Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Review - Cuban Stock Classic - Robusto - 2011.01.17 (5/10)
I've been meaning to try these out for a couple years now, but never could find them in a sampler or a five pack, and didn't want to buy an entire box, so I was pleased when they were one of the featured smokes at the most recent Tulalip Cigar Meetup this past Monday.
As has been my habit of late, when I remember, I used the "light and cut" method.
A pretty mild smoke to start out with. Nice, even, moderately easy light.
No flavours really stood out, but still a nice enough tasting cigar. Got a bit bolder as I smoked it, with more hints of spice toward the end.
Not a very solid ash - only about 1 inch max.
It did stay lit well, and the flavour was good all the way down to about the last 1.5 inches.
I was a bit disappointed in the filler, as I was constantly ending up having to spit out little pieces of tobacco throughout, and for that I took off a point.
All in all, a decent... Even good smoke, but I probably won't ever be buying a whole box, and will reserve these for a "breakfast cigar".