Viaje Skull and Bones “?” 2011 Short Cigar Review

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo   |   Binder: Nicaraguan   |   Filler: Nicaraguan   |   Single: ~ $12.00   |   Torpedo   |   4 ½″ x 52

0/3: Viaje, which is Spanish for “boutique,” has put out a limited edition torpedo the last two years called “?”. Sounds like a Super Villain’s name to me but, hey, I guess it works.

It’s short (obviously) and it looks well made. Tightly packed, the wrapper does have some stretch marks but is also very oily.

1/3: Strong with clean, fruity spice, leather and some coco. Nice mixture of flavors. Not too strong, but the flavors are really alive.

2/3: Black cherry and spice dominate the second third. Coco and cream are there as well. So is leather. Very smooth cigar with a slight nasal spice burn that lasts for a while.

3/3: Spice, leather and a bit of bitterness. Not much bitterness but it starts to creep in during this third.

4/3: Good draw and burn, this full bodied cigar is alright. A little bit better than “alright” but not a lot better. Personally, I’m beginning to get a little Viaje limited edition fatigue because they are relatively expensive cigars and they aren’t always great cigars. Better than average, perhaps, but nothing spectacular. That being said, it’s still an intriguing brand to me.

3.5 out of 5 points

Published by Travis Lindsay

I am a guy who smokes cigars.

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