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"A" homerun, "A" monster of a cigar, "A" pleasure to smoke, I could go on and on. The series A's by 5 Vegas have quickly become one of my favorites. I go through a box of these in days. The "mas gordo" toros are not to be missed. Great look, great construction, great pre-light aroma all lead to one "A"wesome smoking experience. Get your meat hooks around these "A"s.a.p!
After reading the CI guys' reviews of this smoke (5 Vegas Series 'A') I bought a box of Artisans, and was offered 20 Toros at check-out for a decent price. The Artisans are really nice, but the Toros are simply great. Damn nice smoke. Flavorful, not too strong, and fairly complex. At about the one-third point, the flavor is fantastic, unbelievable, and keeps getting better; wave after wave of "taste evolution" throughout the cigar, the Toro is 20-25 minutes of time extremely well-spent.I burnt ny damn fingers, not wanting to put it down at the end. One of the best smokes I have had. This is in the rotation permanently from now on. Nice, nice cigar. SIncere thanks go to Gonz, Steve-o, Brando, and Keith for the excellent, accurate reviews of this cigar. I will try the Anomaly (Steve-o's recommendation) next time. Thanks to CI for the agressive pricing - can't be beat.
After smoking my third Vegas 'A' (5 Vegas Series ''A''), I just purchased a full box! I tend to smoke more than just one cigar of a new brand (for me) before I spend my hard earned bucks on a box. Nothing worse for me than smoking one and then buying a box only to find out that I made a mistake. For those of you who enjoy a medium to full bodied cigar that will not leave you running to brush your teeth (and tongue); you would be doing yourself a dis-service if you do not at the very least try one! I find it to be every thing that my friends at C.I. said that it would be; not that they have ever misled me before, that is why I shop here. This is a very pleasing cigar, full of flavor and a smooth finish. Here again if you are looking to try this Vegas 'A' and you enjoy a medium to full bodied cigar go ahead I do not think that you will be disappointed. Thanks C.I. again for great cigars at prices that we both can live with. Other cigars that I smoke: Monte Christo #2, Monte Christo White's Churhill, Rocky Patel Edge, 1990's, 1992's, CAO Brazilia, Blacks, MX2, Italia, Punch Gran Puro,Aurora Prefedos No. 2 Maduro, La Aroma DeCuba, Don Diego,El Rey Del Mundo,Zino, Fuente,Carlos Torano, Fonseca, Originals Cubans and Cohiba; just to mention a few.As you can see I really enjoy smoking cigars, trust me you need to try this Vegas'A'. THANKS AGAIN C.I.
After years of trying countless brands, styles, and strengths, the 5 Vegas "A" Series are without question my all-time favorites. What is better than that is that CI has the best deal going on them anywhere. They have a nice heft, great draw, burn cool and even, and just thinking about the taste is making my mouth water. I have actually spent a good bit of time and money trying to find a cigar I've liked more than these. For the price, taste, and quality this is where it all ends. So if you have been weary of trying them or haven't gotten around to it now is the time. You will not be disappointed!
Nice to see the one day deal on them. I have been waiting for this day for quite some time. Life is Good!!! =)
Cinco Vegas Series 'A' Apostle (Churchill) - Just spent another gorgeous Western Pacific sunset with some shipmates on our favorite smoking sponson. I received a huge CI order three days ago and have been dying to try one of these babies (I got the Series 'A' sampler), but wanted them to "rest" in the humi. After all, they just survived a trip 2/3 the way around the globe and had to recover from jet lag. Kudos and thanks to CI for another perfect pack and shipping job! How you get my orders out here so quick and in pristine condition; I’ll never know. ;-) Anyway, the anticipation has been killing me. I have read every one of the 70+ reviews over and over again. I could wait no longer, but thought 70+ reviews? Almost every review positive? $3 +/- per stick? Can't be! Well, this smoke taught this noob a lesson. Smoking is believing. These cigars are exquisite. I could throw another 100 adjectives out there, but never due this series justice. Oily, dark, and full of chocolaty/coffee goodness. Listen… STOP READING MY REVIEW AND ORDER A BOX, OR TWO, OR THREE… You will not regret it! I want to go smoke another!
Bless America and Cigars International!
Dark and robust beauty (5 Vegas Series A). I enjoy a hearty cigar, Gloria Cubana "R"s, and the like. This is a dream stick with a full body stacked with wonderful flavors of coffe, coca, and peet. A bargain for the shopper that wants it all but the wife allows a "limited budget" for restocking the humidor. A great stick and a great price. Try them, you won't be disappointed!!
just a quick note............."GREAT SMOKE" (5 Vegas Series "A")
I am a lover of full bodied cigars and the series 'A' (5 Vegas Series A) is bar none the "meatiest of the meatiest". Great after dinner smoke that leaves you fully satisfied. Is now definitely a staple in my humidor.
I have been wanting to try this particular cigar (5 Vegas Serie 'A') for awhile now and finally I broke down and got in on the 10pk.-bdl. deal for $24.99 + free shipping on my entire order, (to go along with my usual box of Partagas London Clubs). I just received my order yesterday and couldn't wait to tear in to one of those bad boys! I let 'em rest for a bit and I could take it no longer, out comes the cutter and torch and MY OH MY!!! What was I procrastinating about??? The deal was for the Apocalypse and I'm not normally partial to that big of a ring size but these babies are top of the heap in any size!! An absolute pleasure, and I read some of the previous reviews before writing mine and I second every one of those emotions!! Nice and gentle from the start with that rich undertone that sets you up for what's coming. In the second third it got really good... toasty and chewy with a very rich coffee flavor and just a touch of spice. And it finishes bold and rich and meaty, and the only thing I thought when I finally put the nub down ... was more!! But why are you reading this?? Get in there and try it yourself and you'll quickly understand that every word written here falls short of doing the experience justice. Addicting?? Easily!!! "I'll be back!!"
I have purchased several samplers from CI trying to find the perfect cigar. After the Monsters of Maduros sampler my search was over. The 5 Vegas series "A" is a bold cigar that leaves the palate completely satisfied. Even before you toast the foot you can taste the spice of the wrapper. Having smoked through half of my first box of these cedar draped beauties, I am still amazed at the flawless construction and powerhouse flavor. This cigar will always be a staple in my humidor. Thanks again CI!
I just had my first crack at the Series A 5 Vegas and i am hooked, and your crazy deal on them is just icing on the cake. What an awesome cigar!! Whatever you all are doing just keep it up, and keep bringing these insane deals to us. It is definitely appreciated
I just had to add my praise to the multitude of positive feedback for the 5 Vegas Series A. This cigar is the best of the 5 Vegas lines (and that's saying something because ALL of the 5 Vegas lines are really good). I have been a faithful smoker of the La Gloria Cubana Serie #5 Maduro for a few years now. Although i still love the La Glorias the Serie A is every bit as good and a much better value. You simply can not find a better cigar for a better price than the Serie A. These are so well constructed, flavorful, and consistent that it feels like I'm getting away with a crime at the prices that CI offers them. If you haven't tried these, you simply must . . . you'll see why everybody is gushing over this smoke.
