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  1. semtex
    January 22, 2013

    Nice review. I have a question though – you said the cigar wasn’t burning properly. How bad was it? Do you think it’s indicative of a construction issue?

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  2. splattttttt
    January 22, 2013

    The Ramon Allones S reviewed here looks phenomenal. Thanks for sharing.
    You mentioned the lack of sheen on the wrapper though… I don’t usually think about that, but; nor have I ever seen that on any of the CC I’ve ever smoked. Great observation.

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  3. Matthew
    January 22, 2013

    Good review. These are not my favorite RA, but they are good cigars.

    It’s strange how I find RAs consistent within each vitola (all RASS have a consistent profile), I find them to vary tremendously from vitola to vitola. I don’t think that RASS share a similar taste profile with any of the special releases (Extras, Belicosos, Gran Robustos) and blind tested, I’m not sure I would identify anything other than a RASS or RASCC as a Ramon Allones. Despite this lack of a brand consistency, some of my very favorite cigars are RAs.

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  4. Simon
    January 23, 2013

    @Semtex: It could be a construction problem but it wasn’t a major one. This cigar need so relight and touch up but nothing bad.

    @Splatttt: Sheen on a cigar shows it has oils in it and that to me means flavor. Lack of sheen doesn’t necessarily mean no flavors either. Plenty of CC have sheen in good boxes :)

    @Matthew: I agree with you on the special releases, they would throw me off in blind testing also! As far as regular production, I think I could put the Rass/Rascc and Gigantes in the same family. They have differences but also some family lineage in flavors imho!

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  5. Joe
    January 23, 2013

    It’s not a Grand Corona It’s a
    Corona Gorda.

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  6. Simon
    January 23, 2013

    @Joe: According to Trevor’s website Cubancigarwebsite.com, the common shape name for this cigar is a grand corona, the factory name is indeed corona gorda. I guess it depends which one you use more frequently :)

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