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Quick Smoke: CroMagnon EMH

28 Jun 2019

A couple times each week we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

Inspired by Cigar Aficionado’s recent abysmal (and laughable) 83 for the CroMagnon EMH—a rating RoMa Craft co-owner Skip Martin publicly attributes to his unwillingness to send the publication ad dollars—I made a point to revisit this cigar. A robusto extra (5 x 56), the “Early Modern Human” sports a gorgeous Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Cameroon binder, and three different filler tobaccos from Nicaragua (from Estelí, Condega, and a small farm on the Honduran border). It is a dark, chalky, full-bodied smoke with immersive notes of pepper, cocoa powder, char, and espresso. My palate finds Cigar Aficionado’s description of “green apple” and “bitter and damp” off the mark. Expect to pay around $9 for a single, and expect a flavorful, well-constructed experience.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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