Family today is another beautiful day in my neighborhood. Today it’s 60 degrees and raining. We will be smoking and reviewing the Insidious by Asylum. It is Asylum’s first Connect wrapped cigar. It features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, the binder and filler are from Honduras. The size we are smoking is a 5 x 50 Robusto which is available for the amazing price of $4.00
The cigar has a very smooth tawny beige wrapper. There are minimal veins on the wrapper with invisible veins. It appears to be very well rolled and a smell of the foot offers aromas of sweet tobacco. I tasted the tip before cutting it and it almost tasted as if it was sweetened. The draw is nice and medium where I like it.
This cigar is billed as a mild cigar which is the reason many have passed this one by (myself included). Upon first light, I think that I have picked up the wrong cigar. It immediately went to my head, my mouth is experiencing a mix of white, black and red peppers. This cigar is sitting squarely in the medium body and flavor lane and the pepper makes it feel like it is a little stronger. It has a slight bit of complexity as the sweet tobacco core, tea and a mix of pepper.
The flavors ease off slightly but the strength remains as I continue to smoke through the first third. This cigar reminds me of another cigar that I smoked and reviewed. More about that one in a minute. As I continue to smoke this one and the strength continues to heat up my head, I notice a strip of dark tobacco that runs down the center. Is that ligero?
As I enter the final third, the pepper and sweet tobacco is joined by rich coffee. The finish is dry, short and crisp. The burn is razor sharp, the draw is perfect and she burns slowly.
I end up smoking this one down to the nub. Oh yeah, that other cigar that this reminds me of…..the CLE Connecticut. This is another Connecticut wrapped cigar that is worth a try. The common denominator, Christian Luis Eiroa. Both cigars are full flavor medium strength cigars. Winners in my book.