Balmoral Cigar
Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo (Robusto)

Vitola: Rothschild Masivo (Robusto)
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 55

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Sun-Grown Stalk-Cut
Binder: Dominican Olor
Filler: Dominican Olor, Nicaragua (Jalapa) and Exclusive, Stalk-Cut Brazilian Mata Norte
Blender/Creator:
Factory: Agio Caribbean Tobacco Company
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: December 20, 2018
Price: $10.00
Date Smoked: January 27, 2022
Quantity: 22

Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo (Robusto)

01/27/2022
COVID-19 Day 676
 Añejo XO Oscuro, Balmoral Cigars, Dominican Republic, Mexico San Andres, Robusto, Rothschild Masivo It’s been a while since I’ve smoked this cigar and I’m loving it! When my stash of these Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo (Robusto) are gone I will surely miss these.

Once lit, familiar tobacco flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, and black pepper with a fruity finish welcomed me with a zingy pepper spice on the retrohale. The burn and draw are spot-on perfect!

At the last ending third, this was enjoyably like smoking a cup of very dark rich coffee. I had a good time enjoying this deep Rich flavorful blend.

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


10/28/2021
COVID-19 Day 584
 Añejo XO Oscuro, Balmoral Cigars, Dominican Republic, Mexico San Andres, Robusto, Rothschild Masivo  This “Out of U.S. Production” cigar in the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo (Robusto) was a perfect example of Love at First Puff! This is one of my first cigar loves when I returned to the cigar hobby.

I’m trying to make my box of these satisfying Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivos that I smoke very sparingly now since they’re out of production. This is the first I’ve smoked this since August 2020!

Once lit, deep rich espresso and dark cocoa powder tobacco flavors invade my senses with pepper spice and a touch of sweet leather on the retrohale… all a very welcomed and appreciated!

Coming upon the second third, malty chocolate tobacco flavors join the party adding to the increased enjoyment of this dandy cigar.

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


08/16/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 148: 3.0-Mile Cigar
 Añejo XO Oscuro, Balmoral Cigars, Dominican Republic, Mexico San Andres, Robusto, Rothschild Masivo Normally, I’m waxing poetic about the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo (Robusto), but today this cigar sure smoked down fast! Too Fast!!

I’ve been In the habit lately of only bringing along “The” cigar for the planned morning trek depending on how far I choose to walk… and this Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro came up about a mile short for me this morning… I’ll have to make sure the humidity is correct… but when I first started out, the cigar did feel a little “light”… Oh well, next time.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


06/04/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 74: 3.0-Mile Cigar


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03/17/2019
With Sumo Ralph at the Chamber

01/10/2019
OK, how can anything be bad with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper? I know, a bit of an over-the-top comment to make, but to look at this Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro, Yesterday’s Dream Cigar; it’s beautiful. I’ve been waiting since last October to get reacquainted with this cigar again.

Añejo XO Oscuro, Balmoral Cigars, Mexico San Andres, Robusto, Rothschild MasivoMy pre-light straight-cut cold draw sent me notes of dry cocoa with the correct amount of resistance.
Once lit, tons of full rich earthy smoke comes forth; there’s a hint of something that tastes like mushrooms or black olives in there somewhere too. #SakamotoHappy, I’m smiling, these are the flavors and cigar experience that I remember.

At the last third the flavors have ramped up and smoothed out along with the strength; I can feel my cheeks are starting to sweat.

Time to order some lunch.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

01/10/2019
Today will be the second time I’ve smoked the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo since last October at a Cut-Light Event at Sellwood Cigar with Balmoral Rep Zev Kaminetsky (@zevffrey).
More to come


The Experience

Appearance:Oily
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium/Full
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1