Wrapper: Nicaragua | Binder: Nicaragua | Filler: Nicaragua | Box of 10: $79.95; Single: $8.05 | Robusto | 5″ x 50
0/3: I have smoked some of Asylum’s stuff in the past and, while I haven’t posted any reviews yet, I can tell you that they’re really good cigars. Checking out their Facebook page I see that they are celebrating a year in business, which is impressive and I think they will be around for quite some time yet.
Great construction to this cigar with some oils on the wrapper. Solidly packed with some bumps and other minor imperfections evident on the surface. They tout this cigar as being very full bodied so we’ll see what we have.
1/3: It definitely starts out with a zing with the heat being particularly strong in the back of your nasal cavity. Cherry, oak and spice are the main flavors but there is also a little tanginess going on. I can’t say this cigar is insanely strong but it does have some strength to it.
2/3: Some sweetness starts peeking through during this third. That tanginess is very evident during this third and it’s not bad as it adds an extra element to the flavor profile.
3/3: Cherry seems to be the main flavor during this third with a good helping of spice. It’s still a full bodied cigar but I never thought that the strength of this cigar was too much to handle.
4/3: Full bodied with a good draw and burn; the Asylum Straight Jacket is a good cigar, especially for those of us who like full bodied cigars. The flavors are all pretty concise and they work very well together. Even though I didn’t come across this info in my search on this cigar I think it’s got a healthy dose of ligero tobacco coursing through its veins.
3.5 points – Good flavor and full bodied cigar lovers will appreciate it most of all