Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cigar Review & Contest: OSOK Travieso

Trompeta, 5.5” x 54 ring gauge / MSRP, $8.95

Today I have a cigar review for you and a big contest!  But don't skip ahead, check out the review first!  Today I will be reviewing the latest release from Edgar Hoill, the second version of the One Shot One Kill cigar  This one made by Fabricas Unidas but blended completely by Edgar himself.  This cigar is a Nicaraguan puro as well.   Edgar gave me a couple of these of different sizes to try and said that this was his favorite size in the blend.  It comes in 4 sizes, the 3 sizes the original EH cigar came in with the addition of a 6.5" x 60 cigar.  Like the EH it comes in 10 count boxes, but the box has a bandana wrapped around it that can be used as a shelf talker in the shop.  I smoked at least one of every size except the 6.5x60 before the one I reviewed.

The cigar definitely looks different than the original OSOK cigar.  The wrapper is a bit rougher and the color isn't as even.  The band is in your face, very much like Edgar's art.  The wrapper was a medium brown in color with some golden hues to it.  When I gave it a squeeze there were no soft spots with a slight amount of give.  Putting my nose to the wrapper I got the aroma of barnyard with a more intense barnyard coming from the foot.  After clipping it and taking a cold draw I got notes of cinnamon and cocoa with a good draw.

The cigar starts off with chocolate and leather with some red pepper spice on the retrohale.  The draw was great and it produced a large volume of smoke.  The cigar was medium-full to start off with.  As I moved into the cigar I started to get some graham notes from it as well.  The burn was slightly off, but that was probably due to a bad light by me.

As I moved into the second third the spice started to die out a bit.  The draw continued to be perfect and the burn straightened itself out with only a little help from my lighter.  The flavors in this third changed to coffee and earth with a hint of green herbal spice and a maple like sweetness on the finish.

The final third saw the cigar finish off strong.  The flavors changed slightly again with a lot of creaminess coming through at the start of the draw and some cocoa notes coming through on the finish.  The spice started to build back up and I started to get a slight nicotine hit from it as well.  The draw and burn continued to be perfect.

Overall I really enjoyed this cigar.  I liked it more than the EH of the same size as well.  I do think that most people will be able to appreciate it as it didn't really get into the full range.  I would recommend picking one up to try when you find one.

Body: 7/10
Strength: 7/10
Complexity: 7/10

AFP Scale
Prelight: 2/2
Construction: 2/2
Flavor: 4/5
Value: 1/1

Total: 9/10
 


Now the part you have all been waiting for, the contest!  Dave hinted at it here, but Edgar has made it even better!  Instead of the original 3, I have 6, yes 6, boxes of the EH cigar, 2 of each size, to give away!  They are all hand painted like the ones in the pictures, and each is wrapped in one of the OSOK bandanas!  The contest will run from 11/19 at 10:00am ET, to 11:59pm ET on 11/27.  Here is how to enter:

-Just comment on this post.  Make sure to include a way to contact you if you win.  If you don't do this first step the rest won't count.  
For additional entries:
-Comment on any post from now until the 27th.  Each additional comment will earn you 1 more entry.
-Follow @dmjones1009 and @keith1911 on Twitter and post the following tweet: "I want to win @OSOKill cigars from the Tiki Bar Online! bit.ly/I4Lti8 #EdgarRocks @keith1911 @dmjones1009".  Each tweet will give you one more entry.

All contestants must be 18 years or older.

Good Luck!

62 comments:

  1. I have only had a very small handful of the EH lines they just aren't in my area. I have liked everything I had so far. I enjoy smoking Shaggy foot cigars, I like to see the flavor change when the wrapper kicks back in.. This is a great contest and you guys are my go to site when it comes to Cigar reviews.... Great job

    @czerbe (Twitter) but you both already knew that!

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  2. I've had mixed results with the OSOK, but the branding is top notch. Good review, Keith - I look forward to trying these.

    -MattSRoss81 on Twitter

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  3. I got to have breakfast with Edgar at IPCPR and was given a couple of these cigars. I really enjoyed the cigars but was really impressed with the man.

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  4. i just was bombed one of these and haven't smoked it yet, kinda saving it....having a box would let me try it......@fatkid1106 on twitter

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    1. for some reason I have an issue saving PIFS, especially if their ones aI havn't tried . they always seem to get fire damage.....

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  6. Haven't had one of these yet, but the flavor profile looks right up my alley. If you messed up the light on this foot, I can't imagine how bad I'd torch it! Love that band though.

