Steenbok robusto

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    Steenbok Robusto. This Honduran puro is a Dutch cigar brand, made at Compania Hondurena de Tabacos in El Paraiso, Honduras. That’s where brands such as Kuuts, Miro, Placeres, and Zapata are made as well. The brand is founded by two cigar aficionados, Johan Loomans and Brigitte Altena, from The Netherlands. The brand was released in 2018. The packaging of the cigars is cool, silver tins containing either the robusto, mini-robusto, or the half corona. The cigars are for sale in The Netherlands only for now.

    The blend is made of all Honduran tobacco and with that, it’s one of the few Honduran puros on the market in The Netherlands. The robusto measures 5×50, the classic robusto size. Steenbok Cigars handed us this sample at the Intertabac trade show in Dortmund, Germany last September.

    Name: Steenbok
    Country: Honduras
    Factory: Compania Hondurena de Tabacos
    Size: 5×50
    Vitola: Robusto
    Wrapper: Honduras
    Binder: Honduras
    Filler: Honduras
    Price: € 4,80 (The Netherlands
    Cutter: Xikar X2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: two hours twenty minutes

    The review

    The ring is huge and white. But what makes it stand out is that the brand isn’t printed. The letters are cut out so the wrapper is forming the name of the cigar. Handmade in Honduras is printed though, but in a color very close to the wrapper. The wrapper is bumpy with a few veins. And right over the ring, there is some discoloration due to water drops during fermentation. The construction feels good though. The burned wood aroma is quite strong.

    The cold draw is great with a mild coffee and strong tobacco flavor. Once lit, the cigar produces a sweet coffee flavor. Some grassy flavors show up and match the coffee in strength. There’s also a little bit of leather and some pepper. The cigar has quite some sweetness too, and a bit of a dusty aftertaste that is typical for Connecticut Shade. But this cigar doesn’t have a Connecticut Shade wrapper so its a question where that comes from. There’s also a little nuttiness. The flavors also get some wood and herbs. But it’s all mild and sweet. The cigar is not unpleasant but lacks character. After a third, the cigar turns very creamy, with vanilla and some more pepper. And now the cigar is getting more interesting. After two thirds, the flavors are creamy, buttery with wood and pepper. The finale brings a lot of pepper, what a difference from the start

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    • Guus Elgersma

      Ferdinand Piet, great review and I’m surprised to hear that you have been found the best way to get a good information with out having it and go get it.
      Guus Elgersma
      @Guusfoto / SmokingBandit!

      • Guus Elgersma

        Ferdinand Piet bedankt voor je geweldige verwoording van onze Steenbok Sigaren en de 4e plek verdient hebben, 2020 streep de nullen weg en daar is de verdiende plaats.
        Bedankt namens hele Steenbok Cigars Team!

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Cigar Region Honduras
Filler Honduras
Wrapper Honduras
Binder Honduras
Length 5
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made