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Tabacalera El Artista Exactus Super Coloso Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, July 25, 2013
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Tabacalera El Artista Exactus Super Coloso Cigar Review

This 90×11.5 (yes you read that right) log features a dark tan, oily buttery smooth firm wrapper with small veins, tight invisible seams, a couple patches, triple cap and soapy cedar aroma. First light reveals a surprisingly normal draw, though requiring several puffs just to move enough volume of air back to get any smoke in the mouth. Flavors are a sweet mild wood with a bit of peppermint like finish notes. Smoke absolutely pours off the foot! 20 minutes in about 1 inch down, body is up to a mild-medium, it only takes two puffs for smoke and a bit of saltiness comes on the end of the oily finish. Over an hour in still in the first third, flavors are very much the same just dropping the peppermint. Construction is shockingly normal just needing occasional side touchups. Passing the 1/2 way point about 2:15 in, no changes. 3.5 hours in everything is still burning well, just requiring small touchups to one side. The peppermint is back strong on the finish, still no strength luckily. Ending it down with an inch remaining at 4.5 HOURS in, the last 30 minutes let it finally puff fairly normally with one long draw, body is up to medium with better smoke output and a combo of a minty nut takes over the draw and finish. Thank you to Tabacalera El Artista Cigars for providing this sample for review!

  • cigarraider

    EPIC EPIC review. Enough jokes were running through my head to fill an entire Jay Leno special. But I loved the stick. Finally a cigar I can smoke on the course AND putt with.

  • CameronM

    Crazy! Just crazy! 4 and a half hours for a single stick is too much

  • The TiGAR

    Just like Cheech n Chong ‘Up In Smoke.’ Is there Great Dane in that sucka?! And of course ‘Jaws.’ We’re gonna need a bigger mouth!

  • tedski

    Thanks for taking one for the team Bryan. IMO, these monster cigars will always be an anomaly at best. Who the heck wants to smoke a baseball bat? I’ll never buy one – even as a joke gift. I’d rather buy someone a few good robustos.

  • Marc

    Your the best.

  • Jared

    Too, too fun. Even my wife watched this one! A stick (log?) that would last an entire afternoon shift, or in your case, a double feature! Thanks for this one. And that Iconic Leaf Recluse is getting some buzz around, it seems.

  • smokethis

    Absolutely hilarious video ..Awesome!

  • ssrobbi

    hilarious, there’s nto a single person who can look anything but stupid smoking that thing. I have so many jokes i’m holding back

  • Walshy

    Holy Crap!! Absolutely Awesome review!! I literally spit on my computer from laughter. Bryan you are the best brother. I don’t think I could’ve held a straight face just smoking it,let alone reviewing it. Pretty awesome that its not a gimmick.

  • rgorman

    I am speechless… That is just stupid crazy!

  • AngSolo

    Awesome review ! Honestly I’m probably never even going to attempt to smoke something like that, but it did perform. I would imagine your jaw is going to be sore as hell tomorrow.

  • CrownP

    I wouldn’t mind the length, but ring is way too big.

  • ercigar

    Holy big stick Batman!! I wouldn’t mind trying that thing, but I feel like it would have to be smoked by 4 people. “OK, here, you’re turn.” says the first guy after an hour…

  • rockjock

    That’s about 17.7 cubic inches of tobacco. A robusto 5×50 stick is about 2.4 cubic inches. Amusing, definitely.

  • nhahguod

    You are a real sport, Bryan, for reviewing this joke of a cigar.
    If the FDA is intent on regulating cigars, let’s have them regulate and tax 60 ring gauge and larger and leave the rest alone for us to enjoy.

  • Ty

    There were so many “that’s what she said” opportunities in this video that it wasn’t even fair. Bryan, nobody can ever accuse you of not being dedicated to the cause hahaha

  • yosef5

    Wow.I think you are right. This is a special occasion cigar.Thanks for this enormous review

  • psehunter

    NOW I can justify my giant humidor I made, it holds hundreds but when my friends see this thing there gonna freak! Cudos Brian your a trooper.you should celebrate with a nub…HA!

  • AL

    I just want to know what you watched and what you ate/drank. Maybe a contest idea: What is your spread for a 4+ hour cigar? I am thinking I would have Founders Porter, lemonade, a roast chicken to pick off of, maybe some chips and salsa, and a plate of brownies. I would be watching a Star Trek marathon. Unfortunately I don’t do social media, so I don’t participate in the contests (sorry I can’t up your metrics on those, but I am good for a few page hits a day).

  • gholmes9

    WOW! I am really speechless. I won’t put any jokes because I am sure you will get plenty. Congrats to you for trying out the “branch”! I really don’t think I will try on. First off I would need a coolidor or take out my tray dividers to keep it stored!!
    Keep up the good work Bryan! I have enjoyed all of your IPCPR coverage.

  • TimB

    You are a better man than me Gunga Din!What is the cost of that thing? Wonder if you used a punch would that concentrate the smoke more venturi effect so to speak.Just think if that was a full-bodied smoke what damage it would do…Pass out time!

  • jbeckwith

    I absolutely enjoyed this review, gonna have to add this to the funny list, along with the Sinclair Doppel Gordo and the Football Cigar. Haha!

  • derek_straus

    Wow! I am actually surprised how quick it smoked, I was expecting it to be closer to the 6-7 hour mark.

  • JJO

    I suspect that this will wind up on the list of most favorited posts. 😉 Thanks for the effort you put into this one, but it sounds like five hours of monotonous toil to me, which is the antithesis of why I smoke.

  • napaboss

    You’re a better man than me I don’t think I could have got past the joke part from my buddies or the time it would take to smoke that thing 2 thumbs up on this review Bryan

  • puffrey

    I was on my patio tonight and I thought “Gee it sure would be nice if I had a decent 5 hour stick to puff on”….problem solved.

    Simply amazing, check that off your bucket list Bryan.

  • viewer_tan

    I didn’t know the choir of cicadas are down that far

  • Chaz

    I have no words.

  • gtclark

    Wow…not a novelty cigar, eh? Don’t let that thing ash in your lap!

    In all seriousness, bummer about the smoke volume. For all the smoke coming off the foot, not a lot was actually getting to your mouth, which to me, would be the only point in smoking one of these things.

    You’re a trooper, Bryan – thanks for the review!

  • Dirk

    There are sooo many things I could say.. but Bryan…. you are hilarious…

  • eat nate67

    i got some good laughs out of the vid thanks bryan

  • MorganGeo

    LOL, so many jokes could be made. You probably already have thought of them all so Ill spare you. Funny review but good. I love posts like these occasionally. It keeps the site fun.

  • GERST

    haha! Best Cigar review – EVER. Thanks Bryan

  • Griff

    That was the closest thing to gay porn I have ever watched. I wonder if your Deliverance neighbors got a free peep show through a knot hole in the fence.

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