*Note: this is not a blind review, this is just to give a quick take on a cigar I smoked.
I was sent this cigar as part of a Secret Santa exchange on the Reddit cigar sub-forum which can be found here. As part of the gift, I was instructed that I needed to post a review of the Egg on Reddit before I was able to open the rest of the package. I figured since I was reviewing the cigar, I would also share the review here. These cigars can be found pretty easily and there is also a Maduro version available.
It’s hard not to just notice the very unique shape and size of this cigar. There are some noticeable veins, but nothing too obtrusive. The wrapper appears to be applied well for this unique shape. As far as aroma, I got some faint sweet tobacco from the wrapper but a deeper tobacco aroma from the foot.
I get a little dry wood flavor on the pre-light draw with some slight spiciness on my lips. The strength is very mild and the dry woodiness is carrying into the actual flavor of the cigar lit. The smoke is drying on the palate and continues with a very mild strength. There is quite a bit of smoke coming off of the cigar in between draws.
No real transitions in the second third. Still the same light dry woodiness that was in the first third. The ash dropped in this third and a bit of harshness started, but after I did a purge, the harshness went away.
In the final third, woodiness continues, but then it begins to get bitter once the ring gauge starts to slim down. The bitterness continued the rest of the way.
The draw is one thing I was very curious about with this cigar. The draw was fairly open throughout the entire smoke. I prefer a little more restricted draw, but it didn’t seem to cause any issues.
The burn was pretty straight until it got to the point of the ring gauge really opening up and then it got fairly wavy. I wanted to let it try to self-correct as much as possible. I had to correct the burn twice as I started to get a run that would not be able to catch up on its own.
The construction seemed pretty solid. The ash held on for quite a bit, which surprised me. I didn’t run into any areas where the construction compromised the smoking experience.
This is definitely a novelty cigar. It is something people would smoke once for the experience, but I wouldn’t see anyone making this a cigar they would revisit. There wasn’t any flavor from it that was really enjoyable. It is something that you have to pay attention to in keeping the burn going consistently. Interesting experience, yes, but not something I would look to repeat.