May 30, 2015

Inferno 3rd Degree Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

The Inferno 3rd Degree is the third release under the Inferno umbrella. These are also made by Oliva, just like the other Inferno blends. The Inferno 3rd Degree is a new blend of all Nicaraguan tobaccos. It features a triple-fermented ligero and Viso longfiller core, and a Habano-seed binder, all encased in a silky Habano seed wrapper. These cigars are available solely at Famous Smoke Shop. There is a link directly to these cigars HERE.

Available in four sizes:
Churchill 7x50
Double Toro 6x60
Robusto 5x50

Price point ranges from $5.80 to $6.50 per cigar.

The cigar is well made and a dark brown in color. It has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap had just a touch of firmness. The initial flavors were a very sweet boysenberry and dry wood. The pepper was a white pepper rated at an 8. The finish has a lot of influence from the dry wood with a lot of sweetness but I could not tell what the sweetness was coming from. It's just a sweet, dry wood.

About 1 1/2 inches in the cigar is burning very evenly. The boysenberry notes are fading. There is now a sweet cedar flavor with some caramel notes. The dry wood is still prominent. The finish now is indeed a sweet cream with some dry wood. There is some lingering white pepper. The cigar is medium bodied but it has the feel it will go much fuller. This cigar may very well have that sneaky ligero as the other Inferno's had.

At the midpoint the boysenberry notes are no longer there but there is still a sweet cedar with a lot of roasted nut flavors with the dry wood becoming subtle. There are also black coffee notes. The caramel notes are still around but the roasted nuts overwhelm them. The finish has some influence of roasted nuts but at times it still tastes like the dry wood. The cigar is medium to full bodied. You can now feel the ligero. The sneaky ligero is starting to come forward.

At the end the cigar continued to change. There are now sweet cedar with a ton of roasted nuts, brown sugar, and coffee. The caramel is no longer there. The cigar is full bodied. You can really feel the ligero. It's a sneaky ligero much like the Oliva V's ligero. This is another very good Inferno blend that will do very well for Famous Smoke Shop. They are now available online. From the midpoint on this cigar has a lot of pop!

Score: 92

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