Blind Cigar Review: Ramon Bueso | Genesis Oscuro RobustoCigar Info

has worked behind the scenes in the cigar industry for over forty years. He’s worked with well known cigar figure  Frank Llaneza at the Villazon Factory where Bueso learned the business and craft. We gave his original release “The Project” and 89 and an even higher score to his cigar from 2016, Olancho, a 93. 

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.

Oscuro uses a Oscuro wrapper, Honduran binder, and  Honduran, Dominican, and Nicaraguan filler. It comes in three sizes: Muy Bueso () (6.0″x60), (5.0″x54), and (6.0″x54). Prices range from $7.90 to $8.40 MSRP but can be found much cheaper on CI during a sale and CigarBid.

Blind Cigar Review: Ramon Bueso | Genesis Oscuro RobustoVital Stats:

Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Oscuro
Binder: Honduran
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Number of reviewers: 4 () (The Nothing) (randobush) (Bearded Bastard)
Price: $7.10
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: June 2020
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: Ramon Bueso | Genesis Oscuro RobustoInitial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“Curiously dark brown wrapper, almost seemed unnatural. Veins were quite noticeable but not distracting nor overwhelming. ” – (The Nothing)

Aroma: 90

“Barnyard musty sweet earth, and leather is what I’m able to detect with my sniffer.” – (randobush)

Blind Cigar Review: Ramon Bueso | Genesis Oscuro RobustoFirst Third

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

“Right off the bat, I get the dried raisins and fig jam that I detected on the cold draw prelight. Sweet honey and sweet creamy baking spice fill the mouth with a flavorful smoke, and a satisfying finish. The retrohale is perfect, with just a hint of cinnamon & nutmeg coming through. Very complex to start, but if there is any pepper…it’s hardly detectable.  Hark, am I already picking up a bit of strength as well?” – (randobush)

“I get pepper, coco, graham cracker and molasses” – (Bearded Bastard)

Second Third

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

“There was a local brewery that used to have a very rare dessert that only hit the specials menu a couple times a year. It was called beeramisu, basically tiramisu made with their Russian imperial stout. The second third brings a very similar flavor. The roasted malts, sweet chocolate cream, it was all there in this second third.” – (The Nothing)

“The sweet wood carried well into the second third. I also was getting camel at moments. You also got a nice zest flavor, I would not say orange but some kind of fruity zing.” – ()

Final Third

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

“Butterscotch, cream, baking spice, & sweet paprika, make for some savory sweet deliciousness, but almost wanting for a bit of pepper to counteract the sweetness. There’s leather too.  Flavors mesh wonderfully.  Smoke output is, and has been outstanding.
Did I mention the retrohale being delightful?” – (randobush)

“I feel the sweetness in the first and second thirds took a back seat to roasted cream on the final third. That fruity zest stayed which I liked. I do not usually pick up fruit in my taste buds so that was nice.” – ()

Overall Impressions

Draw: 92

“The draw was just a hair on the firm side, but otherwise I felt it was fine with a v-cut.” – (The Nothing)

Burn: 93

“Razor sharp slow burn. Cherry doesn’t get too hot. Zero touch ups or relights needed.” – (randobush)

Blind Cigar Review: Ramon Bueso | Genesis Oscuro RobustoConstruction: 94

“The construction of this beautiful cigar was fairly evident even at pre-light. Gorgeous white ash stacked dimes almost the whole cigar, finally dropping 3” in.” – (randobush)

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

“If you are a mild cigar smoker or even like something stronger I think you would enjoy this cigar. This was a sweet and creamy cigar with fruit notes. Great roasted flavor towards the end. I smoked this until it was burning my fingers with little to no harsh flavor what so ever. ” – ()

“I feel like I kept wavering on this cigar as I smoked it. I don’t know if it was because of the heat, or my empty stomach, but this cigar hit me in the strength department like I haven’t felt in a very long time. Flavors on this cigar were great, as were the transitions. The reminder of one of my favorite deserts that I haven’t had in about a decade has me tracking down the recipe. Certainly will smoke at least one more, if not many more, in the future.” – (The Nothing)

Blind Cigar Review: Ramon Bueso | Genesis Oscuro Robusto“First I really enjoyed this cigar.  It’s aesthetic value, even before cutting, had me excited to get started. Toothy flavorbumps did not disappoint.  I really am having difficulty finding any misgivings about this smoke.  Draw, finish, flavors, transitions, construction, burn, etc ….all impeccable!” – (randobush)

“Spicy and strong, with a nice complexity of flavors. Not one I would recommend for your morning coffee, but a great smoke” – (Bearded Bastard)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 74

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Blind Cigar Review: | Oscuro

Overall Score – 91 – Very Good

  • Appearance 90% 90%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 91% 91%
  • Final Third 89% 89%
  • Draw 92% 92%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 94% 94%
  • Overall Experience 90% 90%