Country: Dominican Republic
Filer: Dominican Republic
Ring Gauge: 54
Age: 10 months in my humidor at 70 degrees F and 70% humidity
Firmness: Medium firm
Color: Medium rich brown throughout but on darker side compared to other competing Camaroons
Purchased from 2012 Serious Cigar Holiday Party as a freebie deal. It was a Chisel Sampler.
Foot: Subtle earthiness with cedar aroma and mellow tobacco
Location: Front porch at my house in Northeast Colorado Springs
Sky: Clear on the break of sunset
Wind: Light 5mph wind from the Southeast
Temperature: 47 F
Time: 6:15 PM
Smoking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Lighter: Xikar Trezo
Fort Collins Brewery Kidd Black Lager
Essence of light cashews and almonds with a touch of eucalyptus, leather and spice. Retrohale was pleasing as it wasn’t too harsh.
The flavors begin to pick up nicely. Toasted almonds and leather become more prevalent. Retrohale became stronger. The eucalyptus and leather really shined.
Toasted almonds and earth, with a stronger spice and leather with hints of a sweet nougat finish. The retrohale was a real sinus opener. The strength of the cigar became more prevalent in the last third.
I was skeptical at the beginning of this cigar as my tastes are on the full bodied and full flavored cigars. It started out light almost like a typical Camaroon. LFD did a fine job distinguishing this cigar from the rest. The flavors and the strength developed to a fine cigar that left a good memory. I don’t normally smoke too many Camaroons for this reason but I would definitely smoke this again if I had another. My overall rating is a 92 out of 100.