Cigar Review: Sinistro Honor Among Thieves Scala
The last cigar I had from Sinistro, The Last Cowboy, was one I called “perhaps the ugliest cigar ever made.” Well, today, with Honor Among Thieves, it looks like Sinistro took my comment not as a rebuke or even a criticism, but as a challenge.
This cigar is bastard-ugly. With a shaggy foot and an odd shape, it's definitely one that will stand out in any humidor. However, after lighting up the ragged end, I'm greeted with smooth and creamy flavors that have hits of pepper. Never a company to be boring, Sinistro has my attention, so let's dive in.
Sinistro's Honor Among Thieves comes to us in a Luxury Cigar Club exclusive vitola (size). It's got a perfecto shape (narrow at both ends) wrapped in a thin weave of lighter tobacco, and its innards are laid bare in the form of a shaggy foot. The wrapper is Brazilian, the binder is Mexican, and the filler tobaccos are from the Dominican Republic and the United States.
If you know nothing else about this cigar, know this: it's fugly and it's going to be full of flavor.
Line: Honor Among Thieves
Size: 5 x 48/60
Price: $16 – Luxury Cigar Club
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Filler: Dominican Republic, United States
Smoke Time: 90 minutes
Throughout most of the Sinistro Honor Among Thieves Scala, the draw was tight. It all started as soon as I finished the shaggy foot (which was early on), and I had to cut the tip with the guillotine a couple more times to open the cigar up. The cigar also developed a fairly uneven burn in the middle third that I had to fix a couple of times.
After spending almost an hour and a half with this cigar, the Sinistro Honor Among Thieves Scala is a much better experience then I had with The Last Cowboy.
After a couple of extra clips with my cutter, the draw opened up and I had no trouble getting all of the flavors out of this cigar. despite having no Nicaraguan tobacco and side, the blend of the Brazilian Maduro wrapper and the Dominican filler tobacco could have convinced me otherwise. The flavors were rich and complex, and also unlike The Last Cowboy, there were no better spots.
While this cigar is perhaps more expensive then I would like, and a few dollars more than other cigars I really enjoy in this price range, the Sinistro Honor Among Thieves Scala earns a CigarScore 3.