March 17, 2013

Cult Classic Torpedo (6 1/4 x 52)

Video review HERE.

Cult Cigars are a Nicaraguan cigar made by Tacasa S.A. The name refers to the two factions that exist regarding cigars. One hates cigars and wants to do away with them altogether. One loves them and the camaraderie they bring. The question is, which cult do you fall into?

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Jalapa

There are 2 other blends that I will be reviewing in the coming weeks; Fuerte and Ometepe.

This cigar is pretty well made with a few bumps and ridges but it has nice density.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors at light up were earth, lightly sweet cedar, oak, and vanilla. The pepper is about a 6 rating.

About 3/4 inch in the cigar made a big change. There is now some rich, sweet nutmeg with cedar notes with a touch of vanilla. The pepper has increased to a 7. There are still some underlying earth notes. The finish is a nice sweet cream. The cigar is mild to medium.

At the midpoint the flavors are unchanged. The cigar is very enjoyable. The earth notes are secondary to the nutmeg and cedar. There are some oak notes at the end of the earth. The finish is a very nice cream with some lingering pepper. This is a very enjoyable cigar.

With about 1 1/2 inches left the cigar made some significant changes. The nutmeg has gone away and you're left with a cedar/oak combination. The earth has decreased but it's still around. The cigar is still mild to medium.

As the cigar ended it remained about the same as the last segment. The first 2/3 of the cigar had a very nice, rich and sweet nutmeg and cedar combination. The earth was not overbearing and was secondary. This cigar would be enjoyed by the novice as well as the experienced smoker. The cigar lost a few points when the cedar/nutmeg richness went away. Overall a very good cigar.

Score: 90

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