The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
The cigar started fairly average with a profile focused around slightly charred cedar and then a general wood note, mustiness and spice. It maintained that level until the final third when the char increased and some bitterness became present. It’s always fun trying something from a new brand to see what may come about, but with this Solitaro The Hook Toro, it was a fairly average experience that ended on a bit of a down note. I don’t see myself returning this cigar, but would be interested to see what future releases may come from the brand.