I purchased a box of Madura Toro Pioneer Valley Especiales and found them to be quite enjoyable. I set the last cigar aside in my humidor as a reminder to try them again. Two years went by and I finally lit up that last PV. It was still a great even burning smooth smoke just like I remembered them. Definately going to purchase another box of these cigars before they become popular and the price increase which is sure to follow.
Best mild-medium bodied $2 or less maduro in all of cigarland. Toasty & creamy with some dark cocoa-like zing to make things interesting. Jump on these before they're gone. Prices like this on a cigar this good and consistent so rare. Not a complex or evolving smoke, but satisfying nonetheless. Hope this is a regular production cigar because I'd surely miss it if it ever goes away.
I think this one is a fine cigar offering an excellent draw, even burn and very pleasant flavour. It seemed to me to start out quite gentle and picked up strength as it went along. Certainly a good value.
Darn good stogie,for a damn good price its a real no-brainer,buy a box ,smoke and enjoy.Yokazuna!!!
Just bought another 2 box's they are a great smoke. Burn good right down to the nub. Hope they don't raise the price's on these. They are one of my new every day smoke's. I'am going to put my higher priced cigar's away for awhile and smoke these. CI did it again. Like they say make hay while the sun shines.
I didn't care for this cigar...at first. I normally don't smoke maduros but decided I wanted something a little different so I pulled the trigger on a box of toros because of the great price. I was immediately taken back by the quality of construction and the density of these smokes. They seem solid, but not a tough draw at all. Anyway, the first few I didn't care for, HOWEVER I'm not sure if they grew on me, or if a couple months in the humi did wonders or what, but man they sure are wonderful!!! I burn them down beyond the nub, right up till I can't hold on to it anymore! What a wonderful smoke! If you like maduros(or are looking for a variation on your normal smoke), grab a box and give 'em a month or two in the humi, you won't be disappointed!
I have had three of these now. They are a great cigar in every since of the term GREAT!!! I have been yet to find soft spots; they flavor is medium with a coffee to dark chocolate like at first then the last half progresses to leather, peppery flavor with some hints of cedar. The ash is very strong, too. The only questionable spot is that of appearance (which weighs very low on my list of a cigar snobbery). They are a little rough looking but for the price who cares, right!
True Story: I was smoking a Lil Monster ( Frank Jr) and I gave my cousin a P.V. Maduro from my 5 pack. I had yet to try one, so I took a puff of her P.V. ( don't give that etiquette crap) and I was shocked! After I finished my Lil monster, I polished of a pioneer valley Maduro. I'm going to smoke another today, and if its as good as it was last night...a box will be order 2 Day!!
Two words for you: Finger burner! I've smoked two of the torpedoes and both were superb! Great maduro flavor and even burn. They will definitely be part of my rotation. I smoked them both to the nub!
a great every day smoke!!! Decent flavor profile lots of smoke and well worth the price !!!!
I bought a box. With some time (just a couple weeks) they are acceptable for the price. Very mild though, I usually like my maduros to have more body. I figure with a couple months in the humidor they will be really enjoyable. The price is right for what they are.
My best friend's dad had a box of Torpedo's and let me try it about a month ago. After one taste I was craving the creamy coffee taste. He gave me one and I smoked it down to nothing. It held its flavor through and through, and since then I haven't smoked one that has "filled" my crave for the flavor this cigar provided. I ordered a box of Torpedo's for myself and at 40 bucks, it's a steal!
My best friend's dad let me have one about a month ago. I FELL IN LOVE! I ordered a box of my own and waiting for their arrival. The taste is as if I'm drinking a fresh cup of creamy coffee. NOTHING has fulfilled my crave for this cigar since smoking it! ORDER NOW!
These are my "go to" cigars. I can burn a robusto in about 40 minutes without "hurrying" it up too much. I like the fact that they come wrapped in a cedar spill that I use for lighting. I will always have at least 10 of these in my humidor.
Excellent cigar for the price. Medium in body and flavor. Not a complex cigar but something I can anjoy while golfing, fishing or just sitting on the back deck and if I have to put it out early I don't feel like I threw away $4.
