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This robusto from Ramon Allones is, along with the Cohiba and the Partagas, a member of the most select trio of this format. It has neither the strength not the hardness of the Cohiba, but it does have a rare and special charm that gives it genuine personality. The Colorado wrapper has that brown tone that corresponds to the restful and generous qualities of its blend.

Length4.8 inches (124mm)
Ring Gauge50
Packing CodeCB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25
StrengthMedium - Full
Factory ShapeRobustos
Grade 
02/04/2016

This is a delicious medium bodied smoke. Creamy, almost a salty-buttery taste. Very nice on the palate. Starts a little spicy and mellows to pure creamy heaven. I will definitely purchase more.

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    04/01/2014

    This cigar is something else!
    Full body, generous smoke volume and good construction. No wonder that in Cigar Inspector's list of the best cubans in 2012 it placed in the second place, just behind Cohiba Behike (7x cheaper) and ahead of Cohiba Robusto, Partagas D4, etc.
    A definitive must for any humidor!

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      02/21/2014

      This came from a box dated ABR 13. A prelight inspection showed nice colorado wrapper with some slight box press and somewhat rustic appearance. Despite its young age the smoke was excellent with a generous volume and full body taste with some creamy chocolate and coffee undertones. Only issue I had with this particular one was somewhat uneven burn requiring several touchups.
      No wander that in the Cigar Inspector's rating of the best year 2012 is was rated as No. 2, just behind Cohiba Behike
      (but 7x cheaper) ahead of Cohiba Robusto, Partaga D4, etc.
      A must for every humidor!

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        12/12/2013

        This is one of my top 3 cigars. It's all Cuban! Earthy, leathery...dark chocolate. Nice smoke that burns well and never gets too hot. I am a huge Ramon Allones fan. Great color, great aroma, great flavor and great construction.

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          07/18/2013

          It is a gentleman smoke, at all times every day.
          Ageing is recomended, it is very Cuban in the flavor never the less like
          Any other manufacturer brands for comparison .
          Solid medium to the end, great flavor and even burn.
          Hints of bean and spice but not too creamy,plenty smock and
          Very pleasant aroma. Enjoy to end.

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            05/24/2013

            This cigar took my breath away!
            Appearance is little rustic with some lumps but constructionwise it is superb. Medium in taste with some sweet and grassy undertones, generous smole volume and razor sharp burn; never harsh, despite its youth. I can imagine how it is going to be with some age.
            Definitely one in top three robustos ( i keep it in rotation with Partagas D4 and HdM No. 2.

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              12/22/2012

              I ordered these on 12-05-12,and rec'd these on 12-20-12. I decided to try one
              straight out of the box, and WOW!!! what a sleeper. from the very first lite
              all the way to the burn of my finger tips. The burn so even, the draw and pull
              were so even and smooth.This by far has to be the best cigar I have ever had.Bar
              none. The word Superb would be an understatement.This why Cubanlous is and always
              will be my one and only choice for the best cigars.

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                11/29/2011

                received a ramon specially selected from a friend few months back, had a great experience with it, hence decided to purchase a box myself. box didn't come with the most dark , oily cigar, however, these cigars started to age very nice in the humidors after 3-4 months, couldn't resist the temptation hence lit one up. robusto ring size is perfect, not to thin, anc certain thick enough for a mouthful. thick, volumous smoke came out, medium flavored, stick started to become stronger reaching mid half, burned evenly through out. a must try and must add to your humidor, its definitly got a special charm to smoking it.

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                  07/01/2011

                  I had put off trying the RASS robustos for far to long, stock with my Partagas Series D No.4 and was afraid to change. Well, Cuban Lou's had a combo pack that included a box of the RASS and I took the leap. Wow, I smoked one right out of the box on delivery, holy smoke what a great stick. Very grassy fragance and flavor, white pepper and during the last 3rd there were hints of dark chocolate. Great wrapper, no veins, smooth and beautiful, Draw as exceptional, burn was straight and perfect. The overall appearance and experience was a 10. Will keep some of these in my humidor from now on. Thanks Cuban Lou's for a great deal, as usual!!!

