Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 4.5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigar Factory
Blender: Nestor Miranda
Number of reviewers: 5 —– Ron (shuckins) Gregg (McGreggor57) Brian (B-daddy) Jason H. (Jokey Smurf) Milton (mjohnsoniii)
Price: $6.50
Age: 2 Months Rest
Release Date: July 2013
Contributed by: Miami Cigar & Company

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“Upon first glance, I notice that this cigar is sporting a beautiful reddish brown wrapper with a few medium sized veins and a silky smooth feel. The seams are nice and tight, and the triple cap is very well applied. I do notice two small holes in the wrapper leaf just below the cap. They are not into the binder, so I don’t expect a problem from them. The pack is a little on the light side but it is very consistent from head to foot.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Aroma: 91

“I got lots of barnyard notes like hay, wood and also raw leather.” –Milton (mjohnsoniii)

First Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Starts off with an earthy tasting tobacco that has a musty after taste. A nice blend of leather, with coffee and splashes of pepper flavors show up soon. The new flavors join with the earthy tasting tobacco, pushing the mustiness away and provide a tasty start to the cigar.” –Ron (shuckins)

“Oak, leather and coffee with an earthiness are the initial flavors. A mild nutty spice on the first few retrohales with the bitter sweetness of molasses lingering on the palate. The draw is a bit tight. Halfway through this third the coffee has moved to the finish. A perfect ending to the richness of the wood and leather.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Second Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“As the second third starts I noticed that the pepper is fading and more flavors are emerging. The earth is still there, but it’s “nicer” now, and has picked up some of the vanilla sweetness that I detected before lighting up. There is also just a hint of leather in the background. The smoke output has increased a bit here as well as the draw loosening up. The smoke is oily and coats my palate well…this makes the sweet finish last a bit longer and is pleasant.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

“Espresso really showed through at this point with the unsweetened chocolate transitioning to a caramel-like taste. There were also hints of spices and red pepper.” –Milton (mjohnsoniii)

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Final Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medibum
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The earthy flavor fades as the tobacco picks up a woodsy taste. There is also a bit of light pepper that showed up in the woodsy tobacco flavor, but not enough to chase the creamy leather coffee flavor from the front. Everything blended well together for a great finish to the cigar.” –Ron (shuckins)

“In the final third, the spice dies down some and the draw flavors are dominated by toasted wood. A creamy leather flavor joins the mix, coming in at the start of the finish and hangs on for quite a while. The nub gets hot earlier than I’d like and there’s a little harshness.” –Brian (B-daddy)

Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto

Overall Impressions

Draw: 89

“A bit tight throughout requiring a slower smoke to coax out the flavors without them becoming harsh.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

Burn: 90

“This cigar burned a little quickly for me and as a result I think the smoke was less flavorful than it could have been. The last 1.5″ was unpleasant due to bitter and hot smoke.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Construction: 91

“Nice and evenly firm throughout. Great performance aside from a bit of a fast burn. Nice wrapper work and triple cap. Well constructed cigar.” –Brian (B-daddy)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 90

“A very enjoyable cigar, with well blended palate pleasing flavors that I would definitely add to my rotation.” –Ron (shuckins)

“Smoking slower certainly allowed the richer flavors to shine through. When I became too aggressive, the profile changed dramatically. The final third however, lost the deeper richness of flavors I was enjoying up to that point. Still, I would keep a few of these on hand as it was a solid smoke.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

“Flavors were good but not particularly remarkable; didn’t really stand out from the crowd as exceptional but still solid. The performance was great, a joy to smoke and allowed me to relax and enjoy. I’d definitely smoke this again. If the price is low, it would make a very nice every day smoke.” –Brian (B-daddy)

“This cigar had a lot of promise during the middle portion. Unfortunately, it just didn’t last long enough for me to want to chase some down. Not a train wreck, but not a show stopper.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

“I could see myself giving these another shot. It wasn’t a bad cigar by any means just not an excellent one. There were definitely great moments during the 65 minutes it took to smoke it. Maybe with a bit more time to mature, they could potentially be that excellent stogie. Who knows?” –Milton (mjohnsoniii)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 66

Total Score: 90 (Very Good)

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Reviewer Appea-rance Aroma 1/3 2/3 3/3 Draw Burn Constr. Overall
Ron 90 90 90 93 92 90 92 90 92
Gregg 90 88 92 93 90 88 90 90 90
Brian 92 92 90 90 90 100 92 95 92
Jason 90 92 88 93 88 90 90 90 90
Milton 90 90 88 90 88 88 90 92 90
Overall 90 91 89 93 89 89 90 91 90

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Blind Cigar Review: Casa Miranda | Chapter 2 Robusto