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I recently finished up my usual afternoon nine hole walkabout on my favorite local golf course with another one of favorite golf companions--a premium stogie. This time it was the 5 Vegas Miami "shaggy toro." It was the last of a ten-pack that I purchased a while back. This bad boy had been napping in my humidor for some four or five years, and I finally broke down and fired it up. IT WAS AWESOME! It aged really well, perfect burn, great taste that lasted a good hour and a half. I hope you bring these back! Soon!
I bought some of these a while back (summer 2013), shortly after they were discontinued, or so I thought. I see that they are bringing them back out, to which I must give a hearty "SWEEEEET", "YESSSS", or "YIPPPEEE"!!!!! The first one that I smoked shortly after arrival was full of flavor, very robust, nice draw, and burned perfectly. It was right up the alley of cigars that I tend to gravitate towards. I am thoroughly excited to try the new blend as I have heard rumors that they are even better than before. How can it be? Dunno, but I'm game.
The others that I bought I let rest in the humi so that I could savor them as I though they would not return. They only got better. Thus this leads me to be even more excited that they have returned. Think of some of the other great cigars that have rolled out of Miami in recent years and I will honestly say that this cigars can hold its own against them.
As soon as the torpedoes are available by the box, I will have an order placed, no hesitation.
They totally change character with some aging. I have recently tried over 100 different cigars from CI and noting what I thought about them. as to these I first made notes that they were "peppery, not rich or dark enough, just OK at the end" but 2 or 3 cigars later, after they aged for months, I made notes that they were "complex, dark and good" to finally noting months later that they were "great if aged and the last half was especially great." I have not yet tried the new made in Miami version, but if they are the same or better they will work as a change of pace cigar (from Cain Maduro and Diesel Unholy) for me.
I understand all the fuss over the 5 Vegas Miami, as I have enjoyed them for years in the dark blue and gold band, but despite all the recent fuss over the remake of this cigar in the USA, I have to say that I was disappointed. This is not the same cigar in my opinion. This recent rendition lacked much of the vigor and richness of the older version, and the 5 pack sample I bought had issues with wrapper quality, looking mottled, with color variation, and dullness which the previous version never did. Burn in both of the stogies I smoked was inconsistent also. I can't say that I did not enjoy the new cigar to some degree, but if you are a long term fan, don't be surprised to be let down a bit. Amen, 50ft. Jesus
"Quoth the raven, never more" was very disappointed with the new 5 Vegas Miami, it is not the same cigar, the rolling was off in some of the ten pack I purchased and the coloration too, it's such a shame that such a good cigar was discontinued, to come back as a mock. The taste was also different and the notes too, thank God I had some of the old 5 Vegas Miami Churchill's to compare them to and really notice the difference between the two. 5 Vegas please bring back the old five Vegas Miami, it feels like I have lost a loved one, really! And the new ring design does not do it justice.
"By Far the best american made yet" Smokes great start to finish even burn. Taste great flavor are on point not over bearing but strong enough to enjoy. 71 minute smoke. Needs one week in good humidor, however, it can be smoked right out of wrapper just slight flavor difference. 1. 5 Vegas Miami 2. Man of War Amada. Can't go wrong. Must have. The Man!
Definitely box worthy! Signature george rico flavors but a little spicier and becoming more complex in the second half. All the while producing tons of smoke from a straight burn and easy draw. Flavor and strength are right on balance but for me it was in the finish. This blend is delicious!
Great smoke, nice blend of flavors and taste. Texas humidity didn't effect the experience at all haha.
I have smoked many of these bad boys but its been quite a while. After hearing of the new changes I ordered a 5 pack hesitantly. Right out of the shipping box I fired the Toro Gordo up and pow! My wife came out and asked if I wanted to make love and I told her to go away, this thing is that good! Seriously though the changes are good, I don't know if I've forgotten how good this was or if the changes made it even better but if you want a hearty, spicey, peppery smoke that tastes almost like a steak, this is it! I will be buying many more. And the burn is great and the draw, fantastic. Buy it!
6.1 x 52 Torpedo reviewed...to me it's just an average smoke. Burns well, but not much taste. Bitter, dry straight tobacco. Not much complexity. Might be an acceptable yard gar...
It's a decent cigar, got it in my cigar of the month pack. Very full flavored, too much for me. It's very peppery and spicy. It will be great for those friends that like a full flavored cigar. They'll thinkin generous.
Picked up a box of the Toro Gordo's recently and couldn't be happier.
Wow! Real smooth smoke with an even burn! Great for after dinner or just a relaxing hour of bliss!
Tried the 60-ring beast with about a week in the humidor, was not impressed. Threw them back in the in the humidor and let 8 months pass .... WOW am I glad I waited. When I am lookimg for a big cigar to toke on, this will be my go to. Another great cigar from Cinco Vegas :)
Just lit one one these up a couple days ago and must say the aroma was exactly what a cigar should smell like. The flavor was a little strong for me, but perhaps it just needed to sit in the humi a while longer (only had it for about a week and a half). I believe I will try another and let it sit a while longer.
Decent draw, even burn, is a medium to full flavor cigar. Starts out without anything special, but quickly settles down to a decent smoke. Not my favorite; however, after smoking numerous other brands I have come to really appreciate this cigar so much I ordered some 5 Vegas Gold Maduros.
I recently purchased a 10 pack of the toro Gordo 6x60s. I smoked the first one right out of the package it came in. Have to admit that I was not that impressed. Smoked the second one after about ten days in the humidor, what a world of difference! These cigars appear to be fairly complex and smoke for a long time. Again, with the second one I was still uncertain until the cigar warmed up some and began emitting some delicious flavors about a third of the way in and it definitely finished with a bang. Tasty and long burning. Will definitely keep some on hand ...
Smoked my last Miami(robusto,the old version) last year on my birthday. Was sort of depressed. Then I read in CI catalog they are back and made in the USA. I had to try them and received a 10 pack Gordo. They are nowhere near the old Miami's. But as the ad stated they are back and better than ever. Let them rest in your humidor for about a week after shipping and you will not regret the flavor. This cigar along with Gurkha Beauty, RP Vintage line are my very favorites. 5 Vegas Miami is a great cigar and a great price. I hope George Rico never stops rolling them