Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

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Cigar Details: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

  • Vitola: Salomone
  • Length: 4.5″
  • Ring Gauge: 44
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Rojas Cigar Factory
  • Blender: Noel Rojas
  • Price: $6.00
  • Release Date: March 2023
  • Source: Developing Palates

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

 John McTavish

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

Aaron: The Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon is covered in a wrapper that is dark tan with some greenish areas and some lightly raised veins. The seams are smooth and the tapered head and foot are well finished. The band is orange, gold and black and has the company and line name on it. The aroma from the wrapper is a very faint wood and the foot opening is too small for me to get any additional notes. The pre-light draw brings a light, sweet cedar.
Seth: This Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon is a well constructed petit salomon. I will give the cigar props in that area. Other than that, nothing wowing about the cigar. Band doesn’t pop against the Natural wrapper, and there are small veins throughout. The cigar has a somewhat silky texture, and it is giving off aromas of tobacco, leather and cedar.
John: The Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon does not come in cellophane and does not have a UPC sticker. It is a salamones shape, and has a nipple foot. There is a single band, with cut out sections to see the wrapper underneath. Aromas from the wrapper included hay and dry wood. Due to the small amount of exposed foot, I wasn’t able to pick out anything distinct from the foot.
Jiunn: The Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon is very cute. Like a cute baby. The wrapper is Colorado Claro with some darker stretch marks. Veins are well pressed, seams tight, bunch and roll even and the tapered head is well wrapped. Aromas from the wrapper tell of faint barnyard and cedar. Cold draws reveal muted hay and cedar.

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

First Third

Aaron: The cigar begins with toasted cedar and cinnamon forward baking spice. At a quarter inch in, some mustiness joins the profile. The retrohale is toasted cedar with light mustiness and baking spice. As the third comes to a close, the toasted cedar is up front, with mustiness in the middle and baking spice now in the background. The strength was slightly below medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with some cedar, soft spices and tobacco. Bits of earth as well. Medium in strength and body.
John: My first few puffs are flavors of sweet, slightly tannic wood, with hay in the center of the profile. Some faint fruit sweetness is present on the retrohale, reminiscent of strawberry.
Jiunn: The first third provides a mixture of spicy and sweet. Lots of natural sweetness in Hawaiian bread and mixed nuts. The spice in the form of dried red pepper spice and spicy cedar keeps up with the sweetness quite well. Retrohaling gives more spice levels. The finish is medium length with dry cedar. Strength and body is medium.

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Second Third

Aaron: As the second third begins, the toast level increases a bit. The retrohale is now musty, toasted cedar and light baking spice. At an inch in, the baking spice has departed and a light earth joins in. As the third comes to a close, the profile is musty, toasted cedar up front with earth in the background. The strength remained at slightly below medium.
Seth: I am quickly into the second third. Slight more creaminess and earthiness, but still woody with some leather and tobacco. Medium in strength and body.
John: The second third opens with sweet wood, a vegetal center and a mildly tannic wood to finish. I didn’t find any other flavor developments for the remainder of the second third.
Jiunn: The second third wakes the palate up a little bit by providing more spicy cedar and dried red pepper spice. The sweetness is still there though. Strength and body continues to be medium.

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Final Third

Aaron: As the final third begins, there’s a light bitterness to the cedar. The retrohale is now musty, toasted cedar and light earth. As the cigar wraps up, the toast level picked up a bit more and there was light earth and bitterness in the background. The strength bumped up to medium.
Seth: The final third is right in line with the second. No change.
John: Graham cracker leads off, a vegetal and tannic wood center, with black pepper at medium-full combining with wood to finish. Some mild chocolate breaks into the retrohale, with tannic hay joining in the center.
Jiunn: The final third creates a leathery lather to the palate that doesn’t bode well with the spicy and sweet notes. It tastes unbalanced and off, as if it doesn’t belong. Strength and finish the same medium.

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Burn

Aaron: The burn was straight throughout and the ash held on in about one inch increments.
Seth: Amazing burn and construction.
John: The burn was consistently straight through the entire review.
Jiunn: Burn performance was perfect. Even burn, ample smoke production, tight ashes and cool burning temperature.

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

Draw

Aaron: The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
Seth: Great draw.
John: As is the case with most figurados, the initial draw was quite snug, roughly 3 to 3-1/2 notches into the resistant spectrum. By the time the burn reached the shoulder, it opened to 2 to 2-1/2 notches resistant.
Jiunn: Flawless draw, giving the best balance between air flow and resistance.

Overall

Aaron: The cigar began with toasted cedar and cinnamon forward baking spice. Some mustiness joined in fairly quickly. The second third saw the baking spice depart and some earth join in. The final third saw some bitterness become present. The construction was absolutely perfect. The Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon started well, with a tasty flavor profile, but dropped down a level in the second third as the baking spice departed and maintained that level the rest of the way. This type of vitola is a bit of a challenge to review because it smokes so quickly, but it was fun to try. Price point is low, but for the profile and the smoking time, I’m not sure it intrigues me enough to want to come back to. I would be interested in trying this blend in something like a lonsdale if it ever became available to see how that would go.
Seth: Great price, and fun size, but not a cigar that I would come back to down the road. You can improve the blend and charge me more, and that would grab my attention. I can’t complain too much, the Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon was only $6.00, but I can’t praise it too much either.
John: The Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon delivers a pleasant, well burning cigar with a price point that makes these a pretty easy choice for a short breakfast cigar. The burn was perfect and the draw had some resistance to it. I would smoke these again as the profile was pleasant and the price point is extremely affordable in 2023. Total smoking time was 59 minutes.
Jiunn: I love the name of this cigar because it perfectly fits the bill of a morning cigar. A great morning cigar to me is one that is not nicotine ridden, and has a plethora of sweet and balancing spice to get the palate dialed in for the day. This cigar is pretty much that for the first couple thirds. Although it did a good job of this on the first two thirds, given how short the cigar is, it really should have done it the entire way through. But even with that said, I’ll light this Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon up with a good pour over any day of the week.

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Aaron Loomis

SCORE

6.10

Cost/Point

$0.98

Scoring System

Seth Geise

SCORE

5.75

Cost/Point

$1.04

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John McTavish

SCORE

5.80

Cost/Point

$1.03

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Jiunn Liu

SCORE

6.45

Cost/Point

$0.93

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Team Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut Petit Salomon

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