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Stogie Reviews: Camacho Triple Maduro Figurado

11 Jun 2007

Camacho is known for its full flavored smokes. So when the Honduran-based company announced that it was introducing the industry’s first triple maduro cigar, smokers everywhere braced for the power-packed smoke which is just starting to hit select cigar stores.

Camacho Triple MaduroMade in Camacho’s factory in the Jamastran Valley of Honduras (just outside of Danli) the blend combines five different types of maduro tobacco – but Camacho is keeping tight-lipped about the details of the leaves that make up the blend, except to say that the wrapper and filler are grown on Camacho’s farms in Jamastran.

Measuring in at six inches with a 54 ring gauge, the Figurado is an imposing smoke with its dual silver and black bands, both of which frame the toothy, jet-black maduro wrapper. There are a few small veins, but even those tend to get lost in the darkness.

Yet despite its intimidating looks and secretive origins, the power of this cigar isn’t fully realized until you light up and take a few puffs. Once that happened, we discovered a knock-you-on-your-ass strength that even well-seasoned smokers rarely come across. Dark, rich, and earthy, the cigar starts out with a bang – and an intense tobacco buzz that some will find too intense.

Were it to continue that strong and full-bodied, we might not have made it to the end of this pyramid-shaped bomb. But fortunately, a little less than an inch into the smoke, it gained a softer, more complex edge as the overpowering earth flavors mellowed, revealing notes of black coffee and a sweet edge that usually defines maduro smokes.

The draw is on the loose side – occasionally becoming too loose – but the overall construction is quite good. The rough, gray ash holds surprisingly well (despite continuously looking as if it were about to fall off) and the burn was even to the end.

With about a third of the cigar left, its mellowness departs and again we are left with the same strong tobacco and earth flavor that welcomed us to the first ever “triple maduro” cigar.

Ultimately, we doubt the Camacho Triple Maduro will ever be a daily smoke for most people – even for the most committed “maddy” smokers. Still, it’s a fun ride, and one we suggest stogie smokers give a try. (That is except for cigar beginners, in whose hands the Triple Maduro would be a cruel joke.)

For some, once will be enough, as the maduro flavor is too overpowering; for others, this will be a new smoke to mix into a regular rotation.

All things considered, the innovative, full-bodied, intense Camacho Triple Maduro Figurado is just a bit too rich to earn a rating higher than three and 1/2 out of five stogies.

[To read more cigar reviews, please click here.]

Patrick A & Patrick S


21 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Camacho Triple Maduro Figurado”

  1. JulesG Monday, June 11, 2007 at 4:23 am #

    Very cool to get this review up before most B&Ms get the cigar in. Where did you pick them up?

    Seems like many in the cigar blogosphere are highly anticipating these sticks. Thanks for the most definitive, honest review to date.

  2. Patrick A Monday, June 11, 2007 at 6:50 am #

    This review is based on four Triple Maduros that our local Camacho representative was nice enough to hand deliver.

  3. jeff Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 3:57 pm #

    my local shop in kalamazoo just got these in. various sizes, i bought the toro based sized, probably has a name but i dont remember. i love all the camacho cigars and full bodied smokes like padilla and tatuaje or anything by pepin garcia. this one is a flavor bomb, very spicy and peppery at first, mellows out a bit then it beefs up again, a few issues with keeping it burning but its amazing it burns at all being an all maduro. some aromas in the middle of it even reminded me of a black and mild cigar, lots of maple and vanilla scents. like the review above its not an everyday smoke but it is a very full bodied powerhouse of a maduro. i love the cao mx2 (maduro times 2) and this is way over the top compared to that one. i do like it and i will buy it again when im in the mood for something like that. also you need to reserve some time for this one, as with most maduro you cant hit this one alot, you have to let it rest or it will burn to hot and go out or affect the draw so it took me almost 2 hours for this size smoke. camacho has really stepped up their product lately and this one breaks new ground. the packaging and labeling is a work of art in it self.

  4. jeff Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 3:58 pm #

    just tried the new camacho triple maduro today

  5. matthew cortez Friday, August 3, 2007 at 4:26 pm #

    I like' em alot but they are about 9 or 12 bucks yep I would way rather have a LG (Litto Gomez) Lots of SMOOTH flavor for the jing.

  6. Robert Wayne Friday, September 14, 2007 at 1:05 pm #

    Sorry meat to say 14 bucks a pop!

  7. Robert Wayne Friday, September 14, 2007 at 6:05 pm #

    Our local B&M just hosted a Camacho Triple Maduro event. They are not cheap at 4 bucks a pop! I had to try one though, I wish I would have spent the money on 2 0r 3 other of my favorites. I do not know what you guys smoke, but this is no power house cigar. It is a mild bodied smoke with little maduro going for it. The only cigar buzz I recieved was a reminder to never spend this much on a Camacho again. What a waste…

  8. Jeff's Garage a Friday, October 12, 2007 at 5:05 am #

    I agree with Robert – got one of these at Georgetown Tobacco in DC this past weekend. Shopkeeper seemed high on them when I told him I'm a Punch Double Maduro guy. Smoked it last night as my first smoke of the night and was very disappointed – maybe I got a bad one, but it was bitter and the taste just didn't do it for me.

  9. BIG D Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 4:42 pm #

    i agree, i tried 2 of them last week from a small shop in new jersey. nothing to write home about. CAO amazon blows it out of the water , in my opinion.

