This is an old review that somehow never got posted when it should have been uploaded.
This Rosa Cuba is a Nicaraguan bundle cigar that comes in paper wrapped bundles, and the cigars are individually wrapped in cellophane. The ring is ugly and this petit corona, names Angels, measures 4½x38. I must say, the ring on the pictures of the American web shops that sell these are different than the rings on the cigars in Europe.
The Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapped is light colored with some marbling and it is mild oily. The cigar feels a bit spongy though but that might have to do with the fact that it is a medium filler. The aroma reminds me of a horse stable. The cold draw is good but tastes horribly like dishwasher soap, tobacco and raisin.
I taste a spicy, peppery herb flavors with mild acidic earthy tones. After half a centimeter I taste wood with cinnamon and nutmeg. After a third its more wood with herbs and nutmeg, the aftertaste contains some pepper.
The pepper slowly gains some strength and halfway I taste some sweetness, wood and a strong nutmeg flavor and suddenly the pepper disappears. After two thirds the cigar gets harsh and unpleasant.
This cigar only lasted me for 35 minutes with a decent draw, a lot of smoke but a unfirm pepper & salt colored ash that dropped way to quickly. The burn was good. I would say this is a medium bodied, full flavored cigar.
Would I buy this cigar again? No, call me a snob if you want, but I’ve outgrown most bundle cigars and this is one of them.
Smoke & ash: 8
Aroma first part: 7
Aroma second part: 7
Aroma third part: 6