Country: Ecuador
Wrapper: Ecudorian Grown Cameroon
Filler: Long Filler
Size: Torpedo
(for a detailed description of the points system I use please click here.)

Appearance and Construction – 9/10

It is a very pretty cigar. It has a smooth leathery brown wrapper that is nicely applied. It has small viens throughout. The cigar is firm and well filled. The head clips cleanly and it has a good prelight draw. The foot and head reveal nicely packed filler with no visible rib veins.

Flavor – 14/20

It produces lots of creamy smoke with flavors of nuts and spice. It has a slight nite on the finish. It is a medium to full bodies smoke. Reminded me a bit of an ERDM Robusto Larga Oscuro. Not very complex but good flavor and very enjoyable. This is definitely not a dog rocket. I enjoyed this cigar.

Smoking Characteristics – 4/10

It has a nice buzz factor, but not over powering. I had a consistent burn problem with it. The wrapper seemed to be flame retardant on one side. The burn continually went crooked on the same side requiring several manual corrections. The ash wasn’t great either. It kept cleaving around the edges curling outward.

Price – 3/5

This was a freebie from the NC Summer smoker. I believe these will retail around $6 a piece. I think these would be more attractive around $4 each. There are too many $6 cigars I’d rather spend my money on first.

Conclusion

This was an enjoyable cigar with good flavor and body. I really did enjoy it from a flavor standpoint. Hopefully the burn issues and ash were a fluke. I wouldn’t mind trying one or two more to see if the burn turns out to be any better. If so it would rate a higher score for me.

The Math

30\4.5 = 6.66 * 10 = 66.6

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