3/30/16

Project X: Offering #9 - Blind Review (Drew Estate Papas Frita)


'Natch by now, I will break down flavors into categories as you will see below. I then shall note any flavor which arises. Too, I will grade according to my K A P L O W I T Z Scale guidelines. This all shall be noted and notated at every 1/2 in lieu of 1/3 (as this is a cute lil shorty).

I will then offer a final grade ruling. THEN, on ye next Radio Herf (check yer local listings), Mr. Darryl Martin shall reveal what it is that I reviewed. We'll kibbitz 'bout it.

Blind review, yes? Oh, yes. Blind review.

THE CIGAR
*classified*
Dark n Tiny
DECLASSIFIED
Drew Estate Liga Privada
Unico Serie Papas Fritas
4 1/2 x 44
Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper
Brazilian Mata Fina binder
Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers
ACT I

FLAVORS
Animal: Venison. Gamey. (Each a vibe.)
Sweet: Bittersweet. Chocolate/cocoa. Blackberry. Fresh fruit. Molasses.
Spicy: Black pepper. Licorice/anise. Mulling spice. Cloves. Ginger.
Woody: Aromatic tobacco. Cedar. Wine cask. Toasted.
Vegetal: Alfalfa. Floral.
Earthy: Manure. Peat.

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K being the least, Z the greatest
Appearance I
Construction W
Combustion I
Flavors/Body W
Strength A

NOTES
Was this thing supposed to have an innie bellybutton open cap?
Chocolate is heavy on fruit.
Mulling spice is heavy on orange peel.
Excellent construction. Great draw.
Combustion is very good. Paced somewhat quickly. Perhaps unevenly.
Eyebrow raising exotic spices.
Apple, apple core, apple wood.
Almost a liquid smoke vibe throughout (Especially on RH.)
Mouth-feel is a tick heavy on moisture.
Wine cask flies high.
Shoulder comes loose.
A thinned out coffee vibe.
Lotsa "vibes."
Produce peppers and their juice (hot sauce) come in at the end.
ACT II

FLAVORS
Meat: BBQ (Vibe). Musk.
Sweet: Bittersweet. Chocolate/cocoa (less). Blackberry. Fresh fruit. Black cherry.
Spicy: Black pepper (sharper). Licorice/anise (more). Mulling spice. Cloves. Ginger. Salt
Woody: Aromatic tobacco. Cedar. Wine cask. Toasted. Mesquite (at end).
Vegetal: Alfalfa. Floral (more). Herbs.
Earthy: Peat. Espresso (Americano).

K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
Appearance I
Construction O
Combustion W
Flavors/Body O
Strength I

NOTES
Liquid pepper/smoke make a liquid feel.
Even though ^ mouth finds a less drooly moisture.
Here comes the nic.
Clean.
BBQ seems to want to amp up, doesn't. Dies back.
I get some bottom of old lady's purse perfume'd candy.
Seams loosen aheada burn.
Nic nic nic.
Musk comes in to balance liquid.
Salty lips.
Mesquite/hickory mix I won't mention up-top. Unsteady vibe.
Liquid notes. Almost all else is hinted at in varying levels of vibe.
I think nic is the draw here. Not flavor. But flavors are quite interesting.
Goes out! Re-light.
Apple apple apple (Not listed on flavor chart).
Almost tastes flavored (throughout). Cool.
Smoke stays cool. Cool.
Red spice rack.
Nic dials bac.
Verily, a clean finish.

SMOKE TIME
60mins
(approx. I'm a man, not a watch, dammit.)

FINAL GRADE
****B+****
(Ya like that, Mr. Martin, sir?)

REMEMBER: Tune into the next Radio Herf (check local listings) for the reveal.
POSTSCRIPT: In the interest of uniformity, I will be working from a flavor chart via Stogie Fresh.

2 comments:

Darryl Martin said...

I still would rate this cigar an A-!! LOL

Kap Kaplowitz said...

Dammit, Mr. Martin!