Aquitaine Knuckle Dragger

4 X 52 Petite Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero

Binder: Cameroon

Filler: 3 Types of Nicaraguan (Esteli Seco, Condega Viso and Ligero from a small farm on the Honduran Border)

Cromagnon Knuckle Dragger 

Same Size and blend but CT Broadleaf Maduro Wrapper

Intemperance BA XXI The Avarice

4 1/2 X 52 Petite Robusto

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca

Binder: Indonesian

Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican

To date I have only ever smoked one of the sticks produced my RoMa Craft Tobac, the Petite Corona Intemperance that Gravity shared with us when he sent in the unbandeds.  I will admit that I really enjoyed that smoke, so I have been excited to try more.  This week our local got in their first order and I decided it would be fun to try all three blends they got in the same size and report back.

The Aquitaine and the Cromagnon are sister blends, the only difference being the wrapper.  I found them be very different experiences though.  First the Aquitaine was much stronger.  The pepper and spice were fantastic.  The Cameroon sweetness was a very nice compliment, and much more subtle than hen it is used as a wrapper.  The Cromagnon was not as strong, but what it lacked in strength it gained in complexity.  It still had the pepper and spice, but it was a little more subdued.  It also had a nice cocoa flavor from the Broadleaf, and the Cameroon came through a little more.  The Intemperance had some spice also, but had a nice woody flavor and a toasty feel to the experience.  The first one that I smoked had a small void that I was able to smoke past and enojy that rest of the smoke, and the second had no such issue.

I would say the Aquitaine and the Cromagnon are box splits and the Intemperance in this size is a fiver.