Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Plasencia Cigars S.A.)
Toro: 6 x 50
Show Video: Episode 127
This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.
The Quesada Keg is a limited edition cigar that recently has arrived on retailer shelves. This release of this cigar is meant to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations as this cigar is designed to be enjoyed with an Irish Stout. This isn’t the first cigar made by Quesada that is meant to pair with a malt liquor as the annual release Quesada Oktoberfest is designed to be enjoyed with a traditional marzen beer. In addition to the Quesada Keg being a completely different blend from the Oktoberfest, there is also one other significant difference – namely it is made at the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua as opposed to Quesada factory in the Dominican Republic.
The packaging of this cigar is most unique. The cigar is literally packaged in a container that looks like a wooden keg.
I found this cigar to deliver dark chocolate, earth, white pepper, and some subtle lager notes. The dark chocolate developed some more sweeter qualities later on. I did find that this cigar could pair very well with a Irish, Imperial, or Chocolate Stout. The profile of this cigar is medium strength and medium-bodied. The burn and draw are excellent.
I think there is some serious aging potential on this cigar, but right now it still smokes great and is worth a keg / box split.