I love the name.
Sometimes we have really stupid reasons for wanting to try a cigar.
Yes. This is one of those times.
The Pistoff Kristoff robusto cigar is a 5.5" x 54 stick that's a largely Nicaraguan gem but constructed in the Dominican Republic. I got a handful of these Kristoffs from CigarsCity.com. With a San Andres wrapper and Indonesian binder, the first thing you need to know is that you are going to feel nicotine. Lots of it.
First Third of the Pistoff Kristoff Robusto
Upon the cut and light, I immediately noted a draw that was much more restricted than I'm accustomed to. I cut a little deeper and noted the same very tight draw. Some people like that - I'm not a huge fan of working so hard to smoke a cigar. I like a little resistance but this is pretty extreme, in my humble opinion.
The flavor profile strikes me immediately as nutty. Hard nuts. There's a bit of deep earth in there as well. Upon retrohale I'm greeted by a bit of sweetness. Oh, and yes. There is plenty of nicotine that I can feel making its way to my head. That said, there is not much body to the cigar itself. It's sort of a hollow feeling, if that makes sense.