Opus X Belicoso XXX

MSRP: $121.50
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Opus X Belicoso XXX is an ultra rare cigar produced in extremely limited quantity. This masterful blend created in the Tabacalera factory in the Dominican Republic features an exquisite blend of Domincan tobacco fillers and binder finished with a one of a kind dark and oily Rosado leaf wrapper grown in a tropical river valley in the Dominican. The Opus X Belicoso XXX is one of the world's finest cigars and has earned a high 95 rating from Cigar Aficionado and was ranked the number three cigar in the world in 2010. The Belicoso XXX is the shortest vitola in the Opus X line of cigars but it remains a full flavored power house. Experience notes of earth and leather with a sweet finish tinged with the flavor of whisky. Due to the rarity of this cigar, we can only fullfill one order of six cigars per customer. Opus X Belicoso XXX is 4 5/8 x 59 and is truly a rare treat.  

Cigar Size Cigar Quantity Cigar Wrapper Cigar Quantity Cigar Filler Cigar Strength Cigar Origin
 4 5/8 x 49 (Torpedo)  6 Pack     Dominican     Dominican     Dominican Strength Full   Dominican Republic 

Fuente Fuente Opus X

Tasting Notes

My #5 is a beautiful, tightly packed 4.8 by 40 stick. It is quite small. So, I will do the review in two sections. The wrapper is smooth, quite oily (almost sticky) with minimal veins. There are pungent notes of cedar, citrus, and spice on the shaft and foot. The triple cap is flawlessly applied. Actually, I couldn't even see the seams without gawking.
The cold draw gave off notes of earthy tobacco with a hint of sweet fruit.

First Half

My #5 opens with a peppery kick, lots of smoke output, and a rich, creamy base. The pepper is not the hot kind, but rather a warm spicy miasma with underlying cedar, leather, and rich tobacco flavors. And the finish! The finish is long, way longer than I have had in a long time. It is sweet and cedary with creamy coffee notes, fleeting baking spice notes (or was it cinnamon), and a robust tobacco and leather base.

This cigar is complex! The flavors don't just stick out or starkly transition from one to the other. Instead, they wash over your palate with wave after wave of different notes blended into one beautiful profile. The smoke is thick, chewy, and aromatic. It smells like cedar and flowers. The ash is a tightly packed white and light-grey combo that held up to 2 inches.

Final Half

On the halfway mark, the creamy profile thickened. Also, the strength went up from a medium in the first half to full. I can feel the nicotine in my head though it's not the kind that knocks you upside the head. The pepper recedes to the back while earth, leather, spice, and sweet tobacco dominate the palate. Still, the finish is quite long with very thick creamy coffee notes and spice lingering until the next draw.

Towards the nub, the strength kicks up a notch. The flavor profile remains the same. And by the same, I mean thoroughly complex and enjoyable. Mine was a one-hour smoke. I know, right? It is a real slow burner and very satisfying. You may want to eat first before taking on this little stogie, or your knees will buckle halfway down the smoke.

Overall Review

Opus X Perfecxion No. 5 Pack

The Opus X cigars are definitely worth the hype. Even though opinions vary, we can all agree this is a complex smoke that is excellently constructed and executed. I have to point out, though, that you may not enjoy this cigar as much when it's new. Aging these babies adds tons of complexity and mellows out the pepper and spice.

The result is a mature and captivating warm cedar-infused cinnamon comingled with leather, coffee bean, nutmeg, cocoa, and a myriad of other amazing flavors. Also, be sure to grab these whenever they are in stock. Opus X cigars are notoriously rare, mainly because only about 700,000 of these babies go into the market every year.

SKU:
OPBEL6
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit
SKU:
OPBEL6
Category:
Premium Cigars
Product Type:
Cigar
Manufacturer:
Arturo Fuente
Brand:
Opus X
Wrapper Type:
Dominican
Wrapper:
Dominican
Binder:
Dominican
Filler:
Dominican
Origin:
Dominican Republic
Ring Gauge:
49
Length:
4 5/8
Shape:
Torpedo
Strength:
Full
Quantity:
6
Package Type:
Pack
Rating:
88
Package Count:
6
Price Per Cigar:
$17.5
Gift Type:
Wedding
Flavored:
No
Filtered:
No
Little:
No
Groupon:
No
Discontinued:
No
Buy 1 Get 1:
No
Free Gift:
No
Free Shipping:
No
Suscribe:
No
90+ Rated:
No
Limited Edition:
No
Rare Cigar:
Yes
Top 25 Brand:
No
Aficionado Top 25:
No
Staff Pick:
No