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.
What a great smoke...great draw, fantastic cigar for a nice evening smoke....or anytime of day smoke. Glad I got turned on to these
I'm pretty new to cigars but, this tasted like a milder version of the Work of Art maduro. The flavor profile is very similar with a creamy texture, very smooth, and so far very consistent. I will always have these around.
Easily one of my favorite cigars. Excellent choice for people looking or a mild maduro that could easily be a daily smoke. You can't go wrong with Arturo Fuente's personal smoke! 10/10
Looking for a good after dinner cigar or for that maduro you crave but cannot quiet figure our what it is. well here it is.
I wrote a review back in 2005, and basically I still really love this stick ! The draw has gotten a little tightersince last I had one. I had a hanker en for one so I bought a 5 pack. I have really grown to Love the NicaraguanPuro s so much that the Flora Fina 858 is REALLY mild to me now. I am having one with my morning coffee as Iwrite this review. But the flavors are still there. And I smoke nothing but Maduro and Oscuro . Sometimes a DarkNatural, like La Aroma De Cuba Rothschild. But the Arturo Fuente Flora Fina 858 maduro and Privada #1 madurowill always have a place in my humidor. And I have a few Hemingways also. I think that any maduro lover will agreewith me. Of course...to each their own.
Pay No Attention to the review before mine. This cigar is Numero Uno !!! Most delicious enjoyable cigar to relax with a Cappachino or Caffe Latte.Great burn, Great draw, Great aroma, Great taste,There GGRREEAAATTTTTTT !! Mouth watering as I speak. Perfect size for me too. mmmmm..mmmmm...GOOD !!
This cigar approaches perfection. From it's gorgeous appearance, to the smooth draw, it is sheer bliss from tip to cap. Of the few cigars in my humidor, a large percentage carries the 8-5-8 tag, and the price is very reasonable. Thank you sir, may I have another?
This is one of my favorite smokes. Mild with lots of flavor. You can never go wrong with this cigar.
This cigar has almost taken over the #1 spot as my favorite cigar. It ranks just behind the Butera Royal Vintage Fulma Dolce. Excellent flavor with no harsh aftertaste.
I picked up abox of these through the Monster Mash up at a great price. Having smoked the 8-5-8 Naturals i was hesitant to move to the Maduro because i love the natural as my daily smoke. What had i been waiting for?? Excellent draw and a perfect burn. I believe that any burn issues with this cigar are related to poor lighting techniques. A deep, rich wrapper with wonderfull hints of chocolate. I highly recomment the Maduro as a daily.