5 responses

  1. Geoff St. Germaine
    July 24, 2014

    Nice review! I’ve enjoyed the Trinidad Robusto Extra and Short Robusto T EL 2010, so seeing this positive review of the Coloniales encourages me to try this cigar.


  2. Mike R
    July 25, 2014

    Thank you for the patronizing and misguided advice about cigar storage – totally unnecessary.

    You do not roast a cigar; you toast it.

    I have never heard of a cigar having a “bouquet” or an “ambience”.

    A cigar beginner would have to be orthodontically challenged to find a petit corona “a bit of a mouthful.”

    Other than that, good try.


  3. Tee
    August 2, 2014

    Nice afternoon cigar. Not as well known as the Robudto, not as full as the Reyes.


  4. Jon
    November 8, 2014

    Whatever Mike, I thought he had a good crack at it and haS a fair description of the smoke. I find them more grassy coffee than described but other than that pretty close.
    Some folks, unlike us don’t have box upon box stacked away at 65% to age for years, and maybe like me you also started out just picking up the odd single from the local tobacconist, so the advice for storage for a few days is in line with that, I read nothing condescending into it. The Vitola is a couple or ring gauges up from a petite, and slightly longer,sitting between a Petit Corona and Corona Gorda. These are an amazing smoke given a couple of years, subtle and creamy, with really nice roasted bean, grassy coffee flavours with a little kick in the tail, perhaps they take a bit of experience to fully appreciate the subtle flavours changes but there is only one way to get such experience. i..e have a good go at it.
    Personally I just light my cigars, toast/roast the foot, yeah yeah whatever, of the many thousands I’ve had , I’m stuffed if I can taste the slightest difference in how I light the things.

    Like PC’s and Gordas you will encounter the odd one of these where the draw is a bit tight, though for some reason again age seems to open them up a little, failing that a thin metal poker down the guts makes them smokable.


  5. M. Andolini
    June 27, 2017

    @ Mike R above – I just couldn´t resist your rather offensive point & MUST inform you (ad: ´I have never heard of a cigar having a “bouquet” …´) that YES, the cigar DOES HAVE a bouquet as well as aroma.

    As the BOUQUET is the smell of the cig BEFORE it is lighted, the AROMA is the smell while smoked (burning).

    Note: sadly, in the review, the term “bouquet” is wrongfully used in reversal …


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