Limited runs. Special editions. Small batches. In the world of craft and handmade, we love our unique and hard-to-get products, and today we're taking a look at one from Punch – the Spring Roll.
The Punch Spring Roll is a short robusto with a shaggy foot. A shaggy foot on a cigar is when the wrapper doesn't go all the way to the end, which exposes the binder beneath. When this happens, as in the case of the Punch Spring Roll, we get to taste the cigar's binder and filler tobaccos for a couple of minutes before we get to taste the wrapper.
After a quick snip with my guillotine, the cold draw flavors were leafy and budget-y. Once I lit the cigar, I tasted something sweet and paperbag-esque. About two minutes into the cigar, I hit the sweet Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and things really got interesting.
Is the Punch Spring Roll any good? Is it worth just under $7? Let's find out!
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: United States Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Filler: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, United States
Smoke Time: 50 minutes
I got to smoke the Punch Spring Roll “Takeout” from 2023 for about 50 enjoyable minutes. My main complaint about this stick was that it got warm with about an inch and a half in, which is pretty far considering the entire cigar is only 4 1/2 inches long.
Overall though, I really enjoyed this Punch Spring Roll. It had great construction, flavor complexities that were really nice and hints of a candy-sweetness that were quite surprising.
Going into this cigar, my expectations were low, and the Spring Roll deserved better. I enjoyed this cigar very much and the price point is great. The Punch Spring Roll 2023 earns a CigarScore 5.