The same rule applies, just try to keep an open mind. And that some of the reviews predate the blog :p

A very well crafted torpedo, but has a bland wrapper with very little flavor; this is not the case with the lower ligero count corojo and maduro Cain’s. Due to the difference in ligero, the 82% total does make this a bit more difficult to get an even burn on the foot. There is an immense amount of spice from the foot to the head, which is also absent from the two other blends. The initial ash goes from chalk white to ashen gray, and is extraordinarily solid and ringed to boot. The draw while not tight, does require more effort to draw, to which I attribute to the higher than normal ligero count. For appearances sake, it is an exceptionally well rolled torpedo, much like the band the wrapper to appears to be a rosado, perhaps one of the famed Oliva Ecuadorian “cloud grown” rosado; the wrapper which adorns the A.F. Chateau King B (circa 2006-present). On the nose I pick up espresso, dark bittersweet chocolate (cooking grade); on the tongue in between draws I pick up fresh hand dug earth, subdued red peppers, wheat, and that first cup of caffeinated coffee in the morning (hold the cream and sugar). All this from just the first 3/4 of an inch. So far and off of the bat, this is without a doubt a full bodied cigar, however with my unique resistance to the effects of overtly potent cigars I wouldn’t declare this stick an ass-kicker, but for anyone else, well it just might be (a little insight here, empty stomach, first cigar in four days, and I’m not even remotely fazed in the least). After the initial inch, much of the spice subsides and is replace by leather on the nose, and the tongue’s flavor turns to caramel, mild bell peppers, and paprika…odd yet pleasant. After an inch and a quarter I tapped the ash of, and I heard it knock with rather dense tone to the base of the ashtray, with a ringing thud. Upon exhalation of the smoke upon release is colored in a creamy white vaporous cloud. The draw is balancing out as the ligero is burning on par with additional filler, leading to creamier array of flavors, including cream in addition to a stronger Chilean pepper on the back and side of the tongue, black licorice, coffee grounds, and clay. These are occurring at the exact midst of the cigar, the three inch mark; it’s just a shame that the wrapper fails to offer up any real flavor. It’s also worth noting that I’m drawing from a cut with a 46-ring gauge cut, and I’m not getting any tar build up at the cut point. The ash is still solid and ringed albeit taking the form of the Leaning Tower of Pisa on an even burn. The roof of mouth is rapt with pepper, however it’s far from unpleasant. Tapped the ash again, and what did I hear? That same heavy ringing thud. The smoke’s aroma is that of freshly ground coffee, around the two and half inch mark. The flavors from the prior measures are all coming together to balance out the end. The remaining inch and half burns quite hot, though it doesn’t detract from the overall quality of the whole cigar. Suffice to say Sam Leccia has done it again, I can’t wait to try out his newest creation, the Cain F Nub. This is quite a unique cigar minus the wrapper’s lack of a pronounced flavor. Thanks to Davidus for bringing this vitola into their retail stores.

A tasty Cain F Torpedo

From last night (5/6/10), a Cain F 654 with a 3 1/2 inch ash fell onto my lap shortly after the photo was taken. Just goes to show the quality put into a Cain.

These tasty treats are full in both body and strength.

Purchased from Davidus Cigars, Rockville, Maryland 20852. For 6.70$ before tax. 4/20/10

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