Review of Kristoff Vengeance Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Original Kristoff Vengeance cigars were renamed a few years ago, and the Vengeance name was retired. In 2018, Vengeance cigars returned with a new blend. These cigars are now made with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Indonesian binder, and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. Kristoff Vengeance cigars are available in several sizes, including a Toro (6.25 x 54) that was sampled for this short review. The cigars have a pigtail cap and an unfinished foot, and are priced at $46 for a 5-pack.
The sample cigar began with a medium-to-full bodied earthy and expresso flavor, along with hints of spice and a very subtle sweetness. After about 20 minutes or so, the cigar moved closer to the full bodied range, but without a lot of change to the initial flavors. The taste was very enjoyable from start to finish, and the cigar had a good draw, even burn and held a long ash. No relights nor touch-ups were needed during the 75 to 80 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining.
I rate the Kristoff Vengeance Toro cigar with a very solid 4 points on a 5-point scale. Although it is a fuller bodied cigar, the sample was not overpowering and should be enjoyable for most mainstream cigar smokers as well as connoisseurs. Not recommended for beginners nor newer cigar smokers.