Personal Cigar Review: Back2Back Connecticut 6×60

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Cigar Details: Back2Back Connecticut 6×60

  • Vitola: Double Toro
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 60
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Connecticut
  • Binder: Mexico
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Factory: TABADOM
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $7.49
  • Release Date: October 2018
  • Source: Davidoff

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Back2Back Connecticut 6×60 is a dull light brown with a few slightly raised veins present. The seams are smooth and only really visible due to vein placement, while the head is finished off with a well applied set of caps. There are two bands, with the primary being white and black which denotes the line name along with the wrapper type on the side. The foot band carries some colorful artwork with the line name on the back. The aroma from the wrapper is creamy hay, while the foot brings wood and sweet hay. The pre-light draw brings sweet cedar with a light tea note.

First Third

The cigar begins with wood, hay, creaminess and light baking spice. At a half inch in, the creaminess departs as the baking spice increases. The retrohale is a lightly creamy hay. At an inch and a quarter, a light creaminess returns as the baking spice retreats to its original level. As the third comes to a close, the wood and hay are up front with the creaminess and baking spice in the background. The strength in this third was mild-medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the wood and hay become a bit fuller as the baking spice morphs into black pepper and increases a bit while some light creaminess remains in the background. The retrohale is now musty wood with light black pepper. At an inch in, the wood gains a toasted note as the hay disappears. At an inch and a half, the black pepper is right behind the toasted wood. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly below medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the black pepper is now even with the toasted wood and the light creaminess has departed. At a quarter inch in, some mustiness joins the profile. The retrohale is toasted wood and black pepper. At an inch in, the black pepper exhibits a very long finish. At an inch and a quarter, the toasted note has transitioned to char along with some bitterness. The cigar wraps up with the charred wood, black pepper and mustiness all even with some light bitterness. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy at times, but always self corrected. The ash was quite sturdy and I tapped it off around the two inch mark each time even though it would have held on a bit longer.

Draw

The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

The Back2Back Connecticut 6×60 smoked like a pretty typical Connecticut Shade offering. Wood, hay, creaminess, baking spice and later black pepper replacing the baking spice were the core players and presented an average flavor profile through the first two thirds. The final third dropped a level as the toast transitioned to char and some light bitterness joined in. While this size isn’t something I typically gravitate towards, you do get a lot of cigar for your money and for those that find this flavor profile enjoyable, it’s an easy buy. The flavor profile doesn’t really strike me as something I’d be in a hurry to return to, but if I did, I’d likely go for the 5×50 format just for personal preference.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.30

Cost/Point

$1.41

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
SubparFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
AmazingDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Back2Back Connecticut 6×60
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Back2Back Connecticut 6×60

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