"This may be the most tree-like cigar I have ever had. The solid smoky oak flavor was strong and prominent from start to finish. Occasional cedar, floral notes, and white pepper on the retrohale added a bit of interest but overall I wouldn't call this a very complex stick. It also smoked faster than I expected at just barely over an hour. For that length, complexity isn't that necessary. I would smoke this again and would absolutely recommend this stick to anyone who seeks out those wood notes in a cigar." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
The award-winning lineup of Aging Room cigars (Altadis U.S.A.) will get some welcome additions at the 2018 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. Among these new cigars will be the Aging Room by Rafael Nodal Core Series. This cigar collection is an expression of artistry from Aging Room founder Rafael Nodal. Aging Room cigars are intended to show a commitment to small batch production, and use fine aged tobaccos.
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"I really enjoyed this cigar. The pepper & sweetness mix was outstanding. The body & complexity rounded each other nicely." -Jeff R. (JR)
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"While I'm generally not a fan of bitter coffee flavors, the bitter anise flavors in this stogie were just right to make it a terribly mouthwatering smoke, as long as you don't mind red pepper spice that is." -Stefan (Stefan)
"This would be the go-to cigar for someone who likes a very woody taste. It was never overly complex but a sneaky floral note would appear every so often. The white pepper added a bit of interest but the wood was the main taste. I don't know that I would smoke this all the time but it would be something I’d revisit." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
Altadis U.S.A. will reintroduce Quattro, an award-winning series of premium cigars from Aging Room by Rafael Nodal. Quattro is an extension of the Aging Room family of cigars crafted by a prominent name in boutique-styled blends, Rafael Nodal. With this reimagined Quattro collection, Nodal revives the previous Quattro selections, while expanding the lineup with two new additions.
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"A bit more of a pepper blast was delivered than expected on the first few puffs, with just a faint taste of coffee detected in the blend." -Dave W. (mdwest)
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“Geez, where do I begin? First off it was a joy to just look at it. The flavors were fantastic, even the one that I still can’t come up with the name too, and is flat out driving me nuts trying to get the name of it. My luck I’ll wake up at 3:30 in the morning after I submit the review with the name of it! All I can say is that I loved every minute I spent with this stogie. And it was a LOT of minutes! It was very slow burning, and lasted a long time. Don’t know what it is, or the price, but I’m figuring you’ll get your money’s worth.” –Robert (NavyPiper)
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"Overall, it was good. The flavors were interesting, but made a good overall flavor. It was consistent flavor wise from beginning to end, with the only real change being in the final third, when it seemed to maybe increase in strength. I gotta admit I was ready to let it go at the end as it was getting to be a bit boring in the flavor dept. I probably wouldn't smoke one everyday, but a couple of times a week might be OK just due to my preference in flavors. I prefer peppery, spicy stogies, preferably Maduros, but your mileage may vary." -Robert (NavyPiper)