Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Gem In The Rough, Quorum Toro

Quorum Toro
You know how you dig and dig and dig until you find something good? Well today I dug up a real gem-in-the-rough, the Quorum Toro. This Quorum Toro about knocked my socks off with it's first half flavors. But let's back up a bit and look at the construction first. 

To look at, the Quorom Toro looks like just another budget cigar. It has a thick, stout, toothy, Colorado colored  wrapper that shows some veins and the seams are raised a bit here and there. Feeling down the body you'll find it's a bit on the soft side, but there's a nice triple cap. Checking cold aromas there are notes of rich fermented tobacco from the foot and the free draw has a flavor mix of oak and cherries. 

Once the foot is toasted and burning, the first large mouthfuls of medium bodied smoke have a hint of black pepper and leather. The pepper quickly fades as flavors of brown sugar, toast, caramel, mild cherry, and creamy milk chocolate take over to finish the first half. In the second half there's still lots of creamy chocolate, but earth, coffee and charcoal move in to create a long great tasting finish.

Sure the cigar's a bit rough looking and the forty-five minute smoking time was a little short, but the flavor mix was amazing. If you're like me and are always on the lookout for a good budget cigar, give these Quorum cigars a try. You can find the full line at NeptuneCigar.com and best of all, the Toro's are only $29.95 per bundle of 20.

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