I just had to write. I have been a fan of full bodied Maduros for many years and faithful to Te-amos, I just tried the "5 Vegas "A" Maduro" and I am hooked. It's delicious! Excellent from start to finish. For those out there like me, if you are not sure which new brand to try, I highly recommend this one.
Excuse me while I go and enjoy another.
Cigars International is my new Vendor,
I just received my order of " "5 Vegas A Series" . A new size (apex) and a new take on this outrageously flavorful cigar. Of all the latest brands to hit the market, this is by far my favorite. Starting with the anomaly, this powerhouse cigar mellows as the ring increases. Just wonderful blending wrapped in a sweet maduro, that flavor wise... never gives up. It does not get much better. The "A" series is by far the best of the "Vegas". I'll rate it a 91, easily. Enjoy this outstanding effort in the cigar world.
I know, I know, just what you need... Another positive review of the 5 Vegas Series 'A' cigar. Well, I will say that I don't usually have a desire to write a review, but I thought I'd submit a different take on this one. Perhaps I'm just stating the obvious here, but for all of you that are true full-bodied coffee geeks out there (Hopefully some of you have access to wonderful coffee other than Starbucks), this is your cigar.... so complimentary. And... if you feel the urge to cut down on your caffine, this cigar makes it easy. Skip the coffee and grab this cigar. You'll be more than satisfied. By the way, what an incredible deal the 5 Vegas humidor + 30 cigar combo is! Wow! Surely a mistake. Thanks CI.
I am now a huge fan of smoking cigars because of the Vegas 5 brand (5 Vegas Series A). They're one of the best cigars I have ever smoked.
I got this cigar (5 Vegas 'A') in a sampler and couldn't wait to try it seeing as how I love extremly dark maduros. I love this cigar! What else is there to say except I'll be buying a few boxes in the future.
I initially bought a box of the 5 Vegas "Gold"cigars with "CI's" sample pack and fell in love with the series "A" cigar!!! Some great brandy, a 7/7, rum and coke or just a beer ... This is the cigar to smoke! Bar-none!I wish I would have tried this great smoke before purchasing the "Golds"! This is just an awesome cigar!
Thanks CI for doing it again!!!!!!!!
I just finished my first series A. The initial flavor of the maduro wrapper was magnificent. The wafting clouds of aromatic smoke was simply heavenly. It finished strong and spicy and is now one of my favorite cigars. A very easy cigar to love. I have 4 humidors full of very good cigars, almost all from Cigars International....Thanks for the heads up on the new cigar that will always occupy a space in my humidor. Long ashes to you and your fine company.
I just found about this (5 Vegas Series ''A'') brand and bought a box, all within the past month. I fired one up as son as I got em and am hooked. This is my new favorite cigar. I am a fan of Kiki Berger's products; he can't make a bad brand, and he doesn't disappoint with this one either. The taste, aroma, burn, draw, construction and overall pleasure is outstanding, and the finish reduces the disappointment when the cigar is finished. Thanks to CI for making these available at such a reasonable price.
I just got my "OH MY GOD" bundle of 20 Apocalypse smokes (5 Vegas Series ''''A''''). They need to re-think making this a limited run. I would change my normal Edge for these in a second. Smooth with a perfect draw. I was concerned that the massive size might be over powering, I was wrong. I did not want to put this one down. Nubbed it, and will do the following 19 the same way.
I usually don't care for maduros. I was planning on giving the Series A from the 5 Vegas sampler I bought to friends. Then I tried one - this is a great cigar!!! I have yet to have a 5 Vegas I don't like, the Series A is no exception. Thank you to the CI god(s) for saving 5 Vegas from extinction.
I'm not one to get overly excited enough about a cigar to take the time to write about it...but I tried my first 5 Vegas "A" last night, and I can't believe just how good it was. I read all the reviews and comments left for it, and decided to give it a try, being a fan of maduro. It could possibly be my new favorite. Thanks CI, for introducing me to 5 Vegas.
I'm too busy smoking these delectable series
'A' 5 vegas cigars! Wow these are great ! I dont even think I'll need to worry about the humidor as these will probably be gone in a hurry ! lol
I've been into cigars for 7 years,and this is the best deal I've yet encountered (5 Vegas Serie 'A') . After trying numerous med.-full blends,this is my favorite, regardless of price.Now how 'bought another 20 Apex for $24.95 deals!!!!!!
Just got my order from CI today (5 Vegas Series 'A'), fast service. I tried my first of the series A 5x55s from a doubble nickle sampler pack, and man was it good pre-lite aroma is out of this world with hints of coco and coffe on the palate. burn and draw were perfect with no problems
i'm now going to place an order for the limited series 06 or 07 the reviews seem very good. Happy smokin.
My new favorite cigar! I received this cigar as part of a sampler pack and after 10 minutes of smoking, I logged on to my CI account and ordered a box. The worst part is that I have to now wait for delivery.
Series 'A' Toro (5 Vegas Series "A").......AWESOME . To have any more fun than this you'd have to be nekked! Very Smooth.
Smoked my first "5 Vegas Series A" and it's one of the best sticks i ever smoked. Medium bodied, smoked like a smoke stack full of flavors, unbelievably smooth..not too complex... ...tasted like coffee with hints of chocolate. A definite winner in the cigar world. Enjoy this baby...life is good... this makes it better.
The 5 Vegas Apocalypse is simply a great cigar. This massive stick gets you great flavors, strength and aroma. The cigar feels great in your hand and it's well constructed. Maduro lovers need to jump all over this one as it's a great value as well. I would pay a hundred bucks a box for these all day long, but of course CI won't make you do that.
The 5-Vegas Series A Apothesis is a very nice cigar. If you like Rocky Patel 1990 Vintage and Nica Libre, you'll love the Series 5A box press. It has a superb burn, with lots of rich tobacco flavor and smooth from start to finish. It's a great medium-body smoke that's never overpowering, leaving you satisfied and quite impressed. Thanks CI for the great price on these. This is one of my personal favorites.
I ordered a (5 Vegas Series 'A') single a few months ago. Being an Acid Atom Maduro fan, I was skeptical so, it went into my humidor...until Monday March 2, 2009.
After sliding off its cedar sleeve, I instantly smelled a rich leathery, chocolaty aroma that made my mouth water.
Upon lighting it, an unexpected sweetness greeted me and from then on, I didn't put it down once.
I sat content on my front porch in my Adirondack chair, keeping it between my finger and thumb, and smoked it right down to the nub.
Today I ordered a box and cannot wait to get them!
