101. H. Upmann Robusto Añejados 2011
Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel, with an unusual square boxpressed form.
Cold draw: Nutty, cedarwood and dry hay.
1st third: Starts of smooth, when the smoke leaves the mouth it dries out with a woody finish and a bitter coffee.
2nd third: Keeps the same flavours from part 1, very steady and smooth.
The burn: Burns a little wonky but nothing to crazy, white-ish ash, firm and stable, think it’s mostly because it’s boxpressed.
Smoke: A very compact feel of the cigar, so it gives it a tight draw, with a fairly voluminous white smoke. It’s warm to the touch since you have to fight it with the draw.
3rd third: Gets the sharp and bitter characteristics back from the first part, bitter black coffee.
Conclusion: Fairly strong, heavy notes of dark roasted bitter coffee, not a cigar for the classical Cuban smoker. Tight draw aswell which dosen’t boost the scoring.
Result: In my book this is an 85 point cigar.