Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto

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Cigar Details: Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut Shade
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera La Perla
  • Blender: Tony Barrios
  • Price: $7.00
  • Release Date: August 2020
  • Source: Stallone Cigars

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto has three bands, with the primary being copper and gray with the company name and logo. The secondary is greenish-gray and copper and denotes the line. The foot band is a gold ribbon that sits atop a cedar sleeve that runs from the foot up to the secondary band. After sliding off the sleeve, a tan wrapper with a few veins that are well pressed appears. The seams are slightly raised while the head is finished off with a well applied set of caps. The aroma from the wrapper is dry hay while the foot brings a mix of cedar and hay. The pre-light draw brings an airy aged wood.

First Third

The cigar begins with aged wood and light baking spice. At a quarter inch in, the profile is a bit dry. At three quarters of an inch in, the baking spice increases as a light creaminess joins the profile. The retrohale is a slightly fuller version of the same profile. At an inch in, some dry earth joins the profile. As the third wraps up, the wood gains a toasted note as the baking spice is a bit behind and then there is light dry earth and creaminess in the background. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the baking spice has transitioned to black pepper. At a quarter of an inch in, a light burning paper note has become present as the light cream has departed. The retrohale is toasted wood, dry earth and faint black pepper. As the third comes to a close, the toasted wood is up front with the dry earth and burning paper note right behind and light black pepper in the background. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, a bit of dryness sets back in. At a quarter inch in, the burning paper note increases. The retrohale now carries the toasted wood and burning paper. The cigar wraps up with the toasted wood and burning paper up front, with dry earth a bit behind and light black pepper in the background. The strength remained at medium.

Burn

There was some slight waviness from the burn, but never required any attention. The ash held on in just over one inch increments.

Draw

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

Overall

The cigar had a nice start as it warmed up just after the half inch mark with a nice fullness of flavors. As it hit the second third, it started to drop a bit as a burning paper note joined in and went down a bit further in the final third as that note continued to increase. The Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto was my first try of a cigar from the brand and it was a decent offering. Connecticut shade is a wrapper I like and is fairly tough to do well from my experience and this did OK. I may come back to this on occasion as the price is nice, but it wouldn’t be all that frequent. It definitely has me interested enough to want to try some of the other blends in their portfolio.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.65

Cost/Point

$1.24

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
GoodFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
SubparFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
AmazingDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Stallone Cowboy Series Palomino Connecticut Robusto

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