November 26, 2007

Weekend review; November 23rd - 25th, 2007

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I did, and I had plenty of good cigars. Not all of them made the official review but here's enough to get you started!

Cigars reviewed this weekend are:
  • Edge Maduro Toro

  • Oliva G Natural Torpedo

  • Torano Silver Exodus Churchill

  • Romeo y Julieta Cazadore

  • Padilla Obsidian Torpedo

  • Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Torpedo

First up, Edge Maduro Toro (6x50)

This is a powerhouse of a cigar from Rocky Patel. Very full bodied. If you're new to cigars this would NOT be your first choice. I enjoy powerhouse maduro cigars and this one is right on target. It's very affordable too, at around $6 per stick. The cigar is quite peppery and spicey. It's at the upper end of the strength category. These cigars are very pleasing with some age on them, too.

Score: 8.5 (nubbed it!)

Oliva G Natural Torpedo (6.5x52)

This cigar is VERY square pressed! Quite nice looking. It's medium bodied with slight amounts of pepper. It is very smooth and pleasing. Wonderful cameroon flavor throughout this cigar. Oliva makes great cigars and their cameroon is second to none! This cigar is quite inexpensive but very good! Retail for this stick is around 4-5 bucks! It has a nice, even burn.

Score: 8.5

Torano Silver Exodus Churchill (7x50)

This cigar has been a favorite of mine since I first tried them. It is medium bodied which works it's way toward full bodied, but it never overpowers. Nice caramel-like flavor! Hints of citrus! It has a criollo wrapper which I happen to love! Light gray to white ash. Not overly peppery, but there are hints.

Score: 9.0

Romeo y Julieta Cazadore (Cuban) (6x44)

This particular Cuban cigar does not have a band. This cigar smells great when it's burning! Full bodied for a Cuban. This cigar burned perfectly, absolutely perfectly! There are some pepper notes with spiceyness kicking in at the halfway point. Wonderful flavor! This is a cigar that I nub every time!

Score: 9.0 (nubbed it!)

Padilla Obsidian Torpedo (6x54)

This is the second run for these cigars. Originally produced in 2006, these were such a hit that Padilla decided to make more. I was very curious to see how these would stack up against the originals. The cigar has a dull maduro taste initially; somewhat leather-like. It developed more creaminess at the midpoint. These appear to be the same blend as the original Obsidians from 2006. These are a much newer cigar and need more humi time. The burn was bad. I believe these will improve with age.

Score: 7.5

Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Torpedo (6x52)

Initially the cigar was very creamy tasting with leather overtones. It is one of the smoothest cigars you will smoke! I prefer the 92's over the 90's. Not much pepper noted. Medium - full bodied in strength. Great cigar! Another nubber!

Score: 9.0

That's it for now!

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