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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Dreams of Cuba Premium Toro Gordo
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Murphy223
75
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member bstessl (Brian).  This particular round was run as a blind review.  Each member received the exact same stick and none of them knew what it was.  The actual stick that was reviewed was the Dreams of Cuba Premium Toro Gordo.

Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
60
Country Manufactured:
United States
Filler:
Dominican Republic
Honduras
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Connecticut Shade
Color:
Claro
Strength:
Mild-Medium
Shape:
Toro Gordo

Pre-Light: 20 Points of 20 Possible

To me, this thing was a cannon.  Much larger than my normal smokes.  Since it's a blind test, I don't have exact specs but think it had a larger ring gauge than I am used to.  Very light and smooth wrapper.


Light & Burn: 10 Points of 15 Possible

I toasted it and I was on my way.  The draw was great for the 1st third but tightened up slightly.  There were multiple times I needed  to take a double draw to keep it going. The cigar  had a nice light grey ash that held for about an inch at a time before falling off.

Construction: 30 Points of 30 Possible

This cigar, while larger was very light.  The wrapper and the cap were neatly rolled. I clipped the cap using a Cuban Crafter's cutter and as usual, provided the perfect cut.
The cigar had a very smooth, silky feel to the wrapper and pre-light draw had a scents of general tobacco with hints of hay.


Flavor: 15 Points of 35 Possible

The initial draws of this cigar did not provide any complex notes.  Just a light, creamy flavor with slight hints of white pepper.

The flavor didn't change much throughout the second and final third.  To me it was pretty one dimensional. Nothing special but not quite a yardgar either. Smooth, creamy and lightly peppery at times.   I would say this was a light to medium bodied


Summary

First off I want to thank the Brian (bstessl) for sponsoring and allowing me to review this cigar.  

Having never done a true Blind Review, I was excited for this as I had nothing to "sway" my thoughts. Unfortunately, I have no idea what it is so listed as a Camacho based on size alone.   It reminded me more of a Perdomo Fresco

Overall, the cigar was not bad but it also wasn't great.  It was simply a solid smoke but limited on complexity.

I would be curious to try again to see if my thoughts differ by knowing what it is.  




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