I recently smoked the Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo, an excellent cigar. This content uses referral links.
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A recent shipment from Cigar of the Month included the Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo, a solid A cigar.
Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo
A Honduran cigar with Nicaraguan fillers, a Nicaraguan binder, and an Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper, this cigar was delicious and well constructed.
Cigar of the Month recommends pairing it with bourbon. As is my usual habit when tasting cigars, however, I enjoyed mine with a great cup of coffee.
In my grading system and review below, I have adopted the Cigar Journal: For the Discerning Aficionado method. It provides an excellent system for keeping track of my favorite smokes, and I recommend it to any cigar smoker.
Look of the Label
As the picture indicates, the label was well done and kind of cool. While it’s not typically what I like, it wasn’t loud or over the top.
Sons of Anarchy’s Condition
As you can see in the picture, the Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo was in excellent condition. It had a dark and oily wrapper and a flawless appearance. This was a beautiful cigar.
Feel of the Cigar
The cigar was solid but with just the right amount of give. It had a perfect bounce back on the squeeze and was consistent throughout.
Aroma of the Wrapper
The pre-lit cigar smelled terrific. The aroma was sweet with hints of cherry and chocolate and made me look forward to the smoke more than I already was.
The cut was perfect. I was able to slice off the cap quickly and without issue, leaving the structure of the cigar completely intact.
Lighting the Sons of Anarchy
The Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo lit up easily and without issue.
The draw began perfectly. As the smoke progressed, however, it became too tough to enjoy the cigar fully. After a while, however, it seemed to work through this and resume its earlier perfection.
On the retrohale, the Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo was exceptionally smooth with flavors of wood, a bit of spice, and a general sweetness. It was nice.
Sons of Anarchy’s Flavor
The Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo had distinct flavors of wood with hints of pepper or spice. It was smooth and delicious, but it wasn’t quite as good as the wrapper’s aroma led me to believe it would be.
It just didn’t pack the intensity in the flavor profile for which I had hoped, and I found it to be a bit weak for my taste.
Aroma of the Smoke
After the initial light, the cigar smelled sweet with hints of cherry and a general sweetness to it. At the same time, it had a dark, more intense aroma interestingly juxtaposed with the distinct sweet notes. It was quite lovely, though a bit underwhelming.
The burn gave me a bit of trouble with some unevenness throughout. Other than that, though, it did ok. I never had to be concerned about its going out on me.
The ash performed well. I never had to worry about its falling off unexpectedly into my lap.
Effect of the Smoke
I know that this is a bit of an odd category to consider. As the author of The Cigar Journal: For the Discerning Aficionado notes, however, if the best-tasting cigar in the world makes you sick, it’s not a great cigar for you.
This area is, therefore, very personal. Some low-quality cigars will make most people sick. Still, when you’re talking about premium cigars, different people will react differently to different cigars.
The Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo left me feeling relaxed and mellow, exactly what I want. It was an all-around great cigar.
Sons of Anarchy’s Tobacco
The Sons of Anarchy by Black Crown Torpedo showed itself to be well-made here. No flakes of tobacco found their way into my mouth at any point during the smoke.
Sons of Anarchy Final Grade
Overall, this was a great cigar. It was delicious, well-made, and enjoyable. At about $5.00 per stick, it’s also a great deal.
Final Grade: 94 / A
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