The milk chocolate colored Ecuadoran Habano Claro wrapper has a few prominent veins. The nice tight seams are well done. The cigar is well but not overly packed with filler tobacco. There is a nice oily sheen on the wrapper. The bands are exquisite.
Earthy,woody & sweet on the wrapper. Earthy,cedar,red fruit like plum at the foot.
Black licorice, raisin, cedar and a hint of spice on the lips and tongue.
The initial draws bring lots of smoke and flavor. Notes of cedar, bread and a hint of spice. A thought that keeps coming to mind is a soft, warm buttery dinner roll with a warm mild spice kick. The ash is medium gray and mildly flaky. Draw is spot on. Burn has a slight wave. There is a very faint citrus note, just enough to put a little tang in my cheeks. The spice is a nutmeg with a pinch of white pepper. Burn has fully self corrected. Ash is holding strong.
Strength is a solid medium. Finish is long with notes of earth,cedar,bread,citrus,nutmeg & white pepper spice. The flavors in the profile remain consistent through the 2nd/3rd.
There is a mild coffee bean note joining the profile. The nutmeg becomes more prominent then comes back into balance.
Overall the Serino Royale Medio Robusto Gordo provides a very enjoyable smoking experience. Full flavored, medium strength and balanced with a spot on draw and good burn.
Thanks again to Carson Serino @SerinoCigarCo for the samples for review. These are excellent cigars from the presentation right through to the end of the smoking experience!