  10. Monterey Trio Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 1:36 pm #

    I'm a little surprised at some of these reviews-"too strong-no, mild, same taste -no, changing taste" "takes over 2 hours to complete"-Is that a BAD thing?

    As for me,I found the Triple to be very flavorful and different.It was well made and burned very well. I'm buying a box.

  11. Morris Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 6:54 pm #

    I love the triple maduro, simalar to the gloria cubana series R but much smoother. I also like the MX2 but this one his bolder and has more flavor that the CAO. Downsize is the price, they are about 13 dollars where I am and I dont want to spend that much on a cigar on a regular basis.

  12. Miles DeVille Duvali Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 10:41 am #

    I think the Triple Maduro is better than their Coyolar Puro cigars, which I find too flimsy.

    I smoked a 60 ring Triple Maduro and the petter flavor, is nicotine. It is like chewing strong, day-old tobacco leaves and the taste isn't for everyone.

    If you don't want your kid to smoke, give him one of these. He won't touch tobacco again for years

  13. Tripler for Life Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 3:37 pm #

    This is the best cigar on the planet. Brazilian maduro wrappers have way more flavor than Connecticut (CAO Mx2). I agree with one guy who thought CAO Brazilia Amazons were close, but the CTM's are still better. La Glorias aren't even in the same ballpark. I only like maduros and I only like stong flavored cigars. If you're like me, these are what you'll treat yourself to. They are pricey. Partagas Black's are close too, but they lack the construction quality, complexity, and changing flavor characteristics. They are a lower priced alternative. I have smoked at least 30 Triple Maduros. They are EXTRAORDINARY!

  14. Jeff Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 12:17 am #

    Now this is a CIGAR!!! I can't believe all the slams on it, maybe they are just rookie smokers. It has an amazing punch to it and was hard to finish it. I smoked it driving home from work and by the time my commute ended, 60 miles, I was almost seeing crossed eyed. Wouldn't it be something to be pulled over for driving under the influence of a cigar? Well, if that is your desire, try this one on the road! Love it and it WILL be in my rotation as it is one of the best maduros out there.

  15. ночнoйпpизpaк Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    Любопытно написано. Почти за душу цепляет, заставляет поразмышлять над собственным блогом.

  16. David Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 5:10 am #

    Well I don't know where all the bad news comes from with these guys, but I would like to share my experience here and see if it will help.

    At first, it is very intimidating when you see it in your humidor, with all the other fine cigars. It has a very rich dark color, and an aroma all its own. That being said, yesterday was a good friend of mines 44th birthday. I took my XIKAR 18-24 travel case over there, loaded with a good selection of fine cigars. Included in that assortment where 4 Camacho triple maduro's. When My long time friend opend that box, setting out the foam trays loaded with all those nice cigars, a choice and particular arrangement of many brands we had smoked before, only 4 cought his eye in a flash and stood out above all the other cigars that where there. That's right, "those 4 camacho triple maduro's." The first words he spoke at that moment were, "Wow, where did those come from?" He then proceded after my large grinn, to take one out and give it a good look, and a straight pass under the nose. He was impressed more by that one cigar than anything else going on around him. He had forgotten about the bad day at work, the things that didn't go as well as he had hoped for by the end of his day, the bad traffic coming home and even for a moment, all the other company in the house. He was in a transe! So I yelled Hey Dude, he jumped and said come on man, lets get a drink and go out and light one of these fine cigars up right now. Mind you I had 19 other cigars in that travel case, ones that I knew he enjoyed quite often. He knew the price of each one of the other cigars, because he also buys the same brands. But I had removed the price stickers from the Camacho's to see if he would notice them and try one being un-aware of how much I paid for them. That also being said, I had never before tried one myself as of yet, so this was our first smoke from a camacho brand cigar. Now, we had pre-selected the drink of the evening to be what I would refer to anyone willing to try it, as a nice cold Blue Moon Beer, witch seems to help savor the moment with these longer lasting cigars, and not get you so drunk you have to stay the night. I could recomend other fine beers for those on a mission to find a good one, but not today. Today it's all about this one cigar, and my friends birthday. So here we go, it's 4:45pm and we rolled them stogies over a triple burner torch lighter, filled with XIKAR fuel. The lighting process went over well, then the first puff, which having read about this cigar for days before my first purchase, I was kind of afraid of it, BUT much to my suprise, was very mild and smooth, the aroma was like something I had been searching for my whole life and only now had finaly found, it was my happy place. This wasn't just anothr cigar, this was my reward that I had searched for for so many years now, and on my friends 44th birthday, I finally found it. As I looked over at him, just waving that cigar under his nose, and finally savoring every puff. The cherry stayed hot and lit, for not one and not two, but a grand tottal of two hours and 45 minutes, with the taste and aroma that changed many times. OH Life is great, this cigar won the party, everyone that normally wouldn't even come around us, including his wife, were all sitting right there, asking about those wonerful cigars. My good friend will never forget this birthday, and until our lifes journey puts us on another higher plain that that one, I can only hope that still yet, there may be, just one more cigar out there, that would have so much of a memmorable impact on someones day, as this one cigar. You want an opinion, Here it is… Buy two of them and share the moment with someone who will appreciate what it is you have there in your humidor. I know I did, and it was priceless for me.

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