I tell you, 5 Vegas "A" is one of the finest medium-full bodied cigars I have ever smoked! I really think the fine construction and the slow, even burn really tops most other medium-full cigars. The added cedar wrapper was a bonus, no aging in the humidor to get that aeromatic cedar smell and taste! Well done 5 Vegas! Bravo CI!
I would have to say that 5 Vegas Series A is my favorite cigar I have ever smoked. It’s got a taste that when you’re finished, you want another one.
I wrote you a couple of weeks ago explaining how much i love the "5 Vegas A Series", I now am on my 3rd box of what has become my everyday stick. The Anomaly size is a spicy power house....it mellows a bit in the robusto size. Great cigar...good choices in ring size...As long as they make this smoke I'll smoke them. "WHAT A CIGAR... WOW!".
Just tried the 5 vegas apocalypse (5 Vegas Series 'A'), man what a cigar, and one day special made them a steal. Only now I find out they are a limited production! You guys are bums! You need to get back down there and make em roll some more!
Just wanted to say I have tried the 5 Vegas Serie A Robusto (Artisan) and it is a wonderful cigar. I have smoked at least 5 so far and each is great. Thank you for your recommendations. I usually smoke the LGC serie R #6, but since they are in short supply, the 5 Vegas is a wonderful alternative smoke, and may replace the LGC in my humidor.
Just when you think you have found the cigar that fit's the bill for your full bodied choice along comes the 5 Vegas Series A. This is one great cigar. I have smoked the Artisan's from the sampler's and bought a box of the Alpha torpedoes and I will tell you that they are going to be a regular buy for my humidor. I'm no neophyte when it comes to cigars, but I wouldn't smoke these on an empty stomach. I would tell everyone to enjoy one after a good meal as I have and they will definitely put you in a better humor for the rest of the evening. Tell them not to change a thing on these. They are most definitely a winner.
Sweet Mamma! This (5 Vegas Series A) is a wonderful smoke.
The (5 Vegas A) is a spectacularly good cigar. They are always very well made. The wrappers are so dark and so oily that I find myself staring at the cigar as I smoke it. I have smoked every size and while I find all to be really tasty, I do have a favorite. The 5 Vegas A Apocolypse is a big huge beefy 6 x 58 Toro Grande'. Like all the other sizes, this one is firm and uniform. They always draw well and burn perfectly. The Apocolypse starts out with a nice medium bodied mix of spice and chocolate notes. As I smoke it, the flavors build and build. I find that it never gets hot or harsh. SMOOTH and deelish is what I think. These cigars are about as consistent as they get in all sizes. Wonderful cigars at nice prices. CI, you rock! Cheers :>)
These cigars (5 Vegas Series 'A') are excellent. I bought the Blue Chip Combo #6, and these bad boys were the first ones I lit up. Excellent, nice smooth taste, and pretty much equal from start to finish, which you do not see in a lot of cigars. And great for the price!
Tried one of these little beauties (5 Vegas Series "A")last nite and was rewarded with a nice smoke. A little milder than my taste runs but still was a great cigar. Received as a freebie but wasn't disappointed. Smooth flavor, good burn, lasted longer than the size belies. For those who like a quality "mild" smoke this one is a winner.
With out a doubt this is the best Cigar(5 Vegas Series "A") I have ever smoked, and I have tried all of the 'super premiums'. Great burn, great flavor right from the first and the finish is breathtaking. Some of my local tobacco shops have never heard of this brand. What a loss. Thanks CI.
Your specials this month have converted me from a smoker to a fanatic! Have really loved trying a bunch of different cigars that I probably would never have tried. Out of all of them, the 5 Vegas 'A' is the best of the lot...what a stogie! Good enough to eat
Now there is a stogie (5 Vegas Series "A"). That's the one. Great balance of price and performance. If that sounds like a sports car well it is a Vegas. Well worth the money. Burns good, draws right, tastes sweet, what a delight.
5 vegas has done it again with the "A' cigar! What a dream to smoke after a nice meal or with a good drink! Nothing but pure pleasure with this cigar from start to finish!
The 5 Vegas Friggin A is a MONSTER. I was wary, but bought a 15 pack of these 8.5" bad boys. What can I say? How about 3 hours of the best smoking I've ever had! Let it sit in your humi a week and you'll order more again and again - I love them!
What a fine smoke (5 Vegas A)...Although I tend to enjoy the milder products...I bought a sampler of 5 Vegas products and this aft fired up the 5 Vegas A..Fine, robust and complex flavors, without the kick ass strongness of some full bodied smokes..I'll for sure buy more as a nice relaxing, flavorful alternative to my Cu Avana, Don Rafael, Gispert or 5 Vegas Gold...Thanks to CI for offering samplers,and five packs so us novices in the cigar world can try some products and find new favorites. I like this one!!!
Wow! This cigar is an appetizer, steak dinner, and ice cream sundae all rolled into one! Full flavored and silky smooth from first light down to the nub. At first I dismissed the hype, but now I'm riding shotgun on the 5 Vegas bandwagon...
wow!! thats a good smoke (5 Vegas Series 'A'). smooth and tasty. it left me wanting more when i was done. but i am in luck because the guys at ci always hook us up with good deals. thats why i will be getting me somemore real soon.
Wow, what a gorgeous cigar (5 Vegas Series 'A')! I got these as a freebie with a recent Rocky Patel order and I would favorably compare this cigar with that brand.
Beatiful dark wrapper and construction on a par with Patel or any premium cigar. Very consistent all the way through as a premium cigar should be.
Patel is my current favorite but I'll be ordering some of these as they're a little cheaper and still a great smoke.
WOW.... Thats all I have to say. Great price for a great cigar (5 Vegas Series 'A'). The "Series A" cigars are now my everyday smokes.
Really good cigar (5 Vegas Series 'A') for what they are. What I mean by that is they are a strong, semi-full flavored smoke. Not everyone likes that but if you do this is a reasonably priced cigar with a (my opinion) great flavor. It burns a little hotter than say a Cohiba Black but it is a heck of a lot cheaper. The flavor changes as you work your way through it, the pre-light aroma is wonderful to say the least. Good ash, even burn, doesn't get too hot unless you are really aggressive and try to smoke it too quick.
I like the larger ring sizes but that is just me. Try'em it's worth it.
Buy 'em now. You'll be ordering more in a month when you run out.(5 Vegas Series 'A') Trust me, cigars that are rolled and constructed as well as these should cost three times more than this. I hope the bosses at CI don't read these reviews. Hell, they probably can't read anyway!
Any cigar with this many comments( 5 Vegas Series 'A'), well, what else needs be said? And yet, how can one not say at least something? Yum!!! They're just delightful. These and the Nestor torpedoes are my favorite maduros, and I'd have to give the Vegas the nod in a race, as it is nearly perfect for my taste. Outstanding job!
...and of course, thanks again to CI for making them available at prices a carpenter can afford.
