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Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Exactus Clasico

exactusExactus Clasico Robusto (5×54)

W: Ecuadorian Connecticut
B: Dominican wine-fermented
F: Dominican Criollo 98

Factory: Tabacalera El Artista, Tamboril, Dominican Republic

When you saw the name Exactus, you may have thought I was reviewing their monsterous Super Coloso, measuring in at 11 inches x 90. I’m still waiting to get the okay from management to do an eight hour cigar review, in the meantime, the minature version will have to do. Not to be written off as a novelty company, Exactus’s roots stretch all the way back to 1955 and a man named Ramon A. Rodriguez. Today they ship cigars all over the world as well as raw materials to other factories. exactus 3


  • The tobacco is jam-packed into the binder on this one, making for a firm draw. It might be a good option for your friends who always puff too much, too fast. It definitely gets the longest burning robusto award.
  • Although there were several enjoyable changes in the flavor profile, the star of the show was peanuts all throughout.
  • Despite an initial medium body and hot smoke, this cigar mellows out in the 2nd third considerably, with a nice, creamy cedar rolling in and a mysterious earth note pulsing in and out.
  • Later in the cigar it gives the sensation of menthol on the palate, not in terms of taste but a pleasant, tingling feeling.
  • This smoke pairs exceptionally well with coffee. If you’re a lover of the mighty bean, you’re in luck.
  • Lightweights take note: this guy packs medium to full nicotine.

Flavor Report: Wood, Peanuts, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Grass, Earth, Vanilla, Creamy Cedar

exactus 2Overall: 7/10

It’s a classic Dominican profile that keeps you interested all throughout. If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge yet on the Super Coloso, warm yourself up on the Exactus Clasico Robusto.

Have you tried the Exactus Clasico yet? If so, we’d love to hear your take on it, tell us what you thought in a comment below.