Cohiba Robusto Review

Price: $38
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.

Cohiba Robusto

Pre-light:

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.

First third:
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.

Second Third:
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.

Final third:
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.

Conclusion:
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.
Happy smoking!

Bolivar Belicosos Finos Quick Review

Price: $22
Size: 52 x 5/5 (Camapana – Not a Piramide)
Box: Cab of 25
Paired with: Ice water

Bolivar Belicosos Finos

It has been a long time since I smoked this cigar. Initially when I tried this cigar few years back for the first time I really became a big fan of the smooth yet peppery taste and I remember that I smoked half a box in a week in summertime. After that I quickly lost my interest as I found this cigar very one dimensional and one of those cigars that do not require any attention. Construction is really well and the draw shows the same quality. This cigar has a smooth taste mixed with pepper and some tasty Cuban tobacco flavor which almost stays the same throughout the cigar. You don’t notice too much change and the burn is kind of OK and not straight at times which you will notice in the pictures below. Here are the pictures from first, second and final third.

Bolivar Belicosos Finos

Bolivar Belicosos Finos

Overall I think Bolivar Belicosos Finos is an OK cigar and in terms of enjoyment its nothing close to Bolivar Royal Corona or even Bolivar Petit Corona.
Happy smoking.