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Overall Rating 4.43 out of 5 Based on 72 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “5 Vegas Gold Maduro”

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5 out of 5
The 5 Vegas are fantastic. I was supposed to receive Vintage as well but was shipped Diesels instead. Not a terrible mistake.
5 out of 5
good rich cigar
I am no cigar expert, but I do like these a lot. They are not very expensive and have a lot of flavor. A bit stronger than the regular golds, but not over powering.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Have shared this cigar with many of my smoking friends and all of them raved of the flavor and smokability of this cigar. One of my friends is a Punch Bareknuckle fan who liked this cigar so much he went home and bought a box of them. I'll be filling my humidor with them soon.
5 out of 5
Great Everyday Stick
The Cincos are high quality, low cost stick, perfect for an everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
5 Vegas Gold Maduro Belicoso
Great cigar, excellent Maduro flavor, nice and mild, burnt very even with a perfect draw.
5 out of 5
Taste Great
One of the best tasting cigars for the price that you will find, anywhere.
5 out of 5
Nice Smoke!
Great smoke at a great price. If you like a Maduro these are worth trying.
5 out of 5
Good smoke,held together nicely, burned
Good smoke,held together nicely, burned well down to the end
5 out of 5
Great cigars. Great prices!
Great cigars. Great prices!
2 out of 5
I wish I had returned them after the first smoke
I wish I had returned the box after the first smoke, but I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. I gave 2 stars because the flavor is OK. Not great or even good, just OK. Each one I've smoke so far burns verry unevenly, worse than any other cigar I've had before.every few puffs I have to fix the side that isn't burning. About two thirds into the smoke the wrapper stops burning and only the filler burns. Huge disappointment.
4 out of 5
Not bad
More of a med smoke, with the madura wrap . For me it's good for a everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
My story about my sat/sun treat
5 Vegas Gold Maduro Belicoso are the best cigars in many ways, they lite easy and taste great. I'm not into describing them like earthy or chocolate or a hint of something....I just like the taste and will keep purchasing them until I quite smoking..I enjoy one every saturday/sunday evening while partaking in my ritual glass of Crown Royal.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great cigar.. ..great flavor
5 out of 5
A evenly smoke that dose
A evenly smoke that dose not leave you feeling did I smoke it. Myself I like the shorter, on the milder side. These cigars are perfiect.
5 out of 5
Still reliable, great taste, good value
Its been a few years since I purchased the classic wooden boxed set of 5 Vegas Gold Maduro Robusto. They are still excellent for the price. Can be a bit stubborn to stay lit at 1/2 way. Very enjoyable. Thanks CI!
5 out of 5
great cigars!!
great cigars!!
3 out of 5
5 Vegas Gold Maduro Toro
The favor was good but nothing special
3 out of 5
5 Vegas Maduro brick 5.5 x 50
While I am a a big fan of maduro medium cigars this one has not been a good cigar so far. Other Vegas I have smoked have been medium - medium to full, this cigar is mild to medium but lacks in flavor, its very one diminutional. It has a very hard draw and the burn is inconsistent and they are dry. Ive smoked 3 so far. These will rotate to the bottom of my humidor for a month or so to relax. Hopefully when I pull the next one out to smoke it will burn and taste like a 5 Vegas cigar should.
5 out of 5
Uneven burn
It seems like whatever amount I spend for 20 cigars, I will always get some cigars that only burn on one side.
5 out of 5
What I'm not smoking it, I'm daydreaming about it!
When I first picked up this cigar I thought it was dried out. The wrapper had a light sandpaper feel. It felt very firm with little to no give when given a light squeeze. Upon lighting though I was given a tremendous surprise. This tightly packed stick was a gem. Lots of thick, delicious smoke. A sweetness and aroma that when I'm not smoking, I'm day dreaming about. I just ordered a box and will put into my regular rotation.
5 out of 5
Ron H
Nothing more to say other than a GREAT CIGAR not to mention the value!!
5 out of 5
Very awesome cigar for the price
5 out of 5
My go to stick!
These are my favorite go-to cigar. Good constant flavor and draw. If you are in the market for a mild constant smoke then I say this should be your choice.
5 out of 5
Nice Light Smoke
A really nice light smoke to enjoy during the lunch hour.
4 out of 5
Really Decent Daily Cigar
The 5 Vegas Gold Maduro ("The Brick") delivers exactly what yu expect in a maduro cigar. Deep, rich, Balanced flavor with a very slight natural sweetness on the finish. The only thing that would make this better would be a bit smoother draw.
