Michael's Picks

RoMa Craft CroMagnon Mastodon LE 41/2 * 60
The stubby look of the Roma Craft Mastodon suits its name being that it is a hefty 60 gauge. The dark wrapper and box pressed construction caught my eye immediately. On the cold draw I picked up hints of chocolate and coffee, and upon lighting it the aroma was very pleasant, I could almost detect what I thought to be a very soft vanilla scent. Now onto the most important part - the smoking experience! If you enjoy a leathery tobacco flavor this is the cigar for you. Delicious notes of leather and pepper stomped all over my palate with gusto, and the coffee notes detected in the cold draw made an appearance once again about halfway through. This is a cigar you will want to give attention to when smoking as I found myself relighting it a couple of times. The draw on this stick is amazing but you do not want to keep the ash as it will hinder the draw. As I neared the band, I wanted to remove it and after some fiddling I ended up sliding it off with no damage to the wrapper. Overall, this was an excellent cigar with monstrous flavor that I can’t wait to smoke again. Picked on 07/07/2021