TEN Cigar by Crimson Lord | Cigar Review

Wrapper: African Cameroon
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: 4.5 x 58 “Short Torpedo”
Body: Medium
Price: $7.00
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Today we take a look at TEN Cigar by Crimson Lord.

This cigar was a gift and as we all know, the second thing to go on an old man is his memory. So, mystery gifter, please sign in below in the comment section.

There is very little information about this cigar and I must assume it is a cigar found in B & M’s. But if you look around, you may find it online.

The cigar is a little on the funky looking side. Visible seams. Loads of veins. Lumpy and bumpy. The cap ain’t half bad. But the wrapper is a nice looking oily butterscotch.

This is a short, but stout, cigar. And half of it is taken up by the main cigar band and the foot band. The cigar is packed perfectly.

I clip the cap and find aromas of sweet caramel, earthiness, cocoa and coffee, strong cedar at the foot, and vanilla along the shaft.
Time to light up.

Lovely cocoa notes start the cigar. The draw is great. The caramel is immediately on the scene. (Sorry James Brown). Like a sex machine.
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Spice begins to build. The strength is medium body.

I have burn issues that need attention.

The TEN Cigar by Crimson Lord is short and therefore better get into gear. At the moment, it is nothing special. Flavors are muted.

Oak jumps aboard.

Crimson Lord also makes other blends: Homewrecker, Short Fuse, Afterburn, Palo Nuevo, and Kamikaze. Al can be bought on the Crimson Lord web site. But in trying to navigate the site to see how much the cigars are, it seemed to be on this crazy loop that got me nowhere. Give it a shot at Crimsonlord.com.

The burn issue on the back side of the cigar is intolerable. Crappy. I’ve invested 15 minutes into this stick and I’ve spent 5 minutes touching up the foot.

I know this cigar is well aged because the gifter told me so. So that’s not the problem; a green cigar.

This is my first Crimson Lord cigar and if the TEN Cigar is an example of their rolling techniques and blending abilities, I have no desire to try the other blends.

Flavors are: Caramel, cocoa, oak, sweetness, and earthiness. That’s it.

I’ve smoked 1-1/2” out of the 4-1/2” available to me. So I have started the second third.
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I find it difficult to assign “thirds” to such a short cigar that is a torpedo. Clearly, I’m not going to smoke the last ¾”.

The price point.

The web site says $7 per cigar. It doesn’t say per box or single. And Crimson Lord has a review section and there is one review for this cigar and it says the stick costs $10. So, what the fuck?

Not only is this not worth either of those price points, but I would not pay more than $2-$3 for this cigar.

Crimson Lord management must be totally delusional to think this cigar is worth $7, let alone $10. OMG!

Holy shit. I remove the cigar band and with it comes some wrapper completely destroying the cigar. This is just fucking perfect.
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I hate ripping cigars apart. People put their lives into the company and here comes this little upstart telling everyone their product is shit. But that’s the way the dice roll.

You make a shitty product, I am not going to tell my readers, “Hey, this cigar ain’t too bad. Buy it.” Like all the reviewers tied to the belts of the big cigar makers do.

I have no idea how much longer the cigar will last before it disassembles.

Flavors have not changed one iota. Muted and bland. The strength seems to be slipping to mild/medium.

I’m sorry. Fuck this. The TEN Cigar by Crimson Lord is a complete dog turd. And Crimson Lord is totally delusional charging $7 a stick.

The reason I reviewed this cigar is that it is the last cigar I have to review. So I shall see you on the flip side.

Be good.
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2 replies

  1. I’m sorry to hear you are temporarily at the end of your reviewables. It seems you have been having a crappy time of it recently.

    I love honest feedback for my business, and it isn’t easy to come by, let us hope some cigar brands start to value your opinion rather than jumping on you.
    It is uncanny how often you are spot on.

    Don’t let them get you down.
    Drop me a line – it’s the responsibility or your readership to keep you in cigars in return for honest reviews. We both know that if you only posted positives you would rarely have to buy your own cigars.