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Stolen Throne Yorktown Fleet Torpedo
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: arrow34

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member Kman (Kerry).  The cigar provided for this round is the Stolen Throne Yorktown Fleet Torpedo.

Stolen Throne cigars debuted in 2019 to great fanfare of cigar enthusiasts. The Yorktown Fleet is now their fourth regular production cigar, and was introduced during the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show. Like the other Stolen Throne cigars, the Yorktown Fleet is made at the Rojas Cigar Factory in EstelĂ­, Nicaragua.  The name was chosen after Stolen Throne recently opened a new headquarters in Yorktown, Va. According to their website: "The Yorktown Fleet, a cigar built from history and adventure. Carefully hand-rolled to transport you back to a time when smoking was rebellious and a true embodiment of cool."

Stolen Throne Yorktown Fleet Torpedo

Stolen Throne
Yorktown Fleet Torpedo
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This cigar was enjoyed with Macallan 10yr

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

The cigar is veiny and very toothy, box press, also seems to be medium fill.  Torpedo cap is a bit sloppy, but  overall good construction with slight firmness, dry oily wrapper. Stick has been resting for over four weeks and my humidor after arrival.  I chose a straight angled cut I usually favor with torpedoes,  Cold draw is very good, touch of spice,

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

After the cut, I used a 4 burner torch to light and it took a few moments to char it and in a few puffs to bring to life. Even in the first few puffs lots of smoke volume. Burn was razor sharp until the end of the first third, wasn't quite wavy, but wasn't razor straight.  Ash was flaky and grey/black, fell off in my lap after an inch..  Beginning of the final third ash fell off unexpectedly and got me, this could have been due to the flaky wrapper... Zero relights, no touch up.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

Construction is on point.   Cap/end snipped off with little effort no significant cracking near cut. Wrapper is delicate and cracked in the middle below the band , but feels good in your hand regardless,  box press adds a nice feel also.   Draw is exactly as I like it, touch of resistance, but draws easily.  Ash initially held on for about an inch, nice and solid and fell off in my lap.  Wrapper continued to crack and flake at the halfway, but stopped in the final third.  After the touch up, burn stayed straight through the end of the cigar.

Flavor and Aroma: 42 Points of 45 Possible

Right off the bat, the flavor and strength are medium.  1st third is a great start and nice flavors. Red pepper spice and sweetness, fruit, earthy espresso, my retrohale brings out a tangy flavor I can't place, nuttiness and some spice. Start of the second third brings more of the same flavors, strength of the flavor kicks up a bit.  Flavors linger afterwards, bread and nuttiness.  Late into the second third nuttiness gets stronger and dried fruit steps up.  Final third, strength is still medium and flavors stay the same, but are sort of stronger and linger, without changing the strength of the stick.  The final third is my favorite of any sick and this is no different.


Stolen throne makes great sticks and this is no exception.  I liked this stick and would add it as an occasional smoke in my rotation.  I like some of their other sticks a bit more though, like the Crook of the Crown.  Thanks to Kerry for sponsoring this and allowing me to try this great cigar!

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