After reading several reviews about the Cain 550 Habano, I bought a box. After letting them rest a few days, I tried the first one and was impressed. The initial third was a little spicy, but settled down in the second third with flavors of chocolate and coffee. The final third was exceptionally smooth, with flavors of cocoa, spice, and leather. The burn was flawless through the entire smoke. This is one of the best cigars I have had in some time. I am glad that I invested in a box!
Smell good and look good but won't ever draw. These have serious draw problems. They are just packed way too tight. Had them aging for months and have to cut these all the way up, so might have well bought toro's or 60's instead! Even when cut up all the way they still won't draw. I think they don't perform draw tests when they roll - they should have noticed. This is junk....nomatter who makes them! I should have known; it's always the same with the torpedos, especially when they are packed tight. Stay away from these...
This cigar is my absolute favorite smoke for three reasons: taste, consistency, and construction. It's a pleasure from the moment you light the foot. Wonderful spice, mottled cocoa and espresso, and the underlying maduro sweetness blend together in a match made in heaven. One caveat is the ligero strength, but for me that s a positive factor. You won't be disappointed.
as close to a real Cuban as you can get.
I have smoked many, many cigars in 15 years. This is by far the best non-Cuban I've had. In fact, it is better than most of the Cubans I have smoked. Believe the hype!
These cigars are the best I've ever smoked. The packaging might be a little excessive (I'd rather pay for the cigar than for the presentation!); Nevertheless, it is an exceptional cigar!
I recently purchased this stick in a best of full flavored sampler here. It was the last of the sticks that I got around two and as such it aged in my humidor for only about two weeks.Let's simply say that it was fantastic. First, I accumulated a 5 inch ash on this, I seriously had more ash than cigar by the end.The taste is subtle yet complex, the draw was nice; not too firm but not at all weak. I enjoyed this on a night when the outside temp was less than 40 degrees (I do not smoke in my home) and it was worth the frozen fingers.It perfectly complimented the hearty vegetable stew I'd just enjoyed with notes of figs, and caramel.The crazy thing is how this cigar ended, with a strong taste of brown sugar.Simply amazing and not to be missed, buy a couple of these; smoke one now and age the other for a few months!
An excellent consistant smoke in every way. Nutty with a hint of spice.
This cigar is simply amazing.
A sumptuous and truly beautiful smoke. Construction of the very highest order, delivering a superb evenness of burn throughout, the aroma and flavour of this cigar were beyond reproach. From the first draw, after comprehensive toasting, a rich butteriness mixed with spice and leather that endured with amazing consistency from start to finish. Never harsh and with magnificent oily, blue smoke, this cigar burned for in excess of 2 hours with minimal resting and never required relighting. A truly first class smoke to be savoured by the aficianado who prefers a fuller flavour. 10/10.
The Cain 660 Maduro in my opinion puts all the Cain series cigars to shame and almost my favorite maduro. this has smoke spunk to it in a mile mellow way with consistent flavor. cedar, earthy, hint of cocoa toothy cigar. worth every dollar.Try one you'll be thanking me later. if you have tried any or all the cains this one will really surprise you in a good way. The best they have produced more calmed down smoke.Nice tight white ash very well put together firm with no soft spots.. consistent in construction and flavor all the way to the NUB. Get one.