July 26, 2014

OSOK (One Shot One Kill) by Edgar Hoill - Cabron (6.5 x 60)

Video review HERE.

Edgar Hoill brought his famed cigar One Shot One Kill to Christian Eiora for his next blend. Christian made and all Nicaraguan cigar for the next edition of the OSOK. It is a Nicaraguan puro made in an undisclosed factory.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The cigar comes in four sizes. 3 are perfectos and 2 have a shaggy foot. They are available in boxes of 10.

4 1/2 x 38 x 53 (Perfecto)
6 1/2 x 38 x 54 (Perfecto)
5 x 22 x 38 x 53 (Perfecto, Shaggy Foot)
6 1/2 x 60 (Shaggy Foot) (reviewed today)

The cigar is well made and quite dense. It feels heavy in the hand. This size has the shaggy foot.

Here is a shot of the dense foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless; just about perfect! The initial flavors were sweet orange citrus combined with a large amount of nutmeg and leather. The black pepper was rated at an 8. The cigar is medium to full bodied right out of the gate. You notice the citrus and nutmeg first and the leather comes in right after those two. Nice start.

About 1/2 inch in I'm getting to the wrapper. I was anxious to see what the wrapper did to the flavors. I noticed notes of dry wood. Now the cigar has a lot of leather as your primary flavor along with the dry wood, but the citrus and nutmeg are secondary. It flipped from what it was initially. The cigar is full bodied now. 

A little more than an inch in there continues to be a heavy influence of leather, dry wood, and sweet nutmeg. The orange citrus has gone away entirely. The cigar is definitely full bodied.

This is a very slow burning cigar as you can see from the timer. The burn is a little off but it will self correct. There continues to be a heavy leather flavor with some sweet nutmeg and wood. The cigar continues to be very full bodied and the black pepper seems to have moved up a little. 

The cigar did not change to the end. This is the longest burning cigar I've reviewed this year. The flavor notes continued to be heavy leather, heavy nutmeg with some sweetness, dry wood, and lots of black pepper. This is a powerful but good cigar. Christian has done a good job with this cigar. You heavier cigar lovers out there will like this cigar. I am becoming a big fan of leathery Nicaraguan cigars with lots of nutmeg cigars with some citrus notes here and there. This should be on your "must try" list.

Score: 91

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