So it seems Saka developed Sobremesa Brulee as a line extension of the fuller-bodied Sobremesa brand that serves as a return to the way Connecticut cigars used to be, according to him anyway. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether that amounts to a solution in search of a problem. The cigar itself does fit a niche: it’s mild, but very flavorful. The newer Connecticut brands tend to be more on medium side, and while they’re very flavorful as well, they may not be suited to an early morning smoke, or simply occasions where you want something on the lighter side. On the other hand, Brulee is a cigar we could smoke any time of day, even after a meal.
For this review, we tried both the 6x52 Toro and 5.2x52 Robusto. Quite frankly, the Toro was too much of a good thing. The mid-section was longer, and because it didn’t change much, it got a little boring for our tastes. The shorter Robusto, on the other hand, was a more abbreviated experience that grew gradually richer and more complex with every puff instead of staying in a pleasant sweet spot for too long. If you like that sweet spot, then by all means, go for the Toro! Either way, this is a very nice smoke that we’ll be enjoying on many Saturday mornings to come. At $12.45, it’s on the expensive side, but we think it’s unique enough, and with enough obvious quality, to merit the price.
Lush, rich, mouth-filling smoke that's lightly peppery and has buttery English muffin and maple syrup sweetness with a core of earth bubbling underneath.