RoMa Craft
RoMa Craft CroMagnon Aquitaine Knuckle Dragger Petite Robusto

Vitola: Petite Robusto
Length: 4.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Skip Martin
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Nica Sueño
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: 82nd Avenue Tobacco and Pipes
Date Purchased: July 29, 2018
Price: $6.99
Date Smoked: June 4, 2020
Quantity: 1

RoMa Craft CroMagnon Aquitaine Knuckle Dragger Petite Robusto


COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 74: 2.5-Mile Cigar

I’ve had a few of the RoMa Craft cigars recently and my curiosity and palate are pique to try and discover more of these RoMa Craft offerings. Today I’m at it again with the RoMa Craft CroMagnon Aquitaine Knuckle Dragger (Petite Robusto).

After a snip and a cut and I’m immediately served a rich deep complex smoke from a pretty snug draw, so let’s hope this opens up as I go along. I’m not detecting any spice on my retrohale at this early point.

Come to find out, the RoMa Craft CroMagnon Aquitaine not only has a delicious Ecuador Habano Ligero wrapper, but the filler leaf for this blend was also acquired from three separate growing regions in Nicaragua: Esteli, Condega and a small farm north of Esteli on the Honduran border, Pueblo Nuevo. This third leaf, a ligero, brings a strong, smoky, savory flavor to the blend.

From the RoMa Craft Tobac web site:
“…the Aquitaine features a beautiful Ecuador Habano Ligero wrapper selected from the best tobacco we could find. This eighth and ninth priming ligero leaf is thick, oily, and has amazing texture and flavor…”

“…When combined with the spicy characteristics of the Habano wrapper, the exotic bite of the Cameroon binder and the clean finish of its Viso and Seco Leaf companions, the blend adds another dimension to the deep rich tobacco flavor we present in the CroMagnon.”

At the first third, slightly sweet woody and deep rich earthy flavors make me smile… I wouldn’t mind hanging out with this all day…

I’m at the halfway point after about an hour and leather and cocoa enter the flavor picture… life if good!

Well, dang! I’ve been patient with the snug draw; occasionally poking the end with a toothpick to try to assist the draw only to discover at the last third that I have some serious tunneling going on. I’ll blaze off the uneven footer and see how she goes…

I have a few more of these, so I’ll try it again soon.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky


The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Tight
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

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