Warped Cigars
Serie Gran Reserva 1988 by Warped Cigars

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.25
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Kyle Gellis
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: The Stash Smoke Shop
Date Purchased: February 1, 2019
Price: $9.00
Date Smoked: June 2, 2021

Serie Gran Reserva 1988 by Warped Cigars

COVID-19 Day 436:
I got to smoke the Serie Gran Reserva 1988 by Warped Cigars with its Smooth nutty creaminess delivering marshmallow, brown sugar, and leather tobacco flavors there are some floral notes on the backend with a soft pepper spice on the retrohale.

This is a cigar I crave! I can’t wait until the next time!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Day 353:
 Aganorsa Leaf, Apollo, Casa Fernández, Guardian of the Farm, Kyle Gellis, Max Fernandez, Seleccion de Warped, Warped Cigars This cigar is for when you want something Smoky, Chewy, and Creamy that you can count on and it’s with this Serie Gran Reserva 1988 by Warped Cigars with its more nuanced tobacco flavors… Mmmm Good!

Being that last month (February 2021) marked the third year of my return to the Cigar Hobby, I’m finding that my palate must be changing… or evolving. Where before I was preferring cigars that brought a more full-bodied smoking experience; mostly with the darker Maduro wrappers that I was smoking, I seem to be leaning toward some of the more nuanced Corojo and some Habano wrappers these days as I’m discovering and exploring more of these types of tobaccos.

It’s All Good!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Day 300:

COVID-19 Day 207:
 Corojo 99, Jalapa, Kyle Gellis, Nicaragua, Serie Gran Reserva 1988, Warped Cigars Today was a ground breaking day for me with the Serie Gran Reserva 1988 by Warped Cigars. I now have a new appreciation for this outstanding cigar!

After the first couple of puffs, this cigar showed me what I had been missing the few times that I’ve smoked this before… today, I was on point and ready to pick up the full effect of the Aganorsa Corojo tobacco flavors that I had missed on my previous experiences… I was ready and receptive today!

It appears from my recent cigar selections that 2020 is the Year of Aganorsa Lear for me… lately, I’ve been consuming a bit of these excellent Nicaraguan Aganorsa-Born cigars and I think I’m beginning to “Get It”!

The Serie Gran Reserva 1988 has now reached the Box-Worthy status in the Puff Sumo TupperDor.

Stay Tuned for More…
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Corojo 99, Jalapa, Kyle Gellis, Nicaragua, Serie Gran Reserva 1988, Warped Cigars
The Serie Gran Reserva 1988 by Warped Cigars is a smooth firmly packed cigar that is beautifully constructed.

A cold draw provides barnyard and leather aromas. I can’t wait to fire this up.

Once lit, wow creamy earth and leather with a strong white pepper spice on the retrohale. Wow! Wow! Wow! The char line is razor-sharp

At the middle of the second third, a handsome amount of creamy oaky leathery smoke delivers the white pepper spice still hanging onto each retrohale, the draw in the meantime, is perfect.

I’m smack dab in the middle of this cigar after an hour… Oh boy, this is going to be a long smoke. Wait, the burn is starting to get wonky; we’ll see what develops.

Overall, this is a different cigar than I’ve smoked before. I almost enjoyed the smoke off of the burning foot; it was delicious with the same or slightly more nuanced white pepper spice singing my nostrils.

I have another to smoke after a few more weeks of resting in the TupperDor and we’ll see if this makes the cut.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Wood
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Earthy: 3
Leather: 3
Pepper: 4