Obsidian – Cigar Review

Obsidian Torpedo Review
This one is another group review that we did last week.  The Obsidian has a dark wrapper w/ medium sized veins.  It smells delicious and and looks just as good.  The draw was good after cutting it.  While smoking, we found the burn to be uneven at times, but the construction was solid overall.  The cigar produced a lot of smoke!  It started medium bodied with a lot of sweetness, creamy, and earthy then ended full bodied with some bitterness and coffee with spice on the finish.  We found it to not be very complex, but the overall flavor was phenomenal.  This cigar is a steal at the roughly $3 each price online.  Please do yourself a favor and pick up a five pack, you will not regret it!
Below you will find our ratings and underneath that is the full text from our chat session.  Enjoy!

9:19 PM
StraightUpCigars: Rating:
Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Construction: 8/10
Wrapper: 5/5
Price Point: 10/10
Would I buy a Box: 5/5
Total: 45/50

9:20 PM
Terry1: Rating:
Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Construction: 7/10
Wrapper: 5/5
Price Point: 10/10
Would I buy a Box: 4/5
Total: 43/50

9:21 PM
IamDarren: Rating:
Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Construction: 9/10
Wrapper: 5/5
Price Point: 10/10
Would I buy a Box: 5/5
Total: 46/50

 

7:43 PM
IamDarren: construction on mine is good. Some fairly large veins but it is packed well and the sheen on this wrapper is very nice.

7:43 PM
Terry1: I’ve clipped mine. This would be the wrong cigar to have too much glue on the label problems. It covers most of the cigar. Luckily mine slid off without incident.

7:44 PM
StraightUpCigars: Hey guys! Finally ready. Mine is evenly packed and very firm, quite heavy. Smells like sweet tobacco, maybe some chocolate.

7:44 PM
IamDarren: yeah, mine slid right off as well.

7:45 PM
IamDarren: same here, slightly sweet aroma.

7:45 PM
StraightUpCigars: For how tightly packed it is, I can’t believe how open the draw is… almost too loose.

7:45 PM
IamDarren: mine is a touch on the firm side but not too bad.

7:45 PM
Terry1: I’m tasting prune on the cold draw which is common for me with these dark maduros. Draw is just about right.

7:46 PM
StraightUpCigars: Great looking oily wrapper with just small veins. Tastes great pre light, sweet with some spice. I’m gonna light up!

7:46 PM
IamDarren: lets see how they handle the flame.

7:48 PM
IamDarren: a nice bold maduro start. Slightly creamy with a lot of earth.

7:49 PM
StraightUpCigars: Agreed, mine has a lingering spice on the finish too.

7:50 PM
IamDarren: how about you Terry, is yours plugged yet?

7:50 PM
Terry1: Good start. Lots of creamy smoke. Some maduro sweetness and earth. I get that spice too, can’t name it thou.

7:51 PM
IamDarren: more sweetness coming to the front of my palate now, lingering with the spice on the finish…. tasty.

7:53 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine is pouring out smoke. My basement is going to smell good for a while after this huge stick!

7:53 PM
Terry1: I’m loving the start of the Obsidian. Too busy smoking to type.

7:54 PM
IamDarren: when i smoked the first one the burn was all over the place. The last one I had a couple weeks ago and it was much better. I’m hoping they were just young and needed to rest for a month or so.

7:54 PM
IamDarren: so far mine is burning fine.

7:55 PM
Terry1: Mine is a little jagged but it’s keeping up.

7:56 PM
IamDarren: i don’t think these are dyed but there sure is a very pronounced ring about 1/16″ from the foot.

7:57 PM
StraightUpCigars: My burn was off to a poor start, but is much improved now. I have a small split in the binder/wrapper near the foot, should burn through it soon though.

7:59 PM
IamDarren: still very earthy. The sweetness is now on par with the earthiness and tastes a lot like caramel.

8:00 PM
Terry1: We might be here a while. Seems to burning really slow. Great if you want a long smoking experience. Not so good when you’re freezing.

8:00 PM
IamDarren: Got that propane heater fired up?

8:01 PM
StraightUpCigars: Funky looking flaky ash. Doesn’t look like it will hold well, but looks cool.

8:01 PM
Terry1: Loving it! The tempurature has gone from 30 to 46 out here in the 30 minutes we’ve been online.

