Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Cigar Forums > Island (The other ones) Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
Ratters
Have My Own Room
 
Ratters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,848
Trading: (2)
Ratters is a jewel in the roughRatters is a jewel in the roughRatters is a jewel in the roughRatters is a jewel in the rough
Default The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Cigar: Drew Estate Egg Maduro
Wrapper: Maduro
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: Egg 6x42/70/42
Price: $12.99 at CI. They were $20 at my local B&M.



Setting: Sitting in the garage, about 50 degrees out at 3pm. Considering cranking on the heater. Pairing the smoke with a Barq's.



Pre-light: Well, the "cigar" comes in its own coffin packed with tobacco leaves. The cigars wrapper was a deep chocolate brown, with smallish veins. It had a couple patches as well as one hole that was left unpatched about 2mm big. The smoke is pretty firmly packed with only a couple soft spots. The smell off the foot is light and smells faintly like Captain Black pipe tobacco. I cut the cap and the pre-light draw was snug with the same CB flavor.



First Third: The cigar lit up easily enough, and the smoke was light and had that kind of roasty pipe tobacco taste to it. Nothing nauseating yet, but I can tell I'm going to be in for a long day. The flavors and finish are very mild, not sure if that is a complaint or a blessing. About 3/4" in I had to touch it up as the burn was getting overyly wonky. The draw is still a bit tough so I tried another cut of the cap. Didn't help. I'm hoping it will open up as I get to the 'egg' part of the smoke, as I'm starting to get a headache suckin on this thing like a too thick milkshake. This thing gives of a crazy amount of resting smoke. Wish that much came out of the foot. Sort of.



Second Third: The draw has freed up a bit, but I think it was some mashing around the head that did it. The flavors are of light cocoa and a slight woody taste. Ok, just got back from throwing up. Seriously. Don't think it was the flavors of the cigar, I think it was due to drawing so hard I inhaled. Eh, back to the grind. The body of the smoke is still mild and the finish is short. Though the Totino's pizza I had for lunch an hour ago has added a nice piquant pepperoni flavor to the aftertaste. I'm surprised, as part of the natural line, that this has no "infused" flavor to it, just mild tobacco. As the burn gets to the center of the egg the cigar gets very soft. The middle third takes a painfully long time to smoke through.



Final thoughts: Ok, I hope you guys will forgive me, but the headache and continuing dry heaves are compelling me to call it quits. I really wanted to take this one to the end, but sadly it's not to be. Thanks Patrick for the opprotunity to enjoy this gem.

Smoke again: No thanks
Buy again: Didn't buy this one, but no.
Reccommend: Depends on how much I dislike the guy.
Ratters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 05:44 PM   #2
G G
BR549
 
G G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Taylor, FL.
Posts: 12,235
Trading: (10)
Bolivar
G G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud ofG G has much to be proud of
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

nice review.
__________________

I did not!
G G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
Doctorossi
Have My Own Room
 
Doctorossi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 1,682
Trading: (8)
Punch
Doctorossi will become famous soon enoughDoctorossi will become famous soon enough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratters View Post
Hey, man... you gonna eat that drumstick?
__________________
Marvin Shanken is a terrific guy... for me to poop on!
Doctorossi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 05:56 PM   #4
TheRiddick
Non-believer
 
TheRiddick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
First Name: Greg
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 943
Trading: (7)
TheRiddick will become famous soon enoughTheRiddick will become famous soon enough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Steve, only one question: WHY?!
TheRiddick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:13 PM   #5
Knip23
Keep It Simple
 
Knip23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
First Name: Destrey
Location: Ft. Polk/ Leesville
Posts: 545
Trading: (10)
HUpmann Army (Active)
Knip23 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

That thing has the worst pull and gives you the biggest headache take a tbs of sugar should help a little bit. I smoked one a while back it was just so i could say i did.
Knip23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #6
tuxpuff
Feeling at Home
 
tuxpuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
First Name: Luke
Location: Austin
Posts: 877
Trading: (2)
Bolivar
tuxpuff will become famous soon enough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctorossi View Post
Hey, man... you gonna eat that drumstick?
__________________
Cigar Review Site | Twitter
tuxpuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #7
St. Lou Stu
Have My Own Room
 
St. Lou Stu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Tim
Location: St. Louis, MO Area
Posts: 2,295
Trading: (21)
HdM
St. Lou Stu is a jewel in the roughSt. Lou Stu is a jewel in the roughSt. Lou Stu is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Blowin chunks and carry on.......

