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Epicurean Cigars Gonzo Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, April 9, 2012
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Epicurean Cigars Gonzo Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 box pressed broadleaf wrapped cigar features a dark brown slightly red wrapper with an oily fine sandpaper tooth, tight invisible seams, minimal veins, very firm even pack, double cap and pungent manure aroma. First light reveals a snug draw putting off a good amount of medium bodied smoke, with flavors of a smooth slick tobacco with a bit of pepper zing through the long finish. The first third needs double puffs to burn well but it does so with medium-full flavor of a slightly sweet and peppery chocolate, with quite a bit of pepper and spice adding to the long finish. The draw opens up to the slightly loose side still putting off a very good amount of smoke. By the end of the 1st third flavors had ramped up a bit in complexity adding a very smooth tobacco and the sweetness taking on a candy like taste. The smoke itself builds to a bit thicker experience, holding in the mouth longer. That’s what she said. 40 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, I gave it a minor touchup to catch up one side, with flavors morphing just a bit dropping the chocolate, staying with the slightly sweet creamy tobacco core with the same pepper and spice. 55 minutes in just starting the last third, flavors shift again slightly dropping the sweetness replacing it with a deep earthy tobacco taking over the draw flavors. Ending at 1:15 where it got too warm for my taste, the last bit showed no further flavor changes, just building up the strength to medium-full to match the body. Thank you very much to Epicurean Cigars for providing this for review!

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