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"Bang for the Buck"
I bought these at aution and was not quite sure what to expect. On arrival I was surprised how consistant they appeared. The draw was good and the taste was much, much better than expected. A true bargain at $30 a bundle, or at aution for less than $20.
Bruce in Rhode Island February 18, 2009
"Fairly good maduro Torpedo"
Maduro torpedos (Belicoso) I've smoked so far seem to be fairly good tasting for their price level. Draw has been amazingly good but "side-burner" troubles have happened more often than I'd like. For 40 cigars for $34, I don't feel gyped. More time resting in humidor will have a good effect on them, I Hope ! ! !
Vince in Blue Springs, MO February 9, 2009
"Not bad for the price"
For the price I wasn't expecting much. Surprise! These are not a bad smoke. Good draw and taste for a value cigar. These are not the smokes I would have with a good single malt, but they are good outside smoke.
Roger in Orlando December 29, 2008
"Very inconsistant. Tastes great, next one bad."
These cigars are initially very good, but are not consistant. They burn good, then draw poorly, burn down the side and are hot and bitter. The next one will be good. Who knows?
Will in Montana October 15, 2008
"Good draw, good flavor, very enjoyable"
Nice slow burn, easy draw, enjoyable flavor.
JR in Lake Elsinore, August 28, 2008
"Soft, Hot, and dry finish"
I shared this cigar with 9 other coaches after lunch from the same bundle. my expectations were that the cigar would be sweet and burn consistently, which didnt come close to being correct.
Virtually everyone having one had burn issues, the beginning seems to have a plug that prevents the draw from occuring, as if they were horrifically made by some new rollers. the craftsmanship is crap on these as they will not come closoe to resembling a premium cigar. They smoke like a sandwich cigar which left out some of the fullness tabacco wise. Its as if this cigar is made with less tobacco, however, after you get past the plug issue in the beginning of the smoke, it mellows out a bit then finishes very hot and dry with a heavy sour aftertaste which I completely was not epxecting. the Coaches i shared this particular bundle belicoso wont make any effort to buy this cigar again, the Mosaico's broadleaf is considerably sweeter with a much better aftertaste.
The positives for this cigar is it looks good before smoking it. It has a decent aroma and its draw is excellent once past the intial plug that occurs within the first couple of inches. A few had very large stems, remove those and the cigar gets softer and burns more easily. Do not expect a sweet tasting maduro as this cigar doesnt begin to resemble a sweet maduro, while the cigar looks like a premium, once lit up it wont begin to act like a premium. expect to have some burning issues and expect the cigar to be soft as if a less amount of tobacco was used to create the cigar as its definitely not a boxed version of any other brands, as it would be hard to find a boxed cigar that is this lousy craftasmanship wise.
thebaby981 in LSU country July 18, 2008
"La Floridita Belicoso Maduro es seguro"
One of the benefits of having these review areas is not only reading what your compadres think of a particular cigar, but I've found recently as I've gotten older, I've forgotten what I really thought of that cigar (if I don't smoke it often), and going to the review area - only to find that I've also written a review of a version of that cigar. It helps you to remember what you liked or disliked about it.
This holds true for the La Floridita maduro. Reading the reviews made me want to try it again to see if I wanted to buy more. Tonight, I finally got around to having the belicoso and I found that if I puffed it a little differently, more slowly -(bringing less heat prematurely into the cigar), yet still getting a good draw, I enjoyed it a lot more, and avoided some of the taste I didn't like before. I could tell that if I puffed on it more aggressively it would have crossed the line into a more bitter taste. This one had some humidor time, and just went down smoothly, burning fine and with a nice pleasant smokey sweetness - which led me to the decision, "Yes, get some more. Now, while they're still on sale!"
S.P. in Northern Virginia May 23, 2008
"ok 4 the $"
Not good @ first, tough draw, a little dry but gets better about half way through.
Hammie in Brooklyn, NY May 21, 2008
"OK so far but we'll see"
I figured to take a chance with a price like that and so far it's fine - again considering the price. Have only tried the maduro's and will try the naturals next. These are not something I'd tout highly but if you want a decent cigar at a great price, they're hard to beat.
Bill in California May 19, 2008
"Good Now, Great Later"
Taste truly is a subjective beast, but I have a hard time understanding the harsh dislike some have of this brand. It's a good cigar and a truly fantastic deal - a medium-full everyday cigar that smokes very well right out of the bundle. If you want a real surprise, though, age them for a while. One of the belicoso maduros burrowed into the bottom of one of my humidors for about a year and I snagged the bugger while heading out on a recent fishing trip. Near the end of the day, happy about the fishing, I lit up. Terrific! Tasted surprising like a CAO Brazilia - and I hadn't been drinking much. Give them a try.
Dale in Eastern Washington May 13, 2008