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Jailbreak by Viva Republica


Price – $13
Beverage – Coca-Cola and Bottled Water (not mixed)
Size – 6 X 58 (These only came in one size)
Strength – Demi/Sly (2.5/4)
Rating – Rambo (7/10)


Wrapper – Dominican Corojo/Ecuadorian Habano
Binder – The Jailbreak has a double binder, but I couldn’t find any specifics as to the specific ingredients
Filler – Like the binder, the filler is not known

I picked up the Jailbreak a little over three months ago at Casa de Montecristo and finally got around to firing it up. This cigar employs a really unique concept in that there is a full lancero tucked inside the cigar. This was my first time smoking one of Viva Republica’s offerings, here are my thoughts:

1) Good burn, construction, and draw

2) Overall, I’d call the Jailbreak a medium cigar, but I see how it might be a bit stouter for some smokers.

3) I tasted some caramel, pepper, and what I would call a Wheaties like (yes, the cereal) taste.

4) My smoke time was a solid two hours

Now to the two questions:

Would I smoke it again? Yes

Would I give it humidor space? Yes

What Viva did with this cigar is really cool and unlike anything I have seen before, so it gets points for originality and novelty. Although I’m not crazy about the price point, this is a good cigar and worth keeping some around for when you want a longer, medium smoke.