Some cigars you age. Others you smoke right out of the box. Today's cigar, the Cohiba Blue Toro was a cigar I'd had in my humidor for just over a year, and hopefully, it's ready to smoke!
The Cohiba Blue Toro is a good-looking cigar. It's medium in color, the veins are thin and well-dehumidified, and it appears well-made.
After a quick cut from my guillotine, the Cohiba Blue had cold draw flavors that were of pine, maybe cinnamon, and perhaps something akin to Christmas. One a second cold draw, I distinctly tasted carrots. So weird.
However, once I lit the cigar, I started to enjoy the flavors of the Cohiba Blue Toro. On fire, the cigar tasted like wood and spice, with a little bit of creaminess and mild hints of ginger.
Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Honduran Olancho San Agustin Rosado
Binder: Honduran Olancho San Agustin
Filler: Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Omatepe, Dominican Piloto Cubano
Smoke Time: 67 minutes
Coming in at a smoke time of 67 minutes, the Cohiba Blue Toro didn't last as long as I would have liked or expected with a toro. Also, the burn was fairly uneven for most of the cigar.
However, the draw was great, and the flavors were good. And, had I not looked at the cigar, I wouldn't have been negatively impacted by the burn problems.
While I did enjoy the flavors, there were a couple of construction issues, so the Cohiba Blue Toro earns a CigarScore 4.