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Ramon Bueso Odyssey

The Ramon Bueso saga of cigars continues....

Buy this: 
if you’re eager to savor a new, high-quality, full-flavored Connecticut-wrapped premium from the hands of a master.

Don’t buy this: if you’re satisfied by the ho-hum, muted flavors of yesteryear’s classic, Connecticut-wrapped cigars.

Ramon Bueso Odyssey. The sophomore release of Ramon Bueso, and a masterfully blended handmade equipped with exceptional flavors and aromas, producing an eventful experience layered with character and charisma. To craft the Odyssey, Ramon hand-selected a rare Honduran-grown Connecticut wrapper. A seamless leaf, offering the unrivaled burn properties and silky texture of traditional Connecticut leaves, but a richer, deeper, more complex flavor with ample personality. Beneath this well-fermented wrapper, Cuban-seed long-fillers from Copan, Ometepe, Condega, and the Cibao Valley are skillfully married inside a feisty Jamastran binder from Honduras.

So what’s this mean for you? For starters, a Connecticut-wrapped lovely ready and willing to captivate your taste buds. A perfectly balanced bouquet, complete with medium-bodied notes of nuts, wood, coffee, sweet cream, and cocoa....unveiled seamlessly throughout the toasty tobacco core. That’s the Odyssey in a big n’ tasty nutshell. Ramon Bueso’s tour de force, commanding you to savor the unconventional Connecticut-wrapped premium.

Bueso boxes have gone out the door. Instead, we have 10-packs and 20-count bundles up for grabs, at a steep discount! 

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Muy Bueso (Gordo) (6.5"x60)
20 CIGARS Out of Stock $180.00 $49.99    
Muy Bueso (Gordo) (6.5"x60)
10 CIGARS Out of Stock $90.00 $27.50    
Robusto (5.0"x50)
20 CIGARS Out of Stock $140.00 $39.99    
10 CIGARS Out of Stock $70.00 $22.50    
Overall Rating 4.13 out of 5 Based on 15 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Ramon Bueso Odyssey”

