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Cigar Review: Line Of Duty Cigars CO

Line Of Duty Cigars CO

 

 

About Line Of Duty Cigars

 

“Police Officers, Firefighters and Soldiers.

Of course we need doctors, nurses, teachers, and many, many others to strive as a nation, and as a community, but in no other field are there as many dedicated men and women that run towards danger and tragedy, while others flee it, in order to help complete strangers while giving absolutely no thought as to their own safety in the process.

True heroes in every aspect.

Every sale at Line of Duty Cigars, whether it’s cigars, or tee shirts, or hats or flags etc., is a donation to a charity.

We provide you a list of charities to choose from and we will donate a minimum of 10% to that charity.

Hosting a golf event, retirement party, memorial service or any other occasion to celebrate?

Let us provide you with the cigars”. – Line Of Duty Cigars

 

 

 

Available Line Of Duty Cigars Via LODC Website:

 

San Andres Wrapper X.O.

  • Robusto: 5 x 52
  • Toro: 6 x 52
  • Box Pressed Torpedo: 6 1/2 x 52

Habano Wrapper Hero

  • Robusto: 5 x 52
  • Toro: 6 x 52
  • Box Pressed Torpedo: 6 1/2 x 52

Pennsylvania Broadleaf CO

  • Robusto: 5 x 52 Box Pressed
  • Toro: 6 x 52 Box Pressed

10-13

  • Pennsylvania Broadleaf

 

Other editional offerings not shown on the Line Of Duty Cigars Website include the 470 Barber Pole, FNG and Grunt.

 

 

 

  • APPEARANCE

 

The Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper is dark coffee bean in color with heavy seam, tooth and vein.

With a firm pack it’s box pressed and presented in the Robusto format with a square foot and a semi rounded cap, the foot portion of the cigar has a strip of sun-grown tobacco lighter than the primary wrapper.

The edition of a dissimilar leaf on the footer is used on other lines like the Grunt, FNG and CO.

The primary band is colored in matte black with a silver foil American flag with a line of blue, red and off yellow to honor our military and first responders with “LINE OF DUTY” in silver font.

The band on the foot is colored in glossy blue, black and silver with “CO” in yellow, CO is the acronym for Commanding Officer. 

Pre-light aroma had notes of malt, caramel and malted chocolate.

The cold draw produced flavors of vanilla, sweet cedar and leather spice.

 

 

 

 

  • FIRST LIGHT

 

Warm sweet cedar fills the air off the toasted foot. Initial flavors of woody char and bitter orange peel.

One of the first things you notice is how hot the vitola burns to the touch.

Once the blend settles in there are immediate flavors of espresso, black licorice and sweet molasses.

The background profile is loaded with raw walnuts, leather and bitter dark chocolate.

Spicy black pepper compliments the blend with a heavy dose of nicotine in the FULL-PLUS bodied range with accompanying effects.

A sting of black pepper right through the nose on the retro-hale evolving into flavors of dried fruit.

 

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

 

In the second half the CO hasn’t lost a bit of strength producing flavors of espresso, black licorice and raw dark chocolate.

Background flavors of sweet thick molasses and poppy seeds compliment unrelenting doses of complex FULL-PLUS black pepper and nicotine making this the front runner for power bomb of the year!

The assault on the nostrils continue with a snort of wasabi through the nose on the retro with a long finish of dried fruit sweetness.

 

  • FINAL THIRD

 

In the final third things start to calm down a bit.

The vitola cools off without as much palpable heat to the touch.

The espresso has transitioned down to straight black coffee, dark chocolate and anise.

The background profile is balancing in with sweet molasses, assorted nuts and maple.

A complexity of black pepper is keeping the CO FULL bodied thus far with an ease of the nicotine effects.

Interesting is the lingering flavor of rich leather notable on the lips and palate experienced in between draws.

The retro-hale has lost only a minimal amount of strength transitioning to MED-PLUS white pepper with a long finish of dried fruit sweetness.

 

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

 

• CONSTRUCTION: Construction was solid on all three examples smoked for review. No palpable soft spots, cracks or blemishes with a firm pack on the box-pressed vitola.

 

• BURN: The cigar burned fairly hot throughout the first two smoking stages cooling off in the final third with consistent combustion of all three components of wrapper, binder and filler producing a razor sharp burn with a barely visible carbon line.

 

• ASH: The dark grey ash was thick and squared holding an inch-plus tapping off with ease.

 

• CUT: A large v-cut was used on all three examples smoked for review.

 

• DRAW: The draw was wide open producing copious amounts of thick creamy white smoke.

 

• RE-LIGHTS: Zero re-lights required with consistent combustion throughout.

 

• FIRE: JetLine triple torch lighter.

 

• STRENGTH: FULL bodied PLUS.

 

  • CONCLUSION

 

Right in my wheelhouse the LODC CO was an absolute power bomb of black pepper, black licorice, dark chocolate and nicotine with all the accompanying effects.

Out of the gate like a race horse the CO had an upper echelon strength profile that was also very balanced and complex.

Word of warning the vitola is lethal on an empty stomach and with the exception of only one other time I broke protocol eating before the final two examples were smoked for review.

LODC honors Police Officers, Firefighters/EMS and the Military.

Every sale at Line of Duty Cigars, whether it’s cigars, tee shirts, hats or flags generates donation to a charity.

The LODC website provides a list of charities to choose from donateting a minimum of 10% from every purchase.

 

 

 

 


Cigar reviewed: Line Of Duty Cigars CO

Cigars for review: Purchased

Cigars smoked for review: 3

Cigar Smoke Rate: 92

Size: 5 x 52 (Box-Pressed Robusto)

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf with a Foot Band Sungrown

Binder: Equadorian

Filler: Nicaragua

Production: Regular

Country of origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Fabrica Oveja Negra

News source: James Brown, Tom Werther, LODC Website

Photos by: Cigar Smoke 

 

Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder cigarsmoke.net
Toar Campbell

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