Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

User Rating: / 2

j.c. newmanj.c. newman brick house robusto
la aroma de cubala aroma de cuba mi amor magnifico

jcbrickA couple of highly-rated and flavorful cigars are the subject of today's two reviews. We will kick off our review festivities with the J.C. Newman Brick House Robusto and finish up with the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico.

J.C. Newman Brick House Robusto

J.C. Newman's Brick House Robusto is a cigar with a solid name that has received solid ratings. The Brick House is named after the brick house where the brand's founder, J.C. Newman, grew up as a child. The brick house was not only Newman's home, but it was also the local tavern. The original Brick House cigars were Cuban puros. As a tribute to their grandfather, Eric and Bobby Newman revived the Brick House as a puro as well, but of the Nicaraguan variety.

The Brick House Robusto measures 5 x 54. J.C. Newman offers the line in four other sizes: the 6 x 52 Toro, 6 1/4 x 46 Corona Larga, 6 1/4 x 60 Mighty Mighty, and 7 1/4 x 50 Churchill. As mentioned, the Brick House is a Nicaraguan puro, meaning its made completely from Nicaraguan tobaccos. The filler and binder tobaccos are aged, and a special Havana Subido leaf serves as the wrapper. The Brick House is made in Totogalpa, Nicaragua, by Tabacos San Rafael. The cigar is listed as being medium-bodied.

The Brick House Robusto is certainly an attractive cigar. It has a very hearty appearance, so in that sense, the Brick House moniker fits it well. The Havana Subido wrapper has a healthy amount of oil and is dark brown in color. There are a few medium-sized veins scattered throughout the cigar. No major defects are present, and it feels firm to the touch. The cap is done to perfection and coincides with the cigar's solid overall construction. The large band near the head of the cigar could definitely attract some attention with its gold, red, yellow, and black color scheme. It displays the Brick House name in large font across the front and is covered in some elegant graphics. There's definitely a spicy aura about the cigar prior to lighting. Both its cold taste and aroma are reminiscent of some faint pepper.

After striking it with a match, the Brick House Robusto burns quite well. The draw is easy and there's a nice volume of smoke. The gray ash is long and holds firmly in place. If you like cigars that are maintenance-free, J.C. Newman answered the call here. The burn is razor sharp and requires zero touch-ups. The Brick House also manages to stay lit on its own without any re-lights.



0 # RE: J.C. Newman Brick House Robusto Review and the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico ReviewTorpedoJoe 2011-03-31 10:28
This a great cigar at a great price! Hope they make a torpedo to add to the vitolas! :-)

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