Rocky Patel Drew Estate Java Robusto

Rocky Patel Drew Estate Java Robusto

This guest review comes from Scott Sheaffer, a good friend of mine. He is blogging about sales techniques at, be sure to check it out.

Rocky PatelOrigin : 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: ★★★★☆
Dark maduro looking wrapper. The cigar itself is pressed with four equal sides. Size is 5-1/2×50.

Construction : Rating: ★★★½☆
It is not particularly tightlyly constructed. It burns more quickly than I am accustomed which suggests looser binders and less filler.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
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: ★★★½☆
The price was reasonable for a robusto, especially considering the uniqueness of this cigar.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★☆
As noted earlier, this is a different cigar that is a nice change of pace. Definitely not for everyone but enjoyable.