MAY 29, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
EL REY DEL MUNDO NATURALS ROBUSTO EN VIDRIO (5 1/2 x 50)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN SUMATRA
FILLER: HONDURAS, NICARAGUA
Earth, cream, hay, and a touch of sweetness provide the opening number for Naturals. Not sure if I’ll stick with the musical theme. Probably not. Never been a fan of musicals. I can’t suspend my disbelief that much.
Excellent draw. Thick plumes of smoke drift through the air. I’m outside today, which is my preferred place to smoke.
The retrohale allows for earth, a dash of salt, and some subtle leather. The finish settles in with leather and hay.
Flakes fall from the ash from time to time. Messy. The burn isn’t razor sharp, but it’s not a problem either.
The foot smoke catches a bit more of my interest so far. Wood, spice, chocolate, and some fruit. Wouldn’t mind seeing some of that move over into the draw.
As I keep progressing, Naturals becomes a lot of hay and cream. Not terrible, but a bit dry in the entertainment department. If I’m trying to keep with the musical theme, I guess I would say we’ve hit a few slow, sappy tunes.
The burn begins to wander, and it ends up needing my assistance to get back on track.
Hay and leather. Then more hay and leather. Followed by more hay and leather.
It’s not necessarily bad, just boring. I suppose people could say that about me. Anyway.
If I move my tongue around a lot and really focus, I catch a caramel note every so often, but it’s heavily overwhelmed by the ever popular hay and leather.
The burn has taken charge on its own, and we burned right through a small split, so there’s that.
Still hittin’ those slow tunes, and the dancing is a little underwhelming.
Well, Naturals was consistent. I’ll give it that. Hay and leather all the way to the end.
The cast comes out for a bow, and then they awkwardly remain on the stage, waiting for a standing ovation. One guy stands up clapping obnoxiously, and everyone else just stares at him. The cast does that thing with their hands where they visually tell that one guy he means so much to them.
As the director comes on stage to get her flowers, which I'm sure she knew nothing about, a group exits the theater. One guy from the group says a little too loudly, “Well, this is why I don’t like musicals.” A few cast members wipe a single tear from their eyes, and one of the crew members prematurely closes the curtains, hitting the cast and knocking the flowers out of the director’s hands. And the house lights slowly come up.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 13 mins.
RATING: 2 / 4 - Musicals are the worst.