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Man O' War Side Projects

Description

A little sumpin' sumpin' on the side, Man O' War style!

Some cigars invigorate the enthusiast, but are merely a daily task inside the factory. Man O’ War cigars enlivens the Esteli-based fortress of which it was spawned, inspiring the very hands crafting it to work beyond perfection. To exceed one’s talents and stimulate creativity. This internal drive has generated a new breed of Man O’ War cigars known to the factory as Man O' War Side Projects. A brash refusal to become complacent; an exclusive series of unique shapes and sizes and modified blends to produce an unrivaled cigar experience. A new breed of Man O’ War cigars for the exploratory enthusiast.

Man O' War Side Project: 52C
- A unique 5"x52 Chisel-shaped vitola
- Dark, leathery Ecuadorian Habano ligero wrappers
- Powerful, complex, full-bodied
- Notes of oak, espresso, pepper, and sweetness

Man O' War Side Project: Little Devil
- A petite, but ultra-flavorful 5.5"x44 size
- Extra-fermented Habano Sun Grown wrappers
- A strong, heady blend
- Notes of earth, cedar, coffee, and pepper

Man O' War Side Project: Phalanx
- A chunky, 6.5"x56 Toro Gordo
- Jet-black Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro wrappers
- Medium-bodied, but extremely rich
- Notes of cocoa, pepper, coffee, and cedar

Man O' War Side Project: Skull Crusher
- An innovative 5.75"x56 club-shaped figurado
- Thick, oily Pennsylvania Broadleaf maduro wrappers
- Brimming with complexity, full-bodied
- Notes of espresso, black pepper, honey

Man O’ War Side Project: Legion
- A whole lotta cigar, crafted in a 6.5” x 66 Gordo Extra shape
- 4-year-aged Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper
- Big, powerful, and full-bodied
- Notes of leather, pepper, and cocoa


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Size
Pack
In Stock
MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Profile
Shape
Wedge
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
52C (Wedge) (5.0"x52)
Box of 12
Backordered
$113.30
| save $28.31 25% off
$84.99
Profile
Shape
Wedge
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Wedge
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
52C (Wedge) (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$47.21
| save $4.71 10% off
$42.50
Profile
Shape
Wedge
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Little Devil (Corona) (5.5"x44)
Box of 20
In Stock
$138.45
| save $48.46 35% off
$89.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Little Devil (Corona) (5.5"x44)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$34.61
| save $3.36 10% off
$31.25
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Phalanx (Gordo) (6.5"x56)
Box of 12
In Stock
$113.30
| save $28.31 25% off
$84.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Phalanx (Gordo) (6.5"x56)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$47.21
| save $4.71 10% off
$42.50
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Skull Crusher (Figurado) (5.7"x56)
Box of 12
Backordered
$113.30
| save $28.31 25% off
$84.99
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Skull Crusher (Figurado) (5.7"x56)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$47.21
| save $4.71 10% off
$42.50
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.65 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 92 Ratings
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Consistent in flavor… luv the wedge shape… it is an unique change from traditional and box pressed cigars. Well made with and even draw…
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Good smoke all the way through
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This is a fantastic tasting cigar. It burns well and smells great. One of my new favorites!
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So far I've had 2 and both of them were a good cigar. Only issue I've had was that they have a hard draw to them. Seems to be wrapped very tight. But still an enjoyable cigar.
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Joe

The Devil's In the Details

Joe

Today, we live in the world of small batch. From the thousands of coffees and bourbons on the market to the bizarrely hipster artisanal water bars and toast houses (thanks, Portland!) it seems all you need to do to make a mark in this day and age is tell people something’s rare. Off-breed, exclusive, the forbidden fruit… I’m not even sure what artisanal means, really, but it’s damn provocative and gets the people going. 

And indeed, our beloved cigar hobby is no stranger to the limited-edition phenomenon. From anniversary releases to limited run productions, it seems like there’s more “small batch” cigars coming out every year than regular production ones. For this review, I’d like to dive into one of these rare gems from everyone’s favorite cigar manufacturer: AJ Fernandez. 

You may be familiar with AJ’s Man O’ War brand. If you’re not, stop what you’re doing, and go buy a 5-pack of the regular Man O’ War Toro, and a few Ruinations. Seriously. For those who’ve already been initiated, you know as well as I that this boutique blend from AJ’s factory is synonymous with full-flavor, full-bodied blends that are remarkably dark and rich.

Side Projects are tweaked, special edition versions of the Man O’ War brand, with each blend crafted in a single size that perfectly encapsulates the experience. Specifically, we’re going to dive into the Little Devil – a 5.5”x44 corona. For me, this is the perfect size. I know, I know, a ton of you out there prefer the value of Churchills and gordos, but I love smaller cigars and I always will. It’s tough for me to find a time frame I can really sit down and go through a whole 7”x54 monster in one sitting – plus, its way easier to burn through five or six cigars in a day when they’re robustos or coronas. 

Let’s get this out of the way up front — if you glance at this cigar’s smaller frame and assume it’s going to be short on flavor, you’re dead wrong. Incredibly full-bodied and heady, this firecracker packs a real punch. That’s thanks to the wrapper: utilizing a potent, extra-fermented Habano Sun Grown wrapper leaf from Nicaragua, Little Devil is (arguably) even more full-bodied than its full sized counterparts. 

Toasting the foot on this sucker, it reminded me immediately of some old school Don Pepin or Tatuaje brands. Loads of black pepper rush forth, but give it an inch or so, and things mellow out a little bit with the pepper replaced by roasted coffee, earth, cedar, and a rich, natural sweetness. It’s intense, for sure, but in all the right ways. 

Truth be told, this still isn’t my favorite Man O’ War, that honor goes (easily) to Ruination. Hell, it might even be my third favorite, behind Armada. But in this case, third place is still a gold medal – take the affordability into account, and Little Devil is a no-brainer that I can heartily recommend.