Gran Habano Corojo #5 Robusto
Gran Habano Corojo #5 premium cigars are one of three very affordable blends from this fine boutique brand made in Honduras. These cigars have a full-bodied blend of Costa Rican and Nicaraguan longfillers, Nicaraguan binder, and a dark, juicy Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. The smoke is creamy, full-bodied, complex in flavor, and well-balanced with a long finish. A true aficionado's cigar that's great after dinner. If you like full-flavored fare, be sure to put these on your *must try* list.
Have been enjoying this cigar a lot lately. Excellent full body smoke for the price. Haven't had a bad one yet, goes well with two fingers of Knob Creek
I just received a box of the Corojo #5. When you first look at the cigar it is very inviting, oily, and full of character. Upon being lit, the cigar started out very peppery, sort of a light pepper verses a dark pepper. The draw was exceptional and the burn was full and even. The issue was the pepper taste stayed on my palet for a long time which made the Opus X Lost City I smoked next not so tasteful. I put the remaining box in my humidor and I will try another in about 6 months, hopefully it will mellow out by then.
While performing my pre-light inspection I found the wrapper to be a consistent medium reddish brown color with an oily sheen. When handled I could feel a few heavy veins that ran the length of the cigar and when I pinched the cigar it felt hard and packed with tobacco. After a quick snip with my guillotine cutter I had the cap opened up and was getting a smooth draw with flavors of sweet spice. After a lengthy toasting and lighting process the cigar burned evenly and produced a mouthful of smoke. The body kicks things off in the medium range while the finish is heavy and coats the mouth with a thick texture. The base flavor was made up of a sweet spice with a mild almond aftertaste. The spice was a little rough and tickled the back of my throat for the first few minutes before settling down. The burn line was even and produced a firm and compacted dark ash. As I continued to puff away, I reached the second third. At this point the body was creeping a little further into the medium spectrum and was beginning to mildly irritate the back of my throat. The finish remained heavy and left me with a thick feeling on the walls of my mouth. The base flavors remained predominately a sweet spice with a fading mild almond aftertaste. The burn was beginning to run off a little at this point but was well within reason. The burn rate was slow and produced a generous volume of smoke with each puff. As I made my way to the final third the finicky burn was straightening itself out. The ash remained firm and dark in color while the burn remained slow. The resting smoke was light and produced a medium aroma that I found appealing. The body peaked at medium to full while the finish got liter and left less of a coating on the walls of my mouth. The base flavor turned more to a natural tobacco flavor while the sweet spiciness that I enjoyed began to fade. The almond aftertaste completely faded and left me with a feeling that I wanted a little more from the cigar.