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6/10/16

Project X: Offering #10 Serie II - Blind Cigar Review (Camacho 1962 Pre-embargo)


Blind review, then? Oh, yes. Blind review.
Revealed on the THIS Kibbitz.
Camacho 1962 Pre-embargo

THE CIGAR
*classified*
6 x 50ish Toro, Colorado
Closed foot, pig-tail (twisted)
ACT I

FLAVORS
Sweet: Bittersweet. Coffee and cream. Fresh fruit. Vanilla.
Spicy: White pepper. Black pepper. Cinnamon. Orange peel (R/h).
Woody: Cedar wood. Toasted. Aromatic tobacco.
Vegetal: Nuts, roasted. Hay, wet.
Earthy: Dirt/earth. Peat.
Chemical: Mineral.

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K being the least, Z the greatest
Appearance W
Construction W
Combustion O
Flavors/Body O
Strength K

NOTES

  • Takes about a 3/4" to settle and delineate.
  • Draw is nigh open at -medium tension.
  • I taste apple.
  • White pepper on draw, black on R/h.
  • Very nice solid sheath of silver ash.
  • Clean.
  • Burn is off a tick but I blame closed foot. (Self-correcting.)
  • Ash drops at 1"+ and is surprisingly powdery. Jagged.
  • Burn is quick.
  • Shaft softens considerably.
  • Ash darkens and flakes.
  • Slight throat irritant.
ACT II

FLAVORS
Animal: Musk (vibe).
Sweet: Bittersweet. Coffee and cream. Fresh fruit (less). Caramelized sugar.
Spicy: White pepper. Black pepper. Cinnamon (less). Orange peel (more).
Woody: Cedar wood (less). Toasted. Smoke. Paper.
Vegetal: Nuts, roasted. Hay, fresh. Floral (ebbs&flows).
Earthy: Dirt/earth. Peat (less).
Chemical: Mineral (less).

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
Appearance O
Construction O
Combustion W
Flavors/Body O
Strength K

NOTES

  • Grain & leather addition to under-belly.
  • Ash flowers a tick.
  • Seam loosens at char.
  • Very Light Beer of a cigar. Perhaps Non-alcoholic.
  • Nice cigar for working around, not focusing on. (Read: stogie.)
  • Little less clean than before with smoke/paper addition.
  • Burn slows some. Draw becomes a tick hesitant.
  • Seams loosen more...line fercockts. Re-touch.
  • Notes seem under-developed.
FINAL GRADE
****B-****

SMOKE TIME
55mins

EDITOR'S NOTE
In the interest of uniformity, I will be working from a flavor chart via Stogie Fresh. ("Malt" added by moi.)

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