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CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Cohiba

Top-shelf taste, rock bottom price.

When it comes to flavorful, top-shelf handmades, few do it better than the legendary, Cameroon-wrapped brand after which these were modeled. But with prices pushing nearly $500 per box, they're well out of reach for normal folks. So enjoy this knock-off instead - a tasty, well-made cigar utilizing a very comparable blend but at a fraction of the price.

Cohiba is a registered trademark of General Cigar Corporation.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Pequenos (Cigarillos) (4.2"x34)
BDL OF 30 In Stock $80.00 $29.00
Robusto (5.0"x50)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $125.00 $39.00
Toro (6.0"x50)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $140.00 $40.00
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $158.00 $41.00
Overall Rating 4 out of 5 Based on 109 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Cohiba”

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5 out of 5
Cohiba knock offs
Couldn't tell the difference! I smoke cigars every evening at work and for a pack of smokes this cheap? It's a steal!
4 out of 5
A good deal
I normally buy the Partagas but thought, why not try something else. These are a knockoff, not as good as the real thing but for the price it's a good deal.
5 out of 5
CI Knock offs
Great Value very good and smooth
2 out of 5
Not great!
Not very good, lost flavor at half way point.
2 out of 5
Uh, uh.
Rolled soft, full of “beetle holes”… poorly constructed. Save your money
2 out of 5
knockoff cigars
these are not as enjoyable as the cohiba robusto cigars.the knockoffs are just knockoffs.
4 out of 5
A poor mans Cohiba
A Good smoke
3 out of 5
Good for the price
It's an OK cigar for the price
5 out of 5
New or Exp
This was my first bdl of cigars (very new to it) did not expect much but boy was i wrong. i turned about 3 people on to the web site just from sharing a few sticks with people, some very exp and some new. i will order again and highly suggest it.
1 out of 5
Knock Offs
I have purchased CI Knockoffs before, however this time they seemed very dry and the minute you lite one the casing cracks.
5 out of 5
A very good cigar for
A very good cigar for the price
2 out of 5
Nowhere close
I tried these knockoffs thinking they would be somewhere on par with the jrcigar alternatives, not happening. These are hard to keep lit, have a somewhat bitter taste and some have a very hard draw, won't be purchasing these again. Back to the jr alternatives.
5 out of 5
Very good!
This is a very good cigar and the price is amazing!
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Cohiba Toro
Nice clean wrapper, even burn, good flavor throughout. Definitely going into my daily rotation. Will be reordering as needed. Cohiba is a nice cigar, but in my opinion this is better. Especially the price.
5 out of 5
Knock offs
Purchased for my husband and he said they were very good for less the price
4 out of 5
Nice every sayer my goth
Nice every sayer my goth fishing cigar
4 out of 5
Great smoke for the price.
First one fell apart but after sitting in my humidor for a few days, the rest were great!
5 out of 5
Ci knockoff
Great cigar for the price,nothing beats the original but a good choice for a fill in
5 out of 5
I absolutely love these. I'm
I absolutely love these. I'm not going to lie I thought they were a little bit bigger. But they're really great for the price. I would definitely like to see some bigger cigars in the bundle like this would be a great value I would deathly pay the little extra money. If you're looking for an everyday smoke this is what you want. I don't have a problem the way it smells, I don't have a problem with the way it burns. Everything was great. I will recommend to friends.
5 out of 5
Nice and smotth
I had never had mark twain but I'm so glad I did
4 out of 5
Not bad, but not a cohiba
I am always looking for a cheap cigar to enjoy by a bonfire and these are great for just that. They have a smooth draw, even burn, and smooth flavor. They are nowhere near a Cohiba, but they are also 1/10th of the price of a Cohiba. If you're looking for a cheap cigar that has a lot of the middle of the road cigar features, this is it. Plus it's not as painful to share 5-10 of these with your non-regularly cigar smoking friends who wouldn't really appreciate a high end cigar. They can smoke half it and toss it in the fire, and not ruin a friendship.
3 out of 5