4 out of 5
Gurkha Black Ops Maduro
Good smoke. Product is very consistent not like other Gurkha products. Would strongly recommend to all who enjoy some time relaxing and gaining pleasure from a good smoke
5 out of 5
Thank you
Tremendous service,great quality.
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Relax & get ready for a full bodied smoke!
5 out of 5
Not only is smoking a cigar is to give the place and occasion for himself. 5 Vegas is a very complex and complete cigaro in all its aspects . 100 % recommended and the price is unbeatable.
I bought several brands of cigars. Is my 1st 5 Vegas The Brick and what surprises me is not only for its flavors the aroma or it's burning evenly , most especially is its price for such Cigar complex and complete one of the best cigar for every occasion. 100 % fully recommended I will buy again. You won't be disappointed you are be happy feeling like a king.
5 out of 5
Perfect for the newbie...
While I am a newbie to the cigar world, I know a good cigar when I try one. The Gold Maduro beckoned me from the humidor right from the get go. A beautiful looking stick with a perfectly rolled dark oily wrapper. A heavy to the hand weight with a firm feel. Lit well and the initial hit had me thinking this was labeled wrong as it felt medium to full. Then it settled into a consistent, smooth and flavorful ride. Will buy more!
2 out of 5
They have a bitter after taste
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
I love Nat Sherman cigars and usually smoke Connecticut wrapper. Bought these because I wanted to try the maduro wrapper and was not disappointed. Will buy again. Smooth and rich cigar.
3 out of 5
so so
uneven burn, and top wrapper leaf of maduro very thin. disappointing. Great packaging tho!
5 out of 5
Great flavor & goes good with Johhnie Walker Black Label.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
Extremely smooth taste with a fine burn. Would suggest this cigar to anyone who enjoys mild to semi full tasting cigars. Great price.
4 out of 5
A great cigar for maduro smokers
This is a great cigar good flavor smooth easy draw exactly what you expect from a maduro cigar. I could smoke this cigar every day and would recommend to any one that enjoys maduro cigars.
5 out of 5
Love these cigars!
I've tried lots of maduros and I always come back to these when I refill. Great flavor, even burn and I can't remember when I've had a bad one. And for the price? Winner!
3 out of 5
Inconsistent burn, but great when they stay lit
I've gotten these twice now. First as a 20-pack then 5 more sticks months later as part of a 5 Vegas sampler. The ones I got in the sampler were amazing sticks, burned even, stayed lit and wonderful flavor throughout. The ones I got in the box were well... not so good. The flavor and construction were on par with the sampler sticks however these would not stay lit. They felt more oily and moist than every other cigar I have smoked so I figured I'd try leaving one out of the humidor for a week before smoking it to "dry it out". Nope, still too moist to stay lit. If I stopped to take a breath the cigars would put themselves out. I might try them again given the good results with the sticks from the sampler but then again, I might just stay with the standard 5 Vegas Golds and the 5 Vegas Classics instead.
2 out of 5
not what I was hoping for.
I like a mild cigar but this was tasteless. Too bad cause I bought a box, smoked like cardboard, maybe because its Maduro instead of my usual Connecticutt? My fault tho, I'll keep buying from CI, great prices on usually great cigars, this was really my first disappointment.
5 out of 5
Love these!!
Fast shipping. These are my favorite everyday cigars! I wish you could run a special on the Gold Maduro Robusto (5X50). Never seen them at special. Thanks Greg
5 out of 5
Give em a try!
I'm on a fixed income so I have to watch what I spend on cigars. Every once in a while I spend a little more than I should which is the case with these great smokes. One of the best cigars ( although there are some others ) I have had the pleasure to indulge myself in. A real treat to light one of these sticks up....good draw with a great taste.
4 out of 5
Vegas Gold Maduro Robusto
Mild Maduro, good for someone that enjoys a mild to Medium stick. Good burn, lots of smoke. I am enjoying my first box.
4 out of 5
5 Vegas Gold Maduro Toro
Everything about this cigar says, "Elegance". From the box to the Cigar, the smooth full even taste, it has become one of my favorites. This should be a 90's rated cigar in my humble opinion.
4 out of 5
End of the Day is just the beginning.
My everyday has been RP Edge Maduro Toro This 5 Vegas Gold Maduro Toro is just as great a smoke. At the end of my day, I'm enjoying the rich flavor of walnut and leather to keep my shiraz company.
