Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Macanudo Cru Royale Poco Gordo

Macanudo Cru Royale Cigar
This Macanudo Cru Royale Poco Gordo came as part of this month's Freight Train cigar of the month package from Cigar Train. You can find these online at MikesCigars.com in boxes, 4-packs or singles.

This tightly packed, stubby little beast comes wrapped in a stout and hearty Colorado Maduro colored wrapper. The wrapper has some light seams, a few small veins and some sandpaper-like tooth.

Aromas from the cold cigar are wheat straw with cocoa from the foot and the free cold draw has notes of sweet molasses.

Once the Cru Royale was burning the first thing I noticed was the large volume of full bodied, dry finished smoke it produced. As the cigar burned there were flavors of  chocolate, cream, earth, espresso and charcoal. It ended with a nice mix of burnt mocha flavors.

While the flavor mix wasn't complex, the flavors were rock solid, plus the wrapper left a nice chocolate aftertaste on my lips.

Rated 92