Size: 5 x 50
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigars for review provided by: RoMa Craft Tobac
Quick note: For this review I used Cigar Federation's rating system
Dirt, fermented tobacco, and dried, bitter chocolate aromas are present on the wrapper, with caramel, barnyard, and pepper notes on the foot. The cold draw is almost sweet, with a clean woodiness and a very pleasant orange note.
The Baka starts off with a nutty note, sometimes akin to cashew and other times just a generic nuttiness, and a dry finish. Retrohaling causes a nice nasal tingle and notes of cedar and smokey, caramel. But mostly, the profile is lots of wood and nuts.
To start the second third, there is a distinct ramp up in nasal burn. This was short burst of strength and it goes back down, although it still steps up from the first third. There is more strength here, but the profile is still heavily nutty and woody.
The final third continues the previous profile. It’s not a complaint though, because the profile is quite enjoyable. Just as I write this, the nutty notes fade and the wood notes take over.
- Burn was perfect with no need to relight or touch-up.
- A fairly one note cigar, with variations in between.
Profile: Overall Flavors:
Final Thoughts: A good cigar, with great construction, and well-defined flavors. All things I expect coming from RoMa Craft. I feel that this cigar delivers exactly what most people want and expect from RoMa, but it isn’t exactly what I wanted. Personal preference only, but I will definitely revisit and would suggest that anyone try this cigar.
Rating: 86 AKA “A Couple”