Cigar Assessor

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Garo Blue Line Torpedo

Garo Blue Line Torpedo

Size: 6 ½ X 52

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Olor Dominican

Filler: Piloto Cubano

Today was a day to create homemade tomato gravy with fresh meatballs, a favorite at my house. However, as I was cooking I couldn’t stop thinking of my after dinner treat, a Garo Blue Line cigar and some Glenmorangie Artein single malt scotch.

There is a party going on where I usually smoke and relax, so I have to set up shop at the other end of the pool where I sit myself on a metal Chaise Lounge chair. The weather is beautiful and the music I pick  to accompany this cigar and scotch is Christian Scott, David Sanchez and Stefon Harris' album, Ninty Miles.
As I pop the brown sugar colored cigar out of its cellophane, I would guess this wrapper was grown in the shade because of its smaller and smoother veins. The band and its fleur-de-lis design is nice and simple.
The cigar has a strong barnyard aroma. I cut off the pointed end about a quarter of an inch in and take a draw. It has a very open and smooth earthy draw.

It is an easy light with the piece of cedar I use to light the foot of this cigar. After a couple spins it is evenly lit.

The cigar’s smoke is full and creamy with a nutty note that embodies the smoke circling around in my mouth.  I also taste wood and cedar in the first third of this cigar.

The grey with streaks of black ash falls off as the first third of this stick is almost complete. The burn with its nice orange glow and black edge is even.

Roasted nuts and cedar are the dominate flavors in the second third of this cigar and the smoke is still full and undulating.

The last third of this stick has a complex flavor of salted nuts and cedar. I smoke it until I can no longer hold it and have to place it down.

I never was a fan of Connecticut wrappers as I mentioned in an earlier cigar review of mine. (March 1, 2013) That being said, I find this to be an example of a great cigar with a Connecticut wrapper.
I was only recently introduced to the Garo line by a friend and after smoking this second cigar in this line, I believe I will be enjoying more of his cigars. If you can get one of his cigars, I wouldn’t hesitate in grabbing a few. You won’t be disappointed.
                                                                                Robert Anthony Meyers

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