June 5, 2008
This guest review comes from Scott Sheaffer, a good friend of mine. He is blogging about sales techniques at SalesVitamins.com, be sure to check it out.
Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 152 x 24 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Price : ~$110 for a box of 25
I had never had a Rocky Patel cigar before and was interested in trying one. The description of it included a dark wrapper with flavors of coffee and mocha. In fact Rocky Patel says that the wrapper is “gently infused” with Java. I prefer maduro cigars so I thought I’d try one.
Appearance : [rating:4/5]
Dark maduro looking wrapper. The cigar itself is pressed with four equal sides. Size is 5-1/2×50.
Construction : [rating:3.5/5]
It is not particularly tightlyly constructed. It burns more quickly than I am accustomed which suggests looser binders and less filler.
Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
I love the flavor of the wrapper which comes through with very strong sweet coffee and chocolate flavors. It is very different and I wouldn’t want to smoke one every day. It is definitely not for everyone but it is a wonderful change of pace in my opinion. When first viewing the maduro looking wrapper one might assume that it will have a flavor normally associated with maduro, but that is not the case.
Value : [rating:3.5/5]
The price was reasonable for a robusto, especially considering the uniqueness of this cigar.
Overall Rating : [rating:4/5]
As noted earlier, this is a different cigar that is a nice change of pace. Definitely not for everyone but enjoyable.
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June 3, 2018
I love the Java line, mostly the Mint, but I never say no to one of the originals. I seem to be one of the few who prefers an interestingly-infused cigar to a natural one.
August 1, 2011
I tried the corona vitola of this line and liked it a lot. Kind of sweet, chocolatey. Great with a nice big cup of black coffee.
August 13, 2010
I am pretty new to smoking cigars but this one was wonderful. I agree its not something to smoke everyday and don’t know how I feel about it with coffee but I have found it to be a great desert cigar after a good meal with a nice stiff drink.
October 20, 2009
This sounds *awesome* and, honestly, even the pic got my mouth watering. Java cigar–chocolate and tabak–how can you go wrong?
TriMarkC has it even better: Kahlua & Cream w/this? mmmm…
October 14, 2009
These RP Drew Estates Java’s are my wife’s absolute favorites for me to smoke – even in the house! They rock with a great cup of coffee, espresso, Kuahlua and cream, Kuahlua mudslide, or black or white russian.
October 3, 2009
I enjoy this smoke with a cup of joe in the AM but did notice it being a little on the harsh/hot side if you tend to smoke it quickly. I tried to slow down on another and did enjoy it better……
June 26, 2009
“very american” Roy? Please, enlighten us…
February 9, 2009
This is a great ‘Saturday Morning’ cigar. Grab a cup of coffee and relax. I really enjoy the change-up that the rich espresso and chocolate notes give this cigar. It’s quite a treat!
February 3, 2009
Not a bad smoke on its own, it could do without the sweetened cap. Yes, it’s packed loosely, so the experienced cigar smoker would go easy on it, while the neophyte may herf it too quickly, too hot, and bring out the harsher side.
January 28, 2009
I was tempted tom pick one of these up today but my humidors are all but over flowing right now so it is very hard to justify any purchases.
June 5, 2008
the american market really love their Rocky Patels and I have imported many of his cigars into the UK.
this particular cigar is very american in my opinion and apart from as you say about the fast burn due to loose packing, it isnt at all bad as a bbq smoke.
Rgds – Roy.R
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