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Drew Estate Smoking Monk

Enter the double-fisting monk.

This one probably should have debuted years ago. But…there was just one problem: beer. That’s right, beer. You see, Jonathan Drew is a beer-chugging maniac - he loves the stuff. So one night while knee-deep in the sauce, he came up with the idea of blending cigars to pair with different styles of beer. He immediately put the wheels in motion…but hit one major bump in the road. Binge drinking is hard. So is precisely pairing tobacco with just one style of beer. But after tons of hard work, and a slew of hangovers, it’s finally time for the masses to reap the benefits. Simply pair each of the following blends with the corresponding style of beer, and watch the fireworks go down. Like a lock and key, they were made for each other.

Hefeweizen – A crisp and smooth Connecticut that’s loaded with nuances of cedar, sweet cream, vanilla, and pepper. Mellow.

Imperial Stout – This dark and rich maduro blend delivers hearty notes of chocolate, coffee, sweetness, and spices. Medium to full.

American IPA – A surprisingly unique profile filled with smoky-sweet notes, and hints of pepper, fruit, and oak. Medium.

Porter – This deep brown-colored maduro offers a toasty tobacco core backed by rich, sweet notes of cocoa, espresso, and honey. Medium.

Triple Belgian – Spicy, complex, and brimming with flavors of earth, fruit, and pepper backed by a warm, rich aroma. Medium to full. 

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Hefeweizen (Toro) (6.0"x54)
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Hefeweizen (Toro) (6.0"x54)
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Imperial Stout (Toro) (6.0"x54)
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Porter (Toro) (6.0"x54)
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Triple Belgian (Toro) (6.0"x54) Sale
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Triple Belgian (Toro) (6.0"x54)
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Overall Rating 4.42553191489362 out of 5 Based on 47 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Drew Estate Smoking Monk”

