MBombay is not a cigar brand with which I'm too familiar. However, when I got this near-$16 cigar from Luxury Cigar Club, I was very excited.
The MBombay Gaaja Torpedo Maduro is a beautiful cigar. The wrapper is a medium-dark color that looks like a Hershey's chocolate bar. The cigar is box-pressed and a torpedo, which is a combination you don't often see.
After cutting the torpedo end, the draw was immediately perfect. The flavors started out light, but with hints of pepper.
Brand: MBombay Tobac
Line: GAAJA, Maduro Torpedo
Size: 6 1/2 x 54
Price: $15.50 – Luxury Cigar Club
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador
Smoke Time: 127 minutes
About halfway through the MBombay Gaaja Torpedo Maduro, some of the peppery flavors gave way and allowed some of the Dominican flavors to come through. At about the 65-minute mark, it was time to take off the band. Up through the final third, the burn was perfect and the draw never got tight.
In the final third, there were a couple of veins that caused a slow burn, but after a few puffs, everything evened out. However, the flavors of black pepper and spice came back in full force. What starts as a medium-bodied cigar ends full-bodied for sure.
Overall, I'd say that the MBombay Gaaja Torpedo Maduro is a decent cigar. The draw was perfect, but there were some spots that had an uneven burn – though nothing to impact the score. The flavors were okay, but the spiciness at the end really overpowered the rest of the cigar. I enjoyed the cigar, but wouldn't smoke it again unless you really wanted to enjoy one with me. For these reasons, the MBombay Gaaja Torpedo Maduro earns a CigarScore of 3.