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Tuesday 25 March 2014

Trinidad Short Robusto T Edicion Limitada 2010 (cigar review) Return Visit

                  Here I am trying this Trinidad once again. It's been almost 2 years since the last time I smoked one of these cigars and it hasn't changed that much. This particular one was gifted to me and so I wanted to see if it was any different than the box I have (or what's left of it). I have to say, I really didn't like this cigar when I tried it previously, it's not the style (flavour wise) of cigar I like. I know a lot of guys who love this cigar and that's ok but unless it changes somewhat in the next few years I'm going to maintain my opinion on what I think of it.
                  These are darker cigars and this one was no different, the ones I've seen have all been the same. This one was hard to the touch and a little veiny. The pre-light draw gave me big cedar. Once lit, as before, very strong from the start with a lot of earth flavours. It was a bit rough at the beginning but smoothed out after the first 1/4" and remained strong. Burning hot through the middle and had to do a relight....I hadn't reached the first inch yet. I picked up a hint of floral notes at about the 3/4" mark and a few more times throughout the rest of the smoke. I have to say, from what I remember, it was a bit smoother than the one I smoked 2 years ago (and before that) but it still has a long way to go. I couldn't leave the cigar for a moment or it would go out. It seemed to be a little loosely rolled (even though the cigar was hard) and was consistently burning hotter through middle which made it go out, often. I found myself constantly touching it up with my torch. The flavours, once settled after the first 1/2", didn't really change much and all the relights didn't seem to change the flavour.
                   Even though they're a little better, I still have to say I don't like these cigars. I'm sure there are a few of you that will argue with me but there's nothing to argue about. We all have our tastes and this cigar is not for me. In my opinion, it still needs time but I don't think that's going to help the burn issues. I myself don't like to fight with a cigar and those of you who know me know that I've thrown many a cigar away almost as soon as I've started it because of issues. I don't like to waste my time with a bad cigar, life is too short. I did want to get through as much of this cigar as I could stand but in the end I let it go when there was about a third of it left. I really did want to like this cigar. I'll hold on to the couple I have left and probably wait a couple of more years before trying another. They still have a lot of life left in them.


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  2. I also have a box of these. I was really impressed with the first one I smoked last year, but had one more recently and was disappointed. I also think I'll let them sit a wee bit longer and try again.

    One of my all time favourite Trinidads was the Ingenios Limited Edition 2007. Wish I could find another box of those!


  3. I had a box of the Ingenios as well a few years ago. At the time I didn't like them and made a point of giving them away....what an idiot, they turned out to be a great smoke. I'm afraid the Robusto T won't be the same. You can't win them all. Thanks for the comment Dave.