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4 out of 5
great smoke
good everyday smoke mild and tasty with great price will order again
5 out of 5
Big Bueso Fan
The Bueso Odyssey is a medium strength stick with lots of flavor. I dont smoke very many Connecticut wrapped cigars, but the Bueso Odyssey is a go to when I'm smoking with friends who don't smoke much, or I want something mellower. Excellent construction, great price, very enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Tom from NC
I absolutely love these cigars! Great taste , great price! The only thing wrong with them is that you don't have them anymore!
3 out of 5
Good For Yard Work
A decent yard cigar, but not the best to relax with. Burns well, but the flavor is pretty harsh.
5 out of 5
I enjoy smoking Ramon Bueso
I enjoy smoking Ramon Bueso Robuston. This cigar does not leae a bbad taste in my mouth after somking.
4 out of 5
great taste great burn.great price.better then most high dollar smokes for half the price.
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
5 out of 5
Superbly smooth smoke
Being a new cigar smoker, I was unfamiliar with Ramon Bueso--what a pleasant surprise The smoke is a mild to medium one, but it has plenty of flavor: dominated by a woodsy, earthiness, with a hint of cedar. Every once in a while, I get a slight taste of sweetness, though it's subtle. All in all, a really nice cigar--I'm always sad when I reach the end.
4 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Odyssey Robusto
A good cigar for morning coffee or golf course. 4 stars in the price range for this cigar. Perfectly mild if that is what you are looking for. I will buy more again.
3 out of 5
Some good, some not so good
I have smoked four cigars out of fourty and two would go out frequently, had to re-lite several times in order to finish. The other two were very good
5 out of 5
will buy this again
good and consistent smoke
4 out of 5
Great for the price
These are pretty good and haven't had one burn badly yet. I bought these to try because I enjoyed the "genesis the project" cigars thoroughly, but out of personal preference for a more oily, bolder flavored cigar I would not reorder the odyssey, but would the genesis.
4 out of 5
Decent cigar
Good smokes, not great. Mild to medium, fairly tasty. Out of ten,quite a variation in density and looseness --a number were pretty loose, all were a fast burn, 45 minutes (5x50 robusto). RBueso Genesis the Project are much better , at least for me. I'd buy odyssey again if the price was right
2 out of 5
Fair in quality
Just OK at the start halfway through taste a little harsh Burns good and draws good
4 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
As a newbie to cigars (smoked a pipe for 35 years), I got five of these cigars on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised at how welll they smoked: rich, with hints of nuttiness and toast. Each stick has been incredibly consistent from start to finish. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is that the cigars arrived a bit dried out--I'm hoping that some time in the humidor will return some of the tobacco's suppleness. Well done, Ramon!
Customer Testimonials
Being a newcomer to cigars (only been smoking them for the past two years) I have come to appreciate this mild-medium cigar. Easy draw, good aroma and not to strong, which is perfect for my liking. CI offers them at a good price so I will continue to purchase this cigars in the future. Thanks.
Seemed more like mild to me, with a sprinkling of pepper (which I don't like a lot of anyway). Good light flavor, slightly sweet. Didn't get much complexity out of mine though. The wrapper was dry and came off the last half of it, but I smoked it to the nub anyway. Burn was decent otherwise, but not perfect, and it stayed lit. For the $5.00 range price, there are many others to try. Not a go-to for me, but a good cigar if the wrapper was moister. That could just be a humidor issue. Was definitely not a dog rocket.
This is a great smoke for anyone seeking an exciting Connecticut experience that doesn't overwhelm. It IS spicy but creamy, and it mellows about 1/2 way in and a slightly sweet nutmeg steps forward complementing your coffee or even a whiskey. Haven't tried this with a Scotch or Bourbon yet, but I see this in my future. Maybe something peaty like Laphroaig. It burns evenly enough, holds a decent ash & has an easy draw despite its firmness. This is quite enjoyable even in the a.m. Go for it!
I have to say this is one of the best I have smoked so far. I will be back to buy more.
I agree; this is a great stick and bargain as well.
Super deceptive stick if you think Connecticuts are all mild and lack complexity. This is one of the most complex sticks I've had and has a ton of flavor. I got it when it first came out on an email special price. I'm hoping they put the Odyssey on special again like they just did with the Project....
I was very surprised by the cigar!! This is my first time smoking this brand and had a very smooth draw and a phenomenal taste. I got this one out of a sampler package and it will be on my list to buy from here on out
Nicely constructed medium strength cigar with very nice, somewhat complex flavors. I got 2 boxes of the robusto size from c-bid and another box of the Toro size. My favorite so far has been the robusto, while the Toro did not have the same flavors. It was less refined and stronger and lacked the complex flavors I got from the robusto. On closer inspection, I noticed that the robusto wrapper had a nice oily reddish hue (looked more like a Habano wrapper) but the Toro's wrapper was a lighter greenish color without any red coloration. I don't know if anybody else has noticed the wrapper color difference, but without the band they looked like they came from a different maker.
These are some awsome stogies, we'll worth the money. Smooth, even smoke and tastes great, and can't beat that aroma. I'll definitely be ordering another box of these.
I caved in to the pitch and hype and bought some. While well made and flavorful, these babies ain't all that mild. I'd say more like Med/full. Nice aroma, burn well, but a bit to manly for my taste.
I have never reviewed before. This is Part 1. Part 2 is on the Genesis The Project page. This is not a bad tasting cigar. Smooth, some creaminess to it. I really don't get too much else. That's as good as this review is going to get. I only have a few left from the box I bought. I had let them sit for 1 week in my humidor before giving them a try. My humidor is always right around 70%. The wrappers on every single one of these have split while smoking. Plus, the burn is not even at all. I won't buy either of these again. I cannot recommend them at all.
