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Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro Torpedo
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Cfickter

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member appollo (Stephen).  This was done as a blind review so there were no pre-concieved notions about what anyone was smoking.  The cigar provided for this round is the">Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro Torpedo.  

The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua blend is a Nicaraguan puro, utilizing AJ Fernandez's expertise of growing superior tobacco on his extensive Nicaraguan farms. The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua cigar line delivers an explosion of flavor, complex, rich and memorable. A symphony of flavors all working together in perfect harmony in this full-bodied full-flavored Nicaraguan cigar which has earned the highest prize in the land, Cigar Aficionado's No. 1 spot as 2019's "Cigar of the Year!"

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro Torpedo

Aging Room
Quattro Nicaragua Maestro Torpedo
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Colorado Maduro
This cigar was enjoyed with None

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

Chocolate brown, toothy, wrapper. Oily, very veiny with a number of well-defined veins.

Pre-light draw was fair, perhaps slightly tight.  The pre-light aroma was very light with no strong or distinguishing notes.  Body was firm.

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

Clipping (guillotine cut) the cap produce a very small unravel of the cap.  That didn't really cause any issues. With the smaller end it was quick to light.  An early, but slight, wobble in the burn line required one minor touch up.  The burn caught up and remain fairly straight.  Initial smoke volume was good, but trailed off to a lighter, wispier smoke later.  Ash is a grey, layered and held up exceptionally well.  No relights to further touch ups were required.  No issues with tunneling or canoeing.

Construction: 23 Points of 30 Possible

Shortly after the light a small crack in the body near the foot appeared. There was a slight flaking of the wrapper but no loss of wrapper and you could easily smoke thru it.  Later, sometime between the 2nd and final thirds another crack appeared. Again no loss of wrapper and you could smoke thru it.  I don't believe this was a humidification issue with where these were stored since I don't have an issues with other cigars from the humidor.  Draw was good thought out the smoke and as I mentioned earlier a very slight unravel of the cap at the cut.

Flavor and Aroma: 39 Points of 45 Possible

First 1/3: Right from the start a very mild draw.  Some early bakery or bread notes.  About half way thru the third a noticeable up tick in strength and some spice, perhaps a white pepper. There was a slight tingling on the tip of the tongue, not sure if from ligero, seemed to early in the smoke to be hot.

Second 1/3: Strength moved closer to medium, but there was no true single defining flavor or notes but for sure a continuation of the end of the first third.  Not a lot of movement in the profile thru this third.  Retrohale produced a more peppery note.

Final 1/3: Introduced some woody or earth notes which made for a nice change. Still has that tingling hitting the tongue but this time with some greater strength. The retrohale had more of a spice pop to it and overall it was a much stronger finish.  Overall not a complex cigar but also not a single note cigar. Moderate changes that seemed to flow.


It's hard to score in a blind review without having some sort of reference of a manufacture. All of my notes might have been very well what the manufacture intended.  Mostly I deducted points from the wrapper cracking issues.

I almost chose the HVC Vieja Cosecha mostly based on the shape. I have smoked quite a few so it was instantly recognizable. But HVC's tend to be lighter in color and not as toothy. Similar foot to a Fuente Heming way but not the same head.

Enjoyed the smoke. Looking forward to seeing what it is.

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