262 Paradigm -
The Torpedo burned for a solid 1 and 1/2 hours, which is pretty amazing for as fast as I smoke. The flavor was good and consistent, but not very complex. I primarily tasted an almond type flavor throughout the cigar with a little bit of roasted nut and cocoa in the background. As I said, the flavor was good but it had no variation; which I don't care for, but a lot of folks do, so don't let that deter you from this smoke.
I would recommend this cigar due to its quality make and value for the dollar. At about $8, the Paradigm offers a nice product at a great price.
All in all I wasn't blown away but I am looking forward to the growth and maturation of 262 as a brand. If this is the company learning the ropes, there are a lot of good things to come. Give this cigar a try, the question isn't whether or not you'll like it, but how much it matches your flavor preference, because the quality is undeniable.
I'm looking forward to trying a Robusto as I think that may pack the flavors in a bit more.
Overall - B
The Bottom Line
High quality, consistent flavor. A long lasting cigar that you can kick back and enjoy without breaking the bank. Keep your eye on this brand; their use of various tobaccos shows they know their stuff, have a clear understanding of what they want in their product and have the resources to make things happen.