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Torano Loyal

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

I picked up this cigar the other day at a local shop. The price was right, and it looked good. Charlie Torano says the name “Loyal” is dedicated to his father’s commitment to providing exceptional quality cigars at an affordable price. Without further ado, here are my thoughts on the Torano Loyal…


Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic

Size: Robusto 5 x 56

Price: Around $5.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The shiny wrapper had minimal flaws, and small to medium sized veins. There was a nice aroma from the wrapper and foot that reminded me of a sweet cedar and rich soil. The cigar was pretty well packed, with a small soft spot near the foot. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had an earthy flavor.

The ash held for over an inch, and the burn required one minor correction.

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The first third was primarily earthy mixed with smooth spice. What kind of spice? I’m not sure. It had a mild spicy zing, that’s about as descriptive as I can get. The smoke feel was smooth with a hint of cedar.

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The second third became very smooth and sweet. It was like a mixture of woodiness and a cocoa like flavor. Through the nose, the spice really calmed down and became creamy. Simple but not bad at all.

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The last third kept the same flavor profile as the second third. The only thing that changed was a slight pick up in the body, but it remained in the medium range.

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This was a good medium bodied cigar. It wasn’t complex at all, but the flavors were satisfying. Perhaps those of you who seek a complex flavor profile with a lot of twists and turns should look elsewhere. But you are like me, a simple cigar like this can often hit the spot. I say give the Torano Loyal a try.

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