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Lost & Found Instant Classic San Andres Review (BLIND)

Lost & Found Instant Classic San Andres Review (BLIND)

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres

Binder: Indonesian

Filler: Dominican

Vitola: Toro Fino (5 ¾ x 48)

Strength: Medium

Purchase Link: Lost & Found Instant Classic San Andres

Lost & Found Instant Classic San Andres Review 2022

INSTANT CLASSIC SAN ANDRES REVIEW – DOM

Summary: Cream, hickory, and sweet wheat spread out across a flavor wheel like a game of Catan.  While there's definitely pepper present on the retrohale, there's more sweetness to be discovered on the nose which is crazy.  My heart says Watermelon Jolly Rancher sweetness; my brain tells me I suck at Catan, and a Jolly Ranchers tasting note won't be taken positively as intended.  So far, this cigar is a touchdown, and the wrapper's toothiness goes for two!  Flavor bumps bedazzle the ash which is snow white.  The bright sweetness that probably alienated most readers settles back into familiar territory: cream cheese frosted cinnamon rolls and coffee.

Tapping off the block, the construction and lengthy ash rival the Stillwell Star we reviewed a bit ago (looks like a prison bus in the ashtray).  Was Snow White hot?  Maybe, or maybe not, but heigh-ho was this smoke good (checking the nearest magic mirror for the reveal).  

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Dominating at a game of Apples to Apples

Pairing Suggestion: Horchata

Perceived Strength: Medium

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Box

 

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INSTANT CLASSIC SAN ANDRES REVIEW – RICH

Summary: This cigar brought a fairly linear but enjoyable mix of cedar, hay, cocoa, grass, leather, and cream with just a bit of lemon and pepper.

The draw and burn were both on point. No issues to speak of.

If You Like That, You Might Like This: A hay and leather creamsicle, if such a thing were to exist

Pairing Suggestion: Coffee

Perceived Strength: Medium

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: 5-pack

 

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INSTANT CLASSIC SAN ANDRES REVIEW – BEN

Summary: Baking spices on the cold draw for the win! But white pepper and jalapeño were soon to follow; can you say spice bomb?!

While I crap myself again this week with short filler, I went to relight and to my surprise there is a gaping filler hole in my foot (a.k.a. tunneling.) It lasts for about 2 inches. 

Second half mellows a bit and adds a bit of leather while my retro hale feels like I'm breathing Halls cough drops - nasal passages WIDE OPEN!

Pairing Suggestion: Ice-cold Beer

Perceived Strength: Medium

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: 5-pack

 

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INSTANT CLASSIC SAN ANDRES REVIEW – TED

Summary:  Very open draw on this week’s cigar. First part of this stick is presenting notes of grilled meat and charred wood along with baking spice, black tea, and a dash of black pepper.  I’m also getting a hint of sweetness in the retro hale.  The smoke is heavy and smooth.

As the middle section heats up, I’m tasting very strong notes of the black tea followed by wood, dark fruit, black pepper, and a hint of anise as well.  The construction of this cigar is superb. The draw is perfect, as is the burn and ash.

Heading towards the end and the profile seems pretty much like the middle, but with the addition of baking spices back in the mix, a bit more pepper and some added strength to the cigar as well.

If You Like That, You Might Like This: Bold smokes and bold drinks

Pairing Suggestion: Blantons

Perceived Strength: Medium+

Purchase Recommendation to a Friend: Box

 

 

Participants in this blind review were completely unaware of the cigar they were evaluating until all submissions were received and processed. Each participant was asked to answer a summary paragraph, an if/than statement, a pairing suggestion, and a purchase suggestion. Cigars were provided by Small Batch with only the expectations of candid responses. All pictures, information, and formatting were completed by a Coordinator outside of the reviewing process. 

 

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