German Engineered Cigars Raumzeit Robusto - Blind Cigar Review

German Engineered Cigars Raumzeit Robusto – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

At the beginning of this year, announced their second regular production line, . The blend was created as a collaboration with Claudio Sgroi, formerly of Mombacho Cigars. This sophomore release comes after their first regular production cigar, NN01 that scored a 94 in our blind testing.

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.

The word “” translates from German to “spacetime.” In a description from a press release the company says the cigar “…takes you into a new dimension – a fantastic immersion in aromatic complexity and engineered perfection makes space and time become irrelevant.”

is the first cigar from to be rolled in . It is produced at in Esteli. The company describes the blend as mild to medium body and “Traveling at the speed of light, far beyond the next galaxy, while a friendly android serves cake.“

The blend uses a Nicaraguan wrapper, Indonesian Sumatra binder, and fillers including Jalapa, and Piloto from . comes in three sizes: Half Corona 44×3.5″ MSRP $6.50, 54×5″ MSRP $ 11, and Gran 58×6″ MSRP $12.00. All sizes are presented in bundles of 20, and the and Gran will also come in boxes of 20.

was first shown off in January at their booth at TPE 2022 and began to ship in July the of this year.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
Filler: ,
Factory:
Blender: Claudio Sgroi
Number of reviewers: 4 (irratebass) Jason H. (Jokey Smurf) Alan (Eulogy) John A. (Bostoneo)
Price: $11.00
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: July 2022
Contributed by:

Initial Impressions – German Engineered Cigars Raumzeit Robusto

Appearance: 93

“Looks like a very well-made . The seams are drum tight, the wrapper is smooth and slightly oily to the touch, and the triple cap is very large and well applied.” –Alan (Eulogy)

Aroma: 90

“A slightly loose draw reveals flavors of honey-sweetened leather, almond, hay, and light malt notes. On the nose, scents of lightly charred wood fill the nostrils with a big body.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

First Third

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

“The profile is very dry on the palate and not super complex. Most of what I'm getting on the draw is walnuts, baking spice, and a touch of cedar that reminds me of a Cuban profile. There is some mild spice on the retrohale but it isn't adding a ton to the experience.” –Alan (Eulogy)

“The initial draws on this cigar are slightly tight and I'm finding myself drawing much harder than normal to get a good mouthful of smoke. The first puffs are a bit vegetal but not unpleasant and finish with a slightly burnt spice note. Through the nose, the smoke is completely bland with no discernible flavor and no sensation of heat. It's really strange…I can see the smoke exit my nostrils but feel absolutely nothing. First time ever for that!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Second Third

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

“The cigar is staying consistent with the honey, bread, butter flavors……there is also an apricot or orange peel type of flavor…I wouldn't call it a citrus note. I believe some black pepper is mingling with the white pepper to give it just a tiny bit of oomph.” – (irratebass)

“As I move into the second third, creamy notes of charred oak and vanilla take center stage with a medium-full body & strength. Moving deeper in, an interesting olive brine like note takes over with a damp earthy & syrupy finish that sticks on your tongue long after the last puff.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Final Third

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

“If I didn't mention it before this cigar has gone from a mild to a mild/medium. The black pepper is really what this cigar needed. There is a small bit of spice in here as well. This is delicious and hits all the right parts of my palate. Too bad I am doing a review because I would love to pair this with some bourbon, rum or tequila.” – (irratebass)

“There was an unsweetened baking chocolate note and stone fruit that popped in and out a little bit but it is still the core flavors from the start. Baking spice, walnuts, and cedar on the draw and white pepper on the retrohale.” –Alan (Eulogy)

Overall Impressions – German Engineered Cigars Raumzeit Robusto

Draw: 89

“It was a little snug but the smoke output was good. If you like a firm but not choked draw this would be perfect for you.” –Alan (Eulogy)

Burn: 96

“This cigar had an amazing burn from start to finish. No touch-ups or relights were needed and the burn line never really did anything beyond the slightest waver.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Construction: 96

“Looked well made and like a classic . The seams were tight, the cap was large and well applied, and I couldn't find any soft spots prelight.” –Alan (Eulogy)

Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 87

“Wow, this cigar was incredible. Lots of creams, some roasted nuts, and butter flavors, but the winning flavors were the white and black pepper that intertwined and really brought out that one element that the cigar was missing… this happened in the second third. This cigar hit all the right points for me. You can smoke this any time of day. I am curious to see how it pairs with my favorite spirits… no worries because I will be buying a box of these!” – (irratebass)

“This sample was interesting given its extreme change at the end but it really wasn't something I would choose to smoke with any regularity. The flavors initially just weren't all that interesting, and the shift at the end was so extreme that my palate was a bit overwhelmed. The construction, minus the draw, was superb, and only resulted in one ash drop in the final third. The remaining ash held until I put the nub to rest. Based on my smoking experience I would not choose to pursue another and would be hesitant to recommend it to a friend.”-Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

“It is a good cigar, but when I'm more impressed by the burn and construction than flavors, it's hard to really get excited about it. It's not bad by any means and I could see myself smoking this again with coffee. It just isn't something that I could see myself going out of my way to try again and certainly not something that I would stock up on.” –Alan (Eulogy)

“This was a cigar constantly changing flavor profiles, bouncing around without any heads up. Some of the transitions were desirable, some were enjoyable with their clean and crisp flavors while others were a bit muddied with char and syrupiness. The construction was a bit loose, leading to a fast burn, so nurse this one to prevent overheating. Overall, it was an okay cigar for me, however, I am not sure I'd want to pick more of them up as it just didn't itch my tastes to open my wallet. Give this one a try, it may be up your alley!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 62

ReviewerAppear.Aroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
 978895959795959797
Jason H. 939087878885979585
Alan 939087909292959590
John A. 959287858585858885

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German Engineered Cigars Raumzeit Robusto – Blind Cigar Review

Summary
"Wow, this cigar was incredible. Lots of creams, some roasted nuts, and butter flavors, but the winning flavors were the white and black pepper that intertwined and really brought out that one element that the cigar was missing... this happened in the second third. This cigar hit all the right points for me. You can smoke this any time of day. I am curious to see how it pairs with my favorite spirits... no worries because I will be buying a box of these!" - (irratebass)
Appearance
93
Aroma
90
First Third
88
Second Third
88
FInal Third
91
Draw
89
Burn
96
Construction
96
Overall Experience
87
90
Very Good