Tabak Especial Robusto Negra
5 x 54 - Maduro - Box of 24
Drew Estate makes Tabak Especial cigars. You may choose between two variations of wrappers, an very dark CT broadleaf or a CT shade wrapper that encompass filler leaves from Nicaragua and a Sumatra binder.. Before they are aged, these cigars are imbued with Nicaraguan coffee.
I received a few of these in a sampler pack and hesitated in trying it from past bad experience with flavour infused cigars. This cigar looked like a cigar, not a loose bundle of scraps like some others. The exterior was uniform in texture and colour and had a ragged foot. The wrapper was satin and the cigar felt firm. The aroma and pre-light draw were very nice - a hint of sweetness. The flavour was mild sweet coffee/chocolate - tasted like a cigar first - flavour second which was nice. The burn was even, tons of smoke, leaving a firm white ash. The taste was consistent to the nub - no bitterness at all. I usually smoke medium/full flavour cigars - this was a pleasant departure, though, the price point exceeds what I normally smoke.
I love the smaller versions of these. The tin cigarillos and petit corona size have been regulars for me for a few years now. So, I tried these and I guess they are just way too heavy for me. I have not been able to get through a single one of the robustos. They make me really sick like some kind of little kid trying my first cigar or something, heh. They taste superb, just as I would expect from the Tabak line, but I guess it s just too heavy a smoke for me.