dk_fxn from The Stogie Review Fan Forums
Brand: Cigar.com Purple Label Torpedo
Binder: Not Specified
Size: 6″ x 52
I think I have tried all of the cigar.com house labels and this one, along with the Red Label, is one of my favorites from them.
The wrapper on this guy is a nice and pale. Its slightly veiny and firm to the touch. The wrapper smells wonderfully sweet and I think I smell some nutmeg. It really smells great. The pre-light draw on this is smooth with no problems whatsoever.
It lit really easily, but I think I am a poor lighter of cigars because it burned a bit unevenly. I tried to fix it, but I think I really screwed it up…check out the pic. The smoke smelled like baking brownies…regular brownies, not those ‘special’ ones. 🙂
The first draw on this bad boy was sweet and remained throughout the first third, I was picking up some walnut flavors and hints of licorice. As I smoke more and more sticks, I am finding that I really enjoy those with that licorice…really nice.
Into the second third I was picking up a bit of a vegetable flavor. This is going to sound weird as I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but the best way to describe that flavor was bitter greens…like arugula or something. I kind of liked that angle of the smoke and further into the second third, I was getting some woodsy, cedary notes.
“welcome back…your dreams were your ticket out” yep, I’m transitioning into the final third now and that licorice flavor has returned. There is also a bit of pepper that tingles the back of the mouth.
In my opinion, the best part of the cigar is the finish. I have finished the cigar 15 minutes ago and I have a real nice amaretto flavor on the palette.
Overall, I enjoyed this stick. For an inexpensive smoke, this is a good one and I recommend you add a few of these onto any cigar.com order. Skoal!