Thursday, July 14, 2011

IPCPR 2011 Pre-Release Review - Torano "Loyal" Robusto

Torano "Loyal" Robusto - 5 X 56. Wrapper - Sumatra seed grown in Ecuador, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua and Dominican Piloto Cubano. Medium bodied.

Initial lighting taste - Woody and nutty.

First third - Woody, nutty, spicy with a smooth creaminess emerging towards the end of the first third of the cigar.

Second third - The woody and nutty flavors continue in the forefront, but now the creaminess is more prevalent and takes on a sweet quality with an underlying spiciness. Very smooth and well balanced.

Last third - Woodiness continues with the nutty flavor, sweet creaminess and the underlying spice. Long smooth finish of a creamy woodiness.

Construction - is perfect as I have come to expect with all Torano products. The wrapper is a light brown smooth color with a couple of small veins visible. Burn was sharp with a strong, light gray solid ash that did not want to fall off. Draw was perfect with plenty of billowy smoke.

An excellent cigar with a very complex and balanced profile. I particularly enjoyed the nut and sweet cream balanced with the other flavors. This cigar is super smooth and perfect for after a moderate meal. MSRP for this size is a very consumer friendly $4.95 and at that price point along with the flavor profile, I will now be a "Loyal" fan. IPCPR 2011 - Torano is in the house! Highly recommend.

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