Old Henry | Toro Blind Man's Puff
Old Henry | Toro

Vital Stats:

Length: 6″ 
Ring Gauge: 52 
Country of Origin: Nicaragua 

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.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan  
Binder: Nicaragua 
Filler: Nicaragua 
Factory: Cigars El Rey de los Habanos 
Number of reviewers: 5 —  (NavyPiper) (B-daddy) (lilninjabuddy) (Dubv23) (Sp@rky426)
Price: $4.00 
Contributed by: Ron (shuckins)

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“It's a rather large stick. Solid in the hand. Light brown, leathery appearance. Wrapper has a very light sheen. Some small veins. Seams are flat and nearly invisible.” – (lilninjabuddy)
“This was a good looking cigar.  The wrapper color was consistent, the veins were unintrusive and there was a little tooth for character.  On top of all that, there was a neatly applied triple cap.” – (Dubv23)

Aroma: 90

Blind cigar review Old Henry | Toro initial impressions
“I didn't pick up much aroma outside of a faint scent of tobacco and very light spice.” – (Dubv23)
“The smells of chocolate and sweet tobacco overwhelm.” – (Sp@rky426)

Construction: 92

“Construction looked great. Straight with no deviations, nice smooth rounded cap, firm to the touch but not over firm. No soft spots, very minimal veins and smooth seams.” – (NavyPiper)

First Third

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

“Lots of thick rich smoke.  Rich tobacco flavor on the draw; pepper and other spice on the loooong finish.  Leather and mild wood flavors appear.  The leather hangs on through the finish, accompanying the spice.  A nice flavor profile.” – (B-daddy)
Blind cigar review Old Henry | Toro First Third
“This ones starts out with some favorable medium body flavor.  No single flavor stands out but it is an array of pleasing coffee, spice and leather.  They meshed well, never really distinguished themselves and it was pretty one dimensional the entire first third.” – (Dubv23)

Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Entering the second third, the pepper has disappeared and the primary flavor is a creamy sweetness and a light chocolate, like cooled hot cocoa, with a hint of African roast coffee. It's actually a lot like a flavored coffee powder mix. Remember Maxwell House International Cafe Powdermix? Like that. A little bit of dry wood appears for a brief period and then disappears again. So far, the cigar has remained quite enjoyable, but fairly one dimensional. It's not that the flavors need to be stronger per se, just more vibrant. They're somewhat muddled or watered down.” – (lilninjabuddy)
Blind cigar review Old Henry | Toro Second Third
“I start getting coffee notes at the beginning of the second third.  Primarily getting it on the finish and retrohale at first, then I start getting it in the draw.  It's a nice addition/evolution of the flavor profile.  The smoke gets richer in the second third, almost a little oily.  I'm also getting a little sweetness on the draw. Pairs well with the dry leather, coffee and spice of the finish.  Nice.” – (B-daddy)

Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Didn't detect any changes in this third from the previous third. Pretty straight up smoky tobacco, no surprises, very consistent throughout this third. Started getting pretty hot towards the end.” – (NavyPiper)
“Cigar produces a touch of bitterness at the start of the final third.  One easy purge gets rid of it.  Back to the rich core flavors (leather and tobacco) on the draw, with black coffee and spice on the finish.  It maintains this flavor profile through the end.” – (B-daddy)
“The final third retained the same flavor mixture of coffee, leather and spice but showed the fatigue from the smoking experience and started to show a slight edge to the profile.  It wasn't harsh but more hot causing the flavors to enhance in their intensity.” – (Dubv23)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“For me the draw was perfect, not too hard, not too soft. I know I sound like the 3 Bears story, but I'm pretty fussy when it comes to the draw, and this was just right.” – (NavyPiper)
“Nice smooth draw with plenty of creamy smoke.”- (Sp@rky426)

Burn: 91

“Burn line was a bit wavy, but remained even, and never wandered. The smoking was excellent, it never got hot or harsh, and there were no other burn issues. Ash held for two inches at a time.” – (lilninjabuddy)
“The burn line left was clean but waved off course frequently but only required one touch up and no relights.” – (Dubv23)

Overall Experience: 89
Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body: Medium-Full

“Overall, a fairly mild cigar, consistent in flavor, no surprises, or changes. Mild morning cigar perhaps…” – (NavyPiper)
“I enjoyed this cigar.  Some nice complexity and evolution of the flavors through the first two thirds.  Last third was good but I was hoping for even further development.  Overall a very good cigar.  Thanks for the nice Fathers' Day smoke.” – (B-daddy)
“Overall I give this stick an 89. Well constructed, great burn and very consistent. The only problem was that it was consistently unremarkable. Pleasant the whole way through, no doubt, but nothing stood out. Recommended for those who prefer light-to-medium body and flavor. If it's inexpensive, it would make a fantastic stick to hand out to new smokers, as it's smooth and pleasant qualities make for a subtle and gentle introduction into the world of cigars.” – (lilninjabuddy)
“Overall a good cigar.  The flavors were pleasant but one dimensional.  I never had a single flavor really stand out or switch up.  But the core mesh of coffee, spice and leather was decent.  The construction complimented the flavors a lot and added to the experience with a great draw, decent burn and good smoke output. This cigar could be a great every day burner as long as the price is right and they are consistent.” – (Dubv23)
“Despite the bitterness picking up in second half, the cigar had a lot of potential.” – (Sp@rky426)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 78

Total Score: 90

Link to full scores and notes: Full Notes