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Cigar Review: Protocol Jane Doe from Cubariqueño Cigar Company

Toar Campbell

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Protocol Jane Doe from Cubariqueño Cigar Company




John and Jane Doe are the names given to unidentified persons.

Males are given John Doe and females are given Jane Doe.

The cigars are packaged in 10 count white paper bundles and no information is known on the blend.

This project is a Limited Edition with undisclosed amount of bundles.

The boys at Protocol are asking the public’s help in identifying our Jane Doe.

The cigars were available first to those attending Cubariqueño Cigar Co. 4 Year Anniversary Party on June 1, 2019.

The cigars were produced at La Zona in Estelí, Nicaragua.



One Available Size:

  • 6 x 52 Toro Box Press



Packaging for the Protocol Jane Doe in white 10-count paper bundles.





The forensic file on Jane Doe is, wrapper unknown, binder unknown and filler unknown! The standard law for privacy of individually identifiable health Information, commonly known as HIPAA, prevents us from knowing anything other than our Jane Doe is female measuring 6 x 52 at a box-press Toro format.

The unknown wrapper, although I have a pretty good guess of the identity, is light almond in color showing visible seam with tooth and vein.

The box-press vitola has a squared foot with a semi-rounded triple cap.

One band sits on the vitola in plain glossy white adding to the mystery of unknown origin and identity of Jane Doe.

Pre-light aroma had notes of cocoa bean, cedar and roasted malt.

The cold draw produced flavors of vanilla, rich cedar and nougat.







Aromas of sweet cedar off the toasted foot.

Immediate first light flavors of cedar char and orange peel.

The blend settles in and takes off with rich woody cedar, milk chocolate and mocha coffee.

Creamy leather and roasted almonds hit the background profile with a rich whipped butter aftertaste!

All spice is keeping the Jane Doe straight MED in the first portion of the cigar with a spot on balance of all the aforementioned flavors.

MED white pepper on the retro-hale with a finish of cinnamon spice.




In the second half the Jane Doe has remained consistent with core flavors of rich woody cedar, milk chocolate and coffee mocha with rich whipped butter transitioning up front from the background producing a unique flavor profile.

MILD creamy leather with a MILD sodium influence stays on point in the background keeping the vitola consistent at MED bodied with a complex balance of all spice.

The retro-hale increases to MED-PLUS with clean white pepper evolving into flavors of cinnamon spice and caramel.




In the final third core flavors of rich cedar, milk chocolate, coffee and whipped butter are up front and on point.

The background influence of creamy leather and mild salt are balancing into the core flavors with a bite of all spice as the Jane Doe remains straight MED bodied.

The final third finds an increase in the retro-hale with a FULL sting of white pepper evolving into a long finish of sweet caramel.




• CONSTRUCTION: The cigar felt very light without density. Box-press construction was solid with no palpable soft spots, cracks or inconsistencies throughout.


• BURN: Consistent combustion throughout. Solid straight burn with a visible semi-circular carbon line.


• ASH: Solid salt and pepper colored ash, at times it produced a marbleized vertical strip caused by the veins combusting with the binder and filler.


• CUT: All three examples were v-cut.


• DRAW: Perfect resistance resulting in adequate smoke output.


• RE-LIGHTS: Zero during active smoking.


• FIRE: Long cedar matches.


• STRENGTH: MED bodied wheelhouse FULL flavored.




Jane Doe is alive and well!

The unidentified vitola produced a myriad of identifiable flavors.

Much more than just a limited bundle release, in short the cigar was a flavor bomb with the right amount of everything!

With an easy draw the core flavors of rich cedar, milk chocolate, coffee and mocha were upfront and on point throughout the entire smoking duration in a straight MED bodied format.





Cigar reviewed: Protocol Jane Doe

Cigars for review: Provided by Cubariqueño Cigar Company

Cigars smoked for review: 3

Cigar Smoke Rate: 92

Size: 6 x 52 (Box-Press Toro)

Wrapper: Unknown

Binder: Unknown

Filler: Unknown

Production: Limited Edition 

Bundle count: 10

Factory: La Zona

Photos by: Cigar Smoke


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