Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown – Rated 88

Country of Origin: NIcaragua

Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate

Vitola: Box Pressed Robusto

Box Count: 24

MSRP: $10.20

Release Date: 2019

Strength: Medium

Flavor Profile: Cinnamon, Dry Fruit, Natural Sweetness, Pepper, Spice, Tea

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown

Binder: Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut/Cured Sun Grown Habano

Filler: Nicaraguan

Summary:

I would not describe the Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown as a complex blend. It tended to have a fairly consistent pepper, and eventually, cinnamon spice, core. There were some nuances of sweetness and dry fruit and the final few puffs offered an interesting earl grey tea note.

Announced during the #DESummerTakeover campaign and highlighted on Freestyle Live: Special Edition the Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown is the creation of Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera and Cigar Dojo Master Sensei Eric Guttormson.

Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown is a 5 x 54 box-pressed robusto chosen by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera and Cigar Dojo Master Sensei Eric Guttormson for its bolder profile.

Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown

The blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown
  • Binder – Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut/Cured Sun Grown Habano
  • Filler – Nicaraguan

According to the press release on the Dogma:

One leaf of extensively aged Ligero from the Nueva Segovia region, along the border of Honduras, has been carefully selected to enhance the intense character of the blend.

The Dogma is expressed in a single (5 x 54) box-pressed robusto and comes packaged in a 24-count wooden box, featuring the dual emblems of Undercrown and the Cigar Dojo community. The MSRP has been set at $10.20/cigar ($244.80/box). You can find these at Drew Diplomat Retailers nationwide.


Pre-Light Examination

The Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown is a soft boxed pressed cigar with a medium tan wrapper. There are just a few viens running along the barrel and a few bumps here and there. Smooth to the touch, the cigar has a solid feel and is fished with a simple cap.

Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown

Three bands bands adorn the Dogma, all using a red and gold motif. The primary band is the standard Drew Estate Undercrown logo. The seocndary band, placed just under the primary, declares this as the “DOGMA” and further notes “Cigar Dojo Commemorative Edition”. The final band is a footer band that denotes this as “SUNGROWN”.

Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown

Running the Dogma along the nose, I was greeted with a lightly pungent barrel along with notes of cocoa, raisin, and spice off foot. The aromas of the foot had me chomping at the bit to fire this one up. Before I did that, I need to open it up and take some cold draw puffs.

I used my double blade cutter to slice the easily removable cap, straight across the shoulder of the cigar. The draw was fairly open and offered a hint of white pepper that tickled the throat.

My triple flame torch was used to warm the foot as I drew in the first puffs of peppery smoke to start the journey. Follow along as I burn the Dogma to ash.


Cigar Review Notes

Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown
Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown
Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown
Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown
Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown
Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown
  • Early peppery spice
  • Rich thick creamy smoke
  • White ash forms on a wavy char line
  • Cinnamon notes evolve after inch of burn
  • Full smoke volume
  • Ash fell early revealing an off centered burn cone
  • Touch of natural sweetness and dry fruit notes
  • Requires another precision touch up
  • Spice builds and maintains through final with an added earl grey tea note breaking through
  • Medium Strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 40 minutes

Overall, I would not describe the Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown as a complex blend. It tended to have a fairly consistent pepper, and eventually, cinnamon spice, core. There were some nuances of sweetness and dry fruit and the final few puffs offered an interesting earl grey tea note. From a construction perspective it had some waves and off burns that required a couple of touch-ups along the way, to keep it burning straight. I rate this a 88.

Point Deductions: (-1) Wavy Burn; (-1) Off burn; (-1) Off Centered Burn Cone; (-2) Multiple Touch-ups; (-1) Not Complex

Drew Estate Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown

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