You know that you are in for a treat if you have tried a cigar from the famous Camacho brand. Because of the continuous innovation of this touted brand, fine old barrels for bourbon were used in aging the Corojo filler tobacco used in Camacho American Barrel Aged cigars. Barrel-aging seems like an excellent idea, given that bourbon is a wonderful treat for cigar enthusiasts when complemented with good tobacco. Great care was taken during the aging process. The barrels were rotated a single leaf at a time every few weeks over five months.
If you are an enthusiast of Camacho, now is a good time to try this bourbon-infused cigar. Camacho American Barrel Aged Robusto has been in the market since 2015, so many enthusiasts have smoked and enjoyed this cigar. This Camacho ABA Robusto review will help you determine if this cigar is humidor-worthy for you.
Another reason I wanted to review Camacho American Barrel Aged Robusto is because of its unique American appeal. Bourbon is a distinctly American product, so aging the Corojo leaves for five months in a bourbon barrel gives the cigar American ties, so even if the Corojo leaves are non-American, we’ll look past that and appreciate its bourbon quality.
|Wrapper Origin: Pennsylvania||Shape: Toro|
|Length: 5||Ring: 50|
|Wrapper: Broadleaf||List Price: $220 (Box of 20)|
|Origin: Dominican Republic||Strength: Full|
Appearance of Camacho ABA Robusto
The box is black and orange and does not depart from the clean, sleek boxing of Camacho.
The Broadleaf wrapper suggests a strong flavor with its dark color. The cigar has an excellent band of orange plated with black. It is slightly orange with a luminous reflection.
The foot band has excellent detail of barrels with the writing, “American Barrel-Aged.”
The cigar does not have a significant scent. Upon the first few puffs, the aroma of the cigar is a non-factor. The draw is excellent with an appropriately dense smoke output.
The vanilla flavor of the cigar begins to hint while the peppery flavor lingers with its cayenne taste. There’s a slight sting, but it stays a little bit with an aftertaste. The sweetness is just right with an earthy flavor, similar to a mild cake sweetness. The Corojo spice stands out with its classic spice, which later simmers to a background flavor towards the end of the first third. I was pleasantly surprised that there wasn’t an overpowering bourbon taste. Instead, it was nice and subtle.
Some of the spice toned down in the second third. What was coming up was the vanilla-like creaminess. You can also taste the cedar flavors and cocoa at the finish because of the muted spice. I can also say that it is somewhat butterscotch-like with some hints of syrup.
In the final third, the fullness of the flavor was a welcome taste. It was fruity and zesty, with some of the vanilla flavors.
The one hour of burning was just right. The construction was also good. The flakiness showed towards the end, but the burn was even.
The taste and body were full and complex with this cigar. American Barrel-Aged Robusto is an excellent cigar with the fullness of the bourbon flavor coming out. The leaves seem aged adequately at five months, given the superb taste profile. The vanilla and mild sweetness had the right spice, cedar, and fruitiness throughout the hour of smoke. The oakiness of the bourbon infusion was a welcome treat. If you feel patriotic, buy this American cigar. However, the flavors in this cigar can be enjoyed the world over.
Other Cigars Reviews
Other Camacho Cigar Reviews
Camacho Blackout is a handcrafted cigar that uses the process called press fermentation. This ensures that the dark and oily Honduran wrapper leaves off a highly intense flavor. The cigar showcases Nicaraguan and Brazilian tobaccos from four different years. Every stick renders a dark, sweet, aged richness in each draw. This is a limited edition cigar that has been added two more years of storage before they are sent out.
Camacho Criollo Gigante
Camacho Criollo cigars were crafted to cater to a demand for a medium-bodied option, distinguishing themselves from Camacho’s traditionally fuller-bodied variants. These cigars boast a flavorful blend, with a Cubano filler meticulously wrapped in a 1998 Criollo wrapper, ensuring an aged-to-perfection experience. This is evident in the review of Camacho Criollo Gigante.
Other Dominican Cigar Reviews
Macanudo Vintage 2006 Toro
The Macanudo Vintage 2006 Toro cigar is a medium-strength, premium offering with a Connecticut shade wrapper and origins in the Dominican Republic. This cigar features an earthy aroma with a complex blend of flavors that include wheat, sweetness, earth, leather, cedar, grass, hay, creaminess, and hints of spice. Aesthetically, it has a unique metal band that could double as a keychain ornament and a foot band inscribed with “Macanudo Vintage 2000.” While its burn may not be perfectly even and it might not produce a large amount of smoke, its flavors and construction make it a worthwhile experience, especially for beginners or those who prefer lighter flavor profiles. This article provided a comprehensive review of the Macanudo Vintage 2006 Toro.
AVO Syncro Nicaragua
The AVO Syncro Nicaragua cigar, diverging from its typical Dominican blend, boasts Nicaraguan Ometepe and Peruvian Olancho long-fillers, combined with Dominican Piloto Cubano, San Vicente Mejorado, and a hybrid Olor Piloto Cubano leaves. This box-pressed cigar, wrapped in a dark brown, oily Ecuadorian Connecticut shade, presents a robust profile of creaminess, coffee, leather, grass, and subtle floral, pepper, and spice undertones. Accompanied by outstanding construction, a medium body strength, and firm ash, this cigar offers an intricate smoking experience with predominant coffee flavors and an impeccable balance of complementary tastes. Such attributes underscore the necessity of savoring it slowly to immerse in its diverse flavor profiles fully. This detailed assessment stems from an in-depth review of AVO Syncro Nicaragua.