Casdagli Cigars Brothers of the Sabre Forrader Robusto Review

The Brothers of the Sabre line was born out of Jeremy Casdagli’s fascination with Napoleon’s attempt to conquer Europe. This line pays homage to the generals on all sides and the blends are intended to be representative of the character of whom they honor. This Forrader line was named after Prussia’s Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher and is touted as having “deceptive strength”. I have not smoked either of the current Brothers of the Sabre blend, but am eager to change that with this Forrader Robusto!

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Kelner Boutique Cigar Factory (KBF)

Wrapper: Ecuador

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican, Zimbabwe, & USA

Vitola: 5 x 50 Robusto

Price: $17.00 MSRP

Link to Purchase: The Cigar Farm (Use code “WW10” to save 10%!)

This cigar is firmly packed, but light in weight. The wrapper is medium brown with a “Lamb’s ear” feel. I’m fairly indifferent about the band. The foot smells of sweet baking spice. The cold draw is cashews and cream. First light brings about medium-full bodied smoke with medium flavors of toasted nuts, subtle tannins, wood, and just a bit of sweetness. The retrohale is a tangy citrus and baking spice. It’s quite an easy going retrohale to start. Quickly the body steps up to full and the flavors to medium-full. The sweetness of the draw flavors is developing more, but it’s still hard to specify. Nearing the end of the first third the sweetness is now more apparently a light brown sugar. That sweetness is heavily on the retrohale. The draw is still woody and toasty. Some pepper is joining the draw now as I am into the second third. Crossing halfway the palate is brown sugar, pepper, toast, and wood. The retrohale is brown sugar and earth. The performance has been perfect. Moving into the final third the flavor is up to full and the pepper has come up with the sugar stepping back a bit. Coming to an end at just over an hour the flavor remained consistent to the end and the performance never wavered.

Overall Experience

This was a very good cigar for my palate. I find that a flavor profile that I am most often in the mood for has toast, baking spices, and pepper, with a syrupy-like sweetness that is a balancing note, not the main component. This is exactly how this profile shapes up (with the addition of wood). If that general profile structure sounds good to you, then you will enjoy this. I don’t think that this cigar would “miss” anyone’s palate because it is just a solid, non-extreme profile. However, at this price point, it may not be worth your dollars if you find you smoke things on either end of the flavor spectrum (i.e. dark, earthy, peppery maduros, or light, creamy, grassy Connecticuts). 

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