Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth

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Cigar Details: RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth

  • Vitola: Robust Extra
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 56
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero and Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Cameroon
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño
  • Blender: Skip Martin and Esteban Disla
  • Price: $10.00
  • Release Date: June 2018
  • Source: Developing Palates

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The cigar has two wrappers in a barber pole fashion with the majority being a veiny medium brown and the other a smooth tan. Seams are obviously visible and the head is finished off with a double cap with the darker on top of the lighter. The band is the standard company design with this color combination being brown over white. The aroma from the wrapper is a funky barnyard note while the foot brings wood and a pretty sweet tobacco note. The pre-light draw brings wood and a decent floral note with a mild spiciness on my lips.

First Third

The cigar begins with wood, some dry earthiness and a subtle underlying sweetness. At a half inch in, a slight cream joins in to replace the sweetness and smooths out the wood and dry earthiness a bit. The retrohale is primarily woody but does carry some subtle sweetness. As the third comes to a close, the cream increases a bit. The strength in this third was right at medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the wood and cream are at equal levels while the dry earthiness is in the background. At three quarters of an inch in, the wood gains some char and the cream recedes a bit to even out with the earthiness in the background. As the third comes to a close, the char has increased a bit with the wood while the cream is no longer detectable, just some earthiness in the background. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly above medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the char eases up a bit allowing the wood to become more defined as oak. The cream also reappears. At a quarter inch in, a mild spice joins the profile. The retrohale is a similar profile of slightly charred oak, cream and spice. At three quarters of an inch, the cream increases to become even with the charred oak while some dry earthiness remains present in the background. As the cigar comes to a close, it begins to heat up and some mintiness joins the profile. The strength in this third remained at slightly above medium.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy at times and straight at others. The ash dropped at the midway point and then held on the rest of the way.

Draw

The draw was perfect with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

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. Construction was very good and allowed me to just focus on flavor delivery. It was nice to see the cigar recover from the heavy char in the middle of the smoking experience. Strength is medium plus, so those that are strength averse may not find this all that approachable, but most smokers would enjoy the balance of flavor and strength. I would have no problem revisiting this cigar as an evening smoke paired with a nice brown spirit.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

6.72

Cost/Point

$1.49

Scoring System

Aaron
Very GoodPre
Light
GoodFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
GoodFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
AmazingDraw
GoodOverall
Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Aquitaine EMH Saber Tooth

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