5 Vegas Cask-Strength Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, November 25, 2013
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5 Vegas Cask-Strength Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 box pressed stick features a glove soft slightly spongy packed dark brown and red hued wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich dusty cocoa and cedar aroma. First light reveals a slightly snug draw with good smoke output showing medium bodied flavors of a gritty very sweet tobacco with a long sweet finish. Nothing artificial, just a good strong amount lingering. The first third shows pretty much the same thing, just adding a very light soft earth to the finish. Burn is ok, going a bit wonky but not needing a touchup yet. By the 1/2 way point 40 minutes in however it did need a large touchup just to get the wrapper caught up with the filler. Flavors shifted somewhat dropping most of the sweetness in favor of the earth taking over the draw and a pepper dominating the finish although it’s on the smooth side. Finishing up at 1:20 the stick had a great burntime although continued the so-so burn, needing another touchup at the band to once again catch up the wrapper. In the last couple inches it got a little smoother with a deep earth and tobacco core punctuated by a bit of creme on the draw. Thank you very much to viewer Dexter Hicks for sending this sample in!

  • Big Man

    Great review. By the way, what did the cigar hit when you threw it away? Also that look at the end, priceless.

  • Jaylang

    i have ALWAYS had problems keeping 5 vegas’s lit.. dont know what it is. tried all kinds of things. i dont buy them anymore, too much messing with it. there are so many other great cigars that i dont have to screw with. good review.

  • Greg Bellante

    Man , that freakin Dog!! I’ve been waiting for almost a year for you to review this cigar and i agree the wrapper is beautiful and glove smooth but Yep, definite construction issues as mine burned uneven as well. It’s not one of 5 Vegas best offerings. The Miami M5 is still the very best and I’ve heard rumors that cigar has been discontinued. Bryan is there any fact to that ugly rumor because if it’s true they discontinued there best cigar imho.

    • I haven’t the slightest idea sorry

    • Robert

      Greg
      try cbid, they have some (not M5) up now.

  • PAG

    I’ve had a few burn problems too, mainly when it was humid, but for $3-4 a pop on the bid site it’s a pretty good deal.

  • MDSPHOTO

    BG,
    Thanks for toasting in real time it was good to get an idea of the actual time you devote to this process. Question-does the redneck neighbor know about your site and YouTube channel and has he ever commented on your discussions about him?

    • MorganGeo

      Ha, I doubt it.

  • MorganGeo

    I really enjoyed this stick and had little problems. It’s not my favorite 5 Vegas but it’s pretty good in my opinion.

    • gsaltwater

      I agree had no problems good stick right till the end

  • Philly5800

    Bryan,

    My online research has led to some confusion: are 5 Vegas blended and/or manufactured by Pepin Garcia? These bad reviews lead me to believe the answer is No. Thanks.

  • Ian Buck

    I got a “cask” of these and at first found them to have a tight draw and uneven burn, flavor notes were not as complex as I would have liked and had a tendency to need a relight on the last third. Given the other sticks I had I consigned them to be given away in the spring so left them in my humidor until then. I noticed the humidor was sucking up the moisture and needed maintaining a lot but it did settle down to a steady 67 to 68. After three months I picked one of these sticks out, toasted and lit her up and wow! Transformation, burn was still a little uneven but only needed one touch up, flavor started very light spice, gave up to tobacco and earthy hues then in the middle became deliciously complex with spice and a hint of something like bourbon, burn was even enough not to be a concern, ash was firm and draw was excellent with good smoke. So glad I kept them, they just needed a few months conditioning.

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