Personal Cigar Review: Sacra Folium Golden Ratio Robusto

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Cigar Details: Sacra Folium Golden Ratio Robusto

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Honduras
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador
  • Binder: Indonesia Criollo 98 Seco Esteli Nicaragua
  • Filler: Criollo 98 Viso Jalapa Nicaragua, Corojo 99 Seco Jalapa Nicaragua and Criollo 98 Seco Honduras
  • Factory: Raíces Cubanas
  • Blender: Boris Grossman and Matt Airey
  • Price: $9.60
  • Release Date: July 2016
  • Source: Sacra Folium

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper is a light, golden brown with a couple of slightly raised veins present. The seams are hard to detect as they are very smooth and well blended. The head is finished off with a very well applied triple cap. There are two bands with the primary being the standard company band and the foot band being yellow with washed out white lettering signifying the line. The aroma from the wrapper is of sweet hay and earth while the foot brings more hay along with some wood. The pre-light draw produces a very sweet hay note.

First Third

The cigar begins with lightly charred wood, hay and a mild black pepper in the background. At a half inch in, some cream joins in to add a little more body to the profile. At an inch in, the retrohale consists of a slightly bitter wood note. As the third comes to a close, the slightly charred wood and hay remain up front while some black pepper and cream are present in the background. The strength in this third was mild-medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the profile of slightly charred wood and hay are continuing on with some added bitterness to go along with the cream and black pepper in the background. At a half inch in, the retrohale is providing a slightly sweet hay note. At an inch in, the cream increases a bit which knocks out the bitterness and lets the slightly charred wood and hay shine a bit more. As the third comes to a close, the cream retreats as the slightly charred wood and hay remain up front with a mild black pepper left in the background. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the sweetness from the hay picks up a bit in combination with the slightly charred wood. There is also a little bitterness that makes its way back into the profile. At a half inch in, some cream returns as the hay departs and the slightly charred wood is up front. The retrohale now carries a slightly creamy wood note. At an inch in, the cigar begins to heat up which gets the wood note with a warm profile to go along with some cream. The strength in this third remained at slightly below medium.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy the entire way but never needed any attention and the ash held on in one inch increments.

Draw

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

Overall

The Sacra Folium Golden Ratio Robusto is the fifth and final cigar in the series that I’ve reviewed. I feel like this cigar was at about the same quality level of all of the others which is right around average. The flavor profile was pretty consistent throughout, centered around slightly charred wood and hay along with some cream and black pepper. Construction was very good which made the focus fully on flavor. In the end, there wasn’t any real wow factor as it was just an average flavor profile that could be found in any number of Connecticut shades. It’s worth a shot to try one if you’re a Connecticut fan, but for me, it’s probably not something I’m going to revisit.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.67

Cost/Point

$1.69

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
Very GoodDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Sacra Folium Golden Ratio Robusto
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Sacra Folium Golden Ratio Robusto

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