Battleground Cigars Armistead Maduro

Cigar Specs and Brand

  • Vitola: Toro
  • Length: 6
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Strength: Mild
  • Wrapper: Brazillian Maduro
  • Binder: Dominican
  • Filler: Domincan
  • Located in Enfield, Connecticut

Before the Smoke

Super dark and rich in color. Heavy. Long and visible wrapper.

Cold Draw

Immediately picked up on grass, earth, barnyard, and hay.

First Third

The first several puffs in the first third started with barnyard and earth.

The draw was just a little tight at first but opened up after the cigar heated up.

Towards the middle of the first third, oak and a smidgen of coffee were present with the oak lasting on the palate.

Second Third

At this point, mild in strength.

The chocolate became more intense with what was noted as a dry berry or cherry-like note. It was hard to pin down. It was sweet but not too sweet and not very fruity but very enjoyable.

The oak would hang around intermittently.

The burn line was just a little wavy.

Final Third

Still mild in strength.

The chocolate and oak still present with each puff. The sweetness did become more intense with a new note of coffee ever-so-often.

The burn line straightened up pretty quickly. The smoke was very enjoyable.

Every retrohale brought the chocolate, oak, and coffee out to play.

Final Thoughts

One interesting thing I noted was this cigar reminded me a lot of the Tabernacle. If you are a fan, I definitely encourage you to contact Justin on Instagram or visit their website (info below) to purchase this stick. Note: Comparing this price to the Tabernacle, it will save you around $2 or so. Give it a try!

I liked the progression of this one with the sweetness there but intensifies toward the second third.


Purchase Cigar

About Battleground Cigars:

Founded in Hazardville CT by Michael Tarnowicz in 2000. They are a boutique cigar company created with the beautiful history of their home state Connecticut and vast surroundings of  U.S. History.

Their theme is simple, our country’s US Civil War history and CT tobacco History, combined to create a unique boutique cigars that  will be up to premium standards.

They are a small company , but we are growing and evolving so they may bring you a different smoking experience from the norm. They bring everything from traditional Ct Shade and Broadleaf wrapper to Corojo Maduro, Brazilian, and Nicaraguan wrapper, to the very different Bourbon and Irish Whiskey Infused and Louisiana perique blended premium cigars.

They are humble, they are honest, they are American, they are BATTLEGROUND CIGAR.