Cigar: Drew Estates UnderCrown
Size: 5 5/8 x 46 (Corona Viva)
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Negro
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina & Nicaraguan Habano
Smoke Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Price: $8 -$10
Just a quick background note: I smoked this cigar on the morning of Fathers Day, while I was smoking ribs on the grill (awesome way to start a day). I had some black coffee, community dark roast, along with it. I have smoked all of the Undercrown vitola's, and this is my third corona viva. I know several puffers have already posted reviews on this stick recently, but I want to post mine anyways because I need to practice reviewing more.
The construction was very good on this stick. The veins are minimal but very pronounced. The wrapper has a chocolate brown color with oily sheen. Just looking at this cigar is enough to make your mouth water. The smell of the wrapper and foot give of a hay, and rich chocolate smell, which is amazing. The band is very cool looking with the Lion head atop the upside down crown. The blue and gold colors compliment each other well. This cigar was built for eye appeal... It smells amazing, looks good enough to eat, and feels great in the hand. 5 dancing bananas out of 5 on this!
Smoking Experience/Flavor: /5
The first third was good with lots of choclate flavors, and a slight coffee in the background. There is a definate earth/woody flavor at the base, but the changng chocolate notes stood out the most to me. The second third was much like the first, but a spicy note crept in here and there. It was a very mild spice, and complimented the chocolate/coffee very well. The final third was almost all coffee/esspresso, with a slight spicy flavor as it heated up. Good flavor profile, good complexity, and kept me interested, which I loved! I have heard others call this vitola a med to full. My preference is full bodied, and I smoke cigarettes, so my palate may be hindered, but I would say this cigar never go above medium bodied, and medium strenght. 5 cow poops out of 5 on the flavor.