8:01 PM
IamDarren: actually mine is nice and tight. I think that split must be hurting your ash.

8:04 PM
StraightUpCigars: Probably, it is burning through it now and it looks like mountains forming – bulging out.

8:05 PM
Terry1: My ash is tight and white. Burn is still wavy. Getting a lot of sweet tobacco flavor with some spice in the nose.

8:06 PM
IamDarren: that spice is very interesting. It almost has a nuttiness to it.

8:09 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine has really mellowed out. Buttery smoke with toast and nuts flavor. Just a hint of spice at this point. Medium bodied.

8:09 PM
IamDarren: infact the sweetness is fading to just a creamy/nutty flavor now. I can’t place it.

8:10 PM
IamDarren: lol, nice. good to know our palates are similar.

8:10 PM
IamDarren: ash is holding strong, over an inch now.

8:11 PM
StraightUpCigars: Really delicious cigar at this point.

8:11 PM
Terry1: I’m noticing the spice more. Sweetness is fading for me as well.

8:13 PM
IamDarren: i am now retrohaling every puff now. Lots of creamy flavors in the sinus.

8:14 PM
IamDarren: just lost the ash in the tray.

8:14 PM
Terry1: Agreed. This is a good one to retrohale. Doesn’t burn. Big plus for me.

8:15 PM
Terry1: Okay I take that back I just made my eyes water.

8:16 PM
IamDarren: i’m just going into the second third. this is a fairly slow burner.

8:16 PM
Terry1: Matt is your ash doing better?

8:17 PM
StraightUpCigars: This one really keeps you guessing, I just had a couple of puffs that were full bodied. It sure is, I just knocked it off. Burn is fairly even too.

8:17 PM
StraightUpCigars: Draw is perfect now that I have passed the hole in the gar.

8:18 PM
Terry1: I had to do a minor burn correction. It was running down one side to far.

8:18 PM
IamDarren: i think i’m getting a hint of coffee now and then. Body seems to be slowly creaping up.

8:21 PM
Terry1: Yeah this cigar is fairly complex to me. Nothing really stand out front but I detect sweetness, cocoa, coffee, earth and the spice. Really good blend of flavors. I’m liking it.

8:31 PM
Terry1: I’m past the half way point and the burn is not doing well. I’m getting runs down one side and have had to correct it several times now.

8:31 PM
Terry1: Still tastes good thou.

8:32 PM
IamDarren: my burn line is going very well. This is the best burning stick I have had and this is my third.

8:33 PM
IamDarren: my cigar is starting to get a touch on the dry side. The sweetness is almost gone now and the spice has come to the forefront.

8:34 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine is decent, not straight but good enough. The body is medium/full. Has an overall sourness to it, not bad, just a bit sour.

8:38 PM
Terry1: You would mention sourness. Now I can taste it on the finish. Power of suggestion?

8:38 PM
StraightUpCigars: Maybe. Placebo

8:39 PM
IamDarren: i think the sweetness was complimenting the spice but now that it is gone the spice is lingering on the finish and coming across a little bitter.

8:46 PM
Terry1: I’m into the last third and I can feel the strength a little now.

8:46 PM
IamDarren: with all the subtile complexities i think i would defenitley have an affect. I still have five more of this vitola so you guys should split that sampler and let me know.

8:48 PM
StraightUpCigars: I can feel the strength too. I am getting a very rich earthy and espresso flavor with some bitterness on the finish.

9:02 PM
Terry1: I’m at the end of my cigar. Ended up medium-full in strength. Great complex flavors throughout. My only complaint was with the burn getting out of control a few times. Definately one I could recommend others trying.

9:02 PM
IamDarren: i still have an inch to go. I tried to slow down when i got to the last third and I think it helped a lot with the bitterness.

9:03 PM
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, my bitterness has faded. Still have some cigar left.

9:17 PM
IamDarren: just finished my cigar. I’m going upstairs. be right back.

9:19 PM
StraightUpCigars: Lacked in complexity a bit and had some construction issues. Excellent flavor and wrapper, price could not have been better. Scores well.

9:21 PM
IamDarren: i enjoyed it a lot. So far my streak is still going.

9:21 PM
Terry1: Agree on what you said. I’d like to try it again.


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