An amazing cigar and an amazing blend (5 Vegas Series 'A'). You will wish this cigar would never end. Absolutely one of the best Maduros I have ever smoked. This runs rings around the CAO Brazilia.
This is an excellent cigar from start to finish (5 Vegas Series 'A'). It's worth its full retail price and is an absolute bargain when bought on special or received in the monthly club shipment. Absolutely even burn, beautiful to look at, perfect draw...The maduro one is absolutely top-notch.
Cant judge a book by its cover, neither a cigar. This cigar fooled me. I expected a mediocre cigar,but this a true premium. Would be a great everyday cigar.
I need to eat my words . . . I previously stated that these were excellent cigars except for the draw. The First two I had were, very tight (perhaps I didn't let them rest long enough), however after 5 more, I am very pleased with these (5 Vegas Series A). I will probably be ordering them again.
Have you ever smoked a cigar that just made you want to yell, "WOW!" Well, this is it (5 Vegas Series "A"). I have to tell you, I've spent thousands over the years looking for my eternal favorite, and I'm happy to say, I've finally found it. I've even left instructions with my wife. When my time finally comes, Hopefully not too soon, that I am to be buried with at least a dozen or more boxes of this wonderful cigar. The ancient Egypitans believed your grave site should contain riches to carry you through the next life. These cigars are as good as gold, so I should be well off in the next life.
Glad to see you FINALLY got the 5 Vegas 'A' Apocalypse back. It is by far my favorite cigar, and it is the perfect remedy for my deployment blues. Keep them in stock, and I will keep buying them, even when I'm 1000's of miles away from home.
Dark and menacing. Big and burly. After trying every size of the 5 Vegas Series A, the Apocalypse is by far my favorite. It seems that as the ring size increases, so does the complexity and smoothness. All the flavors you'd expect from a maduro are there. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, espresso, etc...
My wife calls this one "scary". I call it a 90 minute flavor bomb that explodes in your mouth with every puff.
Even non-maduro smokers should appreciate this one. It should be a crime for everyone NOT to try this one, especially with CI's awesome prices.
I received the 5 Vegas Series 'A' Apex cigar in a CI sampler. I unwrapped one the other day and expected a good smoke. Wow, was I surprised by the amazing flavor! These cigars have an exceptional blend that provides a mouthful of delicious flavors. This cigar offers a nice even burn and holds its flavor down past the cigar band. Great job 5 Vegas. I'm buying a box from CI tonight!!
I have smoked more than ten of the Vegas "A" series (6x52) they are quite remarkable. Solid clean draw with consistent full body taste, worth every penny. A must smoke.
I rolled the dice and bought a box of these (5 Vegas Series "A") from CI because the reviews were so good and the price was amazing (especially with the 12-cigar freebie). These things are absolutely fantastic. Excellent construction, very rich and creamy from start to finish. My new go-to cigar.
Believe the hype! These (5 Vegas Series "A" ) are fantastic cigars- and for a price that can't be beat. Lots of flavor, beautiful construction, and did I mention the flavor...oh yes, I did didn't I? I'm a new 5 Vegas fan now!
I originally gave one of these cigars to a friend of mine who was interested in picking up cigar smoking. I had never tried one before, but I figured that since it wasn't too expensive it wouldn't be all that spectacular and that I wouldn't mind parting with it. After my friend tried all the cigars I gave him (some of which were pretty expensive), he told me that out of all of them the Series 'A' was his favorite. I finally tried one myself, and instantly regretted giving my first one away. Flavorful and full enough for an experienced smoker yet sweet and smooth enough for a novice, I'd recommend this for anyone who at all enjoys cigars.
Wow! I fell in love with this cigar (5 Vegas Series 'A'). Clouds of smoke, great taste and perfect construction. It's just what I need after a hard day. I found that a nice rum is a great companion. Thanks CI for another great deal!
I'm new to the brand, thought I'd try a 20 pack of anomaly sized cigars and would buy a bigger size later (5 Vegas Serie 'A'). I discovered that the item description on this site is VERY accurate, me and a friend went right down to the nub and were very reluctant to put them out. This is definitely my brand from now on, and I've come to the conclusion that anomaly is probably the best size, as it took nearly 2 hours with deep puffing before I put it out.
Believe the hype. The best bang for the buck, bar none (5 Vegas Serie 'A'). Awesome smoke. Be warned, my buddy has turned into a series a junkie. He wont smoke anything else. Best deal anywhere, thanks ci.
I had the archetype (5 Vegas Series 'A'), and it is now my favorite maduro. There's no need to buy singles, or 5 packs of these...Buy a box. Trust me.
This is an excellent well constructed cigar (5 Vegas Serie A) perfect draw and burn. This cigar smokes like a dream. Dont be surprised to find yourself reaching for another and another. Fantastic
This is one great cigar (5 Vegas Series 'A'). Excellent taste, lots of great smoke. Very smooth. This has very quickly become one of my regular sticks. Throw in the price from the two day specials and I get all misty eyed.
Now I am by no means an expert, but I know what I like (5 Vegas Serie 'A'). I tried my first one of these today after a week in the humi. These cigars have great flavor! Rich, but not over-powering. Slow burn, with thick, mellow clouds of smoke. Very satisfying! Don't miss out on these!
5 Vegas A's by far are a great cigar. I'm not a Connoisseur or anything, but after trying several name-brand cigars, it's easy to settle on a constant go-to cigar. The look of these things are amazing, dark-chocolatey goodness. Every cigar is consistent; every burn is even and never gets hot until the you cannot hold it anymore. The spiciness is very subtle and it has a nice toasty and chocolate flavor. For the price, you should stock up on these. I've tried the Archetype and the Anomoly. Get both that way you can enjoy it, rather you're in a hurry or have the time to sit back and relax. BEAUTIFUL!!!
In spite of all the positive reviews about the 5 Vegas Series A, I had to leave yet another. This is my go to smoke. I like the Gold on weekends with my morning cup of joe, but the "A" is my daily after work smoke. It is without a doubt the best value in a maduro out there. Med-full by todays standards, it is chock full of rich, earthy flavors, a tad bit of spice to keep it interesting, and an occasional touch of chocolate or mocha. Not terribly complex just great flavor the whole way through. I have smoked more of these over the last 5 years or so than all other brands combined. The Artisan, Alpha, & Apotheosis are my favorite sizes but all are great really, size is more a personal preference. I like the lack of sweetness from the Costa Rican wrapper that you get from most maduros, and I'd still love them at literally twice the price. Quite simply a great cigar, and without a doubt the finest bargain in cigars you'll ever find! If you haven't tried one yet, do yourself a favor and pick up a 5 pack or sampler. Then see how fast you order a box. You just can't go wrong with these!
This is one of best cigars (5 Vegas Serie 'A') I have ever had at any price. How can you sell them this cheap??
