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Overall Rating 4.76 out of 5 Based on 21 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Dark Shark”

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5 out of 5
Dark Shark . . . this Shark Definately Doesn't Bite . . .
This is my everyday cigar . . . it's hard to believe that these used to be on "the Unsmokables" list. the price still isn't bad for these cigars . . . and they are not a mild smoke by any stretch . . . all i know is i like them and always order two bundles at a time. these are worth a try . . .
5 out of 5
Dark Shark Churchills always please and burn GREAT. Have been enjoying them for some time. Have tried othere at a much greater cost and always return to Dark Shark. Thank you CI for offering them.
5 out of 5
Dark Shark - Churchill
A very good value for the price
5 out of 5
Noumber one in my book
Noumber one in my book
5 out of 5
Dark Shark Churchill
great cigar
5 out of 5
Dark Shark's Good Smoke
Been buying the The Dark Sharks for a few times now. Slow burn, mellow flavor, very enjoyable and at the right price.
5 out of 5
Good quality, nice smoke
This cigar is a great value and is as good as some higher priced cigars.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Good flavor, good, easy draw.
5 out of 5
Good cigar at a great price!
Good cigar for an every day smoke, easy draw, good smoke and flavor. Others have complained about bitter cigars but after 100+ Dark Sharks I have not had a bad one yet.
4 out of 5
Dark Shark Churchill
In the glory days I could afford the best smokes but retirement and other things bring humbler times. These are acceptable everyday cigars that serve the purpose OK. Quality is subjective and these are not my beloved Fuentes… but, sigh, they’ll do.
5 out of 5
Good purchase
I like to write reviews after trying a few. This cigar is very relaxing and enjoyable to smoke. Stays lit very well, I liked the price I paid, and as a young college student on a budget price is everything. Cost to taste ratio, great. Especially for something of this size. Smooth taste, I even enjoyed it over some of the Man O' Wars I have smoked (And AJ Fernandez is a MASTERMIND!)
5 out of 5
Great Fine for a cheap smoke
Great Fine for a Cheap Smoke !! I bought a bundle not expecting much more then a smoke while mowing cigar. Wow very impressed smokes smooth, stays lit, and at a great price
4 out of 5
Dark shark is a good, basic cigar. Well made, few problems with them, smooth full flavor; but nothing extremely special. A great every day cigar.
2 out of 5
only fair
some smoke poorly do not burn quite right makes a not so enjoyable smoke
5 out of 5
A favorite inexpensive maduro
Maduros are my go to smoke. Dark Shark fits the flavor profile I enjoy and they're priced so I can always keep some in the humidor. Wrapper is a little thin, but the stick gets my thumbs up.
5 out of 5
Great inexpensive smoke
Great inexpensive smoke
5 out of 5
dark shark a nice catch
I get these for my dad. He usually prefers a fuller bodied cigar, but raves about these. I'm sure it is a combo of price, size, flavor, and best of all, a fun name. The fact that he lives in Florida and loves to fish for black-tip sharks doesn't hurt either!
5 out of 5
Great cigars at a fantastic price
Great cigars at a fantastic price
5 out of 5
james Cleveland Ohio
Very good smokeNot as smooth as a Perdomo but for the price and taste wonderful. Delivery was almost as fast as just logged out the computer and they were there. Have bought before and will keep buying
5 out of 5
dark shark
a dark cigar at a great price good combination.
5 out of 5
Good cigar!
For the price, it's a really good cigar! I buy them by the box and usually have one a day!
Customer Testimonials
Great budget smoke.
Wow! I received them yesterday and am trying one now. They light easy. Quite a bit of smoke, just what I like. Extremely smooth and creamy. Hold ash great and burn even. I've smoked some that cost three times more and were no better. I have had no problems with having to relight. The Churchill easily burns for an hour to two. I will be ordering more!
