Hoyo La Amistad Black – Cigar Review

Hoyo La Amistad Black

This is a cigar review of Hoyo La Amistad Black by Hoyo de Monterrey. The size chosen for this review is the rothschild. The wrapper of this cigar is an Ecuador Sumatra Oscuro and the tobacco blend is from Nicaragua and the Mexican San Andreas binder. This is a full bodied smoke that is priced around $4.64 each.


The Hoyo La Amistad Black is an oily dark chocolate in color with minimal veins and tight yet visible seams. 


Aroma – Chocolate and Smoked Meats

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Raisin 

After Toast:

First Half – Salted chocolate toasted caramel and cinnamon like notes come out on the initial few puffs with a nice black pepper on the finish that really spices up the back of the throat. Few minutes in some woody notes mix in as well. The burn is razor sharp and ash holds through the half. 

Second Half – The salted caramel, cinnamon spice and wood notes all carry over into this half. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the ¾ mark. 

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glenlivet

Wine – Three Palms Merlot

Overall Experience:

This Hoyo La Amistad Black is a great smoke that is full bodied with lovely notes of salted caramel and spice, which is right in my wheel house of favorite profiles. After smoking the smaller rothschild size I only wish I purchased the robusto or toro to savor that taste a little longer.

Manufacturer Notes:

The collaboration between Hoyo de Monterrey and AJ Fernandez continues with the introduction of Hoyo La Amistad Black. Featuring a meticulously fermented Ecuadoran Sumatra Oscuro wrapper that’s peppered with Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves, La Amistad Black has a Mexican San Andrean binder. Together, notes of cinnamon, leather and hot sauce deliver the quintessential power and spice of an AJ blend, while giving a nod to the bold and flavorful tradition of Hoyo cigars.

About Hoyo Cigars – http://hoyocigars.com