Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro Torpedo
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (bstessl)

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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: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Wrapper was smooth and on the dry (not oily) side.  Veins were minimal with with barely noticeable seams.  The torpedo cap cut well with scissors and heels throughout.  Body was firm but not hard.  It had a bit of a funky aroma that reminded me of a well fermented tobacco.

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

Lit well with a Bic and burned almost perfect the whole way.  Ash was a medium grey that I tapped off at 1.5" and feels like it could've went a lot longer.  No relights and a nice smoke output. Overall a great performance.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

The draw was consistently a medium that was not too loose and not to hard to pull. There were no burn issues wrapper and cap both held strong for the entirety of the smoke.  It was a good looking and well constructed cigar.  

Flavor and Aroma: 40 Points of 45 Possible

Right off the bat this was a strong/powerful smoke.  This was the first cigar in almost 2 days and it felt like it!  The flavor profile started at about a medium but progressed to a more full flavor at the half.

1st third - This started off with earth and leather and a very slight sweetness to it.  The retro stung a little bit and didn't have much too it.

2nd third - Started about the same with leather fading a little and the retro had some spice to it, not regular pepper but more of a cayenne type spice.  

Final third - Earth is still holding strong while leather completely faded and cedar took it's place.  At the end of the smoke I started getting metallic/salt tastes.  


Overall I enjoyed the cigar, thanks to Stephen for including me in this one!  About halfway through my guess came to me.  Between the strength and shape/size of the cigar in going with the Eye of the Shark.

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