Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Bradford

Initial Thoughts:

While I don't love all RoMa Craft Tobac's cigars, I can't deny the fact that they're always well made with a lot of attention to detail. And, with that said, there are some RoMa Craft cigars that I absolutely love, like the Intemperance EC XVIII series.

RoMa Craft makes a variety of cigars, most of them unapologetically bold. And today's selection is the RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Bradford, which has a dark, oily, Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

On the cold draw, the flavors were slightly sweet and I tasted what I thought were hints of whiskey, so maybe this “Whiskey Rebellion” cigar was aged in a whiskey barrel. We'll see.


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Brand: RoMa Craft
Line: Intemperance, Whiskey Rebellion 1794
Size: 5 x 56
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $8.00
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Indonesian Bezuki
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

In the middle of the cigar, somewhere around the 25-minute mark, I discovered a massive hollow spot in the cigar that caused some pretty major draw issues. A little further, perhaps after I burned through the hollow spot, the burn became quite uneven.

Final Thoughts:

Despite my excitement for the RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Bradford, and the sweet aroma it put out, I didn't really care for this cigar. It was plagued with construction issues, a trait not typical of RoMa Craft cigars in my experience. I had to torch the cigar multiple times to get an even burn. That combined with the hole in the middle, and you get a poorly made stick.

I may be getting soft in my old age, but I'm going to give the RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Bradford a CigarScore of 3. Perhaps it should've gotten a CigarScore 2, but I may be more forgiving than I used to be. The construction was pretty bad, but you might love these bold, intense, oaky, charred flavors, and really enjoy this blend.

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