Length/Ring: 6 1/2 x 58
Wrapper: Colorado Maduro
My rating: 2.0 Stars
Today I walked into my local cigar shop looking to make another fine cigar purchase. In the past I had walked past the Don Lino Africa each time the very beautiful glossy box caught my eye. Today it caught my eye enough, and I bought one of the Kiboko’s. At first glance it was nice and oily, and shined in the light of the store. Unfortunately that was the best part of this cigar for me .
With the initial light up there was a very short woodsy, creamy aroma that went away after a minute or two. An enjoyable couple minutes of a medium leathery taste was the only enjoyable taste this cigar left in my mouth. Two thirds into smoking this cigar (15-20 mins) all hints of any flavors were lost for me. After smoking it down to halfway with no flavor a very strong bitter tangy flavor appeared. But I decided to press on and ride it out. Minutes later a very strong acidic flavor appeared, and never went away. It was so strong that I had to put it down, and stop smoking it.
As a guy who enjoys full bodied cigars I was very disappointed with this cigar. After the initial 20 minutes of creamyness left this cigar was very bland and tasteless. The strong acid flavor was a taste that I had never tasted before but it was bad enough that I would have a very hard time buying this cigar again.