Showing 11 through 17 of 17 reviews
Mark H in Texas February 2, 2012
All I can say is it only took about half a cigar to know this would be a favorite. Rich, rich full body flavor. Started well and even ended great, right down to finger burning length. Burn, draw price, and just about everythin about this cigar is GREAT! Thanks you Famous sales rep for asking me to try a sample pack. Just had to order a bundle after trying these.
Ken in Arkansas July 17, 2011
"Wonderfull flavor, could'nt pit it down."
Got one in a sample pack. Nice and tastey, not overwelming. Matches the description very well. Leaves a nice creamy moka after taste with a hint of spice. I'm a fan of Nicaragan's but have been finding more and more Hondurans that I like, thank you Famous Sample packs. I liked this cigar so much, no I did'nt buy the factory, but ordered a 25 cigar bundle.
Terry in North Haven, CT June 23, 2011
"Great cigar - don't let the silly band fool you"
I received this cigar in a maduro sampler. Had to laugh when I saw the cheesy karate band on the cigar, but was blown away when I lit it. Very good cigar with complex flavors of chocolate, espresso, touch of leather. Very delicious with a little Gentleman Jack. Smoked this cigar down to the nub and kept trying to get that last puff in before putting it out. My wife even said this cigar smoke smelled very good and she usually doesn't like the smell of most cigars.
Kraig in Sonora, CA August 5, 2010
"A tasty mix of maduro and corojo tobaccos"
The combination of the brazilian Mata Fina, Costa Rican corojo binder, criollo fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras, and Mexican tobacco worked really well for the recently resurrected 7-20-4 brand. It works well in this one too. The sweetness of the maduro wrapper combined with the complex flavors of the corojo tobaccos gives you a relaxing yet entertaining experience. The wrapper feels velvety on your fingers, and a pleasure to behold. The stogie gives off plenty of smoke. I only had it a couple of weeks in my humi, wonder what a few months are going to do to it... Try it, you won't be disappointed.
Victor in New England August 3, 2010
"Had me at the first puff"
Been a cigar smoker for a long time and this is a very good cigar. Not many cigars can wow you within the first few minutes but this one....winner!
Gary in Atlanta July 28, 2010
"Velvety Smooth Semi-sweet Chocolate and Espresso"
In a word... Delicious.
As a newcomer to cigars, I have been trying out all the big hitters based on Cigar Afficianado's "Top 25 Cigars of [Year]" lists, a few winners that have come with the Famous Smoke Shop "Best Of" samplers I have ordered, and others that just catch my interest, probably from good marketing. Some of my favorites already include Oliva Series V, My Father No. 1, Cohiba Extra Vigoroso, Cohiba Puro Dominicana, Liga Priva No. 9, and Casa Magna, to name a few.
Capoeira, hands down, it my favorite so far. Its flavor develops from the first few puffs. It does not take a while to get going like some of the others I have tried. Now, I am not an experienced cigar smoker, but this is velvety smooth from the get go, and the taste of semi-sweet dark chocolate and espresso is rich and not at all overwhelming. Perhaps creamy is also a good word.
Construction is not too bad. The cap unraveled a bit on the first one I smoked, and it seems a bit thinner than the caps on some of the others cigars I have already mentioned. Draw is just a little tight, but nothing unmanageable. Appearance is right on par with taste. Velvety smooth, sem-sweet dark chocolate and espresso througout. Perhaps dessert cigar is an apt description? The burn is uneven at times, but not incredibly so, and it tends to even back out. White ash and a lot of thick whitish smoke.
I am definitely buying a box of these before long. The sampler is not going to last me long at all.
David C in Georgia June 1, 2010