I love it when cigar brands have fun with their product. And to see Ventura Cigar Co. name their latest line of cigars after a Fantasy series gave me a laugh. Today I'm smoking the Archetype Cloaks Robusto that I got from CIGRco.
One of the things I noticed about this cigar early on was how close the label (i.e. band), was to the cap (i.e. the smoking end). On each puff, the paper would hit my lips, and it was a little… obnoxious. From the very beginning, the cigar had a tight draw, and I had to punch it twice (which is hard to do on a 50 ring gauge cigar).
The rustic wrapper looks awesome, so I'm excited to smoke this!
Brand: Ventura Cigar Co.
Line: Archetype Fantasy Series, Cloaks
Size: 5 x 50
Price: $11.25 – CIGRco
Wrapper: Undisclosed Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Despite having unexciting flavors, the Archetype Cloaks Robusto had a fantastic burn. All of the veins I was concerned about at the beginning of the cigar actually posed no problems.
However, in the final third of the cigar, the smoke became very harsh and the stick got hot in my hands.
At the end of the
day cigar, the Archetype Cloaks Robusto earns a CigarScore of 2. The flavors were never that good – they were just ok. The cigar's draw was tight from the very beginning, even though I punched it twice. This cigar just left me wanting more at every turn.