Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Di Fazio Picoso Doble Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Nick Rose (NES Tek)

Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Cigar Geeks Critique of a set of cigars provided to us by our friends at Di Fazio Cigars.  Up for review this time is the Picoso Doble Robusto.

Di Fazio Picoso Doble Robusto

Di Fazio
Picoso Doble Robusto
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Colorado Maduro
Robusto Gordo
Average Member Rating:
3.75 star rating based on 4 Review(s) (4 Review(s))
Pre-Light: 15 Points of 10 Possible

The cigar looked nice. There were very little veins. It was capped well. It was not squishy. Had a firm feel.
There was a good shine to the wrapper. Not super oily, but looked good.
I was not able to get any flavor off of a draw. Smelling it was very hard for me with my cold.
I used a double guillotine cutter to cut just a bit off the end. It cut very easily and cleanly.

Lighting and Burn: 11 Points of 15 Possible

The cigar was easy to light using a double flame torch. I  had to relight the cigar one. Probably more because it was cold and I had not taken a puff in enough time.
The burn was fairly even. This was consistent through the entire cigar.
the Ash was not so even at first. The first couple centimeters of ash were a little off, sort of falling apart. I had not seen this before. Once I passed through the first half inch the ash smoothed out and became even and solid. It also had good color.

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

Initially the filler looked very good. The cigar was firm. I didn't encounter any soft spots or pockets during the smoke.
The wrapper was a good medium brown color.
the draw of the cigar was easy. Most puff provided a good cloud of smoke.
I noticed that all of the Di Fazio cigars had very god construction. Built and rolled very well!

Flavor and Aroma: 14 Points of 45 Possible

The flavor is where I lost this cigar. I had really high hopes as the cigar looked amazing. there was some flavor development, but i didn't enjoy the flavor overall.

1/3: It started out with a strong leather flavor. There was also a hint of wood, and something that I could only describe as road tar.

2/3: A little creaminess started to take effect. Something that seemed like a slight berry flavor was coming in and out. For most of this third the flavor was really flat and not enjoyable to me.

3/3: I started to get a little spice and a meaty flavor. The creamy smoke continued.


I was really hoping this cigar would deliver, and I think it fell short. The cigar was built well and had a great eye appeal to it. What really killed it for me was the flavor. The flavor was just unbalanced. For most of the cigar it was also flat. I just couldn't find myself really enjoying it.

That being said, I would like to try another one some day when I am not sick. I hope that would help, along with allowing the cigar to age a bit and the tobaccos to blend a little more.

*I want to mention that I had a cold while smoking this. The fact that my nose was almost completely stuffed did not help me and I feel that it most likely effected my taste.

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