This is one of the tastiest cigars I ve had in a long time. Pre-light it is in fact way sweeter than my normal lot. It reminds me of a cognac dipped stick with chocolate, and of course, subtle coffee flavors. Once you light it up most of the sweetness seems to disappear. You notice a very slight hint of coffee but more of a really smooth spice and oak. I passed one on to a friend who smokes a lot of Cubans and he loved the thing as well. When you re ready to treat yourself go grab a few Tabak Especials and you ll be glad you did. Awesome smoke at during beach time and sunsets over the sound!
I tasted absolutely no coffee or any flavors at all with mine. I ve got another one of these and two more Tabak smokes to try...so maybe this was just a bad one...but I literally couldn t finish it. It coated the back of my throat with a heavy, overwhelming, bitter tobacco flavor. After a perfect cut at the tip the wrapper began to peel as well. It put off a TON of smoke for what thats worth. I ve only been smoking for a few months and this is maybe only my 20th cigar, but its far and away the worst one I ve had so far.
This cigar may not be everyone s cup of joe , but it suits me to a T . After trying all the major flavor-infused cigars over a period of years, I ce settled on Tabak Especial Toro Negra as my go to when I want a relaxing after-dinner or late evening treat . Mild to medium in strength, and consistently superior construction and quality in workmanship keep me coming back for more of this smoke. If you re not into flavored or infused cigars, this might not be for you. BUT - then again, give it a try with the right open-minded attitude about what you re about to enjoy and I think you ll walk away VERY impressed. This nay never become your everyday smoke, but it sure is mine! Love it!- Jeff
These are simply great smokes. Lot's of flavor but not harsh. Good draws and I get many compliments from the ladies who get whiffs of my smoke.
Great coffee infused cigar. Drew estates have a winner.
I can't believe it. Just when I thought that Drew Estate couldn't possibly improve on the Java, they come out with Tabak Especial coffee infused!! Fresh out of the box it smelled just like the Java...identical. This is a fat round stogie where the Java is a box pressed cigar and the Tabak Especials all come with a rag tip for lighting. It is a little rustic in appearance but makes for an amazingly easy and consistent light. Before lighting, I tasted the cap...just lightly sweetened whereas the Java has a very sweet cap. The big difference is that not only is the cap sweetened but the entire length of the stogie wrapper is sweetened!! This is unlike any other flavored cigar out there for that quality alone. Now the Tabak Especial has a rich beautiful smoke and a sweet sweet sweet aroma that is pleasing to all who smell it. The experience is taken up another notch. If you liked the Java, try this baby. In comparison, this is an A+ and the Java is a B-. Enjoy!
I have been trying to find a cigar from Drew Estate that I didn't like. I tried this bad boy and well this cigar is now going to stock my humidor. I love it. Smooth, easy draw, great construction same flavor all the way to the nub. Im getting a box
I love the flavor of this cigar. The burn was wonderful and the draw was easy. I loved the taste left on my lips after each draw. You can smoke these down to the very end without a bitter taste. Best for the money.
The over all of this cigar, the tabak especial toro, is the best coffee cigar I have smoked in a long time. Whatever your company is doing keep it up. You get a good cigar for a good price, thank you.
For those who want a full sized, coffee flavored cigar,with a smooth, even burn,this is it. A staple in my humidor.
I had 1 of these a few weels ago and really liked it alot. It made my favorites list then. today I made myself a tall kaluha and cream and had this stick......I am in love I think!!!