The 5X50 Joya Red is great for my hour long drive home, great flavor and consistency.
Honestly I was not expecting to be as impressed as I was about this JDN Red. Picked up a fiver and smoked one immediately. Fantastic smelling wrapper & foot. Fired er up and everything was smooth sailing all the way. Great draw, burn and medium strength. Cigars like this is why I like Nicaraguans. Dynamite addition to the JDN lineup.
Overall, it s a great, mild to medium bodied cigar with notes of light spice, nuts, and a tobacco core. Very pleasant, no strength
Quick smoke, decent price. Can burn a little ragged on occasion.
I have smoked joyas full body cigars and enjoyed the spicy notes, but I was looking for a medium body cigar that still gave a good flavor and balance. I found both in the Joya Red.
I purchased a 5 pack of Joya Red toros through Famous Monster buys for $18.98. For less than $4 a stick, you get a solid medium bodied, medium to full flavored cigar with a nice medium-firm draw and even burn. Flavors of leather, pepper, earth, sweet wood and mint combine to keep your interest. A good stepping stone cigar for mild cigar smokers that will also satisfy full bodied aficionados. IMO, it tastes like a cross between JdN s CyB and the Antano 1970 blends. Or like a somewhat lighter Antano 1970, but with more approachable flavor. Better than almost any cigar in it s price range. If you read cigar blogs and review sites, you ll notice Joya Red being mentioned for several Best Cigars of 2015 lists.
It is not a taste for me. Doesn t mean that it is a bad stick, I just did not find it to be the right suit for my pallet.
Free cigar from Famous but wanted to share that this cigar rolled apart within first 5 minutes of lighting. The aromatics are good but that s all I can say. Won t be ordering this particular brand ever.
This cigar came as a free sample with my last order. It was bad, really bad. Harsh from start to finish. They might start paying people to smoke these sticks.
I m a newbie, and still experimenting. I got 2 Joya reds in a sample pack. I found smoking them to be more like a chore, than a relaxing smoke on the rear porch. I made it 1/3 of the way through on the 1st one, and just tossed the second one in the garbage. The absolute definition of a BAD cigar.