Colombian cigars

Bravo torpedo

A friend was looking for some cheap yardgars and bought a couple of bundles of these Colombian Bravo cigars. He gave me a 6½x50 torpedo for a review. I noticed that the website of Bravo is offline, so I can’t tell much about the blend, just that it is a 100% Colombian puro with a sharp point, wrapped in cellophane.
The wrapper is medium brown with a few veins. The cigar isn’t shaped consistently but the construction feels good. The cigar has a mild barnyard smell. The predraw is fine and I taste tobacco with raisin.
I taste a sweet and sour coffee, and the sour flavor is dominant. It tastes like very sour lemon candy. After half an inch I also taste something mild bitter. After an inch something spicy joins the flavors. I taste some sour wood.
Halfway I taste some herbs with the sour flavors and the cigar gets spicy. After two thirds I taste spicy and bitter herbs with a lemon aftertaste.
This cigar has a smoke time of ninety minutes. The draw is great and I got a lot of thick smoke. The pepper and salt colored ash is frayed but reasonably firm. The burn is good. The cigar is medium flavored and mild to medium bodied. The price of the cigar is about a dollar, so you can’t expect top quality cigars for that price, I still would not smoke them again.
Would I buy this cigar again? I don’t think so

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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