This is a great mild smoke. It burns great, has a nice draw, and just tastes nice and mellow. I'm a newer cigar smoker and the Cusano 18, that I first tried on a whim while in a local cigar store, turned out to be the first cigar that I smoked that I actually appreciated.
This is a great beginner cigar BUT it is also a very nice change for a more seasoned cigar smoker. I've given them to a couple of my friends that are long time cigar smokers and they really enjoyed them.