Brick House Robusto Cigar: Strong, smooth and nutty
The more cigars I smoke, the more I find that there are some brands that are dependable whatever vitola you choose. I have smoked a few Brick House cigars over the years and never been disappointed by them, but this was my first time smoking the Brick House Robusto. Was this going to be the cigar to break the streak?
When I took the Brick House Robusto out of my humidor, it occurred to me that the Colorado Claro wrapper made the cigar look as though it had been carefully crafted out of Galaxy chocolate, with real attention being paid to the gentle, lacy veins that traced over the length of the cigar like bees wings.
Picking it up, my fingers were met with an even firmness and light coconut oil feel. Aromas of sweet cocoa tickled my nostrils as I v-cut the head to start my cigar smoking ritual. The creamy and smooth cold draw continued the chocolate themes.
The first flavours that hit my tongue once I had lit the cigar was a beautiful latte coffee laced with plenty of pecan syrup. This worked perfectly with the vanilla espresso martini that I had chosen to drink with the Brick House Robusto.
As I smoked my way through the first third of the cigar, the flavour stayed fairly consistent. I didn’t have any problems with this as it allowed me to concentrate on the smoke itself. It had a delicious texture of whipped meringue and the waves of smoke curled into beautiful, sweet tornados.
Entering the middle third of the cigar, it was time for a change of drink as I had finished off my cocktail. At this point, the cigar was exhibiting the same smooth and chocolatey notes that had been present since lighting, although they had become a bit richer.
Looking through my liquor selection, my eye fell on the large bottle of Southern Comfort that was lurking at the back of the cupboard, which I thought would be a good pairing at least for the next part of the Brick House Robusto. This turned out to be the perfect choice as it both picked up on, and enhanced, the sweeter notes whilst balancing the chocolate and nut tones with its peachiness.
Whilst enjoying the delicious balance of flavours between the Southern Comfort and the cigar, I noticed that the palate had morphed from just creamy chocolate, to chocolate cheesecake with chopped mixed nuts scattered all over it and a subtle, earthy undercurrent of pilau rice. Now whilst this may sound like the sort of meal that a pregnant woman might order, it made for a deep range of flavours that worked very well with each other, none overpowering any of the others.
This creamy, nutty, chocolate flavour continued into the final third but gently transitioned to glazed, chocolate coated Brazil nuts before crescendoing to a lip smacking 95% cocoa taste at the nub. My enjoyment at this point was slightly reduced by the fact that the cigar started to canoe a little towards the end, but this wasn’t anything that a gently touch up with my lighter didn’t sort out.
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Brick House Robusto Cigar Details
Brick House Robusto Review Summary
This is a wonderfully creamy cigar full of nut and chocolate flavours and one that I will be seeking out to smoke again as a go to smoke.
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