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                    05/25/2011

                    The cigar is a very smooth flavourful cigar. For being a cigar that is so young it is surprising to see such great smoking and flavour characteristics. I think that this would definitely be a cigar to buy a few boxes of and put down for long term aging. They are a good cigar right out of the box and young, but good for aging as well. 93 out of 100.

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                      05/17/2011

                      Two words describe this cigar, consistent quality. I\'ve never had a plugged or poorly constructed cigar. The wrapper leaf has always been perfect, The taste has remained the same over the dozens of boxes smoked since 1999.

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                        05/17/2011

                        I\'ve been smoking Havanas since 1993. On every trip to Toronto, ONT, Canada I\'ve purchased different cigars. Trying to find a favorite cigar, this is it! I started smoking this brand and size of cigar in 2000. The quality of this cigar has remained the same over the last eleven years, just SUPERB!

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                          03/09/2011

                          the first Ramon Allones i've smoked, i must say i was quite surprised by the overall experince, aroma was better than i had expected, burns very evenly, nice dark looking cigar, there is just something about this robusto, i smoked it to the very end, wish it was longer, would recommened to give it a try

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                            09/03/2010

                            Great cigar ! On my vacation in Cuba I tried various cigars before purchasing a box or two, this one was smoked the first day and another the second day, from then on every cigar was a comparrison that never matched up. I would have even taken these over the siglo VI I had the first day, but not the siglo V. I would like to tell you I was very impressed but I guess buying 2 boxes is enough. I have had 13 in the last 3 months from the first box, and they have been spectacular, never waivering in construction, draw, or taste. I don't think any robusto has the price/cigar value of these babies. I highly recommend at least trying as the price makes it easier to afford than say a trinidad T, but with great potential for aging in my opinion. Box code is Jun 09 on first and May 09 on second. Scored 9.2 for me.

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                              06/03/2010

                              I had heard and read many great things about this cigar, the "RASS," and I was lucky to receive one from an online friend a few months ago. Not knowing the age or box code of the cigar, I let it rest in my humidor for 5-6 weeks. Last week, while pondering ordering a few RASS, I decided to burn the coveted stick and form my own opinion.

                              The cigar had a firm sponge feel, very resilient to the squeeze between my thumb and forefinger. The construction appeared firm and well packed. It exuded a rich, grass and wood aroma, with a somewhat sweet note. I punched the moistened cap and took a few pre-light draws, which I found to be very easy and smooth. I toasted the foot and was immediately engulfed in a very aromatic cloud of true Habano smoke. The first few puffs were light, as I wanted to ensure the burn was even. It was, and it remained very even throughout, with no corrections needed.

                              The first 1/3 was a totally new experience for me. I detected brief hints of grass, roasted coffee and leather. I caught myself puffing at an accelerated pace as I tried to recreate the previous puff. The alternating flavors were brief and fleeting, as the cigar transitioned into a leathery spice - rarely presenting back to back flavors which had now developed into a smooth, creamy spice. The ash held firm for well over an inch, only falling when I bumped the table while trying to photograph the smoldering stogie.

                              I let the cigar cool a bit and exhaled through the stick to purge the heat. This seemed to renew the flavors of roasted coffee and rich leather. I finished the cigar at a slower, controlled pace and enjoyed the smooth spicyness until the heat at my fingertips told me to lay it down.

                              I'm thankful to the Brother that gifted me this RASS! Now, I am just contemplating the size of the order I want to place!

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                                01/27/2010

                                Such a treat. Smooth and flavorful. I have to compare it with the RJ Short Church. Can't decide what one I like more so I'll just have to keep going between the two.

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                                  12/07/2009

                                  These puppies look flawless. I just smoked one and it was delicious! Only took 7 days and packaged nicely. Great work! What a great deal these smoke were.

