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"Taste okay but terrible draw"
I ordered these last year, they were on back order so I waited. When I received them they looked great. The only bone with these cigars is the draw is terrible. I have aged these over a year @ 65% and the draw has stayed the same.
Johnny in SD August 19, 2008
"If you wait, they're really great"
Great value, sent quickly. They were really too moist to smoke at first as expected, but wait 2 weeks at 65% or less out of the cello with the lid off the box. Your wait will be rewarded with a dark coffee roasted flavor that burns slow, flaky ash, draw will be med/firm, but the sticks are hard & well constructed. Not too strong for me but not a morning smoke! My local B&M guys were scared of the dark toothy wrapper, but also impressed at the price for a FBM 40 count!
Dennis R in Atlanta, Georgia May 20, 2008
These are usually pretty good powerful little smokes.
But this last batch I had was pretty bad, Flavor was just plain harsh and couldnt
Keep em lit to save my life
bad burn, no real Flavor Even after two months at 65%.
I pitched more of em than I smoked!
Come on Famous, You can do better than this! Those of us who like these little suckers
Really like them!
Dont go screwing up the blend on us.
stitch in Arizona March 25, 2008
"A deep, smooth, rich-tasting smoke"
A smoke that's smooth, with a surplus of deep, rich, dark tobacco flavor, and a touch of sweet dark chocolate. Volumes of billowing clouds of smoke. Very cool burning for a 4-inch cigar. As a matter of fact, it smokes like a much larger cigar in every way. Highly recommended at the price per cigar. All-in-all, it's a fantastic, smaller, rich, flavorful smoke.
K. Smith in West Milton, OH February 29, 2008
"What a deal!"
When I bought these on Cigar Monster, I figured I couldn't go wrong on the price, and free shipping to boot. My usual cigars are Fuente, RP, Gurkha, CAO, La Flor Dominicana, etc. but I try to save those better brands for when I can sit and really enjoy them. I figured these would be good for every day and work. No disappointment here with these. I smoked 2 yesterday afternoon after receiving them, and was pleasantly surprised. Good even burn and good flavor. I will be buying these again. Guess I shouldn't be surprised that they are made by Plasencia, I've never gone wrong with their cigars and always wanted to try a maduro from them. Tastes like good Nicaraguan tobacco to me!
Ed in Northern CA February 29, 2008
I've had several from my first box already and they're really pretty decent. Good smell before lit and good after lighting. I've had a few that didn't burn 100% great but they're actually what I've been looking for, a good cigar when I don't have a lot of time. I'll buy more.
Jim Caccavo in Chattanooga October 8, 2007
"Wow! Great little cigar for the money!"
Smoked a couple today after they showed up on my doorstep and gave one to my neighbor. Was worried they might be a bit harsh w/out aging in the humidor, but they were rich and robust without being overpowering. That said, smoking one while trying to work on an outdoor project swingset was a futile effort. Was a bit too strong for that. Sit down and enjoy this shorter smoke for all it is and gives. Thick plumes of rich tasting and even smelling smoke. Can't believe they can sell them for this price. If you like stronger manduros do yourself a favor and try some.
JNav89GT in IL May 30, 2007
"Exactly what I was looking for"
With winter fast approaching, I needed a short full-bodied smoke. I smoked a couple out of the first box (on special) then promptly got 4 more on auction. These are one of the better price/quality pc smokes out there.
Helio in CO September 13, 2006
"Jury's Still Out"
Can't get a decision on this one. A bit spongey. A bit harsh. An uneven burn. A good taste. A nice enough looker. All in all, not great, but not terrible as a short smoke either. Give it a try. You might like it. On the other hand, you might not. Caveat emptor!
doctom in arkansas March 14, 2006
This used to be a pretty decent smoke for the money, but lately their seems to be consistency problems in my orders. Taste can run from pleasent to rancid. Draw quality is a crap shoot; about ten to thrity percent of last few orders were rolled so tight, a decent draw was all but impossible. Depending on roll, ash could be anywhere from a nice, smooth even burn to canoeing, striping, or tunneling.
No amount of dry-out time has helped. In most cases, it affected the flavor negatively.
I could return them, but it's such a hassle and have tossed so many of the unsmokeable ones out of sheer frustration. In the future, I'm going to mail the unsmokeable ones back FSS and let them deal with it. Either way, I lose money.
You would think a cigar ought to be smokeable. Gee, what a novel concept.
BW in NCR February 28, 2006