Jameson

Jameson black label torpedo

Jameson Cigars is an independent cigar maker that sells cigars and coffee. Brad Mayo, the president of the company, gave me a sampler of their three cigar lines, the Declarationthe Black label and the Red label. I reviewed the Red label toro and the Declaration Iniquity before, this is the review of the 6×54 Black label torpedo. The black label is a Jameson original release made from Dominican filler, a Honduran binder and a Brazilian maduro wrapper.
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The wrapper is dark and oily with a few big veins. I noticed that most Brazilian maduro wrappers have big veins. It makes the cigar look manly and though. The torpedo has a sharp top and a nice band. The construction feels good. The predraw is fine and I taste a mild peppery tobacco.
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I taste a full coffee flavor with wood and a little bit of chocolate. After half an inch the coffee loses its power. After an inch I taste herbs, chocolate, an earthy flavor and cedar. The structure of the flavors is dry. The chocolate flavor grows in strength after a third.
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Halfway the cedar becomes the main flavor with herbs and chocolate on the background. The chocolate isn’t sweet or strong, but very pleasant. The last third I taste a nice and mild spicy herbal wood flavor.
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The smoke time of this torpedo is an hour and a half. I got a nice amount of smoke, although the smoke was a bit thin. The gray ash is firm. The draw is very good, just like the burn. When I purged the cigar I got a pretty big flame. This cigar is medium to full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yeah, probably.

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Jameson Declaration iniquity

Brad Mayo, president of Jameson Cigars was kind enough to send me a sampler of his cigars, so I could review them for my blog and Cigar Asylum. Included in the sampler was this Declaration Iniquity, a 5½x50 with an aged Habano 98 wrapper, a criollo 98 binder and filler from the Dominican Republic. I reviewed the James red label toro a few days ago.
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The wrapper is nice, dark, shiny and oily with a beautiful, odd shaped, dark and ‘threatening’ band. The construction feels good. The cigar has a pretty strong smell of a stable. The wrapper is quite thick, which I noticed when I punched it. The predraw is good and I taste raisin and pepper.
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I taste espresso, the flavors are roasted and I also taste a little bit of chocolate. After half an inch the espresso changes into regular coffee and the chocolate gets a bit stronger. After an inch the coffee changes to an earthy flavor with chocolate.
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After two inch I taste an earthy flavor with chocolate and wood. The mild spicy wood is the main flavor. Halfway a hint of nuts join the flavor party on my palate. After two thirds I only taste herbs with some nuts and pepper. The chocolate disappeared for a while but returns. The aftertaste is peppery, I think it’s white pepper.
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This nice cigar lasted me for an hour and twenty minutes. I got a decent amount of medium thick smoke. The ash is light colored and firm. The draw is good, the burn is good too although I had to touch up a few times. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied. I purged the cigar once and got a medium flame.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I’ll be in Miami soon, I will drop by Jameson Cigars there and get myself a few more of these cigars.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Jameson red label toro

Jameson Cigars is an independent cigar maker that sells cigars and coffee. Brad Mayo, the president of the company, gave me a sampler of their three cigar lines, the Declarationthe Black label and the Red label. I have reviews planned on all three lines and I start with this Red label toro, a 6×52 cigar made with aged Dominican fillers, a Honduran binder and a Connecticut shade wrapper from Ecuador.
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The wrapper is pretty, smooth, oily but a bit pale and has some veins. The construction feels good but the predraw is a bit loose. The predraw leaves a mild dry raisin flavor on my palate.
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I taste a mild citrus like sour earthy flavor with a pepper flavor in the aftertaste and some sweetness. The citrus like sourness disappears and I taste the earthy flavor with wood and the sweetness. The pepper has disappeared too.
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Halfway the cigar gets a bit sweeter with a background of earth, herbs and spices. After two thirds I also taste some chocolate and the spice grows in strength. Near the end the spices are full and dominant.
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The smoke time of this toro is an hour and twenty minutes. I got a lot of thick smoke. The draw and burn are good. The ash has a salt and pepper color and is firm. This cigar is medium flavored and medium bodied. I got a big flame during the purge.
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Would I buy this cigar again? This is a good cigar, very good if you consider my dislike for Connecticut wrappers, but that same Connecticut makes it that I won’t buy this cigar again.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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