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"Revisited"

Review by: JJMD
Review Date: 07/23/2006
Rating: 4.83
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Flavor
Value
Overall Experience

Review Notes: This seems to be a cigar that is "hit or miss". The last time I sampled one I was thoroughly disappointed (see earlier review). However, in an effort to see if this was a fluke, given the high regard that some have for this particular stick, I decided to revisit this one. The dark, oily, toothy wrapper with mild veins portended a rich full-bodied smoke. There was one soft spot near the middle of the cigar, but otherwise solid construction. Easy light. Good draw. Even burn. TONS of white smoke. Gray-black ash. Started with pepper and decayed wood. The first third brought forth tastes of rich earth and dark chocolate with a mild floral note. I was reminded of the smells of the woods after a good rain. The middle third saw flavors of charred meat, damp soil, and vegetal notes. The last third was fairly unremarkable, with paper, earth, and burnt tobacco. All in all, this 50 minute full-bodied smoke was not as disappointing as the first time I sampled it, but it sure didn't knock my socks off, or even raise my eyebrows for that matter. Perhaps I am missing the gene that allows me to enjoy this one as much as others. To each his own, I guess......

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"Disappointing"

Review by: JJMD
Review Date: 10/15/2005
Rating: 4.67
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Appearance
Construction
Flavor
Value
Overall Experience

Review Notes: I have smoked The Edge before - both maduro and corojo, but this is my first foray into "The Missle". First of all, I would have to say that I enjoyed the original release of The Edge better than subsequent "batches". I don't know if there was a blend change, or it's just me, but the original release was outstanding when compared to its successors. I was hoping this would be in the same vein as the original release. It wasn't. This was an attractive topedo, truly resembling a missle, wrapped in a maduro leaf with hardly any veins at all. Construction was solid - very solid - without any soft spots. The prelight aroma was enticing. Easy light. Smooth draw. Even burn without the need for corrections or relights. Gray solid cylinder of ash. However, the flavor profile through the entire stick reminded me of paper. There may have been a hint of cocoa towards the end, but I found this to be full-bodied but flavorless and one-dimensional. The Vitmain N was strong in this one, making it a snappy little headspinner, but that was not what I was looking for. I kept searching for a flavor (ANYTHING), but alas my wishes went unfulfilled. This 50 minute smoke was disappointing, especially versus my expectations. The construction was excellent, but that is about the only positive thing I can comment on.

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