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Appearence, draw and burn were good. As far as consistency goes, it tasted consitently sour. I've never had anything like it, and hope not to again.
Robert in Maryland August 17, 2011
I have been eyeballing these for a while now and bought a 5 pack. The smell before lighting it was incredible, deep rich tobacco. It was constructed perfectly with a flawless, beautiful wrapper. The draw was perfect, maybe a little on the tight side. The smoke was delicious, a real treat. Full bodied but never harsh or overpowering. It was complex, flavorful, and overall a great smoke. This will be a new "regular" in my humidor.
Joe A in Middlebury, CT May 23, 2011
"Well Made, Full Flavor"
These Vudus are a tad stronger than I usually like, but they are so consistantly well constructed I always keep some on-hand for when I don't have time to mess around with cigar that doesn't burn or draw well - like when I'm out working in the yard or fishing. They always hold up to rough handling, and if it's windy the stronger flavor becomes a bonus.
Darryl in Seattle May 17, 2011
"Wanted to love this cigar"
I wanted to love this cigar. The smell even before lighting told me I would love it. Then after cutting the cap and trying a dry draw I knew something was up. It wasn't impossible but was difficult. Also there was a lot of upkeep to the burn. It even went out once and I wasn't being stingy on the draws. On the plus it was never bitter and harsh. For the right price would be a decent smoke. Overall would rate it a C to C . Besides the world keeps spinning because of C students.
Jason in Dixon, IL May 15, 2011
I've written one review on this cigar already but I believe that Famous Smokes did not show it because it was so negative. It was negative for a reason. This cigar is a piece of crap! It was like trying to suck a golf ball thru a garden hose and that was AFTER I had to skewer it with a screwdriver just to be able to draw any air at all thru the thing. Once I got to smoking on it, it was terrible. Maybe I just got a bad 5 pack, but based on that 5 pack I would NEVER buy this cigar again and I would advise everyone to NOT purchase this cigar. If you want to try one, wait till someone gives you one, they surely will because they are terrible. Boo Rocky Patel for this hideous creation.
Todd in Lexington Ky April 3, 2011
I've only smoked two of the robustos so far, but I really like it. It has a really unique finish in a good way. Different than any cigar I can remember. Burn and draw have been perfect so far. Plenty of smoke.
Mike H in Cincinnati February 16, 2011
"Didn't agree with me!"
I got two of the 5X50 Robustos in a test flight a couple weeks ago and tried one last evening. It was strong from the beginning. Burn was good, ash was dark, and a moderate amount of smoke. It took me about 45 mins to finish it but, it made me nauseous after. First time that's happened in years! I'm giving the other one away. They're not for me.
in February 10, 2011
"Way off on the negative reviews"
Smoked another of these vudu's tonight, just to see if consistency is an issue in my review. Its not, delicious dark earthy creamy roasted nut flavor. Maybe others don't know how to rest a cigar in PROPER humidity for a few weeks or months, or maybe my trick or boxing in low humidity for 2 days to get to my 62RH is the trick. These people are insane, a 90 plus smoke easily. Don't buy them, I will. I have a box in storage for year plus aging already.
JmJ in Worthington, Pa January 22, 2011
"Very good smoke"
I'm surprised by some of the negative comments here, because I have to say I smoked 2 so far and they were absolutely delicious. Dark, deep tobacco with chocolatey flavors & lots of coffee bean. I didn't get the peppery blast up front like a few others did, but my experience was very creamy chocolatey and cofee like first half, with a bit more pepper in the second half towards the nub. Very delicious, complex and smooth. Construction was spot-on, beautiful wrapper no flaws whatsoever. The few I smoked have about 2 months rest on them so maybe oTT they aren't as yummy. Would grab a box to age for sure.
Jared in tha Burgh, Pa January 21, 2011
"Great cigar, my new favorite RP."
It's a baseball bat of pepper right to your mouth on the light, then eases back to a dark, sweet, and thick smoke with a nice draw. After smoking 6 of them, they were very consistent in performance. Burn is very good. Appearance is good to very good. Construction is good to very good. This is now officially my favorite Rocky Patel cigar.
Too bad the labels are tough to remove intact, at this rate I won't have any display-worthy for the wall with the rest of my bands lol.
Gerard in Atlanta, GA January 17, 2011