Team Cigar Review: Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

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Cigar Details: Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Honduras
  • Wrapper: Honduras
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Filler: Honduras
  • Factory: El Aladino
  • Blender: Christian Eiroa
  • Price: $12.25
  • Release Date: April 2017
  • Source: CLE

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

The presentation of this cigar is fantastic with a cream colored band with some red, gold and black along with a cream tissue wrap at the foot that leaves about an inch and a half of light brown wrapper visible. The wrapper is very smooth with a couple of well pressed veins visible. The seams are also smooth but visible around the soft box press. The head is finished off with three well applied caps. The aroma from the wrapper is a light hay with a faint sweetness. The foot is very much graham cracker with an enhanced cinnamon note. The pre-light draw is also a light hay but with a more distinct sweetness than what was present on the wrapper.

Pre-light Experience

The Eirora The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto has an oily medium brown wrapper shade. Veins are very well pressed and seams tight. Bunch and roll feels great as there is a uniformed give throughout. The head is finished off with a well applied triple cap. Nosing the wrapper tells cedar and barnyard. Nosing the foot gives chestnuts and white pepper. Cold draw reveals strong nuttiness and balanced white pepper spice.

First Third

The cigar starts with a mix of wood and very pronounced cinnamon. At a quarter inch in, some cream joins and ties the wood and cinnamon together. The retrohale is a lot of cinnamon along with some cream. At an inch in, the cinnamon fades back and the cream goes away while the wood takes front stage. As the third comes to a close, the wood remains up front with the cinnamon in the background. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.

First Third

First third’s flavor profile coats the entire palate with rich roasted nuttiness and white pepper. Retrohaling gives deeper mouth draw flavors of robust roasted nuttiness and white pepper. The finish is a lasting white pepper namely on the rear palate and earthy minerals. Strength takes no time to move from medium to medium-full just an inch in. Body is a consistent medium.

Second Third

As the third begins, the wood, now more defined as cedar is still up front along with the cinnamon in the background. At a quarter inch in, some cream rejoins the profile and the cinnamon morphs into a more general baking spice note which is creating a really nice combination. The retrohale is carrying a very similar profile with the mix of wood, spice and a bit of cream. As the third continues on, the mix of flavors become a bit fuller. The strength in this third remains slightly above medium.

Second Third

Heading into the second third, the profile becomes sharper in minerals, and creates a slick and oily spice. This spike gives slightly less rich roasted nuts. Retrohaling gives the same intensities in sharp minerals and white pepper. The finish creates a lasting mouth watering dry roasted nuttiness and minerals. Strength remains medium-full and body medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the cream has left the profile and the cedar is up front with the baking spice trailing slightly behind. A little further in, the baking spice drops back a bit while the cedar remains up front. At three quarters of an inch, the cigar begins to heat up and some mintiness joins in with the cedar. The heat died down as the cigar finished out with the lone cedar note. The strength in this third remained at slightly above medium.

Final Third

The last third mimics the second third in every way. Mouth watering flavors of sharp minerals, slick and oily white pepper and roasted nuts. Retrohaling notes of deeper sharp minerals and white pepper. Finish is a long and lingering dry roasted nuttiness and minerals. Strength and body medium-full and medium, respectively.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy, but never needed any attention. The ash held on in near 2 inch increments.

Burn

The burn overall was very good. The only downside was a couple minor touch-ups required to even out the burn. Other than that, great ash retention, slow and cool burn.

Draw

The draw was perfect with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

The cigar started out with a good dose of cinnamon which I really enjoy and then created a nice mix of cedar and cream. The second third really shined with that mixture and then the final third fell off some. Construction was very good and I can see why this cigar is getting some praise. I’d be interested in trying this in a slightly larger vitola to see if the profile builds a bit more. Strength is right around medium, so most smokers would be right at home with this. This is definitely a cigar I’m interested in smoking more of.

Aaron
Jiunn
Amazing Pre
Light
Very Good
Good First
Third
Good
Very Good Second Third Good
Average Final
Third
Good
Very Good Burn Very Good
Amazing Draw Amazing
Good Overall Good

Draw

The perfect draw. Zero complaints here.

Overall

This is a well blended cigar showing robust flavors. Any cigar that provides a slick and mouth watering profile is one that I believe is great now or will age quite well. In the case of this cigar, at this point the flavors are a bit sharp for my liking, but believe will age beautifully. I suggest buying these to smoke now and some to lay down for a proper rest.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

7.07

Cost/Point

$1.73

Scoring System

Jiunn Liu

SCORE

7.07

Cost/Point

$1.73

Scoring System

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto
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  • Mark VS - October 11, 2017 reply

    The 6×46 was sublime, imho.

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