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HC Series Black Maduro Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.63 out of 5 Based on 41 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “HC Series Black Maduro”

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5 out of 5
You provide the VERY BEST at a reasonable price!!!!
5 out of 5
Hc sampler
Great bunch of cigars love the different flavors
5 out of 5
A consistently good smoke
A Good rich full-bodied smoke, and one after another, they don't get plugged up.....What's not to like
4 out of 5
3 out of 5
Good value
Not a bad smoke. As a person that smokes a lot of cigars, I would keep these around for an everyday smoke choice. As long as the price stays low I would choose these over the "drugstore cigars" that I usually smoke as my goto everyday smoke. Good flavor, not harsh, burns fairly well,easy draw, and has some body.
5 out of 5
mmm good
have tried several maduros,,,,this one is number one,,,smooth,tasty and extremely enjoyable. I have found my favorite maduro cigar
4 out of 5
Good and cheap!
Good solid everyday smoke. Enjoyable, yet affordable.
5 out of 5
Service & The Smoke
I am a new subscriber, but so far very satisfied with CI's service and communication. As far a HC Series Black Maduro Grande, I enjoy the HC Red better. The Black is a tad to heavy for me. It still was a smoke and I always enjoy that....
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
An excellent all around cigar that is one of my favorites. Excellent construction and very consistent flavor. I stock up on these every time they are on a special deal.
5 out of 5
HC Series
A great smoke for a great price.
5 out of 5
Give it a try, you'll be glad!
Awesome cigar! Decent price for a great cigar from start to finish!
5 out of 5
Great Buy!
A really good cigar for the money.
4 out of 5
One of my top 5 maduro sticks. I'm all about flavor. Start to finish, this cigar delivers.
5 out of 5
HC Black Toro
A fine every day cigar. I have tried both the black and the red and find the black to be of better construction. Great draw, even burn and enjoyable all the way to the end.
5 out of 5
smooth, everyday smoke.
My wife bought me these because of the advertised description. They live up to that and more, Nice long even smoke. One of the best Maduros' on the market. Already added to my christmas wish list. :)
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
I tried these because I am a bit of a Xikar fan boy. I would buy them again if they were on sale and I had any room in my humidor.
5 out of 5
HC Black Maduro
I'm not a big time cigar reviewer, I just know when a cigar tastes good to me. The HC Black Maduro is one of my favorites, it burns evenly and slowly, has a very good flavor, and is a pleasure to smoke; all at a reasonable price. Thanks CI, I appreciate the way you do business.
4 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised
I got these cigars at a very reasonable price and was very surprised at the quality of them . Very nice appearance , nice dark rich wrappers , lite and burn well . Rich thick satisfying smoke at the beginning and excellent tasting through out the entire hour plus smoke time . Very satisfied with these sticks !
5 out of 5
HC Black Maduro
Great cigar reminded of a Cohiba at a 1/3 of the price
5 out of 5
Want A Great Cigar
Then you must try the HC Series. Great flavor from start to finish. Burns evenly.
5 out of 5
Great smokes!
Great smokes!
5 out of 5
A Sweet Stick
Smooth from the start to the finish, I enjoyed this smoke. Needs to spend a bit of time in the humidore to fully evaluate, but it should only get better with time. Even burning and well made not too tight and for me, just right.
5 out of 5
very good stick
5 out of 5
All orders with Cigars International
All orders with Cigars International have been filled accurately, in a very timely manner and have arrived at my house on time and in damaged.
5 out of 5
Great Value!
I have been a fan of the HC series cigars for some time now. Bought these as a mazo of 20, never had them before. They have quickly become a favorite go to cigar. Great flavor, burn nice, great draw. Half way through the bundle with no issues. Will definitely buy again and again!
4 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great smoke
i purchased these on a weekly special a while back smoked em every day had to re-order more they smoked great not a bad one in the bunch,
4 out of 5
Great Everday Smoke
This is a great cigar for everyday smoking or whenever. It has all the flavors I am looking for, some leather, a little earthiness backed with a nice dose of creaminess. For the price, you can't beat these fine smokes!
4 out of 5
good , flavorful smoke.
good , flavorful smoke.
3 out of 5
H C Series Black Maduro Churchill
Taste was good but almost every one of the 20 burnt unevenly.
5 out of 5
Fantastic smoke!
Despite the bold, complex flavor, these cigars don't bite. Very satisfying smoke.
5 out of 5
HC Black
great flavor and composition awesome price
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke!
These cigars were outstanding, exceeding any and all expectations I had for them. Super oily wrapper, rich coffee/ cocoa aroma and flavor. They smoke like a premium cigar. Even right off the porch they perform flawlessly. I will buy again...and again...
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
Great flavor, even burn. Nice full flavored cigar without the harshness. This is my fourth reorder.
5 out of 5
great cigar
Great smoke at a great price. Will be in my steady rotation as an anytime smoke.
1 out of 5
Over the years I have tried and enjoyed various HC offerings. I was excited when I saw these on special and at such a good price. However I now think I know why these were at that rock bottom price. I tried one after the other with the hope I would come across a good one in the bunch. Even gave a couple to friends to make sure I wasn't missing something but in the end the only thing missing was a good smoke. For me these had poor draw, flavor and an uneven burn. Last 4 of the bunch went in the trash. Still think HC puts out some good sticks but these need some work.
5 out of 5
Recent Order
Two bundles of HC series Black Maduro Grande arrived in fine condition and in reasonable time. I prefer USPS to UPS as the transit time is a few days less. For the money the HC cigars are hard to beat, outstanding construction, with an even burn, and great flavor! I have experienced a few brands that are also excellent, but are not always consistent in tightness (or lack of) of roll, these smoke great every time! Long Ashes! V/R Bill H Granbury Tx
5 out of 5
Best Cigar I Ever Tasted. The aroma is magnificent!
I have tasted many brands of cigars over my 89 years of age, but I have never enjoyed the flavor of any cigar more than I do that of the HC Series Black Maduro. I would love to enjoy them for at least 10-15 more years. That's my dream.
5 out of 5
I want more.
Wow! A great, even burn. Great quality. Great taste. I'll be back for more....these are becoming my "GO TO" smokes.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
When you are looing for a decent inexpensive smoke for those times you don't have time to relax and truly enjoy the experience, this smoke is a great choice.
5 out of 5
Black Maduro Granda
excellent cigar trying to buy again. Last long good smoke
Customer Testimonials
Great taste. Full bodied and balanced. Absolutely loved it!
Myself, my uncle, and a cousin of mine all ordered the 12 days of Christmas sampler this past year. We all sampled the same cigars at the same time, and this stick was by far our favorite. Keep in mind, included in the bundle were Cohiba, Montecristo, CAO, Gurkha and others as well, but this was absolutely our favorite. I will definitely be purchasing a few more for the collection.
Outstanding stick! I love the 60 ring. It stays cool 'til it burns your fingers, wonderful flavor! I’ll be ordering more of these.
These things are flippin fantastic. I got these on sale for $34.99 and wish I had cashed in my savings and bought enough to fill my 250 count humi! The normal price for the robustos are $49.99, which is still a good deal.
Exceeded my expectations. Smooth with nice slow burn. I have handed these to friends and all think this is an exceptional smoke.
All I can say is wow this is a fine cigar. Just got mine in and they were ready to smoke by the way they were packaged. Med, smooth, rich, consistent cigar.
Get yourself a 5-pack and, as with all new arrivals,let them sit in a well attended humidor for 3 to 4 weeks. I absolutely ENJOYED this stick (robusto) and found myself wishing it was a churchill as my fingers began to burn! I'll be buying a box asap!
CI's ad had my mouth watering for this cigar. I was like a kid in the candy store when they arrived just before a big party at our house and was showing them off to all my cigar aficionados telling them about the great deal I got. Two days later I finally got to light one up on the golf course, and the draw was really tight. I used a tee to try and open open it up better but to no avail. The puffs I got were good, the construction was good and the ash was long. I will let them sit in the humidor and patiently wait to see if they open up. More to come.....
