Robusto Extra

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LV

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LV

The Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LV delivered consistently balanced flavors through the first and second thirds, with the last third still being pleasant but for me lacking the same complexity level to engage my interest. I think the latest iteration of the Las 6 Provincias series might be the best or second best of the series so far, and I look forward to seeing how 2023 stacks up.

Personal Cigar Review: El Rey del Mundo Robusto OSC

Personal Cigar Review: El Rey del Mundo Robusto OSC

The El Rey del Mundo Robusto OSC has an attractive price point and is pretty serviceable through the first two thirds before becoming undesirable in the final third. For those that are budget smokers, this is a cigar to check out, just keep in mind that it might be something to put down after the second third.

Team Cigar Review: Buenaventura BV554 Limited Edition 2021

Team Cigar Review: Buenaventura BV554 Limited Edition 2021

The Buenaventura BV554 Limited Edition 2021 was the first cigar that I have smoked in 2022 that is truly complete. Good from beginning to end. The flavors were not overly complex, but they were enjoyable from start to finish. The coffee, cocoa and licorice notes were fantastic, and they were balanced out with some earth and spice notes. Really nice cigar.

Team Cigar Review: VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20

Personal Cigar Review: VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20

The VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20 is not a U.S. release, so I can see how the low strength, non-pepper profile would focus on Europe and other areas. It's just not a cigar that I found exciting and don't really see myself coming back to or recommending anyone to try to chase it down.

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Rare Collection Scherzo

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Rare Collection Scherzo

I found the Aging Room Rare Collection Scherzo to be a one-dimensional offering that delivered this dry and not your classic Nicaraguan flavor profile. It really showed some Honduran qualities in some ways, and not the Honduran qualities I enjoy. The strength and body diminishing in the second and final third helped, but only because the flavor profile would have not been enjoyable with additional strength.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Robusto

While I thoroughly enjoyed the first third, the latter two thirds showed too much leather without backing it up with other notes. The Rocky Patel Sixty Robusto has a good number of flares (triple bands, nice quality wrapper), but I don't care about that, as I'm only concerned about the flavor delivery. So given that perspective, the higher $16 price point just doesn't deliver.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads CHC Serie E 5150

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads CHC Serie E 5150

The Crowned Heads CHC Serie E 5150 delivered a spicy and flavorful medium-full bodied experience through the review. The most interesting combinations came through in the first and second thirds, with the last third pleasant, but lacking the same complexity. I would smoke this again, especially to see if the flavor improved assuming no burn issues.

Team Cigar Review: CAO Bones Chicken Foot

Team Cigar Review: CAO Bones Chicken Foot

The CAO Bones Chicken Foot offered up the most interesting combination of flavors in the first third for me. The second and last thirds were consistent, but the flavors and balance didn't do enough to rise much above an average level. This cigar is a pass for me, I'd rather reach for the dynamic flavors of the Pilon or any of the Flathead series.

Team Cigar Review: Zino Nicaragua Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Zino Nicaragua Robusto

After smoking the Zino Nicaragua Robusto, I was let down. The flavors by themselves were easy going and honestly quite enjoyable. But the major factor of how dry my palate felt was the stand-alone disappointment for me. I'd pass on this one and focus on the sea of other great ones out there.

Personal Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro Exclusivo

Personal Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro Exclusivo

I found the Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Maduro Exclusivo to be a slighter better overall experience than the Natural, but it's still not something that really intrigues me as it is just a bit too heavy on the dark wood and earth to be enjoyable over the whole smoking experience. If you're a fan of the heavier wood and earth focused profiles, it's definitely something that may fit your wheelhouse.