I am especially happy about the draw. Every Punch that I tried has had a great flavor, and I also like it how this is one of those original Cuban brands that actually makes Cuban-size cigars for us slimmer than 50-guage .
Straight up GOOD cigar!......(maduro)
No bullshit! Hey, if you want a straight -off the hoof Maduro w/no bitterness this is your cigar. I am absolutely bull nuts over this cigar. It burns perfectly, it'll have everybody asking what you're smoking from the richness of the smoke. It draws sooo easily from start to finish. Grill one Porterhouse, eat, and then pour a glass of your fav bourbon and light one Punch Maduro AND try not to look too satisfied. Good luck w/that last one.
This one is a hidden secret...Cigars smokers who like the maduro flavor have to try this cigar...If you like to try different cigars like I do...You'll remember this one and you'll put on your favorites list...You'll enjoy the appreance and the taste of this cigar.
To really get the full effect, start off slow, let the cigar warm up and the you can pick up the full bodied effect, punch in general is at least to me the best overall.
I like this cigar in the maduro wrapper and it is one that and is on my favorites list. This is a smooth cigar with a great taste and for the price it can't be beat. Next to the Punch Double Corona it is one my favorite cigars.
I first tried the After Dinner cigar in EMS wrapper about a decade ago, and it quickly became my favorite. The spicy flavor of the EMS wrapper was a new experience in aroma and taste for me. Normally I order the Maduro-Maduro Oscuro wrapper, but from time to time I change it up for either the EMS or Maduro. I enjoy all 3, but I tend to gravitate towards cigars with dark wrappers.The size, shape Lonsdale , and indoor smoking time is ideal for me. The 45 ring size is ideal for fitting in my mouth, and the length generally allows for a smoking experience of about 2 hours. The appearance is always quite good, and the taste is excellent.There is some inconsistency in individual cigars regarding burn and draw depending upon how tightly they were rolled. I will usually have a few per box that have a difficult draw, but it is rare that they are too loose providing an overdraw. Usually there are a few in each box that have burn issues requiring many re-lightings.Overall it is a very good cigar that falls within my price range of about $4/cigar.
I saw the rating of the Punch After Dinner Maduro in a recent issue of Cigar Aficianado and was surprised by how highly rated such an inexpensive cigar was. I ordered a 5 pack so I could try it without spending a bunch of money on a cigar I might not like. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor and quality of this cigar. This is definitely the best cigar for the money I have tried so far.
Good construction,good draw and a solid, flavorful stronger smoke, but with a bitter aftertaste and I prefer strong cigars. Not sure I would re-order.
A good one of these AD mad's makes every other cigar I've tried so far seem second rate. Unfortunately about 2 out of 3 have been second-rate to themselves. Taste is never an issue, but draw is all over the place. A really bad one will make your ears pop if you try to work up a good cloud of smoke, until you burn past what is usually just a densely packed lump of goodness.I will continue to buy them though, to get the gems.