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Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs

Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder cigarsmoke.net
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Jas Sum Kral Nuggs

 

 

 

Definitely a first in the “Premium Cigar Industry” Jas Sum Kral is breaking new ground with its latest release.

The cannabis industry claims that as long as the CBD product contains less than 0.3% THC, it’s classified as hemp under federal law and is therefore legal to possess and distribute, state laws on CBD and hemp vary widely.

CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in cannabis or marijuana plants.

Each JSK Nugg contains 20mg of hemp derived CBD in it.

Benefits and uses of CBD oil, Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments.

Last year Cigar Smoke spoke with JSK owner Riste Riatevski you can see the brief interview here.

The chemical breakdown and dosage of the CBD Nuggs can be found on the Jas Sum Kral website.

 

 

 

Packaging for the Jas Sum Kral Nuggs in 25-count wood boxes displaying 20mg of CBD.

 

 

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  • APPEARANCE

 

The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is potato skin brown with areas of mottled streaks and spots.

It has heavy tooth, seam and vein.

Firmly rolled at 4 1/2 x 48 it’s presented in the short Robusto format with a wide open foot and a rounded cap, the foot portion of the cello is open for venting or more than likely to facilitate the infusion of CBD.

The single band is teal in color with gold accents, in the center reads “JSK” on a gold embossed shield with two gold lions on both sides of the motif.

Below reads “JAS SUM KRAL” in white font on a rectangular rocker with “NUGGS” in cream colored font on a teal background.

The back of the band is solid gold foil.

On a side note the press release from 2018 displayed a bright green band with gold accents.

Pre-light aroma has notes of ginger bread, dark semi-sweet chocolate and floral.

The cold draw produced flavors of graham cracker, cinnamon and leather spice.

 

 

 

 

  • FIRST LIGHT

 

With a strike of the match the toasted foot is producing an aroma of light campfire.

Immediate flavors of sweet woody char with a leather bite.

The blend settles in with flavors of oily vegetal, cedar and cocoa bean.

Creamy leather and malt occupy the background profile with an accompanying MILD leathery white peppered spice.

MED-PLUS white pepper on the retro-hale with a finish of cherry wood char.

Lingering leather spice is present on the lips in between draws.

 

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

In the second half oily vegetal, cocoa and roasted malt are up front and on point.

The background continues with creamy leather and an appearance of assorted roasted nuts with a mild woody char.

The spicy element is in the form of a combination of both leather and cinnamon spice at a level of MED.

The retro-hale is producing consistent MED-PLUS white pepper through the nose with a finish of cedar with a MILD toffee char.

 

  • FINAL THIRD

 

Heading into the final third the JSK Nugg heats up to the touch.

Core flavors of oily vegetal, cocoa and creamy malt are up front and on point.

Assorted roasted nuts take over in the background balancing in with the aforementioned flavors.

As mentioned, the combustible fillers in the JSK Nugg has produced some palpable heat on the fingers, so I grabbed a hemostat or “Roach Clip” for the nub which is quite ironic!

The heat has intensified the spicy element to a FULL compliment of leather and cinnamon spice.

The retro-hale has transitioned to FULL white pepper with a finish of toffee char.

 

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

 

• CONSTRUCTION: No construction issues to report.

 

• BURN: Consistent combustion of all three components of wrapper, binder and filler. Before the final third the Nugg was palpably hotter, is CBD flammable? A hemostat or roach clip was used heading into the final duration. A thick circular black carbon line was present.

 

• ASH: The salt and pepper colored ash was circular and solid holding an inch-plus tapping off with ease.

 

• CUT: All three examples were v-cut.

 

• DRAW: Wide open with little to zero resistance. Smoke output was abundant.

 

• RE-LIGHTS: Zero re-lights required.

 

• FIRE: Long cedar matches.

 

• STRENGTH: MED-PLUS bodied wheelhouse.

 

  • CONCLUSION

 

With states quickly following suit in the legalization of marijuana I wonder how many manufacturers will follow the lead of JSK with the popularity of CBD infused products that’s already used in edibles.

CBD has proven healing and health benefits so why not?

This was my first experience with anything infused with the product and I don’t smoke tree so I really didn’t know what to expect.

I compiled notes over a 3 day time period and didn’t really feel anything other than being relaxed which is about the same result I get with any other cigar.

CBD aside the JSK Nugg was a very enjoyable cigar with distinctly identifiable flavors and a strength level in the MED-PLUS bodied wheelhouse.

It had a consistent flavor of oily vegetal with leather and cinnamon spice.

You may or may not feel any of the effects of CBD but it’s definitely a recommended try.

 

 

 

 


Cigar reviewed: Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Natural

Cigars for review: Purchased (Box)

Cigars smoked for review: 3

Cigar Smoke Rate: 90

Size: 4 1/2 x 48

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Indonesian

Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa and Estelí

Production: Regular

Box count: 25

Country of origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Tabacalera Aragon S.A. Nicaragua

Information source: Jas Sum Kral (Riste Riatevski)

Photos by: Cigar Smoke

 

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