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"Surprisingly peppered with spicey flavor"
whoa! now THIS is one nice smoke!
First off, it presentation is quite classy and draws wide-eyed, raised-eyebrow 'oooohs' and 'aaaaahs' from the chums. However, once the cigar touches the lips, even before lighting up - now THAT's when the pleasure strikes. The sweetened cap is an immediate reward at the end of a day, but after lighting up, the peppery notes are what I, personally, feel really make this what is now about my favorite cigar.
Thank you Drew Estates!
Trail in NW Arkansas April 26, 2010
"SWEET AND SMOOTH"
This is by far my favorite cigar! picked this up on cigar monster smoked one and then payed full price for two cases the next day. Slow even burn. sweet creamy smooth taste... A MUST TRY!
cameron in Grand Rapids, MI April 22, 2010
"A decent infused smoke"
I tried the Isla Del Sol for the first time recently. My goal was to compare the Isla Del Sol to the other infused cigars put out by Drew. My first impression was with the packaging of the full box ~ the box has impressive art work and the cigars are neatly nestled in a bed of tobacco leaves. NEAT presentation! The burn was Ok with a few hot spots that corrected themselves. Good, thick smoke the entire cigar. Taste was mild with a very slight tinge of spice - mostly tobacco and very mild mocha flavors. The band is impossible to remove without damage to the fragile wrapper, which lifted and ripped a couple times. The coffee/mocha infusion was much too mild in my opinion and tended to die out mid cigar. Keep in mind that this is Drews economy line. Overall, a good but not great smoke. Good value.
Reddi in MN September 23, 2009
Love this cigar, nothing but great stuff to say about it. The cap did take a little getting use to. The first few are almost too sweet, although it fades away fairly soon into the stick. After smoking a couple dozen or so the cap is par for the course. However, the cigar is something special. The coffee flavor is subtle but still adds great flavor to the smoke and doesn't fade like the flavors in some other cigars I have tried. Burn and construction have been consistent in all that i have smoked; you would never know this wasn't a long filled cigar. I have to make myself smoke my other cigars when I open my humidor because I always crave a del Sol when I see it. A beautiful looking cigar, smells wonderful and tastes even better. Mild and relaxing, makes great morning smoke, sitting out and watching the sun rise.
justin in bossier city, la September 14, 2009
"Astonishingly good smoke for the money"
I don't usually care for flavor-infused cigars, but I decided to take a chance on Isla Del Sol based on the high ratings and reviews here on the site. I was skeptical, but for the price, I was willing to take a risk. Man, am I glad I risked it. Straight out of the UPS box, these cigars really deliver on taste, long after the sweetness from the sugared tip has faded.
For me, sugared tips aren't a big selling point, and this one really whaps you with the sweetness right up front. But by the time I had smoked a couple inches off the stick, the sweetness died down so I could enjoy the range of coffee and nut flavors swirling around in the thick, rich smoke.
While the burn is a little imperfect and calls for the occasional touch-up along one side, the draw is phenomenal. Not terribly loose, but nice and even, producing a waft of smoke on demand. A clean roll gives it a nice even look, and it holds its shape perfectly throughout the the smoke. I savored mine all the way down to the nub.
Robert in California July 13, 2009
The super sweet cap takes just a little getting used to... but what a smooth, consistent smoke time after time! Took a chance on a box of these but I'll definately be back for more!
Cliff in Cincinnati April 8, 2009
"All my friends want this cigar when they come over"
This Robusto has replaced several high dollar cigars as my smoke of choice. It is also the one my friends want when they come to my house.
Richard in Visalia, CA April 3, 2009
"good value, wrapper too sweet for my taste"
Nicely flavored smoke and not a bad value, but I have to spit a couple times because the wrapper is so sweet.
jim in CO March 9, 2009
"My daily smoke!"
I love the taste and aroma. Just bought a box of Churchills for my brother too.
Brad in Chester, VA February 23, 2009
"Consistant and tasty."
Being a fan of the other Drew Estates cigars I purchased one of the Isla del Sol Robustos at a local shop. It burned smooth and drew well, never needing a relight. The flavor was sweet and tasty at first, mellowing about halfway for a light finish. At $30 for 20, this will be a top choice of mine.
Josh in Detroit November 24, 2008