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5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Great cigars! both porter and IPA
5 out of 5
Surprised
Although new to the Cigar world I have to say I truly enjoyed this one. It went extremely well with the New Belgium Ranger Voodoo IPA, I was drinking.
4 out of 5
Pairs well with the _right_ IPA
The cigars are pretty good, but as far as which IPA they pair well with you have to be careful. Juicy/fruity IPAs do not go well with this cigar. Stick with a more traditional IPA like a Sierra Nevada Torpedo or Goose Island IPA.
2 out of 5
Flavored... Beware!
Blech! I didn't realize these were flavored... no thanks.
2 out of 5
Bland!
Not a fan. Very little flavor, bad burn, decent draw. Compared to others DE lines, I am disappointed.
3 out of 5
Not All That
I am a huge Drew Estate fan. This is one of my least favorite cigars. It has a harsh taste (for my taste anyway).
5 out of 5
A good smoke.
Pair it with a beer, pair it with a coffee......either way, it's a nice smoke.
5 out of 5
I am a BELIEVER!!!
Going in I was skeptical but now I am a believer. Friday night six pack of Heritic Evil Twin and a fresh Soking Monk IPA cigar and couldn't believe how well they went together. Smooth flavor great draw and a nice feel to the cigar. Couldn't have asked for a better night. Will always have on hand.
5 out of 5
Smok'n Monk
Great stick! Love it with my Muddy Puppy Porter
5 out of 5
Great smoke
This is my all time favorite cigar, taste ashe smell the entire package and most reasonable cost
5 out of 5
Great cigar for beer drinking.
These cigars do go well with IPA's. Especially a IPA's that tend to be slighty more on the malt side rather than hoppy. The cigar is always consistent on the pull and smoke. Nice, easy draw and mild flavor. I keep these in my humidor at all times. My favorite cigar by Drew Estate.
5 out of 5
Another good product from Drew Estate
Great burn.
5 out of 5
Smoking Monk
These are fablous with porter and stout beer will buy more.
5 out of 5
Love these
Perfect blend, great smoke all the way through.
5 out of 5
Better beer and more!
When you want a clean crisp beverage to go with that delicious meal typically you pick a lager or a wheat beer, light clean and refreshing. Johnathan Drew has prepared a wonderful blend that comes across the same way, light clean and refreshing. This Toro not only makes a great pairing with wheat / white beers but it is so much more with a mild smooth flavor. Boasting a creamy vanilla finish with only a hint of pepper this should be the stick of choice when you are searching for something mild.
5 out of 5
Religious experience
Nice!! The Monk, Hefeweizen, mild but nice flavor......SMOOTH. I will be certain to get more of this one!! FDC, Waialua, HI
5 out of 5
Cheers!
Mild , smooth and aromatic. Nice smoke.
5 out of 5
Smoking Monk
Drew Estates never seems to disappoint me. The cigar taste amazing and goes well with a wheat beer.
5 out of 5
Pairs great with a beer or just by itself.
Great smoke! Smooth, mild flavor, great draw, burned evenly. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
A Very Nice Cigar
The cigars were nicely rolled and smoked well. While they didn't exactly taste like a Belgian Tripel, they were very tasty. I'll look for them again.
5 out of 5
"I've got religee"
Drew Estate Smoking Monk series are truly one of life's pleasures. The Porter is both smooth and robust. I have not enjoyed with the recommended beer as of yet but really didn't see the need once the journey started. Great aroma through out with notes of pepper, earth and coffee. Will definitely try these again!
5 out of 5
The Smoking Monk Hefeweizen, a heavenly experience
Very mild with a myriad of great flavors. Great draw from start to finish and held together the entire journey. Drew Estate rocks and I will purchase more of these beauties. Perfect size smoke for any occasion....
4 out of 5
Good smoke!
This is a good cigar. Smooth, mellow, slow burning. It's recommended for smoking while enjoying a porter, but went well with my brandy.
4 out of 5
Good cigar with good beer
Being a beer nerd at heart I had to try these. I went with the triple Belgian. I paired it with a truly outstanding locally brew triple. I was not disappointed. Take your time, savoring both brew and smoke. It was a perfect Friday night unwind.
5 out of 5
Monks
Excellent taste. Want more as soon as specials kick in
5 out of 5
Drew Estate Smoking Monk Hefeweizen
Very mild and great draw throughout the journey. Not really a flavored cigar as some would think. Definitely hints of spice, cream and hops. Will purchase again soon.....
5 out of 5
Don't Mess Around
Tried my first Imperial Stout and found it to be a strong, complex cigar. I suggest you enjoy while relaxing...not while mowing lawn, or golfing, or doing anything. It's not a light smoke and is perfect in front of a fire, looking at stars.
3 out of 5
Not bad but milder than
Not bad but milder than I expected.
3 out of 5
Drew Estate Smoking Monk Imperial Stout
It is an alright cigar,however, not really worth the price.
5 out of 5
daaaaaaaang
I'm really surprised at some of these reviews. Regardless of how well this smoke pairs with a beer (I haven't actually tried a pairing) this is easily one of the best cigars I've ever tasted. Smooth, flavorful, and consistent all the way through. Even tastes great after I chop the end off and smoke the last third of it days later. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Brian
Great cigar. I always have some on hand.
