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.
CIGAR MAKE UP:
BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Honduran & Nicaraguan
Length/Ring: 6 1/8 X 52
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.
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!
Until Next Time