So, I get some cedar notes on this cigar, but it's mostly that earthy-straight tobacco flavor. Other notes come and go, but you mostly notice a smooth strength. (really strong), and it's all held together by this constant, but sometimes nearly indiscernible note of vanilla.
This was great as I enjoyed an evening next to my newly "opened for Spring" pond.
Diesel Rage TorpedoFairly attractive box press torpedo with some interesting hints of spice and musk.Lit easily, but burned inconsistently throughout the cigar. It required retouches and extra puffing, affecting the taste.Flavors had a nice ligero spice, but this was an undertone to the dominant flavors of cardboard, lettuce, and cleaning supplies. I think I might have gotten a cigar in its sick period, because I don't think anyone could like what I'm smoking. Made it through 2/3 of the cigar as it got progressively worse. Don't think I'd drop $11 to try again.
That's interesting. I've never had a bad Padron, or a Damaso, but I've been curious about them, was planning to pick one up soon. Now I'm not so sure. I wonder if anyone else has had the same experience? It's always possible that you just got a bum stick. I'm not questioning your experience in any way, BTW, I enjoy your reviews and respect your opinions. It's easier to think that Padron let a bad stick get through than to think they approved a truly bad blend, that's all.
Surprised this is only halfway down page 4!
We do our ratings & reviews in a much more spontaneous and haphazard way these days, and say No to putting things in the correct category.
Nice to hear from you, brother. Still in PA? Preaching/teaching at times?