Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Size : 127 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Honduras
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$5 each
Camacho Corojo Monarca must be one of the most full-bodied cigars that I ever smoked. Its power is simply overwhelming, this toy might easily knock you down. Fine construction most of the time and the looks are also satisfying. A decent cigar overall.
Appearance : Rating:
Pretty good-looking. The wrapper could have been less veiny. I liked the modest band.
Construction : Rating:
I was impressed by the amounts of smoke the Monarca produced – this is simply incredible. I highly recommend smoking it outside, because you never know what your neighbours might think. At first inspection, it seems like the cigar is loosely rolled. However, it doesn’t affect the smoking experience at all. Monarca burns nicely, you won’t be disappointed by the ash neither.
Flavor : Rating:
I think that the guys at Camacho went for the power instead of the flavor. This is actually the first thing that comes to mind after smoking the Corojo Monarca – yay, that was a powerful cigar! A few seconds later, I’m reminded of heavy, earthy flavors, with a little occasional sweetness. I’m confident that this is a ‘hit or miss’ cigar.
Value : Rating:
At $5/stick, it’s a decent buy, especially if you’re in love with full-bodied smokes – in this case, you cannot afford missing this one.
Overall Rating : Overall Rating:
This Camacho is aimed at veteran smokers who are used to full-strength cigars. Obviously, if you prefer milder smokes, the Corojo Monarca is not your best choice.