It only took one puff to realize I’d be smoking this stick to the nub.
An aptly named ‘gar, the Man o’ War by AJ Fernandez is an aggressive smoke, holding you hostage in smoking pleasure from start to finish.
It features a nice, slow and easy draw; I could puff on this one in my sleep! The ash holds on like a solider, up to three inches in.
I’d give this more of a solid, medium body finish than a medium-full, though. The only ‘constructive criticism’ I can offer is that it burns a little hot toward the end. If you’re not using a cigar tip, you might burn your fingers trying to squeeze out the last drop of goodness from this smoke.
At nearly six bucks a stick, the ‘layman’ may not be able to justify buying a full box (a 22 cigar box will hit your wallet hard with a $125 price tag). That said, if you get a chance to buy a single (or two), or if you’re lucky enough to snag this ‘gar in a sampler as I did, you can thank your lucky stars for a smoke you’ll likely never forget.
Bottom line, this cigar does not play games. It shows you who’s the boss throughout, but leaves you only wanting more.
6” x 44
Habano (Ecuador) wrapper