How To Find RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVII Cigar ReviewsThe RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII cigar is the product of a partnership between Skip Martin and Michael Rosales, a partnership that has produced a strong brand and several excellent blends. The follow up to the CroMagnon, this blend is another success for the duo and shows off their ability to combine a unique look with a unique flavor profile. It is also designed for a wider audience, as the CroMagnon was definitely on the strong end of the spectrum.

The wrapper on this stick is an Ecuadorian Connecticut, and both the binder and fillers are from Nicaragua. It is available in four vitolas, including Charity (4 x 46), Virtue (4 1/2 x 52), Faith (5 x 50) and Industry (5 1/2 x 54). The wrapper is golden brown in color and has a rustic appearance with some medium veining and an exposed foot. According to Martin and Rosales, the exposed foot is a result of wrapper shrinkage, but it also allows the smoker to enjoy the flavors in the binder and fillers without the wrapper clouding the taste. In addition to the exposed foot, there is no band on this stogie, so it allows the focus to remain strictly on the stogie itself. Reviewers detected barnyard and some pepper on the cold draw.

The initial third of the RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII cigar produces strong flavors of cedar, cream and some spice. The cedar is the dominant note in the profile, but the cream is a close second in intensity. The spice soon slips into the background where it is joined by a host of extra flavors, including vanilla, honey, and some sugary sweetness. Reviewers also tasted some strong black pepper on the retrohale, giving the stogie some nice balance between spice and sweet.

During the second third of the stick, most of the same flavors are still present. The cream takes over the profile and is joined by the sugary sweetness, giving the smoke a powerfully sweet taste overall. About halfway in, the cedar, spice and pepper back off some and play bit roles, though they are still coupled with the honey and vanilla. Some reviewers also tasted some leather in the profile. Overall, it is not extremely complex, but the mix is said to be both enjoyable and interesting.

In the last third of the RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII cigar, there are a few minor changes that give the smoker a different experience. The cream is still the dominant player, but the spice bounces back and joins it up in the front. The sugary sweetness is more of a secondary flavor at this point. The honey, vanilla and leather are still present, though they all remain in the background. Some reviewers also tasted some nuttiness in the final third, but it only comes through in spots.

This stogie is built extremely well and the burn and draw both reflect this. It is a mild smoke that is medium to full bodied, so it is perfect for smokers who want an easy, agreeable stogie without compromising on flavor.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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