I have to start off by stating I’m not a fan of any cigars that are infused but I believe that any cigar smoker should try every cigar that they can get their hands on and then make a determination as to whether you will be a fan of that or not. The Java is a collaborative effort between Drew Estate and Rocky Patel.
Pre Light-The Java Maduro had a nicely packed box press with zero blemishes and a nice oily wrapper. Upon further inspection I could not find any soft spots. The smell from the wrapper and the foot was a strong mocha coffee note. The cold draw was tight and may have been because I decide being a box press that I would punch the cigar.
1st Third-Right off the start the minute your lips touches the cap you are hit with strong mocha infused flavors. Pushing the smoke thru my nasal passage I was able to pick a coffee notes. The burn was crisp and clean with a beautiful white ash and a nice creamy smoke-filled your mouth. All though the cold draw was tight I had no issue with getting a good amount of smoke.
2nd Third-Nothing has changed on my Drew Estate Java cigar all the same notes as the first third were still there and the taste of the mocha remained on the pallet like a bar of chocolate. Burn continued to stay perfect and a nice solid white ash. The coffee notes were strong thru the nasal still and the aroma filled the air with notes of a chocolate cake.
Final Third- No real changes this cigar isnt complex be any means its a straight shooter with lots of mocha and coffee flavors and very nice white ash with a near perfect burn.
Conclusion- The Drew Estate Java is a great beginner cigar for someone new to smoking cigars or someone who likes a infused smoke with their morning coffee. The flavors are strong mocha and coffee that doesn’t leave the pallet. Ash is white and smoke is creamy. I again will say I’m not a fan of infused cigars but I can see where this may be a good smoke for someone. So if your new to the cigar world or like a coffee flavored smoke try the Drew Estate Java and remember ENJOY.