These are exceptional smokes at any price. I have smoked a handful of these from a bundle I bought a couple months ago, and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Medium bodied, great Brazilian taste contributing to a most excellent blend of filler tobaccos, perfect draw, good burn and smoke production. The bands have bit too much gum on them, but otherwise these cigars are superior to the many of premiums I've had over the past year. I'll be ordering these again for sure. Famous, you have hit a home run...well done!
I have a feeling these cigars have changed since the older reviews-- one reviewer calls them tight. But there is not enough tobacco rolled into these sticks for that ever to be a problem. They are under-filled, and once the cigar warms from lighting, they get downright squishy and lose their shape; you end up holding the stick while trying not to damage it. I am spoiled on this point though, since my main cigar is El Rico Habano: El Ricos are the densest, heaviest cigars I have smoked. That said, El Rico is also the spiciest cigar, and the strongest cigar you can buy, bar none. But I looked for an inexpensive substitute on my way to quitting ... and Famous Nicaraguan 5000 is the one. These are some genuinely spicy sticks, with a real, skunky dark wrapper, a combination which is nearly impossible to find at this price point. But the best part is the taste. These are really delicious. Now if you ve smoked El Rico, you know it s not hard to find a better tasting cigar-- El Rico is like gnawing on a bag of black pepper seasoned with more black pepper . But I ve tried a lot of strong sticks. And Famous Nicaraguan is some of the tastiest spicy tobacco I ve ever had. Try these. Their taste is worth the consistent burn problems and way-too-fast smoke times. If you re used to super spicy sticks and have, like me, been unimpressed by the real power behind all the double and triple ligeros , I think you ll dig the flavor of these. Way worth the price.