Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Box: Cab of 25 – SEP 06
Paired with: Ice water
After smoking all sorts of different cigars in the past few weeks I decided to go back to my favorite cigar, the king of all robustos the Cohiba Robusto as I missed the grassy, bean flavor and creamy taste of Cohiba. Picked this cigar from a cab of 25 which is almost 2 years old and paired it with ice water which is my usual cigar drink.
Construction was 10 out of 10 and the foot was packed. cap clipped nicely but unfortunately the draw was a bit tight but nothing problematic.
Cigar started with even light and burn line was razor sharp. Initial couple of puffs were bitter which this is a very well known character of Cohiba Robusto when it starts up. Bitter taste went away quickly and the cigar produced a good amount of white smoke and I was getting Cohiba grassy taste with a little bean undertones.
Cigar continued to burn evenly and the ash held nicely. Very solid ash which I could have guess from the construction. It continued to coat my mouth with grassy flavor combined with bean and creamy smoke. Some floral taste was coming through as well.
At this phase I was really enjoying this smooth cigar with all the flavor that was noticeable in first and second third with some added pepper and strength which made a nice finish on the cigar. Cigar Ash fell on its own and thankfully didn’t make a big mess but it held nicely all the way to the final third.
Once again I am very happy with this cigar as it always comes out very reliable and predictable delivering a smooth luxury smoke that I can have anytime of the day. Everyone knows I always recommend this cigar even though price a bit high compared to our Cuban robustos but it always delivers a great experience for a special occasion.