8/10/17

Camacho American Barrel Aged - Cigar Review

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Camacho American Barrel Aged
Robusto 550

NOTES:
Veiny, toothy, unevenly complected. Wrapped tight and packed firm, delivering an even burn and nice pacing. Some heating-up a' shaft. Draw is a smooth medium tension. Ash builds well in a silver-to-charcoal marbling. Actively a smoky-smoker; resting foot is subdued.

Lack in some lasting fullness/roundness. Its finish drops off the table's end. Moist but not spitty palate. Smooth textured, powerfully so. Nicotine rises after 1/2. Moderately balanced, with the same amount a' complexities.
  • Charred wine cask
  • Mottled Peppery mix
  • Cherry'd pipe 'baccy
  • Hooch
  • Coffee beans
  • Stiff leather
  • Scorched soy sauce
  • Peaty dried compost
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
WRAPPER: Connecticut Broadleaf
BINDER: Connecticut Broadleaf
FILLER: American, Honduran

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic

Get yer own Camacho American Barrel Aged Robusto over at Cigars City to-day!
Here's what my good and great buds over there had to say 'bout this offering:
"The American Barrel Aged Robusto is a 5.0" x 50 cigar loaded down with Connecticut Broadleaf tobaccos which are used for the wrapper and binder, as well as a portion of the filler. The filler is rounded out with Pennsylvania Maduro leaves and a 6 year aged Honduran Corojo leaf that has gone through an intensive 5 month aging process in American Oak bourbon barrels. The results are truly stunning."
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IN ADDITION:
A reader writes:
"When I have to pass someone seated in a row of seats, do I face them, or give them my bottom?"

This one is a classic bit a' proper etiquette that many have weighed in on in the past. Now forget all of those other schleps, and just read my take on this:

Firstly, let's see your own culpability in the case we are the seated party. If you are seated near the aisle: stand, step out, and gesture gentlemanly for the party to pass. If not seated near the aisle, think small. Lean back, shift your knees to one side (away from their approach), do not grumble.

Now, we return to the given scenario of you making your way from aisle to seat. The short answer is that you move silently, quickly, and kindly. You also face the person, never giving 'em yer tuchus.

Here's Why:
You are not yet to your seat. Therefore, you are not yet to view the stage/screen/podium.
You are never to turn your back to royalty; and shouldn't we all be treated as royalty now and again?

Indubitably.