ALADINO CONNECTICUT | CIGAR REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
ALADINO CONNECTICUT TORO (6 x 50)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN CONNECTICUT
Sweet and smoothy creaminess washes over the palate. Earth and spice gently lend some detail on the outer edges. Earth darkens a bit through the retrohale, likely due to coffee and cream that slip through as well. Aladino’s finish allows for earth and spice to take on a bigger role with saltiness laying down a subtle foundation.
Moving past first impressions, spice and earth become more dominant, and honey shows up now. Creaminess settles right in the sweet spot. Cream, earth, and toastiness are the next variation of the retrohale.
Saltiness moves out as earth and spice invite honey to come along for the ride on the finish.
Just past the halfway point, sweet cream, spice, and a very subtle cream-filled snack make for some very pleasant puffs. That subtle cream-filled cake snack (seems wordy) note gets my inner fat kid dreaming of Twinkies. Light coffee grounds drift out the nose. Ridin’ solo here.
Leather, coffee, and spice drop the honey from the finish near the mid-section. Seemed like an amicable separation. They'll probably still talk frequently.
A room note of sweetly spiced wood drifts around nearly undetected. Maybe some chocolate in there. Sure.
Sweetness and spice with some chocolate do most of the work here at the end. Coffee hangs on to the last remnants of chocolate. The nose pushes through earth with coffee dripping off the end of it. Leather and coffee allow for chocolate to hang out from time to time as I look at one of my various screens until the next puff.
The draw, smoke output, burn, and ash left me wanting for nothing. Perfect.
It’s a smooth, easy smoking cigar that doesn’t make one think too much, which is kind of the whole point of relaxing with a cigar. I dig it.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 26 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4 - Don’t overthink it.