This new cigar was displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #15407) at the 2015 IPCPR Tradeshow in New Orleans, LA. This was one that all four of us were excited to try so we decided not to wait for a blind review, and tell you what we think right away.
“There were some really nice flavors here, but I felt the whole time like the construction was holding this cigar back. The problems with the burn and the constant feeling of having to smoke faster than I wanted really hurt its score. I would for sure try it again, maybe in a different vitola. I would recommend picking up a fiver based on the flavors, but be wary of the construction problems.” -Emmett (rhetorik)
“This was a very good experience. I would have liked a little more complexity and less harshness at the end, but I think with some age these will be great. There were some good, solid espresso and coffee flavors with a good kick of spice, so if those flavors sound like something you would enjoy, I would definitely recommend this cigar. If the price is right, I would pick up a box.” -Emmett (rhetorik)
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