"I'd love to smoke this again. The flavors were crisp and clean with a nice progression throughout. The smoke output was great after a few re-cuts; but I'm not sure I would have discovered that if not for the massive tar build up. " -Alan (Eulogy)
This is a cigar that got better as it went along. Plenty of transitions to keep things interesting and one that just begs you to keep retrohaling to experience all of the flavors that it offers. The fuller strength is something that may be better suited for the end of the day or after a meal. The price point fits the experience, so I wouldn't hesitate on pulling the trigger on getting some of these if they are available to you.
"This is a slow-burning cigar whose story is told in three chapters and with each chapter, the cigar’s smoking experience gets better and better. Solid easily discernible flavors, impressive transitions, and complexity, this cigar was far from boring by anybody’s definition and I would certainly smoke it again." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"This cigar started very mild and while I was hoping for some change, it remained mild and pretty flavorless throughout. While the cigar's appearance, draw, and construction is very good overall, it lacked in flavor and depth. I do not think I would recommend this cigar." -David F. (David F.)
MBombay's/ Bombay Tobak's latest brand, Gaaja (Pronounced : Gaa-ya), will be released on July 1st, 2016. In Sanskrit language “Gaja” (Pronounced: guj ), means elephant. They had been working on the blend of Gaaja for more than 4 years. The process involved in logistics and long fermentation of tobacco from countries like Peru and Paraguay, really tested their patience. They had to wait for 3 vintages of the Hybrid Connecticut wrapper leaf for the perfection they wanted. As the elders say, “patience pays off”; hence Gaaja.
"One of the best cigars that I have smoked this year if not ever. Construction issues aside, this cigar is amazing. I would smoke this thing every day if I had it. The flavors were on point and the transitions kept this cigar constantly feeling fresh; which is quite amazing considering the shear size of this beast. Go out, buy a box and thank me later. " -Alan (Eulogy)
The MBombay Classic was our the blend MBombay Tobak introduced in May of 2014. Figurados are a more difficult shape to roll at factories and reserved for the more experienced rollers. Now that training efforts are paying off at the factory, Mbombay has announced the launch of the MBombay Classic Torpedo. The cigars are aged for more than 14 months (which will be adhered to for future batches as well).
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"This is a fantastic cigar with well balanced flavors and a smooth rich texture. The sweet notes in this cigar range from honey, to caramel, to a vanilla cream, which really makes the cigar come to life. These sweet notes pair well with hearty tobacco and oak notes. Construction is top notch and the draw evens out into a smooth draw with just enough resistance. This cigar may be a bit too much for beginners, but it is a necessity for experienced cigar enthusiasts. This was an amazing cigar experience and I could easily put this cigar into my regular smoking rotation. Once I know what this cigar is, I am going to hunt down a box." -Dave (Cigar Jukebox)
Nick Syris released the LH Premium Cigar brand to the United States in 2014. In that release, the LH Claro was one of the blends that was introduced. The LH Claro originally came clad in a black and gold band over a Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf. Nick did some rebranding in 2015 on the entire LH line of premium cigars, and he also took some time during that period to make some changes to the blend of the LH Claro.
"Overall this was an enjoyable cigar. It makes me wonder if the draw was on point, how much better it may have been, The chocolate notes in the prelight, that didn't appear until later in the cigar would have made this cigar a star from start to finish. I will be interested to see what it is and see if it comes in a smaller size, as I typically do not have the 2+ hours of time required to smoke this monster. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience" -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)