Review of Kristoff Galerones DR4 Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
DR4 is the mildest of Kristoff's four distinct blends of Galerones cigars. The DR4 is available in four sizes, including a Robusto (5 x 52) that was sampled for this review. This cigar is made with a blend of four different Dominican filler tobacco leaves, a Nicaraguan binder, and an Ecuadorian wrapper. Five-packs of Kristoff Galerones DR4 Robustos are available online for about $38, which works out to an average price of $7.60 per cigar. Expect to pay about a buck more per stick when purchasing a single.
The DR4 Robusto began with a peppery flavor and was mild-to-medium bodied. The pepper started to tame down after about five minutes as the cigar became smoother. After another five minutes, the cigar's flavor was predominately creamy with a hint of spice. A few brief, mild and barely noticeable citrus notes surfaced after an additional 10 minutes, but the cigar's flavor remained creamy with a bit of spice throughout the remaining duration of the smoke.
The DR4 Robusto had a very good draw, even burn, and held a long ash. No relights nor touch-ups were needed during the 40 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar down to about two inches remaining. The Kristoff Galerones DR4 proved to be an enjoyable summer smoke that would also appeal to newer cigar smokers regardless of the season. I rate it with a very respectable 3.75 points on a 5-point scale.