Strong nose of barnyard and fresh earth.
The San Cristobal Papagayo is a toro cigar 5 3/4" x 55. There's some tooth near the triple cap. A flat vein runs the length of the cigar. The band is a quite striking accented gold with a bright red bird I can't identify.
There's a small amount of spice on the tongue to start out. Some roasted nuts as I exhaled. The spice quickly drops off and you're left with primarily roasted nuts and tobacco flavor. Overall enjoyable first. Gets a little acrid transitioning into the middle.
The nutty flavors become quite strong as I enter the middle. It becomes quite earthy at the middle. From that point on it flips between a earth and nuts with a heavy earth after taste on the tongue.
Mostly tobacco flavors going into the final. The roasted nut flavor transitions into a more raw nut. The final third falls a little flat in the flavor department.
The draw is wide open and the cigar went out at the halfway point and required a re-light. Total smoking time was 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Singles are about $8 - $9, 5-packs $40 and a box of 21 will run you around $145. This is a bit higher than I would have expected based on the flavor profile. I'd rate the value here as average.
It's always tough for me to provide ratings when I review a cigar and don't find anything that stands out. I find myself struggling more with ensuring the scoring isn't unduly harsh. Taste is highly subjective and I welcome you to pick up a few San Cristobal Papagayo's to try for yourself.