Excellent smoke. At first, it was hard to light and had a tough draw. I opened it up with a scratch awl and it was good to go from there on out. Flawless construction and very firm. Smooth but hints of pepper at the light with a perfect ash. The 2nd hand passive smoke was sweet and aromatic. This stick got better and better as it neared the end. I rated it an "8" about one third thru but settled on a solid "10" when I reluctantly had to put it out.
Sean in No. Illinois February 4, 2008
This is a great smoke. The construction is very good. The ash stays so tight that you will be surprised. The flavor, I would consider mild is complex with pepper and spice and stays very smooth through the entire smoke. I think La Aurora Preferido is worth the money. They always have a lot of bids on them in the auctions and the reason is they are very good.
Uppercut in Mid-West January 15, 2006