Cigar Review | Cohiba Robusto

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I review an aged Cuban cigar from 2004. The Cohiba Robusto is a 4.9×50 cigar made up of all Cuban tobacco. The silky smooth wrapper gives off a woody leather aroma. Out of the foot, a rich tobacco and earth smell emits. On the cold draw, I find some buttery toast and moss. Once lit, the draw gives me buttery and salty wood. Through the nose, there is a smooth cedar, and the finish rounds out with a hint of spice alongside some earth and wood.

Cohiba Robusto

After twenty-five minutes, the first third closes out. On the draw, I get a buttery cream with some smooth cedar and a very grassy tobacco note. The retro-hale hits me with a zing of peppery cedar on top of vegetal earth and soft leather. The finish is superb with a nice honey on my tongue and lips as well as a salty almond note underneath classic Cuban tobacco flavor. The body of the smoke is a steady medium, while the strength settles in at the mild-to-medium mark.

Cohiba Robusto

Fifty minutes in, I finish the second third. The draw evolves to give me white pepper with a smooth, creamy cedar on top of a buttery coffee. Through the nose, there is black pepper with some grassy cedar and a slight cinnamon. On the finish, there is delicious fruity leather with some earthy wood and toast. The body and strength are now both at the medium mark.

Cohiba Robusto

An hour and a half in, I finish the final third. On the draw, there is a salty wood note with more of that buttery coffee flavor and a refined hazelnut. Through the nose, I pick up grassy black pepper and chocolaty leather. The finish ends strong with a very nutty cedar flavor alongside rich earth and spicy leather. Strength and body both end at the medium mark.

Cohiba Robusto

Overall, this cigar was fantastic. The flavor was so good I brought out the skewer so I could smoke it down to the nub. Age definitely does wonders for a lot of Cuban cigars, and the Cohiba Robusto is no exception. It’s got a lot of complexity with smooth, balanced smoke, and if you have the patience to wait a few years to smoke one or the coin to drop on one that’s already-aged, I assure you will not be disappointed.

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

One thought on “Cigar Review | Cohiba Robusto

  1. charlie says:

    IMHO if you dont age Cuban cigars you are wasting them….
    Great reveiw!

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