Cigar Czars


Review of Bolivar Cofradia
Lost & Found Natural EMS Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found is a limited edition cigar made in Honduras. These cigar are available in Natural and Oscuro versions, each having a Toro (6 x 54) and Robusto (5 x 54) size. This is a review of the Natural EMS version in the Toro size, which is priced at $7.49 per cigar. Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS cigars are made with Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers, Connecticut Broadleaf binders, and and blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan and Honduran filler tobaccos. The blends were developed by Robert Caldwell in collaboration with the Scandinavian Tobacco Group's Justin Andrews, and became available in February 2022. For more information about these cigars, please check out the press release.

The sample Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro cigar started off with a naturally sweet tobacco flavor along with a modest dose of pepper. After the first few puffs, the peppery taste became more noticeable, but then moderated after about five minutes. The smoke was smack in the middle of the medium body range. After 10 minutes into the cigar, the flavor was a combination of sweet earthy spice along with some peppery notes. At the 20-minute mark, the taste evolved slightly into a well-balanced mix of sweet earth and pepper, and the smoke remained medium bodied.

During the next 15 minutes at 35 minutes into the cigar, the flavor remained pretty consistent. A minor/optional touch-up was applied at this point just to keep the burn perfectly even. The cigar was holding a long ash and had a very good draw. After smoking the cigar for 55 minutes, it went out by itself and required a relight. I continued to smoke and enjoy the Bolivar Lost & Found EMS Toro cigar for an additional 25 minutes down to 1¾ inches remaining, for a total smoke time of 80 minutes. It was an enjoyable cigar all the way down to the very last puff, as the flavors remained well-balanced and pretty much consistent after the first 20 minutes.

I found the sample Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro to be a very good cigar, and worthy of a strong 4-point rating on a 5-point scale. The flavor was enjoyable all the way through, and its medium body would make it an amicable option for all levels of cigar smokers, especially at the modest price of $7.49 per stick. These are limited edition cigars that are sold in 5-packs that will likely attract some attention.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

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