Robusto Extra

Team Cigar Review: German Engineered Raumzeit Robusto

Team Cigar Review: German Engineered Raumzeit Robusto

The German Engineered Raumzeit Robusto had a nice start with the combination of flavors presented. This is an interesting blend, and while it couldn't maintain the enjoyment level of the first half, I'd be interested in trying some other vitolas to see how they fare. This is a good step up for the brand and I look forward to future offerings.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro

While the Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro performed well and I thought solid flavors were delivered, I don’t think the blend did a great job of capturing the three “Black Label” brands. With that, there was nothing wowing to this cigar that justified the limited title and high price. Balanced cigar with a nice increase in strength and body. Very well constructed. Came off as a less Brazilian Davidoff Escurio.

Team Cigar Review: Luxury Cigar Club Choshi

Team Cigar Review: Luxury Cigar Club Choshi

This Luxury Cigar Club Choshi was a pretty spot on AJ blend with a plethora of earthiness in dry dirt, leather tannins and minerals. By no means ever a bad blend, but one that is all too familiar and in some ways, monotonous. If you like AJ, this is a blind buy for you. If you don't, move along.

Team Cigar Review: CAO Pilón Añejo Robusto

Team Cigar Review: CAO Pilón Añejo Robusto

I don’t know what I am doing here, but I dug this CAO Pilón Añejo Robusto! Some cool flavors here and there with a solid core of cocoa, leather, floral and herbal qualities. Great construction! Final third was not as good as the first two thirds, but overall, I thought this was a good cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Robusto 54

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Robusto 54

The Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Robusto 54 delivered some tasty and at times slight over medium intense flavor combinations. I don't recall the previous size we reviewed having this much intensity, but it was enjoyable. Typically I don't find the larger ring gauges land in my wheelhouse, but the Robusto 54 Supreme Leaf delivered.

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.