Very Sweet but a bit green smelling when my Toro's arrived. The unlit armoma reminded me of Lancaster leaf chewing tobacco. I quickly took the sticks out of the cello and rested them for 2 months in my humidor. After sampling 4 of these black gems, I concluded that my humidor should never be without one again. The smoke has a sweet cedar armoa. The smooth taste of licorice gives way to dark chocolate down the stick and the finish could only be explained as flavor packed almond toffee.
The one I tried to smoke must have been the lemon. It was very slow burning because of an extremely tight draw. I felt like it was hard work to smoke. The few puffs I managed to get out of this stick tasted more like charred nuts. The strenght was definitely there and for my palet it overpowered other flavors that the other smokers were able to get out of this cigar. After struggling with it thru 1/2 and not noticing any improvement I also massaged it to loosen it up , I had to put it down. It s a great looking stick ... I just didn t get it smh. Because of this I find it hard to give it any grade above a C .
I used to think I wouldn't find a better cigar than the Rocky Patel Vintage line.I was sadly mistaken!
I was searching for a maduro and liked the reviews for this cigar. I usually smoke Punch After Dinners. The appearance was excelleant. Draw was very good. The flovor was a nice mix of expresso and spice at the end. No off tastes, either. I would rate this equal to or slightly better than, the Punch.
These rate with the best I have ever had and 3 bucks ! They taste great, burn well, draw fine, and each one is the same. Hard to top at any price.
What a bargain! This is a beautiful, smooth yet complex, consistant med-full bodied smoke and so affordable!These have become a regular stand-by in my humidor.
An even burn, full and creamy smoke, firm construction, and a dark chocolaty appearance that suggests it's good enough to eat make this near-premium cigar an excellent choice at a reasonable price.
This is one of those cigars that I'll smoke to the nub and be tempted to light up another. I've smoked a lot of cigars in my time, but this is one I'll always buy a box of when I run out. I can't believe this isn't an 8 dollar or higher cigar. Great from start to finish.
I'm a Maduro fan and always searching for a new "find". Well, the Onyx Reserve Toro Maduro just "found" a spot in my humidor! Great feel and look. A smooth, full-body smoke. They're a real value, especially when you can buy them during a Famous sale.
Had two of these in one of my Humidors for about 6 months and finally decided to light one off.The build of this cigar is 1st rate and just asks you to take the next step.I V cut her and the cold draw was very nice; toasting the foot was routine and the initial burn was right on.First draw gave me a mild slap in the face with some heavy earthiness and a nice spice kick but not vicious by any means.It settled down after the 1st inch and then I knew I had to be sitting in a nice chair with some Bourbon to help offset the Onyx s sneak attack.This girl has some kick and though enjoyable, you better not be using machinery or driving.It was solid all the way to the nub where it kicked up a bit more spice but nothing I would shudder at.A very good smoke and I am upset I didn t light one of these off sometime ago.I ordered a five pack of the Onyx to become a stable mate to my No. 9s which are also big hitters.the price no one can argue with.You owe yourself a night or two with these girls.
An excellent cigar good meduim body reminds me of a good French Roast coffee. This is my every day Maduro. I smoke each one down to the nub.