4 out of 5
Hey, what do you want right? Middletons are always going to be dead, steady predictable. And that's what you want from these. Sure, they'll never rate 95 at a Cigar tasting. But they're not supposed to. They are supposed to supply an inexpensive, cheap smoke with a pleasant pipe tobacco aroma, for the times you just want to work in the shop, or whatever and don't want to break out the Opus X. In that capacity, these get my 4 stars.