5 out of 5
5 Vegas Gold Maduro Belicoso
You just can't go wrong with this selection. Continues to deliver a quality cigar each and every time I place a new order. Solid cigar with great flavor. Would strongly recommend to everyone.
5 out of 5
these were some of the best cigars... For the price they were outstanding.
1 out of 5
Bitter taste especially a few minutes in. Horrible.
4 out of 5
Really good smoke
As with all 5 vegas, excellent burn, good draw, good all around cigar. Better than gold but not as good as classic in my opinion and I usually prefer Maduros over Connecticut.
5 out of 5
Long enjoybl
4 out of 5
Great when they are good
The only problem I have with these is sometimes you get on that has an inconsistent burn and will canoe sometimes.
5 out of 5
They were good
They were good
5 out of 5
Couldn't as for more
Delicious, had it resting for about a month before I tried it. Tastes a little sweet then mellowed to a nice woody flavor. Lit well, good draw. Has to be my favorite 5 vegas. Got it in a sampler. Will definitely pick up a 5 pack.
5 out of 5
Wonderfully smooth cigar....
Very smooth all the way to the end. Burns slowly and evenly. Stays lit even if you put it down for a few minutes to make a drink.
2 out of 5
Inconsistant Draw/Flavor - Move on
Bit over-rated by these reviews. Inconsistant draw between @ in the 5-pack. I will be moving on the next cigar. I will let the 3 I have left sit for a year or so and revisit it. Inconsistant flavor. Life is too short to smoke bad cigars (if there is such a thing). I won't give my time to another one. Recommendation for your maduro itch - El Rey de Mundo
5 out of 5
5 Vegas is a winner!
I'll be ordering more of these. The 5 Vegas Gold Maduro is a great go to cigar that pairs with any beverage. It burns nicely and has great flavor.
5 out of 5
Every 5 Vegas Maduro I smoke is incredible, can't wait to get more.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar!
Excellent cigar! Good burn, robust flavor, peppery notes.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Have enjoyed these smokes, Son-In-Law as well
4 out of 5
I like the Maduro but
I like the Maduro but I like the dark wrap better
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Perfect Burn every time, smooth flav
3 out of 5
O.K. for the price
When you get a good one they're great. When you get a bad one they're just O.K. The bad ones just don't seem to draw right.
5 out of 5
5 Vegas Gold Maduro
In a word these cigars are awesome. Rich, full flavor, beautiful construction and even burn. Better than cigars twice the price.
5 out of 5
Cigars are great! Latest new website is terrible. Go back to the old. Thanks
4 out of 5
good smoke
Enjoy the flavor and size. Even burn. (I had a little too high humidity and several unraveled at the bad I think)
4 out of 5
J Trout
Excellent ! from start to finish. thanks
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
While I am no expert in the arena if fine cigars I do know what I like. This 5 Vegas Maduro is one I really like. For the price it really can not be beat. It is consistantly uniform and well rolled. This maduro burns evenly and with a full body flavor and a beautiful thick smoke that smells great. It's a great cigar to sit with on the deck in the afternoon with a nice bourbon on ice.
5 out of 5
5 Vegas Gold Maduro are tasty
Smooth and burns nicely
4 out of 5
As advertised
A fair cigar at a fair price.
5 out of 5
A little strong
AGood cigar,But a little strong.I will buy more
5 out of 5
5 Vegas Gold Maduro
top nothch cigar----medium flavor burns nice
4 out of 5
Must have!
These are great cigars to have in your humidor for when you want to dip into a little bit of a nicer smoke, without having to spend big. They're not top shelf, but they're definitely not bottom. Good enough to have on its own for an evening cigar session, or for hanging around with friends. Medium-to-high smoke output, flavor is a consistent creamy chocolate with coffee notes, burn was steady...I found this a relaxing smoke. Great quality for the price!
5 out of 5
My Go to Cigar!
The Vegas 5 Gold Maduro is always in my humidor. I like different brands but this is one I smoke regularly. Good well rounded smoke. Sweet with a great after taste. I recommend you get a few of these in your circulation. It will quickly rise to your top favs fast.
Customer Testimonials
Just tried a Torpedo. Taste was great when burning correcty, but it had two spots where it got hot and tried to go out, and had to be touched up at least four times. Certainly not a go-to cigar, but not the worst.
I will admit I was not a 5 Vegas fan, but these are good. Nice burn with great inhale. Nice flavor, a very good everyday cigar and for the price, it is hard to beat.
Very mild, well rounded tasting cigar. I enjoyed this cigar and will be making this a regular in my humidor. Check it out if you get the chance.
