Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

ADVentura The Royal Return King's Gold Corona
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: McBryde

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member appollo (Stephen).  This was done as a blind review so there were no pre-concieved notions about what anyone was smoking.  The cigar provided for this round is the">ADVentura The Royal Return King's Gold Corona.  

According to ADVentura: The tobacco used for this blend is quite rare, so we are forced to produce super small batches, and monitor the delicate complexity, flavor, and balance with each step. The flavor profile we strive to achieve with this blend is quite specific, therefore, the tobacco dictates the production.

ADVentura The Royal Return King's Gold Corona

The Royal Return King's Gold Corona
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
United States
Connecticut Broadleaf
Long Corona
This cigar was enjoyed with Sweet Tea

Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

The cigar pre-light had almost a cubanesque smell to it. It had a fairly loose draw to it, as well as some chocolate notes. The wrapper was a little veiny, and a little bit oily. It cut easily, and didn't have any loose  or hard spots in it, though its draw was loose.

Lighting and Burn: 7 Points of 15 Possible

I had to relight the cigar 5 times. The ash was grey, with some black lines in it, and ad a lit of smoke volume for the smaller ring gauge. The burn rate was just right, though it did keep going out.

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

The construction of the cigar was good. The draw was just right, though it seemed pre-light that it would be very open. It had a sharp burn line for most of the cigar, though it was relit so much. The wrapper was a little veiny, and during the smoke, there was a stem that stuck out as the ash fell away. It was a nice sized cigar though for a shorter smoke.

Flavor and Aroma: 40 Points of 45 Possible

The first draw of the cigar had a bitter taste to it, but after I purged it once, it went right away, and a pleasant earthy woody, chocolatey flavor followed.

The first 1/3 was pretty much the woody, earthy, chocolatey flavor with a little bit of a bite, but not real bad, just to let you know it was there. The smoke was smooth, and there was lots of it!

The second 1/3 wasn't much different than the third, but it mellowed out a little bit on bite, but kept the same good flavors.

The last 1/3 had a little bit of burn on the back of the tongue, and was a little sharper. I don't know if it was because I was having to relight it quite a bit, or if it was the cigar. The cigar had a good flavor to it, and it was a vitola that I enjoy smoking, so I kept relighting the cigar hoping it would stay lit. It did not have a lot of complexity, but the flavors that it did have were good all the way through.


Overall, the cigar had good flavor, but was not very complex. It was not rated higher due to the fact that I had to relight it 5 times for a corona sized cigar. I did enjoy the cigar though, and I am interested to find out what cigar it is in this blind review. I would like to give it another go to see just how another one would smoke if it would stay lit the whole smoke!

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