I’ve travelled down to Orlando for the past 2 years, and when I do I always make a point of stopping in Corona Cigar Company. It has given me a great opportunity to browse the shelves and find some cigars that would otherwise be impossible for me to get up in Canada. The Avo Lounge Edition is particularly limited as it is only sold at Avo lounge locations.

The Avo Lounge Edition is available in a double corona vitola (7-1/2” x 50) or the toro (6” x 50).

Vitola: Toro

Size: 6” x 50 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One per Reviewer

Price Point: $11 – $13

Cigar Purchased: Purchase from Corona Cigar Company

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

 

Overall Cigar Federation Average Review: 88 – “5 Pack”

“I was taken on a flavor roller coaster ride of deliciousness with notes of honey, pepper, and creaminess.“

  

Surgeon’s Rating: 88 – “5 Pack”

The nose on the Avo Lounge Edition is hay, honey, spices, dry earth and a hint of barnyard. I used my Xikar v-cutter and the draw was just slightly on the closed end.

My initial first few draws I was tasting hay with a pepper chaser. After the first third settles in there is a creaminess along with pepper at the end of the draw. I’m really digging the start here. Retrohale consisted of the same creamy pepper but the intensity level is more to the medium-full end for the pepper. Some honey starts to push into the flavor mix at the halfway mark. I get a thick earthiness as the first third closes out, which I would best describe as a subtle damp peat.

The second third is creamy with some dry cedar coming through at the end. The honey from the first third is present here but quite subdued.

In the last third I’m still getting pepper and honey on the retrohale but the intensity of flavors is much more mild and nuanced.

The Avo Lounge Edition toro is a fantastic cigar. I don’t typically gravitate towards Dominican filler cigars but this cigar seemed to have it all. I was taken on a flavor roller coaster ride of deliciousness with notes of honey, pepper, and creaminess. I wouldn't hesitate to grab a 5-pack of these the next time I was at an Avo lounge.

Pairing Recommendation:

The Avo Lounge Edition would pair really well with a white tea, a delicate whisky (Glenlivet, Glenfarclas, Yamazaki, Glenfiddich), cream soda pop, or a summer ale.

 

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Comment by Catfishbluezz on February 3, 2015 at 7:54am

Avo=sex

Comment by Docwill on February 3, 2015 at 8:06am

Great review John, I have not seen one of these but have not been disappointed by an Avo since some Calofornian Mailbox Mercenary hit me with a sampler of his version of sex. I have regular sex now.

Comment by Charlie on February 3, 2015 at 12:01pm

I dont gravitate towards Dominican filled cigars either but when the filler consists of mainly seco/viso I will...Dominican ligero is very off putting imo but Davidoff is the master at using DR filler...


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Comment by Cigar Surgeon on February 5, 2015 at 8:31am

On the same page Charlie. A lot of DR blends don't really do it for me but based on last year and this year so far I'm really digging some of the more complex DR stuff.

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