Size: 6 1/2 X 52
Filler: Piloto Cubano
Today, I smoked a Garo Maduro Soprano given to me by Dr. Garo. I set my office by the pool with a cup of Starbucks Italian Roast coffee. The nicely constructed cigar is milk chocolate in color with a light sheen, a reddish brown sheen. It reminds me of a weathered leather look. The band is a nice band with its fleur-de-lis design with red, white and gold colors is very nice.
I smell the foot and a sweet hay aroma entered my nose. On the stick I smell a strong barnyard aroma. I clip the pointed cap and take a dry draw of hay with a light spice of pepper. I toast the foot and taste notes of cedar. The smoke is full and creamy. I also taste hints of cocoa, nuts and one time salt.
The grey ash with streaks of black fell around a third of the way in and notes of cedar pop back in along with hints of leather. The burn is a little uneven but it doesn’t affect the flavor. The white smoke is still kicking full.
The last third and the burn is almost back even and the ash fell again. The band slides off without any problems or damage. I taste notes of roasted coffee and cocoa. Nutty and leather flavors return toward the end of this smoke.
This bold stick was a joy to smoke. This was the third Garo Maduro Soprano I smoked and found a consistency in the smoke, flavors and burn. If you get a chance to buy a Garo cigar grab a few and put them in your humidor. You won’t be sorry you did. - April 4, 2013
Robert Anthony Meyers