This Garo Adamas is a hefty cigar. At a full inch in diameter, this 4.5x64 cigar has a clean appearance. The seams are smooth and hidden, the cap is neatly applied and the length of the cigar feels well packed.
Adamas #A45 by Garo Cigars
Size: 4.5 x 64
Vitola: Fat Robusto
Wrapper: Habano 2000 Ecuador
Filler: Corillo 98
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: ?
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The pre-light has a spiciness to it, with a mix of cedar and tobacco aroma dominating. There isn’t much flavor on the cold draw, but it does feel like it dries out my lips and palette. But, let's see what happens when we put some fire to this stick.
The first third of the Adamas starts out with a definite dry, nuttiness. It’s actually quite mild, with a short and dry finish. The dry note goes away, but the cigar remains mild with notes of nut and wood as the main profile. There is also the occasional hit of a blast of flavor, that overcomes the dryness and causes a wet finish. The burn and ash are straight and tight, with a decent amount of smoke.
Into the second third, the Garo Adamas changed up on me. The strength moved up, but only a little, as did the body. The flavors, although similar, were a bit more bitter too, with a little bit of bite. And the burn, while still pretty good, began to get wavy and start small canoes, but never got too out of hand.
In the final third of the Garo Adamas, all the small issues from the previous third clear up. The bitterness went away and gave way to a new flavor. A flavor I don’t think I can recall having before, and I took my time trying to make sure that it was really what I was getting. But the flavor was the same as the flavor that is on food that has been pan fried. Weird? Yes. But that is all I can compare it to. The finish is much longer now, and not nearly as dry. The strength and body has increased, but is still on the lower side of medium at best.
This wasn't a 'bad' cigar. It just didn't give me enough of what I need, in terms of flavor and body. I never felt the need to put it down, like I have with a few cigars lately, but it just never wowed me. My understanding is that the price on these cigars makes up for this, but I simply was not able to find an MSRP.
Rating: 80 AKA “If I Had Them"