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Ashton VSG Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton VSG Robusto Cigar Review

This 5.5 x 50 offered a notably smooth medium-full experience with a mix of several prominent flavors. The first 1/2 brought a bit of sweet tobacco and leather with the last bringing cocoa and leather with a touch of oil. The finish was very consistent with a long pepper zing over the tongue lasting well until the next draw. Total time to the band point at which it became a little warm and nutty was 1:15. The burn was very good all the way down never needing any attention, and the draw was perfect – on the loose side with just a touch of resistance. It billowed easy thick, rich smoke at every draw. Thank you very much to Ashton Cigars for generously donating this for review! Photography by BG Pictures.

  • Nigel

    Hi Bryan,
    good review. I enjoyed watching your review and then having a VSG myself.

    Have you ever had a problem with it going out near the band point? I was holding the cigar by the band point for most of the smoke… do you think that it could have had something to do with it extinguishing? It was a VSG that went out.

  • Michael

    Very nice review of one of my favorites. Thanks!

  • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

    Thanks guys!

    Nigel – no I haven’t ha a specific problem like that – the only thing a band could do is open up a hole if it tears the wrapper. It was probably just coincidence.

  • walshy

    Great review Bryan. I have a question. Maybe a stupid one. I just smoked the same cigar. How is it that you can have a cigar last well over an hour. I take 2 maybe 3 draws a minute and never get more then 45 minutes. What am I doing!!??

    • david121

      maybe the way you’re drawing makes the cherry bigger than Bryan’s? idk!

  • Big Vic

    I enjoyed this smoke, but it made me extremely green. LOL. I feel like I drank a case of Vodka! yuck.

  • bbarber

    Great review. This another wonderful cigar. I agree with your thoughts on this one

  • david121

    great review Bryan. this stick sounds enticing so i’ll probably look for some deals on them. Ashton is probably m favorite manufacturer. Where did you get that gray polo with the ashton logo on the chest? you’ve worn it in a few other videos

  • Orrza

    I really enjoyed this cigar, it was very pleasant and flavorful all the way.
    I liked the strength was “just right”. :-)

  • Craig

    This is another one of my favorites. A young girl (probably about 18) smokes these in my B&M. She weighs next to nothing and can smoke with the big boys. Great cigar and great eye candy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000529939931 Chris Tivnan

    I’ve never had one of these. I need to try it.

    • JJO

      That you do. I’ve only had one, but man it was good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000529939931 Chris Tivnan

    I finally bought one and I’m smoking it now. Very good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000529939931 Chris Tivnan

      just to update. that s.o.b was great!