Everything they say about the Cuban Cohiba is true. I kept mine in the humidor for almost 6 months, waiting for the perfect occassion to indulge it. That occasion was my birthday and the Cigar X Dinner.
Indeed it didn't dissapoint me.
The cigar was in perfect shape. The wrapper was smooth and slightly oily and the pinch test reveals a nice firm spongy feeling.
Lighting up was a breeze, and the first few puffs reveal a nice smooth mild smoke. After one inch, the cigar bloomed to medium strength. The smoke was generously volumnous and smooth. The taste was smooth and not at all bitter. I was practically enjoying every smoke molecule and every nano second is an absolute bliss.
The ash was dark grey and firm. Sharizal, who also smoked a Cohiba robusto managed to keep his ash up till 90% of the cigar!
It didnt give me a punch or a kick in the head, It just elevated me 33,000 feet above sea level and a freaking broad smile. Just as i like it. Right after I lay the stub in the ashtray, I bought another one! :)
The only way to know is to experience one. If you are expecting a big occassion to celebrate, make sure you have a cohiba robusto.
Appearance and Presentation: 19/20
Lighting & Burning Properties: 13/15
Total Score: 95/100