The 5 Vegas black label is one of my top two. I can add nothing to what's already been said, but the single word "superlative". Especially for the price.
I've been caught making the assertion, "I hate full-bodied cigars." Well it took 5 Vegas to make me put my foot in my mouth. Tucked away in my humidor behind all those mild connecticut wrapper cigars sits this gem (5 Vegas Series A). From its toothy, oily wrapper to its rich, delicious burn this cigar has made me do a real 180 on cigars classified with the somewhat intimidating label of full-bodied. Along with a price that can't be beat, having your world turned upside down never felt so darn good!
Think...CAO Italia, but milder. I have tried many different maduros in the last few years and have found none that offer as much for the price as the 5 Vegas Series 'A'. This cigar is definitely going to be a staple in my humidor.
I just received my first 5 Vegas 'A' in a sampler pack from CI and thought I would try it out. I had been searching and sampling for a new Maduro to restock my humidor. I found it with the 'A'. Great smoke, smooth, good burn, no relights.
I am a mild cigar fan, yet these 5 Vegas, A's are outstanding.
Even though this baby has some power, every flavor I taste is just freeking yummy.
my mouth is watering thinking about them...
truley the only med/full type cigar I have ever enjoyed...
Ill be back for more of these ;)
I had a 7 year leave of cigars b/c of a girlfriend. But 6 months ago, she's gone and the cigars are back. Well being gone for so long all the lines were different now. But I always loved maduro's! And my first stop at the cigar store I was looking around, and came across the MX2. And man was that a treat! But I later found out after trying many cigars, there wasn't anything that was close to this. Untill I found the 5 Vegas Series A's. And man are these things great!!! med-full, chocolatey, smooth, slow burning, with a bit of earthy notes and cedar. But this cigar is affordable. Less than half the price of the Mx2. I will definetely be keeping a full stash of these babies in the humidor!!! I am going to say for the money, this is the best cigar on the market period!!!!!!!!
All I can say is these couldn't be any better!)5 Vegas Series 'A') I love the look ,feel ,constuction and most of all the taste. Buy at least a sampler and give them a try. You won't be sorry.If by any chance you are,just send them to me!
I ordered the 5 Vegas Series A megasampler a while back, and have enjoyed every shape and size: from the dizzying churchill to the "man that wasn't enough" robusto. I find this cigar a perfect companion for stout (for those of you who try to match cigars & drinks). Don't hesitate if you see 'em on special--buy buy buy!
The 5 Vega's "A" is AWESOME! The very best cigar that I have ever tasted. I am so glad that the "A" came with the introductory set, as it is teh best cigar that I have ever tasted. Awesome value!
I recently ordered a (5 Vegas sampler pack) from the CI Weekly Deal. The Series 'A' is an excellent cigar as well as the entire 5 Vegas Line. If your a Maduro fan you won't be dissapointed with the Series 'A'. As usual the CI Service was first class.
Truly a great cigar. I found it to be of even more enjoyable and better built than the more expensive 5 Vegas Miami. I will never be without some in my humi.
(5 Vegas Series "A"). New to the cigar world (6 months) but these are top shelf for the money. Have tried some higher priced sticks but find myself going back to these. Joe has them on "Daily Deal" till midnight. Where is my credit card??? Sorry honey!!!
I thought I was a "mild cigar" guy until I had the 5 Vegas Series 'A' Anomaly. These cigars provide a sweet, tasty punch to your mouth with every smoke. By far my favorite cigar!
Ci and fellow Aficionados this Blend has found a place in my humidor(5 Vegas Series 'A').
This wonderful Cigar out performs several big named national blends totally.This A Series blend has replaced several big named national blends ( it is that good ). This A series has found a place in my heart and pallet and my wife's as well.
You would be literally out of your mind to bypass this cigar for what ever reason it is or would be to not get yourself a box..
There where several times i had this cigar in my cart and decided to remove it to place another blend of cigar in its place.
After receiving several of these in a upgrade sampler i was thinking to myself that i should have jumped on these beauties when ihad them in my cart..
You just cannot go wrong with this blend folks. I personally guarantee it. You cannot go wrong with this beauty.
What you waiting for. Once this cigar gets in the hands of the many who will try it and order it you will be hearing a lot more about it from many..
I'm actually smoking the 5-Vegas A series Artisan (5x52) as I write this review. The A series will always be a staple in my humidor just because it's such a delicious cigar. I like the bigger gauge cigars, so the next size I might try is the Apocalypse (6x58). Either way, they are great cigars!! They remind me of the CAO Brazilia, but less expensive, better draw, smoother, and not as over the top powerful (although the Brazilia is a great cigar too). The A series is full bodied and full flavored, not a wimpy cigar by any stretch, so eat something first. I highly recommend it though. It's alot of bang for the buck.
First off... the service was fantastic. They were delivered in no time at all. I got the 5 Vegas 'A' Apocolypse... what a fantastic smoke and an even better price. My new "go-to" cigar whenever I have cigar people at the house. My humi will always have these.
This is one of my favorite smokes all time. Since I had my first one my box has not been without one. It is a wonderful full bodied smoke with plenty of flavors. I have smoked several different sizes and all are wonderful. At this time my box has several 6x58 size smokes just waiting for my pleasure. This is a smoke I would recommend to anyone that enjoys full bodied smokes.
I've read all the comments and I can't agree more. The 5 Vegas Series ''A'' is a keeper. Perfect burn, great construction,the taste, THE PRICE can't be real...DAMN!!! Everything is so awesome about this cigar. I wouldn't waste my time writing in if i wasn't OVERLY impressed!! This fine smoke and the great service,quality, AND prices from Cigar International will keep me coming back!! Thanks guys!! Hope to visit the store next time I make it back East.
I just received my (5 Vegas Series 'A') from CI and immediately fell in love. You can’t help but start drooling when you see the oily dark maduro wrapper. It is turly a beautiful cigar and the smoke is just as good as its looks. The medium to full flavored goodness has me coming back for more. I highly recommend this cigar to new comers and seasoned veterans.
One of those cigars you never want to put down. Lots of smoke and dark chocolate flavor. Beautifully rolled and pressed for a flawless burn. My favorite 5 vegas.
I usually write my fan mail to keep people from making the same mistakes that I have made with bad cigars. But with all the great reviews these cigars got (and all true) you won't need mine. Suffice it to say I love these and always would like to keep some in my humidor.
wow. this is (5 Vegas Series 'A') now now the house standard !
Received five of the 5 Vegas Series A "Archetypes" in your Maduro sampler and although I was very pleased with the entire package, the A series stood out as unquestionably the best cigar I've ever smoked. Draw, flavor, burn, package-- everything about these cigars provided me with a very enjoyable smoke. Will definitely order more of these. Thanks.
