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Ashton VSG Belicoso No.1 Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, November 4, 2012
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Ashton VSG Belicoso No.1 Cigar Review

This 5 1/4×52 stick features a very dark chocolate mottled wrapper with an oily glove leather like texture, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a light pack, even spongy give and a peppery chocolate and cedar aroma. First light reveals a very full body and an extremely heavy deep dark tobacco core with a bit of black pepper though the long finish. Draw is perfect and smoke production is excellent. The first third brings the body down to medium-full giving a very light and creamy experience with sweet cedar flavors that slowly taper off through the smooth finish. The 2nd third brings in a bit of the typical zing with darker wood flavors, keeping the smoothness and sweetness, while construction is flawless. Ending at 55 minutes the last third showed no flavor changes, just continuing the same great performance and bringing in a hint of strength.

  • JJO

    I have a couple of robustos that have been sitting for a year that I’ll have to finally light up. But $20-$25? That’s steep. You may be confusing the price with that of the ESG. Thanks for another great review.

    • I kid you not, that’s what many B&Ms have them for! Sure by the box, online you can get them for around $12, but I’m sure in other areas they might be closer to $30 with taxes.

      • geekfish

        My B&M here in upstate NY has the for $18-20. I Picked up a size sampler of them recently for $7/stick at auction. Looking forward to them based on the review. thx for the review.

  • kprichardson7

    I found you can go to seriouscigars.com and get the Ashton VSG Belicoso #1 for $10.05. Not too bad.

  • eric.hanson

    I have one of these sitting in my humidor, I really can’t wait to try it! I’ve had some really good luck with the Ashtons I’ve had before.

  • eric.hanson

    Finally gave this one a shot last night in corona gorda, what a great stick! I got very similar flavors to what you did and also found it to be prett consistant. I’m no sure where you shop that make them $20 but I got mine for about $10, I’ll certainly be gettin some more!

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