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Vengeance Maduro Ligero Torpedo
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: akira (akira)

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Welcome to another Cigar Geeks Critique of a cigar provided to us by Glenn Case, the owner of Exclusive Cigars, has graciously donated the cigars for review.  Up for review this time is one of their new lines - the Vengeance Maduro Ligero Torpedo.  They have generously provided a number of cigars for our members to review.  Special thanks to member podman28 (aka Tim) for lining this up.



Vengeance Maduro Ligero Torpedo

Brand:
Vengeance
Name:
Maduro Ligero Torpedo
Length:
6.25
Ring Gauge:
52
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Filler:
Dominican Republic
Honduras
Binder:
Criollo
Wrapper:
Brazil
Color:
Maduro
Strength:
Medium-Full
Shape:
Torpedo
Average Member Rating:
4.06 star rating based on 8 Review(s) (8 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 18 Points of 10 Possible

The prelight aroma is slight cedar and definite sweetness.  The beautiful torpedo's appearance is slightly bumpy with some distinct veins.  The wrapper is very oily and has a mottled dark brown coloring.  I clipped the torpedo with a guillotine with no problems.  When I sqeezed the cigar, was dense and had very little give.  

Lighting and Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

The cigar lit very easily and provided ample smoke right off the bat.  The burn was nice and slow and the ash held on very strong at the beginning, but then became a flakey later on.  The ash was a dark gray.  The burn was a bit wavy, but no touchups were necessary.  

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

The construction was fantastic.  The draw was perfect in my opinion.  It was slightly tight, but still provided plenty of smoke.  It would have probably opened up a bit more if I clipped slightly higher on the torpedo, but I didn't feel it was necessary.  The wrapper was nice with some bumps and veins.  

Flavor and Aroma: 33 Points of 45 Possible

This was a very strong and full bodied cigar.  The flavors in the first third were cedar, leather and slight coffee.  The aroma was cedary and leathery with a slight sweetness.  As the cigar progressed into the second third, the flavor continued to build and added additional coffee, spicy and earthy notes.  The aroma also moved into a more earthy and coffee notes.  The sweetness also progressed into a sort of fruity profile.  The final third continued with the coffee, earth and sweetness while the spiciness definitely increased.  The bold flavors were impressive at this point, but were not overly strong.  The aroma was also excellent at this point with nice espresso, cedar and fruity sweetness.  

Summary

Overall a great cigar.  I really enjoyed the bold flavors and subtle sweet fruitiness that was presented.  The fruitiness was unusual to me, but was a nice addition to this cigar.  The cigar was very strong so be sure to have a hearty meal before enjoying this one.  Definitely something that I would like to enjoy again soon.  


   
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