The Toraño Exodus 1959 Finite 2013, I had a sampler sized Toro and had been letting them sit in the humidor for a few weeks before giving them a smoke. I give this cigar a very high rating on appearance and also the aroma was very distinct after removing the cello.
The pre light draw was somewhat peppery and a very recognizable coffee flavor. The first third of this cigar was an attack on my senses, there were flavors from all over the arena. Cinnamon, chocolate, spice and most definitely the strong coffee flavor. Nica puro tobaccos, are becoming more and more common and with this sort of flavor and precise burn I can see why.
I spent more than an hour sitting outside reading and really enjoying the fine weather and the massive plumes of smoke being produced by the Exodus. Somewhere between two thirds and maybe halfway through this cigar began to really mellow and come into it’s own. I am by no means saying the first third was harsh, but it was definitely a real eye opener and attention getter.
The draw on the cigar was effortless and the burn was phenomenal even for a windy day. The last third of this cigar is what prompted me to buy a box. The coffee flavors began to creep back in and the spices returned to a level that was really enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this cigar to anyone who enjoys a Nica tobacco and wants a cigar to get their attention fast and then fade into enjoyment.
I am giving this cigar 8 Smoke Rings! I am looking forward to the next installment of cigars in 2014 from the Torano family.