Robusto Extra

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.

Personal Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Natural Exclusivo

Personal Cigar Review: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Natural Exclusivo

While the Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Natural Exclusivo is a cigar that has gained a number of accolades, to me, it just starts on a bit of a down note with the full toasted wood that builds up. It's not a complex profile and plenty of smokers enjoy this profile, but it's just not for me. I could use something else in the profile to break up the monotony of the toasted/charred wood focus.

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Tarred & Feathered

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Tarred & Feathered

The RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Tarred & Feathered was a good cigar experience, with the first and second thirds providing the best flavor experiences for me. It was interesting to taste the filler and binder first, and then get a big flavor injection of chocolate and musty wood once the wrapper added its influence.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione PCA 2020 Exclusive

Team Cigar Review: Illusione PCA 2020 Exclusive

The Illusione PCA 2020 Exclusive is the first Illusione cigar released in the last few years in which I did not enjoy. There was no balance and complexities to the cigar. Being heavily charred red pepper spice and dry cedar oriented, it's not the typical DNA of Dion's masterful blending style that I'm accustomed to. I guess you can't win them all.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto

The Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto was a medium-full to full bodied experience that didn't skimp on complexity through the first and second thirds. This is the essence of the Diesel brand that I came to enjoy many, many years ago. What I appreciated is that the cigar brought intensity and strength, but didn't do it at the expense of a range of flavors.

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

The Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Robusto overall was a pretty reliable offering in the Maduro space. Based on the review experience, if I was looking for a good Maduro offering I would be inclined to smoke the 10th Anniversary Maduro Robusto again.

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Dojo Dogma

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Dojo Dogma

Definitely not my cup of tea in terms of the large ring gauge, but when it comes to overall flavor delivery, I gotta give praise to the Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Dojo Dogma. Silky/buttery mouthfeel with flavors of sweet cream, roasted chestnuts, minerals, cedar and layered red pepper spice. Well executed until the final third in which harshness and an abundance of minerals shows. This one is worth it.

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 10th Anniversary Sun Grown Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 10th Anniversary Sun Grown Robusto

The Perdomo 10th Anniversary Sun Grown Robusto was an overall enjoyable smoking experience. Barrel aging tobacco is something that a number of companies have attempted, but few have delivered on the right balance. For me, the Perdomo gets the balance just right. I would smoke these again if I had the opportunity.