I love Famous Smoke Shop. They get most of my business. That said, there were some great cigars here, especially the Rocky Patels. Loved those. But . . . four of them that s 40%! are MEDIUM, not mild as advertised. This is from their own website description. I can smoke a mild cigar to the nub, but medium cigars can make me sick half way through. If FSS reads this, I hope someone will call or email me and offer four good mild sticks. That would be the right thing to do.
What can I say, I loved this cigar! Rich buttery cocoa taste that progresses to a creamy coffee flavor and ends with an accent of pepper.Superb burn, lots of smoke. It s as ugly as other Padrons, but I think this is their best effort especially for the price.
I must say that I was a bit guarded trying this one, as people had said differing things about the Fire Camping Cigars. I have only tried one so far, but I found it very enjoyable. It has an excellent draw, was easy to light with a torch lighter, and burned consistently without ever going out once. The smokey tobacco was different, but not harsh at all. I recommend it.
First try with sun grown wrapper, it s now one of my favorites. Great flavor!
I haven t had much experience with RP s so this was a great intro! I haven been through all of them yet, but so far, construction, burn and draw have been excellent as you d expect. The 20 year is excellent, well rounded and full of dark flavors, the decade is bit stronger but less complex, and might benefit from aging. The American market is odd, since AMS are traditionally mild green cigars, and this one was a strong maduro. There s a lot of variety here, but overall good construction and strong flavors.
I love Famous Smoke Shop. They get most of my business.That said, there were some great cigars here, especially the Rocky Patels. Loved those. But . . . four of them that s 40%! are MEDIUM, not mild as advertised. This is from their own website description. I can smoke a mild cigar to the nub, but medium cigars can make me sick half way through. If FSS reads this, I hope someone will call or email me and offer four good mild sticks. That would be the right thing to do.
I enjoyed the Dark and Sacrifice but the Priest i found a little too boring. The vudu dark is most interesting of the bunch with a much earthier and deeper flavor profile. The Vudu sacrifice is much lighter with a really enjoyable cream and tartness combo really keeping me interested. The priest was not offensive but it was just too bland and increasing the strength will not make a Connecticut more enjoyable to those who prefer more flavorful wrappers.
FIrst time I have tried to order from Famous and the sample I try to order is not available . Well why don t you open a few more boxes?!! Clearly customer service is not a priority at Famous...will have to stick with CI and JR.
The Priest was a huge disappointment. The other two were good.
These cigars look great, smell great and IF you get one that isn t hard as a rock or hard to draw it will burn perfect. Out of the last 8 I have smoked exactly zero to the the wrapper. Two have been tossed in the first third. Three I had to punch several times with a paperclip to get any sort of draw out of them. Three of them I smoked to 2/3 to 1/2 way and just gave up. The consistency score would be very high if I could indicate consistently not worth it. Taste is great IF you can get a good draw. So much potential with these smokes but I ve smoked enough of them over the last six months to feel certain they are at best an Alaska fishing gar to keep the bugs off or for mooching friends actually not even then . I would rather they get something they can enjoy smoking absent frustration.I was hoping that aging in 68-69% humidity would soften these rocks up but it just isn t happening.
The Java and Tabak cigars in this package are excellent cigars. I currently have both in my humidor. I prefer the Tabak in the toro and the Java in the 58. The Tatiana and the Isla Del Sol are not very good. The Isla Del Sol has a sweetened tip that ruins the rest of the taste in the cigar. The Tatiana is just and awful made cigar. It is soft and comprised of small little pieces of tobacco that get all over in your mouth. I has a horrible taste. I would not waste money on this sampler but I would recommend either the Java or the Takak. They are both excellent cigars with high quality tobacco and excellent taste,burn and consistency.