Torano 1916 Cameroon Cigars
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Torano 1916 Cameroon

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Aged, Balanced, Hearty

The Toraño 1916 Cameroon was made to commemorate the Toraño family’s entry into the tobacco business. Featuring a gorgeous genuine Cameroon wrapper that has been prepped and aged for several years, it practically glistens with a lustrous sheen and an appealing texture with ample toothiness. Combined with a hearty blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran long fillers, the 1916 will fully satisfy your urge for that perfect cigar moment. The slow even burn stays cool and smooth throughout, while the well balanced blend teases your taste buds with hints of sweet spice, followed by toasty notes of wood and pepper. A remarkable cigar that lives up to the hype while adding to the sterling reputation of the Toraño family as cigar makers.

Good news! Torano 1916 Cameroon was named one of Cigar Aficionado's top 50 cigars for 2004. Along with a '90' rating, this is what they had to say: "A toothy, well-crafted figurado. It has a fine draw. The medium- to full-bodied cigar has a fine balance, and flavors of nuts, spice and coconut, with an earthy and cedary finish."
Overall Rating4.83 out of 5 Based on 6 Ratings

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Excellent smoke
Smooth, burns smooth, great draw. Love em!
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If you want a smooth, aromatic cigar, this is it. Great smoke right down to the final puffs. It is a mild to medium body but very satisfying.
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A pleasure to smoke
The Torano 1916 is a smooth smoke with hints of sweet spice and notes of wood. The Cameroon wrapper brings it all together. This is a must try and the price is right.
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A pleasant surprise
I am a solid fan of the Torano brand, but hadn't tried these until now. These cigars are delicious. Extremely smooth, good burn and flavor throughout. Perfect draw resistance. Never had to relight the thing. I'll definitely order these again.
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Good Smoke
Like the flavor and taste. Very enjoyable
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Always a great smoke
CHARLIE Never lets me down!!!
Customer Testimonials
The 1916 is a staple in my humidor. I've smoked boxes of them and have never had a single construction issue. The tastes are consistent throughout the different vitolas, but I personally prefer the robusto or the corona sizes because it allows the Cameroon wrapper to really stand out. Flavors don't shift much in this cigar, but you get a consistent blend of spice, cedar, nutmeg and believe it or not, I pick up subtle hints of coconut, usually at about the halfway point of the stick. Try one.
This is the best Cameroon I have smoked to date. I place it above all others. The wrapper is impeccable, with a burn and draw that exceeds any other Cameroon I have smoked. It will always have a place in my humidor! If you love Cameroon's or just want to try one that's top notch, this is your stick!
BH of Columbia, MO
What a great smoke! I agree with the above reviews. This is a really fine cigar..... Loving it. Thanks CI
JC of Vero Beach, FL
Great cigars that taste and smell so good. Burns even with a beautiful white ash. Enjoyable to the fingertips.
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
Bought a five pack. Great cigar, smooth easy draw and great taste. I already ordered another batch. The cedar aroma is just the icing on the cake, relaxing anytime you need a quality smoke.
JB of Davie, FL
This is one fine cigar! I'd call it mild-medium. It's very smooth with an unmistakeable flavor. I'd put it in the same category with the AVO classic and Monte white. The wrapper is a bit delicate, but that's about all the downside I can offer about it. They'll have a home in my humidor from now on.
MP of Benton, AR
Without question one of the best medium strength cigars I have ever smoked. If you are a veteran cigar smoker, it is a rare occasion that a new smoke will actually make you say "wow, this is fantastic" and make you keep the band so you can remember what is was and what to order. This is one of them...very smooth, kind of citrussy and outstanding construction. I have nothing negative to say about this cigar at is a stunner right from first sight.
