The Bespoke Nicaragua Gran Robusto is a full-bodied cigar that offers a range of flavors and textures. Upon lighting it up, you’ll be met with a burst of pepper that quickly gives way to softer notes of cake donut, earth, and vegetal sweetness. The intensity of the pepper can vary from one cigar to another, making each smoke a unique experience. The burn line is even and slow-burning, producing a lot of smoke and keeping the cigar cool and comfortable to smoke.
In the second third of the cigar, the flavor becomes more delicate and takes on a creaminess. A subtle sweetness also emerges, reminiscent of dry chocolate cookies. As the cigar approaches the midpoint, the pepper returns in full force and intensifies through the nose when retrohaled. Despite this, the cigar remains generally quite palate-friendly, with a medium-full body and flavors of black coffee and earth.
In the final third, the Bespoke Nicaragua Gran Robusto introduces a new layer of sweetness, with flavors of simple syrup, mixed berries, and chocolate. This sweetness balances out the strong pepper and earth flavors, rounding out the overall flavor profile. As the cigar nears its conclusion, the pepper becomes more robust and earthy, with a bit of roughness at times. However, the burn remains excellent and the cigar stays cool and comfortable to smoke until the very last puff. Overall, the Bespoke Nicaragua Gran Robusto is a flavorful and full-bodied cigar with a strong pepper kick that is suitable for those who enjoy bold flavors.