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                                    11/06/2009

                                    I finally decided to purchase a box of these sticks after reading all the hype and watching some video reviews. Nice silky smooth milk chocolate brown wrapper. Cigar had the perfect draw, not too tight as some Habanos. Nice even burn, ash held on for at least an inch and a half. Starts out with typical Cuban tobacco flavors then evolves into a great coffee with cream with a slightly sweet aftertaste with some chocolate and a little nuttiness mixed in. Toward the end you get a little black pepper on the tip of the tongue. I smoked this till it was about one and a half inches left and it remained cool without any harshness and I had a hard time laying it to rest. Definitely Great!

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                                      08/19/2009

                                      Medium-dark brown wrapper and oily. full bodied, rich, leather and cedar, mellow coffey notes, damp earth, slightly nutty, great aroma, and that great cuban saltyness.

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                                        07/15/2009

                                        This is unique in that it does seem to be 3 small smokes in one....
                                        Love the appearance and construction.
                                        Flavor is unlike any other, that can only be translated thur experience.
                                        Little trick,,, let them 'season' in your humidor for a couple weeks for a better experience!

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                                          07/07/2009

                                          A chocolate brown wrapper, coarse, and a few veins running down the length. The stick felt light in the hand, but offered very little give when lightly squeezed.

                                          Pre-light draw was a little on the loose side, with flavors of natural tobacco and sweet cocoa.

                                          Post-light, I was blown away from the full strength of the cigar. Very powerful full of black pepper spice. As I continued smoking, the flavor progressed to a dark chocolate, notes of worn leather, and continued black pepper at the back of my throat.

                                          The burn was excellent throughout, this cigar produced tons of smoke, and the ash held for almost teo inches before falling.

                                          I enjoyed this cigar, it was strong and dark-tasting. Not for the first time smokers.

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                                            07/04/2009

                                            Smoked a few a couple of months ago and I must say that these cigars rival the montecristo 2's. Reason being is the price is perfect for someone looking for a great cigar without emptying the bank. Not sure of all the tastes but it is a great cigar.

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                                              03/05/2009

                                              This is a beautiful cigar that has so much to offer. When I think of a great robusto I can't believe how good this cigar really is. I believe with some age it will round out the rough edges and make it quite a stick. Out of the box i still prefer this cigar to the Partagas. This cigar offers cream,spice and so much nice!

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                                                02/12/2009

                                                This cigar in from a box from 2005. They are smoking absolutely phenomenally, with a perfect draw and perfect razor sharp burn. The flavors are full of fresh coffee bean intonations, which turns stronger as it is smoked. Flavors of rich coffee, leather, and spice come through on the second half. Excellent robusto.

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                                                  02/06/2009

                                                  I have smoked cigars on and off for many years and I am in no way an aficionado; however I do know what I like and I LOVE this cigar. I do not enjoy a cigar that is too bold or over-powering, the Ramon Allones Specially Selected suits my tastes perfectly. The draw on my first one was not great, but it was not bad either. My second cigar was perfect.

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                                                    12/07/2008

                                                    Just received. Took 6 days. Excellent service. Well, thisis it. As robustos go, yhis is the one for me. There are others, BUT, what flavour!Chocolate all the way.Smells great. The draw is hit and miss. Construction, I have seen better, but really nothing to worry about.Man is there flavour in this stick.Chocolate, some spice,unbelivable. Smooth and full, and no harshness to it. It is about a 60 min smoke.This is it. A definite MUST have.

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                                                      12/07/2008

                                                      This is an outstanding robusto. Deep, rich flavor, with excellent balance. With all the emphasis on other Cuban robustos, this one should be at the top of the class. A little age will even make these even better. An absolute bargain at these prices!

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                                                        11/03/2008

                                                        This is the cigar I most look forward to! If you like a full-bodied, reasonably-priced great cigar in the robusto size, this is it! Beautiful dark-red Colorado wrapper, white ash (and it actually holds it's ash) despite a rough appearance. I would be interested to hear what others think about this stick!

