Toro Extra

Team Cigar Review: Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition As de Oro

Team Cigar Review: Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition As de Oro

The Casa 1910 Cavalry Edition As de Oro had a nice start with a nice combination of flavors. From the second third on though, the profile was less dynamic and fairly linear and mundane. Paired with the high price point, it's not a cigar that I'd see coming back to all that often.

Personal Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro

Personal Cigar Review: H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro

The H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro had a nice start with a vibrant set of flavors. The second third saw the vibrance wane a fair amount and maintained an average profile from that point on. The price point is attractive, but even with that, the overall smoking experience wasn't one that would bring me back to this cigar with any kind of frequency.

Team Cigar Review: Army of Angel's Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: Army of Angel’s Connecticut Toro

The Army of Angel's Connecticut Toro did a great job of marrying some initially intense spice flavors with other nuances of bread, chocolate, hay, creaminess and wood. There were traditional Connecticut elements of bitterness, hay and tannins throughout so I think there's a lot here to please a wide range of cigar smokers. I would definitely reach for another Army of Angel's Connecticut Toro again.

Personal Cigar Review: CAO Arcana Firewalker

Personal Cigar Review: CAO Arcana Firewalker

The CAO Arcana Firewalker was fairly mundane throughout. It was a basic flavor profile with not much transitioning and was just boring. The strength did build up as the cigar went along and finished at medium-full. I don't see myself coming back to this cigar.

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes

The Illusione Gigantes had a fairly average flavor profile throughout. Just simple flavor components that didn't do anything to elevate the cigar. The price point is fairly attractive for the size, so if you're a fan of larger ring gauges, this could be something to try. It didn't seem to translate the similar blend from the Rothchildes vitola and I'd go to that offering over this one.

Personal Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro

The Rocky Patel Sixty Toro had an average flavor profile throughout with just some slight transitioning to the levels of flavors that were focused around toasted oak, earth and black pepper. This is the second vitola in the line that I've reviewed, and I prefer the Robusto a bit better as it started off on a higher note. I don't really see myself coming back to this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Timeless Ten Years

Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Timeless Ten Years

I really enjoyed the Ferio Tego Timeless Ten Years, and I thought the cigar was balanced while producing lovely flavors. Burn was not great, but that was not an issue. Yes, it would help with the score, but that does not deter me from smoking more. Price might, but not the burn. Again, good transitioning and complexity throughout. Nice depth. Good blend for the company.

Personal Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Yagua 2021

Personal Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Yagua 2021

Overall, the J.C. Newman Yagua 2021 was pretty on par in regards to the enjoyment level as the original release, The flavor profile was a bit different, lacking the sweetness of the original, but still an enjoyable one. The price point is very attractive and I'd be up for coming back to this from time to time.

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer

The review of the RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer was consistent with the sample I smoked years ago before the trade show. The flavors are nuanced, layered and balanced, and deliver engagement through the entire review. I'd happily continue to smoke these on the regular, especially given that the price point is reasonable for a cigar with a Cameroon wrapper.