2004 Opus X Forbidden X Toro Review

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  1. Craig Mac

    Craig Mac BoM March '10 July '11

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    Figured since it was such a nice day I'd have a nice smoke. The size of the Forbidden X Toro is 6 1/8 x 44. This particular cigar was a part of the Journey To Chateau De La Fuente Black Box. The cigar is beautifully constructed with a natural wrapper featuring virtually no noticable viens. Prelight draw was that off a little bit of spice, cinnamon, and a hint of pepper. Draw seems a little bit on the tight side, but I'll find out in a minute, time to spark it!

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    First Third - Well, I was wrong about the draw. Once I got it light it was drawing perfectly! During the initial first few puffs I felt a tingle on the toungue from the rich tobacco. A mix of earth, leather, and a hint of spice to it. Flavour is wonderful so far and producing a nice thick amount of smoke. Burn is nice and even, ash is a light gray and held for a little over an inch before falling off.

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    Second Third - As I get in to the second third the flavour is pretty consistant from the first third, the pepper has faded just a bit and a woodsy flavour is also present. Still a bit of leather and a hint of a floraly spice to it that was there during the prelight draw is now in the background. Burn is still nice and even, produce the perfect amount of smoke. I found myself wanting to draw on it more often than normal because it was just so damn tasty!

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    Final Third - As I get in to the final third the cigar has picked up a bit in strength and the dominant flavour is leather. It is still maintaining a bit of pepper and woodsy notes as well. A slight coffee flavour to the finish also. This cigar burned perfect the entire time and not once did it require a touchup. Took about an hour and forty-five minutes to nub this sucker. Sad to see it end!

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    I have to say that this was a great cigar. I kept thinking the whole time that this is what a cigar is supposed to be like, at least to me that is. Perfect burn and nice thick amount of smoke to it. Definitely a full bodied cigar, yet started out mostly medium strength that built to a full strength during the final third. The flavour of this stick definitely appealed to me. I am not quite sure I would say it is the best cigar I have ever had but it is definitely somewhere in the top 5. Thanks for reading!

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  2. miurajus

    miurajus bl0g poser

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    Great review! Glad to hear that it was one of your faves :)
     
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    Did you at least pair it with a nice drink?
     
  4. jolietilfire

    jolietilfire BoM 9/9' 9/11' 8/12'

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    Nice review Mac! Thanks for taking the time.
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  5. Craig Mac

    Craig Mac BoM March '10 July '11

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    Just a bottle of water after dinner.
     
  6. BigFoot

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    Dude, any smokes you dont have?!

    Nice review bro!
     
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    Nice Review Great CigaR!!
     
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    Psojka RP,601 This place IS my vacation

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    great review and pics! thanks for taking the time to write this!
     
  9. Bigbill

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    Nice review brother thanks.
     
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    Yeah they definitely don't suck, nice review bro!
     
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    Nice review.......have one resting. This looks to be a good one!!
     
  12. TheCigarKid

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    Awesome review and pictures, Craig! Sounded like you throughly enjoyed that one :thumbsup:
     
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    Nice review, and VERY nice smoke!
     
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    Nice review, thank you for taking time to post the pictures and review bro.
     
  15. twenty5

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    Thanks for the review Mac! Pics were great too! :drool:
     
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    Nice review bro. you've been doing a lot of these recently...Keep em comin
     
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    Always nice to see super sticks burned down.
     
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    Nice reiew and pics Craig, Thanks!
     
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    Amazing stick with an amazing review. Thanks.
     
  20. VillageIdiot

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    What a beautiful cigar! Great pictures too. Thanks for sharing.
     

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