262 Paradigm Torpedo Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 15, 2010
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262 Paradigm Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6.25×54 stick offers a thick, dark toothy maduro wrapper with minimal veins and tight even seams and construction. The aroma is a mild peppery tobacco. On first light the draw is very firm, and I had to cut it down to the edge of the shoulder. It remained tight, putting off a minimal amount of smoke. The flavors were a mild-medium slightly sweet leather, with a finish of slightly peppery tobacco. The second third only showed the leather flavor to disappear, replaced by a plain tobacco. 55 min in at the 1/2 way point the draw opened up to normal, the smoke production went up and flavors transitioned to a mild-medium body of earth, a touch of caramel and a bit of black pepper. The finish was still short with just a mild peppery tobacco. The last third showed some really nice flavors, morphing to a medium bodied coffee with an undertone of licorice and pepper, with a longer finish of a peppery earth. Burn was excellent all the way down, holding a 1″ tight bright white ash. Total burn time was 1:30 to the nub. Thank you very much to 262 for sending this sample for review!

  • Pong

    I don’t know why I enjoy to smoke cigar indoor more than outdoor…… that’s why I can’t always smoke,so sad.

    Thank You

    -PONG

  • I have enjoyed the 262’s I smoked. Too bad about that band on the foot. I have not had that happen to me.

  • puffrey

    I’m enjoying one of these right now. I had the same band issue but watched the review prior so I was expecting it.

    Normally I cut about half up the cap to the shoulder however because you mentioned the draw was a bit firm I went a bit farther up closer to the shoulder and the smoke output has been phenomenal.

  • pato1001

    this one sounded like it started out being a dud, then seem to get better!!!

  • zanlamb

    Why bother with a foot band and not one on the usual band point? at least the ones in the usual place can help hold the wrapper together if it starts to unravel.

    • Flowers4Algernon

      Well… they do it to keep the foot from getting burred out. I’m not sure it’s worth it, sometimes.

  • When I had this one I was a lot newer to smoking. I should try to revisit it sometime. I do remember the flavors not being that strong though.

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