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"Very mild with subtle hints of spice; never harsh."
I had the robusto yesterday while taking a walk. It was well-packed and firm but the draw was easy and it burned fairly evenly. It smelled nice even before lighting. Once lit it had very subtle hints of flavor. It was very mild and never overpowering. I was able to smoke it down to the band with no problem. I would order it again, although I usually buy cigars that are slightly stronger.
John Karam in Massachusetts March 8, 2004
"Great little AM cigar w/a cup of rich coffee."
Being very particular on the best cigar of the day....it's a great AM cigar. Goes well w/your coffee (as does several brands).
Steve Price in Raliegh, NC January 8, 2004
"Ultra mild, smooth, relaxing"
I tried this baby with some trepidation, given the somewhat mixed reviews. This one came in a sampler, and I gave it about a month of humidor aging. The result? Very nice flavor, extremely mild, but a need for a second, mild-puff draw to bring forth the smoke. Could be I should have used a bullet-cutter rather than a guillotine. NO real problemo. Had it with a cup of sweet cuban coffee (I've become a minor export in that brew) and the combo was perfection. Only real problem is that my wife is becoming a cigar fan as well, so I have to pay a few puffs as "tax." But, hey: she likes cigars, appreciates and mixes a great cocktail, loves football and leaves the Victoria's Secret catalogue on my desk. I CAN NOT complain.
Bottom line? DO have some in your humidor for when you want a milder smoke, or have beginner friends over as guests. A VERY nice smoke.
Richard Perea in Valrico, Florida October 18, 2003
I got this smoke as part of a sampler. I thought it was one of the best in the bunch, Very Mild but had a wonderful flavor. I am going to fill my humidor with them
Bret in South Korea (soldier) October 17, 2003
"A very wise choice"
I ordered a sampler pack and when it arrived this was the first one i smoked and boy was that a wise choice ,nice and mild good white ash,even burn ,was able to smoke it until it burned my fingers .I will be getting more of these
Richard Miller in Lugoff , S.C. August 16, 2003
"NOT WHAT I EXPECTED FROM THIS CIGAR"
This cigar arrived with high expectations in flavor. I found that initially, it had a very hard draw. I was expecting to enjoy a slightly creamy taste but it never materialized; instead I found it to be very harsh tasting cigar. Glad I got in a sampler package instead of buying a whole box.
ED OLIVER in IMPERIAL BEACH CA July 30, 2003
"Real nice robusto"
Great cigar! Got a robusto in a sampler with my order, what a nice surprise. Relaxing, smooth, tastes of coffee, chocolate, cream, will definitely buy more. Great job Famous...Have bought from two other online suppliers and you are by far the best. Fast delivery, good packaging, perfect humidification, (smoked great out of the carton, usually I need to let cigars settle in my igloodor for several weeks until I can enjoy them). Because of your customer focus I will think of Famous Smoke Shop when I think of cigars.
Tom in Maryland June 25, 2003
Just finished a robusto after dinner that I received in a sampler pack. What a great way to relax after a meal! This cigar was a nice surprise. It looked a bit rough, with the wrapper looking a little wrinkly, but construction was good. Flavor was consistent all the way. I detected hints of cocoa or coffee, and the flavor was very creamy, smooth, and mild. It reminded me of a Macanudo but slightly stronger. Draw was good, if slightly tighter than I prefer. The smoke was relatively thin however, but the cigar burned all the way without any tweaking. The ash held to just about the half way point before falling, and was medium gray in color and solid, very little flaking if any. Overall, a great cigar that I'd definitely try again. But for the one I just had, definitely an 8 out of 10.
E.C. in Virginia June 16, 2003
"Smooth, mild smoke with a taste of coffee."
I just finished a robusto that I received in a robusto sampler pack and it was a great relaxing smoke. Very,very smooth draw and great aroma. I didn't want to put it down, I almost burnt my fingers. Great after taste. I would definately try another robusto!
Angelo Jimenez in Pope A.F.B., N.C. March 27, 2003
"Great in the mornings"
Have purchased these in samplers only and truly enjoy all sizes,especially the robusto and corona.The larger sizes seem to lose flavor and are a hard draw. The robusto and corona have a great burn,and have a really creamy coffee taste,so naturally I light em up with a fresh cup'o joe in the morning,poolside of course!
Bill in Romney,WV September 9, 2002