7-20-4

7-20-4 torpedo

Kurt A. Kendall had worked in the cigar industry for years when he decided to bring back the old 7-20-4 brand. He bought the name and started to make cigars in Honduras with tobacco from Nicaragua, Mexico, Columbia and Honduras with a Costa Rican binder and a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. The original 7-20-4 is a brand created in 1874 and it existed till 1963. They were made in Manchester, New Hampshire, on 724 Elm Street and that’s where the name came from.
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The 6×52 torpedo I smoked had a sharp point and a nice dark and oily wrapper that has a few veins. The construction feels good. The predraw is fine and tastes quite spicy. The cigar has a mild barnyard smell.
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I taste coffee and some dry wood. The flavors are nice and smooth but full and it has a bit of a bite. After a quarter of an inch the coffee disappears. I taste wood with a little bit of pepper. The pepper grows stronger after half an inch and I taste a pleasant mustiness too with some chocolate. The wood changes into straw with herbs, nice spicy. The mustiness disappears and the chocolate moves to the aftertaste.
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After an inch I also taste some sweetness, the flavors are dry. Halfway I taste dry hay with a mild chocolate like sweetness and wood, I like it. After two thirds I taste autumn leaves with a mild sweetness. Near the end the cigar gets spicy and sharp.
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This cigar has a smoke time of an hour and ten minutes. I got a lot of thick smoke, a great draw and a beautiful burn. The ash is light colored and quite firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, this is a cigar I would like to smoke 7-20-4

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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