I have ordered 60 Sharks, the last batch had some loose rolls & was a tough draw. Overall a bargain, just know that the roll is a bit inconsistent and you might get some that might frustrate you.
Not a bad cheap stick. 2nd buy and would buy again.
This cigar had a great draw and some bite to it. If you are venturing into uncharted waters, the Dark Shark is a great stick.
As others have said, great outdoor smoke. More on the mild side of mild-medium, which was somewhat surprising. Good construction and a nice wrapper. I get about 3 ashes (roughly halfway down the cigar) before it gets harsh and I stop enjoying it. That's about 45 minutes - perfect for outdoor grilling!
I received these when I purchased the "Bender-ender" I believe and was very surprised at how smooth and tasty they are for a low priced cigar. My cigar expert friends were also pretty impressed. Slow burn and great taste.
I have not bought or tried every cigar; however, after 15 years of cigars, I do believe that the Dark Shark is the best value. I have had a few $8 cigars that were better... but at this price point or any other price point, this cigar is hard to beat.
Wow what a good smoke for $1.25 a stick. I smoked alot of them at least 75 or more and have not had one bad one yet. This is a great everyday smoke I will always come back to.
Best bang for the buck ever!
Good for the price. Decent smoke.
You people really should stop praising this sweet ceegar. They get backordered WAY too often now;)
Decent cigar. If you look at it from this perspective, you are getting a lot of cigar tobacco for the price. I'm smoking one now and you can taste the sweetness first thing.
Received a double bundle from my son as a birthday gift, first timer and I fell in love with the #darkshark, and will be getting more in the near future. At first I read all the reviews I saw when I googled #darkshark and was thinking why did I pick these ones, but after the first smoke im glad I did. Added to my ATF list thank you CI!
Great plumes, smooth draws, rich and mellow flavor. Great all day smoke and inexpensive enough to share.
These are truly underdogs. I believe these are my new favorite daily smoke. CI, you've got the best selection in town.
This is a great cigar!
Excellent smokes, and got them at such a great deal on CI's "Make Me An Offer" I can afford to hand them out to friends. Don't under estimate the sharks!
A great everyday smoke, for me anyway. I see these are on Backorder. Here's to hoping CI gets more in soon!
This cigar was way better than I expected. I had to try one right away straight out of the box and I loved it. I'll be letting the rest age properly and rehydrate in my humidor awhile to get the full flavor effect and I will be getting more of these to use as my knock around cigars.
Ok stick for the price. Definitely alot of flavor. Would buy again.
A nice smoke for cutting the lawn or washing the car. I enjoy this cigar and it's at a reasonable price.
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Great value in a buck and a quarter cigar. I have paid a lot more, and got a lot less. Probably the best in it's price range. Can't be beat for an everyday cigar.
Great cigar for the price. I have shared them with friends and they like them. Better than some more expensive brands. Have been my favorite for two years. Unfortunately on back order now. Hope they'll been in stock soon
Read all of the reviews, and thought it's too good to be true. So I bought a bundle, and much to my surprise...the reviews were spot on. Not the greatest, or best looking. But damn it's got pretty good flavour for about a buck a piece! Will definitely buy more soon, very soon. Thank you CI!
Great cigars. Can't be beat for$25.00 for 20. Unbelievable.
I work as a contractor in the middle east and smoke these beauties daily. (Thank the gods for APO.) Easy to lite, lots of smoke, smooth draw and even burn. It's the ones I carry on me as my go-to smoke. Luv 'em. Nuff said.
Dark Shark are VERY good and priced right = I highly recommend them and would compare them to any top shelf brand. They remind me of Cohiba cigars of the same style. Enough said!!!
I totally enjoyed them.. nice burning. just rite..
Very goog cigar, slow burning, great aroma, but the flavor is the best. You can not find a better cigar for the price
Good smoke for the money!
You cannot beat this deal, I've got all of Dayton, Ohio smoking these.
