Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CroMagnon Aquitaine

This offering from RoMa Craft Cigars features an Ecuadorian Habano Ligero wrapper over a Cameroon binder and Nicaraguan long fillers. The size reviewed is the Cranium which is a 6″ x 54RG Toro vitola.

The first light revealed a slightly snug draw but producing ample smoke. Medium/full body flavors out of the gate consisting of a smooth earth on the draw and a substantial pepper bite on the retrohale. A slight sweetness and creaminess on the draw also.

Getting into the first third the body dials down slightly to a straight medium while the flavors take on a cream and cocoa on the draw followed by a bright, aromatic cedar on the nose. There’s a hint of coffee toward the finish as well. This stayed consistent for 2/3 of the cigar. The last third ramps back up to medium/full while the coffee comes to the forefront and becomes darker and deeper. I ended the cigar at 1 hour 10 minutes for an average burn time for a Toro sized stick and bringing in a medium nicotine strength.

Construction was excellent with a near razor-sharp burn that required no touch-ups. Ash holds on for about 1/3 of the cigar at a time.

Honestly, this cigar reminded me very much of the Padron x000 Series in natural. A mix of dessert tones and earth tones made for a complex yet not overbearing cigar. This would be good at any time of day with a cup of coffee. Rating: 4/5.

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