Brick House Robusto Cigar Review

Today on The Cigar Authority we were joined by Eric Newman of JC Newman Cigar Company. As has become custom on Saturday, right after the show we post an in depth review of one of the cigars we smoked. While we normally reserve that for a part of the care package, today that was not the case. Due to 5 Saturday’s in the month of June we had an extra week as the Care Package consists of four cigars. Here is our featured review of the Brick House Robusto.

Cigar Review: Brick House
Wrapper: Nicaragua Havana Subido
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Length:  5″
Ring: 54
Size: Robusto

The Look: The cigar features the Brick House band of red, black and gold with a beige background and black text. The wrapper which has a significant brindle like appearance is veiny and toothy. It’s loaded with oils and in the hand the cigar is firm to the touch with no soft spots and a well packed foot.

The Notes: The cold draw of the Brick House reminds me of bok choy and water chestnuts over a canvas of earth. There is also some cedar on the finish. I question my sanity for these notes seem like something Jonathan would name right next to his infamous Chinese Pea Pods. The foot of the cigar is woody with similar notes experienced on the cold draw.

Smoking the first third of the cigar there is an abundance of cedar notes which is different from other sizes and a lot of that I feel has to with the cedar sleeve in the tube. As the first third of the cigar comes to a close there is a creaminess to it reminiscent of Dr. Browns cream soda.

The second third of the Brick House has some elements of sweet tea, with a continued cedar with some ramping up of a subtle spice on the finish. The creamy notes experienced on the first third has faded as some elements synonymous with Nicaragua begin to emerge.

The last third of the cigar continues with notes of sweat tea and cedar, with the hints of nuts on the finish. The pepper that appeared in the second third of the cigar remains but is barely noticeable.

The Finish: I love a cigar that has hearty cedar notes and this one delivers just that. Add to the fact it can be had for under $6.00 a cigar by the box and you have a smoke that is perfect for every day. All I need is a comfortable chair and my afternoon would be set with a Brick House in hand.

Score: 93
Price: $6.39 / $134.99

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