Drew Estate Cigars
Blackened S84 Shade to Black in Robusto by Drew Estate

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaragua, Pennsylvania – USA
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Cascade Cigar Tobacco and Pipe
Date Purchased: April 3, 2024
Price: $10.50
Date Smoked: April 10, 2024
Quantity: 1

Blackened S84 Shade to Black in Robusto by Drew Estate

First Third:
The first puff delivers plenty of natural tobacco flavors of cedar, a creamy sweetness, and hints of white pepper. The retrohale brings more white pepper spice and a creamy smooth smoke texture.

Second Third:
As we move into the second third, notes of cedar and white pepper notes continue. The retrohale maintains a white pepper spice with a splash of milk chocolate.

Third Third:
The final act delivers pretty much the same except ramped up up a bit… creamy sweetness from the first third, a newfound nuttiness, like roasted peanuts. The cedar notes from earlier resurface, providing a woody balance. The retrohale is a white pepper bite with a touch of lingering spice and a hint of floral earthiness.

Smoke Time: 90 minutes

Until next time…
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1