Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Stolen Throne Argos Toro
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Jared (The Burn Ward)

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member nirab (Brian).  The cigar provided for this round is the Stolen Throne Argos Toro.

The Argos came about in a different manner than the rest of the Stolen Throne lines. It was born as a Winston's Humidor exclusive with its proceeds going toward animal rescue organizations. If you like it extra spicy, you'll love this cigar! This cigar is only available in 11 shops across the country, and nirab's shop The Cigar Vault is blessed to be one of them.

Stolen Throne Argos Toro

Stolen Throne
Argos Toro
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Argos The Argos came about in a different manner than the rest. It was born as a Winston's Humidor exclusive with its proceeds going toward animal rescue organizations. Tasting Notes: Red Pepper | Cedar | Roasted Oranges Zesty and darn near effervescent at times. Sriracha waterfall, anyone? If you like it extra spicy, you’ll love the additional red notes of paprika and cayenne. Sweet citrus brings a bit of sweetness, as does a hint of white chocolate. A bend-not-break lively cedar provides a stage for the picante players to play on. Wrapper Habano Maduro Binder Nicaraguan Filler Nicaraguan
This cigar was enjoyed with The Senator 6 year Rye

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Dry wrapper. Appearance is milk chocolate in color. Well applied pig tail cap. There's a partially closed foot. No bands or cellophane on this. The pre-light aroma is slightly sweet and leathery. Light veining.

Lighting and Burn: 11 Points of 15 Possible

The cap cut cleanly. The burn is wavy and requires a touch up in the first third. Another touch up going into the 2nd third. Slightly flaky ash that I don't trust past a 1/2". Final 3rd requires another touch up. Another touch up required to bring down the high side of the burn.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

There's a great draw with a slightly lighter pull but great smoke production. It's not a perfectly uniform cigar but the color is evenly maduro. Obvious seams and small veins. It appears to be a triple capped pigtail.

Flavor and Aroma: 41 Points of 45 Possible

This starts of big and spicy. Settles in to sweet, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, red pepper. There's some honey notes that come through. There's an underlying minerality that plays nicely with the sweeter notes. The mineral notes morph into a salted nut taste. There's note reminiscent of fig newton. 2nd third still producing some chocolate notes. Fig newton still coming in. Slightly sweet grassy note after a few quick puffs. Final third starts off more on the mineral side. Dark wood, cocoa powder, and the nice fig notes come through. More of a raisin note towards the end. Some spicier notes towards the end. A touch of cinnamon.  


Thanks to Nirab for providing this enjoyable cigar. I look forward to trying the other one and seeing how consistent these are. I would definitely pick one up in a shop if you find them but I hear they're only available at select shops.

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