Blind Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua CyB | Robusto Deluxe
Blind Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua CyB | Robusto Deluxe

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Blind Cigar Review: Joya De Nicaragua CyB | Robusto Deluxe
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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.

Length: 5.25″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Binder: Piloto Cubanao
Filler: (Ometepe and Esteli) & Peru (Tarapoto)
Number of reviewers: 5 —– (WyldKnyght), (mjohnsoniii), Emmett (rhetorik), Brandon, Randy
Price: $8.00
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: August 2012
Contributed by: Blind Man's Puff

Editor's Notes

We want to give a special shout out to and of Calypso Cigar Reviews for joining us on this review. We all smoked this cigar together via Google Hangouts, without knowing what it was as always. They filled out the same form as our normal panel and turned it into a video podcast. It can also be downloaded as audio only through iTunes, Spreaker, iHeart Radio and most of the other podcast sites. Be sure to look at the final notes and scores below the video. Watch the whole thing here:

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“The wrapper is a nice chocolate brown, fairly even in color with an average amount of veins.” –Brandon

Aroma: 95

“Getting some damp moss on the pre-light draw, and a little leather from the wrapper.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

First Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Very spicy to start out, getting some definite red pepper, perhaps cayenne. Besides that, I start to get some woodiness, mostly cedar. Very nice start so far, fairly complex, I'm excitited to see what this develops into with some transitions.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

“A good amount of spice in the first third, beautiful white ash. Cayenne pepper on the retrohale. Not overly complex but tasty.” –Brandon

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Second Third

Flavor: 94
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“I got more of a roasted coffee during this third. There was also a faint sweetness that crept in towards the end of the second third as well.” – (mjohnsoniii)

“Complexity kicks in during the second third. Flavors of cocoa and pecan and less spice. More balanced.” –Randy

Final Third

Flavor: 95
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The great flavors continued trough the final third. Got some nice cinnamon flavor.” – (WyldKnyght)

“Spice has picked up in the last third. Lots of cinnamon with hints of leather and slight black coffee on the finish.” –Brandon

Overall Impressions

Draw: 95

“No issue with the draw accept at the very beginning it was a tad tight.” –Randy

Burn: 94

“Almost no problems with the burn, it was a little wavy at first, but corrected itself quickly.”-Emmett (rhetorik)

Construction: 94

“Very good construction, firm with a nice sponginess.” – (WyldKnyght)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Overall Experience: 95

“Definitely would smoke this cigar again, great from start to finish. Lots of great flavors and thick creamy smoke.” – (WyldKnyght)

“This was a cigar that got (and kept) my attention. The flavors came and went but married perfectly. The woody flavors along with sweetness tasted toward the end made for an excellent smoking experience and I look forward to smoking more.” – (mjohnsoniii)

“I would definitely pick up a box of these if I don't have one already. I would love to see how it ages given how strong it was. I would smoke these as an after a big meal smoke with a nice peaty scotch. I would recommend this to any experienced smoker.” –Emmett (rhetorik)

“This was a great smoke, full flavor, full bodied and very spicy. It was not overly complex but is still something I would smoke again in a heart beat. The ash was beautiful and held on like a champ.” –Brandon

“Would definitely smoke again. Great stick!” –Randy

Smoking Time (in minutes): 92

Total Score: 94 (Great)

Reviewer Appea-
Aroma 1/3 2/3 3/3 Draw Burn Constr. Overall
93 93 93 95 95 95 95 93 95
93 95 90 93 93 95 90 95 95
Emmett 95 95 95 97 97 93 95 97 95
Brandon 93 95 93 95 95 95 97 87 95
Randy 93 93 93 93 93 95 93 95 95
Overall 93 95 93 94 94 95 94 94 95

To view the complete scores and notes, click here.

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