Monday, November 4, 2013

1502 Black Gold Torpedo

This 1502 Black Gold cigar was sent to me well over a year ago by Gary Griffith from House of Emilio Cigars. Right after receiving these from Gary I became ill, then moved so my reviews all but stopped for almost a year. This cigar has been resting for over a year and I am very exited to light this great looking stick up. I want to thank Gary for this sample and apologize for the time it has taken me to write this review.
Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 6.5 x 52
  • Origin:  Nicaragua
  • Wrapper:  Sun Grown Maduro
  • Binder:  Nicaraguan
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $8.30 - Samples provided by Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars
1502 Black Gold Torpedo
If I had to pick a favorite cigar wrapper it would have to be maduro and this torpedo has a nice one! This wrapper is very dark, has a medium amount of tooth, it contains only a few small veins and had a pleasant mocha taste as I tested the cold draw. The firm but free cold draw had the same nice mocha notes found in the wrapper and the cigar was firm, but not hard, full length. I am anxious to see if the well made cigar smokes as well at it looks.

After toasting and lighting the cigar we were off! The flavor notes I found in the first third of this medium body cigar were, mocha, earth and just a hint of anise. This cigar as it burnt, had a spot-on burn line, it produced a nice volume of smoke, and left behind a light grey ash that held until the mid point.  Also around the half way point the flavors began to shift with notes of earth and toast, with just a hint of pepper. Into the final third some charcoal flavors developed and the cigar finished strong with a nice burnt mocha flavor mix.

Overall this is one of my top 5 cigars smoked this year. This cigar was smooth, silky and delicious! In my opinion if you like maduro wrapped cigars, you will really like this one!

Appearance and construction: 19
Flavor: 19
Smoking characteristics: 19
Overall experience: 19
Purchased Price: 18
Total: 94