Hello everyone, todays cigar is the Romeo Julieta Habana Reserve Belicoso. I have had this cigar since last year when I recieved it from my good friend Mike. Since that time it has been sitting in my humidor sleeping away. I have smoked this cigar before, sometime in 2008, but really don’t remember much about it. So with the history behind us, lets get to the review.


WRAPPER: Nicaraguan

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Honduran & Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 1/8 X 52

Shape: Belicoso

Strength: Medium


My Observations: The leaf wrapper is very cool looking due to its reddish color. It was rolled perfectly and I didn’t find anything to complain about. On the finger touch inspection, I did find some soft spots but nothing to get excited about.


Cigar Label: Nicely done with its maroon, white, gold, and black coloring. Its very old school looking.

Snip:”V” cut.

Pre-Draw: This cigar has an extremely loose draw. I guess I will really be able to detect the flavors then (LOL).

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a a strong cedar wood taste. I kind of felt that I was actually smoking a tree branch then a cigar. After a couple of puffs I began to also taste small hints of earth as well. The 2nd third consisted of the strong cedar wood taste, earth, and a little charcoal. The last third didn’t change much, which was a big disappointment for me. I truly thought it was going to be a better experience.

Draw: Very loose.

Burn line: The burn seem to be all over the place and I did have to touch it up several times. 

Price? $ 26.00 for a five pack.

Drink of choice? Water.

Smoke Time? Approximately an hour.

Liked it? No!

Recommend it? No!

Hint? Sorry guys, not this time!


Over All


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Until Next Time


Published by Stew

I love politics, sports, good food, great wine, fine cigars, and good conversation.


  1. Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with this one. Last time I smoke one I thought, “if a Romeo fan is looking for a fuller-bodied experience, this would fit the bill. Others need not apply.”

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