Hiram & Solomon Chabal Toro - Blind Cigar Review

Hiram & Solomon Châbal Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

Cigars announced a new line at the beginning 2022, . It was first displayed at the TPE Trade Show. It is produced at the PDR factory, in and comes in only one size, a 6 x 52 . is comes packaged in boxes of 20 cigars, and in keeping with the company's tradition of giving back, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to several Charities.

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.

The blend was created for the MW Donald C. Combs Grand Master of Free and accepted Freemasons for the state of Georgia. CHÂBAL literally translates from Hebrew means to Bind, join together, or Wind Tight and fits theme by joining the Past, Present and future together. The blend for uses an Ecuadorian Criollo Maron wrapper, Indonesian Sumatra binder, and Ligero Leo Reyes, Seco Leo Reyes fillers.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian 99
Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
Filler: , Nicaragua
Factory:
Blender: Undisclosed
Number of reviewers: 4 (maninblack77) (Bill) (Chad Tchad) ()
Price: $14.46
Age: 1 Year
Release Date: October 2021
Contributed by: Cigars

Initial Impressions – Hiram & Solomon Châbal Toro

Appearance: 89

“Very smooth darker caramel color. No seams noted but a very few veins noted.” – (Chad Tchad)

Aroma: 91

“A lot of roasted cashew and dry tobacco notes coming from the foot and the cold draw when I clipped the cap off. Not much else to speak of.” – (maninblack77)

First Third
Chabal – Blind Cigar Review

First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Very light flavors. Light musty notes with strong mineral notes. The flavors really hit the tongue with a stinging sensation. Retrohale comes with a very yeasty dough flavor.” – (Chad Tchad)

“A little blast of red pepper off the light gets things started fast. The draw is slightly open for my tastes, but no performance problems as the smoke is plentiful. Opening notes are red pepper, cashews, cedar, and a little generic sweetness. The flavor is medium and on the brighter slide of the flavor wheel. Smoke is fairly light and brings a lite grittiness to the palate. The ash is bright white.” – (Bill)

Second Third
Chabal – Blind Cigar Review

Second Third

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

“The dominant flavors in the second third are roasted cashews and some slight floral notes. There is a slight caramel note here and there but nothing dominant like in the first third. I was hoping for more balanced flavors but they just weren't really there. Mild in strength and body. The burn is continuing to impress me, especially in this wind.” – (maninblack77)

“Strength begins to pick up in the second third becoming medium, pushing medium plus. The metallic taste is becoming more subtle and a strong buttery toast flavor is taking over, along with hints of citrus fruit.” – ()

Final Third
Chabal – Blind Cigar Review

Final Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Things pick up a bit heading into the home stretch. There are now leather, and roasted cashews, and the salted caramel come back into play. I'm happy it ended on a high note and not the blandness of the second third. It was a very enjoyable ending to a cigar that performed at a fairly high level.” – (maninblack77)

“Flavors continue with a very Cuban-style smoke. A musty mineral flavor continues to be the main flavor but are starting to decrease and the cigar is becoming slightly flat now. Retrohale the previous very doughy yeast flavor has really faded and now just black pepper.” – (Chad Tchad)

Overall Impressions – Hiram & Solomon Châbal Toro

Draw: 92

“Very easy draw that bordered on almost too open, making it sometimes feel like I had to work to get a good mouthful of smoke.” – ()

Burn: 92

“Burn wobbled a bit occasionally running up a stem, but it always corrected itself and required no relights.” – ()

Construction: 89

“The cigar did feel soft and maybe under-filled to the touch. The draw was tight, but the burn was even. However, the cigar was very fast burning way faster than I would have thought it would be.” – (Chad Tchad)

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

“If the second third had performed like the other two thirds this would have rated higher but overall it was a great medium-bodied smoke that I'd try again if offered to me. The amalgam of flavors, from roasted cashews, leather, and salted caramel really worked well together. Thanks for the chance to smoke this.” – (maninblack77)

“This cigar was fine. No major problems, but also nothing I'm overly excited about. I'd have no qualms about smoking this again, but I'm not running to my tobacconist for more once I know what it is.” – (Bill)

“The smoke reminded me of a Cuban style smoke with musty and mineral flavors with possibly some construction issue with the very fast burn. Retrohale had a doughy yeast flavor. However the final 3rd of the cigar the cigar fell flat and flavors faded.” – (Chad Tchad)

“Overall I did enjoy this blend and would smoke it again. The opening was a bit underwhelming with the pure mineral flavor, but as it warmed up and the toast and roasted nut flavors kicked in it became more enjoyable. The occasional citrus note did add a bit of interest which also helped.” – ()

Smoking Time (in minutes): 82

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Hiram & Solomon Châbal Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Summary
"Overall I did enjoy this blend and would smoke it again. The opening was a bit underwhelming with the pure mineral flavor, but as it warmed up and the toast and roasted nut flavors kicked in it became more enjoyable. The occasional citrus note did add a bit of interest which also helped." - ()
Appearance
89
Aroma
91
First Third
91
Second Third
90
Final Third
89
Draw
92
Burn
92
Construction
89
Overall Experience
89
90
Very Good