Trinidad Robusto T

Trinidad Robusto T

Origin : CubaTrinidad
Format : Robusto
Size : 4.8 x 50
Ring : 50
Hand-Made
Price : ~$13-15 each
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Trinidad Robusto T was introduced in 2009 to finally offer a robusto vitola within the Trinidad line. As soon as some lucky ones started getting their hands on these sticks, positive reviews flooded the cigar press. At the same time, Montecristo Open were getting high marks in cigar publications all over the world, to be literally destroyed both in the blogosphere and on cigar forums a couple of weeks later. So, is this another "Open" or a true success?

Appearance : ★★★★★
This Trinidad looks fantastic. The light brown wrapper has elegant thin veins running all over it. The triple cap with an accurate pig-tail is easily removed, opening an easy, peppery pre-draw. The cigar exhales a delicate aroma with a touch of sweetness.

Trinidad Robusto T

Construction : ★★★★½
The Robusto T is well-packed, has a perfect weight in hand and feels good in the mouth after the gigantic 54 ring-gauge RyJ Duke. It produces excellent amounts of smoke thanks to a comfortable draw with a little resistance. The burn was razor-sharp in the first third but required a couple of corrections after that. The ash easily held for over 2 inches and I was very reluctant to let it go.

Flavor : ★★★★★
The very first pulls show that the tobacco is perfectly mature - there is no greenness at all. The first third is characterized by flavors of black pepper and cedar, with nutmeg as a secondary flavor. Despite an obvious power, the retro-haling reveals some sweetness. The smoke, abundant, has an exquisite toasted aroma and feels profound and smooth. In the second third, the flavors evolve, some bitter chocolate is added to the bouquet. Smooth, smooth, smooth. As I approach the last third, I reach what I called in my notes the 'critical point'. In fact, for a few minutes the cigar appeared to lose its creaminess and I sadly noticed some obvious harshness in it. Fortunately, this didn't last long and the smoke became even more delicious than before, thick, full-bodied and velvety. The bouquet is extremely deep and complex with the already mentioned flavors plus some animal notes. Make sure you slow down a little near the finish. Needless to say, I smoked this cigar until my fingers burned.

Value : ★★★★☆
It's hard to judge the value of such a great cigar. Yes, it's probably the most expensive robusto of the moment, but it's also one of the best ones.

Overall Rating : ★★★★★
A solid box purchase for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will make sure to stock up on these. Trinidad Robusto T is a serious candidate for the #1 Cuban cigar I smoked this year, despite the fact that the RASS, last year's winner, continues to show great performance. This will be a tough decision!

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24 Comments on “Trinidad Robusto T”

  1. Completely agreed with Inspector. So far Smoked 6 of them and all were a thrilling experience! Can’t wait to try them well matured!!!

  2. Wow: another great looking cigar… for which I will have no time! My collection is growing faster than my time available (“addiction” isn’t just for Vitamin N)

  3. Many thanks for this great review. You actually gave me thé need to try it. Tomoreow i know what ill ne doing at lunch Time.
    Again : thé best compliment i can do : you made my want to smoke it.

  4. omg ! I need yo go to my B&M like yesterday ! These look and sound amazing.

  5. Wow another great sounding Cuban. That one looks and sounds great. *sigh*…. come up lift that ban!

  6. Sounds like a great cigar. Too bad it’ll probably cost 75%-100% more in the states.

  7. I saw this brand when last in Mexico. Did not recognize it and ignored it. I’ll be back in Mexico next week and will certainly now look for this cigar. Thanks for the great review.

  8. Oh… Comparing to RASS, that souds great. I hope I will get my hands on one of these in the next 2 weeks.

    And Inspector, do You have a photo of the foot? If yes, could You show it to us?

  9. Great Review Inspector !

    But in Paris for the moment, no Robusto T… I hope try this cigar next week !

  10. Thanks for the great review! What a great looking cigar!

  11. I waited with bated breath for the Robusto T to arrive in Singapore. I had 3 now, and they were simply extraordinary. The Trinidad Robusto Extra has always had a special place in my heart, but there is always the problem of it being too long a smoke sometimes. The Robusto T is the perfect solution.

    Can’t wait for these babies to age a year or 2.

  12. Danny Principe says:

    Damn! I wish I had grabbed one of these when I had the chance.

  13. These are affordable sticks that are readily on the market. Its almost like a dream. The priceless part is I already have two boxes of the RASS. For the price and quality it has to be deal of the year.

  14. These are rarely found in Romania(as like most good cigars), but when i catch one of these i won’t let it slip by…
    Buuuut… In my opinion, by the look of it, i’d say the quality/price ratio cannot beat Ramons Specially Selected, i’ve smoked a couple of these from 2 different stores, and it was an incredible smoke. After smoking the Trinidad i will return with a new comment.

  15. bencrentim says:

    I m always a Trinidad guy..beginning with Reyes to Coloniales and thoroughly enjoyed them. I had just acquired and smoked the T…although it’s fresh from the box it was great. It ll be marvellous in few months…

  16. These have long been on my list to try but every time I look at the price I think ‘next time’.

  17. Someone gave me one that had been brutally treated. The wrapper was torn at the foot and had blotchy patches where it seemed to have come in contact with fluid I could only hope had been distilled water. I lit it with caution and scepticism – and was again stunned by the excellence of this cigar. The quality of the construction was such that the burn was almost unaffected by the wrapper tear, and the flavours were still as rich and elegant as Trinidad can be. Surely one of the best robustos in the world.

  18. I picked up a box online after falling in love with the robusto extra and i must say i have been quite disappointed with them. They were harsh and sour and i thought that maybe i should have let them age a bit longer in my humidor and so i did that. 6 months on and they still leave a bitter taste in my mouth. I picked up the last one with trepidation as there’s nothing i hate most than a disappointing smoke… and i was. Sigh… i’d like to give this cigar another shot but am fearful.

  19. phathungarian says:

    nice review, thanks very much.

  20. I heard this cigar will bi discontinued… Somebody knows when exactly ? (Year, month…) In the mean time I am going to rush on them at my store who’s surprisingly making a sale on it… Long ashes to everyone!

  21. @B.I.G.
    It is supposed to be discontinued in 2012. If I were you, I’d stock up :)

  22. Mcodragon says:

    Bought a box of 12 in 2012(boxed in 2011), and had then sitting in my humidor for the past two years…… I took one out and smoked it this past weekend, now I am regretting I didn’t buy more!! Dang!!

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