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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan18 View Post
    I have so far smoke the following drew estates: Dirty Rat & Unico L40, they were both exceptional sticks. Flawless construction nice earthy slightly spicy flavour with a hint of coffee, thick oily smoke and cool smoking until the very end. Not as complex as a good cuban can be and without huge flavour evolution - they tend to be very consistent from beginning to end. To me they tick all the boxes for a cuban alternative but I have to admit the price point at least in the UK is a bit high. I have a box of the T52 robustos, I will smoke one soon and write down my thoughts.
    Thanks for sharing your tasting notes Spartan, sure others will find them useful too. We look fwd to hearing about the Robusto T52.
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    So, today I smoked the Drew Estate Undercrown Robusto. The undercrown being the lesser brother of the Liga Privada with the story behind the brand being that the rollers in the factory were smoking too many of the Ligas to the point of making them extinct (����) so the Boss had to tell them to back off and find a replacement with something similar but made with more available tobaccos...as such the Undercrown was born. The cigar was of flawless construction similar to the Drew Estate quality standards.

    Pre light draw was of musty earth and hints of spice, easy draw. Fired up the cigar has an earthy base with light spice and coffee with the spice increasing on intensity up to the mid of the cigar. Thinner in mouthfeel and intensity of flavour to the Unico L40 and the Dirty Rat I had before this. The cigar finishes with the earth taking a step back and the spices increasing.

    I was not blown away, I cannot fault in the way it smokes or the taste but I found it less interesting than the ligas and the price (not the size) are not that different. Would I buy another single...yes, would I buy a box, no.

    Next one will be one of my T52s when I am back in Aberdeen and of course weather permitting. I also have my eye on the Liga 9 and the Norteņo.

    I hope the above helps....I was very lucky to enjoy the stick in beautiful Greek autumn weather (26C) and with a superbly made cappuccino (Guatemalan bean).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan18 View Post
    So, today I smoked the Drew Estate Undercrown Robusto. The undercrown being the lesser brother of the Liga Privada with the story behind the brand being that the rollers in the factory were smoking too many of the Ligas to the point of making them extinct (����) so the Boss had to tell them to back off and find a replacement with something similar but made with more available tobaccos...as such the Undercrown was born. The cigar was of flawless construction similar to the Drew Estate quality standards.

    Pre light draw was of musty earth and hints of spice, easy draw. Fired up the cigar has an earthy base with light spice and coffee with the spice increasing on intensity up to the mid of the cigar. Thinner in mouthfeel and intensity of flavour to the Unico L40 and the Dirty Rat I had before this. The cigar finishes with the earth taking a step back and the spices increasing.

    I was not blown away, I cannot fault in the way it smokes or the taste but I found it less interesting than the ligas and the price (not the size) are not that different. Would I buy another single...yes, would I buy a box, no.

    Next one will be one of my T52s when I am back in Aberdeen and of course weather permitting. I also have my eye on the Liga 9 and the Norteņo.

    I hope the above helps....I was very lucky to enjoy the stick in beautiful Greek autumn weather (26C) and with a superbly made cappuccino (Guatemalan bean).

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    Great review i have a couple of these resting in toro size.

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