The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
The cigar began with spicy cedar and a light cocoa powder. Some mustiness and dry earth joined as the cocoa powder dropped out. The second third saw some char join in. In the final third, the char increased for a time and the cedar took on a young note. Construction was very good and strength was medium the whole way. The Quorum Maduro Toro started with a fairly average flavor profile, but by the second third, when the char joined, the profile became subpar and maintained that level the rest of the way. This is about what you can expect from a sub $3 cigar most times. A subpar flavor profile, but the great construction helps out a bit. The very definition of a yard gar that you can smoke while doing other things and not worry about it. Be aware of the flaky ash, as it will get all over. Not the type of cigar that I gravitate towards, but there’s a time and place for it.