Again a cigar that was gifted to me, this time by an American friend who send me a bunch of cigars unavailable to the Dutch market so I could try them. Some of them are hits (like the Casa Fuente, Ashton San Cristobal, Joya de Nicaragua antano machito) and some of them are not like this 165 mm long ring 52 torpedo made in the Dominican republic. Not that this is a bad cigar, but this is no good cigar either, just mediocre and not a keeper in my book.
The wrapper contains a lot of veins and is light of color. The aroma is deep and smells sweet, while the cigar feels soft like there isn’t enough tobacco in it. The predraw is fine and leaves a sweet flavor on the palate. Smoke is full and thick with a dark firm ash.
The flavor of the cigar is tobacco with some coffee and something sour. There isn’t much going on flavor wise, the sour flavor stays consistent. Halfway the strength grows a little and soon a little bitter flavor comes around the corner. Not the turning point bitter though.
Would I buy this cigar again? No
Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10