I usually reserve a sentiment like “Great Smoke” for Padron or Oliva Serie V Melanio, but man this is a great smoke.
I bought one of these in the fall and never got to it before it got cold. Had a good 4 months in the humidor. Great first smell, good construction and burn. Only a couple corrections needed. This cigar started with a ton of spice... almost harsh but still tasty. About an inch in it started to settle down and got progressively creamier til the very end. Last 1/3 I would say there was no noticable spice at all, but the flavor started getting stronger and creamier. Was almost like 3 different cigars, but subtely got there. Interesting smoke if you are always searching for flavor profiles. Each draw is a little something different. Overall this is quality. Just other ashton comparisons... If you have had a VSG, was similar at the beginning, middle was like a Puro Sol, and at the end it was creamier with more punch. Would grab one of these again for sure just to see if I could get a repeat experience. Most interesting cigar I ve smoked.
Unbelievable smoke just the right size for me. Hint of chocolate; perfect for new smokers.
Bought a box of 5 of these, the taste was fantastic, but the quality of the cigar was poor spaces inside, loose wrapper .....not all, but two of them clearly are poorly rolled cigars
It unraveled and didn’t have much flavor smooth but no taste Label and appearance were beautiful Not sure how it got such a high rating in cigaf