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Quick Smoke: Asylum 13 Fifty

26 Oct 2013

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

Asylum 13 Fifty

Launched in the summer of 2012 by Tom Lazuka and Christian Eiroa, Asylum Cigars now boasts several lines, including Asylum, Asylum 13 (which is apparently the best-seller), The Ogre, and Schizo. Asylum 13 is a Nicaraguan puro with a clean, oily Habano wrapper. It comes in three sizes including Fifty (5 x 50), which is priced favorably at $5 for a single. The robusto-sized smoke has a full-bodied, aggressively spicy profile of that quickly transitions into a creamier, more balanced flavor of red pepper, dry wood, cashew, and leather. Don’t let the transition fool you, though. In all, the Asylum 13 Fifty packs a big punch. It also packs big quality for the money, making it an easy recommendation.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Asylum 13 Fifty”

  1. Heavy Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Nice cigar – The 13 Rocks! Eiroa is making some nice smokes lately…

  2. cdj Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    Our shop sells the heck out of these..and the corojo version. In all ring gauges too, even the 80!

  3. George E. Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Patrick – I'd seen these but never tried one, probably because of the somewhat goofy looking band. But your QS made me want to try one and I had the robusto today. You really nailed it. A terrific smoke, one of the best $5 cigars I have had. Anyone who likes a spicy cigar should absolutely give it a try!