Johnny O is an American based roller that rolls farm rolled custom cigars in small batches, and it seems that every batch has a different flavor profile, depending on the tobacco he can get. The cigars are hard to get, and I was lucky enough to get this ring 54 and 6 ½ long Toro from an American friend.
The wrapper is nice chocolaty dark, smooth and oily with not a lot of veins. The aroma is a mild barnyard smell. The predraw is good though dry with a slight raisin flavor that I seem to get from the predraw with a lot of cigars.
After lighting the cigars I taste some earthy flavors with a hint of leather. After a few puffs the leather grows to be the dominant flavor with some pepper on the tongue and a slight sweetness. The smoke makes my mouth feel dry. After an inch the leather fades away and I get a sweet mellow chocolate that slowly grows in strength. A toast flavor shows up and the flavors get a little creamy. After smoking ½ of the cigar I also taste a slightly salt nut flavor, hazelnuts I guess. The saltiness stays with the nuts and the chocolate for the remainder of the cigar, the nutty flavor grows stronger slowly.
The smoke is a bit thin although the smoke became thicker near the end. The cigar produced enough smoke. The ash is frayed and quite dark while the burn is a little below average, I had to correct a few times. I think this is a medium/full bodied cigar, full flavored.
Would I buy this cigar again? If I can get them, yes I will
Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10