The 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster F.U.B.A.R., from Espinosa, became the most recent installment in the limited edition micro series blend for Smoke Inn back in July of last year. The Microblend Series began in 2010 and offers a unique micro blend each year (with a couple of exceptions).
You might remember the original Bunker Buster that was released in 2014 with its figarado style, light box press and Habano Claro wrapper. For this installment we see the same figarado style but without the box press and this time it’s covered in an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.
The look of the cigar is a work of art. This perfecto has very little veining, tight seems and the wrapper is the color of lightly roasted coffee beans and has a nice light oily sheen to it. The body feels nice and firm but springy to the touch. The smell gives aromas of fresh cut grass, cedar, light pepper notes and a hint of sweetness.
The cap cuts easily and does no damage to the construction. The pre-light draw is firm and has flavors of of rich sweet tobacco. When beginning to light it the draw feels nearly too hard to pull through the airway but then I remember, I’m usually a fast smoker. So I reduce the amount of effort I’m using to pull air through and it beings to light just fine. Using this light pull on the cigar it begins to burn properly.
The first half has woodsy flavors and a soft buttery feel, perhaps a hint of spice on the back end is worthy to mention. Even though it felt light it was somehow still full feeling. The burn was sharp and the ash held tight until I became nervous that would fall in my lap and had to knock it off. Smoke production is medium and has good weight to it.
The second half has a change in profile, there is a much deeper darker flavor here. There is the taste of roasted nuts, spicy black pepper and a nice meaty flavor. The burn stays even with no touch up required and the smoke just keeps coming.
Smoking this cigar was thoroughly enjoyable and not what you generally think of with a cigar wrapped in a Connecticut. It’s something you’ll want to make sure you put some time aside to smoke, this guy is not designed to be smoked quick. While some might consider the Micro Blends for Smoke Inn a novelty item I see it as a chance to try something unique. Like going to your favorite restaurant and getting the chefs special for that day. Even though there were only 500 boxes of ten made last year there are still a handful left and should definitely pick some up before they are all gone.