Cigar review : This is my first review of 2019 . Was attempting to push the review out almost 2 weeks ago but that failed to happen, OK, lets focus now on the present.
Camacho cigars were a favorite of mine when you needed lots of grit to smoke one. If you survived the cigar, it made you a better person. Since then Camacho has made many incarnations so let’s see this one stacks up. As always how and where I received the cigar does not impact my subjective judgment. Please smoke the cigar and make your own opinion.
Brand/Name of Cigar: Camacho/ Corojo
Country of Origin: Honduras
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Original Corojo
Binder: Original Corojo
Filler: Original Corojo
Price: Part of a sampler package I purchased from Holt’s Cigars.
Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles, Ca. Jan. 6, 2019
Appearance/Construction: A very dark brown wrapper which gives the smoke a bold look. It is firm, oily and showing a fair amount of veins. Not the best looking cigar I have ever seen but the look means very little to me in that aspect. The large, red cigar band seems to be the latest look for Camacho. The color of the band, I think does not indicate the strength of the cigar.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First Third: My taste buds opened up with a maple, molasses mix with a back flavor of pepper. This gave it a good opening salvo but the expectation for me would be more power. That still might happen though.
Second Third: The path pretty much stayed the same but spice/pepper was starting to make more of a show. The cigar was not killing me which for most of the world, is a good way to smoke.
Final Third: Still a good cigar but if you expected more pepper , it will not happen. The cigar was sitting in my humidor for over 6 months, so it did receive plenty of time to develop more of a kick.
Smoking Characteristics: The cigar did have a slightly uneven burn but stayed lit throughout the 1 hour and 15 minutes it took to smoke. A medium grey ash was part of the picture.
Conclusion/Overall Impression: This in real terms was a medium blend and very smokeable. It gave me a satisfactory experience, a cigar to consider for most.
Final thoughts and the numbers: This was a good cigar to re familiarize myself with the Camacho brand. Nothing wrong with the cigar so it was worth smoking. If you want a no holds barred smoke, this is not it.
Appearance/Construction: 3.5 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 3.7 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 3.5 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 3.56 out of 5