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Old 03-13-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default 262 Paradigm Torpedo

A couple small soft spots near the cap. Appearance is fantastic. Nice and dark as well. You can barely see te lines where the wrapper was rolled around the stick. It looks like it's going to blow me away on the first few puffs with spice. Prelight draw gave me a flavor similar to a chocolate covered cherry. Contrary to my initial impressions of strength, it is quite mild in strength initially. It lit easily and evenly. The excellent draw produces a good volume of smoke. The finish is light and smooth. I'm unsure of any particular flavors at 1/4". It's very mild to me so far.

Almost 2" in and no change in strength. Slight change flavor. I still cannot pinpoint the flavors.








Truthfully, I'm not impressed. I applaud the guys who created these cigars for their message to fellow BOTLs and for doing such a great job with presentation. I just feel the blend could use some tweaking to bring some flavors out more. This was on a macanudo level for me. Great construction, but too mild to enjoy. I'm going to let the other 5 in my sampler rest a few months and see if they pick up a bit. Good luck to the guys at 262 though!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: 262 Paradigm Torpedo

I think this is a great cigar and would love to get some more.
Let me know if you want to trade your others!
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: 262 Paradigm Torpedo

Thanks for the review!
I need to try some of these cigars! Looks like there have been a lot of reviews for these cigars recently
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: 262 Paradigm Torpedo

Thanks guys. I definitely intend to give these more opportunities since some of the other reviews seemed like something I would LOVE. I forgot to write what I meant for the first picture. I was very impressed with the attention to detail in the band. Where it overlaps and it glued down, they made sure to have the design continue smoothly. That's something you don't see too often.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the review! I'm going to meet a friend for a smoke tomorrow & am taking two of these puppies along.

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Old 03-13-2010, 06:54 PM   #6
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Nice review, thanks.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:55 AM   #7
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Thanks for the review...I have the sampler inbound.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:26 AM   #8
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Great Pics & Review, Chris!
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thanks for the review. Really like the shot of the foot.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:30 AM   #10
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Thanks for the review...I have the sampler inbound.
Enjoy it man! I'm not giving up on these yet! I gotta see if a little age will bring out those flavors I saw other people talking about.
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