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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Camacho Liberty 2005 Throwback
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jason (jharrisx5)
93
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Vendor sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Camacho Liberty 2005 Throwback.  This critique has been generously sponsored by David of Cigarsatyourprice.com.  Special thanks goes out to Dave for providing the sticks and wescat (Kevin) for coordinating this!

The 2018 Liberty is being marketed as a "throwback" to the 2005 Liberty using the same blend as the 2005 Liberty.  All of the Camacho Liberty Series cigars boast a complex blend of their rarest and finest tobaccos, with each year's version providing its own special twist. Handcrafted and extremely limited in supply, only 2,000 boxes of this entry into Camacho's Brotherhood Series are made each year. The Liberty series is sold in boxes of 20, with each cigar packaged in its own individual coffin.

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Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
54
Country Manufactured:
Honduras
Filler:
Honduras
Binder:
Honduras
Wrapper:
Honduras
Color:
Maduro
Strength:
Full
Shape:
Figurado

This cigar was enjoyed with Smash Ale Homebrew (yum!)

Pre-Light: 19 Points of 20 Possible

This is one handsome cigar.  Upon initial inspection the cigar is sporting a dark brown wrapper leaf that is glistening with oil and has a bit of the worn and weathered look that makes a leather jacket look so classic.  There are a few veins that add to the rustic look and the classic liberty shape.  The aroma is floral compost that makes the sides  of my jaws ache in anticipation.  From head to foot the cigar is well packed and firm.  Upon close inspection the wrapper and cap are nearly perfectly applied with tight and even seams.


Light & Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

This sample was really nice to smoke in regard to the burn.  It fell just short of a razor sharp burn but was nearly perfect and needed no attention or touch ups.  Additionally, I had no issues with the cigar remaining lit and didn't touch my lighter after first lighting up.  The smoke output on my sample was particularly rewarding as the smoke was heavy and thick, coating  my palate with rich aromatic smoke that left me with a long finish.  The still summer air, coupled with the thick smoke had me blowing smoke rings that rivaled Gandalf and were a lot of fun.

The ash on this sample was alternating light and dark gray and held to the halfway point before I elected to tap it off and save my lap from an unplanned dusting.

Construction: 29 Points of 30 Possible

I elected to punch the cap on this sample and was rewarded with a cleanly cut cap that allowed me to experience a wonderful draw that was slightly resistant and promised to make it easy to control the rate of burn and temperature of the smoke.  Throughout the smoke this promise proved true as the draw remained precisely as I prefer... Like a nice thick milkshake drawn through a large straw.  For the duration of the smoke the wrapper and cap behaved perfectly with no unraveling and no problems whatsoever.

Flavor: 32 Points of 35 Possible

Pre light the flavors are leathery and hint at rich tobacco and compost.  Upon lighting the initial flavors are very leathery with a slight salt tang.  Through the nose the smoke is moderately peppery and serves to enhance the salt hints I'm getting on my palate.

The second portion of this cigar remained consistent in flavor but ramped up slightly in power.  Through the nose the smoke picked up slightly in pepper intensity but remained in my wheelhouse, allowing me to enjoy a retrohale every other puff.

As I enter the final portion I notice my first real shift in flavors.  The leather intensifies significantly along with a clear black coffee note... Not creamy like espresso but like a good, strong French roast.  On the back of my palate, as the coffee fades I can detect an exotic spice that is slightly reminiscent of curry.  Through the nose the smoke remains peppery but as the pepper fades I'm  left with a distinct floral scent that is really pleasant.  My palate is clean and fresh as the smoke fades and I'm pleased to note that I'm not spitting as  I commonly do when smoking a stronger cigar.

Summary

I'll preface my conclusion with an admission... I'm a big fan of the Camacho Liberty line of cigars.  As a result I look forward to the annual release and eagerly await the lighting of my first one.  In fact, I've smoked at least one of every year and vitola released since the line began in 2002.  That being said, not every year has impressed, with some being just beyond mediocre and others being practically life changing...lol.

This sample, I'm pleased to say, is one of the latter for me.  The depth of flavor, and the excellent  construction are prime examples of what the rest of the industry should strive to achieve.  This is a cigar that will challenge the new smoker somewhat with its strength and depth, but will not drive them  away.  Additionally, this is a cigar that will keep the veteran interested with just enough strength and shift of flavor to remain interesting from beginning to end.  Quite possibly the best addition to the line in years, this is something I will savor on special occasions and will not hesitate to recommend to those eager to branch out.

Thank you, very much, for selecting me to review this excellent cigar...I'm already looking forward to my next one!



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