Friday, June 8, 2012

Herf 54–Beer Brat Bounty

June 3rd, 2012 – Edmonds, WA
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Twitter Transcript: Herf 54 underway!  First some appetizers…
In attendance are Fernand, Robert, Joe, John L, John D, Chris, and Jim.
The meal for this herf: Brats & beer!
herf-54_stickOur selection for this herf is the San Lotano Maduro Robusto.
First Impressions:  The guys are really liking the @AJFcigars San Lotano Maduro Robusto so far.
Robert & John-D agree:  So far so good, mellowing into rich dark chocolate and apple wood flavors.
Fernand:  It started out peppery, then went to dark chocolate through the first third, and now pleasant wood into the middle third.
John-L says the flavors mellow while remaining vibrant heading into the final third.  Like a cayenne pepper chocolate bar!
The following is the results of our usual 4-part rating system (Appearance & Construction, Flavor, Smoking Characteristics, and Overall Impression)...
Category I. Appearance & Construction: 14 pts (93% of the points possible)
Category II. Flavor: 23 pts (92 % of the points possible)
Category III. Smoking Characteristics: 21 pts (84 % of the points possible)
Category IV. Overall Impression: 32 pts (91 % of the points possible)
After throwing out the highest and lowest, then averaging the remaining scores, The Cohiba Club's official rating for the San Lotano Maduro Robusto is 90.
Conclusion:  This is a nice, rich smoke.  We really enjoyed the spicy-to-chocolate-to-coffee & wood transition.
We’ll see you at the next herf, July 1st.
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