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Quick Smoke: EO 601 Serie “Blue” Toro

3 May 2009

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

EO 601 Serie “Blue” Toro 

I was anxious to see how this habano maduro-wrapped cigar would perform after some time my humidor. While the Toro (6.25 x 52) wasn’t noticeably different than when I reviewed it fifteen months ago, it certainly wasn’t disappointing. Flavors of dark chocolate and roasted nuts dominate this stogie, Pepin’s first box press and also his first maduro. The burn required a fair number of touch-ups to stay even, but the rich taste more than makes up for construction shortcomings.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

4 Responses to “Quick Smoke: EO 601 Serie “Blue” Toro”

  1. raul Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 4:51 am #

    That photo makes my mouth water… great looking smoke!

  2. Chris Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    "…also his first maduro." Did this one really come out before the JJ maduro version?

  3. Patrick A Monday, May 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    My understanding is this is Pepin's first maduro, though obviously not the first with his name on the stick. While I found that info from what I remember to be a reliable source when I wrote the full review, I can't seem to re-verify it now. Please let me know if you can prove otherwise.

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