arlos Toraño Loyal Robusto
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 5″ x 56
Wrapper: Dark Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
Presentation: Boxes of 21 cigars, 5-packs, singles
Location smoked: Office
Paired with: Bitter Lemon
Construction and Overall Appearance: Dark, rustic-looking and somewhat toothy wrapper, nice thick triple cap. Well packed.
Pre-light flavor: Flavors of toffee and mocha-java. Similar to a Padrón.
Toasting & Light: Toasted and lit easily and quickly. Lots of smoke emanating through the head.
Base flavors: Earthy, nutty, notes of mocha java and cream
Retrohale: Smooth, not too peppery.
Aroma: Excellent. Sweet and spicy.
Burn / Ash Quality: Decent burn. Firm, zebra striped ash. Burn was a bit off-center for most of the smoke, but not enough to prompt touching-up.
Balance of flavors: Very impressive.
General Observations: Like the band logo which looks like it should be on a 50’s- vintage car. Very well balanced. Thick and creamy like a good milkshake. At midpoint, the smoke became much richer in flavor. Somewhat darker, yet I picked up notes nutmeg, brown sugar, and cream on the finish. When the burn started to leave some leaf behind, it always burned off quickly.
Summary: Another excellent blend from The Toraño Family. Right in my wheelhouse, too. Medium-bodied, full-flavored, and impressively complex with just the right amount of sweetness augmented with subtle notes of sweet spice. A very enjoyable cigar. So flavorful, I smoked it down to almost half an inch. Highly recommended!