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Room101 San Andres 305 Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, May 12, 2013
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Room101 San Andres 305 Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark brown lightly packed dry slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, double cap and dam musty aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with huge plumes of thick, chewy full bodied smoke showing flavors of a peppery meaty creamy textured tobacco with a long spicy finish of the same. The first third develops much the same way just bringing down the body a notch to medium-full and adding a little touch of sweetness on the draw. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 25 minutes in, the ash falls in a solid chunk and flavors hold at medium-full body. Notes shift to a sweet creamy pepper on the draw followed by a deep peppery earth through the long finish. Ending at 50 minutes the last bit stayed the same flavor wise but did bring in a good strength kick for the last third. Thank you very much to viewer John Preste for sending this in for review!

  • pinot45

    This sounds like it’s right up my alley. The last time I remember you saying “meaty” was the Capoeira Aluno, and I love those. I’ll have to check and see if it comes in anything smaller than 50 ring.

    • jhill13

      I recommend trying a Henry Clay Brevas Finas if you are looking for something “meaty” or “salty.”

      • pinot45

        I’ve actually had those before. Not enough body for me. I’m a once a week smoker and enjoy something that slaps my tastebuds around when I smoke it. Thanks for the recommendation, though.

        On a side note, I checked and these [Room 101 San Andres] come in a 5.5 x 44 corona. I’ll be trying them when I can pick up a 5 pack on Cigar Bid.

  • Sinsandman

    So glad you finally did a review on this. Was hoping for a Conjura review but this is just as well. Looks like a smoke I need to look into getting a 5 pack of.

  • mufdvr6976

    nice review, sounds right up my alley, sweet, pepperey, med bodied gonna have to get some of these!!

  • garlar10

    Great review. I haven’t tried any Room 101 cigars yet but this review makes me want to

    • Jason Isbaner

      I know, that review has me looking for them right now!

  • smokethis

    Nice review. Is that HOSTGATOR advertising on here now?? lol Glad to see they joined the Team.

    • No, you are seeing a google ad, and everyone sees something different

      • smokethis

        Oh sorry bout that.

  • TimB

    Seen these on some of the sites. Are these what they call a Boutique brand?

    • Boutique simply means small in the cigar world. AKA everyone except General Cigar and Altadis. To put it in perspective General Cigar produces 70% of the world cigar supply. Altadis fills in most of the rest, everyone else makes up a little sliver.

      • Craig

        Maybe its time for viewer questions #3 ? lol

  • Jay D.

    Great to see a Room 101 review, I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews and think it’s time to try one. The flavor profile sounds great! Thanks Bryan!

  • dbfr181

    Nice 101 review haven’t had one yet seems like a solid stick.

  • Lousal74

    Great review. I like everything that Room 101 puts out. All are great smokes.

  • yosef5

    Another Cigar to smoke.
    Thanks for your review

  • rockjock

    Another cigar sent in for review. How do you decide what to review?

    • I do things in the general order the come in, sometimes doing time sensitive reviews or just something I’m in the mood for. There’s no hard fast system or rules.

  • Tommz81

    Keep up the good work. Does sound a bit plain. I’ve become very fond of padrons I guess lol.

  • vscarpine

    Sounds good but for me the long finish might be a negitive depending how spicy it actually is

  • pclose93

    sounds like another good stick by room 101! gonna have to try this out.

  • 2dogdad

    Sounds like another stick I need to put on “My Keep an Eye Out For List”.

  • eric.hanson

    meaty and pepper and sweet flavors, sounds like a great stick.

  • rgmenke

    Thanks for the review Bryan. I’m not a giant pepper flavor lover but this stick sounds like it has enough other flavors for me to enjoy it.

  • Joseph Szeremet

    I have not been too big of a fan of the Room 101 cigars I have had to this point. However I do love the flavor of a good Mexican wrapper so I will give this one a try.

  • seanking4

    I’ve heard good things on this brand, sounds like pretty good stick. I’ll pick one up and see.

  • TheSmokingGunman

    Really been curious about these for a while now, gonna have to order me a fiver

  • Dirk

    Thanks for the review and info regarding how you pick your cigars for review.. I was curious about that.. I also enjoyed the information regarding Boutique cigars.. thanks again.

  • wcfennell

    Awesome review! What causes a cigars ash to flower?

  • MaxDuo

    Another cigar with a meaty flavor… never had one. Definitely need to try it out! Will favorite it on here to try later 🙂

  • I’ve had only a few Room 101 sticks. My local guy doesn’t carry very many.

    • JJO

      The Namakubi Roxxo I had was great. Try it if you have a chance.

  • ctigers15

    Nice review, I had one a little while ago and wasn’t crazy about it, I might have to give it another try.

  • Pokesfan

    Me+headrush = No Bueno. I do like the flavor profile, though. Sounds like a risk I might have to take.

  • Daniel.A

    pepper flavor, creamy textured, and medium to full. i must try this. sounds good.

  • curtpick

    Will have to try some of the Room 101 stuff. Thank Bryan !

  • weimerad

    Haven’t tried this one yet

  • Dale

    The Room 101’s that I have had I have really enjoyed. I have a Big Delicious that I received from Bryan from a contest. Will try it shortly. I will have to try this one now.

  • stevenknisley

    Ive not tried any room 101s but they all sound good

    • LordCybor

      I too have not had a Room 101, but have never had a bad experience with a Camacho. Since they are a Camacho line, I bet they are well made and very tasty as well!

  • HappyTaro

    Met Matt Booth of Room101 couple of months ago. Super nice guy!

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