Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 21 June 2010

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ka kendall 7 20 4ratings and scores
vengeance maduro ligero torpedo

The flavors of the Maduro Ligero Torpedo are varied and rich. A dark chocolate flavor starts the party, and some spicy pepper kicks in later. A sweet and fruity apricot note enters the mix and provides a nice change-up. There is also some coffee evident, as well as some hints of earth. As advertised, the Vengeance Torpedo does fulfill its full-bodied categorization.

Smoking this cigar provides little room for complaints. There was the occasional re-light, but other than that, the cigar was satisfactory. The flavors were tasty, especially the bit of apricot that made its appearance. As Exclusive maintains on their website, this is a cigar intended for “serious cigar smokers”, and I would have to agree. It is too strong for a beginning smoker, as well as a fan of milder sticks. Those that love full-bodied cigars should definitely take a further look, though. A single retails for around $8, and it also comes in boxes of 20. That price leans more towards the expensive end of the spectrum, but it is at least worth giving a try by purchasing a single.

The Vengeance Maduro Ligero Torpedo earns a rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars.

K.A. Kendall's 7-20-4 “7-20-4”


The 7-20-4 line of cigars was released by Kurt Kendall as a tribute to R.G. Sullivan, an old-time manufacturer that produced cigars on a massive scale back near the beginning of the 1900's. Sullivan produced affordable ten cent cigars from his factory located at 724 Elm Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. He named the original cigar the 7-20-4 after the factory's address, which was eventually closed in 1963. Kendall has revived the old 7-20-4 with his own release that bears the same name of the original.

The 7-20-4's “7-20-4” size measures 5 5/8x 46. The line also offers four other sizes: the 5 x 50 Robusto, the 6 1/8x 52 Torpedo, the 6 1/2x 56 Grand Toro, and the 7 x 48 Churchill. The 7-20-4 has a multinational filler that consists of a blend of tobaccos from Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The binder is Costa Rican, and the final piece of the puzzle is a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. The 7-20-4 is considered to be full-bodied in strength.

At first glance, the 7-20-4 is one vintage looking cigar. Perhaps that was intentional, seeing how it is a tribute to the R.G. Sullivan sticks from back in the day. The wrapper is dark, and has a slight tinge of red in its color. A bit of oily sheen is visible under light, and there are some large veins running throughout the cigar's body. Patting the cigar down reveals that it is well-packed. There is a single decorative band near the head of the cigar. The band is large and has a dated appearance. Its red, black, white, and gold colors add a nice touch to the stick's appearance. The company name as well as 7-20-4 is visible in large font. The 7-20-4 has a cold taste of coffee and it gives off a sweet scent before while unlit.

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