Bossner Black Edition Torpedo. Bossner Cigars is a German brand. And their cigars are made in both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The brand leans heavy on a luxurious image, with a strong Russian influence when it comes to style. The company was founded in 1993 but doesn’t limit itself to just cigars. There is fashion under the Bossner name. Liquor is also part of the Bossner family. Just like all kinds of other delicacies such as sweets and chocolates.
Most of the Bossner products are priced in the uber premium price range of the cigar industry. For the Black Edition, the company chose to create a medium-priced cigar. The cigars are available in four sizes. The fixed prices in Germany range from € 5,80 for the Corona up to € 7,50 for the Torpedo. The factory is undisclosed, all we know is that the cigar is made in Nicaragua. The wrapper comes from Ecuador. All the other tobaccos are Nicaraguan.
Name: Bossner Black Edition
Price: € 7,50 (Germany)
Cutter: Xikar X2
Lighter: single flame
Smoke conditions: indoors with ventilator
Smoke time: two hours thirty-five minutes
Sponsored by Bossner
The cigar looks great. A nice, dark and oily wrapper but a big vein disturbs the smooth surface. The black and silver ring is over the top though. Yet that is part of the Bossner style, all their products look super luxurious and posh. The silver on the ring is flaky, making it look like it’s embossed with diamonds. It is something unique though and has that Bossner signature. The cigar feels well constructed, and the head of the cigar is beautifully shaped. That’s not the case with all torpedos, but this Bossner Black Edition has an immaculate finish. The barnyard aroma is quite strong.
The cold draw is a little tight. The cigar taste like raw tobacco with raisin. After lighting there are hints of coffee, chocolate, pepper, leather, and wood. Slowly, the cigar turns woodier with pepper and sugar water as supporting flavors. The mouthfeel is meaty, with pepper, wood, leather, chocolate, and sweetness. There’s also a strong flavor of burned toast. After that, the cigar gets a charred wood flavor that becomes dominant. And it’s not the best flavor to taste in a cigar. Fortunately, there is some sweetness as well, and some chocolate to mask the bitterness. Then the cigar turns to pepper again, abandoning that charred aroma. The thick, meaty mouthfeel remains, with pepper, greasy chocolate and a flavor that is best described as a cigarette. Now, we haven’t smoked cigarettes in close to 30 years, so it might not be accurate, but it reminds us of that taste. It’s also grassy with a little bit of salt. The finale is wood and pepper.
The draw is fine. The smoke could be a little thicker though. And the burn had to be touched up in the early stages of smoking. The smoke time of this medium-full bodied, medium-full flavored cigar is two hours and thirty-five minutes.