RomaCraft Neanderthal HN

This cigar would be best enjoyed after dinner. It has an irregular shape that slightly increases in ring gauge towards a tapered foot. The first sample had some construction issues (it went out completely within the first half inch). On both samples the cap was loosely applied and needed some babysitting to prevent it from unraveling. There's very nice smoke production although at times the smoke felt a little more oily on the palate than I would have liked. Overall the flavor profile was pleasing, however the construction prevented the cigar from scoring higher.

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés / Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf / Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Pennsylvania Double Ligero

Vitola: LH / Size: 4.75 x 56

Factory:  Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño S.A. / Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Barnyard, Leather, Citrus fruit acidity

Stallone Alagan Review: The Foot

Dried fruit, Anise, Cinnamon

Stallone Alagan Review: The Cold Draw

Cinnamon, Brown sugar, Cocoa nibs, Rum

Stallone Alagan Review: First Third

Black pepper and oak over some maple sweetness, Charred meat, Leather, Clove spices, Brown rice, Mineral and cinnamon finish with an oily palate sensation, Long finish

Stallone Alagan Review: Second Third

Coffee beans dominate the flavor profile with hints of maple as the pepper takes a backseat, Some oak and earthiness, Brazil nut, Cinnamon and dark chocolate on the finish, Roasted coffee and white pepper on the retrohale

Stallone Alagan Review: Final Third

Espresso, Cinnamon, Anise, Brown sugar, Candied almonds with a noticeable uptick in strength

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Alex Mesrobian

Alex Mesrobian is a writer and performer from Los Angeles, CA. He writes for the Emmy award-winning animation studio Klasky Csupo. When he's not enjoying cigars, he's scratching records, producing music, and writing/performing comedy. For more cigar related content you can check out Alex at @cigarsinthepark on Instagram.