As soon as I took the Patina cigar out of the cellophane, I noticed a wonderfully dark and oily wrapper that's almost wet. The Patina Habano Robusto is beautiful. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is well made with almost veins. The burn is consistent and the draw is very easy (but not too easy). The flavor notes definitely share hints of that Nicaraguan taste I've grown to really enjoy. I tasted a little wheaty-grass, a little creamy vanilla.
Size: 5 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaragua, United States Pennsylvania
Overall, I think the Patina Habano robusto was a pretty good cigar. The flavors were medium but tasty, the construction was really good, and the burn was consistent – all things you'd hope for or expect from a $10 cigar.
However, the tasting notes are fairly basic. I got 2-3 flavors at most, and nothing really stood out. I would smoke a Patina again, and for that reason, I happily give a CigarScore of 4.