Blind Cigar Review: Camacho | Nicaragua Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Camacho | Nicaragua Toro

Cigar Info

Last summer, announced a new line under their brand: . says this new blend is full-bodied and full-flavor.The new line was created to full a gap near the top of the full-flavored spectrum in the lineup. As you would expect, the blend uses some Nicaraguan tobacco, all in the filler.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

The blend is comprised of an Ecuadorian wrapper, Honduran binder, and fillers from , , and . It comes in three sizes: 5 x 52, 6 x 50, Churchill 7 x 56 and MSRPs range from $8.60 – $9.50. Like most cigars, is rolled at the Diadema Cigars de S.A. in Danlí, .

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder:
Filler: , ,
Factory: Diadema Cigars de S.A.
Blender: Undisclosed
Number of reviewers: 4 () (Bearded Bastard) () (randobush)
Price: $8.80
Age: 7 Months
Release Date: July 2020
Contributed by: Cigars

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“Not the most attractive looking cigar. While it’s a nice milk chocolate color there are many prominent veins and a possible stem. The cap also looks very uneven.” – ()

Aroma: 94

“Fresh Hay & Barnyard with no manure. Is that really barnyard then?” – (randobush)

First Third
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First Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Healthy ground pepper spice. Thick molasses sweetness. Quite a bit of dry cedar as well. Ground pepper being the most defined note.” – ()

“First puffs bring the creamy chocolate flavor that I had scented off the foot. There are also some very interesting charred notes along with hints of a sweet cedar flavor.” – ()

Second Third
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Second Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“As I’m moving into the second third the strength is beginning to pick up a bit as some pepper is tingling the tip of my tongue. The smoky slightly charred flavor is continuing along with the hints of cedar sweetness in the background. As I move further into this third there is now an even heavier bbq smoke and char flavor especially on the retrohale which also adds in a bit of red pepper. The ash has also been absolutely gorgeous the entire time holding for a couple of inches at a time and a perfect grey color.” – ()

“Not a huge transition on 2nd third from the 1st third. Still, a smooth creamy cocoa powder salted butter dried raisin coming through. A hint of woody oak I detect.” – (randobush)

Final Third
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Final Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Still not a lot of transition in the final third, but that’s ok because the existing flavors are so satisfying. Baking spice, salted butter, still hanging around but the cocoa powder is about gone, replaced with a hint of citrus & leather.” – (randobush)”

“Pepper, leather and wood.” – (Bearded Bastard)

Overall Impressions –

Draw: 94

“Draw was a bit tight for my preference, not to the point of giving me a headache but not as easy as I prefer.” – ()

Burn: 95

“No burn problems or corrections.” – ()

Construction: 95

“This cigar was well put together. Zero issues.” – (randobush)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 93

“The profile was nice. Had a draw problem, and that with the veins, but the profile is enjoyable.” – ()

“A great smoke with a nice spice that hits the back of your throat, very enjoyable!” – (Bearded Bastard)

“Overall I really enjoyed the journey with this cigar though it seemed to be almost two worlds. Starting and ending there was such a sweet chocolatey flavor, but through the middle, there was a solid smoky bbq style taste on paper it doesn’t seem to go together but I truthfully barely noticed the slow transition between them.” – ()

“This cigar was very enjoyable. Draw, burn, construction, and flavors were very nice. The thick chewy smoke and smooth retrohale were very pleasant. I’d smoke this bad boy again.”- (randobush)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 127

Reviewer NameAppearanceAroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
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929090909095959592
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Summary
"Overall I really enjoyed the journey with this cigar though it seemed to be almost two worlds. Starting and ending there was such a sweet chocolatey flavor, but through the middle, there was a solid smoky bbq style taste on paper it doesn't seem to go together but I truthfully barely noticed the slow transition between them." - ()
Appearance
91
Aroma
94
First Third
93
Second Third
93
Final Third
93
Draw
95
Burn
95
Construction
95
Overall Experience
93
93
Great

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