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ADVENTURA THE EXPLORER | CIGAR REVIEW

APRIL 3, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC


ADVENTURA THE EXPLORER ROBUSTO GRANDE (5 x 54)

WRAPPER: MEXICAN HABANO

BINDER: ECUADORIAN SUMATRA

FILLER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR

The Explorer begins with wood, earth, subtle coffee, graphite, and sweetness, leaning towards caramel. Effortless draw and an ample smoke output.


Pushing through the nose, subtle coffee and charred earth pass by quickly. Sweetness, again, leaning towards caramel, coffee, and the slightest helping of spice briefly occupy the finish.


Coffee begins to bring some dark chocolate along for the ride, most of it resting on the bottom of the mug. Fruit plays a bit, hinting at blackberry. Graphite still lingers randomly.


No updated status on the retrohale or finish. Consistent. Cool.


Burning with a bit of a wave but not a huge wave, The Explorer maintains a solid ash that I should probably break off before running the risk of it tumbling around on my desk. Breaks off with a bit more help than I usually have to give. Ah, a stem was offering some additional support. It happens, I suppose.


Stem research. I still don’t completely grasp the concept. Seems interesting. Stand by for more scientific analysis of things I’ve heard of but don’t completely understand. Makes me an expert on social media.

Graphite and blackberry begin to comfortably mingle while leather provides the foundation. Hazelnut gives a shot right at the end. Kind of reminds me of the person who honks their horn as they pass your house at 60 mph. “And, I have no idea who that was.”

A bit of coffee and graphite on the retrohale. Probably how our great grandpa took his coffee before walking to school uphill in a blizzard.


Coffee and leather discuss the world’s pressing issues while they hang out on the finish. No realistic solutions, but they’re trying.


Creaminess has threatened a few times to really show itself, but it ends up ducking away and seeing itself out. Noncommittal.

God bless ADVentura for taking care of the welders of the world by employing them to apply their bands. Holy crap. On the plus side, the ash fell right into the ashtray as I was using the force of 10 men to take off the band. Functional fitness.


You’ll see the entrails of that ash in the final photo.


The Explorer requires a fairly significant burn touch-up to keep it moving along.


Blackberry takes turns with undefined fruit, which fades quickly, leaving graphite talking to himself. Weirdo. Coffee still breaks through. All the dark chocolate has faded, leaving just a touch of general sweetness.


Graphite transitions in and out of black licorice on the retrohale.


The finish is now dominated by watered-down coffee, allowing moments of fruit every so often.


Squishiness hits The Explorer towards the end. SpongeBob SquarePants.

SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 26 mins.


RATING: 2.75 / 4 - God bless the welders.


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