Team Cigar Review: Camacho Coyolar Super Toro

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Cigar Details: Camacho Coyolar Super Toro

  • Vitola: Toro
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country of Origin: Honduras
  • Wrapper: Honduras
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Filler: Honduras
  • Factory: Diadema
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $9.00
  • Release Date: April 2018
  • Source: Camacho

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper is on the darker side of medium brown. There are a couple of really prominent and raised veins on one side of the cigar. The seams are pretty easily visible and the head is finished off with a very well applied triple cap. There are two bands, the first being the traditional long company band in gray on black and a foot band that has a red triangle on a black background. The aroma from the wrapper is damp wood and pepper while the foot brings leather and natural tobacco sweetness. The pre-light draw is a very light wood and mild white pepper that also coats my lips and tongue.

Pre-light Experience

The Camacho Coyolar Super Toro has a dark natural wrapper and it is a wrapper that sports a number of veins. The cap is applied fairly well and the cigar is firm throughout. The texture is slightly oily and you can feel the texture of the veins. Appearance wise, it is not spectacular, but that doesn’t have any impact on how the cigar smoked and what it offers. The wrapper is giving off faint notes of cocoa powder and it is paired with woody and subtle earth notes. The foot is showing a lot more strength, you can pick up the strong tobacco notes and it is paired with some pepper, spices, espresso beans, chocolate and rich earth.

Pre-light Experience

The Camacho Coyolar Super Toro has a darker medium brown wrapper with the feel of very refined sand paper. Veins are well pressed, seams tight, bunch and roll even and head finished off with a well applied triple cap. Nosing the wrapper gives white pepper, cedar and faint barnyard. Aromas from the foot give stronger white pepper presence, cedar and nuts. Cold draw gives cedar, hay and dried nuts.

First Third

The cigar begins with quite a blast of black and red pepper. After a few draws, things mellow slightly allowing some wood to become detectable. At a half inch in, the wood is now pretty even with the pepper which is now just a crushed red pepper note. At an inch in, the red pepper has mellowed even more. The retrohale is also a mix of wood and slightly fuller red pepper. At an inch and a half, the wood is up front with a mellow red pepper in the background that has a long finish. As the third comes to a close, a light creaminess joins the profile which adds a nice dimension. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.

First Third

The first third opens up by delivering a great bit of spice and pepper notes. I am picking up both red and black pepper, and you can feel the strong tobacco in the blend. There are some dry earth notes present as well and it has a nice barnyard finish, showing some wood and hay. It is not an overly complicated flavor profile, but there are a good number of flavors present for it being so strong. It is a full body and strength cigar, and the flavors are full as well. The construction thus far has been on point and it is producing an even burn line with a nice charcoal colored ash.

First Third

The first third’s main flavor notes consists of assertive black pepper spice, especially sitting on the rear palate and cardboard/burning paper. More subtle notes of dried nuts are present along with dry wood. Retrohaling brings life to the profile as there is more intense black pepper and dried nuts present. The finish consists of dry wood and the aforementioned black pepper on the rear palate. Strength and body is medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the wood gains a very slight char while the cream and red pepper remain in the background. At a half inch in, a slight metallic note becomes present which also arrives on the retrohale. The metallic note leaves as quickly as it appeared. At an inch in, the red pepper is now very faint while the slightly charred wood is up front and a small amount of cream is in the background. The retrohale consists of wood and a toasty bread note. As the third comes to a close, some mustiness has joined the wood while the cream and red pepper have left the profile. The strength in this third remained at slightly above medium.

Second Third

As I enter the second third of the cigar, I find that the strength level really picks up. WIth that, the flavors are fuller and darker. I am picking up some metallic qualities in this third and they are pairing with the strong tobacco, spice and pepper notes. There are touches of wood present and with that some meaty and espresso bean qualities. There is a strong smoky quality present as well, and it goes well with the wood and meat flavors. As before, the cigar is full in body and strength and the same goes for flavors. The construction remains solid as well and the cigar is producing a solid charcoal ash with a nice burn line.

