Our Score: 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)

  • RH –  69% for 4 weeks
  • MSRP – $56.00 for a five pack 
  • Smoke time – 55 minutes
  • Wrapper – Honduran Habano
  • Binder – Honduran Habano
  • Filler – Dominican Republic Piloto Cubano, Honduran and Nicaraguan 
  • length – 5.5
  • Ring Gauge – 50

Initial Reactions and Appearance

Cohiba Blue Robusto has a very mild smell before the initial lighting, and the unlit draw provides a floral taste. The wrapper on my cigar was peeling a bit just before the band, but there were no major veins running through it.

First Third

The initial notes are quite smooth and provide a hint of coffee flavor, but there isn’t a ton of complexity. The construction of the cigar, aside from the small bit of peeling, is pretty high quality. There are no noticeable changes in flavor throughout the first third of the smoke and the draw is fine. The ash on mine held well to about an inch before it fell off.

Second Third

Each of the flavors remain unchanged, and the cigar burns decently through the second third. Unfortunately, the stick becomes quite flavorless, and an overall harshness appears toward the end..

Final Third

Not much changes in regards to flavor, but the harshness takes a turn for the worse. It gets to the point where it leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth. On the bright side, there were no burn issues during my smoke. It’s difficult to recommend the Cohiba Blue Robusto because the presence of the off-putting aftertaste, as well as the harshness, makes it much less enjoyable. A better cigar can be purchased for the same price.