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Island Jim

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

The Island Jim cigar, known as #2, is the pretty one. There. We said it.

Island Jim Cigar

Wrapper: Nicaragua Jalapa
Binder: Honduran
Filler: Honduras
Size: 6.5 x 52

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But it’s also mysterious. We see what’s on the outside, its ragged foot and multi-layer cap. Like a beautiful woman in a designer dress we glimpse from afar, we don’t know what’s inside. You can try to guess, but we won’t reveal her wrapper, binder, or filler.

A beautiful lady should retain an air of mystery.

  1. 5 out of 5

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    So lets burn the Island Jim #2 and see what gives.

    It delivers a full volume of smoke that has notes of chocolate and cedar to start. The burn is near perfect and it has a tight white ash. The smoke is very rich and creamy. I have some Doobie Brothers playing on the turntable and the tropical Florida afternoon is perfect for smoking this gem. Maybe I need to set up a hammock in the Stogie Press lounge to relax and enjoy my stogies as the weather heats up.

    Getting into the first third the wrapper is starting to bead up with oil specs as a sprinkle of coffee bean enter the profile.The sweetness is still present and quite delightful as it burns toward the second third. The ash held on for a good 2 inches before falling. I tell you, I am glad I wear smoking shorts to do my reviews because I am always covered in ash when I first sample a new stick.

    As the Island Jim slides into the second third there is a nutty aroma developing that fills my nostrils like you get from the roasted nut roadside stands here in Florida. The flavor transitions to a white pepper mixed with nuts. Wow, I could use some spicy nuts and brew with the Island Jim #2 stogie! There is a full body of smoke but it is a little short on the finish. I would have liked this to linger just a bit more but hey, it is what it is. I am getting a delicate burn on the retro-hale now. The Burn has been near prefect so far with no touch up required.

    The last third offered a tad of bitterness especially on the tip of my tongue and the pepper noticeably increased. The nuttiness faded.

    Full Review: http://stogiepress.com/blog/island-jim-2-cigar-review/

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I really like the look of this cigar – the alternating color of the wrapper around the tip is a fun touch! I always enjoy when a cigar has an interesting visual feature like this, especially when it’s relatively understated. Just a really nice appearance, gives the cigar a little bit of pop. I also like the shaggy foot on this cigar – it goes well with the “island” theme of the branding. It is really well constructed – it’s firm all around without any soft spots, and the wrapper is very consistent with no apparent blemishes. The cold draw has a robust flavor, deep and rich.
    First Third:
    The shaggy foot makes it very simple to get a quick, even light. It’s almost instantaneous, one of the functional advantages of having a shaggy foot. On the first draw, I taste a lot of leather, mixed with sweet overtones. A tiny touch of cocoa is also present. As the cigar continues, the initial tastes continue and a little bit of spice starts to present itself. Although the initial cold draw tasted rich, this is a very mellow cigar, I would classify it as medium in flavor. Smoke production is substantial, it gives off a rich, creamy smoke.
    Middle Third:
    The cigar continues to burn well, my initial impression of good construction seems to be holding true. The leather flavor continues but doesn’t seem to develop further, and is still accompanied by a slight sweetness. I’m also detecting a slight citrus taste, as well as some charred overtones. It’s still holding steady as a medium-bodied smoke.
    Final Third:
    As I enter the final part of the cigar, the leather that has been a predominant flavor starts to fade away, and the charred flavor increases somewhat. The floral taste that was present earlier disappeared and seems to be replaced with a slight bitterness. There is still some sweetness present in the flavor, and I find that it’s helping to set off some of the new char and bitter flavors. The draw seems to be getting a little tighter, but it’s still very easily smokable.

    Full Review: http://www.reddit.com/r/cigars/comments/2t4gmv/cigar_review_island_jim/

  3. 5 out of 5

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    When he first lit the cigar, Valentino sent a wave of sweet billowing smoke in my direction and I nuzzled up to him a bit more. Shyness? Delicious smoke? You decide.

    As the cigar burned while Valentino socialized, hints of earthiness and spiciness lingered in the background, not unlike myself.

    Full Review: http://love-of-the-leaf.blogspot.com/2014/11/island-jim-and-new-englanders.html

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I really enjoyed this cigar, one of the more enjoyable new smokes I’ve had this year. There was nothing that blows the palate away flavor wise but instead this cigar offered a good balanced package. It was one of those I could see a lot of people really digging. Construction was solid with only the one wavy burn that corrected itself and the flavors are something that I think a lot of folks would enjoy. I will certainly be trying to get my hands on a few more of these in the near future!

    Full Review: http://2cigarguysandahumidor.com/?p=693

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