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!