This is a great tasting cigar from start to finish, but out of the box had problems the wrapper unraveling...That being said, I still love the flavor and will continue to smoke them.
i am still new to the cigar world, but i have already tryed many 12-15 dollar cigars. i must say that to this point, this is the best cigar i have smoked yet. the draw was great and boy talk about smooth. i did not want the stogie to end, and i had a churchill. go and grab one.
Just got a sampler of "A"s. Tried the Apocalypse right away. It's easily one of my top five now. Hope the rest are as good.
I'm a maduro nut. I got this stick in a sampler pack. The first three sticks from the sampler were nothing to write home about and then I light the 5 Vega "A" and wow. Now that is what I'm looking for. It will surly find a home in humidor... Smooth and relaxing.
Smooth flavorful and clean... With a profile so intricate you'd think you paid $20 a copy... this cigar is an absolute gem. Highly recomended to anyone who appreciates maduros... and if you prefer a candela or tan wrap this may just change your mind... i absolutely love these cigars in every size ive tried... i usually tend towards gurkhas, patels, indian tabacs or checker cohibas(red dots if im too lazy to find the good stuff) but these are quickly becoming my favorites
cheap enough for a knock-around but good enough for any occasion
every cigar smoker will appreciate these
I think this is a pretty good smoke. The ones I have had so far were rolled very tight. They didn't respond well to the ole "draw poker." After saying this, they are certainly worth buying and trying.
I purchased a five pack anomaly from mmao I swear they made a mistake in pricing, this cigar is so unbelievably tastey that I returned to mmao and bought 3 more five packs (awesome price) and now I've just purchased a box of anomaly's at a incredible CI price the only problem is the wait for 2 day delivery, and the decision to smoke the last 5 Vegas anomaly in my humidor, I'm a new and faithful 5 Vegas series A fan, just hope they don't figure out they could charge a helluva lot more shhhh! Pass it on, did I tell you it was Damn tastey? It is
100% legit full/mid smoke... Premium roll, taste, and aroma. These to me are some awesome "end of a hard work week" smoke.
I just smoked the Animal S.E., and what a great smoke! All the Series 'A's are primed and ready to smoke, no aging needed.
Well, here ya go. This is one of the cheaper smokes I have and It is just as fine as a smoke three times as much. No sh-t, it is awsome. This is up there and I love it. This is the only smoke I have ever posted TWICE on.
Nice medium-bodied smoke. Started smooth, built in the middle, finished stronger. I'll definitely buy more.
First time I smoked this I thought. "This is weird." It had a distinct flavor and aroma so unlike any cigar I had ever tried. I thought I didn't really like it so I gave a bunch to friends at my "Holy Smokes" bible study. I had a few more so I decided to try again. "Hey, this thing IS really different than most others" I thought to myself, but this time I liked it. Had another later that day. Then another the day after that. I like a lot of different cigars and would never want the "A" exclusively, but this is the ONLY cigar that makes me reflexively and involuntarily smile when I hit it all the way to the nub! The 5 Vegas "AAA" is an AJ Fernandez creation with much more traditional maduro flavors. It also is very good, but it does not make me smile as much as the original "A"
After smoking a few of the Apocalypses, I've found them to be just OK cigars. The fat size of this cigar makes it much more on the mild-medium side. The flavors are pretty unique and definitely worth a try however if you prefer a more full-bodied smoke, go for the smaller gauge. I didn't find the kick that I wanted in the 58 gauge.
Been smoking on and off for 10 years, not heavily but enough to know what I enjoy. My favorite "go to" (not break the bank) smokes are Carlos Turano Exodus Gold 1959 and the CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro. I love a chocolatey smoke and I love a good box press, what can I say. Not sure why, I've ALWAYS had a reliable, cool burning, full flavor profile from every single stick of those two labels. Don't have as much time to sit and puff these days so I get petites, just ordered the Cinco Vegas 'A' petite package with the box press "freebie", hoping they live up to the hype and can take their place alongside my other full bodied favorites. Will report back once I've experienced them.
-New CI Convert and Loving It
Beer(Left Hand Milk Stout) + Vegas 5 A Archetype = amazing combo! IMHO... When you burn to the nub and want another you know it's good....
this cigars so good im surprised its not illegal...............ive said too much, big brother might be watching
What a great cigar, full but smooth, even burn and great taste...these will have plenty of room in my humidor.
Received one of these in my 5 Vegas sampler pack, by far one of my favorite smokes yet, and it's very reasonably priced which is awesome! Still exploring the different types of smoke in the cigar world, but I see myself returning to this one. Give'er a try, I think you'll like!
I found this brand by accident and boy what a surprise! While I like most of the 5 Vegas line the Series A is my favorite. I love a big ring gauge and the Apocolypse really satisfies my need for Big! I still prefer my CAO Brazilia but this is damn close in my opinion to being a clone.
Picked up a 5 pack of the 'Anomaly'. I'm a newbie when its comes to cigars but have tried quite a bunch and must say this is money well spent! Not the best smoke I've had but not the worst either. Burned it down to the nub and enjoyed every last minute of it. Can't wait to try the other 5 Vegas' I got!
RECEIVED 10 0F THE 8.5" FRIGGIN A....GREAT SMOKE BUT TOO LONG OF A DRAW. CUT THEM IN 1/2 AND ENJOY.
Great maduro flavor, although not complex, just great taste all the way through. I had the archetype, and i smoked it faster than most robustos it was so tasty. Will buy again
I'm pretty new to being exclusively in the cigar culture (smoked cigarettes for many years), but I have herfed a lot of stogies in my years on this earth. I recieved a Torpedo 5 Vegas 'A' in an in store sampler pack from CI, and, Oh....My god!!!! I LOVE THIS CIGAR!!!! It is my favorite so far, out of all that I have tried. Love the Fuente's I've tried, but this has a whole depth of flavor that I can't begin to put into words. I wanted to, and did, smoke this stogie until I was drawing ash!!!
Just finished one of these and absolutely loved it! I'm a big fan of the Triple A and figured I'd give this one a try. I was not disappointed. Everything from 5 Vegas so far has been great. Excellent construction with a perfect draw. Lot of smooth flavor and medium-full body. I would highly recommend these to anyone who loves a lot of flavor in their cigars.
What can I say? Great cigar, I love it. The 5 vegas line is one of my favorites, tied with gurkha and AJ fernandez
I just recieved these beauties (5 Vegas Serie 'A') from half way around the world and they were well worth it! Plain and simple, the best cigar I have smoked in years and so worth the price. I can't help but to smoke one after another!
I got this in a sample pack earlier this week. My first taste of any 5 Vegas. I felt like treating it like a fudgcicle on a hot summer day. Start to finish it was great.
I was prepared not to like these based on my less than favorable experience with a "Gold" I had smoked. Mine arrived in a 60 ring sampler pack and surprised the hell out of me. Great flavor in a nice smooth smoke. They don't have a lot of spice (try the AAA for that) which is great for me. I heartily recommend the 5 Vegas A!
