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Rosalones by Joya de Nicaragua Sale

Welcome to America, Rosalones!

This delicious medium-bodied cigar from Joya de Nicaragua was once reserved exclusively for the European market (enthusiasts overseas don't have quite the appetite as we Americans do for full-bodied muscle). But Rosalones isn't the red headed stepchild of the family either. There's still that chewy, spicy core of Joya de Nicaragua wrapped up in each cigar. 

Staying true to its roots, Rosalones is a Nicaraguan puro, composed of select, extensively aged tobaccos. This well-blended bouquet results in a tamer Joya de Nicaragua specimen that many will find damn near perfect. It all begins with a dark, slightly marbleized Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper. Teaming up with this juicy leaf, awaits a long-filler core of Nicaraguan tobaccos secured within a Nicaraguan Habano binder. On paper it sounds much more powerful than it is. But it's no walk in the park either, because like a finely tuned automobile, this baby balances strength and smoothness to a 'T'. Unfolding from the cool, slow burn are hints of pepper, coffee, and earth, before segueing into a delicious raisin-esque note. If the horsepower of other JDN offerings have kept you at bay in the past, you just found the perfect median.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
446 Machito (Corona) (4.0"x46)
BOX OF 25 Out of Stock $137.50 $34.11    
448 Consul (Robusto) (4.7"x48)
BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $125.00 $37.22    
460 Gran Consul (Torpedo) (4.7"x60)
BOX OF 10 In Stock $80.00 $22.50
552 Robusto (5.0"x52)
BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $130.00 $43.76    
650 Toro (6.0"x50)
BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $140.00 $48.82    
Overall Rating 4.48 out of 5 Based on 63 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Rosalones by Joya de Nicaragua”

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5 out of 5
The bigger the better!
My initial introduction with the Rosalones was through the smaller gauge size. While i found the flavor to be full, with some spice, it was rather mediocre for my taste, never really developed into a great smoke. I'm not one of those guys who can smell every nuance a cigar has, so I tend to gravitate to bigger flavor profiles. I recently tried the larger gauge version of the Rosalone and it made all the difference. What was previously a good cigar is an all together grander one now. I think that having more fillers, more surface area, the cigar is allowed to provide more flavor, smoke. I'm hooked, great cigar for a very decent price!
3 out of 5
Pleasant but requires TLC
An uneven burn makes for trying consul size cigar. Excellent flavor only increasing midway. A nubber for sure. Perhaps a third try will result in a perfect burn but the first started to run away from true early on and the second doing an excellent job for the first half and not horrible after an adjustment. An excellent value, imo. I am tempted to gather more of these while they are around. Nurturing and savoring the nub, they remain fairly cool to the end. Three stars only due to the burn qualities.
5 out of 5
460 Gran Consul
Good cigar for the money. Took a chance on these and was pleasantly surprised! Nice coffee and woody flavors. Will order again if they are still available.
5 out of 5
Great flavor!
I've come to expect great flavor from Joya's products and these are no exception. These are by far the best-tasting and most satisfying small cigars I have had the pleasure to try.
5 out of 5
All around a great smoke at a bargain basement price
5 out of 5
Nice full bodied smoke
Great smoke for the money
4 out of 5
Great Cigar.
I like the 4x60 size. Great draw and smoke. Very powerful cigar.
4 out of 5
Third Rosalones Order!
Just to add to my first comment: Well, I'm awaiting the arrival of my third order of JDN Rosalones. This time I ordered the 460 Gran Consul. (They were the only ones in stock.) I've had two different sizes so far, the Machitos and the 448 Consuls. They were very nice. I hope you all get them all back in stock. A very nice cigar at a very nice price, they are. CI rules!
4 out of 5
Great everyday 'gar
Well made, medium-full smoke. Well above what you normally find at this price point. I'll probably order another box right after I post this in case it encourages too many others to buy 'em out...
5 out of 5
446 Machito
Good 45 min smoke. Nice profile kind of smoke!
5 out of 5
This is a winner.
This cigar is a very pleasnt surprise. Rich, full flavored and a linguring taste that is very pleasing to me. I want more.
5 out of 5
I really love them, and
I really love them, and enjoy them on my days off work, thank you.
