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"not that great"
Well constructed. but thats about it. Left these in my humidor for a month or more and pulled one out today. Harsh tobacco flavor and thats about it. I stopped after about 1/2 and the only reason I made it that far was thanks to a dram of Scotch. I'm gonna throw these into an infusing tub with Amaretto and Vanilla and see if I can't add something tasty to this cigar. Not sure how it got a 93 as it is.
Ian in Columbus,OH May 20, 2012
I usually purchase a box every year or so as they are in my rotation of the ten or so brands that I smoke. After recieving my recent purchase of three different boxes, I let them set in my humidor for about a month so they could settle in. I am about halfway through the box of Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 Torpedo's. while the flavor of the cigars is very good the construction is not up to what you would expect of a cigar of this price and rating. My cigars are very weak on fill and about ten of the last thirteen burn very unevenly. I smoke them on the links and while doing light yardwork so I am not hard on them. Next time in rotation I will order a five pack and if they have not improved they will be out of my rotation. A lot of great cigars out there for $100.00 plus a box smokes.
Ronald in San Antonio, Texas October 13, 2011
"Viva la Carlos"
No matter the blend, Carlos Torano cigars are among the finest, tastiest cigars you can buy. When I'm at a cigar shop and can't decide on a cigar to smoke, I go for a Torano. The exodus 59 topedo is the best overall size for this blend. Right from the start it has an exceptional taste, the construction is a 98 along with the burn, draw and appearance. Mucho Yummy.
Mark Reimer in St Paul MN July 9, 2011
"My favorite smoke"
This is my "go to" smoke. My favorite of all smokes. I love them after about six weeks in the humidor but it's really hard to smoke something else to let them cure. CT Signatures are also very good smokes. I just love Carlos Torano cigars even the lighter wrappers are OK but I really love the darker wrapper. Much flavor of dark coco and roasted coffee. Just a great medium flavor cigar.
Matt in Atlanta, Georgia February 16, 2010
"Is this the perfect every day smoke?"
I bought a box of these with a box of higher-rated torpedoes (which will remain nameless). The Toranos are gone and all but two of the other brand remain. Smooth, consistent, great flavor. Best buy I've made in a long time. An absolute steal at the price. My new favorite, go-to cigar.
Larry D. in Mojave Desert, CA August 10, 2009
"One of the Best for the Money"
This is one of the best values in the cigar world. An incredibly tasty delight. Full flavor is tempered by a cool burning stick and a delicious wrapper. The price point for these cigars is amazing, considering the quality and taste. This cigar is truly a 94.
Steven in West Palm Beach January 8, 2009
"One of the Best"
Trying this cigar soon after beginning has spoiled me, now I compare every stick I smoke to them. Most others come a bit short. I have not smoked a better cigar near this price. It has a nice med-full flavor, with hints of coffee and spice. The last 2 inches this cigar finishes nicely, as the spice kicks up a bit. Wonderful paired with a margarita, or just a beer. Great after dinner watching a sunset.
Jeff in Pensacola, FL August 10, 2008
This is a fantastic cigar. I have smoked many highly rated cigars, and this one competes with all of them. Great construction, lots of thick smoke, smooth but with lots of flavor and punch. I rate this one up there with the Rocky Patel Decades, the Tatuajes, and the rest.
Rob in California August 6, 2008
"Ending was a big let down"
I smoked the first half of this cigar and was very impressed...it was everything I was expecting and more. I did not have enough time to finish the second half so I saved it for later. Later that evening, I was really looking forward to finishing this one, because with most cigars that are my faves (Rocky Patel Vintage '90, for instance) the last 1/3 of the cigar is usually the best and I hate to put it out...but boy, did I get a surprise here! I found the last 1/3 of this to be just awful! Tasted like grass and left a nasty aftertaste...a huge let down!
Jon in New Jersey October 3, 2007
"My new favorite!!"
While theres not a whole lot I can say that the other commenters haven't already said, just wanted to say that I loved this one a whole lot- lots of flavor, not harsh at all. I had been looking for an affordable smoke with a fuller flavor like this,and it delivered. Might I add another bargain that I was impressed with recently: the Don Thomas Classico is a $4.00 medium- bodied smoke that blew me away.
Jon in New Jersey October 2, 2007