Room 101 One Shot One Kill NYC Edition Chingonazo – Cigar Review

Today I am reviewing the Limited Edition Room 101 One Shot One Kill NYC (You can read my review of the regular release version here).  The Room 101 One Shot One Kill NYC Edition was made exclusively for Cigar Inn in Manhattan, which is evident on the foot band where it says “EXCLUSIVE ONE SHOT ONE KILL CIGAR INN NYC”. Only 100 boxes of each of the four sizes of the OSOK NYC were produced for a total of 400 boxes.

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Size: 6 x 60
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Binder: Honduran Corojo Seco
Filler: Honduran Corojo & Dominican Piloto
Strength: Medium to Full
Body: Full
Flavor: Medium to Full
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1

Construction and Appearance: The OSOK NYC comes wrapped in a very similar packaging to the regular OSOK. Each cigar is wrapped in tissue paper then also wrapped in a black and white print. The print kind of looks like a cross between an Asian or Aztec skull. Once you remove the print and the tissue paper you get down to the good stuff.

The OSOK NYC features two bands, the top one is the same as the regular OSOK, which is black with silver writing. Written on the top band is “O.S.O.K” in large letters and “Room101 LTD” below. The second band is a foot band which says “212” in silver on black, which is the New York City area code. On the side is written “EXCLUSIVE ONE SHOT ONE KILL CIGAR INN NYC”.

The wrapper of the OSOK NYC is a very dark brown with a light reddish hue. The construction is very seamless, and there are some light veins with a nice rich oil. The OSOK NYC is topped off with a slightly generous triple cap and is well packed with a nice weight to it.

Flavor and Notes: The wrapper of the OSOK NYC has notes of coffee bean, wood, cocoa, and a bit of earth. The foot has a scent of coffee bean, cedar, floral notes, earth, and a light herbal scent. To prepare smoking the OSOK NYC, I use a slight straight cut on the cap, and on the cold draw there are flavors of coffee bean, hay, cedar, a floral tone, and a slight mineral flavor as well.

Smoking Characteristics: The OSOK NYC kicks off with a blend of bittersweet chocolate, coffee bean, mineral tones, wood, and a little spice. The first few draws are a bit loose, but the body of smoke is very full and smooth. After a few draws, the draw resistance increases, with the flavor and smoke production remaining very constant. The flavor is only about medium in intensity, but very sharp and defined, with just a bit of coffee bean and wood spice finishing on the palate between draws. In terms of strength, this first third is about medium, with a nice buzz starting to set in early on.

Into the second third of the OSOK NYC, the notes of bittersweet chocolate turn into more of a dark chocolate. The notes of spice, coffee bean, wood, and mineral tone all remain in the blend as well. The draw is excellent, easily providing a full body of rich, cool, smooth smoke with the perfect resistance. The flavor is quite wonderful, it has grown in intensity a bit, and has a nice crisp and sharp feel to it. The strength remains in the medium range, but does increase just a little bit. The burn is very sharp, and the ash holds firmly till the inch point.

During the final third of the OSOK NYC, the notes of dark chocolate, spice, coffee bean, wood, and mineral tones all continue. In this third the dark chocolate and spice really dominate the blend, with the other flavors playing secondary roles. The flavor is still a bit more subtle and clean, coming in at only a medium to full intensity. The strength finally pushes past the medium range, becoming medium to full providing a wonderful buzz. The construction remains excellent, the ash holding well past the inch point, and the burn remaining quite sharp. The draw is amazing, easily providing a full body of the rich, cool, smoke. The OSOK NYC smokes cool to the nub, remaining firm all the way to the end.

Conclusion: The OSOK NYC has a phenomenal blend of flavors that are rich, well blended, and have a nice clean subtlety to them. While there isn’t much of an evolution to the OSOK NYC, at least compared to most Room 101 cigars I’ve smoked, I have to say I love how clean and crisp the flavors are in this blend. The construction stands up very well, no issues with the burn, draw, or ash. If you can find these, they are very limited, pick them up right away! We love Billy, Bass, and Gus. They ship for free and you can call them from noon-midnight daily 1-877-7-CIGAR

Rating: 93

MSRP: $15.00