Cigar Review: Man O’ War Ruination

Basic Information:

Name – Man O’ War Ruination

Size – Perfecto

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano

Tobacco Blend – Honduran, Nicaraguan

Pricing – $7 – $9.20

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

​The cigar is a rich brown in color and has a really smooth wrapper. There are no seams and one mid-sized vein.  It has a double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Cedar and Natural Tobacco

After Toast:

First third – ​Initially starts with a roasted nutty note with spice which blended on and off into a nice caramel note with splash of pepper. Burn is slightly wavy. Ash is white and holding strong.

Second Third – ​Second third turns leathery and dries the palate a bit. The spice moves to the background. Burn remained wavy. Ash fell off at the 2.5-inch mark.

Final Third –  Oak takes center stage for the finish and with a bit of spice in the background. Burn remained wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Lagavulin 16

Wine – Chandon Rosé Sparking Wine

Overall Experience:

The Man O’ War Ruination was a good cigar from beginning to end. The thirds all had very distinct flavors which made the experience enjoyable. I would recommend someone try this cigar given the chance if the flavor profile is in your wheelhouse. Even if it isn’t and you’re trying to get into something new this would be a great choice.

Ratings:

N/A