Finally had a chance to visit the store and all I can say is that the staff member that helped me choose this smoke gets a huge thank you! Could be my new favorite smoke! Great flavor all the way through and burns perfect!
I love Torano cigars. I have not had a bad one. This was one of my first and it's still one of my favorites.
KB of Shelbyville, KY
I lucked out and caught these beauties in a "Two-Fer" deal and man am I glad that I did! I have been smoking the CAO counterpart for the last Five years or so and was (still am) VERY pleased with them. IMHO. I think the Torano's just edge by the others. The differences are so small that I can't pinpoint what or if there's anything really significant to describe. They are both almost dead on price point wise. Both have exceptional construction, appearance, firm ash, burn time etc...... Maybe because the Torano is new to me and I'm excited by it? Who knows. Without further comment. Go get yourself a few and see for yourself. With CI's great prices you can't go wrong either way. I now have boxes of both makers Robusto size and I'll give the CT's a chance to "relax" in my humi for several months and report back if I discover anything worthwhile. Enjoy your summer everyone!
DM of Herndon, VA
I bought the Carlos Torano Sampler and these were the best out of the bunch. The wrapper flaked a little but the smoke was awesome. These are in my top picks list for sure.
VM of San Antonio, TX
This has taken place as my favorite cigar I have smoked to date. Bought these on a Joe's Daily deal and given a couple to friends for helping me move and other stuff.. Regretting that decision because it means I have less of these amazing cigars.
EL of Tallahassee, FL
THE best Cameroon you can buy. Just get some. You will not be disappointed. Guaranteed.
TJ of Sterling Heights, MI
Very good smoke, enjoyed it very much!
ES of redford, MI
I like Toranos period, but by far this is the best one ever. I did find draw issues because of my own impatience. Leave them be for a month in your humi & GET READY FOR AN AWESOME TASTING SMOKE !
CC of Sharps Chapel, TN
I have been smoking cigars for about 6 years and this is by far THE best cigar I have tried (Torano Cameroon 1916). I've had a range of cigars from Davidoff, to some Cuban Montecristos right on down to Swishers. This is at the tip-top of the list hands down. If you like cigars with real flavor, pick up a box or 5 of these. You will not be let down.
CC of Opelousas, LA
Wow. Wow. Wow. Talk about an absolute flavor (Torano Cameroon 1916) explosion. I recently got two of these cigars in a humidor combo pack I had ordered... and just finished ordering a box of 25. A wonderfully smooth, medium bodied smoke. This cigar is not about potency, it's about draw and flavor and they're not remotely short on either one of those. Buy them now. Buy them often.
ER of Hot Springs, AR
Let me jump on the bandwagon and sing the praises of this elegant, smooth and creamy stick (Torano Cameroon 1916). I haven't had good luck with some other cameroons, but this one hooked me. Like every other 'aficionado' that tries this particular medium bodied, multi-flavored Torano and has his first '1916' revelation, this puro practically sends you into rapture as it satisfies from first spark to last puff. After dinner, skip desert and just savor this superb blend. I'm sold! "Honey, put a box of these on my Christmas list." These will be regular stock in my humi. Perdomo Reserve Champagne - move over!
MD of Dania Beach, FL
I am typically a mild-med. smoker whose favorites include RP vintage, Romeo & Julietas and Ashtons. I first purchased this cigar from my local store on a whim with about a half dozen others. I went back home and cu the cigar an loved it. The draw was smooth and consistent and the flavor remained consisten throughout the entire stick. This has become one of my favorite cigars and rarely do I not have one in my Humidor. Torono is now one of my top brand cigars.
MS of Waterbury, CT
No surprises here. Once again, Torano Cameroon 1916 proves he is one of the best. I found the flavor to be on par with a La Aurora 1495, maybe a little better. This cigar burns consistently with plenty of spicy smoke, and has a smooth draw. "Show me a woman who likes the smell of your cigar and I will show you a man in a dress."
BG of Akron, OH
carlos torano, this medium cigar was very ,very smooth, a even burning smoke billower,the wrapper was beautiful.lightly earth, mild spice and creamy coffee notes.i did seem to smell what i thought was vanilla, could have been coconut. they both smell similar to me.this also became a very chewy cigar halfway through.this was the torpedo.
