Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra 
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Vitola: 6 x 56
Brand: My Father Cigars
FactoryMy Father Cigars SA
CigarNoise Price Range: $11 – $13
Availability: Regular Production

My Father Cigars The Judge – Initial Thoughts

The Judge is an odd looking duck. It’s on the bigger side for a My Father cigar and the color scheme chosen for the band is not very eye catching. The normal MF top band is present accompanied by a lower band inscribed with “MF The Judge” and a gold foot band.

The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is light-brown in color with tight seams. I see one medium-sized vein running the length of the cigar and a triple cap finishes things off nicely. The Judge feels tightly packed with no soft spots. For a big, box pressed cigar, it is surprisingly comfortable in my hand. The foot and wrapper of the Judge is offering up hints of coffee, cocoa, and cedar while the cold draw is similarly pleasing with notes of dark chocolate, spice, coffee, and cream.

My Father Cigars The Judge Review

My Father Cigars The Judge –  First Half

Pepper, Chocolate, Coffee, Cedar, Earth, Malt, Cream, Spice, Leather, Roasted Peanuts, Citrus, Nougat

Cap clipped, foot toasted, liquid awesome (Four Roses Single Barrel) at the ready and court is in session. The first puff greets me with a blast of pepper just like every other My Father cigar that I’ve smoked. The pepper is on the milder side and doesn’t linger on the palate. The profile then builds with chocolate, coffee, and cedar, allowing for a mildly earthy finish. The char line is a little wavy but requires no input and the draw is smooth and easy, producing a moderate amount of smoke.

Approaching the halfway mark of this segment, malt and spice arrive with a note of cream in the background. The malt is very rich and easily identifiable. The ash is very dense and dark gray in color. Just shy of the lower band, hints of leather and roasted peanut show up, along with a light, refreshing citrus flavor  – it almost reminds me of a tangerine. The end of first half rounds out nicely with notes of nougat complimenting the earthy finish.

My Father Cigars The Judge Review

My Father Cigars The Judge – Second Half

Chocolate, Coffee, Cedar, Earth, Malt, Cream, Honey, Milk, Roasted Peanuts, Buttercream

The second half begins almost where we left off: chocolate and coffee migle with cedar and an earthy finish. The malt and cream have evened out very nicely, complimenting the other flavors. Unexpectedly, the draw tightens noticably and the burn also requires a correction.

My Father Cigars The Judge Review

The consistent roasted peanut flavor from the first half of The Judge now flashes in and out of the mix. I’m also getting underlying flavors of honey and milk. The profile stays rather consistent the rest of the way, however, but during the final five minutes a delightful buttercream finish rounds out this very flavorful cigar.

Cigar Reviews: My Father Cigars The Judge
8.9 Reviewer
9 Cigar Noise Network (2 votes)
Pros

Great Flavors

Balance

Cons

Multiple touch-ups

Summary
The Judge was an awesome smoke when it came to the flavor department. The overall balance was outstanding. The only bad thing I have to say about it is the burn needed touch-ups which could be considered trivial when you boil it down. The court is adjourned and the verdict is AWESOME!
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What Other Folks Are Saying: 2 Make some Noise
Judge Toro
Chocolate, nuts, coffee and deep earth with a nice black pepper throughout.
June 7, 2017, 12:16 am
Value8
Burn8.4
Draw9.8
Flavor9
Enjoyment9.2
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Judge and Jury
Chris nailed this review! My cigar was just heavy with espresso and roasted peanut through and through. Chocolate, very mild cedar and hints of baking spice rounded things out nicely. The retrohale on this cigar started out with serious white pepper strength but mellowed later in the final third. Three burn corrections required but my cigar had near perfect draw from start to finish. Another plus...this was a long lasting cigar, pushing the value rating up for me! Going to get more!
March 20, 2017, 9:10 pm
Value8.8
Burn8.5
Draw9
Flavor10
Enjoyment9.4
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Chris Mccouch

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