This 6×52 torpedo stick features a mottled dark chocolate wrapper with small veins, tight invisible seams, a slightly toothy satin feel and a rich, oily, musty tobacco aroma. First light reveals a medium bodied wood flavor, airy and parched but with an oily mouthfeel on the finish. Draw is on the snug side with good smoke output. The first third brings flavors of an oily nut and wood, with the same long finish. 40 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors transition slightly to an oily nut and deep wet earth with a bit of a strength kick. Ending at 1:20 minutes, the last third only added a bit of warm licorice flavor at times, and added to the strength.
This 6.5×42 cigar features a dark brown wrapper with a smooth satin finish and slight oil sheen. It has a soft, even pack minimal veins, tight seams and a sweet soapy aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw, good rich thick smoke output, creamy tobacco and leather flavors with a bit of bitterness. The first third develops in to medium-full body flavors of a sweet creamy coffee and leather, with a good pepper kick that builds through the long finish. The 1/2 way point comes at 30 minutes in, with no changes whatsoever to the profile. Ending at 50 minutes, the last third dropped the leather and most of the pepper, continuing the creamy coffee flavors with no strength buzz, just lots of rich flavor. Thank you very much to viewer Miguel Feliciano for sending me this to review, I appreciate it!
This 5×50 cigar features a dark chocolate wrapper with a slight red hue, slight imperfections, small veins, tight seams, a firm oily wrapper and feel with a small double cap and rich sweet chocolate aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with just a touch of resistance, great smoke output and medium bodied flavors of a very soft creamy dry tobacco with a long finish of the same. The first third develops into a big blast of creamy leather, dropping the generic tobacco flavors. 30 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, flavors have shifted to a bold earth and pepper flavor with medium-full body and no discernible strength. Burn and draw are perfect with plenty of smoke output and a long deep finish. Ending at 1:10 min the last third brings back the leather joined by a very smooth creamy nuttiness with rich flavors through the finish. Thank you very much to General Cigars for sending this for review!
This 7×52 cigar sports an oily velvet dark brown sungrown wrapper with a slight red hue, triple cap, minimal veins, smooth tight seams and rich sweet earth aroma. First light reveals a very snug draw producing minimal smoke with medium bodied flavors of a smooth sweet earth much like it’s aroma. The first third shows much the same, only adding a bit of pepper to the draw flavors. It has a good bit of strength to it but certainly no full body as it’s marketed. The finish is long but subtle without and pepper or spice. 45 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors remained unchanged. Just over 1 hour in flavors finally shift a bit but require a double puff to really bring them out. They have transitioned to a soft creamy nuttiness followed by a soft oily earth. 1:25 minutes in after two touch-ups and a re-light the cigar is unfortunately out once again and I don’t care to try and continue it. Clearly this one just had severe construction issues. Thank you very much to viewer Darin Mohr for generously providing this for review!
This 4.8×50 stick hails from Cuba, offering a dark brown satin wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, a firm even construction and soft tobacco aroma. First light reveals a very oily grassy, hay flavor with a touch of woody bitterness. Smoke output is great along with the draw putting off thick rich smoke. The first third gives very smoothy creamy medium-full boded flavors of wood and nuts with tons of thick smoke output. Burn isn’t perfect but doesn’t need a touchup yet. The burn continues to be a bit wonky, but not needing a touchup. By the 1/2 way point 30 minutes in there were no flavors changes, only a good bit of strength buzz hitting me. Ending at 45 minutes the last third showed no changes. Thank you very much to our viewer Hagai all the way from Israel, I really appreciate you sending this in!
This 6×50 slightly box pressed stick offers a very dark chocolate, oily and slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams and a mild pepper aroma. First light reveals a loose draw, light airy smoke production and slightly sweet earthy flavors with a long light finish. The first third develops to a pretty plain slightly sweet earth mild-medium in body, but with great smoke output and a good burn. 30 min in at the 1/2 way point flavors remain the same while strength creeps up a bit above the body. By the start of the last third, flavors transitioned to a coffe and cream with a touch of caramel, and a solid medium body with even more smoke. Ending at the 1 hour mark, the last third continued the same great flavors for the remainder of the stick. Thank you very much to fellow smoker Brian Hemry for generously sending this in for review!
This 6×54 stick offers a dry soft tan wrapper with minimal veins, invisible seams, a very thin wrapper and a soft wrap and pack with spongy spots here and there. First light reveals an extremely loose draw, tons of medium bodied smoke with flavors of a peppery and slightly spicy dry tobacco with a long zingy finish. The first third burns fast but even, giving sweet woody flavors with a pepper and spice zing especially on the finish. Near the 1/2 way point it gets creamier with a coffee and slight mocha. The last third quickly goes even creamier like a hazelenut and brings up the smoke and pepper zing even more, ending at 40 min with medium-full body and almost full strength making me a bit light headed! Thank you very much to RumbaCigars.com for sending this for review!