4 out of 5
Nice little spicy cigars, good
Nice little spicy cigars, good flavor.
5 out of 5
Great "patio" cigar: will re-order
Great "patio" cigar: will re-order this one!
5 out of 5
Evrething perfect!!
5 out of 5
Great flavor!
These (446 Machito) are absolutely the best smaller-sized cigars I have ever smoked. I expected a Joya de Nicaragua product to be top-notch, but the flavor these little 'gars pack is impressive!
4 out of 5
Rosalones 448 Consul
Good everyday cigar. Well constructed,good draw,makes for an enjoyable 1/2 hr. 45 minute afternoon smoke.W.ould buy them again and have
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigar!!!
Well this is my sixth box, so yeah their that good. It's a cigar I haven't got tired of.
5 out of 5
Rosalones are grrrrrreat!
I’ve loved this stick for years, the way it hits and doesn’t stop hitting the whole way through along with how well it keeps in my humidors! I can’t recommend this stick enough to anyone!!
4 out of 5
Great flavor and spice for a quick smoke
Great quick little smoke that has enough bite to satisfy my slightly dark palate, but mild enough to not have too much of a kick. I smoke mostly robustos, and though these are a bit smaller than most, they are still are a good fit in the hand. In the cold New England winter, I smoke a little quickly, which certainly plays in their favor. Definitely a great value, especially if you can grab them on sale!
5 out of 5
great smoke at three different
great smoke at three different sizes so far. just choose the cigar based on time.
5 out of 5
Love these...
I was hesitant to order these, because I usually don't care for really big ring gauges, but they were on sale, so I took a chance. These are some of my favorite cigars! They have typical Nicaraguan flavor, but are "dialed-down" a bit. If anything, many Nicaraguans on the market are overwrought. These sticks are great for when you want a fine smoke, but don't want to focus on the cigar exclusively. I hope they have normal-sized sticks back in stock soon, though.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Start to finish this is a great stick!
4 out of 5
Good draw, some uneven burn
Good draw, some uneven burn but generally good. A hint of cocoa to start, pleasant down to the nub, no harshness in my sticks.
4 out of 5
Great Value Cigar
This cigars contain all of the earth, leather, dried fruit, and peanut flavor you expect from a Nice puro. The cigar is full flavor and medium strength.
5 out of 5
Great short smoke
Full flavoured, an ideal winter smoke
5 out of 5
very good cigars
very good draw,burn even,taste good
4 out of 5
Good little short smoke.
A fairly mild flavor, but improves with a few weeks aging.
3 out of 5
The Robusto Rosalone is Better
Not very flavorful. I found the robustos to be better in construction and in flavor.
4 out of 5
Don't leave alone the Rosalones, by JDN
I did not know what to expect when I bought a box of these. I was a first timer. But what a nice surprise when I lit the first one, the draw was so even. It is a strong, not overpowering, but deffanatly a great way to start the day. Only issue I have with it is that it has burned a little unevenly and had to relight it a few times, but not every one has burned like that. Good smoke for the dough..
5 out of 5
Best smoke for the money!!!
3 out of 5
When their good, you want another
I really do like SOME of these sticks. When you get a good one it's what your looking for in the flavor department. When you get a bad one, it literally falls flat with no core or flavor. It seems to be getting worse lately, I sure hope JdN takes notice that their torcedores are not filling these sticks properly. I really enjoy the good ones with robust flavor and ample spice.
4 out of 5
Fairly Good Cigar
If you're looking for a full-bodied cigar, this is it. It's very strong on spice and pepper. It was hard to find any other notes because those two were rather overpowering. Having enjoyed some of their other cigars, I was expecting a little more from Joya de Nicaragua, so I was slightly disappointed in this one. But, as I said, if you want a full-bodied cigar, stop right here!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Third time I ordered these cigars. Is a very good cigars for the price. Great everyday Cigar!
4 out of 5
A quiet winner
Excellent cigar. Much better than its price point. For my taste this is better than some other DE cigars. I keep a supply in my humidor at all times. This size provides a little stronger profile than the larger sizes.
4 out of 5
A nice wind-down cigar
This cigar quickly made it to the top of my "just got home from work and want a cigar" rotation.
