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Blind Cigar Review: Ramon Bueso | Genesis Habano Torpedo

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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.

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Undisclosed
Filler: and
Factory: Undisclosed
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 5—– (jliu) (McGreggor57) (Danfish) (shuckins) (Eulogy)
Price: $8.00
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: March 2015
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

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Initial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“With a dark maduro wrapper, well formed shape, delicate veins and almost nonexistent seams, it’s hard to find a fault with this cigars appearance.” – (Eulogy)

Aroma: 90

“Leather hat and the ammonia of barnyard creates an inviting aroma. A touch of cedar at the foot with some nutmeg on the cold draw. This cigar is begging to be lit.” – (McGreggor57)

First Third

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Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Right off the bat, a tempered dose of pepper mixes with a nice mellow cedar. There is just enough leather in the background to keep the edge off both flavors. Halfway through, the leather takes over, pushing the pepper out and leaving a semi sweet finish of cedar.” – (McGreggor57)

“First light brings nutty notes with a smooth tobacco flavor. Soon, oak, leather and a bit of sweetness join. Most only last for a few puffs, and the third ends with just wood and tobacco remaining.” – (Danfish)

Second Third

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Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Second third still gives an earthy and somewhat gritty experience, but in an amended manner. The charred wood note is no longer present and has transitioned to fresh oak. The dark chocolate has now transitioned into more of a milk chocolate. The oily pepper zing is now a faint note. Pepper is only truly realized through the retro-hale.” – (jliu)

“Light pepper laced nutmeg and woodsy tasting tobacco are up front. There is a pleasant coffee and dry cedar blend swirling around making things interesting and adding another dimension to the cigar’s flavor profile.” – (shuckins)

Final Third

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Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Finally, the dominant leather begins to fade, allowing some allspice and nutmeg to develop. Although this change is appreciated, another dimension would benefit this cigar.” – (McGreggor57)

“Dark chocolate becomes the dominate flavor in the final third. A real profile change has finally taken place with the addition of leather and intermittent notes of peanuts joining the draw. The strength has picked up considerably along with an almost fiery amount of pepper on the back of the tongue. The retrohale has lost the heavy cream from the first two thirds and a menthol sensation and pepper is all that is left.” – (Eulogy)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 97

“An excellent draw throughout, with plenty of cool, tasty smoke to enjoy.” – (shuckins)

Burn: 92

“Very even burn. A few small touch-ups were required occasionally but nothing major at all.” – (Danfish)

Construction: 94

“Given a perfect draw and a close to perfect burn, construction was cream of the crop. It rarely gets much better than this.” – (jliu)

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

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“Overall, this was a good cigar. Although I’m not a big fan of earthy and gritty cigars, I can see how this can be liked by many. The only downside is the lack of pepper and spice. If there was more spice and pepper, the cigar would be bumped to a very good one as this would have given a more robust smoking experience. Although I think the cigar is good, I wouldn’t spend my money on it purely because this is not in my flavor wheelhouse. However, credit needs to be given when credit is due.” – (jliu)

“I’m a bit torn on this cigar. The flavors themselves were good but not really proportioned very well for my palate. Leather dominated and kept the cigar pretty one dimensional for most of the time. The excellent draw and smoke production raised my score for the total experience.” – (McGreggor57)

“The cigar performed admirably, but the flavor just wasn’t there past the first half inch. The initial flavor was excellent so maybe some age would fix the harshness that took over and let the initial flavor shine through. I’d smoke one again to find that out, but I don’t see me buying any.” – (Danfish)

“I enjoyed the cigar, and although another dimension would have been nice, the flavors that were there were spot on.” – (shuckins)

“I enjoyed this cigar overall. It was a beautifully rolled cigar with no blemishes and a solid flavor throughout. The nicotine level became a little overwhelming for me towards the end but would be fine if I was in the mood for a strong stick. I wish that there was a little more variance in flavors throughout the cigar, but it was a pretty brisk smoke for its size.” – (Eulogy)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 83

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 88% 88%
  • Second Third 88% 88%
  • Final Third 88% 88%
  • Draw 97% 97%
  • Burn 92% 92%
  • Construction 94% 94%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Very Good

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
jliu)9085888888100979788
McGreggor57)909090888897909090
Danfish)888888858395929585
shuckins)929288908895929388
Eulogy)959292889088859590

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