Wotje Java robusto

Wotjes is a brand especially made for tobacconist W. Otten in Maastricht, a beautiful city in the south of The Netherlands and I heard a lot about those cigars that is a robusto size, which is an unusual vitola for a dry cigar and they are made with 5 different wrappers. Java, Sumatra, Brazil, Manila and Havana. They are sold in dress boxes of 25 and in samplers of 10, with 2 of each wrapper. I had to go to Maastricht for work last week and decided to treat myself to a sampler. This is the review of the Java wrapper.
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The wrapper of this 4 ½ inch ring 46 robusto has a lot of veins and the aroma reminds me of dry hay and some pepper. The predraw is fine and leaves a leathery taste on my lips.
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After lighting the cigar I can taste some sweet leather, but not a lot. The flavor is quite mellow and low in volume and leaves me with a dry taste in my mouth. The little flavor that was noticeable slowly fades away until I taste nothing at all. If I try real hard I do find a faint flavor of chocolate. Once the cigar reached the halfway point it gets a little spicy, but nothing to write home about.
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The smoke is quite thick and white, the ash is white too and the aroma is quite nice, a bit sweet. The burn is allright.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Not a chance

Appearance: 5 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 5 / 10
Aroma third part: 5 / 10

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