Wrapper : Ecuadorian
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : Gifted from Jeff
Whole Thing in a Nutshell
First off I will apologize for this short write up and short video but I am running out of time and wanted to get something posted for today.
Today I am doing the Brigade by Carlos Torano in the Robusto size.
Basics of this cigar is an earthy taste with a bit of spice and natural tobacco. With this being a bundle cigar at a low cost, I really did not expect a whole lot of massive flavor changes throughout but it did step up a bit in the second half to about a medium body and I may have noticed some nuttiness creeping in but not enough to pay much attention to it. I smoked this with coffee at around 8:30AM and I had no problems with it, so if you are a mild-medium smoker like myself, it will be a good start to the day, or even a nice finish to clean off any stronger cigars you have smoked throughout the day.
Would I buy this Brigade? Yes I would. I think for the price it is a very nice cigar and would compliment a stash of the Tatuaje P that I am trying to talk the wife into letting me get.
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7 thoughts on “Brigade by Carlos Torano”
I think this is a pretty good value smoke for the morning cup of coffee and paper routine. Not a whole lot going on with it, but like you said, it does pick up a bit in body and spice in the second half. It’ll be a part of my inexpensive morning rotation, when I’m still a little groggy and want something that I don’t have to think about too much. For $2, I can’t complain. Also, I haven’t had the splitting problem, and the burn on the ones I’ve had has been great.
Nice review – short and to the point. Glad you liked it.
I’ve never actually heard of these. I’ll have to check them out., Thank for the review!
Hi Mike, sounds like a good one for ”Golf”, and by the way, enjoy you and Mike, on Stogie411.
Another solid review Mike. I agree with Swede214, it sounds like a great golf cigar.
Should you have any problem with draw, you should open it up using your car keys &/or a Czech pipe tool and inserting them into the foot.
Smoking it now with a cup of coffee. Nice burn and easy draw. Flavor is more mild than medium. For the price, would highly recommend.