Origin : Cuba
Factory Name : Hermoso No. 4 (Robusto)
Size : 127 x 19.05 mm (5 x 48)
Weight : 14.26 g
Box code : PUT AGO 06
Price : $7-9 each
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I purchased a dress box of these when they were only 1 year old, and now I'm down to my last 2 cigars. I really didn't care for these much when they were young; I found them to have a floral and citrus taste that was too abundant. I was hoping that these would improve with age, but I wasn't patient enough to keep much of the box around this long. I ended up giving a few out to friends and trading some until now.
This is a rustic looking cigar with a rough veiny Colorado shade wrapper. It had a slightly squared shape from its storage in a dress box and had a woodsy, slightly floral smell at cold.
The draw was fine on this cigar, and it stayed lit well. However, the burn tended to stagger at times requiring a few touch ups. Not a huge deal.
This cigar began with a core of cedar, grass, and floral notes. It has gotten smoother since its youth, but I definitely expected better considering it now has over 4 years of box age. This core of flavors continued on into the second half where the grassy flavor morphed into a subtle orange/citrus flavor. This is what turned me off to this cigar when young and it is much more delicate now. Overall, I found this cigar to have a nice understated complexity. I would say it was medium bodied.
These cigars are priced right in line with most of their robusto counterparts, which is right where they should be. No brand name markup here like you get with Cohiba.
Overall Rating :
This cigar offers a unique experience because of the unusual flavor mix it offers. It isn't something I would want to smoke often, but I found it to be a very enjoyable change of pace. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long to really enjoy one. Perhaps this has changed with recent production... don't know. The one thing I found myself wishing for with this cigar is more of a creaminess to the smoke. It shouldn't have been as rough around the edges. Regardless, it was an interesting and complex cigar that I recommend for a try. Defintely sample some singles before a box purchase, as these aren't for everybody.