Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius and Anthony | Aerial RobustoCigar Info

has announced the first of what is expected to be a few new releases for the 2017 IPCPR Convention & .

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.

The first of which is called , a Connecticut-wrapped line from . It uses an wrapper, an American binder and fillers from . Production is being handled by Cigar Factory.

Four sizes are being offered at launch. Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46) — $8.75, (5 x 50) — $9.25, Toro (6 x 50) — $9.75, Gordo (6 x 60) — $10.75, IPCPR 2017 begins July 11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius and Anthony | Aerial RobustoVital Stats:

Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Binder: American
Filler: Nicaraguan
Blender:  &  
Number of reviewers: 5 W. (mdwest) () () (smalls29) (dfafjf
Price: $9.25
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: August 2017
Contributed by: Cornelius And Anthony Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius and Anthony | Aerial RobustoInitial Impressions

Appearance: 88

“A with a light wrapper, slight sheen, good seams, a nice cap, and straight lines, its appealing to the eye. An attractive looking stick. ” – W. (mdwest)

Aroma: 89

“Aromas of tobacco, leather, sawdust, and a faint red fruit twang from the foot. Cold draw flavors of musty leather are all that are present. ” – ()

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First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Nuts and wood. These are the immediate flavors upon the first inhale. A very nice start. The smoke has a nice oak aroma. Like an oak bbq.” – (smalls29)

“The first 1/3 of this cigar was stronger than I expected. Good amount of pepper in the retrohale. Strong medium body with a lot of smoke output. Notes of nuts with a slight creamy aspect building. ” – (dfafjf

Second Third

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Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The oak aroma has led to a wonderful oak aged whiskey after taste. The nuts and wood, especially oak are there but right now I am enjoying the whiskey flavor. Like a whiskey that has been aged in an oak barrel.” – (smalls29)

“As you continue to smoke the cigar calms even further. With present notes being oaky creamy. This is a morning smoke with the first thirds purpose being to wake your ass up.” – ()

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

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“The last third keeps the profile of light leather, ground peanuts, and tobacco with spice on the retrohale. Toward the end the same profile intensified in flavor. A delightful end to a mild smoke. ” – ()

“While the cigar isn’t building in strength by the final 1/3 the creamy nutty favors are still shining through. Retrohale is nice and smooth with little spice present. ” – (dfafjf

Overall Impressions

Draw: 95

“I prefer a more open draw and this cigar was perfect. Very nice draw. ” – (dfafjf

Burn: 92

“Nice and smooth. A chimney was held until the half way point when the ash fell away.” – (smalls29)

Construction: 91

” Expertly rolled, no issues. ” – ()

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 91

“Overall this cigar provided a very pleasant smoking experience. I’d gladly smoke this one again if given the opportunity. ” – W. (mdwest)

“I enjoyed this cigar very much even though it hit it’s climax of complexity on the second half. It would be a great morning smoke to get your day started before you get into heavier flavor profile smokes and benefited to having no bitterness at the end like some mild sticks. I appreciated the peanut buttery smoothness and great burn/ construction as well. This would definitely be a light smoke staple in my humidor.” – ()

“This was a very enjoyable smoke. The combinations of flavors was quite suprising, and the difference in strength was an added bonus. I think the hard pack made this cigar last a good long while more than i had anticipated it burned very slow.” – ()

“Even though the wonderful oak wood and nut flavors waned in the end, his was still a nice cigar. As I began to enjoy the aroma of an oak fire, the flavor of an aged whiskey in an oak barrel came out and made this an even better cigar. I am sad that it did not last through the and. All in all this was a nice experience.” – (smalls29)

“While this was not a very complex cigar, I enjoyed the creamy nutty flavors that built up throughout the smoke. ” – (dfafjf

Smoking Time (in minutes): 66

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Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius and Anthony |

Overall Score – 91 – Very Good

  • Appearance 88% 88%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 90% 90%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 95% 95%
  • Burn 92% 92%
  • Construction 91% 91%
  • Overall Experience 91% 91%