I got this cigar in a recent bomb. I’ve been wanting a Papas Fritas for some time. For starters, I’m a big fan of Drew Estates and the Liga Privada lineup. The Papas Fritas is a small 4 1/2 x 44 petit corona. I’ve not had one before because: A- They, like the rest of the Liga line, are hard to find. B- They’re pricy at around $6 each. That’s a lot for a small cigar, but it’s not all that uncommon. However, when I mention that this is a short filler cigar, now it becomes atrociously expensive. Yep, everything inside the cigar is chopped up bits of leaves. Truth be told, though, those bits are coming from the premium Liga Privada no. 9 line. It’s short filler, but it’s premium tobacco.
Smells of coffee. Construction is great, pigtail cap, no obvious seams/veins. Toasts up immediately medium-full flavored and bodied. Coffee, cocoa and earth flavors. Hints of wood and leather here and there. Ash is strong and burn is nice and straight. Ash falls after nearly 2″ long. Pepper picks up in 2nd. Still good coffee, cocoa and earth flavors. Finishes of pepper and coffee. Burn time about 45minutes. Nubbed
In the end, this reminds me of both the Undercrown and Liga No. 9 but in a smaller package. Perfect when the weather or time won’t commit to a bigger cigar.