I've been a cigar smoker for a short time. However, I have tried a variety of cigars and created a catelog of them all. I found that my favorite is the Ashton Aged Maduro. So I desparately needed to find an "everyday" stick. I read the reviews of the Andros Maduro; ordered a bundle and held my breath. I was pleasantly suprised. The order was received in a timely fashion and arrived in perfect condition. I'm currently enjoying a stick as I write this review. I have an Andros Maduro each night with a Maker's Mark Bourbon on ice. Keep the quality and price at this level and I'm a customer for life!!
I was searching for a good value in a daily Maduro smoke, and happened upon the Andros section of FSS. After reading the rave reviews comparing these sticks to smokes of twice the price, I decided to buy some Lonsdales. Unfortunately, my experinece was not the same as others. The first one I lit was almost impossible to draw, but what I could taste of it was quite good, just very thin due to the nearly impossible draw. I rolled the cigar between my fingers end to end, and felt what seemed like a wooden plug at one point. I proceeded to check the others, and about 1/3 were anywhere from soft to wooden at different points along the length. Most were inconsistant. I cut a few and drew them, and they were extremely inconsistant. I contemplated being one of the few stated to return this bundle, but it tasted so good that I decided to keep them anyway. I figured that maybe a larger ring would be less likely to plug, so I ordered some Churchills. Time will tell. I certainly hope I will share the experineces of others here in the future.
I did not find the Andros to be flavorful. I also found them to be of poor construction. I was not happy with the smoking experience of this cigar.
I enjoyed this cigar that was included in a sampler. I have ordered more since it was mild and flavorful. Enjoy!
This is a well constructed and potent Dominican. I have not seen such value in a lower-priced cigar before. Be sure to get the maduro.
I love cigars, of all ranges, from 99 cents to 40 bucks a stick... I have been smoking for over 10 years now. I get that with the " " Bargain " cigars some say you get what you pay for...but sometimes you fine a gem in the rough... this is NOT that. It burned clean.. but the taste was like they took dry leaves from the lawn and rolled them up. Even the smoke from the tip smelled funny. have a few still in my humidor ( a friend gave me a few ) and I will see if they taste any better in a few months...but as of now, I will NOT be buying any of these.
This might be a decent cigar if it was not like sucking air thru a little red coffee straw. Nice look and tastes good from what i can draw.
I was surprised by the draw %26 smooth taste fro such a cheap cigar. I will be ordering more very soon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
OK. This cigar is not good. Good burn and draw, but the taste is a mild tobacco flavor with absolutely no other flavor. Tart on tongue. Overall nasty. I've smoked many cigars and I wouldn't recommend this one to my worst enemy. Go buy Famous Nicaragua Bundles. Around same price and ten times better. Sorry Andros. I don't know why you released this cigar, it's bad.
The burn was ok went out once or twice (it was windy) and lit back up fine... It was somewhat inconsistent... The draw on most of the smokes was terrible the ones that had a decent draw were pretty good... The appearance is more yellowish than it looks in the picture... The taste was a mild medium a little earthy with a bit of spice and a leather finish.. Construction was fair It was a little mushy towards the end most every day smoke are though... It was a nice smoke I myself won't be buying again due to the horrible draw but it's was worth the money for the few smoke that were good.
Made the mistake of smoking a couple on the first day I got them: terrible burn and even a worse draw. Ended up spiking the hell out it to get a decent draw. Also cutting the cap completly off was helpful. Not to mention recutting the cigar half way through the smoke becsuse the burn was so off.Ironically,the last quarter of each of these problematic cigars ended up being a decent smoke for the cost. Upon opening my humi the next day there was a strong smell of ammonia,which I understand is relatively common with young premium cigars that need some additional aging in the humidor. I intend to keep these sticks inside the humidor for another few weeks and to make sure to open the humidor every once in a while to let any trapped ammonia out. Last word: needed to much attention to get a satifying smoke.