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I ordered these based-on an e-mail ad from CI and I'm convinced I should just start going with CI's recommendations exclusively.
These are great! Nice aroma, white ash, and can be smoked at a relaxed pace. I like a cigar that'll stay lit if it's put down for a few minutes. I was working on a backyard lighting project and lit one for the first time to try it. I liked it right out of the gate. At one point I realized it'd been almost ten minutes since my last draw and I expected to have to relight. I picked it up and it was still "idling" patiently.
It was good all the way down, and in fact, I peeled the band off so I could get one more inch.
Will definitely order again.
A very excellent mild to medium smoke with an outstanding flavor. One of the outstanding value cigars from the DR I've EVER tasted. I smoked the little bitty Robusto (4x48) from a few years ago, purchased from CI, and it was wonderful. Jump on these!
I picked up a bundle of these on a special offer and boy was it a "special offer". I mostly smoke medium and medium-full cigars and usually maduros, but occasionally need to go to the lighter side. I love this cigar. The draw was perfect, the burn was perfect, no construction issues at all. The only problem is that I only got one bundle. I shoud have bought a truck load.
I have been smoking cigars for 12 years but only full time within the last 8 months since that is when I discovered CI. I have tried numerous brands looking for a solid smoke that fits my palate and my wallet. I prefer mild to medium sticks though I absolutely love Montecristo White label as well as their classic. They are my special occasion smokes. I have smoked several of Gurkha's blends and like the Castle Hall but the last half is too strong for me (I still will buy more). I adore La Aurora 2nds but they just don't fit for an every day smoke (I have reordered them though). Then entered the Felipe Dominicana. Wow is this ever a sheep in wolfs clothes. The pre light smell and taste (I like to taste the cigar before smoking) is very flavorful, almost completely satisfying by itself. It leaves a wondeful hint of aged tobaco on the palate. The light is equally impressive with suttle hints of spice and pepper. The smoke itself is light but ample (difficult to explain so just buy them). The construction is spot on as well as the draw. The Robusto is a the perect size for a every day cigar and I will buy these til CI does not carry them anymore. Then if I must I will buy from other competitors. They are simply that good.
I actually split a bundle of 20 with my father, needless to say he never got his half.......
This is a good cigar... nice thick creamy smoke... never overwhelming... decent burn throughout... smooth almost perfect draw... a little on the warm side near the last third but never bitter... smoked this one to the nub... will definitely recommend this one... and will be buying more... thanks CI...
Great smoke, great draw and reasonably priced. What else can a cigar smoker ask for?
Very good "daily" cigar or a very casual cigar that you could share at a party and what not. Great aroma, burns very even, mild to medium flavor. I was very happy with this cigar. I received one with one of CI sampler packages. My wife loved the aroma, hints of pepper...woody, and something that I could not place. I liked so much that I'm ordering a box of 20 right now and to my surprise...they are on sale! Go ahead and give'em a try, you will be happy that you did!
I have about 1.125" of unburnt smoke sitting here as I write this. Hope to convey my thoughts as freshly as possible on this one. At first sniff I thought this one that came part of a sampler was just a cheap POS, but after burning it down I did a 180. It really didn't smell too great before being lit. So far I'm favoring Oliva and Kinky, but this one is almost as good overall, but at a much more friendly MSRP. I was mostly impressed with the construction and fill amount which resulted in a favorable draw, but sadly a weak and short ash. I have no favorite at this point, just a couple of prefered ones really, but will be putting this one at the top of my list of budget smokes. Overall I think that this was quite a decent stick for the price and would recommend.
In my storage I came across a couple boxes of these FG Dominicana in the "Special T" torpedo size. I was planning on donating them for a benefit golf tournament for an order of Dominican religious sisters (what ... would I donate Nicaraguans?) Just to make sure they were okay, I broke the seal and cello. Boy they looked & smelled beautiful as I opened the cedar-lined box. I lit one up and it was very smooth and good mild to medium tobacco flavors. Really enjoyed it, and shouldn't have a problem getting a decent donation for each during the tournament. Wish there were more boxed torpedos available on sale. You would easily pay $5-10 for a cigar of this quality in the B&M (the ones I have are at least a couple years old).
I like these! Any chance of being able to order anymore Boa's? Please try to get these in sometime between now and next broccoli season.
I'm shocked at how good this cigar was. My wife ordered me a sampler bag for my birthday and this was my favorite by a mile out of the whole lot. The CI review was dead on. Fearing the worst I saved it for last....I will be ordering more of these soon. Thank you CI for introducing me to this cigar. -SSG Chrest
Can't pin down the interesting taste. Try it and see if you have ever tasted anything like it. Innocent mild-to-medium strength.
A decent mild to med. smoke. No burn issues or "sponginess", which is surprising at this price point. Will reorder if still around when I need a refill.
These are great for an everyday mild smoke... Well made, even burn, smooth to the finish...I've got Baccarats, Edge Lites, Acids and Java Maduros in the Humi.. For the money, I'll keep buying these.. Very enjoyable...
