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eggopp
15-05-2010, 11:46 PM
I was fortunate enough to be bombed with a Drew Estate EGG by our very own Shuckin... This is the most oddest cigar ive seen, but i smoked it tonight and although not very good at reviews.. here goes

This 'Egg' has been sitting in my Humi for about 2 weeks, i was waiting for it to hatch with lots of little cigarlings.. however i regret it didnt get much chance..

I lit this little beauty up in the normal manner, the end was about the thickness of a panatella and i figured it would be difficult to smoke, the first inch took just a matter of minutes to burn down, it started off smooth and creamy, very easy on the pallette almost to mild.

Then the burn reached the start to the egg and the whole world began to change. Made up of 4 different type of leaf, i immediatly began to notice some changes, the smoke was white and thick and it smelt delightfull. It started off with an even burn for about 10 to 15 minutes. Tasted in the first few moments of the actual egg of a mixture of light spices and that taste of autumn leaf as your walking through leaves kicking them and causing that damp smelling autumn dust, memories of childhood playing in leaves abound.

As the egg began to burn deeper, the flavours moved from light to a heavy taste of spices, gentle chocolate and almost a herbal yet relaxing taste.. So far so good, i wondered how the rest would be. The box says it takes 2 hours to burn and it took just a little more.

The egg began to burn un even but not to be detered continued to smoke it turning it with each intake trying to even the burn without success. When the egg started to get to the centre it began to change in flavour, almost oily and bitter, a bitterness ive come to taste in many nicaraguan sticks, there was a light saltyness which seemed to balance the bitterness really well.

By the time the egg was burning in the middle, halfway through, the bitterness became sweet and and the saltyness soon vanished leaving me with the sweet taste of gently roasted nuts mixed with popcorn. The centre section of the Egg was the best Nicaraguan sensation ive ever had pleasure to smoke.

Once passed the centre it was like smoking the egg in reverse, the sensations of the afore mentioned flavours retuning but in reverse order..

Towards the end due to the heat, the cigar began to soften, not in flavour but in texture, it became difficult to hold due to becoming spongy but that didnt seem to matter, it was a delight to smoke.

Id like to thank Shuckins for sending me this delightful cigar it was fabulous.. Heres some pics..

Lionhound
15-05-2010, 11:58 PM
Sounds like an interesting smoke. Think you'd get some strange looks smoking it in a public place though, must be the weirdest looking smoke ever.

Habana-Habanos
16-05-2010, 12:36 AM
Awesome!

kingcohiba
16-05-2010, 01:19 AM
you are the first guy i have ever heard of that actually smoked one of those! i have often wondered how those would burn. looks to me like it went just fine. nice review. sounds like a typical drew estate natural. they make another cigar in their natural line thats worth trying. its called the Elixir 550. very good smoke imo. glad to see you liked the egg. a good cigar for a guy with your handle! haha:rock:

Cristoph
16-05-2010, 02:00 AM
Wow. I've seen those quite often in the shops here but never knew anyone who had actually smoked one. Nice review. I've come to really like Drew Estates cigars, at least the non-aromatic ones anyway. The Liga Privada #9 is one of the finest cigars I've ever smoked , NC OR CC. As a matter of fact, I just nubbed a Blue RIbbon maduro corona which is a limited run of bundled seconds they just released. Mildish but very tasty. And cheap!!:rock:

68TriShield
16-05-2010, 02:46 AM
Having smoked a couple of these over the years,I will say it was a fun and interesting experience :smoke:

Big J
16-05-2010, 04:01 AM
It sure is one funky looking cigar.

jibjob79
16-05-2010, 07:00 AM
Nice review eggy, sounds like a fun smoke. Does anyone know where you can get hold of one in the UK? My googlefu is weak this morning as i nurse a bit of a baggy head this morning. When did my keyboard get so loud?

cj121
16-05-2010, 07:06 AM
Nice to see you cracked it Eggy:rolleyes::smile:

Nice read and write up, thanks for taking the time:thumb:

r0lan6
16-05-2010, 07:54 AM
The bitterness you described when you reached the middle kind of reminded me of the time I smoked that Chinchalero torpedo (a burnt bitter strong experience!). The privacy (with the inclusion of your photo-report!) of your own home seems the more appropriate place to smoking this unusual looking wonder!

A great review nonetheless! :smile:

El Catador
16-05-2010, 09:28 AM
Wow! Nice job eggy.

Last time I saw someone smoking a 'cone' that shape was in the 'Dam.
Glad to see you had better luck with yours than he did (ended up on his back, complete wipe-out).

eggopp
16-05-2010, 10:14 AM
Yes El Cat.. it took me 2 hours and 15 minutes to smoke from start to finish, i had to keep opening my patio door as the smoke was getting a little like 18th century smog!

However ive had smaller cigars with much more kick than the EGG, it was a very satisfying smoke from start to finish, even the bitterness was manageable.. in the centre.

However, if i had realised it was going to committ me to that much time i may have smoked it during the day, it just happened i started to watch the original Die Hard Movie on TV that i wasnt pushed for time.

My living room still smells of cigar mixture and smoke this morning so its a good job the ex left 2 years ago, otherwise by now i would be looking at a review on 'GBH of the Ear' :eek:

shuckins
16-05-2010, 12:28 PM
great review and pics!
i'm glad you had some fun and smoked it...

peanutpete
16-05-2010, 03:16 PM
Wow! Nice job eggy.

Last time I saw someone smoking a 'cone' that shape was in the 'Dam.
Glad to see you had better luck with yours than he did (ended up on his back, complete wipe-out).



ahh you saw me than:canabis:

DeadBase
16-05-2010, 05:05 PM
... although not very good at reviews.. here goes.

I for one like your reviewing style, please continue!

nicwing
16-05-2010, 06:30 PM
Nice review Eggy old chap, I wouldn't worry about your style, tell it like it is.

What an extra ordinary stogie, I was only just talking about the egg with Jimmea yesterday as he was trying to get the Cuban roller to make one for him when he was in town last time.

That's one hell of a smoke, I wonder what ring gauge and length of traditional cigar that amount of tobacco would make. :rolleyes:

tippexx
17-05-2010, 08:37 AM
Well done Eggy, good review mate!

What's your next step ..... traffic cone filled with Old Holborn?

G-man
20-05-2010, 01:11 AM
Egg foo Young

That was a wonderful review style. Not scripted and very honest . I find you to be a true LOTL and call um as you taste them. A no nonsense cigar reviewer :41:

http://tonycasas.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/drew_estate_egg_2.jpg

eggopp
20-05-2010, 06:54 AM
Oohh a Maduro Egg.. :smoke: