The Asylum 13 has been...
I had no idea what to expect from an 80 ring gauge cigar. I also had no idea how to cut it. Most cutters max out at just over 60 ring gauge, so I opted to punch the center of the cap. And then punch four more times around the center punch. The draw was smooth and spicy and immediately recognizable as an Asylum 13. Getting the foot lit wasn't as challenging as I thought it would be, with the help of a quad-flame torch lighter.
It's difficult to make a consistently burning cigar in this size, and it did require some touching up and relighting, and the ash tended to flake more than usual. I was surprised that the volume of the smoke produced wasn't that much different than any of the other Asylum cigars, and the huge size did make smoking somewhat awkward.
Overall, this is a great cigar if you want to get noticed. Everyone who saw me smoking it commented on it (best comment of the day "That's bigger than my dog"). If you're looking for the consistency and flavor you expect in the Asylum 13s, I'd suggest one of the smaller ring gauges in the line, but if curiosity gets the best of you, and you have an hour and half to kill, give it a try. It will, at the very least, give you a story to tell.