JS of hamilton, OH
I was very surprised at this smoke. Holy cow. Great draw tons of smooth smoke and dynamite flavor. (Torano Cameroon 1916) If I didnt know any better I would of thought somebody handed me a 15 dollar cigar(or a cuban). cheers
RB of Hellertown, PA
To be honest, I considered the 1916 a through-in with other brands I wanted to try in the CI mild-medium sampler. (Torano Cameroon 1916) I smoke it as a last of the night on crisp night by the water in Savannah. It turned out to be one of the best I've ever had from CI! I was smoking in the dark outside and the only way to tell I was done was when I my finger got hot. It was medium body but smooth as a hot towel shave at a barber's. Just great. When I go milder I like CAO gold, Gurkha Boer, etc. I also like a full-bodied. CAO, Black, Montecristo, Gurkha Legend. The 1916 is in the middle, but it has wonderful flavor and was exceptional by all standards. Try this Cigar! I is strong enough for full bodied smokers, mild enough for beginners, can't say enough
PM of Savannah , GA
Tried a five pack and i'm already back for more. The "Carlos Torano 1916 Cameroon" is a delicious cigar. Nutty, spicy, earthy, sweet, a taste of leather......did i miss anything? Oh! Yeah! The coconut......subtle, but very welcome. What a friggin' smoke. Just wonderful. Relax with thus baby, rated 93.....later.
VB of San Francisco, CA
1916 Cameroon!!!!!!!!!!!! so sweet I would eat it another winner I think Carlos Torano should devote all their time to making their own cigars can not get enough great cigar!!!!!!!!!!!
DT of auburn, CA
Fantastic cigar (Torano Cameroon 1916) for those who like a Cameroon wrapper. Good burn, great flavor, nice draw. Up there with the CAO Cameroon and the Perdomo Reserve Cameroon.
RA of Birmingham, AL
Thank goodness for samplers that include my new favorite. This (Torano Cameroon 1916) is indeed cigar heaven. Everything you want in cigar; draw, clean burn, and great flavor. Too bad they are back ordered or I could smoke 'em sooner.
DS of Moreno Valley, CA
Excellent cigar,(Torano Cameroon 1916) one of my favorites. The best thing about it is the slight taste of fruitiness I get, probably from the wrapper. It's subtle, but definitely there... I'd say plum, if I had to pick a fruit. In addition to that pleasant flavor component, these sticks have a great medium body, smoke very smooth, and have an excellent draw and an even burn. Try one, and you'll be ordering a box the very same day!
HW of Wilkes-Barre, PA
I smoked my first Torano 1916 Cameroon this morning and all I can say is, "Wow"! This may be one of the finest smokes in my 1000+ stick humidor. I was reminded of a couple of excellent Cuban cigars by this lovely puro. Cedary, spicy, with a kind of woody finish. Good burn and draw and lots of satisfying smoke. For those who like Cuban cigars, this could be your "legal" choice.
AN of Goodyear, AZ
The Carlos Torano Cigars (Torano Cameroon 1916) are by far one of the smoothest cigars on the market today. I've smoked many great Cigar makes and I'd have to rate Carlos Torano a superior cigar maker among the best. *****
JD of Folsom, CA
WOW!! This is by far the best smoke I have had (Torano Cameroon 1916). Smooth and Tasty with a nice even burn. Felt good in the mouth; in fact, I didn't want to take it out of my mouth. The smoke was a pleasing to the nose as it was to my mouth. It defiantly has a place in my humidor.
DN of Canyon Country, CA
With out a doubt, the Carlos Torano Cameroon 1916 is one of the best cigars I've smoked to date. The quality of the tobacco,wrapper,and the slow and even burn is always 1st class, always what you get with Carlos Torano cigars. Throw in C.I's cant beat prices and fast shipping and the hardest thing for me is to choose what cigar I buy next. Thanks guys,keep up the great work.
JB of Springfield, MA
In my latest sample pack were two Carlos Torano 1916 cigars. I tried one for the first time last night and could not wait to come home and have the other one tonight. What a great cigar. It held my attention all the way to the end. So now I look it up by your list of brands and I see what you say about it. Like wine I can tell when something is good and this smoke will be in my chest as a staple. Thanks for sharing your brand in thoses sample packs. I truly found an enjoyable smoke.
FK of Clovis, CA

