I did a review on the Hemingway Classic a little while ago...the reason I bring that up is because the 8-5-8 reminded me of it. Even though the 8-5-8 is not as exquisite as the Hemingway series, it is still an excellent cigar. I loved everything about it, so much in fact, that I am looking forward to buying myself a box...along with a box of Hemingways. It's burn is very good, with a smooth draw, and holds together nicely. The taste is very nutty, with a hint of pepper. The left over aroma is very annoying...only because it gives you the urge to open that humidor and grab another.