Skip Martin knows a thing or two about blending a cigar. In his workshop Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño he has crafted the companies strongest cigar to date. the ligero holds two to three times the normal amount for a typical ligero. This is where the massive strength of this cigar comes from.
Brand: RoMa Craft Tobac
Wrapper: US Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Size: Anthropology (Grand Corona) 5.75 x 46
I visited Big Sticks Cigar shop in AZ and was pointed towards this cigar. I had heard of RoMaCraft Cigars mainly on twitter but that’s it. Time to explore new things I guess. The wrapper is very nicely rolled and is a super dark maduro and is very oily. It smells great, has a nice sweet tobacco and spice scent to it. The cold draw produces a mild sweetness. There is no band on this cigar, no frillyness to it. Snip and Light it up.
First puffs– Out of the gate I taste a rich spice with an almost vanilla sweetness. Spices were not overwhelming though, just the right amount. The draw is decent but smoke was minimal.
First third– Spice flavors are still the main players here. I do get some nice oak and sweetness mixed in. Draw got a bit tighter and smoke production is still minimal.
Second third– There is now a heavy leather taste with the spices falling toward the back. The sweetness is faint at best, but adds a nice kick. The draw has improved a lot.
Final third– The spices are back and are completing this tasty stogie with a bang. Sweetness and oak remain along with that leathery taste. It’s smoking great now.
Overall a great smoke. To me this is a classic full spice cigar, crafted very well. I would suggest it as try but I wouldn’t invest in it much further. I was left feeling a bit underwhelmed. If you are a huge spice fan than this is the full flavored spice cigar for you.
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