I’ll be honest with you. I’d never heard of these cigars before my friends over at Tex Cigars sent them my way for a review. But it fits the criteria for a cigar I want to smoke and review. So let’s see how this mysterious new smoke stands up.
Size: 6 x 50 ( )
Smoking Time: 2 hours
Price: ~$4.00 (Buy ’em here)
In looking the cigar over I found it to be very light in color, easily qualifying as “colorado claro” and mostly smooth with only a few veins. One of the cigars I smoked for this review had a small imperfection around the end of the second third.
Nothing else visually stood out about this cigar, so I gave it a little squeeze to check the density. It was nice and firm with a bit of give.
I noted a light sweet hay scent on the wrapper before I clipped it with my flamboyantly-red Xikar for a cold taste. I noted a sweeter, molasses or licorice flavor.
In my notes on this cigar, I noted that it has a beautiful ash. And that’s a little refreshing. Many of the cigars I’ve been smoking recently have had flaky, chunky looking ashes. I got about an average length of ash out of the cigar, never longer than about an inch.
The draw was good and consistent also. And the burn line was generally even, though it did stray a bit. In the final third of one cigar the wrapper did crack, but it didn’t unravel. Overall, I’d say it was a pretty good burn.
The cigar opened up with a nice, rich earthy flavor and took on a sweet grain flavor. (I’m thinking barley here, but I won’t swear to it.) I also noted a good deal of honey sweetness to this third.
In the second third it continued to be be very vegetal. Grain and grass became creamy, almondy, wood and leather a bit further along.
In the final third my notes on the two smokes diverge a bit. In the first it tasted woodier and spicier. In the second I got more of an herbal grain flavor, and a surprise appearance of sweet cherries. A bit later on those cherries tasted more like toffee, but it continued to be sweet.
There’s no need to drag out the price discussion. Four bucks for a cigar with good flavors and a nice burn isn’t too shabby.
I really enjoyed the second, sweeter one I smoked, but the first wasn’t too bad either. I’d say the Casada merits further exploration in the future.
Liked It: Yes
Buy It Again: Yes
Recommend It: Yes
What Other People Are Saying
There have been quite a few reviews of this cigar recently, and the verdicts are all over the place. Here’s a quick sample:
- Stinkie over at CigarBeat thinks they’re overpriced.
- Velvet Cigar has a bad experience with this cigar.
- Cigar Monkey gives it a solid 89, and says it will “blow away your expectations”.
The Cigar In Action
Here for your viewing pleasure is Casada Connecticut Toro being transformed into an attractive pile of ash!
My Other Reviews
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