This 5 5/8×46 cigar offers a dark chocolate wrapper, with a very firm and thick feel, minimal veins, tight seams and a slightly bumpy toothy surface. The aroma is rich tobacco with a hint of hay. First light reveals a very firm draw and rich deep flavors of caramel, earth, tobacco and butter with a finish that goes to a heavy black pepper. The first third holds flavors of coffee, cream, a slight sweetness and lots of rich oil. The finish has a bit of pepper and sweetness as well, getting more earth at the end. 45 min in at the half way point, flavors and strength were still up medium-full and the rich creamy, oily qualities really shine through. The remainder of the cigar proved to be consistent, holding all the fine flavors till the nub, which is just fine with me! Never pushing over medium-full strength it was powerful but allowed me to experience the full flavor all the way down.
This 6.5×54 box pressed stick offers a smooth dark brown wrapper with a slight red hue, invisible veins and seams, a tight box press and a peppery aroma. First light reveals a mild dry tobacco and hint of sweetness with minimal smoke production and a draw on the firm side. Quickly in to the first third the draw open up, the burn is perfect all the way so far and the flavors mellow to a medium bodied creamy leather with a slight earthiness. 50 min in almost to the last third, the body and strength kick way up pushing full! The overall flavors are the same although the creaminess is gone replaced by a much deeper earth, and a long finish of pepper and slight spice. Ending at 1:20 min the last third proved to be the same from the 1/2 way point.
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 6.1×52 cigar offers a velvet soft dark brown wrapper with a slight red hue, an even spongy give, invisible seams and minimal veins. The aroma is soft and rich smooth tobacco with chocolate notes while the first light reveals a medium-full peppery tobacco blast with a long finish. 15 min in to the first third the flavors hold steady but increase in power, going to a full body and near full strength. Draw is fantastic, burn is ok. 30 min in at the half way point flavors are still the same, which is fine by me! Smoke output has increased becoming more creamy. Ending at 50 min in with over an inch remaining the strength simply gre too much for me to finsih, making me light headed and sweaty! While not a bad thing, it’s just too much for this reviewer! For those of you that prefer full strength – this is a perfect example to try! Thank you very much to Canimao for sending this sample for review, I greatly appreciate it!
La Herencia De Cuba Red Label Petite Torpedo Cigar Review
This 5×50 torpedo stick offers a dark milk chocolate colored wrapper with slight tooth, a satin texture, minimal veins, tight seams, an even slightly spongy feel and a strong chocolate and barnyard aroma. First light revels a rich smoke, creamy texture and flavors of barnyard, a slight sweetness and slightly firm draw. The firth third develops in to the same rich, smooth texture and flavors of a medium bodied earthy sweet leather, with a relatively short clean finish with a hint of pepper. The 2nd third changes to a slight caramel with a core of smooth creamy earth, and a slight increase in pepper but only on the finish. The last bit showed little change, remaining a very consistent blend for nearly the whole stick overall. There was a bump in strength near the center, pushing to a medium-full strength for a bit. Thank you very much to La Herencia De Cuba for generously donating this for review!
This 7×50 stick offers a rich, almost black wrapper with a slick oil sheen, medium veins, and a very firm pack. The leaf seems fragile with a few tears here and there, more typical of a Connecticut than maduro. The feel is slightly toothy and the aroma is sweet and soapy. The flavors are of a slightly sweet smooth tobacco, medium in body but near full strength. The finish is fairly short and clean, leaving a slight pepper zing on the tongue. Overall an extremely consistent stick, the profile really didn’t change at all from start to finish. There were some wrapper splits that contributed to it going out in the 2nd third prompting a couple relights, but the flavors were not impacted. Ending the smoke at 1:45 with 1″ remaining it proved to be a potent classic maduro experience with a great value for the money! Thank you very much to Corona Cigar Company for generously donating this sample for review!
This 7×54 stick offered a medium tan smooth oily wrapper with a slightly spongy feel. Mild in aroma, body and strength, it presents a fairly consistent experience, transitioning once between flavors over the long 2+ hour smoke. Although this particular sample had a wrapper flaw that cut it short at the 1:45 mark, it would easily push past 2 hours under normal circumstances. First half flavors were sweet and smooth with mild flavors of grass, moving to a mild sweet leather at the mid point. Smoke output was minimal, and the finish was unremarkable short of a mild pepper zing for most of the stick. The draw and burn were both very good, up to the band point where tears and holes opened up. Removing the band exposed a patch and large crack, ending the smoke. Thank you very much to Jeremie Plouffe for sending this in for review!
This 6×50 medium tan stick offers a soft satin wrapper with minimal veins and very smooth seams with a triple cap. Body started medium-full pulling down to a medium by the 2nd third. Strength slowly built up to full by the end of the stick at the 1:10 hour mark. Burn and draw were both excellent from start to finish, holding a very straight burn with just the right amount of resistance. Flavors were fairly consistent to the last third, giving a smooth, slightly chewy smoke with a creamy leather and slight pepper kick. The finish was long, growing heavy and slightly bitter as it burned down. The final third brought a creamy chewy earthiness with a hint of licorice, and a cleaner finish of oil, cream and the same chewiness on the palate. The only problem with this stick was a terrible band glue job, with a huge glob on the wrapper taking a chunk with the band. Luckily it did not breach and still smoked perfectly. Thank you very much to Ken Glass for sending this in for review!