Without a doubt, the best maduro cigar I have ever smoked! The chunky robusto delivers billows of palette pleasing smoke & a medium bodied flavor that can only be described as heavenly. Expresso notes mingle with mellow spice, from the 1st puff until the last. Affordable cigars of this quality is why 5 Vegas is a top seller!
I smoke the Atomic gordo robusto & it has quickly become my go to maduro. The look, the taste, everything about this lip smacking vitola screams quality! Wow! How does 5 Vegas & the loony toons who run CI manage to get such a super premium maduro into my humidor at such a discount price. Every order I put in will include a 10 pack of these chocolaty, palate pleasing beauties. I doubt there is a better maduro available at twice the price. Keep up the good work!
Archetype (toro) (6.0"x50) Series A is a beautifully made cigar. Draw is perfect...Nice even burn...Beautiful oily wrapper. Starts out mild and builds with taste right to the end. You won't want to put this A+++ cigar down until you burn your fingers.
I was fortunate enough to have one of these thrown in with the Cigar of The Month Club. The Series A Animal is a beast! Loved it from start to finish. When I make some room in the humidor, a box of Series A will be on my list.
First time buyer, and just trying my hand on a large selection. First cigar smoked outside of your general store brands was the Anomaly.... fantastic, instantly made me happy with my purchase from the very start to finish. I didn't want to stop.... I felt the need to light up another. Best hour and a half I can remember in a long time. Very highly recommended for a nice long and smooth burn.
These are the only 5 Vegas that I....do not care for. I typically prefer maduros and looks-wise, these are great, but I keep finding this cigar too harsh for my taste, even after over a year of aging in my humi. I think I've figured it out, though. I just don't like Costa Rican wrappers. If you know that's not an issue for yourself, go for it.
I have only tried the 4.5" X 54 spark plug of a gordo rothschild, but I would bet all the sizes in the line are top notch. I grabbed 10 for a discount & have 1 left that I eyeball daily, but haven't smoked because it's my last 1 & I can't run out! Seriously, this is one damn fine maduro 'gar by any standard. Loaded with flavor & flawlessly presented for your enjoyment, for a bargain basement price. 5 Vegas rocks & the str8 jacket gang @ CI continue to give great discounts, so life is sweet & not a day goes by that I don't spark up @ least 1 of their fine offerings...
Step in folks, I am going on a ramble. I've enjoyed the 5 Vegas smokes I've had in the past. They're never going to be a mind-bending excursion into new realms of cigar flavour, but they are never going to lead you astray. They're priced right, available, reliable, and tasty, which pretty much meets my criteria for a daily smoker. I smoke almost exclusively coronas, and I snagged a mazo of Series A 'Anomalies' during a Daily Deal.
I am seriously bumming out that I didn't get four or five. I pop the box and pull out four fivers, and we are talking SERIOUSLY yellowed cello. I am thinking, "Hey, already aged...sweet!" and toss them in the humi to rest.... Skip ahead a week....I break open a fiver and snag one, give it a little squish and a smell...smooth, cedary, oily, dark tobacco dominates. I shake her out of the cello and give her a look. Mildly veiny wrapper, but solid, sturdy construction, pretty much what I have come from 5 Vegas as far as quality. Again, not amazing, but consistent and reliable. Then I look closer...and closer. "What is this?" I think as I pull out my pocketknife and pop the tape on the cedar wrap. Lo, what a beautiful sight it was...underneath those layers of yellowed cellophane and Spanish cedar lie a sight almost too beautiful for words: plume. I rubbed my eyes and looked closer. No doubt about it...that black, oily tobacco laid itself down a nice crystalline pillow to sleep in. See what I am saying about being bummed that I didn't buy five!? The cigar was about what I expected...a nice medium, medium-full stick, in this case with the added bonus of a nice aging. I would buy more of these aged sticks in a heartbeat, and I've already snagged a box so I can gift and smoke these aged sticks while I await another wave in the cooler-dor. Thanks, CI! If I worked there, I might not have been so quick to let these out the door!
I'm smoking the 5 Vegas Series A Archtype right now that I got in the Legal Limit 18-Cigar Sampler and this is a great cigar so far. The aroma and taste is really good. A medium-full bodied smoke with nice, even burn and plumes of smoke with each puff. Goes well with a nice cup of coffee like I'm having at the moment. Definitely a must try if you haven't had one yet. If you like medium-full bodied cigars go for it and order a couple, you won't be disappointed!
Not too bad. About what you would expect for a fairly cheap smoke. Burns a little unevenly, but usually catches itself up. Never went out until around mid band level. Some dark chocolate and sweet tobacco in there from what I can tell, but I'm no expert. Around mid band level it started getting nasty so I put it out. Bought a 5 pk sampler in churchill size. If I buy again it will be in a shorter version. It's a nice smoke; just don't expect anything out of this world with this one.
Damn good smoke. This is a smoke you need to keep on hand at all times. It's that good.
Can't say enough good about these guys. Great med-full Maduro, best 5 Vegas to date!!
Got onto these on a special! 39.94 for 4 5 packs, box pressed beautiufully constructed smokes.Great full draw and full flavor...highly enjoyable!
This cigar has become my go-to cigar. Words cannot describe the value of the 'A' series. I've gone through several boxes of these and none of them have disappointed yet. It's always been a consistent draw, and I've never needed to correct any of them. The flavor goes well with pretty much any drink I can throw at it (any kind of whiskey, coffee, stouts, lagers, even Coke). While I find that most cigars don't get warmed up until the second third, this one gets started much sooner and stays good much longer, it's a real finger burner. What attracted me most to this cigar is that it leaves an excellent taste that begs you to light up another after you're done. I decided to try it on a whim since my father had a few extras, and haven't looked back since. I daresay the flavor and quality alone stands up to most high-end cigars, and the price can't be beat. I cannot sing enough praises about this cigar, buy a box and you won't regret it!
Got to buy these if you like full flavor with lots of smoke. Best 5 Vegas I've ever had and I would say out performs many higher priced cigars. I found these on one of the CI deals once but would gladly pay full price for these.
