The Byron 1850 No. 4 is a true testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of Nelson Alfonso. Created to celebrate 175 years of Byron, this cigar offers a luxurious experience in every puff. With its dimensions measuring 5 inches in length and a 50-ring gauge, it boasts a perfect balance between size and smoke production.
Upon first inspection, the appearance of the cigar is captivating. The wrapper, a beautiful chocolate brown shade, shines with an oily and silky sheen. The construction is impeccable, seamless, and rolled to perfection.
The Byron 1850 No. 4 was immediately greeted with a complex and inviting flavor profile. The first third revealed notes of dark espresso, reminiscent of rich coffee, accompanied by the comforting flavors of Rye Bread, Amaretto, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, dried apricots, Brazil nuts, caramel, and a pleasant creaminess. Hints of citrus added a refreshing touch to the overall experience.
Moving into the second third, the flavor profile mellowed slightly, showcasing a milder pepper and hazelnut combination. A delightful floral bouquet emerged, complemented by subtle hints of spice and plum, and a lingering sweetness of sweet cream.
The final third brought a delightful buildup of flavors. Notes of Nutmeg, light salt and pepper, cocoa, espresso, mocha, caramel, milk chocolate, and cherries mixed harmoniously, creating a truly indulgent experience.
Throughout the entire smoking session, numerous flavor transitions and the smoothness of each draw. The cigar burned slowly and coolly. The long finish left a satisfying aftertaste that lingered pleasantly.
In terms of strength, the Byron 1850 No. 4 scored a 5.57 out of 10, making it a medium-bodied cigar, suitable for a wide range of enthusiasts.
In conclusion, the Byron 1850 No. 4 is an exceptional cigar with a remarkable aging process. The incorporation of French Oak in its aging rooms adds a unique and fascinating dimension to the flavor profile, elevating the smoking experience to new heights. With a final rating score of 90.72 out of 100, this cigar undoubtedly deserves its place among the distinguished luxury brands of Selected Tobacco. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a moment of indulgence, the Byron 1850 No. 4 is a must-try for any cigar connoisseur.
This blind cigar review (Cigar #1-A) was scored by a distinguished panel of cigar enthusiasts, including: Joe Hallett, Chris Safranski, Kyle Lee, Cody Goodrum, Brett Yannalfo, Bingo Mactavinish, Paul Nabs, Scott Treptow.
Price: $42.00 per single, $1,049.99 per box of 25