Blind Cigar Review: Don Lucas | 20th Anniversary Torpedo

Blind Cigar Review: Don Lucas | 20th Anniversary Torpedo

Blind Cigar Review: | Torpedo

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.

 

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Vital Stats:

Vitola: Torpedo
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Dominican
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Factory: Cigar Factory
Blender: Undisclosed
Number of reviewers: 5—– (SosaCub4Life) (WyldKnyght) (McGreggor57) (pmr1010) (Jokey Smurf)
Price: Undisclosed
Age: 5 Months
Release Date: 2013
Contributed by: Don Lucas Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Don Lucas | 20th Anniversary Torpedo

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Blind Man's Puff - Cigar Reviews, Ratings, News, Tips, Tricks
Blind Man's Puff - Cigar Reviews, Ratings, News, Tips, Tricks

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 92

“An attractive torpedo with a shiny reddish-brown wrapper. Minimal veins and cleanly finished cap and seams, though there was a split in the cap, but I think it will be cut off prior to smoking. There was no excess glue anywhere and there were no soft spots, however there was little give when I pinched the sides. This was a pretty firm cigar.” – (pmr1010)

Aroma: 91

“Plain ol’ tobacco is what I get with the faintest aroma of hay at the foot.” – (McGreggor57)

First Third

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Flavor: 95
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“This cigar has started out very nice. The perfect mix of spice and creamy. The peppery spice is excellent but not overpowering. Perfect amount so far. Makes for just a very enjoyable smoke.” – (SosaCub4Life)

“A lot of pepper flavors are present early on. Thankfully, the bite of the spice isn’t too severe. As the pepper fades a bit, there is a popcorn note that surfaces. Reminiscent of the husks from the un-popped kernels. About an inch in, the profile takes on a vegetal quality with a little chocolate mixing into the smoke. Like a lost teenager, I think this one is trying to find itself.” – (McGreggor57)

Second Third

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Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Baking spices began showing up at the end of the first third and continued right on through the second third. The strength decreased slightly as the flavors increased slightly as well. Flavors of clove were light and a brothy flavor evened out the mushroom flavors I tasted early on.” – (pmr1010)

“The second portion of this cigar had an emergence of pepper and coffee. The creaminess remained, which enhanced the coffee notes. The pepper notes I mentioned were not strong, and remained low enough that I would classify this as mild-medium in strength.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Final Third

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Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The final third was filled with lots of nutty goodness, and lots of thick smoke. Had to use the draw tool again to loosen up the draw. Great finish to this cigar.” – (WyldKnyght)

“Still getting a mix of tea and charred toast. Leather is keeping the flavors from becoming harsh and a little pepper is returning on the retrohale.” – (McGreggor57)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 87

“The draw was a bit tight…but not bad.” – (SosaCub4Life)

Burn: 88

“The burn was good, a little uneven and wavy in spots, but not bad.” – (WyldKnyght)

Construction: 86

“This cigar had that nice rustic look that I appreciate. In addition, the performance was good, and the ash solid enough to pick up from the floor even after falling over three feet onto concrete! Burn could have been better but overall was acceptable.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 88

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“For me, this was an outstanding cigar. The perfect balance of spice, strength and great flavor. The construction was amazing and it was just a great relaxing and totally enjoyable experience from start to finish.” – (SosaCub4Life)

“I really did enjoy this cigar even with the draw issues. The touch-ups did take away from the enjoyment, but in the end, the cigar’s flavor outweighed the negative burn issue.” – (WyldKnyght)

“Outside of the initial flavors bouncing around a bit, the bulk of the profile was pretty one dimensional. I thought the tea and charred toast worked pretty well together and would’ve really benefited from either the chocolate or coffee that tried to make its way into the mix. Sadly this cigar left me flat and I would be reluctant to try another one.” – (McGreggor57)

“This was kept in a temperature and humidity stable environment since it was sent to me, any environmental issues should have been null. However, from the initial cap split to the complete splitting near the end of the smoking of this cigar, there were significant burn issues for the entire time. But the flavors were enough to make me want to continue smoking it.” – (pmr1010)

“This was a nice creamy cigar but I really thought it was going to offer me more in the areas of flavor and strength. It goes to show that a dark wrapper and big vitola don’t always mean flavor bomb and strength bomb. This would work to help start the day, but I’ll stay away when I want more than just a cigar.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 85

  • Appearance 92% 92%
  • Aroma 91% 91%
  • First Third 95% 95%
  • Second Third 92% 92%
  • Final Third 89% 89%
  • Draw 87% 87%
  • Burn 88% 88%
  • Construction 86% 86%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Good

ReviewerAppearanceAroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
9792979797901009797
909095929283888392
889088888985858585
959595929087758588
909088908987909288

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