Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado-Oscuro
Binder: Honduran Habano Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano Criollo
Size: 4.75 x 50 “Robusto”
Today we take a look at the Sublimes Cigars Robusto by Jaromirski & Co.
Many thanks to Miguel Castro for the cigars.
I also want to thank Johnny Piette and the folks at Prime Cigar in Brookfield, Wisconsin for providing a game changer of a holiday for my family.
They sent me 10 fine, fine cigars and they took up a collection at the store that will allow my family to have a Thanksgiving this year. I had earlier written, but then scrubbed it from the last review, that it was going to be a sad Thanksgiving this year with the dinner being scrambled eggs and toast because we are so broke. Not now bubbelahs. Now we can have a real dinner. God bless the folks at Prime Cigar for their kindness and generosity. Woo Hoo!
Below is a photo of the 10 cigars sent along with the dough. The cigar on the far right is an HVC Black Friday. And I’ve got some reviewing to do with a few of them.
The Sublimes Cigars Robusto received a 90 from Cigar Aficionado:
“Slightly pressed with a chocolate-brown wrapper. It’s a bright, zesty cigar whose citrus and spicy ginger notes are sweetened by profound vanilla bean intonations.”
From what I could gather, this is strictly a B & M cigar. No online stores carry it.
From the Sublimes Cigars web site:
“SUBLIMES® cigars began as a hidden gem, having been sold mostly in South Florida since 2004. It was in not until 2011 that we decided to take SUBLIMES® national. Initially hand-rolled in Little Havana, as demand for SUBLIMES® increased we quickly found ourselves outgrowing our Miami operations. As a result, since August 2013 we have moved production to Estelí, Nicaragua where they are rolled entirely by hand from the very finest Cuban seed tobaccos.
“The process of creating these superior cigars, combined with the careful cultivation of the finest tobacco available limits the number of SUBLIMES® cigars that can be produced each year.
“SUBLIMES® cigars are the epitome of taste and excellence. It is to this standard in which we hand-roll them in Estelí, Nicaragua. With a sun-grown Habano-Ecuador Rosado-Oscuro wrapper, Habano-Corojo binder and Habano-Criollo filler our cigars are expertly blended to create the perfect medium bodied, full flavored smoke. Presented in elegant Spanish cedar boxes of 30 cigars. Rolled by hand at AJ Fernandez’s cigar factory in Estelì, Nicaragua.”
In the sun, you can see a reddish hue to the oily, toothy, coffee bean colored wrapper. Tight seams. Lots of veins. An impeccable triple cap. A solid cigar without any soft spots.
SIZES AND PRICING:
Robusto: 4.75 x 50 $7.00
Robusto Extra: 5.25 x 52 $7.90 Rated 93 by CA
Double Robusto: 5.75 x 54
Grande: 6.75 x 56
Magnum: 6.25 x 58 $8.90 Rated 90 by CA
AROMAS AND COLD DRAW NOTES:
From the shaft, I can smell sweet honey, floral notes, ginger, vanilla bean, milk chocolate, spice, and cedar.
From the clipped cap and the foot, I smell dark chocolate, spice, ginger, honey, vanilla, barnyard, cedar, and espresso.
The cold draw presents flavors of spice, vanilla bean, ginger, chocolate, honey, espresso, fresh fruit, and cedar.
Then blam! A whole lotta red pepper. But no so strong that I can’t taste chocolate, fruit, creaminess, lime citrus, cinnamon, floral notes, honey, cedar, and vanilla.
That’s a whole lotta’ love from the get go. I’ve had these cigars simmering for about 6 weeks or so and I did light one up about two weeks in. It was nothing like it is now.
How wonderfully odd….the Sublimes Cigars Robusto by Jaromirski & Co. finds a nice niche for its complexity only minutes into the smoke.
New flavors of malts, roasted nuts, coffee, herbal tea, red cherries, caramel, and the sweetness goes beyond just the honey element. The Sublimes Cigars Robusto by Jaromirski & Co. is firing on all 6 cylinders. I can easily see why Cigar Aficionado thought so highly of this blend. In all sizes.
Only 1-1/4” in, the cigar is a flavor bomb.
