Thursday, October 6, 2011
J. C. Newman Brick house Robusto Review
J. C. Newman Brick house Robusto - 5 X 54. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Habano Sun Grown, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Medium - Full bodied.
Initial lighting taste - Oak wood & spice.
First third - Spice, oak with a black coffee & Earthy flavor.
Second third - Spice, but now the Earthiness is more pronounced with a slight sweetness and the oak in the background. Nicely balanced.
Last third - Spice continues with the Earthy sweetness and the underlying oak wood. Nice long finish of Earth and spice.
Construction - A good looking, oily, dark brown wrapper with several moderately sized veins. Straight burn with a gray colored ash that was pretty much solid and did hold on an inch or so at a time. Draw was very good with the correct amount of smoke produced.
The Brick house line has been a favorite regular rotation cigar for me since it first came out a couple of years ago. I enjoy the spicy, sweet earth flavor profile, along with a very consumer friendly MSRP of $5.00 for this particular size. If you are looking for a tasty inexpensive cigar that can be enjoyed on a regular basis, I recommend giving this line a try.