A.J. Fernandez / General Cigar Company
Ramon Allones Robusto by A.J. Fernandez, General Cigar Company

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 Jalapa, Criollo 98 Condega, Hybrid Estelí & Pueblo Nuevo
Blender/Creator: AJ Fernandez
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Cascade Cigar Tobacco and Pipe
Date Purchased: May 24, 2019
Price: $8.00
Date Smoked: March 17, 2024
Quantity: 4

Ramon Allones Robusto by A.J. Fernandez, General Cigar Company

03/17/2024

Upon ignition, the Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper makes its presence known with a robust earthy tobacco flavors with burst of pepper and espresso. It’s as if you’re greeted with the rich aromas of a well-aged tobacco barn. The initial draw also delivers notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and a hint of cedar. The Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 binder seems to play a role in ensuring a consistent burn, producing a sturdy ash that holds on with confidence. As you retrohale, the pepper takes the lead, providing a pleasant tingle to the sinuses.

Transitioning into the second third, the AJF Ramon Allones takes you on a flavor journey. The initial spice starts to mellow, allowing the chocolate notes to shine more prominently, creating a delightful contrast. The retrohale continues to be a rewarding experience, with the pepper now mingling with the cocoa undertones, creating a harmonious balance. The Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 Jalapa and Criollo ’98 Condega fillers work together seamlessly, introducing layers of complexity to the profile.

As you approach the final third, the AJF Ramon Allones reaches its climax. The flavors intensify once more, with the espresso notes becoming more pronounced. A pleasant woody essence, possibly influenced by the Hybrid Estelí and Pueblo Nuevo fillers, emerges, creating a satisfying depth to the smoke. The retrohale remains a bold experience, accentuating the rich flavors and delivering a pleasant spice that lingers. The blend of Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 and the diverse fillers culminates in a robust and satisfying finish.


08/14/2023


05/07/2023


12/05/2022
COVID-19 Day 988:


09/27/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 108: 3.5-Mile Cigar
 A.J. Fernandez, AJ Fernandez, Ecuador, Habano Oscuro, Nicaragua, Oscuro, Ramon Allones, Robusto The only thing I’m left wondering about with this Ramon Allones Robusto by A.J. Fernandez is where did the Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 tobacco come from? … I don’t think I need to say how much I love this A.J. Fernandez interpretation of Ramon Allones, because you should already know by now.

I don’t know why I haven’t pursued a Box Purchase yet…

Stay Tuned
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


07/08/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 108: 3.5-Mile Cigar
A.J. Fernandez, Ecuador, Habano Oscuro, Nicaragua, Oscuro, Ramon Allones, Robusto Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! The A.J. Fernandez interpretation of the Ramon Allones cigar is now one of my “Go-To” Cigars and it is most definitely in the Sakamoto Cigar-Rotation.

This was a solid performing 3.5-Mile cigar; deep in flavor… but of course, it’s an A.J. Fernandez cigar… hard to go wrong with making that decision.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

Stay Healthy
Stay Sane


05/08/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 47: 3.5-Mile Cigar
A.J. Fernandez, Ecuador, Habano Oscuro, Nicaragua, Oscuro, Ramon Allones, Robusto I’ve been craving this Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapped Corojo ’99 laden Ramon Allones in Robusto by A.J. Fernandez and General Cigar lately so I decided to bring this along for the journey.

This turned out to be the correct decision as the Ramon Allones in Robusto lasted all of 3.5-Miles right down to the Nub (Finger Burner).

Yes, let’s do this again soon… should it be with the Robusto again or the Toro?

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill
Stay Healthy
Stay Sane
Be Wise


03/05/2020
Today was the first time smoking this Robusto Vitola from a recent purchase from Cascade Cigars in Portland, Oregon


The Experience

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

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1