Friday, 18 March 2016

Java by Drew Estate: Cigar Review

The other week I smoked a very nice stick, the Java by Drew Estate.


The initial appearance of the cigar is quite visually and physically appealing. It has nice veins and a rustic looking feel to it. It is very aromatic and smells of chocolate and coffee beans.

At first light the cigar is bursting with a sweet coffee flavour with notes of chocolate. It is medium bodied and the sweet flavours do not drown out the natural tobacco flavour.

It is a relatively fast burner and the draw comes fairly easily. The sweet dessert like flavours make it difficult not to smoke too quickly.

Up until the halfway burn point, the construction is seamless. The stick boasts a decent sized ash as well, with a good smoke output.

The last third of the cigar sees the natural, earthier tobacco flavours start to grow in strength and slightly overpower the sweetness.

I would give the cigar a solid 7/10. It is a great smoke for beginners as it is not too strong. I have no real legitimate complaints, although I think that I would have personally enjoyed it more if the tobacco flavours were stronger during the first two thirds of the smoke (although this is just personal preference; I like strong, full-bodied cigars. But I enjoy cigars of every shape, size, and flavour).

3 comments:

  1. Great critique. You could work for cigar aficionado. You could be a freelance for all of these companies, you know?

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    2. How you get in is by doing just what you are. Send a message to the companies applauding them and telling then you'd like to write reviews for them. Tell them you'll write them for nothing and they'll only pay for those they use in their own publications. Then direct them to your blog. This will in crease your readership and your perceived value. Cool thing is you ll get paid simply for expressing your opinion. And who wouldn't like to get paid for that?

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