Ashton CABINET SERIES Belicoso
Review by Barry Forte on March 26, 2011
The belicoso is the best size. Its not too long so that if youre interrupted, you scream epithets into the air...and not so short that you dont get a solid hour of enjoyment out of it. The first two thirds of the cigar is all about light wood-ey notes, as well as the occasional graham cracker or wheat cracker taste – I know everyone says this but its the Gods honest truth. I cant think of another cigar that has this flavor profile. The last third is all about a nuttier, sweet nut like a cashew, and smokier finish to it. This is the only cigar my wife likes the smell of. She says it has a pleasant, vanilla aroma. Since Im smoking it, I dont really have the nose for the smell. My palate is doing all of the work. The drive home from work is about 35 minutes and Im clipping the end while Im walking out the door of work.Im close to the nub by the time I walk through my door and its still going strong. But my wife says nothing and I grab a strong drink and sit down and finish the cigar. I think the construction of this cigar is superb. Its solid. Feels good in the hand. And the burn is always without trouble. I have never had to fix a run. I bet if you take a micrometer to the end, you wouldnt find .016 difference around the circumference. This is my favorite go to cigar. I smoke other cigars but when I dont want to be surprised and and absolutely know what to expect, I pick my Ashton. Always perks me up.
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