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Monday, 05 November 2007

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Read the cigar reviews and cigar ratings for the 5 Vegas Miami Toro Cigar.

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5 Vegas Miami Toro Average Rating: B (See Info on Ratings Here Opens in new window)
Dimensions:
6x48
Made in:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Corojo
Binder:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Reviewer 1: Madmike

Rating: B-

Construction Comments:
This is a really good looking cigar. Firm to the touch with a toothy wrapper.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
I held this cigar for a long time before lighting in anticipation of the smoke being as good as the look. Not quite.
Burn:
Draw was a tad tight but not a problem. It burned well and straight with a firm light grey ash. Plenty of smoke.
Drink:
Coffee
Smoking Notes:
Started off with some mild spice and transitioned into a leathery smoke soon after. That was pretty much the experience the rest of the way. The strength builds as you go with a medium smoke becoming quite bold at the end. Earthy throughout. Very little sweetness, if any. It got a little hot and woody toward the end. I usually nub a smoke but I was ready to be done with this one.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Great looking smoke with a quality construction. This cigar reminded me a little bit of the CAO Brazilia, especially the aroma. But it comes up a little short on taste. I think this would be a good cigar to pick up when a deal is in the offing. I give it a B-.
 
Reviewer 2: Whitefish

Rating: B-

Construction Comments:
The pre-lit construction of this cigar was nice. It felt a bit hard in my hand, which concerned me, but it cut just fine & the draw was almost perfect. I had a MAJOR construction issue while smoking, though. I will deal with that in the smoking notes. Pre-lit was good though.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
The aroma & flavor of this puppy was nothing special, but I was still excited to smoke. I was actually happy that the pre-lit aroma & flavor was kind of non-descript, as I have found that usually a cigar that has a great pre-lit flavor usually is a disappointing smoke.
Burn:
The burn was great until I hit my little construction problem ...
Drink:
No drink, wanted to stay consistent.
Smoking Notes:
I was excited to smoke this cigar, as it was a nice looking toro & had a nice, but unspectacular pre-lit smell to it….In my opinion, these usually end up being some of the better cigars I smoke. I light up & smoke the first inch with no real issues. The flavor is a nice earth & wood flavor & I was enjoying its simplicity quite a bit. Sometimes I really enjoy cigars that have just a simple good flavor. These are relaxing to me & this particular cigar was definitely in that mold. I was taking my time & really enjoying this cigar. I could not get it out of my head that this was a Fonseca Habana Seleccion, I was absolutely convinced. I had been enjoying this cigar for a solid ten to fifteen minutes when I heard a crackle, felt a vibration, & then heard a loud POP. That damn thing cracked right down the middle. It was very odd, it was my first time having this happen. I was still able to finish the cigar, but had to really work hard to keep it going. It went from being relaxing, to a huge pain in the ass. It got a little harsh as I had to keep relighting it over & over when I got to the split. I also ended up taking the wrapper off about halfway through because it just became a hassle to deal with. I was so disappointed because the cigar started off great & even had a very good flavor, even during the fiasco that the split caused.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This is hard, because I really enjoyed the flavor of this smoke, but cannot just ignore the split. Just based on flavor I would give this a B+, but because of the split issue I have to knock it down. My final score is a B-.
 
Reviewer 3: Dayve

Rating: B-

Construction Comments:
This is an absolutely beautiful cigar. It sports a dark brown wrapper that’s free of blemishes. Cut perfectly straight with my Palio cutter, this cigar has a slightly firm draw with a very tasty, yet nondescript tobacco flavor. A trick to alleviating a firm or tight draw like this is to put the cigar in a non-humidified humidor for a few days. This method of “dryboxing” drives out some of the moisture in the cigar, allowing the draw to open up a bit.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
A wonderful pre-light aroma of “barnyard.”
Burn:
Paired with a glass of ice water and lit with a thin piece of cedar, this beautiful stogie comes right out of the gate with a full kick of spice that just tingles on the palate. The initial pre-light draws were very deceptive as to the complexity of this spicy smoke. After bombarding me with plumes of creamy smoke accompanied by notes of cedar and coffee, the once smooth flavors started to taste a bit “off.” Luckily, a quick purge (that is, to hold a flame to the foot of the cigar, while gently blowing through it to evacuate any offensive flavors) and this cigar was back in business.
Drink:
Ice water
Smoking Notes:
Aside from the pleasing flavor, tapping the light grey ash off every inch or so has revealed several tunnels. While this didn’t manage to affect the pleasure I’ve found in this cigar, it’s worthy of mention. An interesting observation to note is that while many oily Corojo wrappers tend to encounter blistering or problems staying lit, this particular Corojo wrapper has maintained a thin black line.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Overall, a B- cigar. This cigar has really surprised me. It's far different from what I've come to expect of 5 Vegas, in that very rich in flavor and complexity, while still remaining medium in strength, and thus, approachable to most smokers. Aside from the meandering burn line, this Nicaraguan puro fits my definition of an ideal cigar.
 
Reviewer 4: CRider

Rating: B

Construction Comments:
Dark, chocolaty, slightly oily appearance. Smooth, few small veins.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Earthy aroma, slightly spicy flavor.
Burn:
Easy light, took two matches (normal for me).
Drink:
Ice Water
Smoking Notes:
1st tastes were medium in body, earthy with some spice, leather and a hint of nuttiness. The cigar had a smooth draw during the entire smoke with decent smoke but not a large amount. The ash was solid and a nice light grey color. 1/3 way through the cigar, it developed a slight coffee flavor that did not last for very long. It started burning a little unevenly which required 2 small touch-ups and 1 re-light. After about ½ of the cigar, the coffee flavor was gone and it was mainly a stronger earth and spice flavor. The 2nd ½ of the cigar did increase in strength, but seemed to lose it’s complexity to a degree. It took about 90 minutes to enjoy this cigar.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Not a bad smoke, and one I would be likely to buy at some point in the future. I’d rate it a B based on my preferences.
   
Reviewer 5: Slowburning

Rating: A

Construction Comments:
Oily, brown wrapper, tiny vein, almost invisible. Firm.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Sweet and woody
Burn:
Easy draw, razor sharp burn.
Drink:
None
Smoking Notes:
This is a very complex cigar. Its wrapper was very oily, showing minor vein. If you are not really looking for it, you may not notice the vein. Its draw was easy. I did not detect any spicy with this cigar, only sweet, woody, nutty flavor. Lots of smoke after each puff. The burn was perfect, razor-sharp and even. And it did not required any touch-up. The ash fell off at about one inch point. After the first ash fell off, it became flaky; it would drop after only a few puffs. The sweetness was present throughout the cigar.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This is a solid A cigar. Beautiful, oily wrapper with very minor vein, easy draw. Construction was firm and impeccable. The cigar burned slow, and razor-sharp. Its creaminess and sweetness made this cigar an unforgettable one.

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