I don’t know much about these Cu-Avana cigars, I got this 5×50 maduro robusto in a trade with another Dutch cigar aficionado. The band had some discoloration, the red turned to purple, so I guess the cigar had some age. Online sources told me that the cigar has a Dominican filler with a broadleaf maduro Connecticut wrapper.
The cigar has a dark wrapper, coarse with some big veins but mild oily. The construction feels good and the cigar has a nice barnyard smell. The predraw is good and I taste dry tobacco.
I taste coffee with a hint of pepper, the flavors are warm. After half an inch I taste fudge with wood and some pepper, the wood is the main flavor. After an inch the flavors are wood, herbs and every now and then some chocolate.
Halfway the cigar gets a metallic citrus flavor with the wood, the herbs and the incidental chocolate, after two thirds the cigar gets spicy and less enjoyable.
I did an hour with this cigar. De draw is a bit loose, but I got a decent amount of medium thick smoke. The burn is good. The light gray ash is frayed but firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? Nah, I had better cigars.
Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10