Finally a cigar that’s crafted specifically for drinking lots of beer. Jonathan Drew of Drew Estate Cigars is himself a huge beer drinker and decided it was time to make some cigars that would pair just right with the types of beers he likes to enjoy. Coming in just one size and sold exclusively at CigarsInternational.com, this is an easy cigar to get your hands on and start pairing. Today we have an Imperial Stout to pair with the Smoking Monk so lets get started! For more information on the Smoking Monk, click here for the release article.
Country of Manufacture: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 54
Sample: Purchased by CM
Quantity smoked: 3
Age: 2 Months
Construction of the Smoking Monk is like most Drew Estate cigars with a solid looking cap, well packed feel, and a good looking wrapper. The foot gives off an aromatic fragrance that reminds me of some ACID cigars and has me wondering if this cigar is in-fact infused.
Beer: Undead Party Crasher
Brewed By: Clown Shoes
Location: Massachusetts, US
Stylar: American Double / Imperial Stout
The Smoking Monk itself is a simple cigar with a consistent sweetness. It’s a touch over medium bodied, but doesn’t change throughout the smoke. It fits into the Wild Card class because it doesn’t really have a distinguishing moment or flavor that puts it into something specific.
Typical Drew Estate consistency with billows of smoke, but lacks some distinction on its own. You want to be pairing this cigar because that’s when you can truly enjoy what it has to offer. It’s nothing overpowering, but a balancing act with whatever you are drinking. Grab a complementary beer, sit back, and enjoy the two together.