Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 4 x 44
Wrapper : Mexican San Andreas
Filler : Brazilian, Nicaragua
Binder : Connecticut Shade
Price : $7 each
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The MUWAT (My Uzi Weighs A Ton) project is a collaborative effort between Drew Estate’s Subculture Studios and Joya de Nicaragua Factory. Rolled at the Joya factory the MUWAT Bait Fish was officially released at the 2011 IPCPR trade show and is exclusively sold through New Havana Cigars out of Columbus, Ohio.
On to the review…
The pre-light on the MUWAT Bait Fish showed a very dark, almost black, wrapper with small veins running throughout. The cap on both examples I smoked was extremely sloppy and I found one soft spot near the foot of the first sample. The band is simple yet somewhat unique and the smell is a heavy barnyard with black tea notes. The cold draw showed no definite tasting notes and could be classified on the tight side.
Pre-light score: 7 pts.
*Note: I usually review cigars in the typical 1/3’s style however due to the size of this cigar I only took time to make notes in the first and second half of the smoking experience.
The Bait Fish opened with strong bold black coffee notes. The thick white smoke produced gave way to an aroma with a semi-sweet tone. During the entire first half the coffee notes intensified with an added sweet taste I found present on my lips and tongue. This little chimney had a surprisingly full-bodied punch to it. The burn was great and the draw remained firm but was not terrible.
The second half (final half) was more of the same in the taste department with the cigar adding some earthiness and spice to the finish. Both the burn and draw performed well with no relights or touch-ups necessary. Overall it took me only 35 minutes to smoke this stick down.
Smoking score: 8 pts.
My final thoughts of the MUWAT Bait Fish are good. The cigar wasn’t terribly complex in the taste department however it offered a nice full-bodied experience with good performance qualities. Again, if you’re an outside seasonal cigar smoker and have to bare those cold winter months this cigar would be a perfect choice to get your fix without freezing yourself silly. I probably won’t be purchasing a bundle of these however I could see a couple of 5 packs in my future.
Overall Experience score: 8 pts.
MUWAT Bait Fish Rating
Pre-Light: 7 pts.
Smoking: 8 pts.
Overall Experience: 8 pts.