El Rey Del Mundo Oscuro Robusto Cigar Review

 

 I'm out here on this fantastic Labor Day weekend by the pool, trying out an El Rey Del Mundo Oscuro. Because this day brings notions of BBQ, grilling, family, and friends, I thought appropriate to try more of a dessert or after-dinner type cigar. This baby has notes of dark-chocolate (you know I'm a sucker for anything chocolate), cinnamon and spice, as well as some caramel.

This cigar is actually made by Punch, which was one of the first cigars I ever smoked, and consequently one of my favorites.

Pre-lit

This is actually one of the most beautiful cigars around in it's pre-lit state. It's like unwrapping a present. I absolutely loved it. The only thing that's a bit weird is they put the band around the tissue paper so you have some of the tissue paper there until you remove the band. Wasn't a huge deal but worth mentioning.

1st Third

The first third was probably 70% spice. Flavor was good but it was hard to taste much else. Hoping I get some of the chocolate flavor as I get into the next third.

2nd Third

The second third is definitely the best part of this cigar, where the spice dies down a bit and you get into a touch of the chocolate and cinnamon flavor. Maybe 30% chocolate, 30% cinnamon, and 30% spice.

Last Third

The last third reverts a bit back to the first third, in that the overwhelming flavor again becomes the spice and likely some cinnamon that I didn't mention in the video but after reflection I think that's what it was.   

Ash / Burn / Smoke / Draw

The draw on this cigar was great. The burn was great with one minor correction in the beginning. No issues with tunneling. Overall a perfect score here. 

Final Thoughts

Great after-dinner smoke, with lots of spice, some cinnamon and a mild amount of dark chocolate and caramel.

Cigar Stats

Cigar El Rey Del Mundo Oscura Robusto
Wrapper Connecticut Broadleaf
Tobacco Binder/Filler Honduran
Factory Honduran 
Size Corona Gorda
Strength Medium
Pairing Drink Coke Zero
Rating 4.1/5

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