Blanco Cigars Sumatra Robusto Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, May 15, 2012
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Blanco Cigars Sumatra Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×52 slightly box pressed stick features a mottled dark brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap, even spongy pack and very damp hay and barn aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with deep pepper and wood notes on the draw followed by a slightly spicy long deep finish. Smoke production is good with a smooth medium-full body coming off. The first third mellows a bit to a solid medium body with soft creamy textured wood, nut and pepper notes on the draw, fading quickly to a short finish. 35 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors are pretty much unchanged only dropping the pepper and bit of spice that was lingering. The finish has grown, holding on almost until the next draw, still smooth and medium bodied overall. Ending at the hour mark with just over an inch left, it went very hot so I chose to put it down. Overall no changes in the last third, this cigar proved to be very consistent all the way down with perfect construction.

  • JJO

    Looking good with the beard!

    I just got a sampler of the core blends recently, but am probably a week or two away from trying them out. Thanks for the review.

  • Bill O

    Nice review, thanks again Bryan. The beard had me do a double take at the start of the video. lol

  • Justin

    Bryan, you and your brother look so much alike. He has that slight accent and his eyebrows are bushier, but you guys could pass as twins! 😉 JJO’s post made me wonder how long the other guys/gals are letting their shipped cigars rest before they start incinerating them.

    • JJO

      Two to four weeks for me, depending on where they come from. I’ve had too many disappointments by being overanxious and smoking them before they’ve had a chance to acclimate to my humidor.

      • Justin

        Thanks JJO, that’s about what I do too. Usually about a month, but sometimes if I order five or more of the same stick, I will have one a day or two after delivery. I typically regret it though and remind myself I have to work on that delayed gratification thing.

        • JJO

          It’s curious as to how some online stores seem to keep their cigars too dry, while others are overly humidified. And sometimes – but not often – they’re fine with just a few days rest. I’ve had some that needed a good 2 months or more to burn correctly and have the flavors even out.

  • Twin1NAC

    Should have done the Wolfman cigar! lol

  • PeteM

    Maybe that’s a just-got-over-being-sick beard 🙂

    Bryan, how would you describe the difference between a “creamy” flavor and a “sweet” flavor? I’m pretty sure that in home brewing beer, creaminess and sweetness are pretty closely related.

    Thanks for another great review!

    Pete

    • Totally different. Cream is just that like cream or milk. Sweet is sweet like sugar or syrup.

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