This cigar has a mild, buttery taste, with the sweetness of Maduro. The box-press delivers even and effortless draw. For the price, it is an excellent value, and I personally rate it nine out of ten, with consistent flavor profile from stick to stick.
Had my first one tonight and I have to say I am impressed. Though I believe it has been mislabeled. This cigar is strong strong strong mainly laying with pepper as the flavor. Quite tangy really but smokes nice and smooth and evenly. Not very tightly packed which is nice as well. Definitely on my list to keep ordering.
The torpedo Gold Maduro was my first 5 Vegas cigar. I am finishing up as I type. Burned perfectly, perfectly packed and quite tasty medium-bodied smoke. If all of the 5 Vegas are like this I'll be quite pleased. Getting ready to order a big guns sampler and hopefully they'll all be as great as this one.
Tonights indulgence...5 Vegas Gold Maduro. Its 1am in the morning and this evening I celebrate a big pay raise at my job. First a little back story. The 5 Vegas brand from what I have researched was one of the "Cigar Boom" brands of the early 1990's that was going belly-up when the bust came in the later part of the decade. Evidently Cigars International swooped in and purchased the brand and "retooled" it. What they have produced is one of the best mild to medium maduro sticks I have ever smoked. The regular Gold is a permanent member of my humi and these will now be as well. If you enjoy a fantastic mild smoke as I do (regular gold) as well as mild to medium (gold maduro) and fulls give these a try you wont be disappointed. You will indulge in a slow and very cool burning stick (the robusto's last well over an hour) with a perfect draw and burn. I have never had one that has failed me in any way. They both have a delectable slightly sweet flavor that is addicting to say the least. CI...SALUTE!
Appearance: very good Construction: very tight no loose strands with cut Burn/Ash/Draw: easy light at start up but disappointed in burn, kept going out Consistency: pretty consistent throughout Taste: mild/medium... slight spicy at start, not too harsh of a flavor Recommendation: nice tasting cigar would rate a 4-5 on taste... Preference: mild
Construction: tightly packed not one loose bit when cut Appearance: good Draw: excellent Burn: fairly good smoke with nice ash but not quite as long as some other brands. Some have a tendency to more easily go out. Consistency: excellent Taste: slight pepper on lips when first started mild-med taste throughout to the nub no hot burn whatever Overall: smoked right out of box, smoke, IMHO very good smoke Rated a little lower only because tendency to go out. Maybe of course better after being in humidor for a while. Preference: mild
Just a little harsh. I would rather have something a bit smoother. Easy to light up.
First off let me say that I thoroughly enjoy the 5 Vegas line, with my favorite being the original Gold. I really want to enjoy this cigar but have a hard time doing so. Three times I have tried this smoke on different occasions and the burn was uneven, the draw was tight and the flavor didn't match up to the 5 Vegas consistency -- I will age them tried aging for months.
Folks you will not find a finer tasting blend of maduro class cigar anywhere, and for the price this blend will stay in stock in my humidor. I have dropped numerous name brands to the 5 Vegas Gold Maduro and the whole 5 Vegas Line of cigars. You wont find me smoking anything else they are that good. Super fine, well done Nestor and CI folks, thank you. Now you, the cigar lover, what are you waiting for? Grab them while you can you won't regret it!
I just got my shipment of 5 Vegas Gold Maduro's and 5 Vegas Gold's. The cigars are still smoke-able, not dried like some companies, which you cannot smoke the cigar right away.... I put them in the humidor and I'm smoking a 5 Vegas Gold Maduro now for the first time as I do this review and I have to say this, I have smoked many different brands of maduros but this one has to be the best. Nestor P is a fine blender and I love smoking anything he makes. I love the 5 Vegas line, and it was hard to find them due to people buying them all up via the website. Very well done with the storing and shipping of the product. CI your the best!
Tried one the other day. Very disappointed. Although wasn't expecting anything phenomenal either. Weak flavor, very bland. Burned very uneven. Needed too much attention and I'm not a slow burner either. Got caught in a sudden bit of heavy & instant rain. Thankfully the droplets put that one out of its misery. I'm not one to give up on one early and will always try to see it through to the end. With that one I was glad I didn't have to. Was hoping for it to be at least one I could recommend to beginners as a "starter" Maduro. Not so much.
5 Vegas Maduro Corona; 1st stick, Great taste when I could get it to burn. Very tight draw, I lost track of how many times I had to relight it. 2nd stick, same, tight draw many relights.
