Cigar Review: Carlos Torano Exodus Gold 1959
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Carlos Torano Exodus Gold 1959
Size: Robusto 5 x 50
Wrapper – Habana 2000
Binder – Honduran
Filler – Nicaraguan/Honduran/Dominican/Mexican/Costarican
Dark roasted coffee
Baker spice (nutmeg)
This box pressed cigar comes to us for the My Monthly Cigars June box. With excellent construction, the wrapper is quite dark and has a cocoa hue with almost no veining. Interestingly, the wrapper tends to be darker on the foot and fades lighter towards a well placed cap. The preignition aroma is of a strong and pleasing combination of hay, cocoa and dried figs. A straight cut leads to a medium draw.
Into the introductory notes and a toasted bread and a dark roasted coffee merges well on the pallet. The retro is smooth and offers up an oily and sweet finish so early in the experience. About the ¼ mark and consistent in strength. The intro notes carry on merging with a dark cocoa that finishes intensely on a very long lasting finish. Although the burn is a bit crooked, it's burning well and offers a bright gray ash on a wavering thin ash fringe.
Into the 2/3 and buttery smooth! The finish is the center of this cigar as consistent notes are met with the mildest of bakers spice and raw sugar. Well passed the halfway marker and the burn line has corrected itself. The notes are consistent, offering an almost “coffee cake” experience. The finish remains the focal point alongside a very smooth and tasty retrohale.