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I have only smoked the robustos,(my favorite size), they are always consistent, good burn, great mild to medium flavour,with a little complexity, and excellent draw. All the hype is well deserved. Any bad reviews have to be a result of improper storage, etc. I have smoked 20 plus of these, first from my local tobbacco shop, and second from the box I purchased. Trust me you cant go wrong with the c18, unless it has been improperly stored.
Jon Buchanan in GA July 9, 2007
"Raw taste was just me, wanted to clarify!"
The "raw taste" I described was just me. These are fabulous. I have bought two boxes and no problems with any of them. My new favorite!!
Arabian Horse in KC February 11, 2007
This is one great smoke! To start off with, I usually like the maduro cigars but I tried this one and it was great. I found it to be of excellent construction and it had a great burn. The taste was smooth all the way through. I would call this a medium body smoke with tons of flavor. I did however note at times a somewhat "raw?" flavor. I am not sure about this flavor with being 18y/o aged tobacco. Just my opinion. I will however try more of these and see if it was just the few I have already smoked. I would like to say I will keep a box of these in the humi at all times. Price is right on, and these are a must try!!
Arabian Horse in Kansas City January 29, 2007
"Good flavorful smoke"
After trying one from a sampler I bought a box. I was very happy with the great flavor, excellent construction and consistent burn. However, I was surprised that these were rated mild or mild to medium in strength. I find them to be on the other side of medium. This was my only disappointment (a plus for some) with this cigar.
mgraze in chicagoland September 10, 2006
This is another great winner from Cusano. It has a smooth, mild flavor, firm white ash, and consistant burn. It's the milder brother of Cusano's excellent Corojo...
Mike in Pittsburgh April 20, 2006
"The price is right, the rating is not........."
I have smoked 5 of these now and continue to be unimpressed. Cigar Aficianado gave these a 91 rating, I would have to disagree. I give them more like an 85. The price is right on par with the quality. They are a good everyday smoke, but nothing spectacular. These sticks are way over-hyped. There isn't really much flavor to them, and they tend to canoe alot. I had to use my lighter numerous times on each one I smoked. Like I said, this is a quality cigar, just not a 91.
Vince M in Altoona, PA April 7, 2006
"Lives up to the hype"
I was searching for cigars and stumbled upon the hype around the Cusano 18. So, I ordered a box and was pleasantly surprised. It lives up to the accolades! It has smooth flavor, tight wrap, and nice even burn creating long ashes. It is definitely a cigar that I fill the humidor with. Several boxes later and I'm still satisfied.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention, the price is right. I select Cusano 18 over most much higher premium brands. So, there's no excuse not to keep them around. Surprisingly, the smoke shops in my area don't handle them so I order them online. Try a box or a sampler, you won't be disappointed.
T Satcher in Boca Raton, FL March 17, 2006
"Simply the best"
I've smoked several boxes of these, and they are by far my favorite cigar. Extremely smooth and creamy, full flavored, but mild to medium bodied. Perfect burn, large volumes of smoke, no bitterness at all, tight ash, and a beautiful, but not too delicate wrapper. This cigar has it all, and for a price less than half of most of the premium smokes available on the market. Fantastic, clean flavor, and with the 18 year old tobaccos, extremely smooth, kind of like 18 year old single malt scotch. The best buy on the market today! I will always have a box of these around.
Jim H. in Houston, TX March 10, 2006
"One of the best in the price range."
I ordered a box of the Cusano 18 robustos with high hopes, and I wasn't disappointed. Certianly a full body smoke with excellent construction and a nice easy draw. A very nice volume of smoke too. Don't be fooled by the "double conn" wrapper and binder, this is without a doubt a full body smoke, but with no harshness or "bite". Of the cigars in this price range, this is one of the best.
Jason in Ohio October 11, 2005