Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Generosos Toro
Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Generosos Toro

Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Generosos Toro

Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Generosos Toro

Cigar Info

This is a Casa De Montecristo exclusive cigar from EP Carrillo. The Godfather of Boutique Cigars has created a delicious one of a kind smoke that you can only get from Casa de Montecristo. It was released first in 2013. It is available in four vitolas –  – 5 x 54  – 6 x 52 Box-pressed Torpedo – 6 1/8 x 52 Gordo – 6 x 60.

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. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Generosos Toro

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 5.875″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder:
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Blender: E.P. Carrillo
Number of reviewers: 4Kent (Throck) Craig (WyldKnyght) (McGreggor57) Stefan (Stefan)
Price: $10.73
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: 2013
Contributed by: Casa De Montecristo

Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Generosos Toro

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“A silky, smooth wrapper that's lightly soft to touch, and with four short veins.” -Stefan (Stefan)

Aroma: 90

“Mostly barnyard along the wrapper with a little cocoa present at the foot. Cedar and faint chocolate are noted on the cold draw.” - (McGreggor57)

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First Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“This cigar was easy to light and I initially got some mild spice flavor and earthy notes. I had to relight after a minute or so as it went out. Then about 5 minutes in had to touch up the burn. There was lots of thick creamy smoke.” -Craig (WyldKnyght)

“A mix of black and red pepper quickly gets my attention. Oak, leather and a bit of caramel come through as the spice fades. Halfway into the third, the flavors really settle in to a nice earthy profile.” - (McGreggor57)

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Second Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The complexity picked up a bit and added a walnut characteristic to the leather and cedar. These all played together nicely and formed a cohesive blend that was a great, pleasant smoke.” -Kent (Throck)

“This third continues with an underlying earthiness. A slightly charred oak and leather alternates with some baking spices in the background. The combination of flavors provides some nice interest.” - (McGreggor57)

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Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo |

Final Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“There was not much flavor change during the final third, the same spice, earthy and pepper flavors I previously got.” -Craig (WyldKnyght)

“Black and red pepper returns to both the palate and retrohale. Oak and leather remain in the background as a slightly acrid note develops with the allspice. Not the best way to end a cigar.” - (McGreggor57)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“The draw as near perfect throughout the smoke and did not vary at all. It was definitely a highlight of the cigar.” -Kent (Throck)

Burn: 88

“Ample amounts of smoke production and an even burn were great qualities of this cigar.” -Kent (Throck)

Construction: 88

This cigar was nice and firm no hard or soft spots. The ash was light grey in color and fairly solid.” -Craig (WyldKnyght)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 89

“I really enjoyed this cigar. I thought the flavor profile was brilliant and a harsh flavor never showed itself. The only issue was with the wrapper cracking but this was purely aesthetic and did not hinder my draw. I would enjoy smoking this again in the near future.” -Kent (Throck)

“I really enjoyed the flavors in this cigar. The main issue with this cigar was the fact I had to relight it twice. Definitely would try this one again.” -Craig (WyldKnyght)

“I really enjoyed the early transitions offered by this cigar. The initial spiciness woke up my palate which was then presented with a well balanced profile of earthy flavors. The final third had some nice flavors that were overshadowed by an acrid quality.” - (McGreggor57)

“The first two thirds had too much of a young tobacco harshness for my liking. Fortunately, the smoke did end on a sweet note after all. In fact, the nub was considerably less harsh than the first third.” -Stefan (Stefan)

 

Smoking Time (in minutes): 75

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
Kent Throck) 88 90 92 90 90 97 95 85 92
Craig WyldKnyght) 92 92 90 92 92 95 85 87 90
McGreggor57) 88 90 88 90 85 90 90 90 88
Stefan Stefan) 92 88 85 85 88 90 87 87 85

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Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo | Generosos Toro

Blind Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo |
Appearance
93
Aroma
88
First Third
89
Second Third
91
Final Third
89
Draw
93
Burn
88
Construction
88
Overall Experience
89
89
Total Score - Good