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"Great cigar for everyday smoke on a budget!"
I love Cohiba Black, but at almost $400 for a box of 25 they're out of my league. While looking for an alternative I came across Topper Old Fashioned, and boy am I impressed! Not as visually pleasing as a Cohiba, but for the price, who cares?!
John in Brooklyn, NY June 26, 2012
"Great American cigar"
I've been smoking the topper old fashion extra oscuro for over 15 years and they haven't disappointed me ever!
Terry in Mims, Fl. May 30, 2012
"Best Everyday Cigar for the $$$"
These little Topper perfectos are a true wunderkind! Machine-made for goodness sake, yet oh so tasty. Dollar for dollar this is the best everyday cigar to be found. Being machine-made, construction isn't up to hand-made standards, but it's still well made. And the flavor is better than many a pricey handmade! I personally love their rustic appearance. I have probably smoked 200-300 of these little gems and I can honestly say I don't remember ever getting a bad one. Always draw good, sometimes the wrapper is a bit mis-aligned and you can see the binder showing through, but it doesn't hamper the smoke! Highly recommended. Topper rocks... one of my "go to cigars" for sure... in fact, think I'll go get me another box right now! Viva la Topper!!!!!
Eoin Padraig in Arizona May 13, 2011
I recently read an article on the Topper family and how they are making cigars in New England. They've been around for over 115 years so they must be doing something right...right? Absolutely! The cigars look very rough but it adds to the character. The burn and flavor are excellent. Value aside....these are going definitely becoming regular additions to my humidor.
Larry in Medford, MA February 17, 2011
"Best choice for an every day smoke"
Burn is pretty good.
Some seam to be plugged a bit.
When not plugged draws well. not to easy not to ruff,
to most they look kinda gnarly, but I love the rustic look,
the taste is the strong point. very very tasty. if you have tried the tabamex this is very similar.
the construction besides occasional plugs is very good. no unraveling here.
bottom line great smoking value. extremely tasty and made in the USA. don't smoke anything else cowboys and girls
Jason in NJ September 30, 2010
"Not bad for a buck"
I smoke $5 to $10 cigars and was looking for a small, cheap cigar that would smoke well and cost little for those times during the day when you want a cigar but don't have time to enjoy a real good cigar. After several attempts at smaller cigars, I gave up. The draw on most smaller cigars is terrible. Decided to try a machine made for that reason. The smoke well and the flavor is okay though a little rough. Don't like these as well as Muniemaker but they are second best for the money.
btg in Michigan March 20, 2010
Y'all gotta give Topper Old Fashioned a try! These are great cigars. I enjoy these as much or more than my handmade Punch, HdM, ERDM and Bolivar cigars...no kidding. They even beat my favorite Texas machine made and they're very good cigars!
These perfectos are a great size, great draw and a great taste. I love their rough "old fashioned" look...true, they won't win any beauty contests, but they look great to me.
I agree with some of the other reviewers here in that they give a nice tobacco and chocolate flavor. Best of all, Made in the USA. We need more companies like Topper! Buy a box and you won't regret it!
Kevin in Texas February 19, 2010
"Great American Standard!"
The Topper Old Fashioned Perfecto is better than many hand made cigars I have smoked. It is relatively mild bodied but carries a very noticeable pleasant rich tobacco/chocolate flavor. The construction is solid, the ash is firm with a surprisingly even burn, and the draw is not too easy or hard. I love the old fashioned perfecto shape which is so hard to find, especially at an affordable price. I would recommend this smoke to anyone looking for an affordable standard go to cigar. I get an hour of smoking pleasure out of one stick. Its also encouraging that this is an all American, historical, and privately owned brand made in Pennsylvania. All natural tobacco from the filler through the binder to the delicious dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. I hope this company lasts a long time.
Christopher J in New Jersey October 19, 2009
"Ages Really Well"
These age amazingly well. The first few I smoked had a tight draw, but the flavor was nice. After a few months in the humi, now draw beautifully, and have great flavor. Light chocolate, with a buttery essence on the finish. Great everyday cigar for the money.
Dan in Nebraska April 24, 2009
"The best low cost somke around"
I have tried several low end cigars for mowing the lawn and dog walking. They generally end up getting tossed in the trash because they are so bad. The Topper is a very good smoke for the money and is perfect when time does not allow you a more expensive or larger smoke. I smoke mostly full bodied cigars and was happy to find this is a good medium to full cigar.
Todd in Manchester, NH December 1, 2008