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Cigar review: Camacho American Barrel Aged Master Built Series

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Camacho cigars have evolved in their market and  made changes in marketing, blends and tastes. The old-time Camacho was a strong stick while well made , had limited appeal. The cigar in question today  is a somewhat new take and has been out for about 2 years. I believe I received this from Cigars.city.com. but it’s been in my humidor for at least one year. As always, how and where I received the smoke does not impact my impartial viewpoint.

I reviewed this blend  last year but since I have had this smoke in my humidor for a spell, it’s fair to give it another shot.

Brand/ Name of Cigar:

Camacho/ American Barrel Aged Master Built Series

Country of Origin: United States

Size: 6 x 50

Wrapper: American Broadleaf

Binder: American Broadleaf

Filler: American Broadleaf, Pennsylvania Broadleaf, Barrel Aged Corojo

Shape: Toro

Price: Goes for about $11.00 single

Where and When Smoked: 7/31/17, Los Angeles

Appearance/ Construction:

This cigar looks so good, it is almost too pretty to smoke. The solid looking brown wrapper is set off by dual bands that make the wrapper look even better. Tiny veins barely visible.  Texture is smooth, oily and very studly looking.

Flavor/Taste and Aroma:

The first third was dominated by a combo of bourbon, nuts, chocolate and a slight taste of honey. Medium profile with no harshness , but not very complex either. I thought I would get some spice but it did not happen in the first third.

Smoking Characteristics:

Very even burn, light grey ash , a cool smoking cigar with no relight. Steady with a nice flow to the smoke. Took about an hour to finish.

The second third and the finish were almost identical with the tail end finally bringing in  some spice/pepper. Overall the cigar was a good choice for a Sunday afternoon but not as complex as I thought it would be.

Conclusion/Overall Impression:

No powerhouse but not a lightweight either. It was a consistent pleasure vehicle but I wanted some engine rev.

Final Thoughts and the numbers:

Maybe I was thinking about the old line Camacho when I smoked this one. Not fair perhaps but wanted some edge and did not get it. At $11.00 a stick , a bit on the high side. Needed more octane for the ride. You can buy this for a good smoke but don’t get too excited because it won’t happen.

Appearance/Construction: 4.2 out of 5

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 3.5 out of 5

Smoking Characteristics: 3.5 out of 5

Conclusion/Overall Impression: 3.8 out 5

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