Blind Cigar Review: Edgar Hoill | OG OSOK ChakalCigar Info

O.S.O.K. stands for “One Shot One Kill,” which is the nickname photographer earned for his sniper-like knack for taking a picture at just the right moment, and in one attempt. This photographer turned cigar maker has been turning heads with some of the most unique cigars available today.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

O.G. O.S.O.K. is a new addition to the fan-favorite O.S.O.K. line. This blend is the first Honduran puro in the O.S.O.K. lineup and all sizes are rolled in the figurado shape. Coming from the factory in , this medium to full-bodied stick is bold with rich flavors and balance. O.G. O.S.O.K. is strong without becoming overpowering and is a solid addition to the O.S.O.K. line.

Blind Cigar Review: Edgar Hoill | OG OSOK ChakalVital Stats:

Vitola: Perfecto
Length: 4.5″
Ring Gauge: 38/54
Country of Origin:
Wrapper:
Binder:
Filler:
Factory:
Blender: and
Number of reviewers: 4 () (jliu) (ThaGreatWazoo) (NavyPiper)
Price: $9.00
Age: 1 Year
Release Date: July 2015
Contributed by: C.L.E. Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Edgar Hoill | OG OSOK ChakalInitial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“Blind review 416 has a very hearty, sand paper like medium brown wrapper. The cigar feels well rolled with no soft spots and an uniform roll. The seams are tight and invisible. Head is finished off with a nice triple cap.” - (jliu)

Aroma: 90

“Relatively strong notes of sweaty leather emanate from the wrapper; foot exhibits mostly notes of aged wood; cold draw has a peppery, spicy profile.” - ()

Blind Cigar Review: Edgar Hoill | OG OSOK ChakalFirst Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“First third’s flavor profile is one that is both balanced and nuanced. Notes of coffee, dried roasted nuts, dry biscuits, tannins as found in a big red such as a cabernet sauvignon or syrah, and slight black pepper spice. Through the retro hale, intensified (but welcoming) black pepper spice. Body and strength at a solid medium.” - (jliu)

“The first initial puffs are very fruit forward. Almost a blackberry twang coupled in to the finish. The draw is really open and almost overpowering everything. As the stick gets going, a real nice black licorice takes hold as the profile front runner. Real nice going so far.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

Blind Cigar Review: Edgar Hoill | OG OSOK ChakalSecond Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Second third’s profile as hoped for, transitions into a more complex smoke. The core of the flavors are still there (coffee, dry roasted nuts, dry biscuits, big tannins). What changes is an increased level of black pepper spice and under ripe stone fruit characteristics. The under ripe stone fruit works very well especially with the coffee notes, almost reminiscent of a bright African coffee blend. Very nice! Body and strength continues to be at a solid medium.” - (jliu)

“Still going strong with black licorice. The retrohale is inviting and gives just a subtle amount of white pepper. The burn is sufficient with a formidable amount of smoke coming off of the stick. The draw is still way to open and begins to hinder the smoke near the end of the second third.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

Blind Cigar Review: Edgar Hoill | OG OSOK ChakalFinal Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“No major changes in flavor during the last third other than perhaps a more pronounced emphasis on the white pepper.” - ()

“Last third’s flavor profile mirrors the second thirds less one note. Still great flavors of coffee, dry roasted nuts, dry biscuits, big tannins, under ripe stone fruits. The only difference is, as the cigars burns closer to the last two inches or so, a slight bitterness forms. The bitterness fortunately does not take away from the aforementioned flavors. Body and strength continues to be at a solid medium.” - (jliu)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 88

“Draw: Good, but did start to get tighter towards the end.” - (NavyPiper)

Burn: 89

“There was a really nice burn to the cigar. Ample amounts of smoke were coming off the ash and a nice clean white ash was holding well.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

Construction: 89

“Given a good burn and a fair draw, overall construction was good. The important factor is the construction did not take away from the flavors of the cigar.” - (jliu)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Overall Experience: 90

“A stogie whose main emphasis — without doubt — is pepper.” - ()

“Really enjoyed this cigar. The under ripe stone fruit and coffee characteristics was a treat and difficult to find in a cigar. Would definitely seek out up to a fiver of these.” - (jliu)

“Overall, I truly enjoyed this cigar. It was a quicker smoke and had superb flavors coming through in the beginning. The second third started well, then faded slightly, but the overall was very pleasing. Fruit and black licorice are what you will find with this stick. So, if that interests you do yourself the favor of trying these out, you will not be disappointed.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

“Not a bad little stogie for a lunch break or something like that. I like peppery cigars so this was right up my alley.” - (NavyPiper)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 52

  • Appearance 90% 90%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 92% 92%
  • Second Third 90% 90%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 88% 88%
  • Burn 89% 89%
  • Construction 89% 89%
  • Overall Experience 90% 90%

Total Score - Very Good

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
)929288888892979588
jliu)889092929085888892
ThaGreatWazoo)909092929083909090
NavyPiper)908890889090909090

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