This 4.75×50 cigar features a dark brown wrapper with slight red hue, a light pack but with a rock hard slightly toothy wrapper, small veins, tight seams, an oily feel and sheen with a rich smooth tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw without clipping the foot, bold pepper and spice blasts through the long finish with medium body flavors of a smooth slightly sweet leather. The first third develops along the same lines just getting creamier and upping the body a touch. 35 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point the pepper and spice drops leaving the very smooth and creamy flavors still going with a ton of smoke. Ending at 50 minutes where it began getting very warm and nutty, the cigar ended with excellent construction and rich flavors throughout. Thank you very much to Ken Spraberry for donating this sample for review, I appreciate it!
This 7.5×50 sungrown cigar features a very tight, firm wrapper with slight tooth, minimal veins, invisible seams, an oily sheen and feel with a soft floral aroma. First light revels a very smooth, silky soft medium body smoke with flavors of aged tobacco and a smooth earth, with a long finish and perfect draw. The first third develops to medium bodied thick rich smoke, giving flavors of aged tobacco, smooth creamy coffee and a slight sweetness that reminds me of toffee. The finish is long and smooth, going to an earthiness.45 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, flavors go to a very strong creamy coffee, dropping the tobacco. Ending at 1:35 the last third dropped the coffee going to a slightly sweet airy earth with a bit of pepper just on the finish. Thank you very much to our fan Chaz for sending this in for review!
This 6×60 cigar is made of three different wrappers stacked in thirds. Starting at the foot with Connecticut, then Habano then maduro at the head. It features a butter soft feel, a few small veins, tight seams, double cap and a pungent barnyard aroma at all spots. First light reveals a small amount of smoke but nice rich oily medium bodied flavors of a sweet creamy textured earth, with a long finish adding a bit of pepper zing. 20 minutes in, just 1/2 way through the first third, flavors are the same as the first light but down in body just a touch to mild-medium. Draw and burn are perfect, with the ash just a bit flaky. 55 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, the flavors are pretty much the same as the first third, just adding a small touch of coffee to the mix. Ending at 1:40, the last third did not want to burn. As soon it it got to the maduro it went out, prompting two relights in the last third, drastically effecting flavors. Thank you very much to Bluemountaincigars.com for sending this for review!
This 5×48 box pressed stick offers a butter soft mottled dark brown oily wrapper with small veins you can see but not feel, invisible seams, a double cap and firm even feel. The aroma is a rich chocolate that you can smell several inches away. First light reveals a very firm draw but decent smoke output with very peppery tobacco medium-full body flavors and an oily zingy long finish. The first third mellows to a medium body of just oily aged tobacco. By the start of the 2nd third flavors had changed slightly to include a creamy earth note, but it’s light and blends well with the tobacco core. 55 min in the 2nd third ends adding a bit of a creamy mocha flavor and brings the body to a medium-full again. Ending at 1:10 min where it started getting hot and the flavors washed out, the remainder showed no further changes. Thank you very much to Don Abram Harris Cigars for sending this for review!
This 5.5×55 box pressed stick offers a soft smooth and firm dark brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams and sweet barnyard aroma first light reveals a perfect draw with a ton of rich heavy smoke giving peppery creamy textured tobacco flavor, medium-full in body with a long finish. The first third develops to very similar flavors, adding a bit of pepper to the draw and finish, coming down to a solid medium body. 45 minutes in to the 1/2 way point there are no further changes to the flavor profile. Construction is perfect, with a razor sharp burn and perfect draw with tons of smoke. Ending at 1:30 the whole cigar proved to be very consistant in flavor profile with no noticeable transitions. Thank you very much to viewer Greg Bellante for generously sending this in for review!
This 5×60 stick offers a deep brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a soft velvety feel and a very firm solid pack with an oily tobacco aroma. First light shows a tight draw with minimal smoke output, smooth oily tobacco flavors and a long tobacco finish. The first third brings a better draw with good smoke output. Flavors are a medium bodied smooth oily creamy textured slightly sweet earth with the same on the long finish. The 2nd third changes slightly morphing the tobacco flavor to a soft leather but on the light side. Ending at 1:25 the last third showed little change, just getting deeper in the aftertaste. Thank you to DiFazioCigars.com for providing this sample for review!
