Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 (Cafe Rosado)
Size: 7 x 50
Production: 100 boxes of 30
Get your microbrew summer series like, Samuel Adams Summer Ale, sit back, relax and light this beauty up.
Unlike the previous 2010 Summer Fest this shaggy foot is meant to be smoked. Traditional shaggy foots are used to help the cigar burn evenly by burning through the foot to where the smoke-able portion begins. The 2011 Summer Fest has a more tightly rolled foot and from the looks of it there was a binder and wrapper cut away to expose the foot. Both techniques get the job done but, being able to smoke the shaggy foot was all the more fun.
At the initial draw on the “shaggy” foot the Viaje 2011 Summer fest there was a unique bland crack pepper, and lemon peel flavors. This was a brilliant beginning to this cigar. After smoking through the foot lemon peel, slight tones of lime peel, and slight hints of pepper came into play. The ash became a brownish-gray in contrast to the foot’s white gray. This cigar is medium bodied to full bodied and not the least bit too over powering. The second third kept the lemon peel and light pepper saw a subsiding of the spicy tones. The final third had lime peel strengthen with the crack pepper still there. This cigar was just excellent all the way around with a great even burn that needed no touch ups. Smoke the Viaje 2011 Summer Fest on a lazy summer day and you will not be disappointed.