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”