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"Best Premium for the Price!"
This is one great cigar! I've smoked many "premium" cigars over the years...Cuban Cohibas, Montes, Hoyos...some of the best "legals", Opus X, Padrons, Hemingways, etc. Don't tell Rocky Patel, but I'd gladly fork over 5x the price for this smoke!
The maduro petite belicoso reminds me why I started smoking cigars 20 years ago. Rich tobacco. Excellent construction. Consistency. Delicious...period.
At this price, it's my new every day smoke. Amazing for any price. If maduros are your thing...you can't pass this stick up.
Zach in NJ June 2, 2006
This Petit Belicoso maduro was good/bad. It looks great, lit easily and stayed lit through a slow smoking, drew well, and had lots of mild/mellow taste. On the downside, it had a marked tendency to "canoe" and its' taste has a slight "metallic" tinge to it that went to the back of the throat from the first few puffs. Due to the "canoe" facet, I was able to smoke it to only about 2.25 in. before it became hot and started to get bitter. That may/may not be too bad for a torpedo-shaped gar but I expected better.
Want to underscore that even though the taste was not my personal favorite, this cigar produced plenty of taste so anyone who likes the taste will be well pleased.
I think this is just one of those cigars you just have to try for yourself. Because the taste is so ample yet so even I have to believe a lot of people would like this cigar a lot.
Jim Moore in Central Florida August 14, 2005
I've had a couple of these that ranked among the best smokes I've ever had...Then a few more with all the problems folks have complained about here. After the first few I actually ordered a box in exchange for a box of Henry Clays I had received as a gift through Famous. Famous, in the first customer service gaffe I've ever experienced or even heard of from it, couldn't successfully arrange for a pick-up of the Clays, so I ended up smoking them. Given the quality of those I've had recently (individuals from Famous and a local tobacconist) I'm kind of glad the exchange got botched.
Cephas in Tampa March 12, 2005
I generally flip-flop between a maduro and natural stick. As for this maduro I must say it is an enjoyable stick all the way to the end. My only complaint is that the bands are to wide.
Robert Padilla in Santa Maria, California December 18, 2004
"Smooth as silk"
What a great smoke. Smoked 4 so far and all were awesome. Well made, fantastic flavor. You will not be disappointed with these.
Ron Eckman in West Palm Beach, Florida February 17, 2004