Opus X Chili Pepper 2008

I have been waiting for one of these for years. I was gifted one by a good friend from PA. When I first heard of these, I didn't believe they existed. But...Well I love the coffin presentation. As you can see it was a beautiful stick. The wrapper was a rosado red, very oily in sheen and to the touch. Nice 


Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 5 x 55
Shape: Chili Pepper Vitola
Wrapper: Opus X Rosado Wrapper
Binder: Opus X Rosado
Filler: Opus X blend
Strength: Medium Full

I clipped the cap and took a dry draw to reveal a cayenne pepper before even lighting it up. I had high expectations of this vitola so I couldn't wait to put fire to this one.


As I lit my cigar and I had my first taste revealing a slightly creamy but peppery spice. The burn was even and my ash was very light gray. The very tip fell off quick. I was surprised at that but as I progressed into the first portion, I started to get the strength of this stick. I was glad that I ate before this one. The ash started to grow, still light gray and much sturdier at this point. The smoke was dense and the flavor, amazing.

As I entered the second third, I was still amazed at the spice on my tongue.

Entering the third part, the ash was hanging on. The stick became an experience. The finish was insane. The last picture was not the end. I couldn't stop.  

All I can say was that my expectations were exceeded. If you like Opus, you definitely need to try one.

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