This 7.5×50 stick comes wrapped in a very dry and soft squishy light tan leaf, with minimal veins, invisible seams and a slightly soapy aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw giving medium bodied flavors of a rich creamy oily wood, with a thick chewy mouthfeel and long finish. The first third ups the flavors to include a slight sweetness and nuts, also taking it to a medium-full body – very satisfying flavors and quite surprising to me, for a connecticut! The 2nd third drops the wood and brings up the creamy nut flavors. The ash is holding less than an inch at a time. Ending at 1:15 minutes, the last third showed no further changes, proving the cigar to be quite consistent all the way down. Thank you very much to DiFazioCigars.com for providing this sample for review!
This 4.5×50 stick offers a medium brown wrapper with a soft velvet feel. It has invisible seams, minimal veins and a faint peppery tobacco aroma. First light reveals a very easy draw, tons of rich thick smoke production with smooth flavors of a slightly sweet and peppery tobacco. The first third develops in to a very soft, rich creamy body of sweet aged tobacco with voluminous amounts of rich thick smoke. 20 min in at the 1/2 way point there are no changes, and the ash held on for the whole 1/2 of the burn. Ending at 40 min with exactly the same profile, the smoke got very hot so I ended it with 1″ remaining. Thank you very much to Brad Perkins for sending this fine sample in for review!
La Herencia De Cuba White Petite Torpedo Cigar Review
This 5×52 torpedo stick offers a dark chocolate wrapper with slight tooth, a firm even feel, minimal veins and smooth seams. The aroma is a beautiful peppery and caramel tobacco. First light reveals a mild dry tobacco with slight black pepper flavors, good smoke production and an easy draw. The first third goes in just 15 min and holds all the same flavors, adding a buttery finish with a slight pepper kick. 25 min in at the half way point the flavors change a bit coming up to a medium body, increasing in smoke production and adding a creamier mouth feel on the finish. Ending at 45 min where it began to get a bit warm for me, the flavors were still the same however the strength had built from a mild to a medium-full by the end!
This 4.5×50 box pressed maduro stick offers a dark chocolate, satin wrapped stick with firm construction, minimal veins, tight seams, a ton of oil sheen and feel and a mild peppery tobacco aroma. First light reveals a plain deep medium bodies tobacco with a heavy after taste. The entire rest of the 45 min experience was exactly the same – very plain with a bad aftertaste of plain tobacco. I want my $2 back.
This 7×48 maduro stick offers a dark to medium brown wrapper with a spongy, toothy but soft feel, visible seams, small veins and a mild soapy aroma. First light reveals a very thin wrapper with a tendency to peel and leak at points, giving a light airy mild tobacco smoke. The first third develops to a mild, oily, slightly sweet tobacco with a short clean finish. Overall a simple straight forward smoke. By the start of the 2nd third flavors had changed to a dry but still oily tobacco and leather with a good sweet caramel finish. The remainder of the stick is much the same, overall a consistent stick. Ending at 1:25 it started getting a bit warm and soggy for me but still performing perfectly.
This 6×52 sick offers an extremely oily, toothy rich dark chocolate wrapper with tight seams, minimal veins and a sweet chocolate and earth aroma. First light reveals a very oily medium bodied earthy flavor with a ton of rich smoke and a perfect draw. The first third develops to a mild-medium body of slightly sweet and nutty earth with a deep finish. 50 min in at the 1/2 way point flavors were very consistent, however the stick liked to tunnel and went out prompting a relight without further incident. The stick ended at 1:35 with slightly different but overall consistent flavors at the last third, moving to a slight caramel and nut combo, with the same great smoke draw and finish.
This 6×60 dark chocolate stick offers a chunky, firm wrapper with minimal veins and seams. It gives a peppery and sweet tobacco aroma. First light reveals a light medium body smoke with peppery and sweet tobacco flavor. The first third is a bit light on smoke needing double-puffs and tunneling a bit, prompting touchups. Flavors are consistent with the addition of a slight leather. The 2nd third evens out the burn a bit but doesn’t change the flavor profile noticeably, only bringing a slight harshness to the back of my throat. The last third brings a touch of cinnamon but overall the whole thing is very consistent. Strength wise it is just about topping the charts near the end here although with only 1/2 as much flavor. I’m ending the stick a good 20 min early at this point simply because this combo isn’t something I enjoy at all and don’t like the after effects of too much power. Smoking the whole thing would easily bring a 1:45 smoke time. Thank you very much to Jeremie Plouffe for generously sending this for review, I did enjoy trying it!