Blind Cigar Review: Cult | Classic

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6.25″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Jalapa, Nicaraguan
Factory: Tacasa
Number of reviewers: 5 —– (WyldKnyght) (mjohnsoniii) (NavyPiper) (Dubv23) (Sp@rky426)
Price: $8.00
Contributed by: (B-daddy)

Description (from manufacturer)

This is the original blend that launched the Cult Cigar series. A wonderful Nicaraguan handmade manufactured by Tacasa in Esteli that can be enjoyed any time of the day. A mild to medium strength cigar that’s packed with a tasteful blend of toasty flavors for both the novice and seasoned smoker to enjoy. “Join the Cult.” Available in four sizes, Cult Classic gives a clean, even burn that is rich but smooth and stands out in its natural, oily wrapper and distinctive band. These smokes are a must-try for those looking for a high- quality medium-bodied cigar.

Initial Impressions

Blind Cigar Review: Cult | Classic Torpedo

Blind Cigar Review: Cult | Classic

Appearance: 90
Aroma: 91
Construction: 89

“The cigar looked good with a nice milk chocolate colored wrapper. The wrapper had some tooth and veins that were small and not distracting. In the light the wrapper shines from its oils. This is when I also noticed two creases on opposite sides like it was pressed from both sides. This could have come from the mold or tight storage.” – (Dubv23)

“Getting some barnyard scents and notes from this one. I’m detecting some hay and maybe some slight leathery notes.” – (mjohnsoniii)

“Very good construction. Smooth with well blended seams. It was firm but not hard, again, very nice.” – (NavyPiper)

First Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“To start, this cigar had a nice woody spicy flavor that stuck to the back of my throat. The spice mellowed as it progressed through the first third with some earthy flavor. The ash was a nice light gray with an even burn.” – (WyldKnyght)

“Was welcomed by this stogie with a blast of pepper and spice, enough to sting my sinuses! A good solid smokiness with some spice, a little coffee and oak. The spice and pepper toned down considerably about half way into the third.” – (NavyPiper)

“Upon the initial light, I detected a very familiar taste. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I tasted a little pepper taste with cloves mixed in. Not a bad combination at all. The smoke was billowing right out the gate and it had a nice, firm white ash. Good cigar so far.”  – (mjohnsoniii)

Second Third

Flavor: 91

Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Cult | Classic Torpedo

Blind Cigar Review: Cult | Classic

“During the second third, the spice mellowed and almost disappeared altogether. Lots of earthy, woody flavor with a hint of pencil lead that coated my mouth. This mix of flavors was quite enjoyable. I was able to stop the wrapper from splitting by moving the band down lower. There was some nice light wispy smoke.” – (WyldKnyght)

“Same as the first third with spice in the background but mostly a sweet, nutty, mild-medium creaminess.” – (Sp@rky426)

Final Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

Blind Cigar Review: Cult | Classic Torpedo

Blind Cigar Review: Cult | Classic

“The final third continued to mellow out. The earthy, woody flavors continued right through until the end. More graphite flavor during the last third with hints of pepper.” – (WyldKnyght)

“Didn’t really experience any changes in this third from the second….” – (NavyPiper)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93
Burn: 93

“A good resistance that didn’t allow the cigar to burn too hot but still produce an even burn and decent smoke output.” – (Dubv23)

“Razor sharp all the way through. Nice flaky white ash that held for almost an inch at a time.” – (Sp@rky426)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body: Medium
Overall Experience: 89

“Other than the wrapper splitting at the beginning, this cigar was very good.” – (WyldKnyght)

“From initial lighting to the very end, I really enjoyed this cigar. No complaints that I can recall. I’m curious what this turns out to be, as I’d definitely like to have some resting in the humidor!” – (NavyPiper)

“I need more of these, bottom line. If you are a fan of smooth creamy smoking Cubans with plenty of smoke and flavor, this is box worthy.” – (Sp@rky426)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 77

Total Score: 91 (Very Good)