I had a couple of the number 5's(Gran Habano)... the corojo, robusto size, and they are really quite a good cigar. As someone else noted, they start out spicy, which is okay with me, but the surprise came at the end when it mellowed down to something that I did not want to end.
All in all, a lot of mileage out of a robusto, and a trip worth taking.
I tried the Gran Habano #5 Corojo and was pleasantly surprised. The first inch or so was spicy. REALLY spicy. Mouthful of red peppers spicy. The cigar mellowed a bit after that (or maybe my mouth was numb) into a nice smoke with hints of caramel, tea, and sweet cedar. Smooth, easy draw and flawless construction make this one a no-brainer if you want something a bit different without resorting to "flavored" cigars.
Grand Habanos corojo #5 these are without a doubt the best cigar for the money you can get, i kid you not! i smoke alot of top shelf cigars-padron,god of fire(which is an awesome smoke)opus x and many many more...but not only are these grand habanos a great price they are an extremly tasty smoke! especially the #5 with its firm construction, heavy in the hand feel and the oily wrapper...people liking a more mild taste get the #1 i like these as well. if you can find the corojo#5 imperiales 6x60 toro naturals GET THEM!!! simply AWESOME!!! all this talk on these i gotta go fire a stick up!
Gran Habano corojo #5 is an awesome smoke (esp the piramides). The beautiful, oily corojo puts out loads of creamy white smoke. Full bodied and spicy, but not harsh. Let them age in the humidor for a few months and they will not disappoint!
Two of these cigars are two of my favorites, permanently in my humidor - the # 1 Connecticut and the # 5 Corojo. The Gran Habano Connecticut is my favorite everyday Conn., I personally like it better than RP Conn, IT Ltd Reserve and other standards of mine. Not a lot of complexity, but cedar and a good tobacco flavor with just a touch of spice. A flavor I don't get tired of. I never would have tried the Corojo # 5, except a friend gave me one and I was so blown away the next box I ordered was these. I tend to be a fan of mild to medium cigars, but this one has such good flavors and occasional unexpected complexity, that I keep coming back to it. Just as others said, it starts off with spice, and then mellows a bit with cedar, and other flavors. I've even been surprised to find apples and cinnamon in there! And always a great aroma. If you like an occasional stronger cigar, this is it! Its hard to believe Gran Habano can make such great cigars for such a price. (SHHHhhhhh!)
Corojo #5 (Gran Habano) is one of the best cigars when you include price IMHO. This is honestly a $7-8 stick. Full bodied with great flavor. I rarely have burn issues even though some people claim they do. I am surprised there aren't many many more reviews for this cigar because it is that good. For the price you would be crazy not to try a 5 pack. Once you do you will probably buy a box.
Smoked all of the Gran Habano lines and the #1 is mild but a good starter gar. The #3 was a little stronger and hints of pepper. The Siniglo was fair at best and the # 5 was a great after steak diner cigar loaded with plenty of red pepper spice in the begining, and still maintained its complexity to the end!All in all I am going to buy this line and put them in my rotation.
The Corojo #5 is flat, one dimensional and tasteless. My personal rating .05 and that's being generous!
If I was forced to only smoke one brand of cigar for the rest of my life, it would be Gran Habano. My personal favorite is the Corojo #5 pyramid. It's a very smooth smoke with kick. Occasionally the burn is a little uneven, but that's to be expected with such a thick corojo wrapper. Criticizing a thick corojo wrapper for not being an even burn is like criticizing Dirk Nowitzki for being slow off the dribble, it's just not what the thing is supposed to do. It's not super complex, but the flavors it does have do yeoman's work. Starts off spicy, but then mellows about an inch in to a nice full blend of sweet tea, cocoa and cedar.
The connecticut #1 is also a favorite for a milder smoke. It's very reamy and smooth. Perfect burn every time. Wrapper is so smooth, oily and even it almost looks fake. I don't smoke a lot of connecticuts, but when I do, this is one of my favs.
I've yet to try the #3, but it's on the list.
Fantastic! A well balanced cigar that starts out warm and spicy only to mature with each draw into a smooth and creamy taste that lingers long after each draw! The Gran Habano is very well crafted producing a consistent burn that results in long beautiful ash! It's worth the experience!
Excellent, firm roll, oily sheen and tons of spiciness. The best part? It won't break the bank. The flavor delivers all the way to the nub so prepare to bring out that roach clip; it's THAT good. Will definitely buy a box or two soon. This one is by far my favorite of all the Gran Habano line.
Love these. Had one and quickly became among my favorite. Good price proves you don't have to pay a lot to get a lot when it comes to cigars. Big boy cigars without the big boy prices...
This is a bold and spicy cigar that seems to mellow a bit towards the end. I don't know why, but I enjoy lighting these and just admire the peppery drift, only occasionally drawing to keep it lit. It pairs very well with a hot cup of strong, black coffee. The room note is complex but very pleasing. I just can't figure this cigar out, but I like it - a lot! My only complaint is that I will occasionally get one that burns unevenly.
In the description of the smoke, CI calls it "classic". I would not call it a "classic" hands-down, but they are pretty damn good; border-line "classic." Of about the 10 I've had, they range from good to great. They only way I could see a regular cigar smoker not liking these is if you got a clunker or just smoked them too often and got tired of them. The price point per stick with a box purchase makes them a go-to smoke.
Excellent flavor and smokes well.
Good stick. Spicy at first with mellow finish. A must for any good humidor.
A couple evenings ago I smoked for the first time a Series No. 5 in the 5.00 x 50 Robusto size, and I am now officially sold on Gran Habano. I had previously tried the Corojo Vintage 2002, and while I enjoyed it, I felt it was missing something. Well, everything it was missing and more is to be found in this blend. It starts off bold and almost overwhelmingly spicy, then gradually mellows into a smoky caramel sweetness, but it's solidly full-bodied from the get-go and remains that way throughout. I suppose it's one of those "happy accidents" that I happened to smoke this stick alongside a certain Kentucky rye with an old New Orleans name— I cannot imagine a more perfect mate for this cigar. I must also mention a peculiar & enchanting note that pops up at the end of each draw, almost exclusively in the nose. It wasn't until a couple hours after I'd smoked it that I finally put my finger on what it reminded me of: "Oriental" blend pipe tobacco. If I didn't know better, I would swear there was some Latakia in the filler, and maybe even a pinch of Perique. This note remains constant while the rest of the flavors shift & develop underneath it, returning at regular intervals like a musical leitmotif to tie the whole thing together. It's also a component of the "room note," along with (yes, I know this sounds crazy) a hint of smoldering hickory. That is something else that struck me about the Gran Habano Series No. 5: it's one of the most pleasantly aromatic cigars I've ever smoked. I'm telling you, try this with a good full-bodied rye whiskey. You'll love it.
Best cigars ever! Price and quality can't beat them!
Fantastic cigar; hope they will produce more soon.
I 'll keep this short and to the point....in my opinion, this is one fine stogie (at any price); taste great, draws great, burns great and feels good in the hand. For all you full-flavored guys, this one should be in your rotation, it will not disappoint!
Best cigar I have tried in my young cigar career. Perfect burn, nice taste, and long lasting. For 4 bucks a stick I will be purchasing more.