This is a marvelous cigar. I had no idea. And it appears the price is ridiculously low for such high quality. I’ve reviewed a dozen cigars that don’t touch the hem of this blend.
The flavor profile of the Sublimes Cigars Robusto by Jaromirski & Co. is absolutely perfect for my palate’s preferences.
And then I get a run. I have to torch half an inch of cigar and then lay the cigar in the ashtray to let the run cool off. Bummer dudes.
A big thank you to Charlie Hascall. I completely screwed up the new Crowned Heads blends. I confused the cigars but thanks to Charlie, I think I was able to fix things. It is stuff like this where my Alzheimer’s really kicks in. Trying to make things make sense without scrapping both reviews was a real mind fuck and is just one more sign that my reviewing days are numbered.
Flavors are Bozo crazy. I want to list them all again: Creaminess, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, lime citrus, red pepper, honey, malts, cinnamon, caramel, floral notes, ginger, cedar, roasted nuts, coffee, herbal tea, and red cherries. This is impressive. But the funny thing is…these are not subtle flavors. No nuances. Sure, there is plenty of complexity layering some of the flavors. But, in general, they are bold and bodacious.
Smoke time is 20 minutes. This is going by way too fast…because I am enjoying it so much.
Great amounts of complexity. Perfect balance. And a killer long chewy finish.
Speaking of music…I saw a movie On Demand last night called “Ricky and the Flash” with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Rick Springfield. You MUST see this movie! It is clever, wonderful writing, and a ton of music. I was shocked at the music. It was all live. Nothing lip synced and I gotta tell you…Streep did one helluva job as Ricky the lead singer of her band. She absolutely nailed a Bruce Springsteen tune at the end. The band was made up of famous session players who just killed. I would love to own the Blu-ray. Check it out.
The Sublimes Cigars Robusto by Jaromirski & Co. came out of nowhere for me. Never heard of the cigar company. Wish I had because this stick is blowing my mind. A shame though that I couldn’t find it online but the Sublimes Cigars web site has a huge list of retailers across the country.
Flavor bomb x 2. I know I get made fun of for using that term too often but if any cigar earned the right for this title, it is the Sublimes Cigars Robusto by Jaromirski & Co.
I forgot to mention the strength. It started out at medium body but is now medium/full.
All flavors in place although the red pepper has moved up the list. Even the most inexperienced smoker should have no problems tasting my mile long flavor profile.
I’m at the halfway point. Smoke time is 30 minutes.
Blasting away. The lime citrus, along with the pepper, gives it sort of a Mexican food taste.
While my mom was very ill, we had a Mexican housekeeper that lived with us during the week. The weekend, she went home to her huge family in Tijuana.
This woman could cook. She introduced my dad, my sister and me to real Mexican food. To this day, I’ve never had a chile rellenos as good as hers. I was nerdy in junior high. And I hung with the nerds. But when summer came around, oh boy, was I popular. We had a swimming pool with diving board and Julia cooking tacos, tostadas, and enchiladas for whomever came over to be my best friends. I was everyone’s friend during each summer. Then when school started, I was ignored by the hip crowd once again. I should have charged admission.
I can taste every one of the 17 flavors. Incredible. To be honest, I’m surprised this size only got a 90 from CA. The Robusto Extra is just the tiniest bit larger and it got a 93. That’s more like it.
Smoke time is 45 minutes.
Construction is top notch. Only a couple minor touch ups required at the char line.
The Sublimes Cigars Robusto by Jaromirski & Co. makes its move.
It literally explodes with robust flavors. I can’t remember a cigar this impressive. I’ve been fairly lucky lately with some good cigars for review but the only one that is in the same league is the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa.
I’d have some serious choice issues if I had to choose one over the other.
My only recommendation is that you allow the cigar a good month or so in your humidor. Don’t rush it and smoke one a week after receipt. You will just be wasting a good cigar.
I’d love to try this blend in the Double Robusto: 5.75 x 54 or Grande: 6.75 x 56 sizes. More bang for the buck.
This is a perfect example of what I rant on and on about. Price. The most expensive size is below $9.00. And they start at $7.00. This just proves that all those double digit priced blends are nothing but bullshit. A scam on the smoking public. This is the smoking gun.
Final Smoke time is one hour.
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