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My Father Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, December 13, 2011
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My Father Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a very dark chocolate wrapper with a slight oil sheen and tooth, minimal veins, tight seams, firm even construction, triple cap, fairly dense pack and rich tobacco, chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw, good smoke output with medium-full flavors of a deep, oily smooth earth and tobacco with a bit of sweetness and pepper going in to the long finish. The first third shows smooth rich tobacco and pepper flavors, plenty of thick smoke, razor sharp burn dropping the ash at 2″ and a deep long finish. 40 minutes in at the 1/2 way mark flavors were unchanged. Ending at 1:20 the last third proved to still be quite consistant, both with excellent construction and the same smooth flavor profile. Thank you very much to viewer Cesar for providing me with this sample for review, I really appreciate it!

  • JJO

    Hmm, I have a couple of robustos I need to revisit. Nice donation Cesar!

  • fatfish601

    This is just a comment on general principal some of the cigars you review are hard if not impassible to find(el titan di bronz maduro)
    I contacted the mfg but no reply can you give Ideas at where to find some of these cigars?
    much appreciated
    happy holiday

    • Unfortunately yes I know some manufacturers are very bad about distribution, but there’s nothing I can do about it, I don’t have any secret to getting them 🙂 All you can do is ask them, same as I would have to do. It’s unfortunate that some don’t have better customer relations.

    • JJO

      Most manufacturers have websites that list their vendors, although many of them are not complete or current. El Titan de Bronze has a pretty long list at their site. Doing a Google search can also help you find online sellers – typing in “El Titan de Bronze cigars” brought up several retailers who sell the brand online.

  • fatfish601

    Bryan thqnk you for your response Here is another question that I have had for a while and am not able to get a straight answer. If, I go to ci,cigar.com or others I see man a war and other brands that I do not see elsewhere and if I travel and find a cigar I like sometimes I can not find it locally are cigar brands regional except for the major brands or do manufactures change names in different parts of the coumtry?

    • No, but there are many specific blends made exclusively for certain outlets or stores.

  • DarthBarf

    Very nice review. Do you have anything on your site that shows what is a triple/double cap or others? I know what they are, but any youtube video showing this does not have good enough visual quality for me to actually see the difference. I’m just looking for something to enhance my knowledge.

    • Not specifically but just pause any vid when it pans the 2nd pic. It’s just 2 or three little flaps of lean on the head. 1 or 2 little lines, no big deal. Triples tend to hold together a little better is all.

  • fatfish601

    I had trouble with my humidor too much humidity
    dry boxing was suggested what is dry boxing and what is the best way to do it?
    happy holiday

    • It’s moving a cigar to an unhumidified humidor for a period of time just before smoking to lower it’s RH more rapidly. Personally I feel it’s a bandaid method. Just correct the RH in the first place.

      • JJO

        I agree. I’ve tried it, and it only served to dry out the wrapper but not the filler. All it did was to produce cracking of the wrapper, but didn’t help with draw and burn problems. I think it only helps with really oily wrappers that won’t burn well. Fixing the RH in overly humidified sticks takes time – sometimes months for cigars that were shipped to me too wet.

  • wexy021

    What exactly do you mean bye a nice “humidor smell”? that’s all thank you.

    • I mean a pleasant scent when you open the humidor – at least to me.

  • Justin

    Bryan, I tootle around other cigar review sites/blogs….I know, tootling isn’t very manly, but it’s what I do……but I ALWAYS come back and appreciate yours the most! You are spot on with this one, again. I am beginning to get excited when I get that peppery/earth flavor way in the back of my throat right at the beginning. I used to hate it, but as I gain some experience, I find that the overall smoke is often excellent for my preferences.

    I just smoked my first (and only for now) Reserva Especial. Thoroughly enjoyable, but not near the flavors and transitions some others have reported, pretty much the flavors you mention, but with a dryness you didn’t get. I am really digging the odor coming from the wet cap on this, I think it is the broadleaf wrapper that I typically find so appealing in that regard. Additionally, I got a lot of strength (buzz) right up front and then it slowly settled through the remainder. Thank you for your reviews, they are the best. Keep up the great work and I hope you will always enjoy it!

  • omies

    Really like the My Father Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Toro if fact most of the My Father cigars I have had were throughly enjoyed and try to keep a few around for when I feel the need!

  • Brandonsr81

    I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while now, I guess I’ll have to make another trip over to the B&M soon. Thanks for the review.

  • Corey

    These are great and a great price point… But unfortunately once these came out my beloved jj maduros stopped being made cause these were half the price and has the same wrapper

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