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Asylum Straight Jacket Super Gordo 7 x70 Cigar review “Everyone Seeks Asylum”

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Brand History:

Kevin Baxter and Tom Lazuka created the Asylum cigar series in collaboration with Christian Eiroa of Tabacaleras Unidas.  With what many would say is a “take no prisoners” approach, Asylum Cigars is breaking out with a diversity of taste profiles and formats at very approachable prices, achieving their goal of appealing to a broad cigar audience at every level.  Lazuka noted that the partnership with Tabacaleras Unidas provides a platform that gives him the ability to create full-body, high-palate-impact to truly flavorful medium bodied cigars.  All of them are rolled with the finest available Nicaragua tobacco reserves and will leave you wanting more.

Appearance:

The wrapper has a slightly sweet and earthy smell.  There is also a big earthy smell on the pre-light.

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Journey Profile:

1st quarter: Construction was solid and provided a smooth and effortless draw.  There was a generous amount of smoke with a little bit of sweetness on the palate.  2nd quarter: I found some spice in the nose along with earthy cedar notes.  The character built slowly into a medium to full body.  The burn was great, producing a nearly white and gray ash that held on well into this portion of the cigar.  3rd quarter: A consistent smooth draw gradually built into full body and full flavors.  It offered complex characters and a creamy texture on the palate.  4th quarter: The strength further developed and the Straight Jacket will have you strapped into its full flavors.  There was a bit of spice on the finish and through the nose, culminating in woody and earthy aromas.

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Final Thoughts:

The Asylum Straight Jacket is very well balanced and yet complex.  It has a solid construction to match its full character – a full flavored and rich Gordo with a big tobacco profile.

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 Myron Gooch Sr.

Reviewed at: Man Cave.

Time Smoked: 2 hour 00 minutes.

Cost: $13.75

 Wrapper: Nicaragua.

Binder: Nicaragua.

Filler: Nicaragua.

Size: 7” x 70.

Rating: 90

 

 

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