4 out of 5
A very nice smoke!
What's not to like about Drew Estates! The Hefeweizen is a medium - mild cigar with a hink of leather and pepper, a tad "grassy". Burns evenly with a perfect draw. I would recommend highly for those that don't care for a "full flavored" smoke. I have tried all five flovors and they are all good.
4 out of 5
Pairs nicely
This cigar paired nicely with a Guinness. Its a decent cigar by itself, but it is the best cigar that I have had with a Guinness so far.
5 out of 5
Great selection
Variety of cigars is fabulous & they are also the freshest
4 out of 5
smoking monk...o
Its a cigar. I'll be getting copper label's next time.
5 out of 5
Surprisingly Spicy
Great flavor from beginning to end. A wonderful spiciness not mentioned in the description. I've shared a couple and both have raved about the spicy flavor.
2 out of 5
Not what I expected.......
First of all, I love much of what Drew Estate does, lots of cigar lines from them are top notch. I like their Natural line, Liga Privado No.9 and Dirty Rat, Herrera Esteli, the list goes on. So imagine my excitement when Smoking Monk hit the market. Had to try them. So far, I've tried the hefeweizen, porter and triple belgium. (Just won a box of the Imperial Stout last week). Anywho, the Hefeweizen begins well with notes of cream, vanilla and marshmallow. However, (and I've had 3 of these) something about this stogie didn't sit well with me. The flavors didn't meld well for me as the flavor profile was flat all the way becoming un-enjoyable by the half way mark. I expected more vanilla and cream to be pronounced, not in a "flavored" kind of way but simply from what the cigar was to offer on its own. Pairing with a like beer, it drowns. I have much more enjoyed the triple belgium as the best of the bunch but will withhold judgment until I receive my imperial stouts and try them out.
5 out of 5
Smoking Monk
I loved the Triple Belgian cigars. They were smooth all the way to the end and went great with an ice cold Blue Moon with an orange slice. The beer brought out the hint of fruit in the cigar.
5 out of 5
Triple Belgian
The Triple Belgian, paired with an Orval is top notch. The cigar built up well and did seem to have an imbued quality to it. This certainly won't be my last and I am looking forward to trying the IPA. Well done Drew Estate!
4 out of 5
Smoking Monk IPA
I have tried all the Smoking Monks, and love the aroma and flavor on my flavor savor mustache. My first experience was from the club sample pack, and the stout stood out right away. I have tried all 5, but the sampler was the best experience. Thanks.
5 out of 5
Not just for beer anymore.
Drew Estate has always conjured images of a maverick taking the cigar biz by storm. Jonathan Drew's blends of various strengths and flavors abound but if you are looking for dead center the Hefeweizen is it! Very mild and easy on the pallate with a smooth creamy finish. This smoke may have been crafted to go with the Hefeweizen (wheat) beers that are typically less bitter than lagers but it's distinctive flavor without the bite make it a great anytime / everyday cigar and quite possibly Jonathan's most under-appreciated stick.
3 out of 5
Good Cigar but not a lot of flavor
I enjoyed the cigar but was hoping for more flavor.
3 out of 5
A little disappointed.
I love Drew Estate's products and I love craft beer so I was excited to try these cigars but I found them one dimensional, dry and flinty, like sucking on a wooden pencil. I won't get more. Sorry Drew Estate, I think you missed this time.
5 out of 5
Drew Estate Smoking Monk IPA
Great Cigar, tried them at a local beer fest; went well with IPA's, lagers, Kolsch, ales. My girlfriend also really liked the cigar, she refers to them as our beer fest cigars. I will purchase again. Thanks, Mike
4 out of 5
Pairing
Went well with the Hefeweizen I chose, (apologies for forgetting the name at this time). It was my turn to supply cigars for our clubs monthly herf. It was received well and most of the discussion was centered around the vanilla scent when first lit. It was quite strong but we either became accustomed to it or it lessened as time went by. Other flavors were not so noticable but that could be my inability to taste as well as others. All in all, a pretty good cigar on occasion, but not one I'd want to smoke daily.
5 out of 5
Good smooth smoke
Love the smell it gives out
5 out of 5
Smoking Monk IPA
Excellent smoke. Brew and cigar never tasted so good together. One complements the other.
Customer Testimonials
Drew Estate has hit another Home Run. This medium-bodied smoke is filled with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and caramel. A+++
I also do not know where people are getting the impression that these cigars are infused. The cigars are meant to be paired with the type of beer they are named after. That being said the Stout, IPA and Heffe are the two that I have tried and they pair wonderfully with their ale counterparts.
This review is for the Imperial Stout: I received this cigar from the cigar of the month club and it spent about two months in my humidor before smoking it. The burn was great with plenty of cool smoke and burned to the nub - though it needed a couple touch ups, not a huge deal. The draw was perfect. More importantly, the flavor. I sat down with a Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout and had really been looking forward to this combination since I first saw the stogie. The cigar reminded me a lot of pipe tobaccos and while I don't think this was an infused cigar (which I'm not opposed to), the flavor certainly reminded me a few I've had. I've had a few cigars that paired very well with dark beers, but for me, this was definitely not one of them. The flavor came off as too sweet and was definitely less than an ideal pairing to the beer. I'd still like to try the other varieties of The Smoking Monk, but I don't think I'll be revisiting this one. Not by any means a bad smoke, but the flavor was just not it for me.
