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Carlos Torano Loyal Robusto Review
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8/24/2011 11:16:00 AM

The Carlos Torano Loyal was just released at the 2011 IPCPR and is now in stock and ready for sale. The Torano family named the brand after Carlos Sr.'s Loyalty to the philosophy that anyone should be able to smoke a well made, flavorful Torano cigar at an affordable price. The blend features Nicaraguan and Dominican Fillers, a Nicaraguan binder and a dark oily Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.

Appearance and Construction:

This is definitely one hefty Robusto weighing in at 5 x 56. The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is smooth as silk despite a bit of tooth, with even coloring that isn't too dark or too light. The Torano Loyal Robusto is well packed, firm to the touch with no soft spots to speak of. The artwork on the band has a retro feel, but not to overdone, I like the simplicity of it all.


A good whiff of the foot gives off that classic sweet barnyard smell. My Palio takes off the well applied cap with ease. The pre-light cold draw gives off flavors that are identical to what the foot promised.. Earthy, sweet flavors.

1st Third:

It takes me a little bit to get this beefy stick all lit up, and we're off to the races. I was worried about draw due to the resistance I got before lighting, but my fears are unwarranted, the draw is perfect. The Loyal starts out great with big tasty plumes of chewy smoke, a lot of sweetness up front and some of the Nicaraguan tobacco showing through with a small amount of spice. I would say right off the bat the cigar is medium body. The burn line is wavering a bit, partly my fault, I'm smoking this thing way too fast. I can't help it the cigar is actually fun to smoke, if that makes any sense? Big ring, lots of mellow tasty smoke, so far very enjoyable.

2nd Third:

The second third continues on a lot like the first, with some hints of leather, and the body steadily building a bit. The spice has pretty much gone away, it's still a medium body smoke in my book and it seems like its on par to stay that way. This is a very approachable cigar for both smokers just starting out and accomplished pallets alike. I have to say I'm extremely impressed by the balance of flavors in the Torano Loyal. Everything just blends together so well, its a totally effortless smoke. The ash holds on for close to an inch, I find myself pushing it a bit, I'm probably going to end up wearing it on this one. As an "experienced" smoker I find myself constantly retro-haling cigars these days. For those who don't know it's the simply the practice of exhaling smoke through the nasal passages to pick up on some more flavors and aroma using your nose. I've been sorry on more than one occasion, stronger cigars, loaded with pepper can sometimes be a eye watering experience. This cigar however is a great retro-hale stick. The chewy medium body smoke flows through the nose with ease, doesn't burn and adds a deeper dimension of the balanced flavors.

Last Third:

The sweetness that was dominating up until now has taken a backseat to the earthy tobacco flavors of the last third. Another positive aspect of this cigar, although the smoke has been super thick and tasty all the way through, it has not left any coating or taste on my tongue or mouth. The finish is very clean and goes perfect with the balanced flavors. The cigar got a bit hot toward the end, but I slowed my pace and the heat went away. The flavor was again consistent throughout the last third, with an earthy, tobacco flavor with a sweetness on the finish.


This is a very enjoyable smoke. Again, very approachable, easy to smoke with lots of good flavor. The Torano Family has attempted to blend a consistent, well made cigar for a great price, $4.95 - $5.50 MSRP. Lots of companies try this and some fail miserably. I feel like the Loyal delivered on all fronts and will be a great go-to daily smoke for many cigar smokers. This cigar has since come into stock here at Atlantic and is available here: Carlos Torano Loyal Brand Page.

Keep on Smokin!


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