October 08, 2017

Hit & Run Robusto (4 3/4 x 52) by Matt Booth and Robert Caldwell

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
Matt Booth and Robert Caldwell have collaborated to produce the Hit & Run. The duo worked with Tabacalera William Ventura to produce the line. The blend consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Indonesian binder, and Dominican filler. The cigar is being offered in five sizes, each packaged in ten-count boxes: 6 x 46, 6 x 54, 4 3/4 x 52,  6 x 50 (piramide), and 5 1/8 x 60.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 
Binder: Indonesian 
Filler: Dominican

6 x 46
6 x 54 
6 x 50 (piramide)
5 1/8 x 60

The cigar is a golden brown and has a nice feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors were cedar, brown sugar, and a touch of white chocolate. There was nice black pepper rated at an 8. 

1 inch in (12 minutes) I don't really have much of the white chocolate notes but still have cedar, brown sugar, and a slightly earthy black coffee base. The finish, however, has a flavor of white chocolate and a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied leaning toward medium to full. The flavors are nice but nothing special at this point. 

About 2 inches in (22 minutes) I got caramel notes. Not overly sweet or rich but there is the flavor of caramel mixed in with the cedar and brown sugar. There is still a nice amount of black coffee at the base. The finish now takes on flavors of the caramel to go along with the lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied now. The cigar has good sweetness but nothing is standing out. 

The cigar lasted 51 minutes. It continued the same way; nice cedar, brown sugar, and a touch of caramel with black coffee base. The pepper remained very good. The finish was unchanged. The cigar did, however, reach full bodied in strength. The flavor body is medium, however. This was a good, basic cigar with flavors of a typical Dominican cigar. There is quite a bit of buzz about these cigars but for me it was not buzz-worthy.

Score: 90

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