Upstart boutique blender RoMa Craft has a lot of hits. But their first stick, the unusually named RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigar, is still one of their best.It might be...
Upstart boutique blender RoMa Craft has a lot of hits. But their first stick, the unusually named RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigar, is still one of their best.
It might be strange for a stick that helped usher in a new era of cigars to be named for prehistoric cavemen, but RoMa Craft has never been afraid of doing their own thing whether you like it or not. Plus, after taking a look at the RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigar (and especially after lighting it up and taking that first puff), you have to admit the name is pretty on-point. Depending on how strong you like your cigars, you'll either feel like a cave man who just discovered fire for the first time or feel as though you just got hit over the head with a bone club.
In other words: watch your step, this bastard is strong. But if you're up to it, you’ll be rewarded.
What makes this cigar stand out and why has it gained such a cult following? It all comes down to good 'ole tobacco. The RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigar is full-to-the-gills with potent, rustic tobaccos from the dark and brooding Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper to the Cameroon binder and Nicaraguan long-fillers from Estelí, Condega, and Pueblo Nuevo. Especially the Pueblo Nuevo long-fillers which are both extremely rare and extremely potent. They're the secret weapon that makes the RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigar one of the strongest sticks around, adding savory campfire notes to the bitter chocolate of the Connecticut broadleaf and the spicy earth of the other long-fillers.
The result is a potent stogie full of savory-sweet flavors of earthy dark chocolate, fermented tobacco sweetness from the maduro, loamy dark earth, cream, black pepper, and coffee. It's pretty good out of the box but it gets really good once it has some age on it, especially at larger ring-gauges. If you've aged the cigar then after the initial eye-watering wave of red and black pepper, the cigar becomes a surprisingly smooth and extremely satisfying feast. The Connecticut broadleaf wrapper supplies earthy cocoa powder and creamy chocolate flavors with backup notes of espresso and just a tingling remnant of the once-overpowering pepper.
Ooh-ooh. Ug grug. [Translation from caveman: “Fricken' delicious!”]
Please browse our selection of RoMa Craft CroMagnon cigars at your leisure.