My first OpusX

KenS

Gorilla
Had a Belicoso XXX gifted recently for my birthday, from my friend Lee. He had one hiding in his humidor that he didn't even know about. When I told him it was a highly rated stogie, he found one online for me for my bday. So this weekend, we camped in the garage to stay out of the rain and broke 'em out. First off, this is one attractive cigar:

Pretty much perfectly rolled, and (to use my father-in-law's phrase) "harder than a wedding pr*ck".
I undressed it immediately, as I was sure I'd be nubbing this guy:

What a solid stick. I thought this might be a tough draw, but boy was I mistaken. Prelight was very easy, and already a bit of spice on the tongue.

Fired it up and it started really nice. Big hit of spice immediately, then calmed down a notch. Had to touch up the light a couple of times in the first 1/2 inch. After that, the burn was perfect. I think it was just needed a longer rest in the humi than the one week I gave it. Lee's had no problem at all, but his was probably a year older and very well rested.

Good flavor throughout, with lots of spiciness and complexity. I pretty much nubbed it without ashing it even once. I even whacked it with the camera strap about halfway through, and the ash stayed on. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:


Finished it off just about the time I finished my half of the wine bottle.


Maybe the best cigar of the year for me so far (well, maybe). I know these babies aren't cheap, and some consider them overrated, but I really enjoyed this. Definitely a 9+ out of 10 for me. :tu
 

JordanWexler

Evolving Lead Gorilla
:D Sounds great!
Good review, nice pics too.
Imma have to get my hand on one of these puppies when i get a chance. :tu
 

tallypig

Gorilla
That is awesome-OX are some of my favorites. I have about 20 in my humidor-some are coming up on a year old. I get a few here and there. Trust me--these get better with age.

Excellent review, excellent story and great pics-Thanks!
 

BigGreg

No longer a community member.
a very generous BOTL gifted me one of these with 5+ on it, omg hands down my best smoke ever!
 

ConMan

Smoking Flyfisherman
Excellent well balanced and complex cigars when aged. They lose some of that kick you in the ass spice, although there is definitely still spice. Love them:tu Nice review.
 

travclem

Gorilla
Does anyone know of a comparable cigar to the opusX. i've been wanting to try one but I would kinda like a comparison to something else so i'll have an idea of what to expect. THANKS
 

KenS

Gorilla
thxs for the pics... you waste no time nubing this gem...
Well, actually for a not very big cigar, this baby lasted a good while... about 90 minutes! If you are referring to how quickly I smoked it after receiving it, well I just couldn't resist :ss
 

rck70

Lowland Gorilla
Is this cigar to strong for a mild to medium smoker or is a good way to test the pallet? Great review and awesome pics!!
 

KenS

Gorilla
Is this cigar to strong for a mild to medium smoker or is a good way to test the pallet? Great review and awesome pics!!
Actually, I expected this to be very strong, but it was more of a medium. I tend to like mild/medium smokes, and this one was perfect for me. No giant nicotine buzz at least.
 

ahc4353

I Love Mondays!
Is this cigar to strong for a mild to medium smoker or is a good way to test the pallet? Great review and awesome pics!!
Russ,

Try um all.

Med to one guy is strong to another and so on.

Only your opinion of a cigar is the one that counts.

Al
 

RPB67

In my office at the Bing
You nubbed that bad boy .

Dam those Opus leave a nice ash behind.

Thanks for the review and pics.
 
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