Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Corojo
Size: Rothschild 4.5″x50
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Keeping with the maduro theme I have going here I smoked a Camacho SLR Maduro. I am a big fan of Camacho cigars especially the Select line and the Corojo Diplomas and 11/18’s.

Appearance and Construction – 8/10
The Camacho SLR Maduro is a rather rustic looking cigar. The dark brown wrapper is toothy and rough looking and the cap is slightly puckered. You can tell it is well made though. The bunching of the filler looks close to perfect and there are no rib veins in sight. It is firm and well filled and the cap clipped nicely with my Palio cutter. Not a particularly pretty cigar but obviously well made.

Flavor – 16/20
It’s starts off very peppery and you immediately pick up on that maduro sweetness. Once you work your way into it a bit the flavor mellows a bit and turns to cocoa with a spicy finish that comes across a little harsh. The Camacho kick is present. Like most Camachos this cigar has some umpf to it and will give you a pretty decent cigar buzz. Once you past the halfway mark it strengthens a bit and changes to coffee and spice and the maduro sweetness stays present throughout.

Smoking Characteristics – 6/10
The draw was a little loose but not so much as to be a problem. The ash was a dark, dark grey. The smoke had a yellowish tint and was a little thin. It was perfectly formed and seemed like it would hold on forever. A testament to its good construction. The burn was razor sharp.

Price – 3/5
This cigar will run you a little over $5 bucks a stick. It’s not the most refined cigar and smokes a little harsh. A select or a Monarcha would cost about the same and is a more enjoyable smoke. Not a bad price but more than I would want to pay for it.

Not a horrible cigar but not a favorite of mine. It is a little harsh and unrefined. I enjoyed the Perdomo Reserve Maduro much better.

The Math
33/4.5 = 7.33*10 = 73.3