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Foundry Talbot Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, September 3, 2012
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Foundry Talbot Cigar Review

This 5×60 stick features a steampunk inspired metal gear around the band, an oily, mottled dark brown slightly toothy wrapper with an even firm pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and an oily mild tobacco aroma. You can read more about the new brand in the press release HERE. The metal gear is to be removed and saved, combining it with later year’s releases to form a yet unknown machine. First light reveals a perfect draw with excellent smoke output, medium bodied flavors of a slightly bitter musty aged tobacco and a long finish of the same. The first third starts with just a mild tobacco flavor and the finish shortens up. The stick is burning pretty hot, going a bit squishy down to the band just 10 minutes in. The first third ends by adding a slight dry earthy leather to tme mix, making the finish more interesting and longer. 35 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors show no changes at all, and the ash falls off in a solid chunk. Ending at 1:10 the last third drops the bit of leather, just going back to a plain milder tobacco although keeping the long finish. Thank you very much to Michael Giannini and the General Cigar team, they gave me this sample at the 2012 IPCPR show.

  • walshy

    Thank you for another excellent review. Not something I would enjoy, but the idea behind it is great. Building something with the band ornaments is pretty cool. Thanks again

  • Marty

    Enjoyed the review. I learned that with the larger ring guage there is less flavor due to more filler for proper burn. And more flavor of the tobacco in smaller ring guage due to less filler. Wow, makes alot of sense. Thanks Kevin

  • MaxDuo

    Huh. I can’t find this listed anywhere for purchase right now. Their marketing gimick has me interested. I always enjoyed Legos, K’nex, building stuff with ceramics, wood sculpture, wire sculpture, etc… it’s just nice to build things. So now I want one to build slowly forever as well.

    • MaxDuo

      “The four-cigar collection is accessibly-priced, and will make its mark on tobacco retail starting in late-October.”
      D’oh. Well there you have it. Now I just need to remember this somehow.

      • MaxDuo

        And I forgot. Forgot when my computer got a huge virus and died. Bah.

        Now it can’t be bought anywhere, apparently. 🙁

  • timboslice

    I find that these really get my attention in the shops. I have never tried one but will soon.

  • lrogers

    LoL!!! I hate it when the ash gets me!! Your expression is priceless!! You handled it well!

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