I was excited when these first came out because I love maduros and the 5 Vegas Golds had always been a favorite. I've tried many but the burn is never right and they tunnel. Unfortunately I keep them off my list now.
Received a box 3 weeks ago. So far 5 out of 20 had burn issues. The taste and aroma is nice, but its hard to enjoy one when you have to have to keep correcting the burn.
If you filled up your 100 count humidor with nothing but Cinco Vegas cigars: GOLD! GOLD MADURO! CLASSIC! A,AAA, and Miami you would not need to spend big dollars on any other cigar!!!!!!
Man these are some flavorful sticks. I prefer these over the standard Golds.
Nice label, smells good, lights up with pleasant flavor -- only problem is that it won't stay lit for more than a minute or two. Flameproofing is a good thing for kitchen curtains and kids' pyjamas, but a serious drawback in a cigar. Three of a pack of five Coronas have had the same problem; the remaining two are going into the trash. Be warned.
I was disappointed with the box pressed stick, It took forever for it to get burning. I have smoked 5 Vegas Golds before and enjoyed them, however I would not recommend the box pressed style.
I agree with everyone so far that this is a milder maduro with some interesting flavors....I smoked about a dozen of these over the past year and not one stays lit long enough to complete two draws. Or, the filler keeps burning and the wrapper doesnt. I can use up all the fuel in a Xikar lighter just smoking one of these. Plus, the wrapper at the head seems to get really slimey and come apart on everyone. Unlike any other cigar ive ever smoked. My humidor is perfectly set at 69. Ive tried letting these set outside the humidor for days prior to smoking as to dry out the wrapper a bit and it doesnt seem to make much difference. Not good enough for the all the trouble. I'll stick to the original Gold, or the Cask Strength if I want more flavor.
Just what you would expect from 5 Vegas; a solid value that really has no negatives. A very good medium strength maduro that is a pleasure to smoke. They run about $3.00, (box price robusto) and smoke at about the $7.00 smoke shop level. No one who lights one of these up is going to be unhappy.
Even better than the regular goldies.
Not one burned well.
5 Vegas Gold Maduro, I just got a bundle of these, they smoke great taste great burn great all around great cigar. a little oil just like I like them, good tell the end : )
Was very interested when I saw the 5 Vegas GM. Very disappointed in this cigar. More of a medium to full smoke which didn't bother me, but it really didn't have an enjoyable flavor. All I could taste was slight leathery flavor but mainly pepper. And after a third of the stick like many others stated the burn was horrible! Very uneven and hard to keep lit. I'll stick with the other offerings from 5 Vegas. In my opinion, don't waste your money on this one.
Pretty disappointed....Every single cigar seems to either want to canoe or tunnel. No other cigars in my humidor are doing this.
A great tasting cigar for the money
Great cigar...nice, thick smoke and not on the hot side either. Construction is flawless and to be honest it's the construction of a cigar much more expensive than this. Enjoyable smoke for me, I tend too smoke more mild cigars so this is a good change for me. I purchased these to have on the weekends while working around the house. Ended up really enjoying them and smoking one every night while walking the dog. Take the chance to try these. 5 Vegas is an excellent brand. If it were not for the reviews of this cigar I'd not have tried it and missed out. So, I feel as though I needed to give back to CI! Give these cigars a chance, they are right in the middle of the road, not too strong and not too light, just perfect.
This is one of the best maduros I have had yet....I found that Jim Beam Devils cut is a good match. So if your looking for a good smoke for a Sunday cookout or hanging with the family, this is would be a good one, preferably the gordo.
An amazing cigar. Not too strong; it's just right.
I got one of these in a sampler and liked it a lot. Good smoke, some flavor and not too strong....I usually don't smoke anything classified fuller than medium. I ordered a 5 pack of robustos and having smoked 4 of them, I am sorry to say that they suffered from some of the same burn problems mentioned in other reviews.....constant relighting, uneven burn, and tunneling....I am going to try one more 5 pack just to make sure that it wasn't a bad batch....
Great cigar. Love the box press shape. No ugly burn or going out. Smoked like the best of them, creamy with a hint of leather cocoa coffee and cedar with just the right amount of spice. Going to order another 10 pack before the price goes off sale. Well worth 2 bucks a stick. I am going to let this bunch age for a month or so just to see what sparkles from them....
Just a top notch smoke all the way, and well worth the price...
