Written by Puff Staff

Friday, 07 May 2010

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The flavors within the Drew Estate Java Toro are pleasant. They are not highly varied, however. The dominant taste is that of cocoa, which seems to be present from beginning to end. You also get some notes of coffee. A mocha-like flavor is also noticeable. The flavors are simple, yet enjoyable. It's definitely a medium-bodied cigar that would go good with a cup of coffee while you read your newspaper.


While the Drew Estate Java Toro Maduro may not be a cigar that wows you, it is definitely a solid smoke. The construction is nearly flawless. The flavors are somewhat monotone but coffee lovers might really enjoy it. Its smooth enough for beginning smokers too. I am not sure I would recommend it to those who love cigars with some kick to them, as it may be too underwhelming. Also, if you are one who prefers to have several different flavors within a cigar, you might want to give this one a pass, as it may grow old in a hurry. The Java Toro Maduro is a bit on the expensive side, with a single going for around $8 each. It is also available in packs of 5 and boxes of 24. Even if the price is too high to spring for a box, you might want to pick one up to see how it suits you.

The Drew Estate Java Toro Maduro earns a rating of three out of four stars.

El Rico Habano Maduro Torpedo

The El Rico Habano line was created by Ernesto Perez-Carillo Sr. back in 1970. The cigar was well received but was discontinued due to a tobacco shortage. Several years later, in 2001, the cigar was re-introduced to the public. Two years later, the Maduro version of the line was produced.


The El Rico Habano Maduro Torpedo measures 6 x 54. It also is offered in other sizes: the 5 1/2x54 Rico Club and the 7 1/2x54 Habanero Deluxe. The filler and binder are both comprised of Nicaraguan tobacco. Holding everything together is an Ecuadorian Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This stick is known to pack a kick and is considered full-bodied. It is handmade at the El Credito factory in the Dominican Republic.

The Maduro Torpedo is one intimidating cigar appearance-wise. Its wrapper is very dark and is loaded with oil. Despite its mean looks, it is surprisingly smooth with hardly any veins present. It is also soft to the touch. Near the head is a band in red, gold, and white. The band displays the El Rico Habano Name as well as a company logo. Given the very dark wrapper, the band is a nice touch and really stands out. Smelling the cigar prior to lighting gives off a peppery scent. The same holds true for the cold taste which is spicy.

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