Cigar Reviews

Inferno Scorch, a Famous Smoke Shop Exclusive

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Following up last week’s review of the Inferno Melt, the fifth installment in the Inferno series is on the chopping block today. The Inferno Scorch, produced in collaboration with Oliva Cigars, utilizes Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos wrapped up in an African Cameroon leaf. Like all Inferno cigars, the Scorch is sold exclusively by Famous Smoke Shop in its online and retail stores.

Inferno Scorch

Produced at Tabacalera Oliva S.A., the Inferno Scorch is available in three vitolas: Robusto (5 by 50), Toro (6 by 50), and Churchill (7 by 50).  The Melt comes packaged in 20 count humi-jars and will run you between $90.99 to $99.99 or $7.95 to $8.75 per single stick.

Inferno Scorch

You can purchase the Inferno Scorch from our site sponsor Famous Smoke Shop. Make sure to use coupon code “CASASAVINGS” for $15 off orders over $100.

THE FACTS

Price: $7.95
Vitola: Robusto
Size: 5 by 50
Wrapper: African Cameroon
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Habano
Smoke Time:

PRE-LIGHT

Draped in a Cameroon wrapper, the Scorch is light to medium brown with a green and orangish hue going on. There are are only light visible oils and to the touch the wrapper is dry and rough. The leaf is full of small to medium in size and scattered bumps.

Inferno Scorch

There is wet, sweet wood and cinnamon going on as I bring the wrapper to my nose and dark red fruit, chocolate, and cedar on the foot. A spice tickles my sinuses. Upon cutting the cap, a draw with just the right amount of resistance brings forth cedar and a graham cracker.

Inferno Scorch

FIRST THIRD

With the Inferno Scorch underway, a wet, sweet wood flavor moves across my palate, along with a sour apple quality that is tagging along. The flavors are on the low side of medium and a pepper spice has the edge on the flavors with its medium heat that is warming up my plate. A light gray, firm ash forms as the cigar burns with a minor wave.

Inferno Scorch

MIDDLE THIRD

A small crack has formed in the delicate wrapper leaf near the burn line as I make my way into the second third of the Inferno Scorch. As the cigar progresses, the earlier wood flavor evolves to a rich cedar with a sufficient amount of sweetness to balance out the sour quality. Some earth is now in the profile and a coffee lingers on the profile. The smoke production is satisfying. The burn is now even and the ash continues to hold well, but a little more flaky. A sharp pepper spice comes across on the retro-hale.

Inferno Scorch

FINAL THIRD

The earth is taking a more dominant role in the profile and pushing out the rich cedar and the sour apple continues to hold strong as it has throughout. Clouds of smoke are produced with each effortless draw as the cigar ends in the medium range in both flavor and spice. 

Inferno Scorch

WRAP-UP

Let me start on the more objective side of the Inferno Scorch. The cigar presented an easy draw, mostly even burn and firm ash. A total of three ashes formed through the entire smoke, which was quite impressive. The construction on this Inferno was above average. And even though it wasn’t the typical profile I go for, the sour apple quality was something new to me and it worked well with the sweet wood flavor. For most of the smoke, the flavors remained consistent. Once I complete the review of the Singe, I will provide my ranking of the three latest releases in the Inferno line.

Jeremy Hensley is a bean counter for a non-profit in El Paso, Texas. He is married to the most understanding wife (he still can’t figure out how she puts up with his cigar smoking hobby), and blessed with two beautiful children. When he is not acting like a kid, he enjoys everything outdoors, especially fishing with his dad in the Great Lakes. Also, he meets the criteria of being a Casa Fumando reviewer: being a hockey fan. Feel free to contact Jeremy anytime via email (jmhensley13[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/pdn_jdog

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