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Ashton VSG Torpedo Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 9, 2013
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Ashton VSG Torpedo Cigar Review

This 6.5×55 torpedo stick features a slick oily smooth very dark brown wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, an even slightly spongy give and peppery cedar aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with thin mild-medium smoke production showing flavors of an exceptionally smooth chocolaty tobacco with a long finish. The first third burns perfectly with great performance while flavors are complex yet mellow, still at a mild-medium. The draw shows a complexity of sweet chocolate aged tobacco and a smooth cedar, while the long finish carries mostly the cedar through to the next puff. Hitting the 1/2 way point 30 minutes in, the ash is still holding on solid, the draw is still great and the body is up a tick to a solid medium. Flavor wise it’s very similar to the first third, just morphing the general sweetness to a soft caramel only on the draw. Ending an hour in, the only change has been a little pepper zing on the finish ans a touch of strength coming in since the band point.

  • Justin

    I am a little disapointed in this review. Not you, but the cigar. I have a VSG 5 stick sampler pack with about two months of rest in the humi. I was hoping for something more substantial as I am waiting to share my first VSG smoke with friends at a fun get-together. I’ve only had a couple of Ashtons and I had heard the VSGs were more robust….maybe there will be more out of the smaller ring guages. Another great review!

    • Chaz

      I do find the smaller rings to have more punch with this line- you should have a nice smoke 🙂

  • zanlamb

    I like the sound of the sweet chocolate and caramel but I’m not keen on a stick with a strength kick at the end, it spoils a good smoke for me.

    • Freddy62

      I can’t agree with you more, on both the sweet chocolate and Carmel, and also the strength kick in cigars is not my thing lol

  • pipebear333

    I’ve always enjoyed the VSG Robusto from Ashton but have found cigars just as enjoyable and less expensive, 10.50 for the aforementioned VSG at my local b&m shop.

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