Right out of the box a great great cigar - my new favorite! I have tried a good amount of brands from CI and this is an awesome find. Excellent construction, great burn all the way and no touch ups or relights on a Churchill. First third has a nice pepper flavor which turns into a nice integrated cream and smooth very long lasting finish. I was still enjoying the finish hours after the experience! Medium strength is accurate and the nicotine is not overwhelming at all. The Genesis was a good one too however the flavors were a bit one dimensional IMO - this is excellent!
Great cigar from the moment I lit it up till I got to the end. Great aroma and great taste to the finish.
A friend at work gifted me an odyssey to try out. I lit it up to give it a whirl and it fell flat on flavor as well as construction. When I fired it up the fire ran about an inch inside the binder and actually burnt a hole through the wrapper. I've never had or seen this happen. It unfortunately was all down hill from there including 3 re-lites to even out the run away canoe amidst rapids. Anyway it was the thought that counted, heaven knows I've bought some real jewels myself. Thanks Bono!
4/12/14. Well, after only 3 days in my humi, I tried my 1st Odyssey. I must say I am thoroughly impressed. Upon first light you know you are smoking a Connecticut wrap, but it quickly transforms into a nice med. bodied with some spice and sweetness. Good draw, slow, even burn and a clean finish. At times, you forget that it's a Connecticut with all the other flavors dominating (even occasional hints of cinnamon), and other times you get a reminder that it is indeed Connecticut. I have had Ashton Cabinet, AVO, CAO Black, Montecristo, but I think I would rate Odyssey a notch above any of them. If you like mild-med. cigars, absolutely jump on these! Even if you usually enjoy fuller cigars, (like me) these are still a highly enjoyable change of pace. I'm sure additional aging will only improve an already very good cigar. Very satisfied with my purchase. Thank you, CI, for the tremendous deal I got on these!
Wednesday 4/9/14. Just received a box of these today after seeing them on the Weekend Spotlight. ($59.95 for toro). Beautiful box, beautiful looking cigars. But what really caught my eye is how much yellowing is on the cellophane. I also got a 5-pack of Man O' War Armada, which we know goes through extensive aging. These also had some yellowing, but nowhere near what I saw on the Odysseys. How long has Mr. Bueso been sitting on these? Will try to let these settle in humidor,but I feel I will try one over the weekend. Will write back after trying them.
Smooth operator! It's not as strong as Genesis but it taste great.
One of my favorites. Not to full-bodied, but plenty of flavor. Smoked the first one as soon as I got a five-pack, and loved it. Let the rest sit for a couple of months in the humidor and they got even better. I ordered some more on a special price, and they are aging nicely in the humidor. I have found the construction and burn to be very even, and the flavor consistently fantastic. I enjoy pairing them with coffee.
Let me put it this way... I bought some of these on special along with the 92+ rated sampler... and, while there is nothing bad at all so far about the sampler... these cigars are AWESOME! Taste-wise, they rock... smoke-wise, they rock. The scent gets compliments... from women... Need I say more? These are tasty little bastards!
First let me tell you that I have tried a lot of boutique cigars from CI, I mean a lot. My humidor currently has more than 500 cigars in it. I personally rate this cigar in the 90's without question. If this cigar doesn't get at least a 92 rating, I will eat one in a hot dog bun. Construction and draw were perfect. The ash held on forever, I broke it off at about 1.5 inches. The initial taste was extremely smooth and within moments activated my saliva glands, which is my body's reaction to a very flavorful cigar. You owe it to yourself to try this stick and keep a regular stock of these in your humidor. This cigar blows most of the main stream cigars away. Trust me.
Lots of flavor...complex?...yet very mellow. If you like mild Connecticut wrap cigars, you'd be silly to not have these on hand. If you ever have company that doesn't puff frequently but wants to share a cigar over cards, these have been well-received by infrequent cigar smokers that I know.
Great cigar! This is another home run by Ramon Bueso. The cigar is of medium strength, but the purity of the tobacco and taste is second to none. Worth a purchase and smoke as you will be happy you did.
I had high hopes for this cigar. I ordered them out of the CI Summerfest and let them sit in my humidor for a month. I've had constant burn issues with these robustos. Any nuances or flavor has been killed by having to constantly relight. Maybe I just got a bad batch.
Total surprise. I'd compare them to Monti or Ashton's best.
The first thing I noticed about it was the powerful pepper taste upon lighting it. Further into the cigar, I didn't notice any notes of cocoa or coffee. This cigar had very strong notes of earth and pepper throughout the entire smoke. Not a bad cigar, but not something I would personally buy a box of. Worth trying, but not what I consider a "spotlight" cigar.
Very pleased with the Ramon Bueso Odyssey.. Usually not a big Connecticut wrapper fan, but this cigar had me looking to buy more. Good job!!
Got this cigar in a sampler. I was really amazed by it. The only thing is at the end, at about an inch it has a hard time keeping lit. But great cigar over all.
I smoked the Odyssey robusto yesterday. Great smoke - creamy, nutty with a slight salty and sweet note. I've been a fan of the Genesis and now the Odyssey will be in my humidor too.
Not quite as happy with these sticks as the other reviewers. After Genesis, which were excellent, I expected more. Too many of these (four or five so far) have had an angular burn. And the taste is fairly bland.
Got these in the mail a few weeks ago and put em right in the humi. Had my first one today and hoy moly these cigars are LEGIT!!! Expected nothing less from Ramon and his crew. Plenty of creamy tasty smoke.
Just got my box of Odysseys today. Have had many of Ramon's Genesis which I really like. The Odyssey is very good. Am having one right out of the box. Medium with some pepper. I usually don't care for a Coonecticut wrapper but this is quite good.
This is a great smoke! I have tried Genesis The Project which is a very nice cigar, but the Odyssey gets my vote!
Great stick a must try, loved it from the start with its sweet notes and great changes.
Amazing cigar and set for anyone's budget. You wont regret this purchase.