Wow. A full flavored, even burning, good to the last inch smoke. Smooth drawing, even burning full flavored, yet smooth cigar. Chewy wrapper. Flavors of coffee, dark cocoa, leather and spice. Even, I swear to god, the taste of a good ribeye steak. Never burny, never harsh. Smoked it down until it was burning my fingers. I think I'm in love!
Nice cigar at first, but the last batch are flame retardant. Perhaps a bunsen burner would help. Love the taste but very inconsistent burn.
I ordered the 5 Vegas Manduro robustos. I smoked 4 of them so far and am pretty disappointed. I couldn't keep any of them lit, if I stopped to sip my drink the cigar would need to be re lit. I was getting dizzy trying to keep these lit. Once I got the cigar going it was an uneven burn (boating). If you buy these cigars you'll want to have another lighter available because you will probably run out of butane on the first one.
Got the 5-pack sampler of these cigars and they sure are good. Everything you would expect from a 5 Vegas cigar and more. I may have to buy a whole box of these now!
Can I just say an excellent cigar with loads of flavor that entice youre pallet. I should have gotten two boxes but will buy these again. If you're looking for full packed flavors and a excellent burn all the way through give these a try, you wont be dissapointed.
Agree with several others that the maduro doesn't hold up to the regular gold or any of the other 5 Vegas lines like the classic that I frequently smoke. The draw was tight and needed several relights before I quit at the halfway point. I keep my humidor around 67 percent and no other cigars were as wet as this one.
This is an OK smoke when it burns right. Out of the 20 I bought, 12 had real serious burn problems. I tried everything, dry-boxing for hours to days before I smoke. Nothing helps. Tunneling, uneven burns, just terrible.I give up. It's too bad because the flavor was there, just WAAAAAY too much work to enjoy.
this cigar is exactly how it is described. I have been smoking cigars for 35 years and was very pleased with this mild and mellow maduro that holds true troughout with no bite at the end. A perfect anytime smoke you cannot put down, very relaxing.
A cigar smoker for less than a year, my tastes are running to the richer end of spectrum in both price and body. A friend gave me a 5 Vegas GM and it did take a bit of correcting to burn evenly but the flavor was great. I've had a few of them in different sizes and the burn varies but the taste and smoke are consistent, that is to say very enjoyable. As I was checking out of CI on a recent purchase of another special, they caught me in the checkout line with a $25 deal for ten XO sized 5V GMs and I couldn't refuse, it's my favorite size. I haven't had a single one go out on me and the burn isn't perfect but I don't care. A quick blast with the lighter brings things back into line if needed. Worst thing about them? The band looks chintzy so it gets stripped off immediately. No issue with any dye transfer business either and I hold them till they're gone. Great knock-about smoke, great price.
Gorgeous looking deep dark uniform wrapper on my 5 Vegas Gold Maduro Coronas. Too bad the reason for that deep, dark uniformity is copious amounts of deep dark dye. These cigars are like tanning the tips of your fingers while applying smidges of brown lipstick to your mouth. Nothing wrong with dyed wrappers per se, but personally I'll take the natural appearance of a well cured and fermented maduro leaf (that doesn't leave brown dye on your fingers and lips) every time. With that out of the way, how's the smoke? After some initial bitterness at first light, these settle down to a mild maduro smoke that has hints of sweetness, almost like a really mild molasses. Smoke is creamy. Draw is good and burn is very uniform. Well constructed. All in all not a bad smoke, but the dark brown dye is a turnoff for me. Doubt I will order these again, but they are decent smokes if the dye thing isn't an issue for you.
Just smoked my first one and found what others did. Started out really good but a third of the way through the cigar it started to go out and the tunneling was really annoying. Too much work to smoke this cigar!
I usually enjoy a mild to medium bodied cigar but was disappointed with the 5 Vegas Maduro. The after taste too 'bitter' for my palate and the frustrating part was that the toro(s) wouldn't hold a light. CI customer service was tremendous for giving credit for the unused need to shop around!
Just about finishing up my second box of these. The first box was great, excellent flavor, smooth draw. However, almost every cigar in the second box will not burn evenly, tunnels, and goes out in a heartbeat. Still tastes great but it is a lot of work!
Overall this is a good cigar, mild yet very flavorful. But the burn on all 5 that I received was very uneven - took away from the enjoyment to have to constantly correct the uneven burn and relight cigar.
Just as some others here have commented, I can't seem to keep this cigar lit. I've had more than a few of these and anything bigger than a robusto needs about seventeen re-lights to finish one. No joke, if I stop to take three breaths between draws, the thing goes out. I'm tempted to leave one on the dash of my car in the Texas heat for a couple of days to see if this will dry them out enough to keep them lit. Must be a fire resistant breed of tobacco. Taste is really pretty good, but it's a serious pain in the neck to smoke. Buying this? Buy an extra can of butane.
