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"Good bang for the buck"
My Carino suffered from an inconsistent roll with a couple soft spots, one of which was down right spongy to the point that, even squeezing lightly, I squeezed the cigar down to half thickness. The burn reflected the roll, burning unevenly and requiring 2 corrections in the first half, but straightened out well after burning past the worst soft spot, and held ash surprisingly well. (almost 2 inches) Pre-light draw was light to medium and had a flavor that reminded me of the Turkish cigarettes I used to smoke. The flavor right after lighting was smooth and crisp with a sharp spiciness when exhaled through the nose. Flavor remained consistent through the first 2 thirds with the spiciness through the nose tapering off slightly. The last third added a creamy flavor for a nice finish. Draw while smoking is easy without being too light and provides plenty of smoke. Overall this is a good basic, low buck stick, great as an outside smoke.
Josh in Arkansas October 5, 2011
Wasn't expecting much out of this as I got it out of the 20 for $20 sampler. Good burn/draw/finish. Would probably buy again.
Jimmy in Milwaukee, WI October 4, 2011
"Natural is not bad at all"
I bad-mouthed the maduro version of this cigar, and I meant every word. The least I can do is give praise where praise is due. The natural version of this cigar is great all the way around... taste, burn, draw... all good. The maduro and the natural are like two completely different cigars. Maduro-bad, natural-good.
JakeTheMuss in Cleveland, OH September 28, 2011
Got one of these in a sampler. If I had paid $65 for a whole box of these things, I'd be pissed. They suck. Draw & construction are fine, but they taste like crap. They are $1 cigars with a fancy band... proverbial pig in a dress.
JakeTheMuss in Cleveland September 19, 2011
A solid built cigar but the flavor is not quite there for a good maduro. Some spice and toasty wood on the nose but I find the stick to finish with a bit of an artificial, chemical flavor. For the auction price, they are a decent smoke.
Chris in Oregon September 12, 2011
Great looking rich dark cigar. Construction was good and firm but draw was excellent. Burned evenly with good amount of smoke. Great taste. I will pruchase again.
Jeffrey B in USA September 5, 2011
"the best house brand yet"
I've smoked these in various sizes - all maduro - and just can't fault them.
They outperform many of the famous names too.
roy.r in UK August 29, 2011
"Carinos Natural very good"
Just finished one in the natural wrapper today and it was very tasty. Smooth, creamy, and I much prefer this one to the maduro version.
Dave C in SC, USA August 22, 2011
"just as described"
Description right on target!
Burnt just a little uneven...nothing too bad tho. Ash mostly white. Enjoyed it... reminds me of the Flor de Oliva maduro very much. Got mine in the sampler.
mark in tyler tx August 13, 2011
This cigar was characterized by a burnt-wood sort of flavor with some leather. When the smoke first hit my palate with each draw, it felt like it would be strong and thick on the finish - like an El Cobre or LFD Double Ligero. But it doesn't happen, finish is medium strength at best and rather short. Not an unpleasant cigar, but due to the burnt flavor not one I'd be inclined to smoke often.
Dave C. in SC August 1, 2011