Today on Cigar Pals, we are going to be doing a cigar review of the Aging Room Quatro Original.
Originally produced in 2013 as the Quatro F55 and named as Cigar Afficianado’s No 2 cigar of the year, the cigar was re branded in 2017 as the Quatro Original.
The Dark Sumatra wrapper perfectly balances the vintage Dominican tobaccos.
Cigar Aficionado says this cigar is full of “flavor and aroma. Balanced and sophisticated.” (Cigar Aficionado Magazine, January 2014) and gave it a 93 rating in 2017.
Altadis Company History
Altadis USA is the parent company for Aging room and has been around since 1918. Responsible for many of the worlds most famous brands, such as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upman and Trinidad
They have become one of the largest companies in the world, gaining access to some of the finest tobacco leaves in the world. This allows them to fulfill their mission to provide the highest quality cigars at a fair price.
They operate production facilities in the Dominican Republic and Honduras and partner with factories in Mexico and Nicaragua.
They say on the site: We understand you have many choices when you visit your local tobacconist. We thank you for choosing our cigars and hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy making them.
Aging Room History
Aging Room has established itself as one of the most exciting, craft oriented cigar brands in the market, achieving many accolades. It is the highest rated boutique cigar brand in the world, consistently earning some of the highest ratings by Cigar Aficionado since the brand debut in 2011.
No. 1 of 2019 with a 96 rating
No. 2 of 2013 with a 95 rating
No. 14 of 2016 with a 93 rating
No. 15 of 2017 with a 93 rating
No. 16 of 2011 with a 94 rating
The ethos ‘Aging Room’ is instilled through founder Rafael Nodal’s passion for creativity and energy for life.
What’s Under the Hood of the Quatro Original
Size: 6×54 Vibrato
How’d She Run
Start: 2:00 PM End: 3:07 Burn Time: 1:07
Aroma: Earth, nutty and cocoa, hint of spice
Cold Draw: Leather, nut, cocoa
Construction: Toothy, dark chocolate box pressed wrapper with tight seams and thin veins. Double cap with an open foot.
Burn: kinda jagged and did a slight touch up at the beginning of the second third. Through the second third, the burn stayed nice and even.
Draw: Open and smooth throughout
Light Up: Lots of smoke, leathery, cocoa and nutty. spice on the retro hale
First Third: Nice earthy medium strength. Fairly complex so far with leather cocoa and nut, just the right amount of spice on the retro hale and on the lips.
Second Third: Leather starts coming to the front and the spice pics up some intensity. Cocoa and nut back off, still tons of smoke. At about the half, the cocoa started reappearing and the stick go pretty smooth, took on a butteriness and the spice backed down.
Final Third: Leather and the cocoa became coffee, spice starts to pic up some again, the nuttiness has dropped off completely, still smooth, but the buttery creaminess is fading.
Notes: This turned out to be a pretty amazing stick, with enough complexity to keep my interest throughout. Had a slight burn issue at the end of the first third, but once I touched it up, it maintained a nice clean, even burn throughout. Not a long burner, only at just over an hour. This is around a $10 stick and well worth the money.
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Will I buy another Aging Room Quatro Original
Will I buy another one, you betcha! In a New York minute (don’t know what that means, but I will)
This was a thoroughly enjoyable stick, from beginning to end and I look forward to finding some more.
You should try one and I will leave a link somewhere in this post, so you can do just that!
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