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Camacho American Barrel-Aged Toro
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member BewareDaPenguin (Adam). The cigar provided for this round is the">Camacho American Barrel-Aged Toro.

This cigar features an American-heavy tobacco blend and use of an ever growing popular trend, barrel aging, with filler tobacco being placed in Kentucky bourbons barrels for five months. Barrel aging is a very tedious and hands-on process. They are aging around 2,000 lbs of Corojo filler tobacco and rotating the barrels one leaf at a time every few weeks. Each batch takes a full five months to complete and requires constant attention to ensure the proper journey for this special tobacco.

Camacho American Barrel-Aged Toro

American Barrel-Aged Toro
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Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
United States
United States
Connecticut Broadleaf
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Average Member Rating:
4.5 star rating based on 6 Review(s) (6 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Tea

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

I've smoked this blend before, twice, and I seem to remember liking it. Let's see how this one fairs. The first thing I noticed is that it looks a little rough. A couple of larger veins running through the wrapper and the cap was applied crookedly. I like the heavy barn yard and raisin  aroma. Although the canon seemed hard, it cut well. The bunching looked very even.

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

This stick took the flame without any issues. The ash was a little flaky and bursting like. The smoke volume was as it should be, plenty of it and steady throughout. One touch up was applied, but could just as well have self corrected without any intervention. Even though the ash was a little flaky, when broken off it left a very even cone.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

At first I was concerned that the rough looking product might not perform well, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it did. The draw was perfect, the cap held nicely, and the wrapper remained intact. Relights were not needed and my past concerns amounted to nothing. With the even bunching this was a well constructed cigar.

Flavor and Aroma: 36 Points of 45 Possible

I found the first third of the cigar to be medium bodied. Wood notes were abundant and mixed with a little grass and some mild pepper. The smoothness was very noticeable for me and appreciated.

The second third was quite similar to the first third. I found the body to also remain in the medium range. Near the end of the second third, a little sweetness joined the mix. The smoothness continued.

The last third brought the body up to medium plus and then finished with medium to full. The smoothness still remained and seemed a little buttery. Halfway through the last third something tangy/astringent crashed the party, and although it was not whole heartedly welcomed, it didn't spoil the soup completely either.


A big thanks goes out to Adam for including me in this review and for giving me the opportunity to pay attention to a smoke I've had and liked in the past. I liked this one too. It may not have been the prettiest attendee of the ball, but she danced well enough.

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