Trinidad Robusto Extra – STL MAY 06

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  1. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

    Jan 25, 2014
    Southern California
    This is a beautiful looking cigar with a nice triple cap and the trademark Trinidad pigtail.


    I like to lightly squeeze up and down the length of the cigar to check for hard spots, and I will gently massage the ones that I find. This does two things, it helps the draw, and let's you know which cut to use for the cap...

    I am pairing this with two kinds of coffee (in addition to my cigar obsession, I am also a coffee nut) the first one is an El Salvador, which was pretty good

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    The second, an Ecuador AAA, which was amazing…

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    Initial aroma:

    Very mild aroma of cooking spices and light cedar. (So light, it was almost undetectable)

    I use a small wedge cut initially to test the draw, and it is perfect, with just a bit of resistance...

    Cold draw:

    Sweet green tea, creamy leather and butter.

    Now, let’s fire this baby up...

    First few puffs:

    Mild, sweet leather, with creamy butter lingering on the tongue.

    First third:

    On the lighter side of medium, which is perfect to start your day. Not as much smoke as you would think for this fairly large ring gauge, but ample enough to enjoy the great flavors of oolong tea, creamy fine (let’s just call it corinthian) leather and lots of butter. Just a bit of white pepper on the retro hale, and very smooth…

    Towards the end of the first third, holding steady with the tea, leather and butter.

    The ash is a blend of light and dark grey, and fell on its own after about an inch and a half.


    Second third:

    Prominent leather with a bit of green tea, nearing the halfway mark.


    Still plenty of creamy savory butter coating my mouth and tongue. Oolong tea on the retro hale.

    Nearing the end of the second third, and a big change...


    now I am getting sweet black tea (the kind my mom used to make when I was young) and a bit of nutmeg, not much butter left, but still a very nice change indeed... nearing the 1 hour mark. Now a solid medium on the strength scale.

    Final third

    The creamy butter is back with a vengeance and it brought sugar (maybe a bit of honey) with it, what a great combination, combining with a bit of a grassy/green tea finish... the corinthian leather is in the retro hale along with just enough white pepper to keep you on your toes... the nutmeg is still there very slightly, but just enough to linger on long after the smoke has cleared...

    Nearing the end of the final third, and there is no doubt about nubbing this one...


    Strong sweet green tea at the end, with the creamy savory butter still going strong. The peppery spice has gone from white to black, and has a nice zing to it. Profile is medium full at this point, but not too strong as to wish you had a big breakfast...

    As you can see, I didn't let any of this go to waste:



    • The total burn time was 2 hours and 15 minutes.

    • The burn was perfect throughout, no touch-ups needed, burned cool, right up to the end.

    • Changes: the first one of these I tried was over a year ago, but I remember subtle changes, almost a gradual morphing... this one had a more radical approach to it, keeping my interest throughout every puff...

    • There must have been a pound of butter mixed with this stick, as I still taste it long after it was gone...

    • Overall: fantastic cigar, very enjoyable from start to finish. Love the abrupt changes, and the savory long lasting finish.

    • Pairing: the coffee was perfect, and only a few sips were needed (or desired) throughout the entire 2 hours and 15 minutes.

    • Aging potential: I really cannot see how aging these much further could make this any better... I will put these in my regular rotation, and hold a few back, just to confirm if I'm right or wrong...

    • Score: 98/100
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  2. Maduro Clint

    Maduro Clint Livin the dream

    Sep 10, 2014
    Marlton, NJ
    Smoked it to the nub...Nice review Bill.
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  3. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Proud Father of a brave U.S. Marine

    Jan 31, 2005
    Vancouver, WA
    Amazing review and great pictures, Bill...!! Very much appreciated.
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  4. tone-ny

    tone-ny I smoke therefore I am!

    Nov 24, 2004
    Thanks for the review, love the nub tool and ashtray.
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  5. Brickhouse

    Brickhouse J.C. Newman owes me royalties.

    Apr 12, 2006
    Chatham, IL
    Lots to love on this review, the coffee, the nub tool, THAT ASHTRAY!!!, and of course that shit shack of living grounds in the background :D

    Oh yeah, great review on what I hear to be a great cigar. I've almost pulled the trigger on some aftermarket on these, but just can't. Great to see a nicely done review on one.

    Nice work Bill!
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  6. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

    Jan 25, 2014
    Southern California
    Thank you gentlemen for your comments! Greatly appreciated!
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  7. cody5thou

    cody5thou Supporter

    Mar 25, 2007
    Great review Bill. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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  8. jfields

    jfields Where did all my money go?

    Jan 25, 2007
    Fredericksburg, VA
    I didn't see the date of the OP and at first I was trying to figure out why a self proclaimed coffee nut still had beans that were roasted back in July. o_O
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  9. investandprosper

    investandprosper Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2010
    I'm glad this got bumped, I missed it back in July. Talk about nubbing a cigar! Nice work Bill, love the photos.
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  10. KayakinBoy

    KayakinBoy I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion

    Oct 21, 2004
    Rocky Top, TN
    Great review. I want to know more about that "nub tool". :cool:
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