Cigar Review: Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut

Cigar Review: Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut

Room 101 Brand
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 5 1/2 x 50
Strength: full
Price: $13.00

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Overall Rating: 9.2

Matt Booth is a creative guy, and the Johnny Tobacconaut from his Room 101 Brand is a creative concept for a cigar. As the press release for the cigar put it, “One small puff for man, one giant cascade of flavor for mankind is what our dear friend and comrade in arms Johnny Tobacconaut seeks to deliver unto you.” The full bodied and flavorful Johnny Tobacconaut is a cigar that delivers a great smoking experience in an all perfecto line. Somewhat similar to recent cigars from Room 101 Brand, particularly the Uncle Lee, the Johnny Tobacconaut is certain to please the loyal following that Matt Booth and his Room 101 Brand have cultivated.

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Pre-Light: The Johnny Tobacconaut is one of those Room 101 cigars that comes wrapped in paper and tissue paper (like the Uncle Lee or Namakubi Ecuador, and while some people enjoy this I personally don’t like being able to see the cigar itself before I purchase it. The cigar itself has a reddish brown wrapper that is almost leather like in color. What stands out is the good amount of oil to the cigar’s Nicaraguan wrapper. The perfecto shape is quite nice looking. A simple black and copper band simply features the cigar’s name.

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There is leather and nut aromas to the wrapper of Johnny Tobacconaut. From the unlit foot there are notes of leather, nuts, cedar and spice. A decent pre-light draw allows through flavors of leather, spice and cedar.

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Burn: The Johnny Tobacconaut is an evenly burning cigar, despite a slightly wavy burn line. An easy draw allows through massive amounts of smoke. The ash clings quite firmly to the Johnny Tobacconaut.

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Flavor: The Johnny Tobacconaut begins with a mix of cedar and spice flavors. About an inch into the cigar there is the start of a black coffee like flavor that begins to blend with cedar, pepper and spice. On the retrohale there is a mix of leather, floral spice and cedar notes. During the second third of the cigar the pepper note picks up somewhat, while leather, cedar, coffee and spice. During the transition to the final third of the cigar the coffee flavor increases in strength and comes to the forefront of the flavor profile. Pepper, cedar, leather and floral spice all occur in the background during the final third of the Johnny Tobacconaut.

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Overall: I’ve said it before, but Matt Booth rarely disappoints when it comes to cigars, and the Johnny Tobacconaut is another really great cigar from Matt’s Room 101 brand. There is a great boldness to the Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut. The full body and flavor of the cigar are sure to please fans of Matt’s cigar. There is a very unique spice to this cigar that is quite pleasing on the palate. Personally, I found the Johnny Tobacconaut similar to the Uncle Lee, in some respects, but slightly more complex with more depth to the flavors. While some smokers may not like the perfecto shape of the Johnny Tobacconaut, I have always preferred the perfecto over other vitolas. Overall, the Johnny Tobacconaut is a cigar that is great for those that like the fuller bodied cigars in the Room 101 line. Is it “out of this world”? Maybe not, but it’s pretty damn good.

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Pairing: The Room 101 Johnny Tobacconaut is a cigar that pairs well with a glass of cabernet or Bordeaux. I’m personally a fan of pairing this cigar with the Lancaster Cabernet. The scotch drinker will find the Jura Prophecy and Dalmore 12 compliment the Johnny Tobacconaut nicely.

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Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210R101_JohnnyTobacconaut_3)