Now THAT'S a review!
__________________

When In Doubt, Empty The Magazine
St. Lou Stu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #8
kelmac07
Resident Maduro Whore!!
 
kelmac07's Avatar
6
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
First Name: Mac
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 27,122
Trading: (218)
Bolivar Army (Retired)
kelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

This is one maduro I won't be trying...LOL!!
__________________
Dom in the MLB thread "I could probably get you to wear a Yankee hat for a Maduro!"
kelmac07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:25 PM   #9
AD720
I'm nuts for the place
 
AD720's Avatar
1
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Andrew
Location: The City of BOTL-erly Love
Posts: 2,684
Trading: (73)
Partagas
AD720 is a jewel in the roughAD720 is a jewel in the roughAD720 is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

I have both flavors in the humi! Just waiting for a time to try one. (I'll make sure to have a puke bucket handy).
__________________
AD720 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:26 PM   #10
Starscream
Knowhutimean, Vern?
 
Starscream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Andy
Location: In a little town somewhere in the USA
Posts: 10,225
Trading: (4)
Partagas
Starscream is a splendid one to beholdStarscream is a splendid one to beholdStarscream is a splendid one to beholdStarscream is a splendid one to beholdStarscream is a splendid one to beholdStarscream is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Thanks for taking one for the team.
__________________

In Cam we trust.
Starscream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:34 PM   #11
okieRob
Still Watching My Back
 
okieRob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: I'm not telling
Location: The Land in the Middle
Posts: 153
Trading: (6)
okieRob is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

That is what I call dedication
okieRob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 06:40 PM   #12
0002S
Alla En El Rancho Grande
 
0002S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
First Name: Shawn
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 517
Trading: (3)
Montecristo
0002S will become famous soon enough0002S will become famous soon enough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

usted tiene huevos grandes
0002S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 08:30 PM   #13
groogs
Have My Own Room
 
groogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Grant
Posts: 1,942
Trading: (62)
Trinidad
groogs will become famous soon enoughgroogs will become famous soon enough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

As always, a great review and very nice pictures. Throwing up and returning to the smoke, you are the man Steve.
groogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #14
Doctorossi
Have My Own Room
 
Doctorossi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 1,682
Trading: (8)
Punch
Doctorossi will become famous soon enoughDoctorossi will become famous soon enough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Next time, just let it hatch- you'll have a cute little Maduro running around.
__________________
Marvin Shanken is a terrific guy... for me to poop on!
Doctorossi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 10:00 PM   #15
Namerifrats
Still Watching My Back
 
Namerifrats's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
First Name: David
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 225
Trading: (0)
Namerifrats is on a distinguished road
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Nice! That second picture of the cigar being smoked does look like a chicken leg dipped in bird crap...lol
Namerifrats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 10:01 PM   #16
MedicCook
Mila smoked my cigar
 
MedicCook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
First Name: Ryan
Location: Schaghticoke, NY
Posts: 10,928
Trading: (7)
LGC
MedicCook has much to be proud ofMedicCook has much to be proud ofMedicCook has much to be proud ofMedicCook has much to be proud ofMedicCook has much to be proud ofMedicCook has much to be proud ofMedicCook has much to be proud ofMedicCook has much to be proud of
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

That is about as far as I could smoke mine last year.
__________________
27 World Series Championship's
"If your wife doesn't like the aroma of your cigar, change your wife.", Zino Davidoff
MedicCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #17
elderboy02
Lets Go Reds!!!!!
 
elderboy02's Avatar
4
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Dan
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 11,996
Trading: (133)
Bolivar
elderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by andysutherland View Post
Thanks for taking one for the team.
I think you may be a little crazy though Steve
elderboy02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 10:38 PM   #18
South Shield
Adjusting to the Life
 
South Shield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
First Name: Travis
Location: Martinez, CA
Posts: 272
Trading: (0)
South Shield will become famous soon enough
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

You gave your body up for that review, I like that...
South Shield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 12:23 AM   #19
bobarian
Cranky Habanophile
 
bobarian's Avatar
3
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wine Country
Posts: 8,867
Trading: (51)
ERdM
bobarian has disabled reputation
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Wow Steve, what can I say? Amazing to man-up through the dry heaves.
Now we have see how MOBD likes his!
bobarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 07:13 AM   #20
Skywalker
BABOTL
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Dice
Location: Galaxy Far Far Away
Posts: 10,123
Trading: (18)
Partagas
Skywalker has much to be proud ofSkywalker has much to be proud ofSkywalker has much to be proud ofSkywalker has much to be proud ofSkywalker has much to be proud ofSkywalker has much to be proud ofSkywalker has much to be proud ofSkywalker has much to be proud of
Default Re: The Egg Maduro. Yes, I smoked it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobarian View Post
Wow Steve, what can I say? Amazing to man-up through the dry heaves.
Now we have see how MOBD likes his!
Bob gifted me one a few months back! I think I'll bring it to the Herf this weekend!!!

But with all the great food I doubt I'll have "dry" heaves!!!
__________________

Smoke what you like!!!
Skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.