Size name: Robusto
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper color: Medium Brown
I opened up the humidor today and decided on the La Aurora Robusto that I received in my CI sampler last month.
After taking off the cellophane the cigar seemed pretty average. It really didn’t appear to be anything special. It had a nice semi-soft feel to it and looked to be well constructed.
This stick punched and lit without any effort what so ever. The burn was good and the resting smoke was light and white.
The initial puff from this cigar was loose. The flavor was rather neutral with nothing standing out on the pallet. For most of the cigar this was what the flavor was like.
After a few short puffs the draw firmed up and was excellent. I noticed some hints of spice on some random puffs. This seemed completely random and was a nice surprise every now and again. The burn seemed a little faster than I’m used to, while staying cool and retaining the smoothness I had hoped for.
When it came time to remove the band it slid off with no trouble at all. In addition to the spice that randomly became apparent there was a twist of salty flavor as well as pepper. This led to an enjoyable smoke. From one puff to the next I really didn’t know what to expect.
I smoked this cigar down to about a half inch long. To me, this cigar seemed completely effortless to smoke. Everything just seemed to happen just the way I hoped for, from the cap cutting smooth as silk to the band sliding off with no resistance.
My rating sheet can be found below.