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