Asylum Schizo Hercule Review: Big Cigar, Bigger Surprise
Go big or go home. How much does size matter to you in your cigars? Back in May, I added this cigar in with an order because for just under £4, it seemed a lot of tobacco for the price and worth a try, even if it was just for show. Upon receiving the Asylum Schizo Hercule, I thought the gordo size was a a bit gaudy so decided to showcase just how big it was by sitting astride it.
On a balmy Saturday in early August, I decided that for a change, I’d sit in the shade of my sun umbrella and enjoy a cigar whilst watching the sun set over my garden. As I was going to be a good few hours, I decided upon the Asylum Schizo Hercule and I was very pleasantly surprised by this cigar.
Out of the humidor the Asylum Schizo Hercule looked very appetising, with light veining on the wrapper that made me think of a butterflies wing. There was a light but even squeeze to the entire length of the cigar and the aroma was one of toffee, coffee and cedar. The cold draw elicited a sweet cedar and left a light oiliness on my lips.
This cigars opening salvo was a gentle liquorice flavour that was quickly joined my sweet hay and malt. The smoke was surprisingly rich and creamy with no harshness at all. This smooth creaminess continued through to the middle, when the strength gently built from medium to strong and cashew nuts joined the flavour party.
The cigar started to get a bit hot in the final third, but slowing down (not that I’m a fast smoker) allowed the stick to breathe and the milder creaminess returned.
Construction wise, I was also impressed by the Asylum Schizo Hercule. A slightly uneven burn at points was easily fixed with a flash from my lighter and at the end of the smoke I was left with three strong 2-inch balls of white ash.
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Asylum Schizo Hercule Cigar Details
Asylum Schizo Hercule Review Summary
Overall, this cigar was a lot better than I expected it to be, and was very good value for money. Would I buy it again? The fact that I’ve got my eye on a box of 20 and another humidor should answer that question.
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