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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member Cfickter (Chuck).  The cigar provided for this round is the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers Meat Box Pressed (2021).

Red Meat Lovers is a top shelf, maduro liga that was created intentionally to be smoked after enjoying a heavy meal of steak or prime rib.  The blend was developed while simultaneously consuming "chuleta de dos lomos" aka an export grade of prime Porterhouse steaks in Nicaragua with a varied selection of fine post digestif whiskeys and espresso. Originally created at the request of the Red Meat Lovers Club to smoke at their charity dinners, it became one of the most successful annual single store exclusives in the market. So in 2023, Dunbarton decided to make it a regular production cigar. Offered in three classic trunk-pressed formats, as well as a spicier, stronger "beef stick" variation in a unique flat capped, closed foot Parejo vitola. The RML collection of cigars are the perfect puros to pair with hearty meals and libations, or for whenever a robust, dark maduro is desired.

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers Meat Box Pressed (2021)

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
Red Meat Lovers Meat Box Pressed (2021)
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Country of Origin:
United States
Connecticut Broadleaf
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4 star rating based on 1 Review(s) (1 Review(s))
2021 Red Meat Lovers boxed pressed toro
This cigar was enjoyed with Crown Royal

Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

This cigar is well constructed. The wrapper is pretty much flawless. The one noticeable vein was kind of hidden on the edge of the box press side. Made a great cut, so no damage to the wrapper. The aroma is slightly leather like.

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

This cigar lit perfectly. I did not have to re touch this cigar at all. I was able to keep a perfect burn-line throughout this entire smoke. The ash held on well for the entire smoke. I sat the cigar down once and it never lost its fire.

Construction: 30 Points of 30 Possible

Steve Sake rarely misses. The construction is amazing. The draw stayed consistent throughout the entire smoke. The wrapper never had any issues throughout the whole smoke. The cap stayed well after the cut and never unraveled.

Flavor and Aroma: 40 Points of 45 Possible

Granted I couldn't put my finger on the aroma, the flavors were damn good. For such a full bodied cigar, it was smooth tasting throughout the whole cigar. The leather I experienced earlier was mostly what flavor I tasted. I didn't experience much change from the 1st to last 3rd of the cigar. I wasn't upset though, because it was pretty consistent.  The retro was a little spicy, which was fine with me.


Overall, I totally enjoyed this cigar. From the beginning to end. Loved the full body experience that I had with this. Saka has build a name for himself putting out quality cigars. This is one I'd love to try in other sizes now since they are available to see if any flavor changes happens.

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