5 out of 5
Best 5 Dollar cigar.
I really like Rosalones cigars. Beautifully rolled and smooth draw, I'm making these cigars my everyday smokes.
4 out of 5
Love this Cigar
This little beauty produces a great unique flavor, lots of smoke, great aroma, is well-constructed, and the draw is just right. It is becoming one of favorite little treats.
5 out of 5
my third box
4 out of 5
Decent cigar
This is a nioe cigar at a decent price. There are notes of toasted nuts and chocolate throughout the entire cigar. It never got hot and was pleasant. It's worth the price but not world class
4 out of 5
Good morning
Very well made medium bodied cigar. Earthy and cedar aromas as well as an unusual spice I can't put my finger on? Very nice morning coffee cigar that burns perfectly and has very little nicotine kick. You can't beat the price of this cigar for the quality you get.
4 out of 5
Very Nice
It's a very nice cigar. It smells nice. It draws well. It burns very evenly. The ash hangs on awhile. It tastes nice: earthy, woody tobacco taste with an occasional hint of dark chocolate. It's strong! I recommend them. The price is right. Buy em and enjoy em!
5 out of 5
Nice smoke never tried them
Nice smoke never tried them before nice draw pleasant taste
4 out of 5
Good smoke good value
Great smoke well constructed would buy again would recommend
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Love this stick by Joya De Nicaragua
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigar!!!
An excellent cigar! This is one of the best deals I've come across. Thanks CI I'm really enjoying them...
5 out of 5
30 minutes of intense flavor
They are definitely not medium. Good construction. Good draw. Good flavor. Just the perfect little cigar for when you only have a half hour.
5 out of 5
Great Stick!
Great cigar! I will be making this (The 446 Machito) my everyday cigar. The price, construction, draw, taste... everything. Perfect!
5 out of 5
Super service from CI
Great cigar. I will always have some in my humidor.
4 out of 5
Good smaller smoke
def med to full in body, smokes a bit bigger than its size. burns even, good draw. great for colder night when u don't have full hour outside.
5 out of 5
honestly...I don't want to...
ok, here goes. I like strong cigars. I like several premium cigars. this says medium but smokes much bigger. i recommend the smaller consul size for mild/medium smokersbut experienced enthusiast will love the gran consul. ps...if any are sent back, C.I,let's make a deal.
4 out of 5
Machito is little powerhouse
Ready to order 4th box. Great cigar, good taste, definitely of JdN product. Worth every penny. Now I hope they stay available for reorder, over & over again.....
5 out of 5
Beautiful cigar, it has become my #1 cigar. It has taste, burn, draw, and value everything about this cigar is great. If you are an avid cigar guy or just a golf course cigar guy you will enjoy this cigar.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Really enjoyed these in both the ruby's to and petit Corona size.
3 out of 5
short enjoyable pleasure
Rosalones ,seems like a new line,probably made under the table with left overs is like a subway sandwich,lots of lettuce on bread.but this guy is smokable. Out of the box there is a harshness to taste which lingers,but some humidity seems to tame the shrew.This is an every day short smoke cigar,worth money. The packaging is very good,plastic sleeve,wooden box,enjoy in winter days.
5 out of 5
Rosalones by Joya De Nicaragua 460 Gran Consul
They were great
2 out of 5
Rosalones Disappointing
I ordered a box of Rosalones. While the taste was good, I could not keep them lit for any length of time. I don't mind occasionally relighting a good cigar, but these were very disappointing. Probably won't finish this box.
5 out of 5
Rosies On Review
Rosalones by Joya De Nicarauga are delightful medium bodied cigars. They may be the best kept secret in the industry. Rich flavor with hints of cocoa and nuts inside a delicious dark wrapper make these a gormet smoke anyone. Great burn...not to harsh on the palet, very little after ordor makes these the perfect gentlemans smoke. When you want to impress without breaking the bank....reach for Rosalones.
5 out of 5
They're a nice cigar, constructed well. For the price it's a good deal.
5 out of 5
Good cigar for the money.
4 out of 5
Little Big Man on the Campus
Ok, this is another good cigarbfrom JdN. It is not as full as most of their blends but it is still north of medium. Not overly complex but TONS of great Nicaraguan flavor rolled perfectly... a smooth, satisfying, flavorful smoke that burns slow without hindering the draw. It is woody, the cedar notes balance out the pepper and there is a slight sweetness that I attribute to the delicious wrapper. These little 4.7 x 48 fire plugs deliver in a BIG way. The flavor remains constant but the strength builds. I put these at just north of medium for stremgth but the flavor starts out just south of medium, and although constant, the intensity of flavor builds to well north of medium. This is NOT a boring smoke and for a little dude he packs a flavor punch!!!
4 out of 5
JdN Rosalones is solid.
Rosalones is not overly complex yet the flavors are still quite nice...raisin, wood, and a little spice. There is also a bit of strength kick. Very nice for the price.
5 out of 5
Cubanesque Corona
When a deal like boxes of 25 Joya de Nicaragua Rosalones for a great price pops up, it immediately gets my attention. Using a generous gift from the madmen @ CI, a 20% off coupon, clinched this deal for me & I pulled the trigger on two boxes, or 50 (4" X 46) short coronas, for a meager buck & a few pennies/stick. Giddy with anticipation, I waited for their arrival by re-seasoning their new home, an old 30 count cigar band humi. All 50 Rosalones 446 Machitos fit perfectly, being short, stout & one of my new favorite sized treats. Black tobacco, a Cubanesque aura & a true medium/full flavor profile is exactly how I remember this blend & the oddly sized Machito doesn't disappoint. Well balanced, bolder than you might expect & impeccably crafted, the 446 is a 30 to 40 minute trip down memory lane for me. Deals like this are just one reason I keep coming back to CI for my cigar wants & needs. Superior customer service & well maintained stock that performs ROTT, are two more good reasons to make CI your online home for all things cigar! Rosalones 446 gets a big thumbs up from me & earns a 92/100 rating. This is my kind of everyday, all day puro!
Customer Testimonials
I certainly hope Joya continues to produce these cigars! This could easily be rated 94 or better. Spicey little brother of the Antano 1970. An absolutely rockin' cigar!
The Rosalones Consul was a nice little surprise. Burn was nearly perfect and lasted longer than size would indicate. Consistent all the way through a five pack, but not complex. Didn't get the raisin sweetness either. Still a good smoke with some strength. JdN just got my attention.
Had a Rosalone 448 in a sampler and after about 10 days in my humidor I fired it up. Nice looking cigar, but had bad burn issues and bad tunneling which I could not stop even after cutting some of it off and relighting. Strong tobacco flavors was about all I got out of it and did not seem like a medium to me. Love the JDN Antano 1970, but not this one. In all fairness it may need a lot of humidor time or something.
Excellent cigar; I picked up the 552 & will pick up many more.
Either you love Joya de Nicaragua or you haven't tried them. This is unless you are a mildhead & if so, you are probably surfing through the Dominican smokes & won't even see this. JdN has long been one of my favorite cigar makers. The full-bodied Antano is an unwavering classic. Fuerte Serie B is the best budget line blend anywhere. Along comes Rosalones, an all Nicaraguan puro, with plenty of muscle in its own right. Affordable too. With Antano Dark Corojo as a 4th superior option, JdN covers a lot of ground, with a minimum of blends. Cabinetta, Celebracion & Joya Red are less interesting, but all solid offerings. If you are looking for a 3 bone robusto with pedigree, strength & flavor, you can do a lot worse than Rosalones. 89/100
Ordered a box of these (650s) to see if they might be a nice change of pace from the Fuerte Serie B. Smoked one right out of the box. It felt softer than the Serie B, a little spongy, even, and drew more easily than I prefer. Had a tendency to inadvertently inhale. I'm a hardcore nicotine addict, so I sometimes inhale a little on purpose, but this guy was choking me up. I suppose it's possible I got a bad specimen, but the next one was much, much better after a couple of days in the humidor. Very much what I expected. So far I've been impressed with the condition in which my cigars arrive from CI, but it probably pays to give them a chance to rest after their truck ride. Anyway, the second and third have been entirely satisfactory, but I do find myself asking whether I really need a change of pace from the Serie B. To me, they seem fairly similar in strength and not all that different in taste. If you like the Serie B, but not as much as I do, you'll like the Rosalones, and maybe more than I do. I'd be content to smoke these every day, if I couldn't get the Serie B.
