What a great smoke! I have smoked 100s of different cigars over the years and this one ranks right up there with the best of them. Don't let the price tag fool you; this cigar is easily well worth $10-$12 a stick. Nice medium body, perfect burn and draw, gentle spices throughout, flavors & strength pick up a tad towards the foot. Thoroughly enjoyed this cigar (with a cup of coffee after dinner). Wish I would have bought two orders instead of just one! Will be in my steady rotation.
For background, I immediately fell in love with the regular (ie black label) Obsidians and ordered five boxes immediately after wolfing down the sampler pack. I decided to order the 5-cigar pack of White Noise along with my cache (the double perfecto). I have to say that I was extremely disappointed. The White Noise is immature, harsh, and lacking flavor. It is harsh the way burnt coffee is harsh (just an analogy, this cigar does not taste like coffee). Although well constructed and producing a decent amount of smoke and an ash that held together, I could not make it through the stogie, even though I tried to stay with it. With some difficulty I made it to the half-way point with it only getting more acrid and unpleasant to the point that I had to lay it to rest. The two Obsidian lines are truly black and white and completely different. If you didn't like black, you may want to try White. If you like White, you may not like black. It seems they are catering to two different groups of smokers, so as they say, your mileage may vary. I will be interested in seeing more comments on White.
Received a box of Obsidian White Noise mini coronas today & just had to open them to try one before putting away in the humidor. I wondered why 2 out of 3 reviews had negative comments, but was determined to give an impartial review. 1st thing I noticed was the full bodied flavor, with a hint of vanilla & sweet spices. A firm salt & pepper ash develops as the stick is consumed. Also, the smoke seemed to mellow after lighting, ultimately becoming medium/full bodied, with tons of flavor & scads of thick white smoke. I do like the flavor & the hearty dose of spice, that only a full bodied smoke can deliver. Ultimately, I consider this a good short smoke, that will go well with coffee or as a quick alternative to a robusto or larger, longer smoke. I am excited to try the freebie I received with this purchase. 14 toro sized Pinar Del Rio sticks. That made this a great buy at $1.50 per vitola.
I got this cigar for the insane price of 14.99/5pk...and for a 6x60 double perfecto no less...I was anxious to smoke this, because I enjoy the black Obsidian quite a bit...Lit one off the truck and it promised great things...After a week or so in my humidor, I broke out another one...Let me tell you, this cigar is every bit as good as the Black...Great construction...
Wonderful smell...and loaded with flavor...This is a great addition to the line...Don't be fooled by the down right cheap every day price on these sticks, they are worth much more...
A tug on an unlit white noise yields a strong grass (the lawn kind) flavor. This is usually the hallmark of a cigar I will not like. However, it wasn't bad once it got going. It was peppery but not in a harsh way. Though not a favorite, it is a good cigar and if someone gave me one, I would not refuse. My biggest complaint is it's like a Graycliff and drops hot ash all over. (I burned a hole in my pants).
Just purchased a box of the these sticks two weeks ago. A little impatient I lit one first night, first off there was no taste in first quarter to a half inch. got in a little more then it started to come alive a good amount of pepper and sort of a vanilla finish, stayed that way through the whole burn overall a good flavor. Letting them sit in the Humidor for two weeks made them even better the pepper mellowed out and was a nice smooth flavor all the way down. I would buy more without thinking twice .
I am smoking the first of five of these, which I received in the Summerfest sampler. Pretty good cigar, though like a previous reviewer mention, the ash is a bit messy. Flavor is good, and it has maintained a nice burn line throughout. Lots of spicy smoke and a great draw. Thing is, there is nothing exceptional about it. Maybe it's because I'm comparing it to the other smokes in the sampler. After all, the Diesel HOTD, Legado de Pepin and Ramon Bueso Odyssey are some pretty exceptional bedfellows. All in all though, I have enjoyed this stick and I am sure I will enjoy the other four as well....
These are certainly pretty, well made, and sport an interesting marketing technique. They draw smooth and easily. The wrapper tastes good, even while the cigar is not lit. However, the burn is somewhat hot and the flavor is not for me. A cigar for mowing the lawn or taking a scenic drive. Good with coffee or a cheap whisky.
I just bought a 5 pack of these (Obsidian White Noise Double Perfecto), and I've smoked every last one of them. And to this moment, I don't understand the bad reviews these have been getting. I fell in love with the original Obsidian (the ones with the black label), and granted these are entirely different. But they are still a great smoke. Lots of flavor, definitely delivered on the medium to full body I expected from them. Good flavors, lots of smoke, and you will be happy if you expect the same quality as the original obsidian, but expect the different profile of flavors.
I received the Obsidian WN in a sampler pack. Upon light up, the flavor was flat and a bit harsh on draw. After an inch or so it started to come alive with a full body of flavor. I didn't have any issue as some fellow reviewers with a flacking ash. The draw is one of the lightest I've ever had, which made this a relatively quick smoke. The band that encases 70% of the stick didn't peel off very easy and added to a premature tear of the golden brown skin. I plan on aging it for a while in hopes of bringing out the flavor sooner....
Good med-full cigar, a bit inconsistent on the construction. One was ruined trying to get that full stubborn band off, thin wrapper tore....
Got a bunch of these in a sampler recently and wow, very smooth smoke and full of body and a nice contrast to the darker Obsidian black version, which was also in the same sampler bundle.
