Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Connecticut
This cigar has a medium brown colored wrapper with a few small veins running through it and a little pigtail on top. Firm solid pack. Sweet tobacco and firewood aromas come off the foot. The aromas from the fire-cured tobacco is so different, I can't stop sniffing the foot. Amazing! Mild tobacco flavors along with a hint smokiness come on the pre-light draw.
The draw is good producing plenty of smoke. Musty aged tobacco flavors come on the draw with a hint of burned wood. The finish is slightly oily wit a bit of leather. The fire cured tobacco flavors creep in at the end and hang in the air like a sitting next to a campfire. The mustiness quickly fades and is replaced by a hint of cedar and sweetness. The smoke is surprisingly smooth and the flavors are sharp on the palate. The finish is now short with a thick feeling in the mouth. More woody flavors come up at about the half way point and the fire cured tobacco aromas linger in the air and on the palate. The cigar is now a solid medium. The cigar remained pretty much the same the rest of the way down.
The George Rico S.T.K. Miami American Puro Robusto is a very good cigar. Great construction and performance. Smooth and flavorful. The Kentucky fire cured tobacco puts this one over the top. This was my first smoke with fire cured tobacco in it and I loved it. The fact that it's an American puro, makes it even better and proves you can make a good American cigar. Hooray for the red white and blue!