes you just want to take it down a notch. We have consistently discussed the importance of role players in your humidor, this fits nicely into a mild smoke role.

This Leaf doesn’t come cheap and you can grab the My Father CT for a couple bucks cheaper, but the Oscar is more flavorful in my opinion. If I’m looking at my humidor and notice a glaring need for some more mild options, this would be the stick I would buy outside of a Cuban Monte 2.