Super Fuerte means super strong, and Indian Tabac's Super Fuerte Toro Maduro cigar is most definitely a strong cigar, though not quite super. This box pressed cigar is 6 inches long, with a ring gauge of 52. The cigars are handmade in Honduras, and contain a blend of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica. The cost per stick when purchasing a box of 25 is about $2.50. The cost per stick is about $4.50 in a 5-pack, but is even higher when purchasing individual cigars.
The cigar has a strong earthy flavor, and the taste is very similar to the Gurkha Doble Maduro. However, the Gurkha could be a slightly stronger cigar, in my opinion. Although the Super Fuerte has been described as a full flavored smoke, it should probably be considered as medium-to-full flavored, especially when compared to the Gurkha. Although both cigars taste very similar, they are not the exactly same. However, to say that one cigar tastes better than the other is a matter of personal opinion. I personally think that both cigars have too strong of an earthy taste for my palate.
Draw and Construction
The Toro Maduro cigar had a very good draw, but the burn was somewhat uneven. I did have to relight the cigar a couple of times, but this happens occasionally with some cigars, and the inconvenience does not usually spoil the smoking experience, especially if the cigar has a pleasant flavor and easy draw. Before relighting, just remember to blow into the cigar a couple of times to discharge those foul tasting gases.
Full flavored cigars are usually the most expensive. The price of these cigars are a bargain, if you like medium-to-full flavored cigars. The Indian Tabac tastes similar to the Ghurka Doble Maduro, but has a significantly lower price tag. This cigar is not recommended for new cigar smokers, who should stick to cigars that are mild to medium in strength.