I'm always sceptical about "house brand" bundles, but this cigar was very good for the money. A bit dry when I opened them, and cutting the cap confimed this. Nice even burn with no correction needed throughout the entire cigar. I did have to relight after leaving it for a while, but that is similar to higher-end brands as well. Strong flavor, spiciness, and consistent flavor through the entire stick. I bought these due to the rating of other smokers, and I can understand where they are coming from. Nice effortless draw and good construction for a "house brand.". They will no doubt improve with time in the humidor.
October 13, 2007 I posted my comments on this cigar. Yesterday, 10/12/2009 I ordered two bundles, that says a lot. I've smoked over 200 cigars, some same label, some different, this one ranks among to top 10 EASILY. This is my go to cigar from now on.
I ordered the Famous Nicaraguan 3000 Toro.They sent me Cuban cigars instead!Words can't describe how good these are.Beautiful cigar; great draw; flawless construction; and the TASTE - Spectacular.
I think that the 4000 and 6000 series are excellent additions to the FSS line...they are special, like your birthday and Christmas respectively. The 3000's? IF ONLY they were consistantly available - but they come in only very occasionally (is there a 'consistancy' score to mark for THAT?). It makes these like a fantastic party you get invited to at the most maybe once a year...the best spirits, food, your favorite band or singer there just for you. It's magic! You wouldn't miss it for anything! And similarly, when the 3000's ARE there, behind the bar, on the table, whatever...if you don't take advantage...you're passing up something really special. The look, the aroma, the flavor, the denoument...they're all there. The price? OK let's talk money! It's RIGHT where it ought to be (heh, heh, heh)!
These cigars are worth every penny , get them while you can at this price . I wouldn't be suprised to see them in a box and costing much more soon . If you like a strong cigar with lot's of flavor then this may be your huckleberry . I want more Toro's but they're out AGAIN !!!!
Hard to beat for the value. A good tasting cigar with alot of spice. I will be ordering more. It has found a home in my humidor.
My first purchase from FSS. And I LOVE this cigar! Will be donating to my local USO, and it will be a guaranteed hit! First impression is this has a GREAT room note/aroma. Is very consistent and has a nice, smooth taste. Also, the draw, even though I used a pen to punch a hole (as my other FSS hasn't arived yet), is very good. BUY THESE! =D
Just smoked my first one right out of the package. Complex and tasty with a lot of smoke. Draw is good maybe too good, use a punch cutter if you have one . Burnt pretty even until the end, maybe because of the odd shape, but no big deal. Really like the cigar.
While looking for a reasonably priced daily cigar (to keep the wife happy) I ordered a bundle of these recently, after reading all the reviews. I smoked one the first day ? and was a bit leery, since it had a tight draw and was bit harsh. I kept an open mind thinking I may have just gotten a tight stick and figured a bit of time in the humidor might improve them ? they may have gotten a little dry in transit. I have smoked a couple since, and the draw was good, but still I want sure about taste (but getting better). I smoked another this am, after about a week in the humidor, and I was rewarded with a near perfect draw and good burn. The flavor had definitely improved and was very enjoyable, I didn?t want to put it down - I think I have found my daily smoke. I?m ordering 2 more bundles right now. Keep em coming. These are great cigars period ? for the $, they are awesome!
These are a rectangular, pressed shape and very different from what I am use to. A favorite until I could not find it anymore was the Sancho Panza which was box pressed. My current favorite is https://www.famous-smoke.com/cigars/skupics/MSS/CI-MSS-TORPN-400.jpg and they were out of stock so I ordered the Nicaraguan 3000 Toro and I am very impressed with this smoke! Granted, I have only smoked one but it was very good. If the next 19 suck, I will review that also - so far their description is correct "An amazing buy for the full-bodied cigar smoker. Famous Nicaraguan 3000 Grande Robusto Natural cigars are made with a robust blend of diverse Nicaraguan tobaccos draped in dark, oily Ecuadorian-grown Habano wrappers. The smoke is spicy, earthy, complex, yet never overpowering, even at a 60-gauge ring!"