Good value, good flavor
A good solid budget cigar, I like them a lot...for the price.
2 out of 5
Not a very good cigar.
Won't stay lit and burns extremely hot. I don't recommend this one at all.
4 out of 5
Good for a quick sitting.
Good little smokes for a quick 20-30 min sitting. Not bad taste good bang for the buck.
4 out of 5
Good cigars but hit a
Good cigars but hit a bad spot now and then
4 out of 5
Solid flavor
Both the Toro and Torp are consistent in flavor with a nice complexity. You really can't go wrong with CI knock-offs. They are a great daily/outside stick. It would get a five star but I've had only a few that were not rolled tight to produce a consistent draw. I'd recommend these, definitely.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great flavor, well packed and smokes slowly
5 out of 5
Most Excellent Cigar
For the $ it's a great value • Enjoyed everyone
4 out of 5
CI Knock offs
Great flavor, and taste. I could hardly tell the difference.
5 out of 5
Fast
Unbelievably fast shipping, had my order in no time !!!!!!
3 out of 5
Good Knockoffs
Saves money and not too shabby.
4 out of 5
Good cigars
Good cigars
5 out of 5
very nice smoke
very nice and smooth good flavor
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Good smoke, but don't let the size fool you. These little babies are stronger than you think.
5 out of 5
i love em!
love these! newbie here and these are awesome. great flavor, no nasty after taste
5 out of 5
Surprising Quality in a Mini Cigar
Generally, I avoid such a size. I've tried other brands - prestige names (and much costlier) - and have been disappointed by small bits of tobacco constantly getting in the mouth, or the "cigar" being so soft, it collapses in the mouth while you're trying to smoke. My preferred size in most cigars is in the Petite Corona to Robusto or Corono size, but I tried these and was delighted. Perfectly wrapped, they burn evenly, taste great and really offer a value. A great short smoke when you don't have much time. No issue with little bits of tobacco constantly getting in your mouth and they hold their shape until finished. Won't be my regular smoke, but will be my ONLY smoke when I want something in the Pequenos size.
2 out of 5
CI KNOCK-OFF- cohiba torpedo's
not happy with the taste of these cigars. will not buy these again. spend the extra 10.00 dollars and buy a better brand name cigar
5 out of 5
Great taste
One of my favorite everyday cigars. There is one problem. When I go to order them they are backordered many times. Seems like the word has gotten out.
4 out of 5
Very good
These cigars b are very similar to Cohiba. They burn slightly uneven at times, but otherwise a very smart purchase.
5 out of 5
Fantastic sticks for the price!
I ordered this knockoff thinking "why the hell not?" and trust me it was a wonderful surprise how fantastic these cigars were. i will definatley will be ordering more and suggest to other enthusiasts to try them out.
4 out of 5
Very Good
Very good smoke for the price. Smooth, very enjoyable. even burn
4 out of 5
Cohiba knock offs
The cigars were a very smooth smoke. I thought they were going to be too strong but they were very flavorful. I recommend these to any cigar aficionado from novice to expert.
4 out of 5
Bang for the buck
These are not bad for the price..
1 out of 5
Not so good
Bitter, cardboard flavor pay a few bucks more everyone around will appreciate it.
4 out of 5
Knock_Offs
Since I don't smoke Cohibas I can't really compare this cigar to them. I will say that this is a very tasty cigar. Very easy and consistent draw and smooth burn. I really do enjoy this cigar. Since it is somewhat chilly outside it does not take a day to smoke it either. I love this cigar and worth the few pennies it cost. Lots of cigar pleasure.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
For the price, a great everyday cigar with good body, flavor and well made.
4 out of 5
Pretty Good 30 Minute Smoke
Good flavor, good 30 minute, middle of the day smoke. For this price they are worth the try, and CI will be glad to keep them coming once you are hooked.
5 out of 5
Truly a great tasting, inexpensive
Truly a great tasting, inexpensive cigar. Great as an everyday smoke.
3 out of 5
USABLE
Fairly good cigars, well-packed, inexpensive, enjoyable.
3 out of 5
Fire
Hard to keep lit.
4 out of 5
good smoke for the money
Good smoke for the money wrapper is not very tight. Nice everyday smoke
4 out of 5
Ci knock offs
Nice smoke
5 out of 5
Fantastic
The CI knockoffs are no knock offs. They're right there where they should be for enjoyment just like the real deals.
5 out of 5
Love them
these are great cigars all around! Definitely can not go wrong with buying these.
5 out of 5
Good small cigar - excellent value
For 2 years running these cigars provide consistent quality at a value price. It's a nice small cigar while you're while you're waiting for a restaurant table or just don't have time for one of your regular cigars. I encourage you to try them.
5 out of 5
Coho a knock off
A great value for a good smoking cigar.
3 out of 5
Not bad
I would not compare them to a cohiba but still a decent smoke. I would probably buy again for an everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Decent Smokes
While I can't in good faith equate these to their ultra-premium namesake, I can say they are decent smokes, the price is right, and they make a great "yard gar" or even daily burner. Fine for those times when one doesn't have the luxury of actually relaxing and paying full attention to their cigar. I'll buy more.
1 out of 5
Knock off Cohiba Pequenos
I've purchased your knock offs before and enjoyed Cohibas in the past, so I thought it would be a good combination. These unfortunately are very bitter, don't seem to draw well and I'm don't think I'll be able to smoke the rest. I definitely crossed these off my list.
3 out of 5
don't expect much
ok, I must need to go see the doctor. Purchased based on the reviews and don't see the value and certainly did not see much value in the cigar. Flavor, burn and quality were mediocre
4 out of 5
Share cigar
Great cigar to share with a friend who is not a regular cigar smoker.
5 out of 5
A must.
I thought I'd try these bad boys out just to have some extras for company, but to my surprise I now burn them as regulars and I have partagas, cohibas, montecristos, etc....etc.... sitting in my box but I much prefer the burn of these gems. Thanks CI.
5 out of 5
Knock off cohibas
Good smoke although some in every pack are rolled so tight they are a tough draw.
5 out of 5
Excellent Small Cigar!!
This small cigar is well rolled with few flaws. The color of this cigar is consistent through and through. The aroma is very good and the burn is cool with a remarkably consistent good taste. The cigar has a good draw and the smoke has a blue haze which adds to the pleasure. An excellent small cigar and worthy of your humidor and a credit to the rollers.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for a great price
I was hesitant to buy knock-offs, but I needed smokes that were affordable and inexpensive. I was pleasantly surprise!
1 out of 5
Not Good
I buy alot of cigars from you guys. I am not a complainer but these fall apart instantly and flavor not great. Sorry
5 out of 5
Cw.Bones
Can't beat the price. Smokes well throughout the entire gar.
5 out of 5
Great smokes, great prices
Used them for years and haven't found anyone comparable in service, price or reliability.
5 out of 5
Excellent knock-off cigars
I think these Knock-Offs are better than Cohiba Pequenos - moer body, better flavor. Well worth a try!
4 out of 5
Great for the price
A very good cigar, a little bitter the first few draws.
4 out of 5
Short smoke. Great for the price.
Quick smoke. Majority burned nearly perfect. Some imperfections in construction (cracking, etc). Tended to tar up, especially if the cut was small. So I don't recommend punching. Ash didn't stay on the cigar for long. Flavor wasn't great at first but it grew on me. Great cigar for the price.
4 out of 5
Tasty but expect a few rejects
Good flavor especially after sitting in the humidor for a couple months. They suffer from construction issues; several unraveled and or burned uneven. For the most part they are tasty making these a good deal.
4 out of 5
Quick, but nice.
Mellow smoke.. Perfect for the Golf course where you'll be throwing it about a bit ( I do). It was a quick-ish burn though.. But for the price.. GREAT value. It was a NICE smoke!
4 out of 5
amazing
I love these, I will buy these many more times, completely satisfied, a little dry on arrival, but great every day smokes
4 out of 5
Really are like Cohibas
Not as good as the coronal but we'll worth the money
5 out of 5
A good surprise
So I'm a big fan of the Cohiba Rubusto but can't always spend the $$$. It's was nice to have a cheaper version that was very similar. Glad I took the chance on the CI knock offs. I'll definitely be ordering more.
5 out of 5
These are good
I'm not sure I would compare them to Cohibas, but these are very good cigars.
4 out of 5
Excellent little cigar
Cant beat the price
3 out of 5
knockaround smoke
A good cigar for working around the house or dropping on the golf course.
3 out of 5
Good value cigar
Cigars were okay for the money. Found little inconsistency from from cigar to cigar in bundle. All smoked mild to medium and most burned even, some did not. Found some sticks with wrappers lose and dry right out of the package. Little saliva lick helped. I will buy again for the value and...well, What do you expect when buying seconds or knock-offs?
1 out of 5
Terrible..
Wow, what a horrible "mistake". This cigar is horrible. It won't smoke evenly, and I get tired of spitting tobacco out of my mouth as it disintegrates on the end. Never again.
5 out of 5
A Great Smoke!
A beautiful med/full bodied smoke!! I definitely had it in my rotation. CI DEFINITELY has the absolute best deals on cigars!! They get a little chunk of my retirement almost every month!...
4 out of 5
Great cigar for the price
I purchased these cigars not knowing what I was going to get for my money. Boy was I surprised when I smoked my first cigar out of the bundle. This cigar has a good taste that doesn't go sour as you smoke it. In fact I smoke these cigars to the nub and to my surprise, they burn steady and evenly all the way. love the flavor the dark wrapper. I will definitely buy these cigars again.
5 out of 5
Ci knockoffs (cohiba)
Nice everyday smoke.
3 out of 5
an ok cigar. However the
an ok cigar. However the filler tobacco was way to loose. before you had half smoked you spit out an inch of tobacco. not my favorite choice. Probally won't order these again
5 out of 5
great cigars
The CI knockoffs are great everyday cigars!
5 out of 5
Even burn,good dra
whole lotta bang for the buck,these will stay on my buy list.
5 out of 5
Nice!
Cigars are great. Just by chance happened to be in PA this weekend and got a chance to visit one of your stores. Whet s great store!! We need one here in MA
1 out of 5
Not even close
The quality of cigar matches the price. Its not even close to the Cohiba. Will not buy again.
5 out of 5
Cohiba knock-offs
All my bundles are always flawless except for last one which had some a little plugged. I still give these 5 stars because i have ordered so many bundles over time and never a problem!! They don't taste like Cohiba but just great. Just a great everyday cigar. Great construction with an easy draw. I can smoke them down to a little knub without much change in the smoke ..... Just amazing for the price
5 out of 5
nice cigar for the price.
nice cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
It's really NOT too good to be true!
At the price of these cigars, any description of how well they smoke, how even they burn, how easily they draw, and the deliciously balanced complex flavor they consistently deliver ---- well, it would sound "too good to be true", except that it's not! These cigars are a great value and now one of my regular orders. They taste far higher than priced and are actually becoming one of my preferred brands, not just an economical smoke.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs - Compare to Cohiba Pequenos
Nice even burn with good flavor. They are great for a quick smoke when time is limited. I've never had one fall apart on me and the description of flavors is spot on. Definitely worth a try at a reasonable price.
5 out of 5
#1 online !
I buy monthly from CI, BEST pricing around. My only bitch, they should offer a free lighter or a five pack for steady returning customers and not a flier for wine
1 out of 5
Ci cohiba knock-offs
Bought this item several times used to be great and would give it 4 star however last month when it was on special I ordered two packs of twenty , unfortunately they are worthless would not even give one star ,as they were very dry tasted very bitter and mouldy. I advised CI customer service that I am not taking the chance and ordering the same product again .
3 out of 5
Good small cigar
I have had problems with the construction of most small cigars. I have tried several that are too tight and have no draw, and I have tried a few others that seem to unwrap. These are fairly consistent. Some don't draw quite as well as others, but it's rare to find one that is unsmokeable. Some tend to start unwrapping , but again they are almost always manageable. I get them on a regular basis and I haven't found a small cigar that is as consistent.
5 out of 5
CI knock off vs Cohiba
They're shaped the same. After that not much similarity.
4 out of 5
Good cigar, good price
These were fantastic cigars, not just for the price. I only had one issue with these cigars, they smoked too fast. The cigar lasted between half and three quarters of the time of a higher end cigar.
5 out of 5
Try it, Excellent !
Excellent cigar. Great construction, great draw, great flavor, unbelievable price! Keep up the good work and great deals. I'll be buying more.
1 out of 5
Knock offs
The cigars were a let down, first one I smoked, the wrapper fell apart.
5 out of 5
Good golfing cigar
Good smoke for the money
3 out of 5
Needs extensive aging time
I wish CI would ship cigars out in a ziplock bag, my cigars are always dried out. On top of that these cigars need extensive humidor time for the flavors to come out
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Excellent cigar at a great price.
1 out of 5
So far I've tried the
So far I've tried the LaGloria, Monte Cristo's, and Cohiba knockoffs. The Cohibas were terrible, will never order again, the other two were acceptable. Gave away most of Cohibas!
4 out of 5
knock offs
almost as good as original
5 out of 5
Good smoke
nice smoke for the price
5 out of 5
High quality for such a Low Price
Ny initial reaction was to blurt out 'Wow!'. Similar flavor and strength to Cohiba, certainly not a replica. Well made but not as tight as a top shelf smoke, but very tasty from end-to-end.
5 out of 5
Ced-Customer in Texas
CI Knock-offs Cohiba Toro are a great cigar for the price that you pay. The cigar compares very well to a True Dominican Cohiba. And is not far off a Cuban Cohiba. I would rate the CI Knock-off Cohiba Toro a 10 out of 10. If you are looking for a mild and smooth cigar for a reasonable price. Not a strong flavor of tobacco in this cigar.
4 out of 5
not bad at all
the ci cohiba knock-offs are definitely a decent smoke for the price. Nothing really compares to a cohiba but the knock-offs close enough.
Customer Testimonials
It is a good smoke but I am not a fan of this blend.
Just received my bundle of CI Cohiba Knockoffs. I ordered the Robusto and I must say I was very pleased with the smoke. Good draw, taste and burn. A lot of value for the money!
Honesty, I couldn't tell the difference between these or a real Cohiba. I don't have the experience for that. What I do know is that these Cohiba Knock-Offs are damn tasty and I can afford to smoke'em every day! Thanks CI!
as an experiment , I told a few friends that these were actual cuban "Cohibas". Then we smoked them and they raved about how excellent these cigars were. I myself prefer the cohiba red dots, and these taste, smell, and smoke exactly the same. the main difference was that the Knock-offs have a thinner, more delicate wrapper. they burn even leaving a long white ash, and are an exceptional value. i ordered mine in the toro, which is the perfect size for this cigar.
These are totally my everyday secret. Awesome sticks!!! I don't care what they may or may not be a "Knock-Off" of? So what if it ain't the real thing? It's a good thing!
Great cigar for the price. Cohiba no but a decent cigar. This is a great go to everyday cigar.
Very-good smoke in comparison to the regular Cohiba and certainly a better price!
Very tasty smoke. Excellent construction with no burn issues. Great everyday stick. Not sure if it tastes just like a Cohiba but it stands well on it's own merits.
Maybe not a Cohiba, but a very good cigar for the price, I'll be ordering this agian.
Cohiba is one if my overall favorite smokes. I have been lucky enough to have access to Cuban sticks from my travels as well as Red Dots available in the states. With that said, this is not Cohiba but It's a really nice smoke. I just got my delivery of 16 premium sticks and a 20 brick of these knockoffs and decided to light one up. Well constructed, clean wrapper and feels well rolled. Bitter on the first draw but smoothed out shortly after. The ash is nice and sold, light grey and heavy when rolled off the stick. 2nd third was really smooth and the burn is nice and even. I'm at the last third now and well, I'm really glad I have 19 more! For the price, this is an amazing every day smoke and it will become a regular order from now on. I will start trying the other knockoffs over time. Looks like I may need to dedicate on humidor for knockoffs and the other for premiums. I will also start offering these to new attendees to my cigar socials as they are good and inexpensive. It sucks when you give a premium to a new smoker and they put it down. I also would prefer to offer good smokes to new people and not cheap crappy smokes and they think that's what a cigar is.
I ordered 30 of these as I really like the Red Dot Blacks. While they aren't bad smokes for the price and size, I wouldn't ever use them as an every day great tasting smoke. They are more of a smoke I'd have late at night after a few drinks or when I'm at a bar with some friends who smoke cigarettes. Do not taste like a Cohiba, but not horrible.
A damn good cigar for the price. After a couple days in the humidor, it tastes like an $8 stick. Burns a little uneven, but tastes great. Definitely pick a bundle up if you're "Ballin on a Budget."
Good cigars but do not taste like a Cohiba to me, nor do they burn the same.
Cannot beat this deal! Great smoke!
Got these little bad boys 3 weeks ago. Smoked one right out of the box. I've never smoked a real Cohiba, so can't really compare. These little guys smoke evenly, cool and produce a nice cloud of thick smoke for me. The taste to me is somewhat spicy, almost peppery with a hint of vanilla sweetness up front. I've had the rest in my humi and I gotta say they definitely are getting better with age. Will definitely be ordering more soon.
Very tasty! A little loose but consistent and the flavor is excellent. A great daily smoke - just do it.
compared to a real $15 Cohiba and the CI $2 knock-off holds right up, im no expert and dont know all the undertones/overtones/aroma BS but if you ask me they taste very similar.
Don't compare to Red Dots, compare to your favorite $2 stick. Don't have a favorite $2 stick? You do now, and I firmly believe they are worth more. I call them Fauxhibas and feel like I'm gettin' over.
This is a GREAT cigar! Not exactly like Cohiba Red Dots, but amazingly close. Even burn, great construction, and an unbeatable price. You just can't beat the service, quality, and consistency that CI provides. Thanks, guys. Will order these again and again.
Highly recommended, I love red dots, and these are as close as your gonna get, ONLY difference in my opinion is they burn a little faster then the originals! A MUST try!
Smoking my first CI cohiba knockoff. Amazing!!! I live it. It's 40 degrees in San Antonio but this smoke has me outside lovin it. This is a must try if you haven't discovered them already.
good quick smoke for the price.......cohiba...distant cousin....
I could not tell the difference... awesome smoke for the price.!! Every where i go people compliment the aroma...constantly tell me how good it smells... and they think it $20 stick..lol so be it...
Certainly not Cohiba. However, the CI knock-offs are smooth and easy to smoke. Good alternative to original Cohiba Red dot.
Excellent smoke, can't beat it for price!
Hubby loves the blend and roll...thanks!
These babies are excellent everyday/share with your friends smokes. They are tasty and smooth and they burn beatifully right down to the very end. Well worth the finger burn. For this quality you can't beat the price.
If pequenos are your thing, this is your smoke.
They are OK for an everyday cigar, not quite what I expected them to be. I expected something similar to Cohiba, but didn't notice any resemblance. For about the same price you can get a good Gurkha or 5 Vegas sampler pack which is much better.
A good, solid everyday smoke. Nothing spectacular, not really reminiscent of a Cohiba, but I thoroughly enjoyed these and would definitely buy again. I got the torpedo on the MMAO, and will maybe give the corona a try next time as I prefer that size, but am still very happy with this purchase.
Not as good as Cohiba, but not bad!
Great stick! Well worth the money. This is my new daily smoke-- great job, CI.
Try a few knock-offs from CI, this is the one that I want to reorder.
I love Cohiba Red Dots so I had to try these at least once. They might be modeled after the Cohiba, but they don't come close in terms of flavor or strength. The smoke is not chewy or thick, but thin and a bit bland, almost chalky. Lacks all the typical flavors associated with Red Dots and replaces them with its own. Appearance and Burn was okay, and draw tended to vary from stick to stick but overall acceptable. A half decent everyday smoke, but the price point is fair. Make no mistake, you aren't getting filet mignon for the price of ground beef here. You're getting ground beef. But ground beef can be pretty good when you have nothing but celery to eat. If you order these, let them sit in the humidor for a while to mellow out a bit and have one when you're not in the mood to burn one of your top shelf cigars.
This is truly a Prince in Pauper's clothing! Well made, great flavor, medium body. I've been looking for a good everyday cigar, for a while now, and what I found here is a high end cigar at an "everyday" price. Awesome cigar, don't hesitate to try!
This is absolutely worth it! Talk about a great smoke for your $$$! Try it... you won't be sorry!
does not really taste like a cohiba, but still a great cigar none the less. One would be hard pressed to find a better smoke at these prices...
I was a little hesitant about these cigars, but I'm glad I got 'em. I wouldn't "Compare them to Cohiba" but I would compare them to other $2 cigars. Great burn, construction and taste straight out of the box. I can't imagine what they will be like in a few weeks. I wouldn't question buying another bundle.
I bought a mazo of robusto's when they were offered on the 1 day deal. They've rested for a month or so in my humidor. I lit the first one tonight and I must say, I am pleasantly surprised. Even burn, lots of white smoke, nice ash, and most of all, great taste! I'll definitely enjoy smoking the rest of these!
I bought these a few months ago on a big sale (Robusto size) and they have been sitting in my humidor. Tried the first one today and was very pleasantly surprised how good it was. It tastes and smells great, plenty of smoke, zero harshness, good burn, and good construction. I will be buying more of these as they are nearly as good as cigars costing 2-3 times more. Nice job on these CI.
Not a bad cigar, but not really comparable to Cohiba. a very nice smoke for the price though. My only complaint would be a tight draw on several smoke from this mazo.
I got a pretty good deal on these cigars (30 dollars for the robusto mazo). I would not recommend buying them at full price. I wouldn't stay they are comparable to a Cohiba in many aspects other than the vanilla cream taste up front. I might smoke the rest of my mazo, but if I do I will just smoke the first half to enjoy the vanilla taste. Most likely this mazo will end up in the "give away to my mooching buddies" pile. If I were to rank it I would give it 4/10.
I could not believe how good these were. I smoked one right off the ups truck and offered one to the driver. He took it and said that he would smoke it later. The next day he stopped and asked me what brand that was. I told him Cohiba and he believed me. Then I told him no it was a knock-off made for Ci. We both agree it was one mighty fine cigar.
CI Knockoffs-Cohiba.....I could not tell the difference....can you? OUTSTANDING!
Normally I don't like smaller cigars, I like good smoke volume and distance between my mouth and the fire, but a lot of guys have been speaking about getting some smaller/quicker smokes for the cold winter days and nights. When I saw the CI Cohiba Knock-Offs I thought I'd give the Pequenos a try (with 30 in a pack, there's enough to share). Just had my first one with a post-breakfast coffee enjoying the sun. It was good, I enjoyed it - smooth, mild, good flavor which got stronger before I had to abandon it at the halfway point, which is when it dropped the first ash. Good cigar, even better when you can get them at a discount.
picked up a bundle of the toros and man i love these, after only sitting in the humi for 3 days i fired one up and it blew me away, i cant believe how great these sticks are for what i paid for them..now i dont know what cohibas taste like because i cant afford those brands so i couldnt say yes its identical BUT i dont really care what cohibas taste like because these are killer..tons of smoke, smooth, creamy, and i love how half way thru it has a nice kick to it, it turns zesty, almost spicy..really nice change..never got harsh or anything..these will be a big part of my coolerdor..do yourself a favor and pick up a few bundles..
Great deal, great smoke, and great razor sharp burn. If you've looked this far into theses, get them. You won't be disapppointed.
First off, I can't believe no one has written a review of this blend by CI. Holy Smoke, Batman, this is amazing! Now before I go further, if you expect a 15-25 dollar quality out of a 2 buck a piece stick, your not smart enough to figure out how awesome CI is. That being said the flavor profile is on point. Sweet cedary tones, rich tobacco flavor, a very slight hint of pepper on the palate and through the nose, gobs of flavor and smoke. Not so mellow, but time in the humi will change that (still not harsh by any definition!). They even look amazing, construction is tight with a smooth draw, with a tiny bit of heft in hand. These are a must try!