One of my favorites. I bought a bundle of 20 on Black Friday. I'd never tried them before and took a chance. If I had known how good they are I would have bought 5 or 10 bundles. Simply a great cigar. As good as anything I've tried no matter what the price. Still a great deal at the current price but a steal at what I paid. Kudos to HC and CI on this one. Premium stick at a budget price.
Good smoke. Well worth the price.
I'm smoking my second of these bad boys, HC Maduro Torpedo-sized from the CI Boutique Beauties sampler... A bit of backstory - My new neighbor (I moved to FL this year) saw me smoking a cigar and struck up a conversation, and then highly recommended the CI Sampler I mentioned. He said he loved mild, smooth cigars (which is right up my alley) and they were all great cigars and tremendous value. The Good News: He was right...they were all great smokes and this is no exception. This is a beautiful, pretty smoke... gorgeous silky brown wrapper and perfect construction. BUT - It's NO JOKE! I had no idea the sampler was all Maduro cigars... and powerhouses! I am much MUCH more a Montecristo and Dominican/Connecticut Shade guy than a Puros Indios/Bahia and Honduras/Maduro guy.... BUT HAVING SAID THAT, This spicy, rich cigar is a fine, fine smoke. Pretty flavorful and lots of spice come out from the beginning and this Maduro wrapper is no walk in the park, but very well made and very enjoyable. Just not exactly a breakfast -smoke. Plenty of spicy, full-bodied notes on the palate and a pretty, perfect burn with crisp white ash and even draw. Cannot go wrong here, especially if a true medium-to-full body cigar is your bag, baby.
Excellent burn, draw and flavors. I would highly recommend the HC Maduros.
Great smoke. Got a few as part of a sampler. Will definitely be looking to get some more!
Some maduros are mellow and smooth, tucking there complexity just beneath the hints of cocoa, cream & soft leather. Others punch you in the face and douse you with pepper spray. THIS (HC) maduro is "something completely different." Right out of the cellophane, I held this to my nose and was fascinated by the complex aroma - almost like something faintly floral.... While I stashed a few back in my humi, I couldn't wait to try one. Holy $#!t!!! Flavors are right out front AND STAY THERE. I kept pausing throughout the smoke to marvel at this gem. Passed one off to a friend at a music festival over the weekend (9/20/14) and he went ape-$#!t over this thing. Perfect burn, steady draw (Belicoso, btw), great mouth feel, balanced pepper, tons of leather and earth… Not an everyday smoke for me. This one is special. But at these prices?… I may be changing my ways.
This is a good looking, well made cigar. The draw is perfect, producing billows of smoke. An excellent taste which I really can't describe. Burned perfectly out of the box and I'm glad I stocked up on these goodies because I am sure they'll even get better with age. Don't let the low price point fool you. Save some cash and buy these, you won't be sorry.
After trying 2 of the milder blends from the HC Taster's pack, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Maduro. I was more than surprised... This is a REALLY good cigar. I'm still trying different brands and learning the differences, but this one is going to be hard to beat for the price.
Great taste, although draw is somewhat tight and it was canoeing fairly bad for the first third. Straightened out after that. Would purchase again.
This is a truly delicious cigar. Don't let the low price fool you. Well constructed, smooth and slow burning. The taste is fine and smooth. Don't hesitate to buy these as you'll be smoking a fine cigar at a great price.
Notwithstanding some negative reviews, after having smoked some 60 of these, I think this is a great cigar.
Great cigar, I like a smaller cigar but this is a good one. I did have one tunnel on me though.
Started out lovely with nice earth and coffee tones. About halfway through though the flavors became muted and it was like a totally different cigar. Couldn't finish smoking and am a little leery of smoking the other one sitting in the humidor.... Shame since the construction and draw were perfect and the first half was wonderful.
Very nice cigar for the money!
Very Nice good smoke for the money.
I must admit I was skeptical of these cigars before I tried them. I was smoking 5 Vegas Alpha Series as my everyday and found they are a terrible brand. They come unwrapped all the time and are just not a quality smoke. It was a night and day difference once I tried the HC though. I have fallen in love with them! They are a fraction of the cost (almost half) of the 5 Vegas and never come unwrapped, burn very even and well, plus the flavor is not too peppery which I attribute to a sub-par brand. I have a Xikkar lighter and have always loved it and I am glad to see that Xikkar puts as much time and care into rolling their own cigars as they do to making high quality, very smokable, fine cigars.
