777. West Tampa Tobacco Company Black Toro

Gifted by Rick Rodriguez, owner of West Tampa Tobacco Company.

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

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Ometepe
Filler: Nicaraguan Condega & Estelí
Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Garmendia Cigar Co. (Estelí, Nicaragua)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Release: 2022
Availability: Regular Production

Size: 6×52, Toro.

Wrapper: Dark chocolate brown, smooth with small veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cacao and oakwood.

1st third: Starts with earthy sweetness, oakwood, chocolate toffee, peanuts and a little note of ginger spice.

2nd third: Mellows out, gets notes of toasted bread and pain au chocolate.

Burn: Burns unevenly with a firm and stable white ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium cool feeling on the tongue with a medium tight draw.

3rd third: Primarily note of medium roasted coffee together with the notes for part 2.

Duration: 17:40-19:10, 1h 30min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. While a little tight on the draw it still retained a good variety of flavours.

Result: In my book this is a 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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