CI Knock-Offs: Cohiba

Brock

“Pequeno” in size, “Grande” in flavor…

For those who pay attention to detail, I whipped up this review the day after CIGARfest 2012, still jacked up from the weekend’s festivities.

As we wrapped up the CIGARfest 2012 aftermath, I was embarrassed, humiliated, and appalled at the fact that I didn’t smoke many cigars. Between drawing raffles, running between the band stage and the main stage, chatting with cigar customers and vendors, striking out with the lovely CI models, and performing my alter-ego “Cornelius Quincy Corne” for 3,000 people, there just wasn’t much time for me to enjoy a fine puro.

The life-saver for me was a tiny little morsel I like to call “CI Knock-Offs Cohiba” (Note: Cohiba is a registered trademark of General Cigar Corporation.) The size I prefer in this blend is called “Pequeno” which literally translates into English as “small” or “little”. These small 4.2 X 34 pequenos provided a nice, quick burn while I was on the fly. These little guys are a great value as they come in small bundles of 30 sticks for a little under a buck a cigar. 

The Cohiba Knock-Off uses a light brown Cameroon wrapper which exudes a light spice with ample sweetness. [Insert educational portion of cigar review here, Brock.] Ok folks, I’m being informed that I must “learn” you on tobacco in this portion of my analysis. The Cameroon wrapper is a rare wrapper leaf literally cultivated in small growing regions in the country of Cameroon, Africa. It is quite difficult for tobacco buyers and brokers to purchase this tobacco and, furthermore, requires a high level of carefulness during production. Due to its delicateness, only the most skillful “torcedores” (rollers) in a cigar factory are permitted to roll cigars utilizing Cameroon tobacco.

In many cases, Cameroon tobacco is used as binder due to its ugly appearance and lackluster vein structure. When used as a wrapper, numerous manufacturers use cedar or tissue paper to cover up the ugly vein structure and spottiness. However, the Cohiba Knock-off Pequeno uses no cigar band.

This Dominican treat is mild in body but very flavorful. My only problem is the majority of these are rolled fairly loose which produces an easy, yet quite hot draw. 

Let’s cut to the chase, I like this brand because it’s cheap, flavorful and has a true Cameroon taste. The flavor presents a light spice with an ample natural sweetness and just a small fraction of nuttiness. No bones about it, this is a good every day, coffee break cigar.

If you’re a fan of Cohiba, Rocky Patel Cameroon, or any kind of cigarillo that comes in a tin, this value is for you.

Brock’s Flavor Rating: “80”

Brock’s Value Rating: “92”

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