Nice little smoke, but I didn't taste the raisin-like flavor.
The 448 Consul is a keeper! Being a big fan of JDN products, I was eager to try the so called "tamer" version they were calling Rosalones. Well long story short, this is a delicious, full bodied, full flavored vitola, reeking with pepper, spice & everything nice, as we have come to expect for JDN. I really don't think they could make a medium cigar, or would even want to, for that matter. No, they are the full bore, hard core bad boys & we love them for that. This oddly sized cigar, 4.7" X 48rg is unusual. To me, it's the correct dimension ring gauge for the perfect Corona. It smokes like a Petite Corona too. Slightly tight draw, with a near perfect burn & a firm ash. Flavors like tea, light pepper & anise build during the burn, delivered in the usual not so subtle JDN style. You will feel this one in your gut & behind the eyes. I want to try the Toro. A more conventionally sized 6" X 50rg, both popping up in Daily Deals, etc. A perfect time to try new things. I'm glad I did. Rosalones 448 Consul receives an enthusiastic 91/100. Well worth trying, if you enjoy full flavored fun, Joya de Nicaragua style!
Starts out with that peppery spice that I love, specially thru the nose. A little heavy on the back of the palate but very rich. Earthy flavors dominate the palate with some sweet tobacco and a dry woody finish. Mid way thru it settles to a creamy mouth feel. Very nice for full bodied lovers. Rich stout to go with.
I just got a 10-pack of these from Joe's Daily Deal. I was not familiar with the brand, but after reading the reviews, decided to give 'em a shot. Man, that was a great decision. I've only had one, but it was a wonderful experience that I look forward to having again. The draw and burn were flawless, and the flavor was powerful, but so smooth. This is a very relaxing smoke, and mixes well with a good bourbon or scotch.
Picked up a 10 pack on MMAO, taste unknown, and based on my affection for the JdN Fuerte Serie B. JdN is becoming one of my favorite, trusted, consistent, and quality brands. I'm not a great describer of flavors, but I can tell you this is definitely consistent with the peppery, spicy, rich and chewy description attributed to other JdN offerings. The Rosalones is a slow burning, great tasting stick that is affordably priced. If you are a fan of JdN, or are interested in trying the brand, you will want to try this one. Personally, I would classify this cigar on the full side of medium. This brand is the prime example of the meaning of a great value. Throw in MMAO, and you cant lose. JdN, CI, and MMAO......perfect together.
I got a pack of these on Joe's daily deal. I figured anything from Joya de Nicaragua had to be good. Not only were these good, but they were great. These dark reddish brown wrapped sticks are packed well and smell great pre-light. Upon lighting I was hit with lots of good sweet tobacco on my palette. I would call this a medium plus smoke. The body is there and the strength is just shy of JdN antano or dark corojo line. In comparison to the JdN celebracion, I would say these have more flavor and gusto. Lastly, the price point is unbeatable for such a great smoke. I'm adding these to my humidor by the box now. I highly recommend trying them if you want a bold, flavorful smoke that is really well balanced.
I ordered a box of the 650's. If the Antano 1970 is the Heavyweight Champion of full bodied, full flavored, drop you to your knees cigars, Rosalones is the Openweight Superfight Champion of medium-full bodied, "Oh my God, I can't believe this was $70 a box" cigars. I've been smoking Antano's for years now, and I love them. Taste and construction wise, these are right in line with the Antano 1970 and the Dark Corojo. Awesome value... maybe the best bang for your buck CI offers!
AWESOME! Thick, chewy, peppery, sweet, rich tobacco. Not as much of a powerhouse as the Antano line which is too strong for me. This is definetly on the full side of medium OR on the light side of full, however you want to look at it. Definately a notch down from the Antano. I have smoked 2 of the 448 Rosalones and took my time with both. Great after a meal. Hope you continue to stock them.
I have only smoked one so far, the Consul 448. I don't know if I agree with the CI description. In my opinion the flavor was mostly dark wood. The burn and construction were typical JDN, very nice. I thought the cigar was rather full bodied and powerful, maybe even a little green. I think I will age my remaining Rosalones before I try another.