Binder: Authentic Corojo
Filler: Honduras, Dominican
H-Town: 7 1/2 x 38
On Cigar Coop, this cigar was recently assessed in depth.
The Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador H-Town is a retail-exclusive cigar to Stogies World Class Cigars located in Houston, Texas. The H-Town introduces a lancero frontmark into the Namakubi Ecuador series. The cigar is a limited production run of 500 boxes.
Retail exclusives are not new for Room 101. The H-Town is actually the third retail exclusive to be released by the brand. Last October, Cigar Inn in New York City received the Room 101 OSOK 212 NYC line featuring two original OSOK vitolas and two additional OSOK vitolas. In 2013, the Room 101 Big Delicious, a new blend was released to Smoke Inn in South Florida.
I had thought the Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador was a decent blend, but things come together with the lancero vitola. This cigar delivers notes of dark chocolate/cocoa, citrus, earth, and black pepper. The flavors are robust and qualify as full-bodied. I’ve always found the Namakubi Ecuador to be one of the more powerful cigars in terms of strength and the H-Town lives up to this reputation. This is a full strength smoke. The burn and draw are both excellent.
While I probably would have most of the Namakubi Ecuador as a Fiver, this one takes it to another level. I tend to think many lanceros are overrated – not this one. This one is box worthy all the way.
* Samples provided by Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston Texas