An interesting nose here comprised of some floral notes and saddle leather. I can’t say I’ve ever remotely picked up that combination before.
This Ideology by 262 Cigars measures 5.5” x 42 ring gauge in the Corona vitola. The wrapper is a pleasant brown color, and the construction is flawless.
The first few draws bring nuts and loads of cedar with some pepper undertones. Delightful start here. There’s a savory charred meat after taste that coats the inside of my mouth. I can definitely detect stronger pepper on the retro-hale.
No discernible flavor profile changes from the first to the second third. I’m really enjoying the flavor profile I find it very well balanced.
The flavor intensity starts to wane across the board as I move into the final third. Overall profile has remained consistent throughout the entire smoking experience.
An absolutely razor sharp burn here. The draw is excellent, utilizing a v-cut here, and total smoking time was almost exactly 45 minutes.
The pricing on these is quite reasonable. Singles are around the $7 mark. You can snag a 5-pack for $32. Ideology in the Corona size are 20 to a box for around $125.
The Ideology by 262 Cigars is a great smoke. The strength is medium bodied so it won’t blow out most aficionados. The flavor profile is consistent and no one flavor dominates, with a consistent cigar experience from start to finish. I’m going to have to add these to my buy list the next time I’m travelling into the US.