Ok, these are good cigars when they burn properly. The 10 pack box pressed, awesome. I got a 50x50 and it burned poorly. Each one tunneled regardless if i leave it sit for 65% humidity for almost a month or leave it where it is a lot less than 65% humidity. This experience is etched in my mind forever. Will I try again? Why not. It is probably a bad batch.
Smoked a bellicoso for the first time. Very mild, slightly sweet; a very pleasant cigar. Only complaint is that it went out too easily when left unattended, even for a very short time.
5 Vegas is my number one brand…..but I must say that theses Gold Maduro’s are now number one on my list.
I have always liked 5 Vegas, but the Gold Maduro is my new favorite cigar! Great flavor, nice draw, lots of smoke, even burn, and not too heavy on the palate. You can smoke these all day long! ('ll need more than one box!)
I'm just now finishing a 5 pack of these, and I'm putting in another order tonight. I'm not sure what happened with the first 3, but I was so unimpressed that I've been trying to give the last 2 away. This morning I decided to fire 'em up to save some of my favorites. I'm glad I did! I honestly don't know what changed between a couple months ago and today, but the mildness of this maduro was greatly appreciated. Great draw, smooth & slow burn, with a taste that's accented with a slight cavendish like pipe tobacco. Definitely can't wait to get another box in.
A beautiful cigar, with perfect draw and burn. Reminded me of a mocha milk shake, smooth and creamy with rich flavors of coffee and cocao. Certainly worth much more than I paid for these, thanks CI
I tossed this cigar in the first third. Maybe I just got a dud. It would not burn even, the draw was horribly tight, and it was a chore just to keep it lit. I would have stuck with it if the flavor was there. It didn't taste bad just not interesting at all. Probably just got a rotten apple, other 5 vegas cigars have been good to me.
I am currently writing this on the injury reserve list. I just stepped inside from smoking one of these and WOW!! This is one helluva stick. I ordered the robusto version a while back. Let them stew in the old humi for a few months and bam. These are going to be hard to hang on to. I just completed my order for the toro's (see if I can get a few more minutes per stick). They are fantastic!!! I smoked this one down to two fingers, then one finger, and shed a tear when I finally put it to rest (blistered finger and all). I don't believe i have ever smoked a stogie that far down before.... These will definately be in constant rotation hence forth. Keep'em coming CI. You guys rock!!
This is a great everyday smoke. Just about finished my 1st box and it will not be my last. Constuction,burn and smoke is awsome! 4 left from this box and not 1 burn issue. Whats that tell ya?!
This is simply a nice smoke; perfect draw, nice flavor, good even burn, ton of smoke. The 5 Vegas line never disappoints.
This is a very delicious smoke, highly recommended. If you like a little more strength get the coronas as there is more of that rich PA wrapper flavor and less of the mild filler. These are always in my humi. There are a few burn issues but I think it is the nature of the wrapper. I just quickly put a little fire to the part thats not burning and even it out don't let it go or you'll have a half inch to burn off. I consider it a minor issue compared to the rich delicious flavor of this medium body smoke.
I love the 5 Vegas Gold and am a big fan of maduro wrappers so I decided to try this one went it was on sale. Overall, I am somewhat disappointed. I was expecting a medium bodied experience but to me this is a medium-full smoke. Starts out with some peppery overtones much like its baby brother, but does not burn or draw as smoothly. Also just a wee bit heavy on the aftertaste. I am finding the smoke behaves better if you leave the humi a little on the dry side. Next time, I will stay with the CuAvano maduro. Hard to beat if you like a mild maduro!
I received this cigar along with 4 other Vegas brands for only an additonal $2.50, by ordering a box of 20 5 Vegas Gold. The color of this cigar would make you think that it is going to give you a buzz right off the bat. Not true. This is a great cigar that is in the middle when it comes to strength. While I smoke cigars on the longer and larger ring size. This one will keep you smoking for 45 minutes or longer. The taste was no over bearing, and I didn't notice any pepper taste. While I know many enjoy a pepper taste, I'm one that doesn't care for it. If you are getting ready to purchase a box of cigars, it is well worth the extra couple of bucks to get this cigar with the other 4.
