This is one of my older reviews but I think it matches up fairly well with my previous reviews of these cigars. I gave the maduro version of this cigar (torpedo vitola) a 93 a little over a month ago. Here is the review:
Well crafted, I can only see one blemish. Solid brown wrapper and from a very solid lineage. Most CAOs seem to be very good.
Ring Gauge: 50
Lots of smoke and an excellent draw. There is spice, which tastes like red pepper flakes, and the flavors are crisp – not muddied down at all. The flavors just explode on the tongue. It is medium bodied.
Like most CAOs this is a great cigar. It might actually be better than most I have smoked.
Alright, this wasn’t much of a review. So here are some others who have reviewed this cigar:
Stogie Guys: “The flavor thankfully builds over the next few inches to include notes of almond, graham, and honey.” They thought it was mild-medium bodied and, given the price, do not think it’s a great cigar.
Her Humidor: “The cigar picks up a spicier profile in the second half as well as a leathery and vanilla spice base flavor. I had some ice water on hand to quell the heat to the back of my throat. The cigar also shows some nuttiness to go along with the aged leather flavor.” She thought it was medium bodied and, if you can get this cigar cheaply, you should go and get some.
Alright, there you go. I have some more recent reviews of this cigar in the pipeline. So stay tuned and I’ll get ’em out!