Monday, November 11, 2013

Fighting Cock Robusto

While on my weekly run to my favorite local cigar store, Cigar Train, I found the Fighting Cock robusto in stock. I've seen these advertised in a couple of the catalogs at a pretty good price but had been unwilling to drop $30 on a box of cigars that could be hit or miss so I picked up one stick to try them out.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5 x 52 Robuto
  • Origin:  Nicaragua
  • Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Habano
  • Binder:  Nicaraguan
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $3.99 @ CigarTrain
Fighting Cock Robusto Cigar
The overall construction of this Fighting Cock cigar was pretty good. There were some medium veins in the wrapper and the cap had a crease that wasn't glued down, but overall it passed. The cold aroma from the foot and wrapper was nice mix of spicy cedar and earth. Examining the cigar's body I found it was packed firmly with no hard or soft spots and once the end cap was punched the draw was a bit tight but it should be work out just fine.

Once the Fighting Cock was burning it produced a nice volume of earthy scented smoke and the initial flavors were sugar, cream and earth. At the mid point I was hit with several mouthfuls of black pepper but that was soon replaced with notes of buttery sweet cream. Around the same time, the light gray, flakey ash finally gave way. In the final third the flavors came back to more of a sweet cream earthy mix that actually produced a nice finish.

The only real problems with the cigar were the bursts of black pepper and a wrapper split above the ring that happened before I took the ring off. I also thought the Fighting Cock tasted and smoked more like a Connecticut, but that could just be me. For the price this was a nice tasting cigar and if I can find a deal, I will pick up a box or two.

Rated: 90

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