Review: Statesman

Stallone Alagan Review: The Experience

This was a nice little piggy flavors at the finish ended completely different than it started. I was worried it was going to be a smoky Woody cigar the entire smoke but the sweet notes at the end of the second to the finish made it well-rounded and complete. I would go back to this cigar again in a heartbeat. the biggest negative was both samples had a slight burn issue that tended to burn on one side better than the other and both had a loose draw up front. other than that it was good

Pairing: Drinks that I would pair would be the normal Dr. Pepper or orange soda or a wheated high proof bourbon

Stallone Alagan Review: The Brand

THE STATESMAN STORY

Launched in 2023, Statesman Cigar Co. was birthed out of the founders’ shared passion for cigar smoking, great community, and the finer things of life. At Statesman, it’s not about simply selling a product, it’s about bringing people into an experience. Our mission is to bring as many people into the Statesman lifestyle, a lifestyle of memorable cigar-smoking experiences, sophisticated elegance, and the most important thing – great community. We look forward to having a smoke with you!

Stallone Alagan Review: The Elements

Wrapper: Undisclosed
Binder: Undisclosed
Filler: Undisclosed

Factory: Undisclosed / Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Stallone Alagan Review: The Body

Sweet chocolate, dark fruit, slightly musty

Stallone Alagan Review: The Foot

It’s a piggy so it’s hard to get much off the foot I do get a tobacco sweetness with a fruit cup

Stallone Alagan Review: The Cold Draw

Because it’s a piggy I don’t get much but I do get a slightly loose straw raisins fruit cup syrup and peaches

Stallone Alagan Review: First Third

On the light: I have a loose draw with notes of dark chocolate, tobacco, smoky Hickory, and nuts the retro is Woody with a black pepper notes.


Into the First: still a loose draw takes a few puffs to get smoke. burn is wavy but no touch-ups. flavors up front are a smoky Hickory, salt, black pepper followed by a nutty sweet note at the end.


Retro: is Woody, nutty and slightly floral sweetness with a white pepper. salt and pepper finish on the lips that last. medium to full strength. flake ash.

Stallone Alagan Review: Second Third

Draw has gotten better after a slight touch up to the burn. both samples tend to try to burn on one side a little faster than the other. smoke is now thick and oily and completely Coats the mouth. flavors up front or a charred wood, coffee, and a dark chocolate followed by a salty, black pepper and molasses sweetness.

Retro: is white pepper slight spice, floral sweetness. salt and sweet notes on the lips. nice ash at the end. medium to full strength

Stallone Alagan Review: Final Third

Best burn of the smoke so far. ash is nice and tight. flavors are now completely different than the start. smoke is still full thick and oily flavors are now black coffee nuts dark chocolate and a slight oak followed by a floral and molasses sweetness.

Retro: is coffee white pepper and floral sweetness. for me this transition has been the best part of the smoke. finishes long and And leaves a sweet and pepper taste on the palate. strength is medium full

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Charles Ruth

Charles Ruth

I am the husband of an amazing woman who shares my love for cigars and the father to 3 wonderful kids. I am the president of the Tri-Star Herf Crew. A social cigar club based in Tennessee with family all around the country. I grew up in Kentucky where I fell in love with the taste and history of Bourbon and American whiskey. I applied for the review position at CP when it first started and was reviewer number 4. I love sharing my love, thoughts, feeling, and knowledge of cigars and Bourbon with all our readers.
Charles Ruth

Charles Ruth

I am the husband of an amazing woman who shares my love for cigars and the father to 3 wonderful kids. I am the president of the Tri-Star Herf Crew. A social cigar club based in Tennessee with family all around the country. I grew up in Kentucky where I fell in love with the taste and history of Bourbon and American whiskey. I applied for the review position at CP when it first started and was reviewer number 4. I love sharing my love, thoughts, feeling, and knowledge of cigars and Bourbon with all our readers.