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Monday, 05 November 2007

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Read the cigar reviews and cigar ratings for the EO 601 Serie Habano Robusto.

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EO 601 Serie Habano Robusto (Red Label) Average Rating: A- (See Info on Ratings Here Opens in new window)
Dimensions:
5x50
Made in:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Corojo
Binder:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Reviewer 1: Madmike

Rating: A

Construction Comments:
Firm with an attractive somewhat oily reddish-brown wrapper.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Earthy Aroma
Burn:
Lit easily, burned evenly with an excellent draw. Firm mostly white ash. No corrections.
Drink:
Michelob Amber
Smoking Notes:
The beginning was very peppery which faded slightly after the first inch but never really went away. This is a spicy cigar all the way through. The pepper kicks back in again at the band. I also noticed a sweetness after the 1st third which only complimented the underlying spiciness. With the exception of a passing herbal smell-taste, the cigar did not transition much more. Basically peppery all the way through with some sweetness thrown in. This cigar had "that taste" I love but have yet to be able to define and it developed it early on. A friend of mine calls it "the cream" and I believe we are referring to the same thing.
Overall Experience and Rating:
I really enjoyed this cigar. I call it a strong smoke and a tasty one to boot. I am just discovering the Pepin lines and I have liked most of what I have sampled. This one is a must try. I give it a solid A.
 
Reviewer 2: Whitefish

Rating: B-

Construction Comments:
This stick was wrapped great & really made it hard for me to wait this long to smoke it. My only real beef was the the foot had a bit more stem than I am used to seeing & was thus, kind of hard to light. This also caused a bit of a burn issue.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
I sliced the very end of the cap right off with no issues. I knew then that I had a well-built stick in my hand. I took a puff to check for the draw & nearly danced a jig, in anticipation of lighting this puppy up. It was a creamy, cocoa flavor with just enough of a spicy bite to let me know it was not merely a chocolaty cream puff.
Burn:
The only burn issue, which really wasn’t much of an issue, was that it did not light evenly because of the stem in the foot. It ran a bit on me, but evened itself out with no real effort from me. The rest of the burn was kick-ass!!
Drink:
I went commando with this cigar as well, as I wanted to really taste the cigar with no outside influences. Plus, I smoked the first stick without a drink as well.
Smoking Notes:
So, once I got this guy lit I was stoked!! The first puff was a mixture of cream & caramel. Yum-a-dum-dum!! The second puff was like sucking on a hot pepper. Yum-a-dum-dum, again!! I think this cigar just wanted to let me know it was not a big creamy wuss made for women & sissies. After those first two GREAT puffs, though, the flavor started to fade & eventually disappeared altogether. I almost shit my pants when I found out afterwards that this was a 601 as I know those to be a bit more “lively”. By the end, it was just a non-descript smooth cigar. Not bad by any means, but not really spectacular either.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Well, I didn’t dislike this cigar, but it did not really “knock my socks off” either. After a GREAT start it faded into a bland & smooth mild to medium cigar. I enjoyed my time spent smoking it, but would not rush to smoke it again. Since the flavor faded so fast after that good start & pretty much disappeared, I give it a B-. Not bad, but not great. I would expect more from a 601!
 
Reviewer 3: Dayve

Rating: A

Construction Comments:
From its shiny brown wrapper to its perfect triple cap, this cigar is just beautiful.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Cutting said cap reveals an even draw and a nutty flavor that’s almost “buttery.” This cigar also has a rather spicy nose to it.
Burn:
Lit with a strip of cedar and paired with a glass of water, this 601 starts off with a smooth mouthful of “Cubanesque” spice, which may be due to the fact that these cigars are rolled with first generation Cuban seed tobacco. Whatever the reason, the flavors are quite pleasing. By the halfway point, the cigar settles in to a hearty, full body with plenty of thick, white smoke. There isn’t much change from beginning to end, but this cigar is in no way one-dimensional. Notes of caramel, toffee, and cedar are found from the first puff to the last draw.
Drink:
Water
Smoking Notes:
Despite the flawless flavor profile, these cigars tend to have a slight problem burning evenly. Luckily, there seems to be a cure for this oh-too-common issue - leaving the ash on as long as possible allows the ash to act as a shield for the burning foot, limiting uneven combustion which causes one part to burn faster than another. Taking into consideration that we’re smoking leaves that have been hand-rolled into tubular shapes, we’re bound to encounter minor burn issues from time to time.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This cigar deserves nothing less than an A for its impeccable construction, superb flavors, and good burn. While this is no cigar for the weak of heart, it comes as a blessing to those of us who enjoy full bodied cigars with a kick of flavor to match.
 
Reviewer 4: CRider

Rating: B

Construction Comments:
Smooth chocolate wrapper with minor veins but nothing really poor.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Deep earthy aroma with a slight coffee flavor to it.
Burn:
Easy one match light.
Drink:
Ice water
Smoking Notes:
The cigar lit very easily and had a smooth draw and was very earthy with a slightly spicy flavor. It brought forth a good volume of smoke. The ash remained a light grey and was slightly flakey. While not seemingly complex, it maintained a consistent earthy flavor with some spice and leather hints to it.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Overall, this was a good smoke and I would pick it up again. It was medium in body, created a good amount of smoke and had consistent flavor. I’d rate this cigar a solid B.
Touchups – 1 Relights - 1
   
Reviewer 5: Slowburning

Rating: A

Construction Comments:
Beautiful looking, minor vein, oily wrapper. Firm, densely packed.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Sweet and earthy.
Burn:
Nice and even burning.
Drink:
None
Smoking Notes:
Spicy, peppery, caramel, and sweet, smooth and creamy. This is one nice looking cigar. Its wrapper was very oily and reveal only minor vein. Its draw was easy and smooth. First puff, it was peppery spicy, with a hint of caramel sweetness in the background. Smoke is perfect, not too thick and not light. When I let the smoke going out thru my nose, my nostril had that tingling feeling. The burn was razor sharp and even. Under normal circumstance, I'd flick the ash on all cigars constantly. For this review, I purposely stop the flick, and let the ash grow. The first drop was past one and a half inches. After that, ash became flaky; it would drop after only a few puffs. The caramel sweetness and spiciness persist through out the first half. After half point, the spiciness subdued to give way to the earthly and nutty flavor.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This is a solid A cigar. Beautiful wrapper with minor vein, effortless draw. Construction was firm, and heavy in the hand. The cigar was burning slow, never need a touch up. At one point, I left the cigar for more than 5 minutes, when I returned, I was expecting to have to re-light before continue. Surprisingly, it burned well as I never left it. Through out the entire smoking session, the thought of buying a box to enjoy never left. I definitely will smoke more of this.

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