Torpedo

Stolen Throne Yorktown Fleet Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: Stolen Throne Yorktown Fleet Torpedo

The first third in itself was so fun and unique to smoke. The intricacies of the flavors were downright awesome. Unfortunately, the latter two thirds became not as good and narrowed down the scope of the flavors. I would like to give this Stolen Throne Yorktown Fleet Torpedo another shot though, in the hopes of experiencing that first third goodness.

Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Diamante No. 2

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Diamante No. 2

Not gonna lie, I was ready to type about how this is the same AJ chef and therefore the same story as per usual. But I am wrong. Very wrong. This Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Diamante No. 2 was delicious, capturing not just AJ earthiness, but it was much more than that, delivering great notes of chocolate, minerals and sweetness. Very pricey indeed, but definitely worth trying.

Team Cigar Review: O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 1 Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 1 Torpedo

The O.M. Cigar Essential Blend No. 1 Torpedo started out with an interesting earth forward profile in the first third. As it progressed, that earth profile became unbalanced, and by the last third it took on some bitter components which were off-putting. Given the burn issues I would likely take another pass at this cigar to see if another one performed better.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Villiger de Nicaragua Edición Limitada 2022

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Villiger de Nicaragua Edición Limitada 2022

This Villiger Villiger de Nicaragua Edición Limitada 2022 was a solid blend from beginning to end. Love the diversity of tobacco in the cigar. Rich profile that is one of the few examples of dark Ecuadorian Sumatra flavor working well. Some transitioning, but it made up for it with the depth and complexity. Nice strength and body level as well. If the factory keeps producing cigars like this, I see good things for Villiger.

Team Cigar Review: HVC La Rosa 520 Rare of Rare

Team Cigar Review: HVC La Rosa 520 Rare of Rare

The HVC La Rosa 520 Rare of Rare was a balanced cigar with a complex flavor profile. Lots of depth with some transitioning throughout the thirds. Nice strength and body; match the flavors of the cigar well. It has been some time since I have had a really good Ecuadorian Sumatra release, feels like years, but this delivered that great lighter Ecuadorian Sumatra flavor profile I enjoy.

Personal Cigar Review: Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra

Personal Cigar Review: Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra

The Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra had an average flavor profile throughout. The burning paper note is something that can easily torpedo a flavor profile, but this profile did a good job of not letting it get out of hand. The price point is fair for the experience, but there are plenty of other Connecticut shade cigars I'd reach for before coming back to this one.

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe 10th Anniversary

It's good to be reminded of Azarias' harmonious blending capabilities. I don't often smoke his brand, but after this experience, I need to think twice about that. The profile of the Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe 10th Anniversary showed great balance of spice, earth, sweet and fruit. It touched on everything a good cigar should be. I look forward to having more of these.

Team Cigar Review: ATL Black Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: ATL Black Torpedo

I was pleasantly impressed with the ATL Black Torpedo. The first and second thirds provided interesting and dynamic flavor combinations that kept me engaged, and the strength levels harmonized well. The last third was still pleasant, but not quite at the same complexity levels as the rest of the cigar. I would happily smoke the Black Torpedo from ATL again.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Tiger Limited Edition 2022

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Tiger Limited Edition 2022

The Davidoff Year of the Tiger Limited Edition 2022 was enjoyable, and the natural comparison here is to my experience with last year's Ox release. I thought the Year of the Tiger had nuanced and balanced flavor components through the first and second third that kept my interest. The last third was average as most of that complexity fell off. I would happily smoke another Year of the Tiger Limited Edition 2022.