Friday, April 18, 2014

Man O' War Ltd. Edition - Orange County Choppers

Man O' War Ltd. Edition - Orange County Choppers
Being a Man O' War cigar fan and a fan of almost every thing AJ Fernandez blends, smoking the new Man O' War Ltd. Edition - Orange County Choppers cigar was a must do, no brainer for me. This cigar is hand-crafted in Esteli Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez and is a limited production run of 5000, ten-count boxes. I was lucky enough to pluck the first stick from a freshly opened box at Cigar Train the other day.


Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 6.5  x 52 Toro
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian sun grown
  • Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran Ligero
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $9.99 purchased at Cigar Train
Physical appearance of this cigar matches every thing in the Man O' War line, it's top notch. The dual silver on black bands feature art work from both Man O' War and Orange County Choppers while creating a nice focal point on the dark Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper. Looking at the wrapper itself, it's oily cold, has a bit of tooth, has only the finest of veins and it was rolled on with near seamless precision.

Testing the foot for aromas, there where hints of spicy toast. The same flavors were found from the cold draw once the cap was clipped. Upon lighting the cigar, initially notes of Oak, rich tobacco and spice came through in the first few mouthfuls of full bodied smoke. As the burn progressed other flavors came and went. There were nuances of cocoa, raisins, brown sugar, nuts, coffee, earth and mild black pepper. These flavors came together in the final third creating a long, tasty, burnt mocha with extra sugar finish.

As the Man O' War Ltd. Edition - Orange County Choppers cigar burned, it left behind a soft light gray ash and a oil line developed on the wrapper. I accidentally knocked the ash off about one inch into the cigar.

I have to say, the Man O' War logo got me smoking these cigars, but it's defiantly the flavors that keep me coming back for more. If you haven't tried any of the Man O' War, I think you are missing out on some great cigars!

Rated  94