Robusto Extra

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto

The Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto was an enjoyable and pleasant smoking experience. Although, the final third didn't have the same levels of complexity present in the first two thirds. Overall, the strength never seemed to climb above medium minus and I feel like this cigar could appeal to a broad range of cigar smokers.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

The Tatuaje TAA 2020 is an enjoyable release with a complex flavor combination of baked goods. The strength settles roughly around the medium mark and I never found my palate overwhelmed. I think Tatuaje fans will be happy with this release and with the approachable profile should bring in other cigar smokers to the brand as well.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto

The Rocky Patel Number 6 Robusto reinforces my experience that cigars comprised largely of Honduran tobacco are either amazing or lackluster. For me, the flavor profile started out promising in the first third, and then fell to average and fairly forgettable for the remainder of the smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto

A good and consistent cigar. I enjoyed the notes of sweet buttered bread, hay, dried nuts and baking spices, all wrapped up in a medium body and strength formula. With a smoking time of near two hours and a very attractive price point of ~$8, the Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto will no doubt be in the rotation of Connecticut shade offerings that I enjoy.

Team Cigar Review: CAO Session Garage

Team Cigar Review: CAO Session Garage

The CAO Session Garage started with a nice profile and very low strength. The retrohale is a nice bright spot for this cigar. Having smoked this blend a few times after initial release, I wasn't too high on it, but it has improved over time. I would actually recommend people giving this a try and I would smoke this on occasion as the flavor profile it provides with the low strength level does have some appeal.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary

The Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary is a fantastic blend and it had depth and complexity throughout. It is an elegant Dominican puro and my favorite use of the Yamasa wrapper to date. The size really works with the blend and I like this offering in a large format.

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major

The Aging Room Bin No. 2 C Major had a nice first third, but from the second third on, started dropping flavors and became fairly average. The tight draw and light smoke production caused me to have to pay attention to the draws to keep things burning, which took some focus away from the flavor. I'd be interested in trying this in a smaller ring gauge to see what that effect that has on flavor.

Team Cigar Review: Warzone Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Warzone Robusto

The Warzone Robusto is a very good cigar and a great release for Espinosa and General Cigar. I think it shows the talent in the blending for Espinosa and what they could do with more tobacco in their hands. I have always said that I would love to see the company release something very different, and this is it. For General, this is one of the best cigars they have been involved in for some time.

Personal Cigar Review: Crowned Heads La Coalición Gordito

Personal Cigar Review: Crowned Heads La Coalición Gordito

The Crowned Heads La Coalición Gordito started well, and if the profile from the first third had maintained itself throughout, we'd be talking about a really good cigar. As it sits, it's still a fairly good offering although the price is a bit high. I would smoke this again, but it's not something that's high on my list to revisit.

Team Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto

Team Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto

The La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto started out interesting with flavors of cedar, pepper, spices, leather, chocolate, citrus and earth. Unfortunately, between the burn issues and the average performance through the middle and last thirds, the overall experience ended up as quite forgettable.