The 'bomb' jokes flow all too easy with this one, and normally I'd be joining the fun. But after seeing countless 'bomb' references strewn everywhere, I'm going to take the higher ground with a more direct approach. Introducing, the 601 La Bomba.
La Bomba hails from the mind and hands of Erik Espinosa, and just to preface something, the blend definitely isn't for the timid. Dressed in a dark, oily Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, and teeming with extra fermented, extra feisty Nicarguan ligero long-fillers, this is one of 601's strongest creations to date. About as subtle as a bull in a china shop, La Bomba has no warm up, no gradual build, it charges at you full-tilt from the very first puff. Underlying traces of red pepper, nuts, cocoa, leather and espresso all make a cameo. Full-bodied and balanced, it's no doubt one of the most intriguing handmades in the 601 portfolio. Note: Warhead kicks things up a notch by instead utilizing a dark Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper (overtop the same bold core). Limited-edition.
601 La Bomba has received numerous high ratings, including a 91-rating noting: "A strong cigar with a bold, earthy combination of raw cocoa bean and salty leather. Despite its power and dense smoke, there are hints of chocolate on the finish."
These cigars might taste good if the construction weren't so bad. They're incredibly lightly rolled adding way too much air to the draw even with a tiny cut of the cap. I've smoked several so far and they have all cracked and split before hitting mid draw. From there it was a rush to finish it before they frayed beyond use. Not at all worth the money, steer clear folks.
Jason W.✔ Verified Buyer
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I'm done with 601's
Sep 23, 2015
I've smoked six 601's and remain unimpressed. I found the draw a bit harsh; I had two with cracks in the wrapper that required repair. Other EO brands have been a better value - I won't give up, but I was underwhelmed.