Ring Gauge: 48
First let me say my good buddy Ghosty has been telling me week after week this whole year to try the Don Tomas Cameroon. I guess I finally decided to give it a try to if anything to get him to leave me alone about it. This just goes to show you that I have to listen to Ghosty more. I guess experience does come with old age.
Ghosty was definitely onto something. This has to be one of the richest cigars I’ve had. It took a bit for the flavors of a creamy/woodsy taste with hints of nuttiness to kick in. Nice slow smoke to help pass the afternoon. I think I was still smoking away by the time Ghosty finished his VSG. The filler being made from three distinct tobaccos was very interesting. I’m not big on tobacco out of Mexico but somehow Don Tomas took the tobacco from Mexico and complimented it perfectly with Dominican and Brazil tobaccos.
The only bad thing I can say, and maybe I just had a bad stick but the wrapper was in terrible shape. I didn’t get a close look at the box to see if it applied to all of sticks in that box or if this is just common in this line of cigars or if for whatever reason, JR didn’t store them properly. Cameroon wrappers are a finicky bunch. The wrapper on mine started to peel. I still got an even burn that required no touch ups or relighting.
After all was smoked, I rated the cigar an 89 which seems on target:
My Rating = 89/100
Cigar Aficionado = 89/100
Cigar World = 8/10
5 thoughts on “Don Tomas Cameroon (Perfecto #3)”
I always wondered about the Don Thomas cigars. You’ve convinced me to pick one up the next time I’m out.
I like the additional scoring you did. I dont have a subscription or a pay account with Cigar Aficionado, so most times i go there i’m out of luck when it comes to review scores.
Ive just stumbled onto cigar world, and i think its great. Very easy to use and has short but informative facts about the brand of cigar your looking up.
Good review and score sheet. Very informative as always. Keep up the good work.
The Don Tomas is one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. I only buy either these or Romeo and Julieta’s now, and both are incredibly satisfying. The Don is much more potent than the Romeo, and is more difficult to get a thick draw out of, but is well worth the time and effort. The flavor of this cigar is superb and I have never had a problem with the wrapping or burn. Excellent, excellent cigar.
Thanks for visiting the site and taking the time to leave a comment! Don Tomas is one of those cigars that can be easily overlooked. I hope my review and your comments will entice folks to give them a shot!
Mine peeled too.
A very good smoke, but I had issues with the wrapper as well. It started to peel and crack…could be just a bad one?