Excellent excellent stogie; a superior cigar that is flawless in construction, so it burns uber well; further, the draw is wonderful, i.e., open and effortless; Moreover, the flavors of the stogie are enjoyable creamy as it is a medium-bodied cigar meaning strength , and it has very good complexity, which many sadly misrepresent as body, which is a misnomer.
These are some of the best cigars I’ve ever tried. Medium bodied and rich flavors. Smooth and creamy smoke.
This is a very good cigar prior reviews have described this as a medium strength cigar, which it is, albeit to the strong side of medium. Having said that, this is a very flavorful cigar with good structure and an even burn. Not much tending to this one, draw was a little tight at the start but opened up quickly, one can light this up and enjoy a leisurely smoke without much tending. While just a little strong for it to be a regular go to cigar for me, anyone who likes a well made, medium to full bodied, cigar should enjoy this one.
Well made and good tobacco.
Took a chance on buying these, but had tried a Monte in quite a awhile, and this ring gauge is above my preferred max of 52. However, I have enjoyed three of them now and am very pleased with the flavor, construction and burn. They are about an hour smoke and I have not had to retouch one yet. Certainly worth trying out if you are a Monte fan.
I smoked a few more of these. The first one I reviewed was just a bad cigar. The last few were likely what the intent was. I went with a V cut this time and the cigars held up to that just fine. The wrapper is still kind of different looking to me, with an orange tinge to it. However, these last two have smoked perfectly. Nice draw, great amount of smoke, and the flavor profile is totally different. Medium plus bodied, with nice spicy notes from start to finish. The burn was perfect too. My single complaint is that mine have all been just slightly under filled and a bit spongy. That noted, they didn t smoke hot or too fast. Overall, I like the cigar.
I would review these cigars as a constant 80-85 in all categories!
After a really great dinner at our favorite Italian joint in town, I was really looking forward to a great smoke. Got home, made a big huge espresso and grabbed one of these. This came as a freebie bonus from Famous. The first thing that struck me was the rather ODD orange tint to the wrapper. Not only that, but the wrapper was literally way too lose over the binder. I said screw it, gave it a V cut, put the torch to it and BOOM. The flavor profile was hot, sour, acidic, and nasty. It had a 1 1/2 runner within a minute of lighting it. Tossed in the Stinky Ash tray and went straight to an Onyx Esteli. Whew, thank goodness. I know it s only a sample of one, but gang this thing was a true Dog Rocket. I have 3 more left to try, hopefully i have better luck. Oh and the wrapper split too. LOL,