Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

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Cigar Details: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Plasencia
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $1.89
  • Release Date: August 2018
  • Source: General Cigar

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Odyssey Maduro Robusto is marbled oscuro and has some raised veins present. The seams are pretty well blended but visible in some spots due to color variation. The head is finished off with a decently applied double cap. The band is is red and gold with the brand name and logo in gold and line name in black. There is also a picture of a ship in the background. The aroma from the wrapper is slightly damp wood while the foot brings stone fruit sweetness and wood. The pre-light draw brings cedar and a faint stone fruit sweetness.

First Third

The cigar begins with wood up front and light sweetness and mustiness in the background. At a quarter inch in, the wood note becomes a bit stale. The retrohale is just musty wood. At an inch in, the mustiness increases as the light sweetness drops out. As the third comes to a close, the profile is slightly stale wood with mustiness right behind. The strength was slightly below medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the stale wood gains some slight char. At a half inch in, the char increases a bit. The retrohale remains musty wood. As the third comes to a close, the mustiness increases a bit and is even with the slightly stale wood while the char is slightly behind. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.

Final Third

The final third continues with the slightly stale wood, mustiness and char. At a half inch in, the stale wood, mustiness and char are all even. The retrohale remains musty wood. At an inch in, the char increases a bit more. The cigar wraps up with the charred and slightly stale wood and mustiness. The strength remained at medium.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy throughout. I did do one touch-up when the burn got a bit off and smoke production became low. The ash held on in inch and a quarter increments.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t seem to cause any issues with the smoking experience.

Overall

The cigar began with wood up front and light sweetness and mustiness in the background. The wood became a bit stale pretty quickly and the sweetness dropped out halfway through the first third. The second third saw the char and mustiness increase. The final third saw the char increase some more. Construction was pretty good and strength was medium most of the way. The Odyssey Maduro Robusto started out fairly average, but once the char joined in the second third and continually increased, it knocked down the enjoyment a level the rest of the way. The cigar isn’t going to win any value awards, but for a bundle cigar it works. If you smoke while doing other things and aren’t focusing too much on the cigar, I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t fit the bill. Definitely something to check out if you reach for bundle cigars on occasion or regularly.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

4.33

Cost/Point

$0.44

Scoring System

Aaron
AveragePre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
SubparSecond
Third
SubparFinal
Third
GoodBurn
Very GoodDraw
SubparOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Odyssey Maduro Robusto

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