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                                                          08/07/2008

                                                          just tried my first one out of the box,wow.creamy,ash held for 1.25inches.not white yet,this cigar will be something else in a couple of years.beautifull draw but burns fast.yes next one i smoke will be with a much smaller cut.i rate this just behind montecristo no4,although a completly different type of cigar.

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                                                            06/25/2008

                                                            Ramon Allones Specially Selected:
                                                            Cuban. (Stored in cabinet humidor 70deg/65RH)

                                                            Start: 11:05 PM Finnish: 12:01 PM

                                                            Food: Lemon Chicken with fried rice and vegetable potstickers

                                                            Drink: S. Pellegrino over ice

                                                            Location: Front of my house. No breeze and 72 deg.

                                                            Pre light aroma: This cigar was full of chocolate, spice, and the smell of sweet tobacco.

                                                            Construction: This was in great condition. It had a beautiful light coco brown color and had no visible veins or discoloration.

                                                            Pre Light: I made a clean cut with my Xikar cigar cutter and took a pre light draw. It was a perfect draw and promised to be a fine smoke even before my lighter ever came close to the foot.

                                                            Light: As usual the Xikar cigar made an exemplary cut. Feeling very “Tim the Tool man” I used a food prep blow torch to ignite the stick. No burn correction touch up’s were ever necessary.

                                                            Taste: The initial draw was cardamom, leather and allspice. It was as clean as the night I was smoking. There was no change ¼ ways through the cigar. After the first ¼ of the cigar dark coco became more pronounced and grew along with plenty of leather. It had a very tight grayish black ash the clung tight to the stick and was going nowhere. There was ample smoke upon each draw. The smoke started to build at the ½ way point and became a little peppery. This cigar looked like a work of art with its ash still in tact ½ way up the cigar. The ash was a light charcoal grey. Now coffee, leather and heavy spice permeated the air and my neighbor who does not enjoy cigars came out and asked what I was smoking. I replied a great stick and he commented on how wonderful the bouquet was. The spice clung to my palate and intensified through the rest of the stick. The ash finally gave way and fell off to reveal a clean edge that held straight the rest of the smoke. The last ¼ of the cigar picked up intense power. Were talking vitamin “N” here. Rich earthy tobacco, leather, and heavy spice. This mixed with the intoxicating aroma and a healthy dose of nicotine held me in place. I nubed this cigar and only as my fingers were singing did it get a tad harsh.

                                                            Synopsis: Phenomenal! From the lovely bouquet to the complex taste I found this smoke a delight. Smoke this cigar on a full stomach. My only complaint would be that it was only an hour. I could have smoked this till I turned green. A must have for any serious cigar aficionado.

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                                                              12/27/2007

                                                              This cigar is very young IMHO. Although the stick lite and burned evenly, some smoke but again it is still young. Hints of chocolate and spice lasted throughout. The construction and appearance are outstanding as you come to appreciate when getting your hands on a Habanos. I am a big fan of the RAG which seem to age very well. I beleive the little brother RASS will age just fine. I will be patient and try again in a couple of months, I have a whole box. WOW can't wait to sample in a year or two. I am sure the flavors will begin bursting from the leaves.

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                                                                01/31/2007

                                                                This robusto is quickly becoming one of the more popular vitolas habanos has to offer. This cigar is a powerhouse even in its youth. The size offers a near perfect draw which produces loads of rich smoke. The taste is remarkably complex for a young cigar. The flavors started slowly with a strong sense of hickory and light coca flavors left as a finish which was very light and unlike a full bodied smoke. This only lasted during the initial stage of the cigar and after the first inch, the finish was much richer and full of chocolate notes which stayed with the cigar till the end. Smoking this cigar is like making fast friends with an unexpected visitor. It proves how well the 2006 Cuban cigars are smoking and it should only improve with age.

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                                                                  Ramón Allones Specially Selected (25)

                                                                  Ramón Allones Specially Selected (25)