This was from the CigarBrief "roll like a blogger" Foxtoberfest contest. This was an extra cigar thrown in by Jesus Fuego himself. It's a pre-release for the line.
I wasn't picking up a lot here, primarily cedar and light tobacco scents.
The J. Fuego Edicion de Familia Toro is a 6.5 x 44 cigar with a simple and understated cigar band. The band is metallic gold with a line of dark red, the J. Fuego signature sitting in the middle. The wrapper is a rich mottled chocolate brown with slightly raised veins running the length. No construction imperfections anywhere here.
With the first few draws my impressions are coffee and a rich earth. The earth is not bitter or loamy. The flavors stay consistent and I'm thoroughly enjoying this cigar. At the halfway point of the first some sweetness starts to come through and carries through to the middle.
The middle starts out with a combination of largely cedar and tobacco. The flavor is not muted like the nose but very full. Nothing else to report here, very consistent for the rest of the middle.
The final third is more of the same flavors that were present in the first and middle thirds. That isn't a bad thing. Consistent full flavors with a slight amount of bitterness as I smoke this all the way to my fingertips.
A nice line straight even burn on this one with no touch ups required. Smoking time is just under the 2 hour mark.
The J. Fuego Edicion de Familia was a limited run release of 650 boxes of the 3 available vitolas. For a limited run the pricing is quite reasonable at $10 for singles and $100 for a signed box of 10. This puts them in the available price range for most aficionados.
This is a limited edition cigar that does not disappoint. I can tell an enjoyable experience when I have a box on my purchasing wish list before I get to the final third. These are a very limited run, so if you haven't had a chance to pick some to try out, you won't want to hesitate.