Smoky, even whenst held-up 'gainst other Drew Estate offerings. Excellent draw. Burns a bit wobbled -- self-corrects all but once. There is some crackling of final-third top-leaf, but I am smoking out-side in a damp fog, yer mileage very-well may vary. Ash grows in a dense silver-heather sheath. Seams hold well as doth cap/shoulder on-down to cool nub.
Front-loaded with peppercorn and cayenne through the first-inch. Espresso bean. Black walnut and cherry. Prunes and a wood array which picks up char in final-third. A fleeting 2/3 citrus addition to on-board cream. Leathery mouth, stiff at first then of fatty-meatinesses.
BINDER: Honduran Habano
FILLER: Florida Sun Grown & Nicaragua
FORMAT: Belicoso 6 1/2 x 52
ORIGIN: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, Nicaragua
BLENDER: Willy Herrera
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
Buy: Drew Estate Florida Sun Grown Belicoso at: Cigars City
Drew Estate is a sponsor of mine. That fact hath no bearing on this review.
"THE MONK REPLIED"