View Full Version : Mr.B Review - The Mystery Robusto.

29-11-2009, 08:06 PM
This thread is dedicated to G-man

Ring: 50-52(est) Length: 4"

I received this robusto from Gman after getting one of my orders through, I do like an unbanded cigar, what is it, where did it come from, what country of origin is it? so many questions. I asked G-Man what on earth it was, and he replied "smoke it and I'll tell you". So I took it upon myself, on this Sunday, to sit down and smoke this mystery stick.

This was a full attention smoke, no auxillary vices, no drinks (water as always); I started to light up slowly, rotating and taking care, making sure all is well on the footfront. I give it a blow after some rotation so the flame surrounds the middle unlit leaves, voila! A nicely lit cigar after a minute or so of care. I take my first draw, thinking the same thought I have with every cigar I smoke "please draw nice, please emit huge plumes of smoke, please do me well!", I can feel the smoke in the inside of my mouth, and that only means one thing; it's a helluva lot of smoke!

I exhale and there's a great big cloud of smoke from the first draw, this is good. After smoking 3/4s of an inch of this mysterious piece of rather well rolled tobacco, In my mind are these thoughts:
"The ash is very nice, no bits hanging off, very uniform, the tastes draw after draw are surprisingly complex right from the get-go"
Draw was superb, and the smoke was delicious, the first part of this smoke just gave me a good feeling, it was smoking fine, it looked fine, and was fine. I couldn't pinpoint a certain flavour during the first leg but they certainly were a mix of interesting things, almost on a CC scale, perhaps this could be a CC?! It certainly had that feel and quality of it, infact this cigar reminded me of smoking a Hoyo Petit Robusto (CC).

Getting down to a third of the way in, the taste become very, juicy and succulent, again I could not pinpoint any specific flavours as such, but the draws were really pleasant and I found myself exhaling slower than normal, it was that nice, these flavors started to develop into something I would call 'Almond Cream' , very creamy, with a touch of almond, this part of the cigar was real nice.

By this time the ash was a good 1.5", very strong, very good looking, not that unhealthy grey, batterd ash, a nice grey ash with little to no 'breaks or flakes'. The Mr B Flavor of the Smoke was - PANCAKES! The last draw before the first tier of ash broke off, I got an extremly distinct taste of home made pancakes, after marveling this, the ash broke off and the flavor was lost!

Past halfway the cigar was developing a mild spice on the pallete, it was hitting my mouth with spice, but without that horrible foul taste. Imagine if you smoke a cigar too much, you'll get that 'hot smoke' taste, followed by usually a foul taste, I normally go for the water but this was giving me some great spice, without the horridness of an oversmoked cigar.

The best part is saved til last, and this couldn't be any truer for this cigar. Toward the end of the cigar, the stub was getting smaller and smaller, and the cigar was getting better and better. I was getting a super sweet toffee flavor, I kid you not, It tasted like I was eating Toffee popcorn, not smoking a cigar. I can still taste it now, and this review has taken me a while and I've had a cup of tea in the meanwhile, but it's still on my pallete. It was beautiful, just pure sweetness, I did not want to leave the cigar, I was about to leave the garage and turned around and saw it sitting there smoking away; with the second tier of ash still on by the way. I take one final draw, and the ash breaks, a fitting end for a SUPERB smoke. I have no idea what this cigar was, NC or cuban, but it was brilliant, I would love to have more of these in my humi.

Put me in a great mood, gave me some ideas for a business venture, the cigar was smoking me! Couldn't of been better. Smoked right down.

G-man now's your time to fess up! What was this?!

29-11-2009, 08:17 PM
Nice review! I'm looking forward to finding out what it is too.

29-11-2009, 08:40 PM
Same here. I would bet it's a NC, knowing G-Man, but you never know :cool:

29-11-2009, 09:07 PM
Thanks for the review.

29-11-2009, 09:32 PM
cant wait to find out what it is myself. MR B, I have another mystery cigar if you would like to try it. I pulled this with another member a couple of weeks ago and he said he loved it. If you would like me to send one for you to review, give me a hollar on the pm. I always find things like this to be pretty interesting.

29-11-2009, 10:06 PM
Mr. B. First and for most great review! You didn't miss anything that I found in this cigar. Its a Dominican filler and wrapper that a buddy of mine has rolled in his home town. I just wanted to see what others thought of this short but great Robusto cigar before I offer them for sale. They are $4.00 a cigar and to me worth 6 easily. They are supply and demand.
There is another 1 sent to another UK member so if he reads this I hope he will also fire it up to compair notes. I will see if I can source these if anyones intrested. At $4.50 for a short robusto U can't hardly complain can you.

29-11-2009, 10:13 PM
There is another 1 sent to another UK member so if he reads this I hope he will also fire it up to compair notes.
Would that be me? I thought it looked familiar but didn't want to make assumptions over what is essentially, a brown stick.

29-11-2009, 10:35 PM
Dave thats the one

03-02-2010, 04:25 PM
The newest of the G-man line coming out soon
8th St. is the newest cigar in the Mystery line.
Sporting all Nicaraguan Cuban-seed long filler with a Sumatra Jacket
The taste is hints of coffee and a touch of sweetnesssure to delight any pallet
This is 1 of those where supplies will be limited #s
Ps these can only be obtained in the U S
Sorry rules are rules

03-02-2010, 04:37 PM
I have to say that I agree with Herr Robusto. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although at the beginning, I thought it was quite a loose draw. That's why there was so much smoke!

Having said that, I soon forgot about the loose draw and just enjoyed the flavours. I've only smoked one and the other three have gone into my "when I want a guaranteed good cigar" humidor!

I'd definitely be interested in more!

03-02-2010, 04:39 PM
Shhot! It was Herr Bulgarin and nor Herr Robusto! My apologies, tovaritsch!

04-02-2010, 03:00 AM
Got 2 and 1 I smoked and the other went out to LIL Bro as we call him.
Lets see what he says !:849: