Cigar Aficionado

La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 4
No. 4
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
Concentrated minerals and earth are the first impressions of this rustic looking cigar, but they eventually relent to hickory flavors and some herbal notes.
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 52
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2011
Price $6.35
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2008 | Score: 90

Beautifully made with a dark, chocolate colored wrapper. The cigar smokes well, with dark-roasted coffee flavors and sweet woody notes that carry on to the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 83

A toothy cigar with a woody character, and some bitter, tangy flavors. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 85

Veiny but attractive, this cigar burns well. It has a sharp, balsa-wood flavor, and lacks depth. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 85

A dark and oily cigar that's generally well made. It's woody and gummy, with a nice draw. The smoke has a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 85

A rough-looking cigar that draws and burns very well. It's woody, wheaty and a bit tangy, with some spice.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 87

A medium to full bodied cigar. It has a woody and earthy character, with a hint of nuttiness on the palate. A bit hot on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 1999 | Score: 88

This firm robusto has a dark, veiny wrapper. It's earthy and toasty, with a roasted flavor and notes of toasted caramel. Some inconsistency was noted.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale