Shape: Short Torpedo
Size: 5.5 x 52
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos San Rafael S.A.
Well folks we here at Good Fellas finally got around to it. The is the first cigar for our monthly Cigar of the Month so, check back each month and check out what we here at Good Fellas are really enjoying. The first cigar we chose was the Brick House Short Torpedo. This new shape for the Brick House was debuted at IPCPR 2011 this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. We all here thoroughly enjoyed the new look for the Brick House. The review we give you was done by all of us here at Good Fellas and we all experienced mostly the same experience which was fantastic! The only thing that varied was a burn here and there. The construction was pretty much flawless. Tight pack with a little give to the touch, pretty much no noticeable veins on the stick, and we used a straight cut on this stick for maximal draw. The initial draw was woody with a pink type pepper that tingled the tongue a bit. The smoke was thick and voluminous, with a cedar spice aroma, and the draw was smooth with minimal resistance. Which some may have more if they chose a v-cut. Going through the first third we experienced a slight sweetness of rich tobacco with a perfect blend of cedar spice. It had a creamy and cocoa undertone aswell. The profile at this point was blended really well and just before entering the second third a nutty cream begins to rise like an almond. The burn was slightly jagged but, nothing too off. The ash was white and very firm and this is the kind of stick you can set down for quite some time without it going out. So for the most part a very relaxing steady smoke. The second third the cedar spice plays a larger prominent role along with playing tag with the almond. The nut flavor becomes a tad more dry and the burn evens back out and remains constant through the rest of the cigar with only one of us having burn issues. Just before the final third the nut becomes the most prominent flavor in the profile and earthy tone arises. Proceeding through the final third the spice goes back up with the nut and woody kinda earth being the main thing in this profile. The ash is more grey with blackness peppered in at this point too we noted. As for the finish it is the same as the final third of this stick needless to say it was amazing! We here at Good Fellas are very pleased with our first Cigar of the Month, the BrickHouse Short Torpedo. We decided on this stick because we really enjoyed the Brick House Robusto and were looking forward to this new shape. Go out and try your best to get your hands on one of these because you will not be disappointed!