I swear we are living in the golden age of boutique cigars. Blenders like Erik …
Seriously, what do you say about a cigar with such full-bodied power! If you are anything like me and enjoy a strong cigar, then you are reading the right review. The RoMa Craft Neanderthal is a full-bodied cigar smoker’s dream stogie. It is full of flavor, richness and pairs well with virtually any bourbon you pick up. At this point, I have most likely smoked around 15 RoMa Craft Neanderthal cigars because I find it to be an extremely consistent cigar that never disappoints.
The RoMa Craft Neanderthal can be found for purchase in singles and in the high 50 count cigar box now more commonly available in B&M stores and on some of the more popular online cigar retail websites. The RoMa Craft Neanderthal cigar is still considered a premium boutique cigar that is priced on the higher end of $12 a stick. To the average cigar smoker this price is considered more of a luxury smoke and has appeal for special events like birthdays and vacations. I always manage to have a few of these in my humidor for those special nights you need to take out the big guns.
The RoMa Craft Neanderthal is a beautiful looking cigar that is made up of a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Dominican, Nicaraguan, and United States filler.
The RoMa Craft Neanderthal cigar has a toothy, dark brown wrapper.The flat cap is a nice change up from the normal rounded end where one would cut to begin smoking. Once I sparked it up I received notes of cream, cedar, grass, leather, black pepper, strong coffee, and spice.
The taste of the RoMa Craft Neanderthal goes perfectly with a flavorful bourbon like 1792 Ridgemont Reserve or Bid & Tucker Small Batch. It would even pair well with the sweetness of a bourbon barrel-aged stout. The versatility earns it even more points in my book.
This cigar has a total smoking run time of around an hour and a half, which is pretty crazy considering it is not a big cigar. It takes an expert cigar roller to create a cigar that burns this slow while generating such an excellent taste. The ash of the RoMa Craft Neanderthal burns bright white continuing to show how the cigar roller knew exactly what they were doing. The ash manages to fall off around 45 minutes of the way through if you are not actively trying to tap it off.
The burn is also very consistent. Every so often I would get one that did not burn as even, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. I would still say little to no issues there either. Overall, I really like the RoMa Craft Neanderthal. It is an amazing cigar, plain and simple.
RoMa Craft knows how to create a solid stogie. I am a huge fan of the RoMa Craft Aquitaine, to which I also gave high marks on as well. If you enjoyed smoking the RoMa Craft Neanderthal I would encourage you try these cigars as well: