Strength: Full
Wrapper:Criollo
Origin:Nicaragua
Shapes:CoronaRobustoToro

Joya de Nicaragua Fuerte Serie B

Oh baby!

For a limited time, take an additional $10 off every Joya de Nicaragua Fuerte bundle purchased. Discount reflected in prices below.

The maker of Joya de Nicaragua Antanos is Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca - close your eyes and picture the Dos Equis beer, most-interesting-man-in-the-world guy....that's basically him. His Joya de Nicaragua has been a national treasure in Nicaragua for decades now but it's the Antanos blend specifically, with its butt-kicking strength and complexity, that is clearly the bright firefly in the Joya de Nicaragua jar.

That's why Joya de Nicaragua Fuerte Serie B is so interesting. I don't want to call it an Antanos 2nd exactly because that's only partially true. The filler blend is slightly different, made with a bold combination of Cuban-seed Criollo long-fillers from Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa valleys of Nicaragua. The wrapper however is the same as Antanos - a beautiful Nicaraguan-grown Colorado shade leaf. The combination delivers a smoke that's deep and dense with a robust array of earthy, Cuban-esque qualities....bold to the core but well-balanced. Thick chewy layers of flavor coat the palate with each puff as hearty spices fill the nostrils and blanket the taste buds during the exhale. The full-bodied crescendo will have you reaching for another just as you nub the last. And at this price, lighting up another is easily justifiable.