This is my second review. I actually like this cigar very much. Keep it moist and it is very smooth with a great flavor all the way to the nub.
I received my White Noise Belicoso in a trade w/ one of my BOTL. Well constructed caramel brown wrapper. I had no issues with the band as others have. Ash not flaky in the least. Now to the flavors. Ummm..ok...NOW to the flavors...hmmm..what flavors? Aside from some pepper at the beginning, I'm not really experiencing much. It smells awesome...very creamy n sweet. Other than that, not much. Not even on the retrohale. Granted, I prefer a fuller smoke, so perhaps I just don't get it. I've got another one resting, so I wont totally give up on this stick. But for now, I'd give it a "EH"...
Picked up 10 double perfectos on a daily deal & I must say that this big peppery vitola is more full bodied than the mini coronas I ordered last year. The strength intensifies as the smoke progresses, so be ready for a full hour attack on your senses. Spices & pepper predominate the experience. I like the blend, although some may find it a bit aggressive for their taste. Well worth a try, especially if you can find a deal.
If you've ever stared at white noise on your TV and felt light headed or intrigued; this cigar should evoke similar responses.
Terrific stick, suits my taste to a T. At this price point I will always keep some aboard, and in the rotation.
I tried these when they were still known as Blend Lab SD-5554's and I'm glad they made them into a full-time brand cigar. It is a night and day pairing with the regular Obsidian Black version. The white noise is a very smooth, creamy smoke cigar with almost none of the hit you get with its black counterpart. It is more meaty in taste than just an average Connecticut shade type cigar though and is well put together and smokes very long and very evenly throughout the stick.
When I first lit this cigar I thought, "not much going on here". But as I got into it I really got to like it and now it is one of my favorite go to cigars. A little pepper, nuts, cream. I really like what Pinar has been releasing over the past few years. IMHO, great quality cigars!
....Poor construction. Wrapper split in several places and completely unravelled before the end of the first 3rd. Not enjoyable whatsoever. I got the Obsidian White Noise in the Backyard Boogie Sampler (I believe it was a substitute for another stick that became unavailable.) To say the least, I'm glad I only had one to smoke...
I am smoking the last Double Perfecto Obsidian White Noise I have. Therefore, I will be looking for a deal on any of the sizes, even though the normal cost is quite reasonable. Less than 4 bones for a 6" X 60rg vitola of this quality is more than fair. $2.50 for the corona is also good. A medium bodied smoke, White Noise is a wonderful follow up to the original blend. Draped with a habano wrapper that enhances its spicy profile, White Noise is a winner. Earthy & rich with pepper, anise & oak, volumes of smoke accompany each puff.... White Noise is very enjoyable, smooth & satisfying. For a fullhead like myself, it is a nice change of pace, that goes well with morning coffee or afternoon tea. Recommended to anyone looking for a solid medium bodied, economical cigar. 90/100
The Obsidian White Noise is by far my favorite cigar. I just ordered a brick of the half coronas and they are absolutely perfect. This cigar is an unbeatable value and easily surpasses similar cigars that are two or three times the price. Try and Obsidian and you will be a believer. Obsidian Black or White Noise...both are awesome.
The Robusto - I'd like to see this cigar rated - Has to be a 90+! For the money, THE BEST cigar on the market today!!
I was always curious of this brand because I've studied runes and this one called to me with how much a gift this is. I picked up the mazo of double perfectos. WOW! Definitely full, as you are met initially with the effects of pepper and spice. Eventually it mellows out but retains a similar taste profile. Burn was even and quite a decent smoke! It's not my go to favorite just yet, but totally worth it. It's a shorter smoke than some, but great for a lunch hour treat!
I was pleasantly surprised by this smoke. I had the regular Obsidian and was less than impressed. I got The Obsidian and the White Noise in the same sampler, so I sat on the White Noise for about 4 months. I regret that I waited that long! This cigar is very tasty! Right when the initial kick wore off, I started drinking Gold Peak blend coffee from Starbucks and they paired very well together, keeping the intensity up to a medium-full for the duration. I might just have to buy a 5-pack and age them longer!
I tried this cigar when they had the 5 pack specials. GREAT MOVE good tasting stick, full mild smoke to me. Have added it to my rotation. Even when they are not on sale they are priced right.
Enjoyable cigar, but poor construction. Though retaining moisture, the wrapping unwinds and flakes off....
Decent stick. Didn't have any of the burn issues mentioned in some of the other reviews. Didn't like nearly as much as the black. Kept picking up a faint charcoal taste, but not enough to make me put it down & leave it. I'm usually a one cigar a day man. Toasted the foot on a Punch earlier in the day so maybe that had an effect on this stick. Not a bad smoke though. Not bad at all.
Not a bad cigar. A little rough at first, but worth the purchase and smoke. The cigar is a good for summer smoke on a porch with a beer.
Two .. issues with the my first Obsidian White Noise. Neither will stop be from buying more of them at some point. I think I'll buy a box next time. Issue number one. When I removed the band (if it can still be called a band when it covers 90% of the cigar) I found that the wrapper was showing signs of coming apart. Thankfully it held together. The second issue is the ash was ... flaky. I kept having to tap it on the ash tray to keep from getting little bits on me. Other than those two issues I enjoyed the cigar. It burned evenly and it tasted great. The two most important things to me.