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Don Lino Black Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Don Lino Black Toro Cigar Review

This 6×50 stick features a very dark almost black, very oily smooth wrapper with a firm even pack, small veins, tight seams, double cap and mild oily tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with plentiful medium-full bodied smoke giving a leathery earth and almost anise taste on the draw followed by a slick oily earth finish. The first third quickly changes, dropping to mild-medium body with flavors of peppermint, cream and cherry holding through the short finish. 25 minutes in by the 1/2 way point the ash still held, body and construction were still the same while flavors shifted slightly bringing the oily smooth earth forward over the mint. Ending at 1:10 with a hot nub remaining, the last third showed no further changes. Thank you to viewer Esteban Ortiz for sending this in for review!

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  1. stevesatch says:

    I really liked the Dino Lino Africa I’ve had and I want to try the ones they make with A. Turrent.

  2. kprichardson7 says:

    Can someone suggest a really good Gurkha to try? Thanks!

  3. garlar10 says:

    Cream and cherry. I gotta check these out.

    • JJO says:

      Google and Bing searches bring up nothing. It may have been a single production run of $1.50 bundled sticks for one or two online retailers and sold out. I recall getting emails about them.

  4. Walshy says:

    Another excellent review Bryan. Never had any Don Lino’s. This being fairly mild I won’t be trying this one either. Love the ash drops!!! You should compile a video of just the “Son of A”. That would be hilarious. Not that you don’t have enough going on. Thank you for another great one.

  5. Chris Tivnan says:

    I sent in an LFD Oro for review back in December or so. Haven’t seen it yet.

  6. TimB says:

    Now this sounds right up my alley it’s on the list.

  7. rockjock says:

    Sounds like interesting flavors to try out.

  8. markbrown247 says:

    I’ll have to give this a try as well. I have seen this line and wondered what they were like, so thank you for the review.

  9. Texvet says:

    This review intrigued me to pick-up a few. Where is Eddie Haskell? He’s usually the first to comment…

  10. Craig says:

    Sounds good. I wish my area had all of these obscure cigars to choose from. At least they are obscure to us here in the midwest.

  11. rgorman says:

    Saw these in a Thompson catalog today and was considering ordering these. I may buy a five pack for starters just to try at first. Thanks for these awesome reviews!

  12. eric.hanson says:

    Wow the sweet, candy like flavors in this one almost make it sound like it’s infused. How would you say it compares to like an Acid Kuba Kuba?

  13. cigarraider says:

    When I saw the length of that ash during the first half I thought to myself, “Oh my goodness… has the man not learned by now?” But the Don Lino held on. Phew! Saved the dry cleaning for another day ;)

  14. dexter1 says:

    where can you get these

  15. ghostshadow says:

    Wow these sound very interesting. I’m definitely going to have to find one! Thanks for the review!

  16. sparkmark says:

    Once again, another inexpensive stick turns out to be a worthy cigar. Thanks for the informative review Bryan.

  17. dcpeters says:

    I am a fan of the Don Lino Africa. I saw the Black, but I haven’t tried it. I keep on wanting to grab one.

  18. lrogers says:

    Nice review. I laugh my azz off when the ash gets you on these reviews! Ha! Ha! I do the same thing when it Happens to me. I always try and keep the ash going as long as I can and it gets me in the lap just like that!!!

  19. smokethis says:

    Thanks for review

  20. puffrey says:

    Great review Bryan and excellent way to end the video!!

    I am waiting for some gimmick company to come out with the “Cigar Ash Bib” to alleviate this issue we all seem to run into time to time.

  21. MaxDuo says:

    Middle sounds VERY interesting. Adding this to the favorite list to try out later! That list is getting quite long! :(

    Also poor Bryan, attacked by the ash again :(

  22. HerbalJedi says:

    Might be a dumb ? But why does the wrapper leaf have black spots on it? that seems weird.

  23. vscarpine says:

    The flavors of this cigar sound great. I enjoy these kind of flavors like the acid line so this one will def be purchased in my next run

  24. lrogers says:

    Son of a…… LoL!!!!

  25. Dirk says:

    I would like to try one.. I am curious about the cost..

  26. Ryan says:

    I’m curious if this would be a good selection for a new smoker? I still get that upset stomach feeling after smoking (Just to show how new I am LOL) and am looking for something with a good taste but not so much body that I’m ready to crawl into a hole. The review sounds like it would be perfect though, really enjoyed the flavors you described.

    • MaxDuo says:

      You’re actually thinking of strength, not body :) You should check out one of his reviews, for a Brickhouse cigar. It’s a fairly cheap one that he even says in the video is something great for new smokers to try / learn off of pretty much.

      I don’t remember at the moment, but I know the text for this review here doesn’t say anything about strength so this would still be a safe one for you to try w/o dealing with the nicotine butt kick. I’ve never been one for much strength, and Bryan isn’t either! It’s just not for everyone.

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