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Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 1, 2010
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Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

This 6×52 dark chocolate stick comes wrapped in a cedar sleeve, inside a black aluminum tube for easy transport and storage. Offering a robust, slightly veiny irregular roll it presents slight tooth, a firm pack and beautiful chocolate tobacco aroma. Starting on the mild-medium body side of things, it opens with a oily, smooth tobacco and black pepper flavor without any of the spice and heat, adding a hint of a bitter chocolate in to the long pepper finish. Strength wise it’s definitely got a punch, medium-full by the first inch in. By the half way point flavors had changed to a creamy sweet chocolate and coffee, with a smooth pepper finish, getting richer as it burns down. By the end of the 2nd third flavors had dropped the pepper in exchange for more cream and butter, especially on the finish, leaving an oily creamy slick on the palate. The last third brought the coffee flavor to the forefront and the pepper back but at a milder point, with just a hint of the chocolate. Overall still rich, creamy, oily and slightly sweet, it finished long and smooth. Burn and draw were both excellent all the way down without issue. Total burn time to the last inch was 1:15 where it started getting hot. Thank you very much to Ashton for generously supplying this sample for review!

  • Looks like a tasty stick!!! BTW, I like the tiki torches!

  • I gotta say I really enjoy these reviews you do of these cigars. Definitely bookmarking your site for future referencing. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  • Yours is my favorite site for cigar reviews. You really get into it.

    An evening on the back deck with a great VSG and a couple of snifters of Drambuie was my idea of a perfect evening – until I added a few tiki torches.

    Keep the faith Bro!

  • Thanks for watching!

  • Rich

    I just finished an Ashton VSG Eclipse and was surprised at how good it was. I usually like strong and spicey/peppery stix, but this was such a nice change of pace. I agree with everything you noted on your review. The creamy and buttery flavors towards the middle of the stick and the sweetness towards the end really caught me by surprise!

    I really enjoyed it! Also, enjoyed watching your review after the smoke! Great Stick and great review!

  • Frank Grzanka

    Youre welcome I agree what a perfect evening! Yes good idea

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