Imperial Stout By Gran Habano Reviews
First smoke of the day .. Was awesome. The Habano collection is all good Im buying more..
Medium body, and thin on flavor. Mostly notes of hazelnuts and fresh leather when they re there. Even burn but terribly tight draw despite the fact that it s pretty loosely packed.
This is a cigar that I call a "filler" from a sampler pack. There always seems to be one cigar that is not up to par with the others. Well, this stick is low in ever regard. The wrapper looks cheap and dyed, it split open upon lighting and tasted awfull. I very seldom ditch a cigar halfway in, but I threw this abortion away with extreme prejudice. Just an awfull cigar.
I've never had a cigar that warrants a bad review, but this one certainly does. It burn evenly at first, but the core burned faster than the exterior. After the first few puffs, it became impossible to smoke. I had to cut it halfway and relight, but the same thing happened again. Taste was decent, nothing too special. The other Gran Habano cigars were amazing, but there's a sharp drop in quality when you come to this one.
I thought I would try to save a little money by buying these "on sale". I have used about half the box now thinking that the first few were an anomaly and they would get better. Well that hasn't happened. Cigars won't burn, can't keep them lit. Draw hard. I wish I had spent the extra and bought some good Fuentes or similiar. I will throuh the rest out so I really didn't save anything. My bad. I will be very reluctant to buy anything that Famous offers "on sale" again - maybe not anything at all. I think they have to know these are not good cigars and they are dumping them.
I'm a daily cigar smoker so I'm allways looking for a great low cost smoke. So far I've never found a good tasting smoke for less than $4 a stick. But this is the one, creamy spicy, with some wood and leather. Of course you can spend more and get a better smoke, but I don't think anybody want's a $7 everyday smoke. Get real quit being snobs and give these a try without bias. They are not a OPUS X but they beat the hell out of a gas station smoke that costs the same.
This is what I think of when I think of what a cigar should taste like. It has a fairly strong flavor without a lot of the "added" flavors so popular with cigars today. Just a great stick of tobacco.
Bad. Very harsh (after a month of rest) at the start. Mellowed out a little, but even then it wasn't very good. To top it off, it wouldn't stay lit. I gave up about halfway through. Luckily, it only cost $1 (20 for 20).
This is so far, by far my LEAST favorite from my "Famous 20 under $20" sampler! Before lighting it seemed to be rolled decently and looked decent. That's as much praise as I can give this stick. Flavor before lighting was unimpressive and only got worse after lighting. The seemingly decent roll turned into a soft sponge feel after smoking about an inch into it. Flavor for the first third was typical cheap cigar. There were serious burn issues that required 2 corrections in the first 1 1/2", making the flavor noticeably worse, constant puffing was necessary just to keep the d*#@ thing lit, which caused it to alternate between almost going out and burning hot, further worsening the taste. By the time I got to the second third the flavor had transformed into what I would guess it would taste like if you licked your grandfather's ash tray right after he stubbed out his fifth stale Roitan Falcon of the day, with an aftertaste to match... This would be about an hour fifteen smoke if you could suffer through it that long. I gave up less than halfway through. I've given several sticks out of my "Famous 20 under $20" to friends. I'm glad this wasn't one of them. I would have felt embarrassed and ashamed. I WILL NOT be smoking another one of these!