Carlos Torano Virtuoso


10-15-07 Been in humi since 7-19-07

Carlos Torano Virtuoso Encore

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun-Grown

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Panama.


This cigar has a dark wrapper that has a fair amount of sheen to it. There are also to dominant veins on either side of the cigar. It has a rich smell to it. The lick on the capis very light and has a slightly woody taste to it. Think Birch.


The draw test shows that the draw is a bit on the easy side. IT isn’t to the point of annoyance though. The unlit draw has a very classic tobacco taste to it.


Once lit a woody espresso taste is present. There is a spice on the finish that has hints of black pepper. While the smoke is in the mouth there is a birchy/cola taste. When exhaled, a coffee and black pepper flavor comes out. The finish is long, almost too long.


An inch or so in the ash is holding on strong and the burn is even. A note of harshness has developed. I have had this cigar before and have never tasted this in any of them. I will now make an effort to slow down even more. It tastes like it is burning hot/dry.


Once slowed/cooled, a sweeter chocolaty flavor seems to come out and the harshness is pretty much gone.


The cigar builds a bit to the mid point where it picks up a bit of a tang.


Towards the end of the cigar the coffee and black pepper warms a bit and becomes stronger. The aftertaste is now stronger than the initial taste. Its time to stop smoking this one…


Burn: 10

Draw: 8

Taste: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Construction: 10

Appearance: 8

Feel: 7


Overall: 8.4


~ by kuzi16 on January 20, 2012.

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