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GUARDIAN OF THE FARM NIGHTWATCH | CIGAR REVIEW

JANUARY 27, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC


GUARDIAN OF THE FARM NIGHTWATCH JJ (BOX PRESSED) (5 1/4 x 50)

WRAPPER: SHADE GROWN COROJO MADURO

BINDER: NICARAGUA

FILLER: NICARAGUA

JJ hits with sweetness and spice off the first puffs from a closed foot. Spice quickly intensifies but does so without drowning out prune, dark chocolate, and wood which contribute to a good first impression along with a spot on draw and plentiful smoke output.


Earth, wood, and cocoa quietly sneak through the retrohale. Spice, prune, dark chocolate, and dark earth stand guard on the finish.


Dark chocolate is the alpha as it permeates throughout and guides the Nightwatch. Batman would dig this cigar. Not that I know him personally…Or do I? Obviously, I can’t divulge that information. That being said, I suppose Phil is just as cool of a name as Bruce. I’ve never been suspected of being Batman, so I guess that’s a fairly good cover if I was Batman. I’ve typed Batman quite a bit here. Anyway.


Pushing my tongue against the top of my mouth wrings out a mixture of leather and, again, dark chocolate. I’ll take it. Notes of wood, dried dark fruit, and, you guessed it, dark chocolate flow from the foot smoke.

The ash holds on solidly like grappling hooks always seem to hold on to anything in the movies. You know? Like the Batman movies.


Butter joins the ever present dark chocolate. I’m not sure if it’s European butter, but it’s lightly salted. Prune moves to raisin.


Raisin and wood. “Blow it out your nose!” A phrase I’ve never heard in a Batman movie.


Coffee and leather provide company to dark chocolate as they await the next pull. Night shift shenanigans? Probably watching YouTube videos.


Halfway through, the nicotine starts to build. Is it warm in here?


I just saw two of my dogs running outside in the snow. That’s fitting for the namesake of this cigar. I have a third dog. He doesn’t run much. He’s lazy. Hips don’t lie.


Eastern spices? Yep. Nice.


The burn, while not razor sharp, patrols independently.

Strength dropped down to zero for a bit, but it’s back with a vengeance. Lightweights, beware. Had to take a short break myself. This puppy bites.


Dark chocolate continues to dominate. Raisin and heavy dark coffee find their way to intertwine with heavy dark earth, complementing each other nearly perfectly.


Aside from inducing a mild coma, this is a dang good cigar. I suppose I could’ve nubbed it, but I have to work in the morning.

SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 59 mins.


RATING: 3.5 / 4 - Batman approved.


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