Aladino Fuma Noche
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Cigar Review: Aladino Fuma Noche Super Toro

Aladino Fuma Noche was launched at the 2024 PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Available in one size; a 6.25 x 54 called Super Toro the name translates to Night Smoke.

The company has been secretive on the blend which saw the original press release to mention corojo tobacco only to have the company walk back the use of the tobacco type.

Cigar Review: Aladino Fuma Noche
Size: 6.25 x 54 (Toro)
Wrapper: Honduras “Maduro”
Binder: Honduras
Fillers: Honduras
Factory:Fabrica de Puros Aladino
Release Date: March, 2024
Box Count: 16

The Cigar: Packaged in a beautiful black box with silver and red lettering the colors match that of the band. The cigar also sees a foot band denoting Fuma Noche. Being the cigar comes in a cello I would have rather seen that band serve as a secondary band beneath the primary Aladino logo. The wrapper which the company calls maduro isn’t as dark as other maduro smokes on the market. The wrapper is very veiny with visible seam lines and seems a bit dry with not many visible oils. In the hand it is well packed with no soft spots.

The Taste: The cold draw of the cigar serves up a definitive nuttiness with a subtle underlying sweetness of cocoa. The aroma from the foot is warm and musty like an old barn with some subtle jalapeño. Once we remove the foot band and toast the cigar it starts off with some notes of coffee and earth.

Settling into the first third of the Aladino Fuma Noche the cigar reminds me a bit of the Limited Edition that came out in 2023 which featured a Cameroon wrapper grown in Honduras while the cigar also has a heavy citrus component I associate with Sumatra. Early in the first third the cigar reminds me a lot of a mimosa with hearty notes of orange citrus. As the first third comes to a close, coffee notes begin to emerge with a sugar sweetness reminiscent of cotton candy. The retrohale is smooth and nutty with not a lot of pepper and it also adds to the coffee component.

The second third sees the citrus components temporarily exit and replaced by notes of slightly melted dark chocolate which quickly become the focal point of the cigar. That is until the halfway point when the citrus comes back with a tartness added in as well. There are notes of graham crackers, lemon citrus, coffee and as third comes to close an abundance of licorice. The finish is long and earthy while the retrohale serves up white pepper, charred wood and earth.

Moving into the final third the citrus remains though it isn’t as dominant as earlier in the cigar though the finish is long and sour lingering with me for quite some time after the cigar is put down. There are notes of earth, coffee and licorice to close the cigar out. The retrohale becomes spicier but doesn’t do enough to cancel out the sour and citrus elements of the cigar.

Conclusion: There is a lot of familiarity to the cigar. There are times it reminds me of both the Aladino Cameroon Limited Edition and the Aladino Sumatra. I wouldn’t be surprised if those two wrappers make up the binder and wrapper of this release. With that said my tobacconist over at Twins Smoke Shop in Londonderry, NH who is known to his friends as Pastor Padron told me he loved this cigar. As far as me, I am not sure I feel as strongly about it. It’s good, but at times it comes off as being a bit tart and overly citrus much like cigars that utilize Sumatra. I might buy a 5 pack to age but I will smoke a few more (2 so far) Aladino Fuma Noche before I decide to go with more or less for my humidor.

Score: 88
Price: $15.00 (Before any local or state taxes)

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