Medulla Oblongata cigars from Asylum are so-named after the part of the brain that controls such bodily functions as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. That's a pretty important part. Yet beyond the tie-in to other Asylum cigars like Schizo, Lobotomy, and Straight Jacket, Medulla Oblongata represents the brand's most ambitious and flavorful releases to date.
It starts with an all-Honduran tobacco core blend offered in five sizes: a 5x50 Robusto, 6x52 Toro, 6x60 Gordo, 7x70, and an 8x80. The cigars also come in your choice of two wrappers - Honduran Corojo and Mexican San Andrés Maduro. All of the Honduran tobaccos are grown on Christian Eiroa's Corojo farm, renown for their exquisite color, flavor, and aroma. Plus, the cigars are rolled at Eiroa's El Aladino factory in Danlí, Honduras and offered in two formats : ROUND parejo (Medulla) and BOX-PRESSED (Oblongata).
The smoke is exceptionally creamy and brims with a perfectly-balanced brew of cedar, sweet spices, coffee, and caramel. To be perfectly honest, you just have to taste all that full-flavored goodness for yourself. It depends on the shape, too, since box pressing changes the rate at which a cigar burns. And according to Bianca Melone, Marketing Director for CLE Cigar Co.: "Whether or not it changes the flavor is up to the person smoking the cigar, as each person experiences flavors differently."
It gets better. Although ALL of the sizes are available in individual 5-packs, the 50-count boxes come with 25 Medulla and 25 Oblongata each. Add some of these fine cigars to your next Famous Smoke Shop order.
Greate smoke creamy smooth relaxing woth it
I was worried these wouldn't be good after I bid on a box of them, but am pleasantly surprised that they are fantastic! Yes, they're big. When you see an 80 in the size, you should know that, so don't penalize the cigar for your ignorance. I love it. Great draw, smoke, flavor, ash holds on forever. This was my first Asylum smoke. Don't miss this cigar!!!
Harsh pepper taste, tight draw, bad burn. Do not recommend.
Draw is tight, burn is inconsistent, and worst of all the taste is all pepper, not a smooth spicy blend. Not worth the premium price, maybe would be ok at half the price.
I ordered a 5 pack, combined with other 5 packs, that totaled over 200$. The oblongata 5 pk was completely dried out and the wrappers were cracked from the cap down. I sent Famous photos proving this and now it?s up to me to go to UPS to ship them back. It?s 88 degrees here and Famous will not ship with humidification packs. Never again.