Cigar Name: Drew Estate Egg Maduro (6 x 42)
Cigar Description: Maduro wrapper around Nicaraguan filler
Cigar Strength: Medium
Review of the Cigar itself: Sometimes ya just gotta try something because it exists. Kinda like deep fried oreos, coke or snickers. You know it’s bad but… When I saw the Egg on sale at half off with free shipping, I figure “What the hell”. It looked neat and the wrapper was a dark oily black oak colour and the tobacco aroma was a faint sweet scent. I was going to use the punch on this but the head was small and it was easier to cut it. Lighting it was fairly easy and the draw was surprisingly good.
Just.. no flavour. It took a few puffs before it really got going and then the flavour — a mild wet cedar taste — start to appear. The odor from the smoke seemed reminiscent of the Natural Dirt cigars. Those aren’t too bad if you have a sweeter tooth. The ash was a very light gray and seemed to have faint lines dissecting it. It generated quite a bit of smoke as long as it was going quickly. With this kind of cigar, it’s really important to ensure that you continuously puff it every 20-30 seconds, particularly once you get into the egg. I had to relight it a few times and it made me think of an Olympic torch once.
I think the bulbous egg diffuses the normal dirt flavour and gives it a more wetter taste. Even as I go into the egg portion itself, the flavour didn’t get any better. Not that it got any worse but it left me wanting. As I tried to get through the egg itself, there was a point — about halfway through the egg itself — where I couldn’t take it any more and actually stopped. While it is a novelty and such, as a cigar — ya. Not so much.
Enjoyed with: water and coffee
Smoke time: approximately 60 minutes
Final Review Rating: 4/10