I think these cigars are a hit or miss. I've smoked 2 porters and 2 IPAs. Let's start by saying that neither seemed to be infused cigars. I think some people are confused between infused and mixing different tobacco to give a unique profile. These are more like the natural line (not infused), than the Acid line (infused). That being said, I really really enjoy the porter cigar. Pair with a nice porter and you're in for a real treat. On the other hand, I didn't enjoy the IPA cigar at all. Either way, if you are into craft beer, you should at least give these cigars a try.
So, I have smoked the porter and the IPA. Let's talk about infusion. These cigars don't really taste infused. Don't get me wrong, it seems borderline, but they are NOT on the level of the Acid line when it comes to infusion. They are a very unique smoke. I personally enjoyed the porter cigar very much; I would buy it again. Not sure about the IPA. Maybe if it was in a variety pack.
I've gotten these cigars and they are very good. I would get this cigar again... it's the best for the money.
The Smoking Monk was an enjoyable smoke paired with my morning cup of coffee. I did taste heavy hints of chocolate and mocha. I think it's infused, for I'm not a fan of infused cigars. However the flavors of this smoke was a perfect blend! I enjoyed every puff, as a female cigar smoker, I will definitely buy more. This cigar wins my vote as an easy after work smoke or morning mellow draw to start my day!
I had the Smoking Monk Imperial Stout last night. It had hints of pipe tobacco in it. Even my wife noticed and agreed. It was a nice smoke with an easy draw. Paired with bourbon nicely. I'm considering a box at this point.
I just bought the 5 pack of the porter smoking monk. They didn't taste like infused cigars to me and I don't care for infused cigars to begin with. These were really good, I may have to try the others to see what the other reviewers are talking about. Maybe these are just well blended cigars that give off the impression of being flavored when they aren't? Genius Drew Estate
I just finished a Smoking Monk Hefewlezen. I asked my wife what she thought and she said she loved the smell of that stick. I ordered a box. This is a great cigar! It had hints of pipe tobacco, cherry and chocolate. The burn and ash were awesome, and the flavor is like nothing I have smoked. It is stated that it is not infused, but I don't care. This is my new favorite. :)
Just got my pack of American IPA; paired it with a nice strong Caldera brewing Hophash IPA. I am still new to cigars in general, but do like most of the offerings by Drew Estates. I do not mind the infused styles and the Kuba Kuba is a long time favorite. This was not an infused cigar, but its flavor profile did go very well with the beer. Quite enjoyable together. A bit close to my upper end in strength, but overall a nice cigar.
The Imperial Stout is OUTSTANDING ! Ordering for the second time !
I tried this on a lark. Can't believe it, the Stout really tasted like a stout! Just enough of a taste, but no where near overwhelming. I really like this smoke.
I bought a 5 pack of the porter cigars on Joes cigars. The price was right and it seemed like something different. Now I've read some reviews saying that these cigars are flavored but the the porter cigars are not. These are good cigars and they do pair well with a dark porter. If they are ever on sale again I'm getting more and I'm gonna try the other ones to see if they are just as good and if they are flavored. I don't care for flavored cigars, but like I said, the porters are not. I like them!
I have tried 3 of the 5 and none of them were infused. Not sure what made the other reviewers believe that they were infused. The Imperial Stout was my favorite, but all were excellent.
I bought the Hefewiezen thinking it would be a delicious Connecticut cigar to pair up with a wheat beer. Not so. It is flavor infused and it had a chocolate undercurrent. It smoked well and it was pretty ok for the beginning, but after a while, it was just a flavored cigar. I was rather disappointed. I bought a 5 pack and I guess I can give the other 4 away. Be careful, these are flavored cigars.
Love Drew Estates offerings but this is an infused cigar. I bought the Triple Belgian thinking that it was a blend of tobaccos as the ad copy states, but was very surprised smoking my first one that it was an infused cigar! Not my thing. As far as a flavored cigar goes, it's ok, and it does taste a little like the Belgian beer, but don't buy these thinking they aren't flavored. They are.
Drew, I love every cigar you've ever made.... That said, I was excited to smoke the Imperial Stout Smoking Monk... However, I was struck immediately by the aroma of the foot. It reminded me of some cheepies I have in my humidor called Petreus. Sadly, the cigar tasted exactly the same to me as the Petreus as well. It's not a bad flavor but if I didn't know any better, I'd swear you took the Petreus cigar and just rebranded it under your namesake. Sorry, I have to say "pass" on this one!
Adroit