Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man ToroCigar Info

The Traveling Man is made in Nicaragua at the Plasencia Factory. It is sold in boxes of 20 and 5-packs. The blend uses a Sumatra wrapper and is described as medium.

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.

It comes in 4 vitolas: Gran Toro 6 x 60, Toro, 6 x 54, Torpedo 6 x 52 Robusto 5 x 52.

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man ToroVital Stats:

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Sumatra Indonesia
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Arapiraca, Habano Jalapa, Habano Ometepe, Dominican
Factory: Plasencia S.A.
Blender: David Blanco
Number of reviewers: 5 Mickey T. (irratebass) John I. (John I.) John A. (Bostoneo) Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Dave W. (mdwest)
Price: $9.40
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: Unknown
Contributed by: Hiram & Solomon Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man ToroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 92

“6×50 or 52 double cap visible seams minimal veins slight tooth on the wrapper. Wrapper is discolored in multipule places bunch is softer than i am accustom to.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Aroma: 90

“On the body I get black cherry, wood with a floral undertone…..it’s quite pleasant. On the foot I get heavy oak mixed with molasses. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro
Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro

First Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“On the cold draw I get the black cherry along with a rye whiskey element which is really interesting. Some really nice black cherry, oak and sweet tobacco flavors right out the gate. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“The tear in the wrapper impacts the smoke a great deal and makes getting a good draw a challenge. The floral notes presented are nice, but difficult to enjoy with the wrapper problem. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro
Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro

“I have to work at this stick a bit to get it drawing. The second half keeps a woodsy profile with pepper but also adds in some unsweetened roasted almond paste, leather and char. Suddenly with an inch of ash, it crumbles and falls all over me, party foul… this signals the end of this third. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“Things get better in the second third the abrasivness is a little more managable, or maybe i am just good at consentrating on other flavors. Its good to be able to enjoy the floral and spice combo. Almost through the second third and the floral leaves so only spice and abrasiveness left.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Final Third

Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Lots of black cherry in this third, and spice has decided to show up now. Still lots of wood, and now some cream has crashed the party. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro
Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro

“Finally, the last third has that all to familiar woodsy background flavor profile. The strength and body have remained medium or medium plus throughout the entirety of the smoke. No other flavors join the woodsiness and a bitter overtime begins to take over the back end signaling the end. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 90

“Almost perfect, a bit on the tighter side.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Burn: 93

“Didnt need any corrections till i was approaching the nub” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Construction: 86

“Excellent construction was fully packed and I really can’t say anything bad about the cigar’s construction.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 86

“This cigar scared me a little with the size (Toro), but as soon as inhaled the flavors on the body and foot I was all in. The cigar didn’t disappoint me either. It was a good 2 hour smoke, that gave me lots of black cherry, oak with some spice and cream on the finish. Would happily try this cigar again, and even in this size again, but I would like to try a corona or robusto. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“This was an unfortunate waste of tobacco. Underfilled, burned way to fast, and was poorly constructed from start to finish.
I think this is an example of cigar makers rushing to add big ring smokes to their offerings without really paying attention to the blends.” –John I. (John I.)

“Overall this was a decent Cigar that would be appropriate for any time of the day regardless of how many you have already had. While not being terribly complex or diverse flavor profile, it did have a good consistent flavor throughout the session. I found it was hard to hold an ash as it consistently wanted to fall into my lap around the 1 inch mark. Smoke it again? Probably. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“In all honesty with the pre cut and cold draw experience i thought this cigar was going to be amazing, boy was i wrong. It wasnt horrible i would actually smoke it again something was just off” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“This probably could have been a much better cigar had I not struggled the entire time trying to manage through the cracked wrapper. I’d be happy to give it another try again in the future and see how it goes with a stick that doesnt have a construction issue. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 101

Reviewer
Apr
Aro
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Const
Ovr
All
Mickey T. 95 90 90 90 90 90 92 95 92
John I. 88 90 83 78 78 75 78 75 78
John A. 95 90 87 88 85 88 95 85 87
Ryan H. 90 92 85 88 85 92 92 90 85
Dave W. 83 88 87 88 87 90 90 83 85

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Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro

Overall Score – 88 – Good

Blind Cigar Review: Hiram & Solomon | Traveling Man Toro
Summary
”Overall this was a decent Cigar that would be appropriate for any time of the day regardless of how many you have already had. While not being terribly complex or diverse flavor profile, it did have a good consistent flavor throughout the session. I found it was hard to hold an ash as it consistently wanted to fall into my lap around the 1 inch mark. Smoke it again? Probably. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Appearance
92
Aroma
90
First Third
88
Second Third
88
Final Third
87
Draw
90
Burn
93
Construction
86
Overall Experience
86
88
Overall Score - Good