Working my way through the Fusion of Flavor Sampler from Pipes & Cigars, I finally have reached the end of the line with the Profesor Sila Toro (also called the “double robusto,” which seems to be a unique size description for this brand; 6 inches in length and a 50 ring gauge.) Settling in for yet another Game of Throne episode, I examined the sweet-scented Connecticut-wrappered stick. Its presentation was simple but pleasant with a purplish label and gold script. The wrapper was what is sometimes described as a “satin” finish in varnishes; not quite glossy. And it was not at all veiny either.
The pre-light draw was pleasantly sweetened but like most aromatics, it didn’t really tell me anything. It cut easily enough with the single guillotine cutter that’s included in my portable leather cigar holder.
The first draws were delightfully mild and sweet. I quickly found it to be a good morning smoke, which is exactly what I was looking for. It’s billed as a mild-bodied cigar and I found that to be the case.
I won’t say I didn’t enjoy it because that would be a lie; I did! It was a very nice cigar for a morning smoke! But it wasn’t complicated or sophisticated and other than it was pleasant and sweet, I don’t have a lot to say about it.
The smoke took me an hour and ten minutes from start to finish, and I would rank it by thirds but I didn’t notice a lot of discernible differences between the thirds. However, smoking it too fast won’t make your head swim, so this is an excellent beginner’s cigar with its sweet, mild infused tobacco.
My conclusion? Unsophisticated and pleasant! In this lady’s perspective, if that’s what you’re looking for in a cigar, the excellent price point on the Profesor Sila makes it a good choice. As Cigars International put it:
Silky smooth, mellow, and pleasant – to me this an enjoyable morning cigar. But with these prices you could afford to smoke it any time of day….and repeat as needed!
You can get the Profesor Sila at Cigars International for $18 USD for a five pack or $49.99 USD for a box of twenty; and I got mine at Pipes & Cigars; where, aside from its addition to the aromatic Fusion of Flavor sampler, you can buy them for the same prices as Cigars International, or you can order up a single stogie for $3.25 USD.