RoMa Craft Neanderthal HN Cigar

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Known for rich taste and full body, RoMa craft cigars pack a punch; there’s no denying it. So, when creative mastermind and owner of RoMa Tobac, Skip Martin dreamed of an even richer, more indulgent cigar, he was actually dreaming of the Neanderthal HN.

It all started when Martin was introduced to Pennsylvania Double Ligero from the U.S. Green River Valley, a regrowth of the Pennsylvania Broadleaf. A regrowth leaf is described by as “[the leaf that] emerges when the leaves are cut off of a plant and a second set of leaves grows before it is removed from the ground”

These regrowth leaves are added to blends, primarily from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, to really boost flavor, power, and nicotine levels. In fact, the Pennsylvania Double Ligero has about 13 percent more nicotine than Nicaraguan Ligero primings.

While the Neanderthal HN is very strong, it is still enjoyable, very smooth, and balanced. Strong and sweet from a US Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a dark Mexican San Andres Maduro wrap (not for new smokers) yet primarily flavors still come through as black pepper and rich soil.

The shape even adds to the intensity of this cigar: tapered and pyramid-like, the cigar actually gets more intense as you smoke it. This shape combined with the dark color of its wrapper and its intricate packaging and details, the Neanderthal HN cigar is very attractive in all aspects.

The smell pre-smoke is strongly of soil, coffee, and slight farm aroma. The cold draw taste of sweet tobacco and cedar wood. After first lighting you’re hit with a lot of black pepper, espresso, and soil. Then a nice even burn throughout the smoke. The tastes intensify maintaining the black pepper, coffee, and soil flavors in addition to licorice, cedar, tobacco, and spice.

Overall, if you’re looking for full and flavorful, the Neanderthal HN is not going to disappoint

Haunted Cigar Haze


It’s that time of year again, Halloween! As eager souls ready their costumes, aficionados are readying their cigars. Limited-edition Halloween cigars hit stands hard at the turn of the season including the Tatuaje Monster Series, Viaje, and Devil’s Night.

Now in its 8th installment, the Tatuaje Hyde cigar, named after the evil alter-ego of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll, is a 7 inch by 49 ring gauge smoke. 666 adorned picture boxes containing 13 cigars with Mr. Hyde drawings boast an all-Nicaraguan filler. The binder is wrapped in Ecuadoran Sumatra leaf and the head is shaped  like a Cuban 109 belicoso. Cigars have a suggested $13 retail price.

This year, Viaje presented a Full Moon cigar accented with a bright orange pumpkin. Packed neatly into a large black box stamped with quite a sinister jack-o-lantern head, each cigar retails for $11.42. Also made with authentic Nicaraguan tobacco, the Full Moon measures at 5 inches with a 58 ring gauge. This true limited edition masterpiece is only available through 5 pre-approved retailers.

Finally, we have Devil’s Night. Brought to you by Asylum Cigars co-owner Tom Lazuka, Devil’s Night is a cigar with a story. Due to the overwhelming number of fires that occur annually on October 30, a portion of sales will be donated to a local Detroit fire department in support of their efforts. Devil’s Night cigars come in two sizes: the smaller 5 1/2 by 46 and a larger 6 by 52. Unlike the previous two cigars, this model is made entirely of Honduran tobaccos. Only 500 boxes of 10 were produced, retailing at $11 and $13. Devil’s Night releases tonight at Jenuine Cigar Bar locations.

Are you excited about seasonal smokes? Let us know!