I have had seven 7 of the 2016 Cigar Aficionado s top 25 cigars including the #2 Rocky Patel sun grown maduro. In my opinion the Henry Clay Stalk Cut Toro is the best of the lot.
Picked this up as part of a promo at famous and I never tried this cigar before, I was plesently surprised with the flavor and burn. This is a great Maduro smoke.
I saw this made the Top 25 so I wanted to try it. I generally like box presses and the look and feel of this one was great. Although the flavors were excellent I just couldn t get past the tight draw. They may have just packed too much tobacco. The burn was very slow and required some touch-ups. The draw did improve around the mid-point and the flavors developed as well. With a smoother, more consistent draw this stick could be a home run.
I really enjoyed this cigar. It comes with a closed foot and a rich, soft wrapper. The prelight smell of the wrapper and draw was a very rich chocolate with deep tobacco. The draw is perfect throughout the cigar, not too tight or loose. The flavors are a very savory, slightly salty, chocolate, coffee, and leather, with a bit of deep tobacco. You can t go wrong with this cigar, especially at this price. I did have to touch up the wrapper a few times, but I did smoke it in the humid Virginia summer, so that and the fact that the wrapper is very hearty and oily could be factors. Regardless, the touch-ups are indeed worth it. Great cigar!