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  7. I don't know these sound like they would be a little too full bodied for me but I will give anything a shot once. @HardlyClerkin

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  8. That is one very shaggy foot on the cigar, looks like someone tried to light it caveman style by twirling it on the floor :D (Shoutout to /u/sequenc3 here)

    sam_friedrich on twitter

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  9. Great Contest Keith. Cigars look great and would dig having them in the humidor. You can contact me at @citruswalkCC on twitter

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  10. Quite the foot and band on that cigar. Amazing contest...thanks to you and Edgar for being so generous with the prizing. @ptpr24

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  11. Thanks for the review and for the contest. I was dissapointed at the resurrection of the name OSOK with a changed recipe. Seemed a little idk....not quite deceiptful, but not entirely upfront either. It's hard enough to get solid dope about particular cigars - I don't like it when confusion is assisted by the manufacturers/blenders.
    I'm glad it's a solid cigar -- I will keep an eye out and try at next opportunity

    dstieger AT gmail

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  12. Nice review and thanks for the contest Keith!

    @jledou

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  13. EH Lines have been very creative lately.

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  14. Never tried these, would like to!
    @DonaldKozerow on twitter

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  16. Nice looking cigar, I have heard good things about them as well.

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  17. Thanks for the Review and contest!! Good Luck to all... Twitter - @garrycawthorn

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  18. Sweet Contest for some sweet sticks! Thanks guys!

    cole.haase@gmail.com

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  19. I would like to try these. 661Holmes@gmail.com

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  20. Great review love to try these. mvansled2009@yahoo.com

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  21. I keep eyeing these up at my local B&M but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Love the packaging. @RobertDeBord on twitter.

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  22. I like the cigar, but I've had some poorly constructed sticks hidden by the big label that surrounds it.

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  23. I missed out on the first OSOK, but was able to try the new blend. I was pleasantly surprised. Good cigar and good review bro. Twitter @007MI6_

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  24. Wow awesome... love these.

    Macacrew95@gmail

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  25. Wow awesome... love these.

    Macacrew95@gmail

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  26. Awesome review! Can't wait to try this smoke! dannysguitar@hotmail.com

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  27. These look great, I haven't tried one yet!! chunklavins@yahoo.com

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  28. I thought the first OSOK was pretty good. I'd definitely like to give this one a...shot! Thanks for the contest guys!
    On Twitter @jyow617

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  29. I would be honored to take one of those boxes off your hands!
    Steven B. on facebook

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  30. Thank you for the contest!

    ncmdjm@gmail.com

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  31. Nice review and even nicer 1911! @ptenclosed on twitter.

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  34. I AM NEW TO CIGARS I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THESE THEY LOOK REALLY GOOD I KEEP SMOKING THE SAME CIGAR OVER AND OVER I WOULD LIKE TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND DAMN GOOD REVIEW AND BEAUTIFUL 1911! changis2050-alanee@yahoo.com

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  35. Great review. I am excited to try them.
    Twitter @mjcreid

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  36. Thanks for the contest, I look forward to checking this out. I've been enjoying the new cigars coming out of Nicaragua @usccigar on twitter

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  37. I have wanted to try on of his new blends sksaf100@yahoo

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  38. Only had one OSOK, but I enjoyed it big ttime. Can't wait to snag more.

    @mango2kw aka The King of Somewhere Hot

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  39. Thanks for the contest, not sure if I left my contact info.swede214@ yahoo.com

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  40. Thanks for the contest, not sure if I left my contact info.swede214@ yahoo.com

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  42. Cigar looks different by I will try a couple for sure!!!

    @cigarburners (twitter)

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  43. These look like fantastic cigars, full bodied cigars are my favorite! mrcigarenthusiast78@gmail.com

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  44. Thanks for the contest! Twitter: @s5592c

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  45. sweet contest, the new OSOKs are good (if not amazing like the old ones) twitter (or google+): jdmitch

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  46. this is one cigar i want in my humi !! when you ask ?..NOW !!! haha

    alexander g
    follow me on twitter!! @alexander_gbass... email is.. alexander_gbass@me.com

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  47. interesting foot.. but from what ive read..definately something i want in my humi...ONE SHOT ONE KILL BABY !!!! haha..oh yea.. im a gun owner too..i think this would a good stick for the range oh yea.. i want this cigar

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  48. Nice review, Keith. This sounds like a smoke I would like a lot - it is now on my list.

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  50. By the way, in case I win a box of these beauties, I can be reached at PunchAndDraw (at) gar-talk.info

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  51. Just picked up a couple OSOK really looking forward to trying them.

    gclay74@gmail.com

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  52. Great giveaway, thanks. cigarsurgeon at gmail.com

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  53. Nice review, I have yet to try the first series. sounds yummy and enjoyable.
    corey@coreydittel.com

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