Schizo cigars are handmade in Nicaragua by Asylum Cigars, a joint venture between Tom Lazuka and Christian Eiroa, former president of Camacho cigars. The blend consists of all-Nicaraguan tobaccos for a mild to medium profile with a cool, clean taste. Since they're made with shortfiller tobaccos, Schizo cigars are priced to enjoy every day. Even better, they perform consistently well in burn, flavor, and aroma. For an affordable mild cigar, you'd be hard-pressed to do better. Give 'em a try!
Had my first of these from a local tonight. NOW, it's on to buying my first bundle. My experience with cut-filler sticks is that they tend to be consistent, both in flavor, draw and burn, throughout. I didn't find marked change every third. What I got was a nice bouquet of creaminess, peppery spice and enough other nuances there to make me smile. I'm a big fan of Drew Estate like NR, LP, Muwat, HE, etc. So, I really enjoyed the value in this cigar. NO burn issues, effortless draw, and clouds of smoke the whole time. I would've taken it down to the nub if it hadn't gotten so cold outside! Definitely worth the exploration. My only gripe is that they don t offer them in smaller vitolas.
This cigar is a cuban sandwich , which means it incorporates both short and long filler. I am pleasantly surprised with this cigar. It is better than expected. The wrapper appears to be high quality - clean, smooth, evenly colored. These cigars smell rich. The roll looks a bit uneven, and it feels spongy. Some of the cigar bands are loose and slide off very easily. Cutting the cigar is effortless. The first inch of burn was a bit uneven, but the ash is very light gray and holds well. The taste started out sweet for most of the first 1/3, with some indistinguishable flavors. The taste changed somewhat randomly in the 2/3. It became bitter and varnishy, then turned into a musky, throaty, woodsy flavor. Some of the short filler tobacco fell out of the head. It was not much, only about a thimble-full. Towards the end of the 2/3 into the final 3/3, the cigar again changed, this time into a creamy musky flavor. The burn for the entire 2/3-3/3 was very even and did not require touch-ups. The ash was very light gray and the wrapper ash had very little cracking. These cigars live up to their name, Schizo ... they re all over the place. I m going to buy a mazo of these and age them. I have a very strong feeling that they are going to sing loudly in about 6 months.
In the land of lower cost cigars the Schizo represents quite well. Had to make 1 burn correction about a quarter of the way in but nothing major. Very well made in appearance/construction for a stick at this price point with consistent flavor. Burned a tad hotter than some but that could have been this particular cigar. Excellent draw. I would for sure purchase one of these again.