3 out of 5
Victor Sinclair's Connecticut Robusto is, by and large, a satisfying cigar once you've let it rest for about 4 to 6 weeks. Though its flavor profile is nothing to write home about —no earth-shattering surprises to speak of here— it is well-constructed and burns evenly, if a bit more rapidly than I would like, and it pairs nicely with a morning cup of coffee. The bunch and the draw are both slightly on the loose side, but if you're looking for perfection at a buck-fifty a stick, well, it ain't 1978 anymore, and in the here-and-now, the V.S. Connecticut leaves most other comparably-priced cigars in the dust. Its closest relative among the Victor Sinclair line is the Primeros Selection, another series that utilizes shade-grown Connecticut wrappers, but this blend is a bit nuttier and noticeably stronger than that one, though I still wouldn't classify it as anything more than "mild-to-medium" in overall body. I should point out, however, that the product description on this page is inaccurate— the Connecticut Robusto is 4.50 x 50, not 5.50 x 50. (The Primeros Robusto actually IS 5.50 x 50.) Please fix this.
4 out of 5
If you are looking for a lovely, balanced, slightly spicy, medium-bodied cigar that you can smoke in under an hour, look no further. This cigar is a wonderful choice whether you are out mowing the lawn, sitting by a fire, or relaxing on your porch with a nice cold drink. As a novice cigar enthusiast, I only feel comfortable giving any cigar four stars as I am not confident to call something a 5-star, but this cigar very likely may be.