January 26, 2019

Roma Craft CroMagnon Atlatl Lancero (7 x 38)

Video review HERE.

The CroMagnon Atlatl lancero features a beautiful US Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, a unique Cameroon binder and filler from three Nicaraguan growing regions.

The filler leaf for this blend comes from the growing regions in Esteli, Condega and a small farm north of Esteli on the Honduran border. 

RoMa Craft CroMagnon LE Atlatl Lancero (7×38)
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Nicaragua

I purchased this cigar locally. It is very dark and has a nice weight in the hand for a lancero.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors were very dark noted. They included dark roasted black coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar with something on the par of a dark molasses. Even with the brown sugar and molasses the cigar is not that sweet. Perhaps it's because it also has a moderate amount of nutmeg. There is a coarse black pepper which I rated at an 8. 

At the first third (20 minutes) the flavors have developed a little more. Now you have some caramel notes, which are probably coming from the Cameroon tobacco. The cigar is still very dark. You still have the coffee, chocolate, and molasses which keep the cigar quite dark. There is still ample nutmeg which keeps the sweetness down. The finish is one of caramel and nutmeg with a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. I rated the first third at 90.

At the second third (43 minutes) I got light, clean leather notes. They seem to be adjacent to the nutmeg notes. The sweetness, while somewhat limited to begin with, has gone down. The same flavor notes are still there but the sweetness has decreased. The finish has more nutmeg than caramel at this point. The pepper remains very good. This cigar is very dark noted but it lacks significant sweetness. I rated the second third at 88.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 2 minutes. In the final third the chocolate notes came out more but they did not bring sweetness with them. The leather and nutmeg actually decreased but the sweetness went down somewhat also. The cigar is a low grade full bodied. The finish was unchanged. The cigar started out decent and went down hill in each following third. I rated the final third at 87.

Overall Score: 88.33

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