Lone Wolf Lobo Rojo (First Impressions)

Better late than never, right? Tuesday is my day ’round these parts at the Stogie Review, and I like to have things set up so that my post goes live right at midnight, but here I am scrambling late on a Tuesday afternoon. Sorry everybody! It’s been a few weeks since I last uploaded a video, but I’ve been out-of-my-mind busy lately. I was out in LA just after Thanksgiving for a job interview, and while I was there, I checked out a few local B&M cigar shops. David from Lone Wolf Cigars in Santa Monica was kind enough to gift me a sample stick of the Lobo Rojo lancero in order to find out what I thought of it.

I honestly had never heard of the Lone Wolf brand before. It’s a retail shop and line of cigars which was apparently founded by none other than Chuck Norris and Jim Belushi during the mid-90s cigar boom. They have several different cigar lines, the newest of which (circa 2006?) being the Lobo Rojo. I really didn’t know what to expect before smoking this cigar, so I basically went into this first impressions video completely blind.

Lone Wolf Lobo Rojo by the numbers:
Vitola: Lancero
Size: 7.5×40
Wrapper: Honduran Corojo
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Strength: Medium
Factory: unknown
No. smoked for review: 1 (first impressions)
Duration: 60 minutes
Source: review sample
Est. Price: $11.00
Website: www.lonewolfcigars.com & www.dwcigars.com
Twitter: @lonewolfcigars

Be sure to watch the video to find out how well I liked it:

(Video length: 12:57)

Soundtrack: “Down in Your Heart” by Alex (courtesy of ccMixter.org)

All in all, I’d say the Lone Wolf Lobo Rojo was a decent medium-bodied smoke. While I wouldn’t necessarily rush out to track down a full box, I’d absolutely smoke one again given the opportunity. I’d certainly make sure to keep one lit if I knew I was going to run into Chuck Norris… not out of fear of receiving a roundhouse kick from a 71-year old man, but simply as a conversation starter.

About Charlie:
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker