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Inception 288 Robusto Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, January 14, 2013
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Inception 288 Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark chocolate firmly packed satin finished wrapper with a couple small veins, a couple imperfections, tight invisible seams, large double cap and rich hay and chocolate aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with very thick rich chewy full bodied smoke giving an oily deep earth and pepper both holding through the long finish. The first third brings the body down to medium with smooth smoke output showing much the same flavors as the first light with a much shorter finish. Construction is excellent. The 2nd third transitions slightly moving to a medium-full body with deep warm tobacco notes adding a little pepper through the now long again finish. Ending 1 hour in with an inch remaining where it got too hot for my taste, the last third brought on a subtle smooth nut to go along with the deep warm tobacco. Thank you to Inception Cigars for providing this for review!

  • Marc

    Sounds good….. thanks Bryan

  • Sirfubes

    Nice little bonus at the end!

    • Sirfubes

      I emailed them before I wrote this first comment and I was number 8. Hooray for inception cigars!!!

      • Sirfubes

        Already received my sampler pack!!! Awesome!!! Can’t wait to let them rest in the humi for a bit and then try!!!

  • DairyLandCigarFan414

    I thought you were gonna mention that Drew Estate/Blanco fiasco….

  • DairyLandCigarFan414

    The name was changed to CYB….you said CNB…

  • DairyLandCigarFan414


  • LxArkitekt

    Welll I emailed, hopefully I’m not too late.

  • jadams

    More like deception…

  • Texvet

    What got your arm and hand all skirff’d up?

  • The new guy

    Been deeply contemplating picking up a couple but price is holding me back. Has anyone tried the avo 85th anniversary? If so, your thoughts?

  • mike44njdevils

    Thanks for the little gift at the end, I’m #6. Guess I’ll go to the end of all your vids instead of opening a new window to start another review lol.

  • Marc

    I just received that sampler.
    They look muy bonito !
    I can hardly wait for them to acclimate.

  • I hope everyone enjoys their samples (the first 10 to respond).

    If any of you are on twitter, follow us @InceptionCigars

    We’ve been using a hashtag recently, please feel free to spread it around; #TheRealInception

    Bryan great review! I hope you enjoy the 518 and the BCD even more!

  • JJO

    In defense of the Cuenca y Blanco branding, Jose Blanco is one of the most highly respected people in the cigar world. While understanding trademark and branding protection, it’s unfortunate that he is not able to put his own name on a cigar that he created and is rightfully proud of.

    • He can put his name on it – but when you have a very common name, and it’s simply been done before, well, tough luck. He can call it anything original and then ‘by Jose Blanco’ if he wanted to.

      If Samuel Ford started a car company called Ford and got sued…would you feel sorry for him too?

    • Here’s another example, just out today. This one didn’t have to go to court, but it was still something that could have been avoided. http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/16874

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