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Vallejuelo Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Vallejuelo Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a firmly packed dark chocolate mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, triple cap and rich sweet chocolate aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with just a touch of resistance putting out copious amounts of thick rich full bodied smoke with zesty chocolate earth pepper and spice all with a rich long finish. The first third mellows quite a bit to a medium body still keeping the same blend and getting a bit smoother. The finish is very long carrying over a big bit of pepper and spice lingering over the tongue and lips to the next draw. The 2nd third goes by in 40 minutes continuing to decline in body now at a mild-medium, dropping the sweet chocolate leaving a mellow smooth earth on the draw. The finish drops the pepper and spice, growing shorter and cleaner. Ending at 1:10 the last third brings back a bit of the sweetness with an almost minty nut, also ramping up the strength. Thank you very much to viewer Arthur Cairo for sending this sample in!

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  1. seanking4 says:

    This sounds like something I would enjoy. Chocolate, long finish, nut at the end. I’d love to try one.

    • MaxDuo says:

      I agree, sounds great… shame everything weakens a lot for a little while at the mid. But nice sounding flavors for the first half and an interesting end.

      Definitely favoriting this post as a reminder!

  2. eric.hanson says:

    Hmm, lots of Earth and pepper, those are two of my favorite flavors. I’ll keep an eye out for these

  3. rgmenke says:

    Yet another cigar I’ve never come across. The cigar universe is vast indeed. Sound like a great stick, especially the chocolate.

  4. Chris Tivnan says:

    I enjoyed this stick. It was pretty good.

  5. mfsaur says:

    huh, never had a cigar with hints of mint, I’ll have to try this one!!

  6. TimB says:

    This one I will give a try sounds like the flavors are right up my alley.

  7. Jason Isbaner says:

    Sounds like an interesting stick, I might have to try it.

  8. garlar10 says:

    Sounds interesting. Can’t say I have ever picked up on mint as a flavor in cigars before. Great review

  9. Daniel.A says:

    sounds like i found something to look forward to trying in the near future. chocolate and pepper. mmm

  10. Jay D. says:

    Minty Nut!? Pepper, spice, and chocolate with a bit of strength!? Wow, now that sounds delicious flavor pairing! Just added this stick to my have to try list.

  11. JJO says:

    This is a great bang for the buck line. I get some nice cinnamon notes from it too.

  12. Tommz81 says:

    I got this in a sampler pack. Great smoke and like JJO says the price is not bad.

  13. phaedron says:

    A box of 20 is 80 bucks at Atlantic. At that price and with this review, that’s hard to pass up…

    • phaedron says:

      I hate to respond to my own post, but I’ll make it good! First off, check out the Intercigar website at http://www.intercigar.com/intercigar.html. That’s the factory that makes these. Irritatingly, the tab for their brands is empty (“coming soon”) but what they wrote under the “Private Labels” tab is interesting given that many of us are wary of “house brands.” Also– after more searching, I found these robustos available at factorydirectcigars.com. A 20-ct box is $75 with free shipping. I happily pulled the trigger. Will anyone get bent out of shape if I send in one in my next lottery entry? I understand cheap-o’s are frowned upon, but what about a cheap-o that is well-reviewed on the site?

      • JJO says:

        Send it in. It may be on the less expensive side, but having smoked a bunch of them (at least in robusto gorda and grand toro), I can tell you that it is not a “cheap” stick. It sounds like a lot of people here would like to try it. You can always balance it out with something else.

        • phaedron says:

          Weel, the box arrived yesterday and, against my usual practice, I had one from right off the truck. It was fantastic– it rivals the Oliva V Melanio as my favorite new (or new-to-me) cigar I’ve tried this year.

  14. yosef5 says:

    Minty finish
    Thanks for this review

  15. samgiroux42 says:

    All flavors that I would enjoy. Love this site so that I don’t have to take too much of a risk in buying sticks I have not heard of.

  16. wcfennell says:

    Great review, it seems like there are so many great cigars out there that a lot of us have never heard of. Thanks for opening our eyes to the lesser known brands!

  17. dbfr181 says:

    Seems like a good cigar! Not to much power is always a plus

  18. Craig says:

    I can’t say I’ve ever experienced a cigar with Minty Nut, Pepper, spice, and Chocolate. I will definitely have to try this one if I can find it. And after yesterdays video, I’m somewhat scared to order any cigars online at the moment. I’m sure that will pass as my humidors begin to decrease the few cigars they currently hold.

  19. vscarpine says:

    Sounds pretty good might have to add this to my next cigar run list

  20. kurngar says:

    I have had this cigar before, I almost didn’t smoke it cause one of the website said it was full strength, not a fan of full strength cigars, but I smoked it anyway and was impressed. Great review.

  21. Pokesfan says:

    WOW! This is exactly what I want from a cigar. I must have one, or 20.

  22. byar says:

    The toro has the same flavor profile. Very nice stick!

  23. pato1001 says:

    I’ve heard a lot about these sticks, A lot of people have said some good things about this cigar, I’ve also heard that they are pretty reasonably priced! After seeing your review I might just order some now! Thanks.

  24. mufdvr6976 says:

    this stick sounds good,nice review alot of flavors i enjoy gonna have to see how to get my hands on these!

  25. 2dogdad says:

    Sounds like an excellent stick. Hope to give it a try soon. Thanks, bryan. Paul.

  26. TheSmokingGunman says:

    “almost minty nut”? Sounds awesome!

  27. Romel says:

    This stick sounds like a desert stick lol. Having said that, I’m┬ádefinitely going to buy a few of them. Thanks foe the review Bryan.

  28. Dirk says:

    I too used to be put off by reports of full strength.. however I have discovered that many are full bodied..a couple months in the humidor seem to mellow most sticks for me. I too am interested in this one.. I too have yet to experience a minty nut taste in a cigar… thanks again for another good review.

  29. zzpop102 says:

    I wonder which type of tobacco is giving it that minty flavor.

  30. aec12 says:

    Nice review,I got the same flavor profile when I smoked these, also thanks a lot for the review Bryan. A.C.

  31. smokethis says:

    These are tasty. Nice review.

  32. Sinsandman says:

    this is a definite must try for me

  33. TheSmokingGunman says:

    I couldn’t find these on the Smoke Inn website damnit, I really wanted to try them.

  34. weimerad says:

    Good pairing with a cup of coffee

  35. stevenknisley says:

    this sounds like a good cigar.
    I’ll have to try it

  36. USA2ndAmendment says:

    Very good sounding flavors. Definitely would want to try it.

  37. puffrey says:

    full bodied…tons of smoke…choco, pepper, and what is this mint you speak of?! Boom im in!

  38. bond007 says:

    Great review! I have wanted to try this cigar for a while but I have not gotten my hands on one.

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