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Cheap Stick Shootout: Big Dog Pitbull Connecticut Torpedo vs. Timbuctoo Maduro Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 9, 2011
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Cheap Stick Shootout: Big Dog Pitbull Connecticut Torpedo vs. Timbuctoo Maduro Toro

Big Dog Pitbull Connecticut Torpedo

This 5×58 torpedo stick offers a medium tan wrapper with small veins, splotches and discolorations, a bit of a rough looking and applied cap/head, a soft satin feel and a barnyard aroma. First light reveals a very good draw and smoke production, with medium bodied flavors of an oily deep wood. The first third develops to a mild woody flavor thats on the creamy and oily side, with a great draw and ok burn. Ending at 45 min, the whole stick was a good performer but had zero transitions.

Timbuctoo Maduro Toro

This 6×50 stick offers an oily dark chocolate wrapper with a sandy firm feel, minimal veins, tight seams and a rich barnyard aroma. First light reveals a very good draw and smoke production, with medium body flavors of a fresh cut grass, very vegetable like if that makes any sense. Not very pleasant to say the least. The first third develops to an extremely mild flavor of undercooked corn. Draw is perfect, smoke production is great and the finish is very short and clean. 20 min utes in, the stick stopped producing smoke and flavor, although it was still burning. The wrapper had gone almost hard as a rock, so I opened it up to find the insides burning but putting off a terrible stench. I ended the stick there obviously.

Thank you very much to YouTube viewer Ring088 for generously sending these in for the shootout!

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