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Quick Smoke: Neanderthal HoxD

25 Oct 2015

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.


When my colleague reviewed the Neanderthal SGP this past week, it reminded me I had a Neanderthal I’ve been meaning to fire up. I’ve smoked the original HN size before, but not this new petit corona size, which comes only (for now) as part of the El Catador de Las Petite Coronas box, which has two each of RoMa Craft Tobac’s five blends, each in a little (4 x 46) size for $62.50. Much like the larger sizes I’ve smoked, the HoxD trades away nuance and subtlety for power, which manifests itself as damp earth, charred oak, and black pepper. Even more so than the larger sizes, this cigar tastes raw and coarse, which is probably the point. But it’s a little too much in such a small, concentrated size.

Verdict = Hold.

Patrick S

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Neanderthal HoxD”

  1. Charlie H. Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    These are sooooooo good its insane! I still prefer the Aquitaine but these HoxDs are very hard to beat for a full-body kind of guy like me…