Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Untamed Extreme Robusto (Pre-release)

Cigar Info

The original Untamed, which debuted in 2014, received a 91 in our blind review. , created the aggressive full-bodied Untamed while delicately keeping their signature balance, between flavor and strength. ’s Master Blender, , is now looking to push palates even further, with the sequel, Untamed Extreme.

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.

Untamed Extreme by will be available to consumers in three sizes : , Toro and a 7 x 60 Behemoth. The MSRP will range from $7.00 – $11.00.

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Untamed Extreme Robusto (Pre-release)

Blind Cigar Review: | Untamed Extreme (Pre-release)

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper:
Binder:
Filler: and Nicaragua
Factory: S.A.
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 —– (jliu) (SosaCub4Life) (NavyPiper) (BMP_)
Price: $7.50
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: October 2015
Contributed by: Miami Cigar

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Untamed Extreme Robusto (Pre-release)

Blind Cigar Review: | Untamed Extreme (Pre-release)

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“Nice looking chocolate color wrapper with minimal veins and the seams are done extremely well.” - (SosaCub4Life)

Aroma: 90

“Nosing the wrapper gives a floral women’s perfume and barnyard. Nosing the foot tells creamy bread and sweet hay matched with just the right amount of well rounded black pepper spice. Cold draw tells cedar, black pepper spice and dry cardboard.” - (jliu)

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Untamed Extreme Robusto (Pre-release)

Blind Cigar Review: | Untamed Extreme (Pre-release)

First Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“First third gives voluminous smoke production reminiscent of a Drew Estate Liga (the cigar almost smokes itself). In terms of flavors, a rather bold earthiness is the core flavor profile. Mainly notes of toasty burnt roasted nuts, slick oily black pepper and medium bodied sweet cream. The body and strength is both at a solid medium.” - (jliu)

“The first puffs of this cigar are much like the pre-smoke aroma, earthy and nutty. Further in, I start to get an almost fermented taste, like wine. This continues for the rest of the third and is quite tasty and very interesting.” - (BMP_)

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Untamed Extreme Robusto (Pre-release)

Blind Cigar Review: | Untamed Extreme (Pre-release)

Second Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Second third gives the same flavor profile as the first third but at a much toned down manner. Still getting the same toasty burnt roasted nuts, slick oily black pepper and medium bodied sweet cream. The cigar is still smoking (itself) like a champ. The body and strength continues to be at a solid medium.” - (jliu)

“The second third has become much more creamy and smooth. There is a nice think creaminess to the smoke that coats your entire palate. The spice and pepper are still there but have moved to the background. There is some nice sweet cedar that is very creamy while the spice hits the back of the throat and is on the retrohale.” - (SosaCub4Life)

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Great finish to the stogie. The flavors all melded together into a flavor all it’s own. The spice really started ramping up, increasing the heat on the palate and sinuses, and with the sweetness of the molasses it was kind of like a sweet hot pepper, but didn’t really detect any major increase in the pepper. The rich tobacco was a great addition to the combination, and from start to stop was a very enjoyable stogie.” - (NavyPiper)

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Untamed Extreme Robusto (Pre-release)

Blind Cigar Review: | Untamed Extreme (Pre-release)

“In this third, the fermented flavor has backed off a bit and made room for a nice dark roast coffee. There are still some spices in the background and finish like cinnamon.” - (BMP_)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 97

“Draw was the perfect amount of resistance.” - (BMP_)

Burn: 94

“The burn line was razor sharp. The only downside is the cigar ash not being able to hold as well (average of 2 cm ashes). The ash itself did not flower at all which is always a great thing.” - (jliu)

Construction: 97

Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Untamed Extreme Robusto (Pre-release)

Blind Cigar Review: | Untamed Extreme (Pre-release)

“The overall construction has been very good. Great burn and the cigar held a very nice ash. No complaints at all.” - (SosaCub4Life)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Overall Experience: 90

“Overall, this was a “fair” experience. I enjoyed the first third’s flavors the most. The intensity of the bold earthiness was rich and full. The second third was a let down as the boldness almost completely died down. I would smoke this cigar again if given one but would not purchase any.” – (jliu)

“Overall, this cigar is a great thick, creamy, smooth smoke. There is enough spice and pepper mixed in that compliments it very well. There has also been some sweetness to it that comes and goes and fits in real well. Very good smoke. I would smoke it again for sure.” – (SosaCub4Life)

“This is one I’d smoke again anytime. Flavors were interesting and enjoyable, and was a very pleasant time smoking this stogie.” – (NavyPiper)

“This was a very enjoyable cigar. It offered a unique flavor profile and quite a bit of transitions that kept things fresh. The fermented flavor was something I’m not sure I ever have tasted in a cigar before and definitely want to smoke more to see if I get the same thing. I’m excited to see what this is.” – (BMP_)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 79

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 92% 92%
  • Second Third 89% 89%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 97% 97%
  • Burn 94% 94%
  • Construction 97% 97%
  • Overall Experience 90% 90%

Total Score - Excellent

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
jliu)8588888385100979785
SosaCub4Life)959295929290979792
NavyPiper)908890909097889590
BMP_)9592959292100959792

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Blind Cigar Review: | Untamed Extreme (Pre-release)