Caldwell Cigar
Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express Toro by Caldwell Cigar

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Connecticut-Seed Arapiraca Maduro
Binder: Dominican Habano
Filler: Dominican Corojo & Criollo 98 & Nicaraguan Habano
Factory: Caldwell Cigar Factory
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source:
Date Purchased: January 9, 2022
Price: $5.28
Date Smoked: April 5, 2024
Quantity: 17

Caldwell Eastern Standard Midnight Express Toro by Caldwell Cigar


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Once lit, black pepper tobacco flavors hit the tip of my tongue as plenty of chewy smoke presented itself. Deep rich coffee and cocoa flavors soon followed on an earthy platform of tobacco flavors.

Moving on to the second third and for the rest of the way, complex notes of licorice riding on leather tobacco flavors join the party with a touch of vanilla… now this is what I was waiting for! The burn was perfect needing no touch-ups with a firm ash that held on for at least an inch before I got too nervous and knocked it off in the ashtray instead of my lap.

I love this cigar! And, I can’t wait to smoke it again, and again, and again!

Smoke Time: Two-Hours

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Fruit: 1
Leather: 3
Pepper: 2