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
Factory: Agio Caribbean Tobacco Company
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: December 20, 2018
Price: $10.00
Date Smoked: August 16, 2020

Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo (Robusto)

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

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 74: 3.0-Mile Cigar



With Sumo Ralph at the Chamber

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

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

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
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1