It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Warped Corto X50. This 4.5×50 box-pressed cigar is a Nicaraguan puro with a beautiful, oily wrapper and an elegant label. As expected from Warped, it’s another classy-looking cigar.
On the cold draw, I pick up spicy raisin. The wrapper produces a coffee and vanilla aroma while I smell cedar out of the foot. Once lit, I get creamy cedar, hazelnut, and black pepper spice. Through the nose, sweet toast and cinnamon mix with graham cracker. On the finish, black and red pepper blend with leather and a hint of molasses.
Twenty-five minutes in, the first third closes out. On the draw, I pick up buttery toast with cedar and black pepper. Through the nose, floral earth melts with sweet cocoa. The finish gives me cinnamon and leather alongside orange zest. Strength and body settle in at the medium-to-full mark.
The second third gets me to fifty minutes. I find more buttery toast on the draw complimented by fruity earth and cedar. Floral notes dominate the retro-hale. On the finish, molasses makes an appearance with salty leather and black pepper. There is no change to strength or body.
An hour and twenty minutes in, the final third dwindles away. On the draw, meaty earth blends with more cedar and black pepper. Floral notes continue to dominate the retro-hale with a noticeable citrus undertone. The finish bombs me with black pepper on top of leather and dark cocoa. Strength and body finish out at the full mark.
The Warped Corto is a delicious cigar that I could smoke any day of the week. It offers a great deal of complexity with flavors that pop. Construction is absolutely perfect, and the size of the X50 just works. This is a box worthy cigar that I highly recommend.