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Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto Cigar Info

Last year, JRE Tobacco Co. released a followup to their regular production Aladino Corojo line: Aladino Corojo Reserva. The cigar itself, like the original, is unique because it contains 100% Corojo tobacco from Eiroa farms in the country of Honduras. It originally came out in a single vitola, a 5 x 50 robusto, but this year the company released the same blend in a toro.

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.

This is a regular production cigar, but only in small amounts. Only 400 boxes are made per month. The cigars sells for $12 and are rolled at Las Lomas Factory in Honduras.

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto Vital Stats:

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Honduras Corojo
Binder: Honduras Corojo
Filler: Honduras Corojo
Factory: Las Lomas
Blender: Julio Eiroa
Number of reviewers: 4 Olin J. (Olin) James H. (Keikan Jim) Kevin J. (maninblack77) Matt H. (Mattehh)
Price: $12.00
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: August 2018
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto Initial Impressions

Appearance: 95

“Rustic milk chocolate colored wrapper with some prominent veins throughout. Solid cigar with no soft spots.” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto Aroma: 94

“There’s a lot going on here in the aroma category. The wrapper is a nice mix of earth and dry cocoa while the foot adds a touch of wood and spice to the mixture. I hope the flavors don’t let me down, this smells incredible.” –James H. (Keikan Jim)

First Third

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

Flavor: 94
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Prelight draw is excellent and is sweet with white pepper and a salty finish. First light is sweet tobacco with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Not sure I’ve ever had that in Cigar but there it is! White pepper retro will clear your sinuses so beware! Once going the cigar settles down a bit to provide bakers spice and sweet tobacco. The slightly salty finish lingers on the tip of the tongue and settles on your lips. So far, I’m really liking the flavors. Retro still has some bite but is much smoother.” –James H.  (Keikan Jim)

“Used my djeep to toast the foot. Met immediately by dry cocoa and dry hay notes. Transition to milk chocolate and creamy nutmeg. Very good first third. All the flavors are right in my wheelhouse. Perfect burn. No touch ups needed.” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)

Second Third

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

Flavor: 94
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Cocoa notes continue with a transition to more of those baking spices I really dig. Retro on this is amazing. Smooth cigar that doesn’t overpower you. Knocked the ash off about an inch in before it fell off onto my lap. Very enjoyable second third.” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)

“The second third was not disappointing at all. The leather core disappeared and it became more of a wood. The sweetness lessened and was really only present on the retro. The retro was smooth heat with the sweetness to it.” –Matt H. (Mattehh)

Final Third

Flavor: 94
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

“The final third was much the same as the second but added a touch of smoke. This Cigar would pair well with any smoked meat and a sweeter bourbon or Porter. Right up my wheelhouse.” –James H.  (Keikan Jim)

“This baby doesn’t disappoint! Milk chocolate returns and stays until the end. Great burn line. Had to nub it. I definitely didn’t want it to end. Great smoke!” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 98

“No problems at all with the draw pretty close to perfect.” –Matt H. (Mattehh)

Burn: 99

“Not razor sharp with a slight waver. However, no touch ups were needed.” –James H.  (Keikan Jim)

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto Construction: 98

“Very well constructed. I like a long ash so the cigar burns from the outside in capturing the fine soft wrapper.” –Olin J. (Olin)

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 95

“Outstanding cigar. Would smoke anytime.” –Olin J. (Olin)

“Beautiful cigar with excellent aroma and taste. Any flaws were minimal and did not affect the smoking experience. I truly enjoyed this cigar and would consider a box purchase or box split. Not perfect but solid in every category.” –James H.  (Keikan Jim)

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto “This was a very enjoyable experience! Flavors were on point throughout and in my wheelhouse. Lots of dry cocoa and milk chocolate. I would definitely smoke these again. Box worthy in my opinion.” –Kevin J. (maninblack77)

“I really enjoyed this cigar. The Leather and wood core with a great sweetness throughout was great. The retro with the sweetness was a great addition. Normally I don’t get sweetness on retros.” –Matt H. (Mattehh)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 75

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
Olin J. 95 93 93 95 95 97 100 100 97
James H. 95 95 95 95 95 95 93 90 95
Kevin J. 90 93 93 93 93 97 100 98 95
Matt H. 95 95 95 93 93 97 98 98 93

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Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

Overall Score – 96 – Extraordinary

Blind Cigar Review: JRE | Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
Summary
"This was a very enjoyable experience! Flavors were on point throughout and in my wheelhouse. Lots of dry cocoa and milk chocolate. I would definitely smoke these again. Box worthy in my opinion.  " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
Appearance
95
Aroma
94
First Third
94
Second Third
94
Final Third
94
Draw
98
Burn
99
Construction
98
Overall Experience
95
96
Extraordinary