"I really like these!"
I've smoked a number of these and have really enjoyed every one. I've tried the Robusto and Torpedo sizes and they have all been great. I love the flavor ... I've read others describe "notes of floral" and wondered what they meant. The RP Honduran Natural flavor makes me think of this, plus a hint of spicy-ness/peppery-ness that comes and goes. Burn? Consistency? Draw? Appearance? Taste? Construction? This one rates well on all fronts from my experiences. Plus, it's affordable to boot.
Rudy in Wisconsin February 24, 2013
"Where's the QC?"
Loved the maduro in this line so I took a chance. The first one was not bad, thinner than I normally prefer but well made with a surprisingly long burn. It was peppery with lots of wood and leather and stronger than I thought it would be. The second one tasted more aged, mellower with the flavors more blended as if they got it right after # 1, not bad at all. The third was as far away as you could get flavor wise! Still looking good, still burning good, with almost a citrus flavor that became increasingly bitter. Chucked it halfway thru. Bottom line, it seems like a crap shoot, if you try 'em best of luck!
DrDogEnd in Albany NY October 23, 2010