The Ideology by 262 Cigars was won courtesy of Cigarbrief.com and their Foxtoberfest contest.  I had never smoked anything from 262 Cigars previously so it was a wonderful opportunity.


 

Nose:

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.

Construction:

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.

 

 

Flavor:

First

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.

Middle

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.

Last

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.

Burn/Draw:

An absolutely razor sharp burn here.  The draw is excellent, utilizing a v-cut here,  and total smoking time was almost exactly 45 minutes.

Value:

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.

Final Word:

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.

 


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