248. Omar Rodriguez Reserva Escogida Toro

Gifted by Ramin Pourasghari, owner of YXtobak.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.

Information: Omar Rodriguez is a cigar expert and author of the well known book “Cigar makers of Nicaragua” and this cigar is one of his special blends.

Size: Toro

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily but with a rough feel with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm feeling when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hints of grass and a dead tree.

1st third: Starts of with a taste of leather/raw cow hide, prosciutto and some sort of wood.

2nd third: Keeps the same weird flavours, very odd.

Burn: Burns steady and and fairly straight, with a white-ish ash.

Smoke: Light smoke, medium heat on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Flavour wise, no change. Still has it’s main taste of cow hide. It’s like I’m smoking a cow barn.

Duration: 15:45-16:30, 45 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar, with a mild strength profile. I don’t understand the point of this cigar, it wasn’t pleasant flavour-wise but I powered through it anyway.

Result: In my book this is an 82 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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