Got this in a sampler, WOW what a surprise! Looks great,little loose on the gray ash,easy full draw, creamy cedar taste with a hint of spice.Except for the little spice I would have thought it was and Ashton. I can have 4 of these rather than my Ashtons. Thanks Famous Smoke Shop
Got a fiver offered in an on line Father's Day special I couldn't pass up. The Churchill's were added in by default. Needdless to say, after a couple of weeks stored at a steady 70% RH... My quiriosity got the best of me. Not really a huge fan of the "natural", though there have been a few here and there by the likes of Padilla/RP, and everyone's fav. J. Drew. So I'm a bit spoiled, so needles to say, these just didn't measure up. Defenitly, not anywhere near as the afore mentioned by any stetch, though that don't mean they're terrible. There's really NO such thing as a terrible vitola LOL. That's my $0.02 here, but I'm more of a full flavor fan. So...
Disclaimer: I prefer and enjoy milder stogies. Regardless, RG has always delivered consistentcy with a smooth draw, even burn and what I guess you'd call a mellow, nutty flavor leaving a pleasant aftertaste (and that lovely white ash rarely requires a tray before an inch has been puffed - a telling mark of quality build.) I don't say it can totally compete head-to-head with the boutique Lincoln or Hamilton-eaters but it may be the best you can get for two or three Washingtons.
There are two BIG sticks that I really enjoy...Excalibur No. 1's and these. Very different, but both nearly the best of their kind (for me). The Gonzalez has great mild to medium flavor, billows of thick smoke, it's georgous to look at and hold, burns well and evenly...what's not to like? Right out of the box with no settling time they were superb. Well, a box of these hummers REALLY puts a dent on humidor space - but worth it to be sure. I can't imagine how they do it for the price - I've tried these and the Corona Extra (another really really fine stick) and belive they're one of the best values Arthur sells. Way to go Famous-Smoke! Another winner!
I read ashort clip in your catalog that wayne from tampa said about the rafaels is this an ashton!.So i decided to try a couple corona extras.know ive been smoking cigars for 15 years and i will tell you THIS IS AN EXCELLENT CIGAR!. mild silky wrapper just a great smoke. who ever dont like the taste of these babys needs palate surgery. so all i have to say IS THIS AN ASHTON!!
Very good cigar. Shared my first box with some friends and they were impressed. Nice easy draw, good flavor, well built cigar, and a good price.
I LOVE THIS CIGAR. Rafael Gonzalez has really snuck up on me and has quickly become one of my favorite cigars. A smooth, very well balanced, mild to medium experience, it is best enjoyed with your favorite coffee and a slight suggestion of cream. Rafael Gonzalez will definitely make a difference in your day. Whether it's morning, afternoon, or evening, I look forward to it every time.
I received an RG robusto in a sampler pack that I purchased and of all the samples this RG is without a doubt the best. I have been trying different names and makes and have found the Hondurans to be the best for my taste. I have orderd my first box of RG's and look forward to a long relationship with the Famous Smoke Shop and the RG rubustos. Thank you for your service and sample pakages for those of us who are experimenting.
Got one of the RG Robustos in a sampler. Wow! Smooth, with a hint of wood and nut. Definitely a pleasure to smoke any time of the day. I'll be ordering a box each of Toro's and Robusto's soon as my everyday smokes. A steal at their current price!
I recently ordered a box of the double coronas and smoked one the moment the box arrived, just the heating of the tip and I was hooked. Once I let them season a little bit they only got better.This cigar has a smoothness I have yet to match, construction is fantastic and the draw is easy and filling. This cigar would be worth the msrp but I am glad to see you lowered the price as I will need to order more.
A wonderful treat, especially with coffee in the morning. Sweet and mellow with notes of cedar. A friend gave me one thinking I would like it and turned out to be a great choice. A little wider than most Robustos, but these dimensions are excellent.
I found these cigars to be a great everyday smoke, especially for such a reasonable price. I will stock my humidor with these regularly. Before I ever looked up any ratings I rated these at least a solid 89. I have had no burn or draw issues as some have mentioned. I have smoked my first three down to less than an inch.