ALADINO COROJO | CIGAR REVIEW
Updated: Dec 25, 2021
AUGUST 19, 2021 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
ALADINO COROJO ROBUSTO (5 x 50)
Prune, sweet hay, and dark chocolate meander across my nose from the Aladino Corojo’s brown, slightly toothy wrapper and foot. The band keeps it simple and to the point. Let’s light it up.
The first few puffs from light up greet me with earth, umami, and sweetness. A touch of leather and salt produce much of the experience in the retrohale with spice kicking in almost as an afterthought. On the finish, meatiness speaks assertively, and spice steps in later. Fashionably late? Maybe. I have no idea. I always just think of it as late.
The foot smoke produces enjoyable aromas of earth, wood, and sweetness. The draw has the perfect amount of resistance, and this Aladino produces an ample amount of smoke.
Working through the first third, wood, sweetness, and salt appear in fairly equal parts throughout. The retrohale conjures a visual for me, which I also reference in my video review. Imagine a ring of coffee with dark chocolate on the outer edge of that ring. That’s the retrohale.
Earth, coffee, and sweetness hop aboard the finish train. Whatever that means. I typed it, but I’m not really sure what a finish train is. Anyway.
Cinnamon, oak, sweet cream, earth, and salt kick up in the second third, which seems likely to be my favorite third. At the very least, the final third has some stiff competition. That’s what she said?
The retrohale offers up earth and coffee with coffee and sweetness on the finish. The draw and smoke output are still chugging along consistently, and the burn is taking care of itself.
I remove the band prior to the burn overtaking it. My chances of being inducted into the band burners hall of fame are slim to none. Okay. None.
The final third tends to slowly fade with oak, earth, and a hint of milk chocolate. The milk chocolate stands in the background like the creepy guy who insists on passively photobombing. Cinnamon peeks in occasionally. Not creepily.
Earth holds down the retrohale, but it’s accompanied every so often by dry cardboard. Had I only gotten it once, I wouldn’t even mention it, but it came around enough to notice and jot down.
The finish kept me entertained. It consistently starts off with leather, which slowly melts into a dark coffee. Not bad at all.
The Aladino Corojo performed well throughout, never bothered me with maintaining its burn, and kept me interested. It hung around like Forrest Gump waiting on the bench. And, who doesn’t like Forrest Gump?
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 23 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4 - Who doesn’t like Forrest Gump?