I usually reserve a sentiment like ?Great Smoke? for Padron or Oliva Serie V Melanio, but man this is a great smoke.
Unbelievable smoke just the right size for me. Hint of chocolate; perfect for new smokers.
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.