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Canimao Torpedo

Submitted by Cliff on September 29, 2010 – 7:05 pmNo Comment

Canimao Torpedo

6 x 52 Torpedo

Wrapper - Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder - Ecuadorian Sumatra

Filler – Dominican and Nicaraguan

Strength – Medium

MSRP – $7.00


I first had the chance to smoke a Caniamo cigar 3 years ago at the 2007 IPCPR show in Las Vegas.  I distinctly remember them at the show for one, I loved their cigars, and two, we had the chance to sit and talk with Mel Gonzalez, President of Canimao Cigars.  Mel is very passionate about his cigars and takes pride in everything about them  He was very interested to watch our reactions to the cigars and studied us carefully. It was a great experience.

The brand name comes from a legend about a great Indian warrior named Canimao who sacrificed his life for the health of his beloved. Its actually a great story and you can read more about it on their website.

The torpedo is a 6 x 52 with a nice, fairly vein free Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.  The Wrapper is light brown in color with a bit of a reddish tint to it. The band is simple and elegant, and is very easy to on the eyes.  Very attractive cigar all around.

The Torpedo is sturdy in your hand with no soft spots and seemed to be packed with tobacco.

When I first lit up this cigar the first thing that hit me was a blast of toasty woody flavors accompanied by a creamy finish.  The smoke was dry and abundant and after about a half of an inch into the Canimao, I picked up a very pleasant sweetness that went great with the toasty flavors of the cigar.

The aroma of the Canimao was absolutely amazing.  It had a sweetness to it that was very pleasant and inviting.  I’m not one to go out and describe the flavors and aromas of cigars with crazy descriptive nonsence that most couldn’t ever pinpoint but with the Canimao I picked up a very distinct roasted marshmallow aroma from the cigar.  It was very nice and very light.

At about the halfway point the cigar had not really changed, which wasn’t a bad thing at all. The cigar was still very toasty and I could feel the finish stay on my tongue.  The burn to this point was sharp, for the most part, and I think I corrected it one time throughout the cigar.  The ash was an impressive bright white and held strong.

The Canimao Torpedo finishes medium bodied with just a hint of pepper but for the most part doesn’t change much throughout, which like I said earlier, was not a bad thing.  It was extremely pleasant and burned for about and hour and 20 minutes.  This cigar is definitely for everybody.  It has complexity and great flavor yet is fluffy enough for the mild smokers to enjoy.

I was very pleased with this cigar.  I will definitely be smoking it again.

Like all great super-boutique cigars, the only downfall I can find in them is that they are hard to get your hands on. Still, at 7 bucks, its a no brainer.  I suggest you find some if you can, they are definitely worth it.

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