I was mysteriously drawn to these without ever reading a review or tasting one. I won them on auction. I tasted a stick immediately upon receipt and was knocked out by the intensity of warmth and earthiness. I then put them to sleep for 3-4 weeks and they are now just beautiful cigars. They are constructed perfectly. The burn is perfect. No canoes. The taste starts out with a little kick of spice and then the myriad of flavors coat your taste buds. I stick with the Churchill because it's a good 90 minute experience. If you're looking for a full body, full flavored experience, buy these...baby them..and smoke 'em up and then have buyer's remorse that you didn't buy 2 boxes instead of one.
It is truly a mystery to me how these cigars could be rated only one point lower than a Padron 3000. After going through a box of these, I can't think of a single reason to ever buy any more. The taste is lousy, the burn and draw inconsistent .. It was very common to have them canoe - badly. I'll stick with the Regular or Limited Edition La Floriditas ... they're worth the money, but these, so-called "fuerte" ( I say 'harsh' would be a better descrition) just aren't up to the task.