Cigar Geeks Geek Critique


Vegas Robaina Famosos
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Pat (Newbhunter)

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Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Vegas Robaina Famosos.  This one is an all Canadian member review and will be the first time we have a Cuban cigar in a Geek Critique.  This Robusto is typically a Vegas Robaina cigar: honeyed and spicy with a superb construction which can be compared to the Cohiba Robusto. The tempo is good, you will definitely appreciate the flavours and the virility of this cigar.  This cigar has been generously sponsored by our member Sébastien (mojo66).  Thanks very much for your generosity Sébastien!




Brand:
Vegas Robaina
Name:
Famosos
Length:
5
Ring Gauge:
48
Country of Origin:
Cuba
Filler:
Cuba
Binder:
Cuba
Wrapper:
Cuba
Color:
Colorado Claro
Strength:
Medium
Shape:
Toro
Average Member Purchase Price:
$6.00
Average Member Rating:
4.62 star rating based on 4 Review(s) (4 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 17 Points of 20 Possible

Its just like a woman, looks good, smells nice! All jokes aside, the initial impression - well made yet it appeared to have a few bumps and small veins, but nothing I would not expect on a cigar of this caliber, especially ISOM. Very pretty cigar and color was just slightly off milk chocolate.

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

This stick lit perfectly, not needing any excessive torching. Burn was perfect all throughout the cigar, burnt straight with no touch ups or torching required. The ash held on tightly for an inch and a half but for fear of dropping it on myself i tilted it off at this point.

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

Draw was fine, not too tight but enough to give a pleasant resistance. This maintained throughout the entire cigar. With alot of other sticks I find myself having to cut off another piece at the head to maintain a proper draw, this stick didn't require such attention.

Flavor and Aroma: 30 Points of 35 Possible

The initial flavors I perceived were the same cedary wood as the prelight and the smoke was creamy, thick and plentiful. This was maintained throughout most of the cigar although round the halfway point some spice appeared and got stronger through the rest of the smoke. This didn't replace the cedary taste as that was still present but it dominated over it for the remainder of the cigar with the cedar taking the back burner.

Summary

I enjoyed this cigar very much. Of all ISOM’s I’ve had this is by far the best and even blew the few Cohibas I have had out of the water. This cigar was, in fact, so good that I feel it may have been wasted on a novice smoker such as myself. Recommend to anyone who has access to these cute lil gems.