Java Mint Toro
6 x 50 - Maduro - Single
Java Mint cigars are a cool new smoking experience with the same chocolate-mocha flavor of the original Java cigars, but lightly infused with a zesty mint flavor, plus essences of mocha and vanilla. Made by Rocky Patel, the cigars have an all-Nicaraguan longfiller and binder core BOX-PRESSED inside a rich-tasting, Brazilian maduro wrapper. The result is a medium-bodied, mint-chocolatey smoke brimming with myriad flavors and aromas. Order some now and taste for yourself.
This is a top favorite so far. The essence of both chocolate and mint are faint but just enough to compliment the cigar. It would not be what I would refer to as a menthol flavor at all, its just enough to provide the "just right" addition of flavor. Also, they burn quote well and do not get harsh - a big "yes" vote from me on that note.
First, I am a huge fan of the Java. However, smoking the "Java Mint" was somewhat like smoking a menthol cigarette. It didn't have much of a "mint" flavor at all. However, I admit that I may have had a preconceived notion of what the Java Mint would taste like before buying it. I purchased it thinking it would have a slight mint undertone to compliment the the always present cocoa and coffee flavors that are so well balanced in the original Java. Also, I didn't let it rest in my humidor either which may have something to do with it. Overall, the quality of construction, draw and burn were great as usual. Being that I am such a big fan of the Java, I will most likely try one more, but will let it sit a while in the humidor before smoking it.