"Great in Every Way!!"
Fired one up right out of the box. Even steady burn, Taste was a little spicy but I think that will mellow out after some time in the humidor, Draw was excellent. All in all, one great cigar for the price.
Bill in Maryland December 2, 2008
"Ho Hum... Nothing special here"
I got these sticks on auction and stuck them in my Humi for a week like i do most of the sticks i get. I am dissapointed that carinos are an average cigar. There simply isn't anything special about them that make them stand out amongst the crowd in a forrest of sticks to be smoked. The construction is good(although, when cutting the cap the wrap wanted to unwrap on the cut, no big deal just annoying), the burn was ok, even until i got about halfway down the stick. The Ash was a little soft, and dropped about 3/4- 1 in. down. the flavor was just ho-hum, but was consistently ho-hum through the entire stick. All in all, it was an average smoke... I didn't dislike carinos, it's just that with so many other quality smokes in the same $$ range, the carinos just isn't going to be my first... second... hell, not even my fifth choice as a go to stick..
D. Tennant in winter haven August 12, 2008
"Fear not, little one, I am here to protect thee."
Ok. I've had these in the box for a scant three weeks and they have already improved nicely. Smoked another one last night and enjoyed it quite much. In six months, these won't want to do anything but work sheep. So buy them, let them simmer a while, and they'll be fine.
Top_Jimmy in Conway, AR June 25, 2008