Much like the great majority of the 140+ accounts before this one, Iam here to Hail Caesar, not to bury him. I am slowly working my way through every size that 5 Vegas Series A has to offer. My latest glowing report is about the delicious Gordo Robusto, Apotheosis. @ 5.5" X 55, it is the perfect size for an hour+ of enjoyment. The double "Double Nickle" configuration that is very popular lately. The box pressed presentation is ideal @ this size & Apotheosis sits gloriously on the lips. I started one year ago with a box of Anomaly Coronas & instantly fell in love. Ready to go right "off the truck". Since they are post roll aged, they perform stupendously. Next, was 10 Atomic Gordo Rothschilds, which I snagged for 2 bones per stick. I paid 3 clams for a "tenner" of Triple A's, because I had to try them. They are similar, while at the same time, quite different from the A's, which is difficult for me to explain. Love them too. I have had a few Alphas, 4 or 5 Artisans, several Archetypes & a handful of Apostles. I just received my latest 5 Vegas Series A offering today, a Mazo of 10 of the Apotheosis for $25.00. I am currently smoking & thoroughly enjoying one as I type. I also have 2 Bundles of the Animal Gordo Perfectos en route from Tampa, again for a mere 2 dollars apiece. That's the thing with this blend in particular & 5 Vegas products in general. You often find it on sale. It is used extensively in samplers & sometimes has a "Freebie" attached. I don't feel like I am overstating my position when I say, "All things considered, like cost, quality, taste, consistency, construction, availability, brand name recognition & one of the most groovy bands in the biz, Series A is @ least as good as almost any Maduro & way better than most. That is my position & I am am sticking to it. Rating is a solid 92/100.
If you are looking for the perfect medium-full flavored cigar, look no further! Smooth, creamy, a bit of glory with every puff. Thanks CI for the awesome prices!
FORGETABOUTIT!!!!!! This week's end of April 2014 special, 20 x 5 Vegas 'Series A' President Size (8.5x52) for ONLY 45$ + 5$ shipping. 50 bucks, has never been spent so well in my life! I don't know why I"m telling you all this!, I'll try to buy another 20 before they go out of stock! So until then, FORGETABOUTIT!!!!!
So I just got done one of these bad boys that I got from a CI Sampler. I not only moved to Florida recently, but have taken up cigars again after many many years of abstinence. A neighbor recommended I try a sampler he bought from CI and I couldn't resist the very attractive offer. This 5 Vegas is amazing! Imagine my surprise at a beautiful AND deliciously dark and chewy maduro, box-pressed big boy that just billowed beautiful, delicious smoke. You could almost chew on this cigar, but it's too beautiful to! And at the prices they want for these, it's nearly unfair. I got screwed big time on a box and a bundle I bought 3 weeks back from another site. The $60 box brand won't stay lit or burn properly, and the $30 bundle is too disgusting to smoke. These, oh why didn't I just buy these?! Delicious.
AMAZING. DELICIOUS CIGAR THAT IS EYE-OPENING... I will admit, the only reason I tried this cigar and the only reason I WOULD HAVE tried this cigar was due to the fact I bought a sampler it came in. I do not care for powerful or spicy/fuller-bodied cigars and rarely a Maduro. This oily , dark-black wrapper is the type of cigar I MIGHT smoke once a year after a big meal on a special occassion, only when it was an option I had to take. BUT MAN O MAN, Was I wrong about this - Delicious! Chewy, rich, meaty cigar with flavors that just need to be chewed on to believed...and so rich but smooth - no overpowering body, no cigar-ruining spice or funk, no hint of bitterness or anything negative at all - I was amazed at this. Really, truly, it was delicious. I couldn't believe how much I loved this cigar, it was eye-opening. I ordered another sampler and I regretted my actions - I should have just bought a box of these, they were outstanding. I only hope they go down in price so I can buy them up like anything, brosephs and barristers. Delicious.
Very mild for a maduro, but definitely flavorful!! Not a super explosive or complex smoke, but definitely noticeable!! For the price, it is a very good deal for such a delicious cigar!
I have to agree with the person before me, great with scotch. After a sip of scotch and draw on the stick in about a minute I get strong cocoa on the back of my palette and down my throat, what an experience. Maybe my next one will be with a peaty malt or a strong stout.
I'm a huge 5 Vegas fan, and when I saw the Series A Anomalies on Make Me An Offer I couldn't resist. All I can say is wow, this is one of the best cigars in the 5 Vegas line and one of the best I've smoked yet.
Thru the years I have smoked many cigars, some very memorable and others not. This cigar is by far the best way to get your "Happy-Face" going. Always wonderful from beginning to end, never disappointing. Great job!!!
I bought a bundle of 10 of the "Atomic" Gordo Robusto (4.5'' x 54) from CI's MMAO as part of my "to myself Christmas gift" this past Christmas. Delivery was about 4-5 days (not bad) and they arrived tightly wrapped and well packaged with no damage. This was my first time trying anything from the 5 Vegas line so when they arrived I dove right in. I don't generally put too much emphasis on a "right out of the mail" cigar as many variables are at play when a gar has been out of the humi and in the mail for almost a week, but I am as eager as kid with a new toy to try it out (as kind of a "control" test). At first glance, this is a very sexy looking cigar. Cedar wrapped, minimal veins, tight seams, tight pack, and a well placed double cap. The stick didn't feel or look flimsy at all, but rather robust and well made. It smelled of earth, cedar, sweet hay, and barnyard. It cut, toasted, and lit perfectly with plumes of thick white smoke. The draw was absolutely flawless. The flavors suprised me! I was not expecting a fresh out of the mail stick to be so vibrant. Right off the bat, a creamy cocoa flavor mingled with a sweet, earthy hay and toasted nuts hit me. It finished on the medium side (not too long, but not too short) with a nice aged, woody flavor that left a plesent oily feel on the lips. The smoke off the foot had a very nice aroma and was enough to put a hive of bees at ease. It transitioned about halfway through and lost most of the creamy cocoa but amped up the toasted nuts and added a nice leathery flavor. The finger burning nub came at about 1 hour 15 min. in. I truly hated to see the end, but loved the journey it took me on. I tried another about two months later, after resting them in my humidor, and believe me when I say that the flavors only got better. These babies burn razor sharp, slow, and need no attention what-so-ever. The only drawback that I found is that I have a hard time letting them rest between puffs. Other cigars I enjoy: Gran Habano, PDR, Oliva.
This is my 3rd cigar so far. I had previously tried the 5 Vegas Gold (which I loved) and was moving down the line trying each that my combo pack came with. I thought because the wrapper was much darker it would be a lot heavier in flavor. A lot more bite. Boy was I ever wrong, this was smooth from start to finish with a great flavor. Since I got 10 in the pack, I also gave one to my cousin. We lit up and could swear we tasted a dark roast black coffee. Though it was smooth and tasty without any bitterness. As we got to the midway point it picked up the Cedar taste from the wrappers, though to me it tasted a little bit closer to Oak. The two flavors combined together and stayed true till I had a nub between my fingers. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to give them a try. They are worth it.
Saved this cigar for a time I could sit down to smoke this beast and appreciate all of it. I was surprised at all the smoke coming from a big cigar. Taste, feel, and burn (a solid 2+ hours, one touchup) were spot on, no issues at all. I really enjoyed this cigar.
I love the 5 Vegas maduros; all of them. Great sweet aged tobacco flavors.
One of my favorites. Great for a late night smoke. Goes well with scotch.