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"Youth"

Review by: JJMD
Review Date: 12/19/2006
Rating: 7.17
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Review Notes: This attractive torpedo with box code DEB May '06 comes enrobed in a Colorado wrapper with medium veining and no apparent tooth. The triple cap is present, as is the distinctive barnyard aroma that belies its origins. Solid construction without soft spots. Easy light. Slightly uneven burn that auto-corrected without the need for relights. Good draw. Gray-black ash. Started with green wood and a vegetal flavor. The first third saw notes of wood, mild nuts, and toast. I also detected nuances of paint thinner, but thankfully this detraction was fleeting. The middle third brought more mild wood, which combined with a toasted tobacco and barnyard hay medley that underscored a noticeable and familiar “Cuban twang”. The last third was more of the same, excepting a fleeting note of menthol. All in all, this one hour 10 minute medium-bodied smoke was youthful but vibrant. It’s flavors were immature and disjointed, but the potential was clearly there.

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"Good smoke"

Review by: JJMD
Review Date: 09/06/2006
Rating: 7.67
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Review Notes: This 6” x 48 slightly box-pressed torpedo with box code ARA Nov '00 is draped in a mottled brown wrapper with minimal veins. Solid construction without soft spots. Easy light. Super smooth draw. Fairly even burn without the need for relights or corrections. Gray-black ash. Started with wood and spice. The first third was a medley of leather, strong wood, leather, and tobacco with a tannic quality that was noticeable. There were slight hints of black cherry and even a touch of orange peel. The familiar Cuban “twang” was prominent. The middle third saw a transformation of the strong woody flavor into more of a milder, sweeter wood with nuances of citrus and cardamom. A menthol flavor started to develop by the end of this third. The menthol flavor intensified in the last third, and became somewhat bitter by the end. All in all, this medium-bodied, one-hour 20 minute smoke was enjoyable, particularly in the initial 2/3’s.

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"Wonderful"

Review by: JJMD
Review Date: 03/09/2006
Rating: 7.83
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Review Notes: A great smoke! This attractive torpedo with box code ARA 9/01 was wrapped with a smooth milky brown wrapper with minimal veins. Solid construction without soft spots. Easy light, smooth draw, and even burn without the need for corrections or relights. Gray-black ash. Started with cedar and mild wood. The first third then brought notes of mild tobacco, paper and sharp cedar flavor that was more "biting" than was first encoutered on the initial light. The middle third brought a medley of leather, mild spice, and floral notes with a hint of black licorice. The last third continued with floral notes as well as nuts and wood. On the whole, the first third seemed a bit restrained, but the cigar opened up at the midway point and bcame a wonderfully complex medium bodied smoke. The experience lasted about an hour and 20 minutes. Bought a box!

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"Awesome!"

Review by: J-Squared
Review Date: 03/26/2005
Rating: 9.5
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Review Notes: Outstanding smoke! This seemingly benign-appearing torpedo packs a serious amount of flavor. Slightly rough brown wrapper with medium veins. Perfect construction with an easy light and smooth draw. Started with mild wood and cocoa and transitioned into a rich, complex, medium- to full-bodied taste with hints of nuts, vanilla, and tobacco. VERY creamy smoke. Lasted just over an hour. The guy I was sitting next to at my local B&M kept asking me to allow the smoke to waft over to his direction because this thing smelled SO DAMN GOOD!! This is one of those cigars that makes you stop whatever it is your doing, look down at it, and just allow yourself to "take it all in". The best Cuban I've had to date.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (4) No (8)



   


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