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Oja Oscuro

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Oja is a boutique blend available at a limited amount of cigar shops. More information can be found at their website. They also have a list of retailers if you are interested in getting some. I was sent a couple from Mike, aka Young Buck, over at As always, I paired this cigar with water.


Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca Oscuro

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Distinguido (Torpedo) 6 x 54

Price: Around $7.00 (I think)


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The dark wrapper had a nice velvety appearance, with no seams and small veins. The wrapper had a sweet smell, and the foot was more earthy. The cigar was well packed, with a couple of minor hard and soft spots here and there. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a mild earthy flavor.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for about an inch.

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The first third had dominant coffee flavor. Slight earthy notes were in the background. When passing smoke through the nose, there was a smooth sweetness. The smoke feel was silky smooth and easy to pass through the sinus.

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The second third didn’t change too much. Coffee remained the dominant flavor. The smoke became creamy with a tinge of sweetness. As I approached the end of this third, the sweetness increased. It was similar to coffee with sugar and cream added.

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Like before, the last third didn’t change up a whole lot. The main flavor was coffee with added sugar and creaminess. The sweetness increased in strength. The aftertaste left a tingle on the lips and had a mild spicy sweetness.

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This was a good medium bodied cigar. The flavors were very simple, but refined with good delivery. I’d imagine my description of flavors sounds pretty boring. I could see some people not going for such a simple flavor profile. I still enjoyed it’s simplicity and I found it very relaxing. I think they are worth trying. Thanks to Mike for sending me a sample to review. Make sure to check out!

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