The Cuban Stock BOSS has a dark brown, slightly oily wrapper with some visible seams and you can see where the wrapper was stretched during construction. Nothing bad, just an observation. The pigtail cap and extra long wrapper on the foot are extra nice touches.

Chubbys BOSS by Cuban Stock Cigars

Size: 5.5 x 56

Vitola: VP (Robusto Grande)

Wrapper, Binder & Filler: Dominican grown, Cuban seed

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One

Price Point: $9.40

Cigar Purchased: Sample from Cuban Stock Cigars

Quick Note: For this review we used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.

The prelight aromas are very strong and there is an underlying sweetness. The cold draw is pretty  plain. It’s dry and a straight forward tobacco flavor, with just the slightest amount of natural sweetness. I was expecting more with the amount of aroma that was present from the wrapper.

The BOSS starts out pleasantly, and predominantly with a dry, very mild cocoa flavor. A few minutes in, I start getting some fairly strong citrus notes, that are wet. By which I mean, they make my mouth water a bit and offset the dry cocoa notes well. From puff one, the smoke production has been impressive, and the burn is excellent. The ash is very nice too. Very tight and light grey, with tight banded charcoal lines throughout.

The second third, was a repeat of the first. A citrusy flavor, with some dry cocoa notes in the background. The burn is still dead on, with no need to touch up or do any corrections.

The final third of the Chubby’s BOSS goes a bit south for me. The cocoa and citrus flavors went away, and I was left with a smoke and burnt wood flavor. It also starts to have a bitterness that pops in and out. I pushed on though, as it wasn’t so bad that I had to stop. I kept getting some hints of some different and pleasant flavors. But the bitter notes and a harshness, kept drowning them out.

The first two thirds of the Cuban Stock Chubbys BOSS was nice enough. Nothing spectacular and pretty one dimensional, but still a pleasant smoke. But the final third was just not there, which was disappointing. The construction and burn however, were absolutely perfect, requiring zero maintenance and holding a strong ash. I'd smoke it again, but just couldn't justify the price point, for what I got.

Rating: 83 AKA “If I had Them”

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Comment by Charlie on September 26, 2014 at 11:53am
Not a Dominican puro fan, my local B&M carries Cuban Stock but they never look too apealing to me idk why. I will trust your "if I had them" rating and since I dont have any I probably wont pick any up.

Comment by 007MI6 on September 26, 2014 at 1:50pm

If you aren't a DR Puro fan, I probably wouldn't either. If someone offers you one, or you just happen to obtain one somewhere, go for it. It's worthy of a smoke, just not enough for me to buy them.

Comment by Jason Meyers on September 26, 2014 at 3:49pm
I won a 5 pack of the Chubby Boss cigars during the Cigar Chat a little while back. I smoked one last weekend and agree with the flavor notes you identified here. I thought it was a solid medium bodied maduro. I got the big 7x60 size ones, and I smoked it down to the area that the bands were at. At that point I was about 2 hours into the cigar and was done with it – so I didn’t try to nub the thing. I was starting to notice some harsh/unpleasant flavors at that point. The cigar did burn very evenly, and it was pretty windy out when I smoked it. I also would not really seek these out but I will smoke the other ones that I have. The 7x60 size really is too big.

Comment by 007MI6 on September 29, 2014 at 8:19am

Agreed Jason. A 7x60 is way past my comfort zone, in size and time required to smoke. Sounds like we had similar experiences with these two smokes. Thanks for the input. :)

Comment by Generally Useful Jared on September 29, 2014 at 9:15am
Sounds like they need some serious rest to age out that harshness. I dig Dominican sticks, but I have found that same harshness toward the nub on more than one.


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