"Perfectly Average smoke"
I really don't "get" the glowing reviews of what is actually a fine, run-of-the-mill, everyday cigar. Like all Torano's, the construction is reliably good, with maybe 2-4 tight rolls per box. Every now and then, one canoes on me, and I've had a few wrappers flake apart, but the construction is generally better than you pay for. The taste is excellent, not as complex as some reviewers claim, but a good, solid cigar. Occassionally they leave an after-taste and or turn bitter, but not often if you've aged them properly. Guys, this is a fine cigar, and at Famous' prices, it's worth every penny, but let's not exaggerate. If you want a VSG or Padron Anniversario, go pay for it. For myself, I'll stick with these or the Exodus 1959's and figure I've got my money's worth in a nice smoke, out on the deck after work, with a glass of Scotch and my dog at my feet. On the scale, I give it a solid "8".
Greg in Portland, OR January 3, 2006