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Cigar Review: Sencillo Black Double Robusto

28 Sep 2011

Not long ago I, like most people I suspect, identified Prometheus with two things: high-end cigar accessories and limited Fuente smokes (first the God of Fire line then Angelenos). But in 2010, Prometheus introduced its first cigar line not made by the Fuentes, called Sencillo.

Sencillo Black Double Robusto

The first Sencillo (Spanish for “simple”) was the Platinum, made by Christian Eiroa of Camacho Cigars in Honduras. Prometheus founder Keith Park tells me that blend came about when he asked Eiroa to replicate a particular cigar he had given Park back in 2008.

Next came the Sencillo Black, which features filler from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Mexico (San Andreas) surrounded by Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. It’s made by the prolific Nestor Plasencia Jr. in Nicaragua and comes in five sizes, including the 5.75-inch by 52-ring gauge Double Robusto that is the subject of this review.

The dark Habano Colorado wrapper is oily with a few veins, and the cigar has a nice firm feel that foreshadows excellent construction. It retails for around $8 per cigar. A pre-light draw reveals rich cherry notes with some earth.

The cigar’s dominant flavors are leather and earth. It’s a full-bodied smoke with enough balance to let you appreciate secondary flavors that include cocoa, black pepper, and sweet cinnamon.

Construction is superb, with a solid ash and an even burn that produces an abundence of smoke that coats the palate. The powdery smoke makes for a lingering finish and the cigar mellows slightly in the final third as it settles into a medium to full body.

It’s an enjoyable smoke, and my favorite Plasencia-made cigar since at least the original Casa Magna. With interesting, solid construction, ample complexity, and a fair price, the Sencillo Black Double Robusto earns a rating of four stogies out of five.

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Patrick S

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6 Responses to “Cigar Review: Sencillo Black Double Robusto”

  1. MadRobusto Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Hey Patrick S. thanks for the review! I love the Platinum Sencillo especially in the robusto, and was excited when I found out about the new Black Sencillo. After reading your review I'm even more excited and eager to get my hands on one and try it! For the $8 retail value, would that be online or at the B&M?

    • Patrick Semmens Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

      $200 is listed as the MSRP for a box of 25. Also, a quick spot check of online retailers shows 5 packs selling for around $40. That's where the # came from.

  2. Patrick Ashby Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I'm a big fan of cigars that pack some cherry flavors. Will have to give this one a try.

  3. Texas Pete Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I always liked God of Fire except for the crazy prices. This sounds like a winner on price and flavor.

  4. Johnnyv Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    Actually this is one of my top 5 for 2011. Great stick!

  5. Anthony Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Wasn't wild about the Platinum but will give this one a try.