January 14, 2012

Esteban Carreras 187 Maduro Torpedo

Esteban Carreras 187 Maduro Torpedo (6 1/8 x 52)

Esteban Carreras cigars are produced in two different factories. One is in Santiago, Dominican Republic and the other is in Esteli, Nicaragua. This cigar is all Nicaraguan so I would think it was made in Esteli.

Video review HERE.

It has a dark maduro wrapper and since it's all Nicaraguan I am quite excited to sample it. It is well made and dense.

The test draw after cutting the tip of the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a sweet coffee and vanilla with some pepper. The finish was a mediocre vanilla.

1/2 inch in the cigar was not too exciting. I am still  hopeful though. The spice is more of a sweet dark chocolate with some pepper. The finish is vanilla-ish with some sweetness.

About 1 1/2 inch in the flavors are coffee and sweet grapefruit and some pepper. The finish is one of vanilla and lightly roasted almonds with no significant pepper.

Just past the midpoint the coffee notes are very strong. They appear to be overtaking the grapefruit citrus. Not much else has changed at this point.

At the end of the cigar it remained one of coffee, faint grapefruit citrus and almond. The pepper was decent. The cigar never took off for me. I had high hopes but this particular cigar just didn't do it for me.

Score: 84

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