Cigar Review: Mbombay Corojo Oscuro

Basic Information:

Name –  Mbombay Corojo Oscuro

Producer – Bombay Tobak

Size – Robusto

Wrapper – Ecudaor

Tobacco Blend – Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador

Pricing – $6.50

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

The cigar is dark brown in color with minimal veins and seams. The foot has some strands of tobacco hanging off to help with the light.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – The foot of the cigar has a heavy coffee bean aroma.

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Golden Raisin

After Toast:

First Third – A creamy coffee note mixed with an array of spices begin this third. A bold intense coffee flavor that is incredible on the palate. Burn is sharp and ash holds through the third.

Second Third – Second third brings on chocolate and spice with a leathery bite on the finish. A few minutes in, the leather notes come forward pushing the chocolate to the finish while the spices balance the flavor profile. The burn turns a little wavy and ash fell just after the beginning of this third.

Final Third – The coffee note returns while the spices remain consistent in each of the thirds. Leather moves back to the finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Whiskey – Jack Daniels Single Barrel

Wine – Belle Glos Rose

Overall Experience:

This Mbombay Corojo Oscuro was a great medium bodied smoke overall. Plenty of bold flavors in the profiles that transition nicely back and forth on the palate. This was my first experience with this brand and it did not disappoint. I will be trying the rest of their line very soon. In the meantime, if the flavor profile above is in your wheelhouse, get to your brick and mortar and try one!

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – N/A

About Mbombay Cigars (Bombay Tobak) – http://www.bombaytobak.com

Mbombay Corojo Oscuro