Review of Camacho Corojo Robusto

The texture produced by the Corojo seed is exceptional, which made it a perfect choice as a wrapper. Its spicy flavor also made it a staple for cigar aficionados and a good choice for starters. This review of Camacho Corojo Robusto explores these flavors.

For me, this is not a difficult choice to make. Costing $6 per stick, there is much to enjoy from this cigar as its contents suggest that it can pack a punch.

The brand of Camacho cigars is known for cultivating a tradition as much as the cigar itself. Now, it brings many flavors to its portfolio, which includes the Corojo Robusto. Their portfolio also includes mellow to medium-bodied cigars and sticks aged in rum or Kentucky Bourbon barrels.

The Corojo Robusto is a Honduran puro with its origin also coming from Honduras. Its wrapper, binder, and filler are grown from Corojo seeds. Props to the growers who cultivate these plants with great care. Something is exciting in bringing fresh flavors in a rich cigar wrapper.

I’m sharing this Camacho Corojo Robusto cigar review so that you can try it later, too.

I would have to try it with a mild drink as well.

Camacho Corojo
Wrapper Origin: MexicoShape: Corona
Length: 5.5Ring: 46
Wrapper: San AndresList Price: $152 (Box of 24)
Origin: NicaraguaStrength: Medium


The box is a cover of black and red, with a simple emphasis on the brand’s logo on the front. Inside, the red theme maintains a strong effect with the black lining the contour of the inner side of the cover.

Camacho’s signature typeface is modern with a thin, razor-feel edge. The red color of the band already shows a strong message for the cigar enthusiast in contrast to its dark, sheen wrapper.

The sheen of the cigar is light, and there is quite some oil to it.

Smoking Experience

The aroma of the cigar is a fantastic combination of different flavors. A scent of cocoa, tobacco, and a few floral hints mix up nicely. The aroma seems to be a strong combination because the cocoa can bring the tobacco’s scent to another level. The cigar has even construction while the veins are not pronounced. Meanwhile, the triple cap is well built. Good start.

The construction is quite loose as well. So I can feel some lump, but it’s still firm enough.

The smoke output was good. For the draw, I find it a little loose but still alright.
I enjoyed the thick smoke, while the burn was alright for the first thirds. Immediately, the cayenne pepper takes charge of the flavor palette. The cocoa was in there but more of an undertone receding before the pepper showed its strength. The pepper is the dominant tone, and it lingers on my taste profile. About the construction, the oil from the sheen seems to drop off as well as I smoke.

The flavor profile became less pepper-ish on the second thirds, but the nicotine is becoming pretty strong. However, I can still discern the paprika and spiciness of the pepper. The cigar is starting to pack a punch here for me. There are decent amounts of cocoa, while the flavor of the coffee is also there. This cigar, for me, is solid in both taste and strength. It’s beyond medium-bodied and leaves an aftertaste. Meanwhile, the coffee flavor is probably the Sumatran flavor coming out. The final thirds show the same flavor profile as the second thirds as well.

To my surprise, this cigar is a quick burner. However, this might be probably because of the loose draw. Given that the nicotine impacts me a bit, I have no qualms about smoking for under less than an hour.

The flavor is not as complex, but there is plenty of variety in the flavors to enjoy it.


Holding Camacho Corojo in Hand

As expected, the cigar was strong. I enjoyed the mix of cocoa as it added some depth to the blend of pepper and nicotine. One has to be careful to smoke this one too quickly. In my opinion, this is enjoyed best on a slow night or afternoon. The strength of the cigar needs one to be ready for a bit of jitteriness at the end. There is no blend here that you can enjoy with nuance because there is a lot of peppery strength. For me, the best way to enjoy it is with any light drink like tea. Though the construction can be improved, I would give this an 80.

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Glyn Caddell

Glyn Caddell