Djarum Special is created from a blend of perfectly aged cloves and tobaccos with exotic special spices. Uniquely suited for special occasions, this brown paper kretek is still one of the most popular and aromatic kretek brands.
Djarum Special was first introduced in 1983 to the US market. It was the first internationally marketed brown paper kretek in the world.
1.0 Mg TAR and 15 Mg Nicotine
Posted by Jared Hamilton on 7th Jun 2015
I had tried a pack of Blacks for my first kretek experience, and was rather disappointed. Sad to say these are even more of a letdown. As other reviews have said, a very light smoke, and the flavour profile is very subtle. Too subtle, and over much too soon, I would say, if the experience were worth staying for.
If the best praise that buyers can offer Specials is that they're "still better than American cigarettes", I suggest to others that you look elsewhere. Hopefully the Browns have that Djarum richness and profile I've heard so much about, but have yet to find.
Posted by Molly on 26th Dec 2014
I personally love these Djarum Specials. The crackle, the sweetened filter, the blend of spices... I cannot smoke regular cigarettes as they leave me feeling congested, but these cloves are as I remember them (over 20 years ago). Highly recommended for anyone who knows what a true kretek is.
Posted by jack mehoff. on 11th Jan 2014
Nothing like what they use to taste here in the states. Real light and almost no taste. Ymmv could just be me. The djarum Mr. Brown taste like the original specials just no sweat filter and stronger. Would not order the specials agian. But it's still better then American cigarettes.
Order came fast. Ordered on Christmas eve. Arrived about 15 day later here in Ca. Will order agian. Thanks ciggiesworld.
Posted by Jay on 16th Nov 2013
Burns way too fast. Very different from original Indonesian blend. Still a good smoke, but not as satisfying. If you are looking for a close match to the original blend, try Djarum Brown.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jul 2013
I order came fast and the smokes were awesome.
Posted by Ken on 21st Jun 2012
Didn't think it was twenty dollars a pack.
Posted by Haribow on 8th Apr 2012
this is the first cigarette i tried and i cant think of smoking anything else the taste is smooth and it's scent is isn't stale like other cigarettes
Posted by clove hippy on 8th Apr 2012
Found these in a local quick-E-mart, left over before the ban, and they are super delicious, and insanely smooth. I would call these Djarum Super Special rather than Special, though they are very tasty, and still gave me a bit of a buzz lol. I reccomend IF you can find them ;)