October 25, 2015

Carnage Robusto by Nestor Plasencia for Famous Smoke Shop (5 x 54)

Video review HERE.

Carnage cigars are here, and they're ready to wreak havoc on the cigar industry with hard hitting flavor. From blending mastermind, Nestor Plasencia, this incredible cigar uses a mixture of Nicaraguan seco, viso, and ligero fillers for an exquisite balance of strength and flavor, a Honduran Connecticut binder for a perfect burn, and a flavorful Habano wrapper to round out the smoking experience.

Carnage is available in 4 sizes:
Churchill 7x50 $69.95/box
Magnum 6x60 $76.99/box
Robusto 5x54 $63.95/box (REVIEWED TODAY)
Toro 6x52 $69.99/box

All Carnage boxes contain 20 cigars.

The cigar is a dark brown and has an oily sheen to the wrapper.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a leathery sweet cedar with some high pitched cherry notes, dry wood, and sweet cream. The pepper was a white pepper rated at a 7 1/2. 

About 1 1/2 inches in I had a major burn issue. It was bad enough that I decided to touch it up. The flavors were just like they started but there is now some coffee at the base. The leather is very prominent. It's a clean leather but very noticeable. The cedar/cherry mix is still the main sweet flavor with the sweet cream giving it some added sweetness. The cigar is full bodied already. The finish is a mix of cherry and sweet cream with some nice lingering pepper.

The cigar did not change until the end. The flavors are pretty much the same throughout but the cherry notes took the lead over the sweet cedar. The leather toned down a bit and the cream notes were still there. The burn issue resolved but it was a major burn issue. The finish was unchanged. The pepper seemed to change to a black pepper somewhere around the midpoint. The cigar had good flavors but the major burn issue really bugged me. I had one other cigar previously and had no burn issues so give them a try and see how you come out. These cigars are available here.

Score: 90


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Matt Voole said...

Just bought my second case of these. So worth the price!

Tim Rollins said...

Glad you liked them, Matt.