The Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Rothschild Masivo was an enjoyable smoking experience. The profile is not what I would define as a 'classic Connecticut' smoking experience. Notes of pepper, chocolate and espresso elevate the wood, hay and grass.
In the instance of the La Palina Bronze Label Robusto, I was surprised especially by the minerals. In general, the flavors of minerals, dry red peppers, natural sweet creaminess off dried nuts was range I didn't expect and worked well. The only let down was the subpar burn in which I hope it is a one off situation. I'll gladly smoke it again even if I have to fight the burn.
For me, the El Artista Cimarron Connecticut Robusto is more towards the traditional side of Connecticut shade cigars. The baseline flavors of sweet cream and bread are notes I always welcome to any cigar. Paired with white pepper, cedar, hay, nuts and underlying bitterness rounds out to a profile in which I can enjoy any time of the day.
The flavor profile of the E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic consisted of cedar, sweet cream and baking spice later transitioning to charred wood and then a pine note. The cream lost its sweetness as it went along and some mustiness joined in during the second half. I could see myself smoking more of these and would have no problem steering others towards it.
I was thoroughly impressed with the Dapper El Borracho Maduro Edmundo from start to finish and totally surprised. It really delivered a great Broadleaf flavor and at the same time was not full in strength and body. On top of that, the cigar was constructed beautifully.
I will say the Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Corojo Robusto is a good cigar and a solid release from Rocky Patel. It wasn't overly complex, but it had some depth to it and some transitioning throughout which were positive attributes.
The flavor profile of the RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth was very wood and dry earth centric along with some cream. Some heavy char was present through the middle third and then settled down to let more flavors become detectable. I would have no problem revisiting this cigar as an evening smoke paired with a nice brown spirit.
It'll be a disservice to not retrohale the Plasencia Cosecha 146 La Vega as it's the best part of it, giving full notes of dried nuts and black pepper. The strength build up helped the cigar to not be mundane rather attention grabbing. All in all, I would smoke one again but not in a rush to reach for more.
While the Jeremy Jack JJ23 Robusto isn't a wow cigar, it could be attractive to fans of San Andres. While I wouldn't necessarily go back to this often, I wouldn't have a problem smoking it again if I had access to them.