While we were hanging out around the RoMa Craft booth in New Orleans, we were approach by a man from a nearby booth. He said we looked professional and like someone who needed to try his cigars. I'm thinking Logan was not around at the moment. lol Anyway, this man was very passionate about and excited to share his cigars. I decided to start with the 6x60, guessing it would probably be my least favorite.
Remember Cuba RC60
Size: 6 x 60
Factory: Santiago de los Cabelleros (Dominican Republic)
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigar for review provided by a fellow BOTL
Note: For this review I used CigarFederation's rating system.
Prelight: The wrapper has a semi-sweet cedar aroma, that is backed up by a spicy tingle in the nostrils. The cold draw is a very clean natural tobacco, with a touch of spice that shows up after a few pulls.
Beginning: The draw is very easy, not too easy, but close. The first flavor to blast through in the first few puffs is a very distinct, burnt marshmallow note. Not destroyed burnt, but like toasted over a fire, caught on fire and quickly put out. I think we’ve all been there, yummy. This turns into a toasty marshmallow note, with a creamy caramel note and a little spicy cedar on the finish. The retrohale definitely has some kick to it from the spicy cedar.
Middle: The marshmallow notes go away and are replaced with a lot of cedar and wood nots. Accompanied by a finish of cream and caramel, that change in and out, adding a nice sweetness and creaminess. There is also just a hint of that spicy cedar on the long end of the finish.
End: Right about the time I started this third, the cigar began to get bitter and I hit a weird pocket of hard stems and debris that caused the cigar to go out. I cut off about a quarter inch and relight, to be pleasantly surprised that this completely solved the problem. The cigar continued on with airy wood notes up front and a mild sweet and spicy cedar note on the finish.
Final Thoughts: The first third was quite good, with the second third still nice and the final third having some issues. Not my favorite size either, but very smokeable and I was able to smoke the whole cigar. Mild-medium in body and medium in strength, the RC60 was good, but not spectacular. I’d smoke another, but I wouldn’t run out for more. Especially being in the 6x60 vitola, as I am not a fan of that. But, that and the bad pack in the end were all that really threw it off for me.
Rating: 82 AKA “If I Had Them”