Bad Dog Cigars
Once again, I found myself reaching into the grab bag that Duque Cigars sent me. I pulled out two Bad Dog cigars, and smoked one with Ed. For the most part, Ed and I were in agreement on this cigar. We both paired this stick with the usual - water. Let’s get to the review!
Size: 6 x 54 Torpedo
Price: Around $6.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper looked nice, with minimal flaws and veins. When squeezing, there were a few soft spots, but nothing I would consider too bad. The head of the cigar seemed exceptionally soft, but held together when snipping. The pre smoke draw had a sweet taste, and sniffing the wrapper produced the same. The burn was decent, requiring a few touch ups.
The first third greeted me with slight pepper and earthy undertones. A nice sweet taste was left on the lips when exhaling.
For the second third, I found the earthy notes almost went away. A slight chocolate flavor revealed itself, but wasn’t consistent, and was sometimes hard to detect.
The last third really didn’t offer anything new. In fact, most of the flavors went away completely. I wasn’t left with any bad tastes, but as I progressed, I found it more difficult to detect any flavors at all.
This was a mild bodied cigar. I think I was expecting more of a full body experience from a cigar called “Bad Dog.” Although the initial mild flavors were enjoyable, it was frustrating that they were hard to detect. When the flavors in the last third went away, I lost interest in the cigar. I wanted to like this stick, especially since they were graciously provided by a site sponsor. Unfortunately, the Bad Dog cigar simply doesn’t fit with what I like in a flavor profile.
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