Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

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Cigar Details: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

  • Vitola: Toro Extra
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Honduran Connecticut Shade
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Habano and Columbia
  • Factory: Plasencia
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $11.99
  • Release Date: July 2017
  • Source: Developing Palates

John-McTavish

 John McTavish

Pre-light Experience

The Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro has a wrapper with the color of leather brown, with a light tan Warfighter Tobacco Company band. The aroma from the wrapper is saddle leather with light spices underneath. There is light sweet hay in the foot.

First Third

The 5.56 Field starts with sweet powdered cocoa, and light spices. The saddle leather from the aroma enters with rich, sweet cocoa on the retrohale. The spices on the main draw are completely absent from the retrohale which I find surprising. As the 5.56 Field settles in, some dry cedar adds into the complexity. The saddle leather begins to evolve into a very clean finish halfway through the first third.

Second Third

The middle third rolls in with sweet cream, and mild baking spices. Some of the cedar brings intermittent sweetness. The cocoa is still present at a light plus just under medium intensity.

Final Third

Cocoa flavors fall in intensity and the final third starts with char-like sweetness. The 5.56 Field takes on flavors of dry hay and cedar as the cocoa continues to fall.

Burn

The burn is wavy through the first third, but self corrects. Ash holds on in 1.5 inch increments. In the second, and final third, the burn is straight and even.

John
Pre
Light
Good
First
Third
Very Good
Second ThirdGood
Final
Third
Average
BurnVery Good
DrawAmazing
OverallGood

Draw

The draw is perfect, with the right amount of minor resistance.

Overall

The overall smoking experience is good, with rich and nuanced flavors. The Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro is enjoyable, even though it doesn’t carry the great complexity from the first two thirds into the last third. It’s a Connecticut Shade cigar that doesn’t feature aggressive spice, or overly intense flavors. The 5.56 Field would be an excellent choice for the mild to medium cigar smoker.

John McTavish

SCORE

7.07

Cost/Point

$1.70

Scoring System

Personal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro
John McTavishPersonal Cigar Review: Warfighter 5.56 Field Toro

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