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Quick Smoke: Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Oscura Robusto

4 Aug 2013

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

PDR 1878

This dark Robusto (5 x 52) is priced very reasonably—right around the $5 mark—yet it has the presentation of a cigar twice the price. The pigtail cap is gorgeous, as is the clean, oily Habano Oscuro wrapper. More importantly, its flavor makes this one hell of a bargain. Once lit, flavors of espresso, roasted nut, cinnamon, and dark chocolate fill out the medium-bodied profile. With excellent combustion, the Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Oscura Robusto is a joy to smoke and a great choice for a solid everyday cigar that won’t break the bank.

Verdict = Buy.

-Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Oscura Robusto”

  1. greg Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    PDR is one of my favorite go-to cigar makers. Affordable, excellent construction, great blends, and no hokey advertising hype. Looking forward to their A. Flores Reserva Half Coronas.

  2. Ryan Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Agrred with greg Abe flores and the brothers rodriguez make quality cigars at fantastic prices. The habano sun grown is one of my all time favorites, ive smoked 30-40 of them now and iirc only one was bad lol.

    As for the capa oscura, these are good smokes. Really rich and creamy but for me theres a weird metallica taste that is a big turn off. Ifve smoked through about 7-8 of them and most of those showed that flavor. Ive got a few more with about ~7 months on em so maybe ill break one out and see what happened with some age.

  3. So909Cal Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    These smokes are great, and you can get them for less than $5 a pop. I buy them by the bundle(25) for $77. Boxes of course you pay a slight premium cause or presentation.