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Man O' War Side Projects

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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: 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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Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Man O' War Side Projects Phalanx (Gordo) (6.5"x56)
Sale
Pack of 5
In Stock
$52.30
| save $32.31 62% off
$19.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Phalanx (Gordo) (6.5"x56)
Box of 12
In Stock
$125.52
| save $31.53 25% off
$93.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Skull Crusher (Figurado) (5.7"x56)
Box of 12
Out Of Stock
$125.52
| save $31.53 25% off
$93.99
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Skull Crusher (Figurado) (5.7"x56)
Pack of 5
Out Of Stock
$52.30
| save $6.31 12% off
$45.99
Profile
Shape
Figurado
Wrapper
Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Mexican
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Little Devil (Corona) (5.5"x44)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$153.60
| save $38.61 25% off
$114.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Little Devil (Corona) (5.5"x44)
Pack of 5
Out Of Stock
$38.40
| save $4.41 11% off
$33.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.64 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 113 Ratings
Customer Reviews of "Man O' War Side Projects"
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3 out of 5
even burn, good ash, wrapper peeled apart
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4 out of 5
This was a nice surprise. I was expecting a short burn time. But as I learned it was over 40 minutes. They have a nice aroma to me. When I burn one, it's a relaxing time forgetting the day.
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5 out of 5
Draw is normal and it burns fairly evenly for a long cigar. The smoke is flavorful but not overwhelming. It is a nice cigar to have with a glass of wine or scotch.
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5 out of 5
Great stick. Tons of flavor.
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5 out of 5
Discovered these little Tasty devils thru the Man O' War side projects sampler.. my favorite of the batch.. I was happy to see them on sale separately... and snatched up several packs.. Earthy/woody/nutty are the flavors i enjoy most in cigars.. and these deliver...
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4 out of 5
Firecracker is what this cigar should of been named. A AJ corona that has the blast of a Robusto or Toro. Cherry wrapper that burns fairly long (45mins). Plenty of AJ patented spice. Burns even with a easy draw. Nothing negative to say about this little cigar. Only full bodied smokers should dare to smoke. Bravo
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4 out of 5
Very nice wrapper and flavor is alittle harsh but still a nice cigar
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5 out of 5
Fine cigar , cool size
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5 out of 5
You can’t go wrong with these sticks. Well balanced smoke.
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4 out of 5
Very nice smoke!
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4 out of 5
Medium medium-full full strength, draws like a pencil, smokes like a chimney. First third is oak and leather. Coffee and pepper second third, sweetened toward the end when things strengthen up to full body and full flavor.
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5 out of 5
Smooth burn from start to finish with a consistent draw and its a good 1.5 hour experience - no complaints at all!
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5 out of 5
Excellent cigar- good draw, consistent burn, rich smoke. Consistent flavor
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4 out of 5
Excellent pace excellent taste Has a smooth aroma dark chocolate taste the size of absolutely fantastic
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5 out of 5
Worth the special pricing. Smooth
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5 out of 5
This was a tasty cigar on par with the Ruination. It burned evenly. The draw was a little tight but acceptable
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5 out of 5
Awesome draw great burn and lots of smoke will buy again
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5 out of 5
Great cigar with a perfect draw, long burning. Has not disappointed me once.
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5 out of 5
Oh ya.. This cigar has the same delicious flavor from the light up to the stub…
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5 out of 5
Very nice
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5 out of 5
If you like a pepper forward smoke this is a winner. Clean burn line, good smoking speed and held ash forever. Shouldnt be a "side project". Should be a main staple. Of 10 plus man o war sticks ive tried this one is the hands down winner.
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5 out of 5
Nice draw, even burn, great smoke!!!
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5 out of 5
The Side Projects "Little Devil" is one of my favorite cigars. A very easy and comfortable smoke. I would recommend them since I always took one to three of these out to field training exercises when I was in the Army. They certainly kept me company during an incoming fire in Afghanistan. So, again, I highly recommend them in stressful situations. Thank you, Man O' War.
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3 out of 5
An ok cigar, but just ok
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5 out of 5
one i keep stocked in my Humidor
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5 out of 5
Little devils make everyday taste like a special day
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5 out of 5
Well constructed sticks with a good draw and even burn. The smoke is thick with a full flavor and a good amount of pepper.
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4 out of 5
Draw, smoke and burn were excellent. I was somewhat disappointed with the cover leaf as it began to peel about halfway thru the burn.
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5 out of 5
The cigar has a great burn all the way. It started with a lot of spice and ended smooth. Great smoke. Love this website.
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4 out of 5
Good draw with a nice even burn. Wasn't sure what to expect from this side project but I would definitely buy again!
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4 out of 5
The tobacco leaf (as advertised) full bodied and enjoyable, however, the wrapper was dry and unraveled. Overall 3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
With a V cut had a nice draw but occasionally on a couple of them got an uneven burn. Not bad for the price.
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5 out of 5
Great cigar ! As always AJ hits a home run!
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5 out of 5
Still oily they were delivered so fresh. Can't wait to see the Churchill.. 5stars
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5 out of 5
Good smoke all the way through
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5 out of 5
This is a fantastic tasting cigar. It burns well and smells great. One of my new favorites!
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4 out of 5
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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5 out of 5
Man o war phalanx is another winner by A.J. Fernandez. Great cigar.
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4 out of 5
nice smoke
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4 out of 5
Man O' War always does a great job, and this side project is no exception. Medium Bold flavor, and great packaging! Armada is still the king, but these are a very nice switch-up.
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3 out of 5
It was a good smoke. Not the best of Man O' War, but decent cigar none the less. I'd say its more of a casual smoke.
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5 out of 5
very good
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5 out of 5
I have bought nearly 120 of these cigars and smoked most of them. The foot order fantastic. Flavor spicy and on point. Heavy yum. Good off the truck but suggest keeping in your humidor for a few weeks otherwise they will crack apart on the cut. Flavor doesn't change even after 2 years in the humidor
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5 out of 5
I love this cigar perfect ash even before you lite up this thing has a great aroma
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4 out of 5
Very good draw even burn and thick smoke
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5 out of 5
Enjoyable cigar for relaxing. Smooth draw with no harshness and even slow burn. Never had to do a relight. Same smooth flavor the hour plus smoke.
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3 out of 5
Burn 5 star draw 5 stars taste 2 flavor 2
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5 out of 5
Very tasty smoke!
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5 out of 5
Absolutely amazing cigar
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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.