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I used to smoke these in 2011 they tasted good and the draw was not bad, good for the price! But in 2012 the cigar is so wet it turns to a mush and tar just drips out the hole, Wow what a bitter taste
(Bought at Fred Meyer) Now I have to leave the cigars out for 2 days to dehumidify and cut the ends off so the tar won't concentrate at the end. Another thing the wrapping keeps unraveling so I just peel it off at the beginning.
Brian in Seattle, WA December 25, 2012
"Once great, now terrible tast"
What happened? These were once the best cigars sold in country stores, now 75% of them are so bitter in taste soon after lighting them they cannot be smoked. AyC needs to correct this sooner than later.
James in TN October 5, 2012
"Taste has become awful"
These used to be the best cigars sold in country stores %26 gas stations. Now at least half of them develop a terrible bitter taste about 1/3 of the way into them. Please check this out AyC, and get it fixed! Don't let a good cigar go away.
Jim in Union City, TN October 3, 2012
"Not bad for a Drug store gar"
The AyC Grenadier cigar is, as far as drug store or gas station cigars go, in the upper end of the category. Like most well made machine cigars the flavor and burn and construction are almost always consistent. Sure once and a while you will get a cigar that is plugged, or the hole is punched incorrectly, but that is not often. The flavor is a very mild, almost blandish, dry tobacco flavor, with a hint of flavorings added to the homogenized sheet binder. The flavors in the binder taste a bit like chocolate and vanilla. This is not a sweet cigar, but as I said dry. The finale fourth of the cigar can be bitter at times, I think this is caused by the binder. Over all, as machine made cigars go, this is better then a Phillie or Dutch Masters, but not as good as a Muniemaker.
Todd in Connecticut September 6, 2012
"Were once excellent. Now are horrible."
I started smoking the AyC Grenadier darks in 1983 and have LOVED them up until now. There would always be a low percentage of them that would deliver a bitter, ugly tar to your mouth after smoking it down a way. Recently, they are nearly ALL bad. You have to throw them away in the middle of the smoke. Something seriously wrong at AyC on these.
Darryl in Cincinnati OH August 7, 2012
"Used to be a decent cigar"
These used to be a decent in between cigar, now it seems every other one is plugged or has holes in it making it unsmokable. They are in need of some serious quality control.
John Connolly in NJ April 28, 2012
I put these in a humidor and after a couple weeks not a bad quick smoke. For the price worth it.
Ron W in Sacramento ca December 20, 2011
"Good for the Price"
I picked these up at my local gas station. I'd been eyeing them for a while and finally checked them out. They had a nice flavor, and were usually consistent throughout. I used them for a nice morning smoke and they fit pretty well for the job. They were a bit stiff upon opening, but I stuck them in my humidor and they were quite a bit better. The burn wasn't as hot and it made for a smoother smoke. The draw was a bit hard on a few of them. All in all, a good walue for the price.
in June 16, 2011
Bought a pack of these at local grocer, they were out of my usual, lucky for me the clerk was a stogy smoker too.
But she recommended these AYC's. She was Cuban so I figured she knows her stuff when it comes to cigars, anyways I was pleased with the quality and taste of these "lancer" type cigars. Have purchased them from here on without hesitation.
NOTE: For the price which is nearly 7Bucks a 6 pack, yeah thanks to shimp tax
Famous Smokes 10-6 packs are a bargain. Don't hesitate these are great little, but long knock a rounds.
oh yeah you may find it better to chop the tip as it can get a little soggy.
jsctthll in ga November 17, 2009
"Dried out, many broken and with holes from machine"
I ordered these when Garcia Vega was out of stock. These were dried out, many with holes from wrapping machine, many broken by wrapping machine, poorly packed resulting in an inconsistent draw. A truly inferior cigar!
Thomas in Redmond, Washington November 25, 2007