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Got one in a sampler. Tastes good, not complex. Draw is good. However, burn is extremely uneven and had to light it about 4 times because it went out. Draw and taste is good, so they have a good thing going here if they can get the construction down pat.
Josh in Alabama April 15, 2013
"Better than expected!"
With a name like "Famous Value Line" I wasn't expecting much from this stick. It had been sitting in my humidor, being overlooked for the more promising looking names/bands, but I finally got around to smoking it tonight. I was very pleasantly surprised! This stick is rolled well, has a great draw, and burned excellently! The flavor profile isn't extremely complex, predominately oaky with some toasted nutty flavor and an occasional hint of leather, but it's good for a cheap cigar. Had to put it out a little early for dinner, but at a little past the halfway point there was no sign of bitterness or ammonia and the retrohale was smooth. Famous, I'm impressed.
Josh in Arkansas November 17, 2011
This cigar was not good. I got a few of these in a variety pack. This was the first cigar I've had in a long time that I could not finish. The taste was just terrible.
Phil in Washington, DC October 14, 2011
First (real) cigar I have disliked so much I put it out half way. I couldn't help but be reminded of my cigarette smoking days. I only paid $1 for this with the 20 under 20 pack, but I feel even that was a little too much.
Brendan in Seattle, Cascadia September 5, 2011
A very good cigar. Great flavor. Great draw. It's one of my favorites.
Jimmy M in Texas September 5, 2011
"Not bad at all..."
I agree with Mike F. completely. This is a great everyday cigar; however, it must be handled with care from start to finish as the wrapper is very delicate. Fantastic even burn. Great consistency throughout. No complaints on the draw. Basic value cigar appearance. I really enjoyed the taste. The perfect cigar for those times when you want a light bodied smoke with flavor that won't break the bank. Try one...
SONOFGOD in Wall Street August 21, 2011
"Way better than I expected!"
Very pleased with this one. Great burn and good construction...Bought the sampler #1 with some reservations...glad I did now! I will be getting a bundle of these very soon! A new everyday favorite that I intend to always have on hand. Mild to medium and a natural sweetness. Hope they are all like this... Can hardly wait until I room for more.
mark Humphries in tyler texas August 14, 2011
"Not for me"
I'm a noob, but this cigar burned nicely, and had a good draw. I did have problems with the wrapper unraveling but then again that was my fault for wedging it in a fence when I needed to set it down. This was just too much cigar for me. I didn't care for the flavor but I think that's a personal preference thing more than anything.
in MN April 26, 2011
"Great everyday cigar..."
I ordered a bundle when they were the cigar of the hour on the Cigar Monster iPhone app; I was burning too many $5-8 apiece sticks and figured at $1 per it was worth a shot. They arrived quickly and went into the humidor; that evening I grabbed one and headed for the patio. The construction is nice, with some veins. I decided to punch the cigar first, and noticed the only complaint I have with them - the wrapper and cap are very fragile. The wrapper especially is very thin, and requires extreme care when trimming or punching, and then in general handling. After lighting, the first third was nice, if not spectacular, with a little pepper and some woody notes. But again, for the money, I wasn't expecting much more than a basic stick. The second third, the cigar began to develop some life, with more nutty character. The final third really picks up some flavor, with some notes of coffee and leather with a nutty finish. I ended up smoking the cigar all the way to the nub, and wished there was more. All in all, it wont break new ground, but if you are looking for a very affordable everyday smoke, and are willing to 'handle with care', this is an excellent light-to-medium-bodied go-to stick and I plan to keep some in the humidor from now on.
Mike F in League City, TX May 25, 2010
"Oh So Crappy"
What a lousy excuse for a cigar. The wrappers don't even stay on. It tastes harsh, and yes, I gave it time. I'll never waste my money on this crappy Value Line Dominican #200 again. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.
Nightjoe in Sagle, ID July 13, 2006