Exactly what the description said it was. Not the best cigar that I've ever had, but definitely worth keeping in the rotation (especially for the unbeatable price). Great golf course cigar.
Bought it...... Love it........Each puff is freaking..... WOW!!!!!!!! Became an instant fan.....Should have bought 2 mazos instead of something else I ordered......Hats off to Dark Shark........The Dominican Republic....The land of beautiful women and great cigars....
As an avid Maduro smoker, I am continually looking for reasonably priced sticks. This cigar is a huge find. My only regret is it's only offered in one size. The 7x50 is a 45 minute endeavor and I prefer a little bigger ring. Great roll, great flavor, great ash. In a blind taste test, I would put this cigar up against those costing 3 times as much.
A solid, but frustrating, cigar. Inconsistent to say the least, BUT man oh man, you can hit the jackpot with the good ones. In my bundle, I had probably 5-6 that were "holy cow, this is bad". Incredibly bitter, leaving that terrible taste in your mouth that you don't often come across these days. But on the other end, there were also about 5-6 cigars that were INCREDIBLE, particularly for the price. The good ones were much smoother than expected, with a more-than-fair amount of flavor, and even burn throughout. Given the price of these, I'll likely be buying again just for the upside of the good ones.
I am now a big fan of this cigar. I actually disagree with the blurb by the company, this is a very good looking, and well constructed cigar, made with quality tobaccos. I would agree with all of the positive comments here.
Got the Dark Shark because I heard so many reviews about it. The first day I got them I smoked one and it fell apart, it was very very dry and the taste was very strong. The flavors throughout the whole cigar changed. After two weeks in my wineador they acclimated quite nicely. The cigar has the perfect feel. And the wrapper is staying intact. Although it is very peppery at the beginning the rest of the cigar is very nice for the price. Good consistent burn and plenty of smoke. I think I will let the rest of the mazo sit and try them again two more weeks. I recommend trying it for the price.
I didn't expect a whole lot from this cigar...Don't get me wrong this is not a bad smoke but the flavor was unexpectedly strong and it's a flavor dark shark owns all to itself! For a point of referenceas to my taste my go to stick is a Punch maduro. All in all the Dark Shark is worth the little money it costs.
I bought a bundle based on the price/reviews. They are pretty well constructed and burn pretty evenly. The best thing I can say about the flavor is that its not terrible, just not very good, instead of pepper I get a touch of bitterness. I've paid more for worse cigars and these would be tolerable or even an enjoyable change of pace for an occasional smoke, but not an everyday 'gar for me.
I ordered a mazo of 20 of these based on the fan mail that I have read on these. I'll say that for a buck a piece you really can't beat it, especially if you're looking for a maduro on a budget. I've smoked about 8 of the 20 I received. The day after I received them I lit one up. As I lit the first one, the first 1/4 of the cigar wrapper began to crack from the heat. This could have been due to temperature fluctuations or maybe being a little drier than optimal from transport. The cigar burned fairly well with an even burn with a max of 3/4 inch of ash before falling off. Flavor was good and pretty smooth. Since the first one I've had others that have wrappers crack during the smoke. It may not be a great cigar but it's decent. Take your time and enjoy this smoke slowly. Take care not to puff too frequently and over heat the unburning tobacco in the cigar. In this cigar I've noticed that harsh flavors will creep in from smoking too quickly. Great for outdoors or for some decent smokes to hand out to guests.
Have turned a few of buddies on to this stick. They can't believe what this one costs. Never fail to impress anybody I give this to.
I bought my first bundle of these a few years ago and was the first to review them. At that time the wrapper was a medium brown and mottled. The wrapper is now considerably darker and a true maduro. It is also more firmly packed now than it was years ago. I also find that is a different blend in my opinion. I might be wrong. It doesn't seem as spicy or as sweet as it used to be. Still a pretty good stick, with a little more robust body than it used to have. A good buy none the less.