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Strength: Full
Shapes:Robusto
Wrapper:Criollo
Origin:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaraguan
Consul (Robusto) (4.5"x52) BDL OF 20 In Stock$110.00$44.95
Strength: Full
Shapes:Corona
Wrapper:Criollo
Origin:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaraguan
Corona Gorda (5.0"x46) BDL OF 20 In Stock$100.00$39.95
Strength: Full
Shapes:Robusto
Wrapper:Criollo
Origin:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaraguan
Robusto Grande (5.5"x52) BDL OF 20 In Stock$120.00$49.95
Strength: Full
Shapes:Toro
Wrapper:Criollo
Origin:Nicaragua
Filler:Nicaraguan
Toro (6.0"x50) BDL OF 20 In Stock$130.00$54.95
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Customer Reviews of “Joya de Nicaragua Fuerte Serie B”
“I just smoked a JdN Fuerte that was gifted to me at a recent herf, and it was, without a doubt, the best bundle cigar I've ever smoked ... Coffee, cinnamon and mild chocolate flavors, but solid, good tasting and delivered the promised strength and body unwaveringly without cheating on the tobacco to get there like some manufacturers do. Dr. Cuenca could be putting these in boxes and charging a LOT more for them. I don't say that to encourage putting it in a box, but rather to tie it to the perceptions of the masses and how they seem to place cigars.”
AC of Davis, CA
“GS.......Shhhhhhh, since Drew Estate would be the importer of these, don't give them the idea that these could be more expensive! Having said that, I echo your comments. A great cigar at a great price. These may be the new "bang for the buck" champion.”
CJ of Bethlehem, PA
“Just good! Just plain good. Not plain tasting, but PLAIN GOOD !!! This is a very good tasting, well made, nice burning, excellent cigar at any price. Better than the Antano I think, and much better than some "premium" priced cigars I've had.”
LF of Mesa, AZ
“My wife bought me a bundle of these for an anniversary gift. I was a bit skeptical, because I have tried more that a few "value" priced cigars and been disappointed. That being said, I believe she discovered the Holy Grail of cigars. You know, the one that you love that you can actually afford to smoke regularly. I had given up the search, but thanks to CI, discovered them by accident. Excellent construction and appearance, perfect burn, great draw, and more complexity than you would expect from a cigar in this price range.”
MC of Kansas, OK
“this is a great smoke. lit one up as soon as i got them. from start right down to the nub, good draw nice burn, great blend. Then I light another. Same thing. These could easily be more expensive.”
GS of islip, NY
“What a smoke! The wrapper has the look of a fine leather, in the pre-light you could already taste the spice. The draw and burn was perfect. Earthy I got hints of toast & coco, just a bit of pepper at the finish.”
CD of Bristol, CT
“wow just got my bundle of jdn b robusto.didnt even put them in humi yet.paired it with an armenac great taste burn nice grey tight ash.not over powering med to full.great after taste.lasted an hour .thank you CI .great deals as usual.”
VP of jrjohnston, RI
“Wow. If you're an Antano fan, these are a no brainer. Same great JdN flavor with a bit less strength, but still a strong cigar. The toro burns exceptionally long, over an hour smoke. Seriously, this is the best $2.50 cigar I've ever had.”
SB of Albuquerque, NM
“I think the Serie B is a spicy, flavourful cigar. When I initially lit my first one, I felt I was almost being assulted by pepper, but it calmed down a bit very shortly and I very much enjoyed the first of the cigar. It also has the advantage of not being expensive.”
MM of Leesburg, VA
“Very nice peppery and flavorful full bodied cigar that retains it's character throughout the smoke. Very consistent from stick to stick. If not the best, then one of the best values in a Full bodied cigar. This cigar remains a staple in my arsenal.”
LZ of Gainesville, GA
“I've only smoked cigars for about 14 years, so i dont get all this b.s. about floral, coffee, nut and spice, but this cigar with a few Shiner Bocks was fantastic.”
CS of Madisonville, TN
“Wow...Just lit one of these up it sat in my Humi for about a week...I am by no means a cigar aficionado yet...but the taste on the last 1/2 on this thing was awesome...it had a peppery start followed by a little weak first 1/2...but the end was just awesome...had it with a dark roast coffee...at first the coffee overpowered it ..but the last half it beat out the java...the wrapper was not the greatest ...but the binder and filler ..in my opinion was great for the price...”
GW of Medina, OH
“Like most CI members that leave fan mail, I will start off by saying whenever I order something based on what I've read, I'm always going to be a doubting Thomas. Let me get onto the deck in the ol' adirondack chair, brew in hand and find out for myself. I'm a sampler. Always looking for that next superb smoke. Joya is right up there for me. It's not up there with my favorite Ashton, Rocky or Gurkha BUT it's not anywhere near their cost and so what because I really enjoyed this cigar. Too strong for my morning smoke but perfect in the evening after dinner. Lots of flavor, nice even burn at an excellent price.”
SB of Liberty, MO
“I am a huge fan of Full bodied Cigars and good deals.... The Fuerte B is the one to beat in this class. Great flavor, consistency, complexity, balance and price. It is not the easiest cigar on the eyes in the world but this is a true "Diamond in the Rough." This is really the only cigar in my Humidors that has a re-order point of over 20, I am never without these.”
TS of Buffalo, NY
“I've always been a fan of the JDN Antano and Dark Corojo, but a little pricey to be smoking everyday. The series B, though, is priced for everyday and delivers the big league smoke and taste a full bodied cigar should. Can't imagine not having these in my humidor. Thanks, guys!”
RW of Sarasota, FL
“The best cigar you will find with Ci !!! If you are looking for a cigar that has power and taste then this is it.”
AB of BROOKLYN, NY
“This is a very nice cigar (medium flavor-wise, fairly strong nicotine-wise), no issues what so ever. They only rested one day since I got them before I tried one. Nice flavors, very smooth (no harshness), nice burn (a little uneven at times but so what), ash held on - didn't fall until I tapped it off, best smelling cigar ever (pre-light), great CI price, there's nothing not to like, buy em and enjoy em.”
MG of CHERRY HILL, NJ
“Call me crazy, but I easily put this up there with the Liga Privada #9. I get many of the same great tastes. Spice, pepper, cinnamon, delivered in a smooth and balanced fashion. Construction and draw were great. I did have some issues keeping it lit, but I smoked it right out of the bundle, so I think it needs some time in the humi. As someone mentioned earlier, these could easily be put in a box and sold for much more, (Shhhhh). If you're on the fence, pick one up (or a bundle), I pretty sure you will enjoy it.”
RZ of Barto, PA
“I just got a 20 count bundle in the mail today and I couldn't wait to smoke this puppy. After putting my kids to bed I immediately went outside and lit this thing up. My first impression (first half inch or so) was, "This thing is pretty good..." Now that I'm almost done with this gem, I am blown away at how good it is for the price. Rich, flavorful, spicy, full-bodied, perfect draw, tons of smoke...I can't believe what I paid for such a tasty work of art. I smoke a lot of different cigars and I usually go back to the DPG Cuban Classic when I want a quality medium-full cigar... With this one experience I think I've found a replacement. The DPG is still great, but I must say this is better... And for less than half the cost of the Cuban Classic! Definitely will be ordering this one again and again. Makes me want to explore the rest of the Joya de Nicaragua line. Great marketing CI!”
JS of TEHACHAPI, CA
“Solid!”
MH of EQUINUNK, PA
“JdN Fuerte Series B is a medium bodied smoke. Flavors were of earth, cinnamon, leather and dark roast coffee. Finish was semi sweet dark fruit and earth. Short finish. Draw was slightly snug with good smoke output. Construction was good. Overall not as complex as the Antano 1970, but worth the price. Solid 89 for me. Lil complexity but consistent”
VF of margate, FL
“This is my daily smoke now and has been for years. You just can't beat the quality, flavor and price from Ci anywhere!”
SS of SPRINGFIELD, VA