Phil Kurut, Comedy - Cigars - Music
UNDERCROWN DOJO DOGMA SUN GROWN 2021 | CIGAR REVIEW
DECEMBER 26, 2021 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
UNDERCROWN DOJO DOGMA SUN GROWN BP ROBUSTO (5 x 54)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN SUMATRA SUN GROWN
BINDER: CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY STALK-CUT & STALK-CURED SUN GROWN HABANO
The Dojo Dogma Sun Grown’s bands complement the wrapper well, and I dig the color scheme of the Undercrown Sun Grown band in general. Prune, hints of vanilla and caramel, and a delayed and lingering spice off the foot and wrapper hit the nose.
The draw begins a bit snug with a moderate smoke output, but both bump up within a few puffs. Earth, spice, and leather pleasantly coat the tongue and palate, none of them too loud, singing in harmony from draw to finish.
Earth and spice continue, and a tart feeling on the tongue joins. Not a taste, just a feeling. Milk chocolate peeks in, debating if it wants to commit, and then it does as the spice drops out. I’ll take that trade. Earth brings a bit of watered down citrus with it through the retrohale. Creaminess drops in, hinting at a possible vanilla presence. Every sip of water brings out the chocolate. Should have brought a bigger water bottle.
The burn threatens to make me reach for my lighter, but, for now, it seems to be figuring things out on its own. The Dogma’s solid ash holds on well, like a middle school kid holding onto his own underwear to prevent a successful wedgie from the local idiot. No wedgies here, friend.
Another swig of water brings some maple syrup and drops it right on the tongue. Lovely.
Halfway through, and there hasn’t been any big changes to mention, but I’m enjoying the Dogma all the same. Transitions are nice, but a consistent cigar gets the job done.
Heading into the finale, the burn finally gets lazy, and I have to pick up the slack a few times. Whatevs. Saying “whatevs” provides the delusion of coolness.
Aside from the draw and smoke output, everything else gets a little lazy here at the end. I think I’m supposed to say something here like “dang millennials” or whichever generation we’re blaming now for the previous generation’s incompetence. Whatevs.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 25 mins.
RATING: 2.50 / 4 - You have entered a No Wedgie Zone.
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