First, looking at the overall score, both the Toro and Corona received a rating of subpar. The Toro edged out the Corona by a negligible 0.13 points. This was entirely attributed to the burn and draw. The Toro had a perfect draw, offset by a touch-up re-light within the last third giving the burn a subpar rating. This is contrasted by the Corona having a good rating on both burn and draw. This was surprising, as typically the My Father factory has no issues on construction.
Second, and most important, is the flavor experience. These two vitolas cannot be more different from each other. The Toro was more of the typical Connecticut flavor profile giving mild strength and body notes of sweet cream, bread, charred wood and minerality. The Corona, on the other hand, was the angry brother, giving substantially fuller strength and body notes of heavy palate sticking white pepper spice, hay, cedar and bread. The cigar was so different that I can’t even call it a Connecticut cigar. The hybrid Connecticut wrapper leaf really shines given the smaller platform (assuming binder and filler leaves are the same for both vitolas).
All in all, I preferred the Corona over the Toro because it is such a unique and drastic deviation from the standard mild Connecticut. This is definitely one to further develop one’s palate. But, if you want more of the vanilla mild Connecticut offering, the Toro is the way to go.