February 20, 2016

Asylum Lobotomy Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

Famous Smoke Shop has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Asylum Cigar Company, under the leadership of founders and cigar experts Tom Lazuka and Christian Eiroa. 

Asylum Lobotomy cigars follow suit with the national brand of Asylum cigars by being full flavored and more full bodied, yet offer an enticing blend of all Nicaraguan tobaccos for a flavor unlike anything else in the cigar industry. The core tobaccos are a mix of various Nicaraguan tobaccos from around the country, with a spicy/sweet Habano Maduro wrapper.

Asylum Lobotomy cigars are available in four sizes:
7 x 70 Large Cigar
6 x 60 Double Toro
6 x 50 Toro (REVIEWED TODAY)
4 x 44 Petite Corona

Each offer 10 cigars per box, with the Petite Corona offering 20 cigars in a bundle. 

Individual retail prices range from $4.30 to $6.70 per cigar. 

The cigar is very dark and well made. I love the name! Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were black licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, and black pepper rated at a 7 1/2.

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Just over an inch in there are now buttery cocoa and brown sugar that has appeared. The black pepper on the finish is amazing! I rate it at an 8 1/2. The finish is one of a cream with some dry cocoa. The front end flavors are nice; buttery brown sugar, licorice, cocoa, dark chocolate, and black coffee. The cigar is medium to full bodied.

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At the midpoint there has been an elevated amount of the buttery brown sugar. The licorice is still there but the cocoa has just about disappeared. The dark chocolate and coffee hold the base. The cigar is very close to full bodied. The pepper on the front end has elevated but the pepper on the finish is great.

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The buttery brown sugar is very nice at the end. The dark chocolate really came out at the end also. The cigar is full bodied. The pepper remained very good on both ends. This has been a very good house cigar for Famous Smoke Shop. I would highly recommend you try these; perhaps a 5 pack to start with. I really enjoyed the buttery brown sugar and the massive black pepper. You can purchase these cigars by going HERE.

Score: 92

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