Price – $9
Beverage – Dr. Pepper
Size – Robusto (5 X 50)
Strength – Demi/Sly (2.5/4)
Rating – Sabotage (6/10)
After enjoying the Ecuador, Drew and I agreed that we needed a review on the Triple Maduro. With that in mind, I grabbed one at Hollywood Smokes last night and here are my thoughts:
1) Good construction, solid burn although be careful of overheating it as I did, had to take a break for it to even up. Excellent draw and lots of smoke.
2) The Triple Maduro is a fuller body smoke and I found it to be a stronger Demi for me, but it’s probably a Sly for a good portion of smokers. The Camacho delivered a strong smoke, but not overpowering, a nice middle ground for my personal tolerance level. Note for the rooks, I definitely encourage having some grub before sparking this up.
3) In my mind there are various kinds of maduros, I find the Sindicato, Jericho Hill, and God of Fire to have more of a cocoa taste. There are also the maduros that are more earthy and spicy like the Leccia Luchador or La Flor Dominicana Oro 6 and it is in this second category that I feel the Camacho fits best at least for my palate.
Now to the two questions:
Would I smoke it again? Yes, I would like to give it another whirl to confirm my initial thoughts.
Would I give it humidor space? The Camacho is in the same price range as the aforementioned Luchador and about $4 cheaper than the LFD. I’d say the Oro is the fullest of the three, followed by the Luchador then Camacho. At this point it depends on budget and personal preference, but one of the three would get space for a full body option in my humidor.
All in all, the Camacho Triple Maduro is a solid smoke at a good price. If you like your maduros more on the earthy/spicier side this a good option.