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Quick Smoke: Cohiba Blue Robusto

30 Sep 2017

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.”

In May, not long after it had been introduced by General Cigar, I reviewed the Robusto (5.5 x 50, about $10) format of the new Cohiba Blue. This line sports a Honduran Olancho San Agustin wrapper and binder around Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Ometepe, and Dominican Piloto Cubano filler tobaccos. At the time, I called the Robusto a “satisfying, well-made smoke with good flavors,” yet I also remarked, “I don’t think it’s going to wow anyone.” After five months of aging, the flavor remains the same: cinnamon, cedar, roasted nuts, and a bit of honey; well-balanced, spice-forward, and medium-bodied. Nice. This particular Robusto, however, suffered from a terribly tight draw, rendering it virtually un-smokable. There’s nothing enjoyable about working hard to receive little smoke production.

Verdict = Sell.

Patrick A

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