Second Third

The second third opens up the flavor profile such that there’s less of the cardboard/burning paper note and more so of dried nuts and black pepper. The black pepper no longer sits on the rear palate on the finish. The finish is now mainly just an overall dry wood and black pepper formula. Strength is leaning towards medium-full while body stays medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the mustiness increases to be slightly ahead of the wood and there is a slight bitterness in the background. At three quarters of an inch in, the musty wood is what the profile consists of as the bitterness has gone away. The retrohale is now an aged wood note with a slight amount of mustiness. The musty wood note maintains itself for the remainder of the cigar. The strength in this third bumped up to medium-full.

Final Third

When I get into the final third of the cigar, I find that the flavor profile is very similar to that of the second third. Strong metallic and wood notes dominate the cigar and they are paired with the pepper, spice and espresso bean notes as well. It is not overly complex, but there is a flavor profile present that plays off of the strength and body of the cigar that makes for an enjoyable experience. All qualities are full. As before, the construction remains top notch in the final third and the draw is perfect as well. The finish is cool and it smokes well to the nub.

Final Third

The last third shows the profile continuously opening up. Flavors now consists of black pepper, dried nuts, semi-sweet chocolate and cherry like stone fruit. Retrohaling still shows more intense black pepper and dried nuts. The finish is primarily dry wood with black pepper now lost. Strength finishes a tad above medium and body medium.

Burn

The burn was pretty sharp the entire way. There were a couple of instances where I needed to do a touch-up to keep the cigar lit and one instance where I had to do a complete re-light. The ash held on in near two inch increments.

Burn

From start to finish the cigar smoked well, producing an even burn line with a charcoal ash on the end. I didn’t have to re-light or touch-up the cigar and with those factors, it presented no problems and smoked well.

Burn

Burn performance was very good. The only downside was a fairly major touch-up within the second third. Other than that, burning temperature was cool, solid 1.5 inch ash marks, good smoke production and relatively sharp burn line.

Draw

The draw started out a bit tighter than I prefer and tightened up a bit more throughout the smoking experience.

Overall

The cigar started out with a lot of black and red pepper and then settled down into a wood and red pepper profile. Mustiness joined in during the second third to go along with the wood and pretty much maintained that profile the rest of the way. The construction was fair as the draw was tight and the cigar didn’t want to stay lit at some points. The strength is fairly high, so those that are averse to strength may want to steer away from this. For me, the flavor profile was a bit too mundane to maintain my attention and this is a cigar that I probably wouldn’t be looking to revisit in the near future.

Draw

The draw was perfect from start to finish, slightly snug throughout and that helped concentrate the smoke and show the flavors and strength of the cigar. I feel that if the draw was too loose on the cigar you would miss a lot, but fortunately I was able to get a nice bit of flavors and strength with the draw.

Overall

Overall, the Camacho Coyolar Super Toro is an enjoyable cigar and one that I would come back to when I want a strong cigar with some solid flavors. It is not overly complex, flavors are not the focus in this cigar, but the flavors present pair well with the strength and body of the cigar. In remembering how the original Coyolar smoked, I would say this cigar is not as strong as that but it has more flavors than the original. Of all the Camacho offerings that have been re-released/modified since Davidoff took over, this is the closest to what the old Camacho Coyolar smoked like. A solid cigar that will do well with the old Camacho fans that loved the strong Honduran smokes.

Draw

Draw performance was also very good. A tad loose for my liking but the cigar never heated up.

Overall

The Camacho Coyolar Super Toro is a slow starter and a strong finisher. To be completely honest, the first third’s main notes of assertive black pepper and cardboard/burning paper is simply not that good. Luckily, as the cigar progressed, the flavors opened up such that it was an overall enjoyable experience. Couple that with being a well constructed cigar, this is worth picking up one or two to try.

Aaron
Seth
Jiunn
GoodPre
Light
AveragePre
Light
Good
GoodFirst
Third
AverageFirst
Third
Average
AverageSecond ThirdGoodSecond ThirdGood
AverageFinal
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GoodFinal
Third
Good
GoodBurnVery GoodBurnVery Good
GoodDrawVery GoodDrawVery Good
AverageOverallAverageOverallGood

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.60

Cost/Point

$1.61

Scoring System

Seth Geise

SCORE

6.20

Cost/Point

$1.45

Scoring System

Jiunn Liu

SCORE

6.57

Cost/Point

$1.37

Scoring System

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