Di Fazio Barroco Toro Cigar Review
This 5×56 stick features a dark brown very toothy, oily and firm wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, double cap, pigtail at the head and very pungent barnyard and earth aroma. First light reveals a slightly loose draw with tons of thick smoke output. Flavors are medium bodied with a creamy textured smooth earth with pepper and spice through the finish and a bit of sweetness just on the end of the draw. The first third brings body up slightly with rich smooth creamy textured earth and a slight butterscotch on the draw, fading to mostly a pepper and spice through the increasing finish. Burn and draw are flawless with a razor sharp line, straight bright ash and plumes of thick smoke. 35 minutes in at the 1/2 way point the ash falls off in a solid chunk, and flavors shift slightly, adding a meaty note and dialing back the pepper and spice on the finish. Ending at 1 hour with just over an inch left where it got too hot for my taste, the last third dropped the sweetness, and really ramped up the strength, making me quite lightheaded with a good buzz. Thank you very much to Di Fazio Cigars for sending this for review!