Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 31 March 2014

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Happy Monday everyone!  Today’s cigar review menu consists of the Camacho Blackout Limited Edition 2013 and the Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 5.

Camacho Blackout Limited Edition 2013 Gordo

Camacho released its Blackout Limited Edition 2013 during the end of last year to retail stores across the United States.  As you can tell from its name, this is a limited smoke, and only 1,000 boxes of each of its five sizes were produced, totaling a production run of 100,000 cigars.  Despite its limited supply, I was able to get my hands on one of these babies, and now’s the time to see what it has to offer.

The Camacho Blackout Limited Edition 2013 Gordo measures 6 x 60.  The four other sizes in the line include the 5 x 50 Robusto, 6 1/8 x 54 Figurado, 6 x 50 Toro, and the 7 x 48 Churchill.  The cigar has a filler blend of tobaccos from Brazil, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  The binder is Nicaraguan from 2009, and a Honduran wrapper from 2006 completes the composition.  Once rolled, this cigar was aged for two years, instead of a few months.

It’s worth noting that the Limited Edition 2013’s wrapper underwent a special press-fermentation process, which was explained in the cigar’s press release:

“Wrapper, which was picked from the top 2/3’s of the plant, was fermented differently than most tobaccos. A process known as “press-fermentation” was used by placing additional weight on the top of the “pilones” (piles where the tobacco ferments), which intensifies the internal temperatures. The tobacco is worked hard, but carefully, then allowed a longer than usual resting period once packed in bales for aging.

Leaves from the top 2/3’s of the plant get additional sun ripening, which boosts the level of sweetness with additional sugars being creating during the process of photosynthesis. The heavy oil noticed on this wrapper leaf is as a result of the plants natural defenses, the plant tries to protect itself by creating more oils to fend off the sun’s glare.”

To say that I’m impressed by the Blackout Limited Edition 2013’s appearance would be an understatement.  I love the presentation which truly fits the whole “Blackout” theme to a t.  A large black band near the head displays the Blackout moniker, Camacho name, logo, and more.  It has a black/gray finish that looks great against the cigar’s darky, oily wrapper.  There’s also a smaller band at the foot with the words “Build Bold” as well as some scorpion logos.  I notice a few medium sized veins, but no real imperfections.  The cigar is thick and feels heavy in my hand with no soft spots.  Before lighting, there’s a cold taste of cedar and spice, while the aroma is earthy.

The burn of the Blackout Limited Edition 2013 Gordo is satisfactory.  It puts out plenty of smoke and has a good draw, but does require a few minor touch-ups here and there.  The solid white ash looks great against the dark wrapper, and smoking time is just under two hours total.

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