During the Drew Estate Cigar Safari in February, Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera and Robert Caldwell announced the upcoming collaboration project of All Out Kings. Fast forward to the IPCPR 2016 in Las Vegas and we have a cigar to review and some details on the release.
Released as boxes of 20, they will be available in 4 vitolas. Gimme Your Lunch Money (5-3/4x46), Smash (5x52), Fourth Pose (6x54), and Foreverlast (6-1/2x54).
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The wrapper on the All Out Kings Fourth Pose has a great leather, spice and dry woody nose. There are some nuanced baking spices in the foot.
I opted for a guillotine cutter instead of my typical v-cut. I found the draw to be perfect.
My initial draws produced tons of smoke, which is no surprise for a Drew Estate cigar. The initial taste impressions were soft and subtle with a nice sweetness, hints of spice, and some wood notes. The retrohale has a really satisfying honey sweetness. The sweetness ended up evolving into a clover sweetness once the first third settled in. A few minutes later I picked up light-plus chocolate with hints of espresso. I found the sweet and spice combination something I recognize being in many Caldwell cigars that I have smoked in the past.
As the cigar transitions into the middle third, it's settled into this chocolate and spice combination. It's a dessert cigar. The dry wood from the first third becomes a cedar at a light plus strength level, with some creaminess underneath everything.
In the last third there's chocolate, earth, and a slight sour note all combining together. That evolves into a chocolate and cedar combination with hints of spice.
Total smoking time 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Was there ever any doubt that a collaboration between Willy Herrera and Robert Caldwell would produce a great cigar?
I’ve been seeing a lot of online discussion about the Gimme Your Lunch Money vitola being the best performer for flavor, so I’m going to have to seek out the other vitolas and try them for myself.