Blind Cigar Review: Pantheon | Solaris Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Pantheon | Solaris Toro

Cigar Info –

is a Roman-themed cigar line only available at Famous Smoke blended . comes in three blends Infernos (Broadleaf Maduro), Imperator (), and (Connecticut). We reviewed the Pantheon Infernos a few months ago and gave it a 91.

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.

uses Shade wrapper, NIcaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo fillers. All of the line comes in Famous’s Humijar containers that are great for reusing and seal well.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper:
Binder:
Filler:
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de S.A.
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 () (Eulogy) (irratebass) (Bostoneo)
Price: $6.25
Age: 3 Years
Release Date: 2017
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 89

in shape with a light brown wrapper that appears smooth to the touch with plenty of visible seams, and minimal veins.” – (irratebass)

Aroma: 92

“There’s a nice amount of baking spice, nuttiness, and brown sugar sweetness from the pre-draw. I find a slightly more earthiness from the foot but it’s similar to the pre-draw. ” – (Eulogy)

First Third
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First Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Toasted marshmallow, perfume-like sweetness, and peppered cream start the review in a medium-bodied fashion. I must note that the draw of this cigar is quite enjoyable, a tiny bit on the loose side, but almost spot-on for what I enjoy. As the cigar burns down, a pleasant and more balanced profile emerges. Medium profiled notes of earth, cedar, and peppered cream work harmoniously to create an enjoyable experience. A little bit of char rears its head every once in a while, which I am not a fan of, however, it doesn’t affect the experience too much. Near the end of this third, the earth intensity pops up a notch into a moss-like an aftertaste from the aforementioned profile.” – (Bostoneo)

“Start with a positive since it’s a new year. The smoke output is amazing. Wisps of smoke cascade off the wrapper as I hold it and the draw is just about perfect. The flavors are very earthy but in a sort of paper bag sort of way. There’s a nice amount of baking spice and red pepper heat to finish the profile though. ” – (Eulogy)

Second Third
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Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Strength getting lighter. Wood still the main attraction with cream and ground pepper doing what they can. The profile is very balanced and smooth. Burn and draw have been awesome.” – ()

“The walnut flavor is all but gone now, and cream is taking over. ” – (irratebass)

Final Third

Final Third
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Flavor: 90
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Cream is still the showrunner here, but there are elements of bread and some roasted peanuts. The cigar is teetering on a full mild cigar now, it’s very smooth and very good. ” – (irratebass)

“Still a lot of brown paper bag notes. The pepper and baking spice notes have picked up at the end as well but there’s nothing to really make me stand up and say wow. ” – (Eulogy)

Overall Impressions –

Draw: 94

“Probably the highlight of the experience. Just the right amount of resistance with an ample amount of creamy smoke. ” – (Eulogy)

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Burn: 96

“Burn was perfect, seriously not one relight or touch up.” – (irratebass)

Construction: 93

“The roll was good, the triple cap was well applied, no soft spots I could feel prelight. It looks and feels like a well-made cigar. ” – (Eulogy)

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

“Great cigar. Boxable and a good start of the day smoke, very light mild but also flavorful.” – ()

“It is a solid smoke in terms of how it smokes. The burn and smoke output were excellent as well as the draw. I just couldn’t get behind the brown paper bag flavor that was pervasive through most of the smoke.” – (Eulogy)

“This cigar started out typical with mild to medium in strength with mostly walnuts in the flavor department. As the cigar progressed the strength went down to a mild, and cream with roasted peanuts and hints of bread really took over. The second third was the best part of this cigar, but I’m happy to say those flavors continued until the end. I nubbed this cigar with about an inch to go. Definitely a great cigar, and that I feel is box worthy.” – (irratebass)

“This cigar started out just fantastic, but then once I got halfway it devolved into something less desirable. The burn and construction were spot on and didn’t have one issue at all with these two attributes. Overall, it was a decent “half-cigar” smoke and I do not see myself buying more if this anomaly in flavor continuously occurs. Try it out maybe before deep diving into a box.” – (Bostoneo)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 86

Reviewer NameAppearanceAroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
 889290909093958590
 909290929095939090
 90858588908810010097
 959090887895979588

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Summary
"This cigar started out typical with mild to medium in strength with mostly walnuts in the flavor department. As the cigar progressed the strength went down to a mild, and cream with roasted peanuts and hints of bread really took over. The second third was the best part of this cigar, but I'm happy to say those flavors continued until the end. I nubbed this cigar with about an inch to go. Definitely a great cigar, and that I feel is box worthy." - (irratebass)
Appearance
89
Aroma
92
First Third
90
Second Third
88
Final Third
90
Draw
94
Burn
96
Construction
93
Overall Experience
89
91
Very Good

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