Carlos Torano 1916 Robusto Review
I am back with a review of the Torano 1916 cameroon cigar.
I removed it from the cedar sheath and found that the cameroon wrapper is a beautiful chocolate brown with only a couple of medium sized veins.
The construction is nice – evenly packed and the slightest bit spongy.
I chose to cut this cigar and the draw was a little stiff. After being cut and mouthed a bit, the wrapper at the head became loose, but never completely unraveled.
It has a very nice smell, lots of cedar with some peppermint. Soft smelling, but smells good.
I lit it up and found the draw to be manageable, but tight. The first third’s medium body smoke was exceptionally smooth and creamy. It produced an overall flavor that I would liken to chicken broth.
The second third really got interesting – the 1916 produced tons of medium/full body smoke. The second third was dominated by a toasty and earthy core with a buttery pepper finish. I also tasted some vanilla in there.
The final third really kicked it up a notch to full body. It still had the buttery and toasty flavor, but it developed a very spicy pepper finish.
Overall, this is a good cigar. The construction was good with an even burn and lots of smoke. The flavor was not complex, but far from dull. It was not so powerful a cigar that it would knock anyone off of their toes, but it did reach full body strength by the time the final third rolled in. I think most would enjoy this cigar.
Flavor and Taste: 16/20
Would I buy a Box: 4/5