Blood Red Moon is definitely one of the most fascinating little cigars to come across my desk in quite a while. Weighing in at a maximum of 4.7"x44, these little guys pack a lot of rich, smooth and highly enjoyable flavor into a petite frame. Most surprising though, is how easy it is to smoke one right after the other. Cream, nuts, leather and sweetness mingle with medium-bodied smoke to create a lip-smacking experience that goes toe to toe with the big boys. Handcrafted in the small-batch, well-respected TACASA factory in Nicaragua, you'll find an Ecuador Habano wrapper concealing a long-filler core of aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. Complex and slow burning, there's a lot more to Blood Red Moon than a catchy name. Because if astronomy class taught me anything, it's that some of the greatest discoveries are the smallest in size.
“Hey, these are tasty little cigars in a unique size. I fell for the marketing and the cool artwork, and ordered 2 5-packs. Don't get me wrong, these are tasty little smokes, but more "hat than horse" as they say. I liked them, but for me, are too expensive for what you get. Better off getting some of the toro or corona bundles that CI offers in plentiful quantities.”
DH of SILVER SPRING, MD
“Wow! At first I thought I was smoking a Cuban Fonseca(I lived overseas for a spell). The prelight aroma was slightly metallic and earthy. The mini corona held its ash well, burned straight, and I worked it down to the nub. The flavor notes were slighty vegital, cedar, tobacco, earth and slight spice....almost nutmegish!
I will be getting more of these from C.I. on my next order. A true hidden gem!”
SL of MECHANICSBURG, PA
“Impressive. As these were given to me as a free promo with my order, I did not have high hopes. We all know these incentives usually consist of poorly accepted stuff nobody wants to buy. I was pleasantly surprised. These are definitely not cheap fad sticks. Nice construction (however unusual), nice bold flavor, and a solid medium body. I was especially surprised at how long it smoked. I expected a 20 minute quickie. It lasted almost an hour. Thank you CI!”
HS of Fayetteville, PA
“I received these as a promo and was expecting them to be a low grade deal. I was 100% wrong. Everything about these was pleasurable from the ease of the cut to the even burn to the rich but mellow flavor. I was considering giving them to a friend, but after I tried one I was selfish and smoked them myself. A good relaxing 30-45 minute smoke and well worth a look at for any cigar enthusiast.”
JW of BIG LAKE, AK
“These are uniquely flavorful little smokes! I'm not big on assigning flavors to cigar profiles, but as one reviewer already said "almost nutmeg" really nails it (maybe butterscotch?) Anyway, I got a free 5-pack and came back to order a brick of 50. IMO they don't need any additional aging, but seem like they'll get better over time.
“Damn fine little smoke. If they could get the price down to the $1.00 - $1.25 range, I'd buy a boatload.”
LS of Strasburg, VA
“Got these from a promo at lest 5 months ago. Smoked one a week or so after getting them and did not care for it all that much. THEN I decided to light one last night and wow... this is a good little stick. Unique taste, nice burn for the shape, and was great with my jack and coke. Keep the promos coming CI!”
MS of Rankin, IL
“Must admit, wasn't sure about these at first. Stuck with them and found them to be a nice little cigar to have in the humidor, especially when time is a factor. Only issue, on average one out of five are rolled too tight or have a stalk in them that impedes draw. Can burn a little hot.”
JM of MOKENA, IL
“Man, I love these little cigars, and so do all my friends. They're cheap enough that I don't wince when someone hucks 2/3rd of a stick in the fire, but they're tasty enough that even folks who aren't into cigars will enjoy a few puffs. These pack a wallop, with a nice, earthy scent to them, kind of a coffee/leather/freshly baled hay, with super peppery overtones running the show. If you need a bang-around smoke, give these a shot!”
LF of Saint Paul, MN
“Have smoked 2 of these within a week of their arrival. Am letting the other 3 sit for a while in the humidor. Both cut, burned, and draw well-maybe too well. Construction was good. These small cigars are surprisingly strong and can become a hot smoke if pulled on too frequently. They let you know if you are. Nothing remarkable about the smell or flavor aside from the strength for a rather petite package. Don't let the small size fool you-these aren't for someone looking for an "easy" or mild smoke. Spicy, pepper, a very little bit of cedar were what I think I got from these. Interesting product.”
NH of UPPER MARLBORO, MD
“Love the shape of these prized cigars. Tasty short smokes. Got them when they were on clearance. Wish I would have bought a whole brick.”