Review of Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
I had high expectations for the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Vibrato (Toro 6 x 54) cigar, since the the Maestro (Torpedo 6 x 52) vitola scored an impressive 94 rating in the March/April 2019 edition of Cigar Aficionado magazine. The rating was two points higher than the 92 given to a Fuente Fuente Opus X Perfecxion, in the same magazine. Well, I must respectfully disagree.
Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua cigars are box pressed Nicaraguan puros, made entirely with Nicaraguan tobaccos (wrapper, binder and fillers). The cigars are available in four sizes, with the Torpedo and Toro selling for $10.95 and $11.00, respectively.
The Vibrato (Toro) cigar that was sampled began with an obvious taste of pepper, that gradually backed off a bit during the first five minutes, when an earthy and leathery taste became predominate, with notes of pepper in the background. The body was medium-to-full, but near the upper end of that range (let's call it 4+ on a 5-scale). About half-way through, there was a hint of cream as the cigar became just slightly smoother. The cigar held a long ash, had a great draw, and had a mostly even burn. Only one minor touch-up was needed during the 75 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining.
I rate the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Vibrato cigar with a respectable 3.5 points on a 5-point scale. Neither a bad smoke, nor an outstanding (bordering on classic) smoke, as Cigar Aficionado's rating would suggest.