Camacho Triple Maduro 11/18

Camacho Triple Maduro 11/18

CamachoOrigin : Honduras
Format : Figurado
Size : 6 x 48/54/48
Wrapper : Honduras Maduro
Filler : Honduras Maduro
Binder : Honduras Maduro
Hand-Made
Price : ~$11-15 each
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Up for review this time is the much acclaimed Camacho Triple Maduro. In typical American style if something is good, more of it must be better. So this cigar became the first to sport all Honduran Maduro tobacco. I smoked the 11/18 which tapers at the head and foot of the cigar.

Appearance : ★★★★☆
It has a raisin colored, toothy, somewhat blotchy in the middle wrapper. There were also several large veins. The Triple has a nice sliver band with the Camacho C and Triple Maduro. There is also an attractive silver label on the foot. The 11/18 format is nice and an interesting shape to look at.

Construction : ★★★½☆
The cigar is well made with no noticeable soft spots. Prelight draw and the draw throughout the smoke were firm. The burn was sharp but wavy requiring a number of touch-ups. I had to draw on the cigar a bit more than normal in order to keep it lit. The cigar burned for two hours easily. The ash was light gray and held on about an inch.

Flavor : ★★★★☆
Prelight smell was very sweet. It was a smell of raisin with a hint of earthiness. I lit it the old fashioned way with 3 matches. It gave off a wonderful smell while lighting it. Amazing amounts of smoke came out. The initial flavor was tough to place. I noted sweetness, dark roast coffee with wood and leather. There was some spiciness as well. The retro was white pepper spicy. In the second third I am getting more spiciness. The sweetness is still there and the smoke is a little dry. Light sweetness with a savory woody body. Rounding the bend into the final third, the sweetness is mostly an under tone like bitter chocolate replaced by wood. The body on this cigar started out medium but as I came towards the end it was now full bodied and giving off quite a nicotine kick.

Value : ★★½☆☆
The average price for this cigar in my area is $15. While this is a tasty cigar for $15 I expect a lot and I just do not find it that great a value.

Overall Rating : ★★★½☆
The first two vitolas I smoked for this review were 4 months old and I found them just okay. The third one I picked up at my B&M and smoked it immediately and I found it more enjoyable and flavorful. This leads me to believe that this is just one of those cigars that are better when fresh. I think that this was a very enjoyable cigar with a lot of character and complexity. Regardless of the burn problems I had, I would definitely smoke more of these and would recommend them to anyone that enjoys a good Maduro. I don’t think I would smoke these regularly as they are just too expensive. If the price came down to the $8-9 range that might be different.

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9 Comments on “Camacho Triple Maduro 11/18”

  1. Nice review!

    I have only had one of the triple maduros to date and enjoyed it thoroughly. Still looking to try another at some point.

  2. Good points made, I have found that the Camacho’s don’t age well. I have several boxes of different types of Camacho’s and some are 6 mo’s to 1.5 years old. I have smoked each over different times and in many cases the new gar is better.

  3. One of my favorite cigars! But hot damn $15 is crazy high for that cigar. You need to find a new shop or go online.

  4. Stephen says:

    Thanks for the compliments guys. Yes $15 is high but that is the price at several shops in my area. A lot of it is NYS taxes. Either way it’s still $3-$4 more than other cigars I like a lot.

  5. paulypatel says:

    I ahven’t had this cigar yet but I heard that it actually uses 5 different maduro components. A. Turrent makes a triple maduro now called the triple play. Haven’t tried it yet but Cigar Dave gave it a great review.

  6. I live in Erie PA and around here they only run a little over 11 dollars

  7. Smoke Ring says:

    The Camacho Triple Maduro was an interesting cigar to me because I enjoy rich, deep, full flavor tobacco. I recently began smoking cigars, I have smoked A. Fuente, Romeo y Julieta, The Aging Room, and a couple other. The triple maduro was the strongest cigar I have smoked so far, but not the tastiest. I honestly was expecting a deep complex smoke but this was simply deep for the most part. The most enjoyable part of this smoke for me was the strength of it, I ha a nice little nicotine buzz that lasted an hour or so after the smoke. I will smoke one of these again however the search will continue for a deep and complex maduro smoke. Ps. so far the A. Fuente is my favorite, a medium high richness and a complexity to it.

  8. My review of the 4.5 x 50

    Pre-Light: Target’s wrapper and foot have a slight fruit smell (something like dried prunes). Target’s appearance has no noticeable imperfections, with a black maduro wrapper that glistens with oil. The pre-light draw was free with some resistance. Once again, the dried fruit flavor was noticed.

    Flavors: Our target began with a swift barrage of spice. This bad boy was definitely going to be one hell of a ride. Dried fruit was the most noticeable finish at this time. Soon coffee and bitter-sweet chocolate made its way into the mix. The body was definitely full, and I was having trouble moving around. The ash was extremely solid, and was at least an inch and 1/4 before falling off. Into the 2nd third, a slight wood flavor emerged, along with a bit more spice. This flavor wavered out by the last third when the bitter-sweet chocolate came back for an encore appearance, and continued that way until I could no longer hold the target due to falling too many times. (Just kidding. I never fell, but It certainly felt like I was going to.)

    Recommendation: Acquire Target at all costs.

  9. I always enjoy this cigar. I can easily nub this on an empty stomach with no problems. My experience is very close to yours. Definately worth trying at least.

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