I enjoy Cohiba Black Robusto cigars and picked up a couple of the Black Supremo sticks to broaden my horizons, lol! It did, actually, because these cigars are lighter, more of a medium flavored cigar and not the full flavor smokes I’m used to. The flavors were the same – roasted peanuts, leather, mocha and a hint of vanilla – but they were definitely tamer, similar to a Cusano 18 Paired Maduro. I’m trying to decide if that’s a good thing. I know my wife prefers these.
This is a delicious cigar and one I’ll be going back to again soon. It started out bland in the first few draws but quickly perked up with flavor that was robust but oh so smooth. Plenty of aromatic smoke and chalk-white ash were nice accents to the taste. Slightly uneven on the burn in the second half. I can live with that. I’d rate the Cohiba Black Supremo higher but I want to smoke a few more first to gauge consistency.
I’ve had some issues with the burn of the Black line for a while and have shyed away from them in the past. It’s only fair that I give the Cohiba Black Supremo kudos for being a very different story. I’ve smoked 4 recently and they were all near-perfect in terms of construction. The wrapper stayed together and the burn was very sharp. My biggest concern has always been the draw and this one is right where it should be on the firm side of medium.
The Cohiba Black Supremo is built to military-grade standards, which to say it is perfect. The stick feels solid in the hand and it performs to a high level once lit. The draw and burn are outstanding. If I could improve this cigar it would be to interject more variety into the taste profile, like what you find in another General offering, the Partagas Black Label Maduro. It’s not as complex as one would like but it is tasty and satisfying.
The Cohiba Black Supremo the best cigar in the label,at least I think so. It is put together nicely and has a ruggedly handsome look with its dark, toothy wrapper. Burn was a bit uneven and needed a touch up, but was good after that. The taste is spiced semi-sweet chocolate, woody notes, with a dash of saltiness. I’ll do it again.