Republic Silver Label Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, August 29, 2013
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Republic Silver Label Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a dark tan wrapper with a firm even pack, small veins, tight invisible seams, a few stretch marks and discolorations, a sloppy double cap with a rich bitter wood aroma. First light reveals a great draw with minimal mild-medium bodied smoke output showing flavors of a smooth slick cedar and a slightly bitter short clean finish. The first third produces a lot more smoke but still thin and mild-medium bodied. Flavors on the draw are still a smooth wood while the bitterness drops replaced by a deeper black pepper without and zing or spice, washing over the tongue on the longer finish. The 1/2 way point comes at 25 minutes requiring a big touchup and the ash is quite flowery. Flavors remain unchanged while the body comes up a notch to medium. 35 minutes in just starting the last third it brings up the strength to match the body now both at a medium. Draw flavors transition to a bright warm nut and coffee, while the finish carries the almost minty nut and ads a spice that lingers on the lips. Ending out at 1 hour the last third mellowed the strength back to nothing and the flavor profile held. Thank you to Republic Cigars for providing this sample for review!

  • TimB

    Thanks for the rant. I try to explain this to people in forums all the time on why X brand is so cheap. They think it’s a deal on bid sites or net sites and wonder why they taste or burn like crap.

  • Jason Isbaner

    Liked the rant, I’ll pass on the cigar

  • Satch

    Average cigar, great rant.
    Say it like it is!

  • NeverTwoOld

    Love the reviews with bonus material!

    Anything interesting happen at/after the band? Video cut off a little early for me I think.

    • Damnit just noticed that, I somehow clipped out the last one! You didn’t miss anything, and can always read above what happened too…

  • Texvet

    Your right – it’s your channel, and people are going to gripe regardless.

    I like your rants. They are often very informative, and I am usually killing time sipping a cup of coffee, thinking about what my morning smoke will be.

    Just because manufactures have always done it that was doesn’t qualify it as a good practice. I now know why my B&M has all those crap cigars taking up valuable space. Maybe the shop owner should identify the crap cigars as “Blackmail Bundles” and explain to the consumer when asked about they are called blackmail bundles?

  • yosef5

    Thanks for rhis review
    I think that I will pass on this stick

  • rockjock

    This is probably the real reason B&Ms are so expensive. Have to cover the cost of the dollar bundles.

  • Robert

    Bryan,
    I enjoyed the rant. Have you ever received a negative response from someone in the industry, when you are critical (rant)?

  • capital75757

    Does Thompson Cigars carry any decent sticks or are they all the cheap leftovers like the ones you described in your rant?

    • I’m sure they do but I’m very Anti-Thompson after finding my videos stolen with Thompson advertisements over them on YouTube multiple times. Plus the fact they have the MOST HORRIBLE reputation in the industry for scamming people with the cigar of the month club, allegedly bogus charges and fraud, harassment by phone, etc. Just do some googling and you’ll see countless warnings about staying away from them, especially by phone. I have bought there in person before without a problem, but that was before finding my work ripped off.

      • capital75757

        That is useful information to have. Thanks again, as always.

  • samgiroux42

    I wonder if that happens to the very large shops. I only have two small shops in my area (Columbia, MO) and neither one has any $1 crap..at least that I have noticed.

    Still, love the rants and keep it up!

  • AngSolo

    I bet Paul is from NY. Don’t get me wrong I like living here but it seems like they keep banning or restricting things everyday.
    I love your rant videos, probably because I usually agree with what your saying. However I didn’t even know this problem existed and I’ve always wondered why on earth they make those crap sticks and who is buying them? They would be better off with a large bonfire.

    • ptyler

      Close…Canada. About the only place we can smoke is in our houses. I see what Bloomberg is doing in NYC and can see why you think things are trending that way…at least in Canada we can enjoy an extra large soda…or as we call it, pop.

  • Swede214

    Thanks Bryan, very interesting comments about the cigar business, you learn something every day. I like your ”rants”, do it more often.

  • stogiemalt

    Awesome video Bryan! My favorite videos are the ones that you rant or discuss industry or other topics.

  • otrdriver6767

    Any time you want to rant I will listen. I love it. very few people speak about whats on their mind. I do this several times a week just so folks know where I stand. Thank you for your honest opinion on things. Knowing now that Thompson did you wrong I will not do business with them moving forward. Any thoughts on Neptune Cigars ?

  • DairyLandCigarFan414

    Question? Why can’t they(manufacturers) push their shit tobacco on the cigarette manufacturers?

    • Even then it would be 10x as much as the big cigarette tobacco crops go for. Apples and oranges. The industries are ONLY the same in that they both have the words ‘tobacco’.

  • Joseph Szeremet

    I am still somewhat new to cigars, having only been into them for just over a year. I do have a question for you regarding these bundle crap cigars that are seen lining the walls of humidors, collecting dust, and cluttering the hell out of what could be a nice display. Not to mention taking up very valuable space for good quality cigars. My question is what roll do growers and tobacco brokers play in this equation?
    It seems that some growers a churning out a lot of sub-par tobacco, and manufactures are buying this crap, either foolishly or on the basis of needing to buy crap to get the good stuff.

  • ratpack007

    Great rant! The inside scoop on things about an industry (any industry) is always a good thing so thank you for keeping us informed. Your friend sounds like he could be from Washington state as well only one decent B&M in the Puget sound (Seattle / Tacoma) area and they hate tobacco of any kind up here. Be very glad that you have a cigar bar where you live.keep up the great site!

  • cigarraider

    Speaking truth to power. Luv it!

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