Somewhat let down on this HC Maduro. Kind of " Plain Jane " tasting to me. Guess I was thinking it was a Xikar product it was going to be fantastic or at least " pretty good " but it's truly about a 6 on a scale of 10 for me. Wish I could report the satisfying results like others seem to enjoy but like the old saying goes - - - - Experience is a Dear Teacher ! ! !
Not quite what I was expecting from this maduro. Very light flavor (think ghost kiss) that is noticeable on the retrohale. I had the robustos as a free upgrade thrown in and the flavor and body does crescendo as you smoke them but by the time you are done, you're left wanting more and having nothing. I wouldn't seek them out again.
What an outstanding cigar at such a low price. The CI description is right on target then some. There was nothing about the cigar I didn't like, & so glad I purchased a box of these. If your looking for a great go to cigar, try a few of these. Even burn, great draw, plenty of smoke. This is the kind you smoke till your fingers burn.
This is not a good cigar. I received one with a sampler, would not buy them outright. The first few puffs had a bad taste, almost chemical, ammonia would be a good description. After that it leveled out to a bland grassy flavor, that rode out the rest of the cigar. Became harsh early in the final third so I put it down, no loss.
Got these with the '12 days of Christmas' sampler and had waited to try them. Pulled on out during the Packers game and was pleAsently surprised. Very attractive cigar with a nice medium maduro burn. Was amazed by the price. Normally cigars this cost have wrapper defects. This one is very nicely wrapped and smokes well. Would recommend to madaro lovers looking for an everyday smoke.
I received a 5 pack of these with a Xikar cigar caddy combo. I'm new to cigar smoking and still trying to find what I like. I really enjoyed this cigar. It burned even and held a nice long ash. It wasn't too full for my taste. I can't wait to burn through the rest of these and wouldn't mind sharing either.
Taste is ok, Draw is way to tight, hard staying lit. Why better maduro's out there for the money. I would not buy these again
This is a well constructed, medium bodied Maduro with a lot of flavor. Draws smooth, burns slow and even. I poured some scotch and kicked back with this one to unwind for the day. An hour later I am relaxed and feeling pretty satisfied.
I purchased a bundle of these last week when they were the "Weekly Deal" and they arrived Saturday. I normally place all new cigars in the humi for at least a week before trying them. I decided to try these right off the truck and I am glad I did. I am on the third one now and they are a very nice smoke. It is a good looking cigar, good construction, and each of the three I had burned well. The body is medium and the maduro wrapper adds wonderful flavors. For the price I paid I am quite happy with the purchase and I would have paid more now that I have tried them. Great cigar!
Excellent smoke, was very impressed with this cigar, I received 2 cigars in a sampler pack, and I now have it saved in my wish list. I will certainly buy this smoke next time around. 4 STARS. Very even burn, 1.5 inch ash, so it was rolled perfectly in my opinion. A must try cigar (Belisico Torpedo)
This is my Goldilocks cigar. Not too strong not too mild. Just right. Good burn and draw all at an attractive price point. Another winner in the CI stable.
C.I. speaks the truth! Delicious is an understatement!
Couldn't wait to try these when they arrived yesterday....great looking, well made cigar! The burn is even and slow, but the draw was pretty tight....hoping this improves after some time in the humi.
Sometimes I'm suprised by an exceptional cigar , and this is one of those times . These beauties burn and draw perfectly . There are hints of sweet spice , mild pepper , wood , and earth . Yummie from first lite to nub . Cigars like this are giving me an appriciation for milder maduro flavors . I could smoke these every day and not get tired of them . At these prices I can afford to! Thanks C.I.
Forget the price, damn fine cigar. Smooth and rich, while still a little mild for my tastes. They just came in today, I can only hope they maintain their smooth flavor as they rest. Chocolate caramel toast with a hint of pepper. Nice smoke.