Unbanded Cigar Contest : Toro Toro Toro
This is the 9th iteration of the blind/unbanded cigar contest. The rules are below but basically you are sending me 5 (FIVE) of the same cigars ** same size TORO cigar** and I will send you back 5 (five) cigars unbanded (one additional cigar than in the past ). The size of these cigars and shape are regulated in this contest. These cigars are 6 to 6.5 inches in length, and 48 to 54 in ring gauge size. The shape is PAREJO ( not box pressed or figurado shapes). Most other modifiers should be fine. The cigar can have any wrapper or color. You rank the cigars/score the cigars. Highest scores get a forum fiver, and pride of the forum. Lowest scores get what's coming to them (just more cigars). Sign up for the contest starts today, ending in about two weeks or October 14th.
Submit 5 of the same cigars. Though size is restricted , color/wrapper can be pretty much anything. Please keep the price of the cigars to UNDER 12 dollars each. Mail the submission to me, include either a return label or 9 dollars for me to return/ship you your unbanded cigars. I will not limit the number of people submitting as this hasn’t been a big issue in the past.
I will mail you 5 (FIVE) randomized cigars that will be labeled or marked by ribbon for you to judge. You must be on the good traders list. Do not submit flavored cigars ( no beef with those cigars, but it will influence other submissions)
We are using rank and scoring to judge the cigars.
Rank the cigars 1 through 5 ( 1 is the best) .
Score of is 10/10 points using the suggestions below
Scoring system: 10 points total 5 points for flavor 3 points for construction 2 points for any complexity/transition in flavors You can use decimal system as well so you can have 4.5/5 for flavors, etc.
Here is an example of score: Peter sent me a cigar: flavor was great and got a 4/5, construction was perfect (no burn issues, great smoke production) got a 3/3, and there were some complexity not super impressive and got a 1/2, total score of 8/10.
There are 8 other iterations of this contest for your review in older discussions... the major difference is that this particular contest is the size restrictions ( any wrapper is okay). Any cigar that fails to meet size or price restrictions will be penalized one point for each transgression ( you know who you are)
Looking forward to the competition again.
Edited for grammatical errors