My Uzi Weighs A Ton (MUWAT) Digital Son 6 – Cigar Review
The MUWAT Digital Son 6 is the newest addition to the My Uzi Weighs A Ton line. The news of the release was first reported by Cigar Coop and Leaf and Grape. The Digital Son 6 is being made exclusively for Outland Cigars in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Digital Son 6 is a 5 x 42 corona, it is a similar (yet tweaked) blend to the 4 x 44 Baitfish, and is available in 10 count bundles. The Digital Son 6 is has the smallest ring gauge of any MUWAT so far.
Thus far the sizes in the MUWAT line are:
Digital Son 6: 5 x 42
Baitfish: 4 x 44
+11: 5 1/2 x 52
560: 5 x 60
660: 6 x 60
760: 7 x 60
Jonathan Drew shares the concept behind this cigar in a comment on Halfwheel:
THE INSIDE STORY TO THE NAME “DIGITAL SON 6”:
Jake79 and Ascrivner … you guys inquired about the name “Digital Son 6” and I wanted to take a moment to respond. To begin, it was interesting that Jake70 asked about the Bobby Digital. Bobby Digital is one of the more important alias for the leader of the WU TANG CLAN, RZA. He has many many other alias, such as Bobby Steels, the Abbot, etc, but the Bobby Digital is certainly his go to alias, especially when he is out of Chi or on the aggressive side.
As an (unofficial) student of the RZA, it was many years ago that I learned the difference between “Digital” and “Analog”, and it had little to do with sound – more to do with the way of life. Throughout the 25+ years that I have listened to Hip Hop/Rap music there has been nobody who has influenced me more than the RZA. The “DIGITAL SON 6” is an indirect tribute to him because he is the original “Digital” and all of his students, including me, are indirectly sons of the living Abbot. While it would have probably been more appropriate to wait until the 7th release of the MUWAT Brand, I have a secondary reason for dropping the name on the Outland Crew. Remember, the “7” has a religious significance that comes from “the Numbers”, but I was set with using the Digital for two close friends who have always been digital in a different sense, Stace Berkland and Cigar Coop – who work for Outland.
I guess that I could go on and on. As many of you know, for many years I have incorporated my personal life into the Drew Estate brands and have brought music, typically Hip Hop into it since year 2,000 or so with the release of “Blackout” … Well, I have to go to bed. Nuff said for now.
Best to everyone.
Size: 5 x 42
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina, Nicaraguan
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1
Construction and Appearance: The Digital Son 6 has the exact same band as the full release of the UZI, just scaled down in size to fit the new smaller vitola. The band is black with some what faded grey writing on it which gives it a sort of rugged appearance and says “XXL MY UZI WEIGHS A TON” Then in smaller letters “BY SUBCULTURE STUDIOS & JON”. The wrapper of the Digital Son 6 has a nice dark chocolate color to it, with moderate veins, and a rich oil. It is topped off with a nice tight cap, and the construction is quite seamless.
Flavor and Notes: The wrapper of the Digital Son 6 has notes of cedar, grass, coffee, and just a little spice to it. The foot had a scent made up of cocoa, cedar, earth, and coffee. To prepare smoking the Digital Son 6 I use a slight straight cut across the cap. The cold draw is actually air with only subtle flavors of chocolate, earth, and cedar.
Smoking Characteristics: The Digital Son 6 lights with just a little pepper which lingers on the very tip of the tongue. Initially there are notes of sweet chocolate, spice, cedar, earth, and just a little leather. While the cold draw might have been a little airy, this has not translated to the smoking experience at all. Each puff offers an ideal resistance and yields a full body of smoke. The smoke production is excellent, between draws smoke continues to billow from the foot of the cigar. After the first quarter inch, the pepper no longer simply lingers on the tongue, but coats the entire palate lightly between draws. Also, the smoke has taken on a somewhat creamy quality, which paired with the pepper is a slightly odd but appreciable blend.
Into the second third of the Digital Son 6, a new sweet berry flavor joins the blend, replacing the sweet chocolate flavor as the dominate note. The cedar is still quite dominant as well, with the notes of leather, earth, and spice remaining undertones. In terms of strength, the Digital Son 6 is on the lower end on the full spectrum. The smoke still has a nice rich creaminess to it, and each draw is still producing a very full volume of smoke. The ash holds firmly past the inch point, and the burn has not required any corrections so far.
During the final third of the Digital Son 6, the strength is really starting to creep up. I would place this third solidly in the full spectrum, with quite the buzz starting to set in. Also during this third, the sweet chocolate flavor has rejoined the blend, making the dominate flavor a mix of chocolate, berry, and cedar. There are still undertones of leather, earth, and a nice rich spice. The construction remains flawless till the end with the Digital Son 6 smoking cool to the nub.
Conclusion: The Digital Son 6 certainly varies from the original 60 gauge MUWAT format. The most noticeable difference, aside from size, is the strength of the blend. I found the original UZIs to start off medium and progress to medium to full. The Digital Son 6 starts off full, and remains so during the entire smoking experience. Also, in the Digital Son 6, the cedar flavor is much more dominant. The underlying spice in the blend and creaminess is much more notable. The flavor has a nice added complexity to it, that the original UZIs seem to lack. Overall this stick is certainly a home run, and easily bundle worthy.