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.

Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto

 

Cigar Info

Matt Booth returned to the cigar industry in 2017 with the release of The T collaboration with Robert Caldwell. The line was originally going to be called The Truth but had to be changed because of copyright issues. The line also a collaboration with AJ Fernandez and was made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez.

Like it’s original blend, The T Connecticcut uses Nicaraguan binder and filler but now has an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The cigar debut at IPCPR 2018. It comes in four sizes: Corona (6 x 44) — $10.60, Double Robusto (5 1/2 x 54) — $11.80, Short Robusto (4 x 48) — $10.80, and Toro (6 x 50) — $11.40.

Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto

 

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Double Robusto
Length: 5 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez
Blender: Matt Booth, AJ Fernandez, Robert Caldwell
Number of reviewers: 4 John A. (Bostoneo) Mickey T. (irratebass) John I. (John I.) Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Price: $11.80
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: September 2018
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 89

“A very clean, tan toro sized cigar. This silky smooth wrapper with minimal vein action. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Aroma: 90

“Faint aroma, sweet and clean with some fresh grass.” –John I. (John I.)

Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto

First Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“Off the light I am greeted with woodsy sweetness. This mellow sweet woodsy profile continues for remainder of this third without any changes happening. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“Mild/medium in strength to start out. Getting quite a bit of cedar notes with some cinnamon and cream. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Second Third

Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto

Flavor: 89
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“Cigar becomes even lighter as you smoke, sweetness becomes more defined. Profile is becoming a nice sweetened creamed coffee. Really an enjoyable cigar. Especially if you like the lighter cigars.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“More nutty. More creamy. Flavors are a bit more pronounced as this warms up. In the initial third there were some issues with a constricted draw. That’s opening up a bit toward the middle. ” –John I. (John I.)

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto

“At the end of this cigar wood really became the major player there was still some cream hiding in there. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“Things begin to evolve in the final third. More of a damp woodsy profile with black pepper start things off. Vanilla and char sneak in on the backend to finish this stick off. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 90

“Very nice open draw with plenty of smoke” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Burn: 89

“Very good burn no touch ups needed, it burned cool all the way ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Construction: 85

“Draw wasn’t great, and the burn was a bit of an issue. It was smokable with some functional concerns. ” –John I. (John I.)

Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Light-Medium
Experience Overall: 88

“This mild to medium stick was “good” but lacked any complexity at all. The flavor profile was delightful and woodsy the whole experience it made me yearn for more if I was going to sit down and enjoy a premium cigar. That being said, a bit boring but definitely reliable. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“I enjoyed this cigar, it was mild enough to be enjoyed as your 1st cigar of the day with some coffee. There were enough transitions to hold my attention with cream, cedar and some cinnamon. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“I didn’t care for it, but if you’re looking for a mild cigar with basic straight forward flavors this might be for you. Construction issues with the sample made this a bit more of a chore. Hopefully these issues aren’t typical. ” –John I. (John I.)

“I would buy a box.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 73

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
John A. 90 90 87 88 87 90 85 92 87
Mickey T. 90 92 87 90 90 90 90 85 90
John I. 88 88 87 88 85 85 88 85 87
Ryan H. 85 90 87 90 87 95 92 85 87

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Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto

Overall Score – 88 – Good

Blind Cigar Review: Caldwell | The T Connecticut Double Robusto
Summary
"I enjoyed this cigar, it was mild enough to be enjoyed as your 1st cigar of the day with some coffee. There were enough transitions to hold my attention with cream, cedar and some cinnamon. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
Appearance
88
Aroma
90
First Third
91
Second Third
88
Final Third
89
Draw
90
Burn
93
Construction
91
Overall Experience
91
88
Good

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