Cigar Geeks Geek Critique


Vegas Robaina Famosos
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete

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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 Soda Water

Pre-Light: 17 Points of 20 Possible

A nice looking cigar here. I really like the color of the wrapper; although it was a milk chocolate color, there was a reddish hue to it. The aroma was of a pleasant medley of dried fruit. The cannon was firm but there was one mild soft spot in the center. The overall look was somewhat rustic but right in line with many Cuban cigars. The cut was without any problems. The cold draw was open (a rarity for me when it comes to Cuban cigars).

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

The cigar lit easily enough and for the size of it it produced huge clouds of chewey smoke throughout the entire session. The burn was even and did not require any relights or touch-ups. Although the draw was open, the burn remained cool and slow. The ash was firm and of a salt and pepper mixed color.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

The cap was firm and without issue. As mentioned before, the draw was good and the bunching was fairly even other than the one minor soft spot in the middle. The cap was applied well. This one was a well rolled cigar.

Flavor and Aroma: 32 Points of 35 Possible

1/3 - Initial taste was a prominent Cuban twang...which means very good earthy/woodsy/mild spicey taste.

2/3 - Very creamy and chewey with the addition of some sweetness. The first third tastes were all still present as well.

3/3 - Pretty much the same but in heavier doses. There was an added leathery quality to it.

I retrohaled a bit but it did not improve or intensify the flavors any.

Summary

A big thanks to Sebastien for sponsoring this one and for allowing me the opportunity to review this cigar. I really enjoyed it and found it to be one of the better Cubans I have smoked. Good balance of flavor and strength. Recommended.