Well constructed with a great burn. You won't mistake it for anything above a $2 stick but your paying under $2 so all is well. First 1/3 generic at best. Mid stick flavor gets much better and by nub your puffin a med-full in my opinion. After my snob words...yeah, I'd smoke another!
These had poor construction, but taste was decent.
As always I don't like to be negative, however these just are not my cup of tea.
I got one of these out of a brown bag sampler and prefer to not research any of the sticks until after I've smoked them. The first inch or so was a little rough (maybe I over-toasted it? I'm still new to this), but it soon turned around and was very pleasant down to the end. I couldn't tell you the specifics on the flavor, but it was mild and enjoyable and now that I see the price, I would definitely consider ordering more of these to have on hand. Thanks, CI!
This is my current favorite inexpensive bundle. It always burns clean with an interesting cinnamon-like spice.
Kind of a vanilla flavor; very smooth. Nice, even burn.
Recently ordered the corona-sized bundled cigars on closeout special at CI. Though not as flavorful and substantial as the small robusto (4x48) which is no longer made, these were a milder reminder of the pleasures of yesteryear. Wrapper is a bit flimsy; taste is mild-medium but okay, and the price is certainly right.
These are really sweet; for the price, they are a wonderful everyday stick.
....I'm a fan of CI's cigars and their shipping. This Felipe Dominicana bundle smelled good as well as felt good. There were some color differences, but that makes no difference to me and I got them on sale for $12.50 (5.5 x 43). I'll put them in the humi and try one this weekend.
Ordered these as a bundle of 20 based off of an email. When I opened the package I got really excited because of all of the different aromas. The wrapper is really soft and the stick itself is lighter weight-wise than most other cigars I have had. This cigar has a fantastic draw and amazing taste. Definitely a mild to medium, the mild being the vanilla and cedar tastes and the medium being the peppery taste throughout. I did not feel comfortable smoking it down to the nub with the wrapper being so soft. Overall a decent cigar, especially for the price, just think that the wrapper is extremely poor.
Wow! that is all I have to say. I just got them in the mail right now. I opened one and smoked one. They are amazingly good for the price. Very smooth and mild taste and with a smooth draw. Smoke comes out nice and thick when exhaled. They were so good that I had to review them. They offer so much for the price. This will definitely be my everyday choice of cigar.
These little beauties are fantastic. I've smoked some very high rated cigars, but these are better than most all of them. Creamy thick smoke, great draw all the way through, taste great and absolutely no relights. And I sat it down for a while, like 5 minutes or more and came back to it two times and it never died out. It never had a harsh taste. Not even at the end. The only time I got any loose pieces, is when I got to the very end. And that's because I wanted to see what it would do if I smoked it all the way down to a doobie! This is actually an any occasion cigar for me now. And at this price my humidors will stay full. About to try these Petrus next.
I bought two bundles last week based upon the reviews. I am glad I did. This is a good cigar.
Good 1/2 hr smoke, and nice smell. At the price, you can't go wrong.
Good cigar, but almost tastes flavored like cherry. I'm not a fan of flavored cigars, but if you are you will like this.
Really, in short; these are fantastic. Well made, easy draw, great finish. Flavor consistent to the end.
My buddies are cigar snobs but these Felipe's had them fooled! Great deal and smooth for daily enjoyment.
Got these on a super low price deal, thanks CI! Very chocolatey smell before & during smoke; mild, pleasant flavor throughout. In the past I've choked my way through harsh, bitter, cheap bundled cigars- not these guys! Very smooth smoke, pretty much even burning and a medium strength ash. Loosely packed and seemed to burn a little fast, but maybe I smoked it too hard. Great value for a nice smelling & tasting cigar!
I was initially going to write an honest but negative review, but because the price point is so low, it just didn't seem fair. But over the course of this bundle, I have come to enjoy this little stick. Would not reorder and.... this is FLAVORED which to me makes it like a Black n Mild, but with better tobacco.
Not bad....and very sweet taste initially. I'll keep looking.
Man, I can't say enough about these cigars! I've been searching for a cheap, mild cigar that I'd love to buy in large quantities. These have a sweet taste, a very good aroma and are extremely enjoyable. Every now and then you get a really loosely packed cigar which is a bummer, but for about a buck a piece I've found a new favorite! Will be buying these for a long time to come.
Smooth, light, and a bit of an interesting sweet taste. Really enjoyed and can be easily shared with non-smokers. Softens up the more time in the humidor. Ordered more, very enjoyable.
The Felipe Dominicana has a crisp, light and smooth finish all the way through. For the price, a great value. Highly recommend.
Having grown up in Central America, I would say I'm a fairly well seasoned cigar smoker. So, take this for what it's worth. When you grow up smoking Cuba's finest it's kind of hard to judge things unbiasedly. Also, this company does make some fine cigars; however, this isn't one of them. First off, it's very,very sweet. The flavor is VERY mild; overly sweet. However, the aroma is very pleasant and turns heads. It's loosely rolled and construction is mediocre at best. This cigar, is one of those cigars that people who really don't smoke cigars love. Keep them around for your friends, they'll think they're great.