JC Newman

January 24, 2015

Psyko Seven Toro (6 1/4 x 48)

Video review HERE.

From the Ventura Cigar Company comes the Psyko Seven Toro. It is handmade in the Dominican and contains tobaccos from 6 countries.

The Psyko Seven Toro is comprised of:
Leaf Type: Dominican Hybrid
Wrapper Color: Natural
Wrapper Origin: Dominican
Binder: Mexican Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero, Peruvian Pelo de Oro, Honduran Holancha Seco, Dominican Hybrid, and Lancaster Ligero

The band, or prescription pad, takes up almost the entire cigar! It is easily removed and the standard Ventura Cigar Psyko Seven band remains. Here is what the prescription pad band looks like:

The foot of the cigar:

After cutting the cap the test draw was very good. The initial flavor was one of fresh baked bread. It quickly transitioned into one of red licorice and sweet tangerine with some dry roasted almonds. There was white pepper at a 6 1/2 or 7. The cigar is medium bodied at this early stage. The finish is one of bread and red licorice with a nice amount of lingering white pepper.

About 2 inches in the flavors changed to candy like tangerine citrus, which reminds me of the baby aspirins we took as children. I loved those things! Also, attached to those are dry cocoa notes. These combine for a very nice flavor. Some of the dry cocoa is also noticed on the finish. The bread notes are fading but still subtle on the finish. There are also red licorice notes on the finish. On the front end the red licorice has faded. The roasted nuts are still there on the front end.

With about 2 inches remaining the flavors have changed a bit. They are now partly the baby aspirin orange flavor combined with a sweet cedar, dry cocoa, and a lot of brown sugar. The cigar is still medium bodied but wants to move in a medium to full direction. The finish is bread, baby aspirin orange, and dry roasted almonds, along with a very nice amount of lingering white pepper. Because of the ring gauge of this cigar being a 48 it is burning a little quicker than other toro cigars.

The flavors at the end are pretty much like they were in the previous segment. I enjoyed the baby aspirin orange flavors with the sweet cedar. The white pepper moved up to a solid 7 on the front end but was very good on the finish. The finish ended with the baby aspirin orange notes and fresh bread. The cigar ended at a solid medium bodied. It never reached medium to full bodied. This has been a very flavorful cigar. Although not powerful, it is indeed flavorful. These are available by going HERE. I very much enjoyed this cigar.

Score: 92

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