Review: Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto Corto

This is my review of the Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto Corto (4.87x52).  I purchased a 5 pack from Cigar Monster. Final tally was $3 a stick.

 

Nose:

Very subtle nose of dried nuts and light earth.  Didn't pick up anything else.  Not a lot going on in the nose department.

Construction:

Construction was excellent. Veins were present but wrapper was smooth and rolled well.  Cap is nice and neat.  Unfortunately I rushed taking the band off and damaged the wrapper.  What resulted was a total disintegration of the last third as I finished.

The fault definitely rested with me and not the cigar.

Flavor:

I've had the Exodus 1959 Gold previously and quite enjoyed it.  This was my first experience with the Silver.

First third

Definitely tasting the nutty flavors I smelled earlier.  A subtle sweet tobacco that left a slight and enjoyable aftertaste on the center of my tongue.  Not much else going on in the flavor department.  Very simple.

Middle Third

Got a bit of spice as it moved into the second third and the nutty flavors fell away to be replaced with earthy tones.   

Final Third

Not a lot going on in here in terms of complexity.  Wasn't able to distinguish the last third with the second third.  I had no expectations going in, so I wasn't let down.  In terms of flavor, this was a simple and easy smoke from start to finish.  The flavor hides the strength, however as I got a nice tobacco buzz near the end.  I would say the the flavor is mild to medium and the strength is medium to medium full.

Burn / Draw:

No problems lighting and the draw remained consistent.  Each easy draw was met with a nice creamy cloud of smoke.  A single draw was all that was required to keep it lit.  Ash burned smooth and a nice white.  I managed to have a reasonable ash going until it finally dropped off in the last third.

Value:

Another $3 stick that seems like a great bargain.  A box of 25 can be found for as little as $90 which works out to $3.60 each.  For a well constructed stick with good strength, that's an excellent value by any measure.

Final Thoughts:

The Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto Corto falls into that strange in-between place where it's a good cigar, but simply not to my tastes.  I prefer something with more flavor complexities.  For those looking for a medium to medium full cigar that won't over power them with flavor I'm not sure you could find a line out there that could beat it in terms of value.  This would be a great smoke for people new to cigars, or those who gravitate to medium flavor cigars but want something with more strength.

 

 
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Comment by Peter Brown on January 23, 2015 at 12:32am

Nice review! I must say Torano Exodus 1959 Silver Robusto is a must try for all enthusiasts abound and should never disappoint.
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