Asylum Insidious Maduro – Cigar Review

Asylum Insidious Maduro

Today we had the pleasure of reviewing an Asylum Insidious Maduro by CLE Cigars. The size we chose for the review is the robusto. This cigar has a Mexican San Andreas wrapper followed by tobaccos from Honduras. This is a medium bodied smoke experience that retails around $5.00.

This madurai is the second installation to the Insidious line within the Asylum portfolio as the first consisted of a Connecticut Shade wrapper.


This Asylum Insidious Maduro is a milk chocolate in color with orange hues that shine in the light. There are a few veins and fairly invisible seams. This has a tan band with gold accents and Asylum skull logo.


This cigar radiates aromas of cedar and raisin from the wrapper. We utilized the Xikar XO straight cut for this review. The cold draw produces notes of sugared raisin from due to it being sweet capped and cedar on the palate.

After Toast:

First Third – Sweet Chocolate and spice kick this off. That sugary sweetness I keep getting on my lips reminds me of an infused stick a bit.  Light cream note shows up on the finish. The body is medium, burn starts sharp and ash holds through the third. 

Second Third – The cigar is all semi sweet cocoa right now. Creamy as it gets along with a spice note on the finish. The body remains medium, burn moves to wavy and ash falls at the 2 inch mark. 

Final Third – The semi sweet cocoa and spice carry into this third. Creamy notes still remain as well. Not a whole lot of change going on as the body remains medium and burn remains wavy. 

Suggested Pairing:

  • Bourbon – Knob Creek
  • Wine – Pinot Noir

Overall Experience:

We found this Asylum Insidious Maduro to be a delightful smoke at the beach on a hotter day. It wasn’t too heavy on the palate and the sweeter chocolate / cocoa notes with some creaminess and spice really kept the palate salivating. While there weren’t many transitions or much complexity to the smoke, it is a nice stick for the price point! Enjoy!

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