Two thumbs up! The taste is great, the burn is even. The only negative is the draw. These cigars are long filler and pretty densely packed. Not an easy draw, but acceptable for the price point and other qualities I do like. You can pretty much smoke them to the end without them being too harsh. With most other cheap cigars I've tried you have to stop around 3/4ths of the way through or put up with an unpleasant bitter ending.
In my opinion (and we all know about opinions), one of the better smokes for the buck!
Great smoke - smooth - even draw - good finish.
Received my box of PV Maduro Torpedos in great condition. After a friend gave me a conn to try I read the reviews in the Maduro and gave it a try. Put them in humidor for a week before trying 1st one today. Great construction, smell, and feel. Pre light aroma was pretty damn good and wrapper was a beautiful oily Maduro with some veins. Cut about 3/8" off the cap and toasted it up. First impressions were mild, but flavorful. Toast and nuts is what I got with very little spice, but a nice tobacco flavor. Nice finish. Left a nice oily feel on lips between puffs. Burn was absolutely perfect. No touch ups needed here. Ash was literally 1.5-2" before it fell off. I smoked it down till there was literally 1" left. This is a finger burner for me. I am very pleased so far. Let's see how they develop as time goes on in the humidor. Great price for an every day.
I just got a box of these Maduros and smoked one. Great cigar at any price. The presentation is excellent. It comes in a cedar box (not wrapped in cellophane), each cigar is wrapped in a cedar sleeve and the an individual cellophane wrap. Since I am not in the $10 cigar club I search for quality cigars at my price. These are excellent, smoke great, and beat other more expensive cigars. I also like the Arganese Maduro, and, Dark Shark Maduro. No need to spend $150 to $200 per box. A cigar smoker since 1978.
This is a good cigar, but left in the humidor for at least 2 to 3 weeks. But overall it is something to try, and I'm already going to purchase more boxes in the near future.
Incredibly impressed with these. These were one of the last boxes off my last order to try and I can't say enough good things about them. Excellent construction, many different flavors and notes that will surprise you from cigar to cigar, and a ridiculous price to boot. For around $30 a box you cannot beat this cigar.
I got a 5 pack today because the wrapper was so dark. What a delicious underpriced stick! I have to get a few more for my cigar trading buddies at work. They are going to give me that funny what the hell look. This cigar burns very even with nice ash. A slow burner with plenty of time to enjoy a good stiff drink. CI as always amazes me on price and description. I love being a CI customer.
"Just received my first box of robusto's, well made cigar, effortless and smooth draw, excellent flavor. Highly underrated cigar."
I came across these; not sure what to expect. I found them pleasant with excellent construction. The cigar is dark, very dark for a maduro. A great mild to medium cigar with flavor you wouldn't expect at this price. I will be buying more letting a few rest for later.
Pioneer Valley maduro is one of the best cigars you will ever find at this price.
Top 5 favorites. Very tasty.
OK so it was a maduro sampler weekend. At $1.50 each, (box price), the expectations were limited. In fact, they were one of those, "we can always send them back purchases". They are pretty darn good and for the price they are very good. Medium strength, nice construction, burn, flavor and draw. Art this price point you likely are prepared for much of nothing, but these will surprise you. Unless you can pick up something better, (5 Vegas Gold Maduro or Sancho Panza Double Maduro on sale, really discounted sale), you can't do better in the CI catalog than Pioneer Valley Maduros. Strongly suspect that if you give them a try you will buy them again.
This is a great cigar for the price. A very nice taste the entire way through. Burns well and good construction for these gems. Recommended as an everyday, dog walking, after work smoke.
Fine stick for the price. Reserved judgement after a half dozen smoked and they appear to taste and perform better each time. Best paired with coffee to complement the espresso and cocoa flavors present.
One of the best inexpensive maduros on the market..Very consistant burn with a rich taste.
Quality construction, full of flavor, at an insane price. Keep It Up You Guys!
Pleasantly surprised when I picked up a box of these. Wasn't sure what to expect. Hadn't heard much about these. Just wanted something different. These are worth a try...
Great smoke, really nice looking stick. Bought a box a while back on a daily special and was really surprised at how great they were. Passed a couple to some cigar snob buds that swear by $15 dollar smokes or better and they really liked them as well. Didn't even age them in my box. Recommend them highly.