Well my worst fears have come true. Just smoked my last one. Have been trying to reorder but on backorder. Hope they get them soon. Really don't like the thought of this being my last dark shark!
I have smoked alot of cigars in my 44 years. For the money I have yet to find anything close to these. Hope they keep these for a long time or at least let me know if they are going to quit carrying them so I can order up a bunch of them. Better than alot of smokes that cost alot more.
Wow, these are great smokes. And not just for the price. I spent a weekend camping with my buds up in the mountains. I took along a 20 pack of DS's and handed them out all weekend. The guys flipped. Great taste, smooth aftertaste and even burn! They couldn't understand how I could be handing out $3-$4 cigars like they were Swisher Sweets! I'll never tell. lol
This is a damn good smoke. Got a batch of them delivered here in Afghansitan, and they are the perfect end of the day smoke. Don't let the price fool you, they are a good smoke.
Wish we could get these in bundles of 25 instead of 20. Super good smokes that I realized how good they are after smoking other brands from CI and another company. My wife doesn't smoke, but even she smoked one the other day and actually liked it. (Hope she doesn't like them too good or we might fight over them) Hope CI doesn't run out of them!! To me, these are as good or better than the high dollar premiums.
I am surprised that these are not at least $3 each. I have tried each of the unsmokeables, this is by far and away the best of the group. I have had $5 cigars that were not as good. These are quickly turning into my regular daily smoke.
This is my go to cigar for working in the yard, put them in the humi for a month or two they get better with age.
As my interest of cigars has been growing I have decided to help others pick the right cigar for them by rating every one in my collection. These are my opinions and are not meant to be taken too critically. Scale 1-5 Wrapper: (5) Perfection! Never seen a better wrapper Taste: (3) Wierd aftertaste, but it grows on you quickly Burn: (5) Perfectly even and smooth! Almost a flat tip burn Feeling: (3) Relaxing and the kinda cigar you can kinda just carry around and puff as you please This in my opinion is a good cigar and is in the wrong section. Price wise, it is king. Can compete with cigar selling 5 times as much
I remember when these first came out, I bought them just for the box. The cigars inside were not mind-blowing, but for the price and the novelty factor, they were an excellent buy. Grab your favorite imperial stout and let the good times roll.
Yesterday, I smoked one of these, then I smoked a Partagas 10. The Shark was the better smoke. Yes it was because the Partagas had a toothpick in it, and burned like a canoe. But the Shark could have been a MUCH worse cigar, and I still would have enjoyed it more!
Hey for a buck a smoke who is complaining. Burns even with plenty of smoke and tastes pretty good. Let them rest in the humidor and you won't be able to tell them apart from the cigars costing more.
What can I say that hasn't been said? Great every day cigar to enjoy when you don't want to break out the expensive sticks. Perfect when I want to kick back with Monday Night Football at the Fox N Hound...
Not too shabby (Dark Shark)... especially for something costing less than a buck a stick (auction 5-pack). Decent go-to cigar for futzing around the shop.
Once you get past the goofy name and cartoon band, (the reason I bought them) you have a nice cigar (Dark Shark). I have already smoked about a dozen and each Dark Shark burn even, has an easy draw, and a spicey medium strenght. Ordering more now before the rush.
Because of the price I decided to try the Dark Shark. Cheap and yes the band is cartoonish. Yet I am cheap and always looking for a decent cigar at a discount price.This ain't a bad cigar. I bought the Churchill for !9.99/25. It is a decent knock around cigar that is medium in body with a significant spicyness and a slight sweet undertone. It burns flawlessly and has a very easy draw--almost too easy as it seems to burn quickly and draw too easily. The wrapper is not a maduro. The wrapper is medium dark and mottled in color. Perhaps a Sumatra? Over-all it's a good everyday, knock-around cigar with good flavor, yet don't confuse it with a premium. It's a a very good affordable cigar.