Carlos Torano 1916 Cameroon

Brandon S
Last year I had the pleasure of attending my first RTDA show in Nashville and needless to say, I felt like Charlie in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory! Unless you have been to one it is hard to describe the pure, unbridled exhilaration that one experiences in such a place. For the most part, days spent at the RTDA consist of sampling cigar upon cigar from the very moment you wake up until you finally arrive back in your hotel room some 18 hours later!

As you can imagine there were quite a few cigars released at last year’s show however there was definitely one that stood out from the crowd and it continues to turn heads today. The Carlos Torano 1916 Cameroon is a captivating cigar from the moment you light it up until the final draw which always seems to leave me with one thought, “Damn, I finished it already?!?” I couldn’t wait until these cigars hit our dock last year and as soon as they did I picked up two boxes. Since then my humidor has not seen a single day without at least one 1916.

As is typical with many cigars produced by Torano, the construction is impeccable without a soft spot to speak of. The cigar is firm and dense without being overfilled and yields a perfect draw every time. Upon lighting this cigar you are immediately greeted with an earthy burst of flavor quickly followed by a subtle but distinct cedary note which is attributable to the cedar sleeve that is applied to each cigar in an effort to enhance the aging process. The ash, light-gray in color, is solid with some light flaking which occurs throughout the duration of the burn. The flavor tends to remain consistent to the halfway point when a noticeable change in complexity kicks in taking the cigar to an entirely new level until that fateful moment when you decide to put it down.

The Bottom Line: The Torano 1916’s are proof that you really can get great quality and flavor without having to take out a second mortgage on your home. Good construction and a well-balanced blend of tobacco make the 1916 a solid choice for that perfect way to cap off every day.

Carlos Torano 1916 Cameroon


Sometimes I'm just a naive newbie cigar smoker. I get excited about the simplest, stupidest, things. But don't tell me I'm wrong 'cause I don't want to hear it. I'll give you an example. Perusing down at our retail store a few weeks ago, I heard some customers talking about the Carlos Torano 1916 Cameroon - oohing and aahing like school kids. "Toothy, leather Cameroon wrapper." "Tons of body." "Spicy, but sweet cocoa after taste." "Sneak-up-on-ya strength, but balanced." "Unbalanced burn to start, but ooohhh, a sparkly white even ash takes over." "Ya know, I think the Aficionado gave this cigar like a 200 rating or something." "If I had to pick 2 cigars on my deathbed, this would be one of them." Alrighty, that might be overboard. But just after they walked out, I had to walk over to the open boxes on display and see what they were talking about. The first thought that came to mind - "cool, this one has cedar wrapped around it, golly, I have to try one." Not kidding. I'm a sucker for cedar-wrapping. Wrap cedar around anything and I'll smoke it - it must make it better right? But seriously, there is something about the cedar that really does it for me - it's kinda like letting wine age in oak barrels. I love wine, and I'm a sucker for oak-aged wine, just something about it that seems to make it better. The smell of oak and I'm jones'n for wine. The smell of cedar and I'm jones'n for a fat puro. (A little hint for all you marketing majors out there.)

OK, but is it good yawl ask? You bet. This cigar has received all sorts of praise - a top 50 in 2004, a 90-rating from "the Aficionado", a clamor for this cigar that puts it constantly out-of-stock, and a price-tag of $3-$4 per stick that makes it an affordably good cigar. Those fellas at the retail shop hit the nail on the head and I could just say "ditto" to their comments, but I'll add a few brief notes. The Toranos simply don't know how to make bad cigars. The Tribute, the Exodus lines, the Signature, many of the Gurkha cigars, the list goes on and on. But, the icing on the cake is that these folks are some of the humblest, sincerest, and most dedicated makers on the planet. At every event they've been at, including our CigarFest back in May, they passed out what seemed to be an endless supply of cigars and treated every attendee like they were the only person at the event. Class, quality, and devotion to their product. So, if you haven't heard about Torano before reading this blurb, you've been in a closet, but I promise it's going to be hard to miss them well into the future.

Tightly packed with a firm draw, the cigar starts off with a fiery bang to your palate erupting with a spicy flavor at the front part of your tongue. I've rambled before about how I love tons and tons of smoke and this one produces. The puro mellows but a deep flavor profile lends an appetizing character that rumbles in the belly. The finish is full and doesn't dissipate quickly, so I recommend this cigar in the latter part of the day, preferably after dinner. A nutty, cedary aroma fills the room and lingers, yes, I am a cigar smoker, enter if you dare.

I'm about to nub this one out now, and my fingers are burning, so I could pick up another and babble on for another 20 minutes, but I'll spare you and recommend that if you try cigars for nothing other than the fact that they have a cool cedar wrapping around it, like me, pick up a Torano 1916.