This week’s group cigar review is of the Asylum 13 Corojo. It has a sweet and spicy tobacco smell to it and a perfect draw after cutting. Once lit up, we were hit with an immediate blast of pepper that quickly faded. Eventually the cigar settled into a sweet and rich coffee flavor. Overall, this wasn’t a complex cigar, but the flavors were enjoyable the whole way through. The construction was good and the price is fair, so this is an easy one to recommend. We liked it!
Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 4/5
Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Price Point: 10/10
Would I buy a Box: 4/5
StraightUpCigars: This cigar has an enticing sweet and spicy tobacco smell to it and a perfect draw after cutting. We may be in for a treat here.
Terry1: You’re right. It does smell nice. Perfect draw on mine as well. Let’s light up.
StraightUpCigars: Wow really spicy and peppery to start. Overwhelming.
Terry1: Lot’s of smoke. Bold pepper up front but there are several interesting notes in the background. Maybe if the pepper subsides I can get a better idea of what is there.
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, it’s smoking really well, easy to puff on. Pepper seems to be slowly fading already.
Terry1: Pepper is fading quickly on mine too.
Terry1: I’m getting a mild creamy vanilla sweetness and some earthiness now. Pepper is still present but not overwhelming. Burning great.
StraightUpCigars: Same story here, really tasting good. Mildly sweet and earthy flavor with a bit of pepper.
StraightUpCigars: Good choice on the vitola, they make this in a 6×80 too! That’s absurd.
Terry1: That’s Asylum for you! I picked up a 7×70 Asylum. I couldn’t finish it. Smoked it over two hours and just got bored with it. They have an 8×80. Can’t imagine why you would want a cigar that big.
StraightUpCigars: The only reason I can think of is pulling a Bill Clinton.
Terry1: Good one.
StraightUpCigars: Big news on my front, I am leaving my job, last day is this Friday. Going to focus on my Ebay business. Should be good for my mental and physical health.
Terry1: Wow that’s hugh! Good luck with the business. I know when I went the self employed route it was terrifying for a few years but it sure worked out well for me. Love being my own boss.
Terry1: Flavors are really starting to blend together now. Great taste. I’ve got a sweetness, cedar, mild earthiness and mild pepper. Really liking it now.
StraightUpCigars: Thank you. I’m very confident it will work out well for me, but the 2 week notice thing was hard. People look at you weird when you tell them you’re quitting to work on your own business.
Terry1: True, but at least it was your choice and you controlled the timing. I got layed off and was thrown to the wolves.
Terry1: I’ve said this before but I’d like to know how they can blend that blast of pepper, to the point it overwhelms everything, then have it fade quietly to the background in the first inch.
StraightUpCigars: That would be scary, not having something lined up and having the pressure of no income immediately. Another middle manager is leaving, says he’d be happier working for QT. Provided some inspiration for me.
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, it’s meshing into one solid flavor right now. I like it. Sweetness faded on mine, but I have the same woody and earthy with some pepper.
StraightUpCigars: I don’t know if the initial blast of pepper is a byproduct of the high heat of lighting, or if they pack some different leaf into the head.
Terry1: I was wondering if it is a different leaf in the head. I’ll have to ask Lazuka when I see him this year. He’s a real easy guy to talk to.
StraightUpCigars: Who is he?
Terry1: Tom Lazuka is the guy behind Asylum.
StraightUpCigars: I’m getting a really delicious spice on the finish now.
Terry1: Burn and draw have been about perfect. Band popped off without incident. Now that you mentioned it there is a spice on the finish. Smoke is getting creamy.
StraightUpCigars: My band came right off too. Real happy with this one. Heading into the final third now.
StraightUpCigars: Getting a rich coffee-like flavor now. Coats the palatte and lingers. Real good tasting!
Terry1: Loving the taste too. Burn suddenly went lopsided. About a half inch between the two sides. Might be a small void next to the wrapper. I’m going to leave it alone for now and see if it self corrects.
StraightUpCigars: Mine does have two noticeable stems in the foot, but they’re not causing any problems.
StraightUpCigars: Winding down here. While not incredibly complex, the flavor was very good and the cigar stayed interesting the entire time.
Terry1: Burn is not perfect like how it started but it did catch up. I agree. Not overly complex but the flavors are very enjoyable. Stayed consistent after that initial pepper blast.
StraightUpCigars: Ratings on the way
IamDarren: Sup fellas! What did I miss?
Terry1: These are about $4 a stick.
Terry1: Hi Darren! We tried the Asylum 13 Corojo. Good cigar.
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, it was good. Especially at $4.
IamDarren: Better than the regular blend?
StraightUpCigars: I think I may have liked that original better from what I remember, but this good too.
Terry1: That is a tough choice. I liked them both. Different flavors in each. I’ve smoked a lot more of the regular blend so I’d probably pick that one.
IamDarren: I have been keeping an eye out for the Straight Jacket but they are high.
Terry1: I’ve got one of those but haven’t tried it yet. Maybe this week I’ll smoke it.
IamDarren: Sweet. Let me know how it goes
StraightUpCigars: Good scores. I like this one and definitely would recommend it.
IamDarren: Wow, pretty good ratings. I will light mine up later this week.
Terry1: Yep. Good cigar. A good one to try.