RoMa Craft Tobac
Neanderthal by RoMa Craft Tobac

Vitola: Rothchild
Length: 4.5
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Nica Sueño S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Ralph Larson
Date Purchased: October 2, 2018
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: February 14, 2019

Neanderthal by RoMa Craft Tobac

Mexican San Andres, Neanderthal, Nicaragua, RoMa Craft TobacIt’s cold wet and windy in Portland, Oregon this morning and I’m going to blame that on my nose not being able to pick up any distinct cold draw notes from the RoMa Craft Neanderthal SGP (4-1/2 x 52).

Once lit, that’s another thing entirely. #SakamotoHappy. This is the first RoMa Craft cigar that I’ve paid attention to. After hearing so many accolades I had to give it a go.

A punch cut on the perfect flat cap and off we go. Right away the draw is perfect producing billows of smoke. Coffee, chocolate earth and leather; this hits all my flavor checkboxes and there’s even the correct amount of pepper spice for me on the retrohale too.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this cigar is an immediate flavor bomb… Wow! At the halfway point 30 minutes later and its coffee and cream delivered on copious amounts of chewy smoke.

I think I need these in my rotation. This size is perfect too for my usual cigar-smoking time that I get to spend.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

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

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1