This cigar looks, smells and feels great. Even the box looks good. This is my first experience with 5 Vegas and it was very enjoyable. Slow smoking, over an hour, and great tasting without being too strong. Medium strength with lingering spiciness. Wrapper is very dark, oily and rich looking. Had some small running issues which fixed themselves. Can't wait to smoke and see how they age. Great maduro for the price.
Great cigar. Not too heavy for a maduro, I mean I've had some that leave me drooling but this one is on the sweeter side. Takes about a month or two settling in the humidor before it really hits that "sweet" spot otherwise a great smoke that I recommend to anyone in search of that milder maduro.
Great Maduro cigar, flavorfull yet not to strong or over power but upper mid on my own rating scales. If looking for a Maduro wrapper a must try. Owns a place on my rotation- goes well with a cold beer but perfect with Rum (Don Q cristal) and coke.
A nice stick at a great price! Especially for those of us into smooth and mellow smokes, yet crave a little more flavor complexity than the typical connecticutt wrapper. This isn't a powerhouse maduro, yet it offers similar flavors but with a bit less punch.
This is a great tasting light maduro that won't over-power you. It reminds me of the kind of maduros I used to get back in the 70's and 80's. Too many of today's maduros are way way too heavy. Another home run for 5 Vegas!
At the behest of my favorite salesman here at CI I tried the Maduro Gold, I had one included on my last order. I haven't tried too many that I haven't liked and this was no exception. It was a bold expression in a little stick... not enough to bowl you over but enough to let you know that 5 Vegas is serious about delivering bang for you buck! The Gold Maduro had a heavy bouquet and a copious plume of smoke that emanates from an even medium packed cigar, the draw is consistent all the way through and ensures a consistent experience right up to the label. It to me embodied subtle hints of coffee and leather - that perfectly aged maduro wrapper adds to the allure for the discerning palette. If you are looking to add a boutique stick to your collection, this is a strong consideration. Certain cigars don't taste well in larger ring gauges, this is one I'd like to see rolled in a Cuban pack in a 58-60 gauge, this would be explosive and give Camacho a good run for the money lol! This is a great "tailgate" cigar to burn back with a shot of your fave bourbon, or amber ale! My rate on this stick: 88
I just got my recent shipment and tried one of these (5 Vegas Gold Maduro) right out of the package and I have to say it is very nice. Super coffee and leather overtones. Very mellow, almost a clean flavor, not much after taste. Some other flavors I am still discerning. I smoked that thing down to my finger tips. If I had a roach clip I would have kept on going. I recommend it. The last time I had this good of a smoke was Oliva Master blend 3 a long time ago.
Mmmm. A mild cigar with a tasty twang. That is quite a combo. 5 Vegas keeps coming up with good reasonably priced cigars. Always something interesting. Try'em you might be surprised.
Delicious stick, guys. If you like the PA broadleaf wrapper but don't always want the high power levels that have come with it until now (e.g. Diesel, 5 Vegas AAA, etc.) then try this stick! It has that rich, complex PA broadleaf wrapper taste, but with a mild and mellow 5 Vegas Gold strength level! It's an excellent combination if you like mild-to-medium strength but lots of flavor. Very recommended.
WOW! Another Great cigar by 5 vegas. This 5 vegas maduro is a delight to smoke. It's rich smooth taste is very enjoyable from start to finish! On a scale of 1-10 this cigar is at least a 9! Hope C.I put these beauties up for sale on the daily special, so I can snag a couple of boxes right away.
Amazing! This cigar is just simply amazing. What a great smoke. Awesome taste, great ash, slow burning what more could anyone ask for. These are going to be in my humidor at all times.
AMAZING!!! 5 Vegas Gold Maduro is just that pure gold. A great maduro cigar for an outstanding price. My humidor will never be without this cigar.
Just got my box today (5 Vegas Gold Maduro). What a treat indeed! This cigar is excellent in construction and appearance. It isn't mentioned in the description but I detected a slight woody taste along with a faint sweetness during the exhale through the nose. If you people at CI wouldn't mind, please thank Mr. 5 Vegas the next time he comes around your store to peddle some cigars for a nice cigar. He deserves a nice warm pat on the back for this one. I'm glad I've got another box on the way.
*** I'm a big fan of Nestor Plasencia & his cigars ... I think he takes great care in growing, aging, fermenting the tobacco and then in rolling the cigars ... all of which in my experience are very well constructed with a good draw ... so I'm really looking forward to trying these with the PA Broadleaf wrapper which is so good on the 5 Vegas AAAs and the La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuertes (LHCOF). Hope they are introduced soon on the Joe's Jambalaya or daily deal.