Cigar Review: Carlos Torano Casa Torano

Carlos Torano Case Torano

Carlos Torano Casa Torano

Just a random thought to start with, right now I am craving apple cider. It is the fall, the leaves are changing colors and I am craving apple cider.

Today’s smoke is from Carlos Torano, and lately I have become a fan of this cigar company. I’ll admit I am a bit of a boutique whore, but every now and then I visit an old reliable and I get hooked on them again. After all it is the everyday brand of cigar that got me hooked on cigars, and a lot of them deserve their praise. Is this particular cigar one of them? Let’s find out shall we?

The Skinny:

Cigar: Carlos Torano Casa Torano
Origin: Honduras
Size: 6.25 x 50
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
Strength: Medium

Pre-Light: The maduro wrapper is very oily and it has the appearance of being dyed to make it look darker. The wrapper is very toothy and the foot offers notes of cocoa and wood. While the prelight draw was that of wood with slight notes of nuts. The cigar while very oily seemed like it was a little brittle to the touch, but I was able to find a few soft spots in the roll.

Smoke: One thing I like about Torano cigars is the quality of the burn. The cigar had a nice tight white ash throughout and the first third was notes of wood with coffee and a slight earth. I didn’t lose my ash til the second third of the cigar which revealed notes of coffee with subtle chocolate and nut notes in the background. The final third was a burnt coffee and some pepper.

Overall: The final third of this cigar knocked off some points for me as it lost some of its luster for me. This cigar reminds me a lot of the Signature line especially in the appearance department. The finish of the cigar was burnt coffee.  The cigar was good, but it just misses in my book. The original Casa Torano is much better, and I will follow up with that review in a few days.

Rating: 87
Price: $88.00 a box of 25

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