Ramon Bueso Odyssey

Steve R

My recent trip back to Connecticut....

Like most avid enthusiasts, my palate has evolved over the years. A combination of me wanting more and cigar-makers giving me more, has resulted in my preference for complex, full-bodied, and full-flavored cigars. I love bold handmades. I love spicy handmades. I love big, rich flavors that consume every square millimeter of my palate, with thick heavy smoke I can practically chew on. To me, that’s solid....and something I will always come back to, time and time again.

Because of this natural progression of cigar-burning order, lighter cigars, or even cigars with more neutral tobacco types have fallen by the wayside. And lighter I do not mean lighter in shade – I’ve had skin in this game long enough to know the color of a cigar has little to nothing to do with strength. I mean more mellow blends, with less complexity and tamer tobaccos. Blends like Excalibur and Romeo 1875 just don’t get the job done like they used to.

This is why Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project catered to my palate. It has a ton of flavor – unique flavors – has a solid strength profile, and doesn’t let up until you finally lay the cigar down to rest for good. Then, out of nowhere Ramon done did the unthinkable....he made a Connecticut-wrapped cigar for his second release. My first reaction: WTF? My second reaction: WTF!

Naturally, I had to try it....and my boy Jeff, who carries the part peculiar part ostentatious corporate title of Offensive Coordinator, warned me to keep an open mind while doing so.

So I did. And I chose Toro. The size that first introduced me to Genesis, and my favorite size in most cigars.

I’m going to be completely honest with you. It was freaking hard to keep an open mind with this cigar. I lit up the Toro and burned it all the way through. I burned it fast and left confused.

Later that day I lit another.

Before I left for the night, I lit another.

It’s been about a month since Jeff spewed forth his words of rare wisdom, and I now know I should have had an open mind from the start. The Odyssey is not your average Connecticut-wrapped premium. In fact, it’s hardly a Connecticut at all. This Honduran handmade employs a rare Connecticut-seed wrapper leaf grown in Honduras. It’s one of two cigars on the market – at this time – utilizing this leaf. The yield is low, and the crops are quantities are limited and reserved only for select cigar-makers. Ramon is one of them, and after speaking with him and his factory during a recent visit 2 weeks ago, they’re damn glad they have access to this leaf. Ramon has crafted countless Connecticut-wrapped cigars over the past few decades. Many of them sell like hotcakes, sporting big name brands you all know. But for him, they were nothing more than a light-bodied, uneventful blend. He’s a cigar-maker. He lives tobacco and loves blending it. For years Ramon has wanted to craft a full-flavored Connecticut-wrapped cigar that’s....well, Muy Bueso. The Odyssey is it.

The Odyssey may deceive you at first glance. The wrapper looks more like a Habano leaf than a Connecticut. But, it’s Connecticut, and the seeds mingled in the rustic, Cuban-esque fields of Honduras soaking up that glorious Honduran climate to produce a thick, almost leathery Connecticut leaf unlike any you’ve seen. This leaf is rustic to the core, offering a rich, earthy character and deep tobacco influence. To complement the wrapper, Ramon chose an aged, long-leaf blend of Cuban-seed tobaccos from Copan (Hondo), Ometepe (Nica), Condega (Nica), and the Cibao Valley (DR). Three countries married beneath the unique wrapper, skillfully blended and producing a satisfying array of flavors and aromas. From the get-go I pick up rich and creamy tobacco. On the exhale, long notes of earth and toast linger on the finish. Once she’s burning steady, warm notes of nuts, sweet cedar, and roasted coffee bean enter the bouquet. This is where things really get interesting, and your palate may be a bit confused. The flavors are subtle yet refined and seem to hit specific parts of your palate with each puff. Then, just when you think you figured it out: unsweetened cocoa. WTF. The final quarter is rich and toasty with gentle spices. A fitting closing for a truly confusing, yet truly delicious, cigar.

Get ready. I am about to give a Connecticut-wrapped cigar a rating over ’90.’ Oh. I just did it. I think you should grab a few and put this un-Connecticut Connecticut to the test.