Hello everyone, today I am bringing you the much talked about cigar from EO Brands and the master roller himself Don Pepin called “Cubao.” Yes, I am late on this one but I had a hard time locating it, and once I did, it some how became lost in my humidor. So with the history behind us, let’s get to the review.


WRAPPER:Ecuadorian Sumatra

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 4 7/8 X 50

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Medium

My Observations: This is a very nice looking cigar even though there are lots of noticable veins on it. The cigar has a nice medium brown leaf wrapper that smells a lot like coffee beans. On my finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots to speak of and the cap was well placed.

Cigar Label: I really like the tan and white colors chosen for this label. Whoever was responsible for this label did one hell of a job!

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Smooth with a hint of the Pepin peppery trade mark.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of that Pepin “peppery” trade mark, which dominated the 1st third of this cigar. The 2nd third consisted of a burning leaves type taste that blended well with a sweet coffee bean flavor. The Final third continued with burning leaf flavor, coffee, and sudden hints of wood. Over all a very nice smoking experience.

Draw: Smooth.

Burn line: A bit jagged at times but nothing that affected my cigar smoking experience.

Price: I paid $9.00 plus tax for a five pack from cigarbid. com

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes

Hint: This is a nice everyday smoke that will keep you satisfied.

Over All

Until Next Time


Published by Stew

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

4 thoughts on “CUBAO # 4

  1. Nice stuff Stew. I enjoy the Cubao maddies when I can get them. A good solid cigar with some good flavors. I think you nailed it. Keep ’em coming!


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