It isnt often that you get a two-color, Barber Pole style cigar, and even less often that you get to see a green wrapper. But this rather stylish Ogre, from Asylum, delivers delicious hints of hay, cream, and even some coco and vanilla. The 7×70 beast requires some commitment (90-115min at least), but it’s a truly unique experience. Full review below:
We havent published much about cigars lately, but our How To Choose a Cigar post still gets lots of attention, so I’ll try to cover cigars a bit more. This might not be the best cigar to start with, but keep on reading:
Asylum 13 – The Ogre Specs
- Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Nicaragua. Uses both Habano and Candela wrappers
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua
Initial lighting brings hay, cream, cayenne pepper. Slight hints of some fresh black pepper. A half inch in and cream is more dominant and pepper becomes less intense.
Definitely more of a medium-full body stick. Around the 2nd third we get some coco and vanilla, which is really nice to round up the initial burst of cream. We also get some dried fruit with strong black pepper.
Around the final third, towards the nub, we get some sweet cream, coco, pepper. Pine in retrohale (which I’m still getting the hang of it) still present. Everything is balanced when burning even. Raisins and dried fruit popped in for a quick visit
Overall, delicious cigar with quite a unique flavor profile. Burns well, but inconsistently throughout the stick. Hard to find the occasion to spend 90+ minutes with this stick. Perhaps by a good outdoor heater and book?