Mi Barrio El Forro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, October 3, 2012
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Mi Barrio El Forro Cigar Review

This 7×49 stick features an oily dark chocolate slightly spongy wrapper with a dry paper bag texture, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and a rich oily musty chocolate aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with full bodied thick chewy smoke giving flavors of a deep creamy peppery earth and a long zingy finish. The first third backs off a touch on the chewy smoke but overall it’s still very substantial. The deep earth takes on a slightly sweet note adding to the zestiness, pepper and creamy texture all the way through the long finish. Construction is excellent, burning an inch every 15 minutes. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 50 minutes, the 2nd third drops the sweetness but otherwise continues the same flavor profile while adding a bit of strength to the mix. At the band point 1 hour in with a couple inches left I stopped smoking, as the strength was up to full making me light headed, sweaty and very nauseous, I can’t take full strength cigars.

  • Eyeluvwied

    Another great review Brian, I like that your reviews are relatively short. No long monologues about the history of the cigar and all that B.S., you just smoke the cigar, and let us know what it’s all about. You should try a Morro Castle, seems like it will be right up your alley based on the reviews I’ve seen you do and how the cigar tastes and performs to me.

  • Gurneymonkey

    Great review Bryan, but are you ok man? You were looking really pale by the end of that one.

  • JJO

    Oops, I gave my only El Puro (7 1/2 x 52 double corona) to someone, not knowing that they’re that much stronger than the El Acere (torpedo) and El Billetero (toro). Like you, he’s not able to take full strength cigars. I haven’t smoked the larger sizes, but the shorter ones, to me, were medium strength at most and very enjoyable.

    • JJO

      Just came back here, re-read my comment, and realized that I got the two vitolas mixed up. The El Acere is the toro and the El Billetero is the torpedo.

  • Richhart

    I got a couple of these from Famous Smoke and loved them! Good burn and flavor complexity consistently great throughout the cigar. From what I read these were originally a lot more expensive when they first came out but I got mine at a reasonable price( I think around $6.00) . Definitely recommended !

  • haneyte2000

    I have to go get some now. I love strong cigars.

  • Corey

    When this cigar first came out, it was good and the ones I have had from famous smoke shop were definatley different from the original

    • I was considering buying a box would that be a bad idea ?
      I want something with a full body and full strength should I just get a box of drew estate nica rusticas?

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