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Customer Reviews of “Estd 1844”
Gave it a few days in the humi before I couldn't resist any longer. The 52 does not disappoint. The first third starts out on the mild side and picks up strength from there. Great notes of peper and expresso with a nice even burn. Really a medium to full bodied smoke that is a great buy at 2.50 a stick. Nothing bad to say about this one.
CS of Burlingame, KS
Newsflash, this is an A.J. Fernandez blended smoke (an unadvertised fact). It's a well balanced medium-bodied maduro in the $2.50-$3 range. Fans of Nica Libre, Diesel, Herencia Oscuro, and Vegas Triple A will surely like this one.
AD of Rochester, NY
AJ Fernandez has come up with a winner. I usually smoke Alec Bradley but decided to try 20 of the 1844. During golf the other day I lit up a 1844 on the first 9 then a Bradley on the last 9. The 1844 won the contest. Give them a try, you will be glad that you did. Time to get another 20.
BU of Mocksville, NC
For me personally, the 58's are the best bang for the buck on the market at this point in time. First review ever written.
JW of Westmont, IL
Is the 1844 the best cigar I have smoked in my life? No. Is the 1844 the best cigar I smoked this year? No. Did the 1844 surpass my expectations for a $2.5 hand made? Absolutely. The 1844 isn't a game changer but the flavor was nice and consistent adding spice and a bit of complexity with the cinnamon notes toward the end. If you are looking for a value priced Maduro packed to the gills with long fillers this is your cigar. I would smoke the 1844 again without question.
LL of Round Rock, TX
I see a lot of good reviews for the 1844, but....I get a mix of flavors, mostly good, but there's an after taste of hay. I tried one right off the truck, so I hope this gets better with a bit of time in the humidor. Draw, construction and ash are all great...
DS of Casey, IL
The 1844 is def a good smoke, hints of pepper throughout. Rates more of a medium-bodied cigar for me though. This cigar will have a place in my humi as long as they don't go on back order again.
RG of Hudson Falls, NY
Wow! I just got these in the other day and had to try one right off the truck. Like I said WOW! What a powerhouse. I got the #50, nice size, I can get about an hour out of it, great flavor. If you like a bold cigar, try these. You wont be disappointed. I don't know whether to stick with this size or go bigger??
LG of Columbia City, IN
Have smoked a ton of Est 1844 since release. Not the world's best looking wrappers, but who cares? The flavor profile is delicious. Medium to medium plus bodied. A ton of flavor and solid construction. Great draw and burn. Love the shapes too. Another great cigar from AJ Fernandez, geeze, I'm shocked, NOT!
JW of Plainfield, IL
I received 2 of these in the "Clown Car Corona Sampler" and smoked one right after receiving them. I was really surprised by the taste, sweetness and perfect burn; it was a nice stick. These looked to be specifically made for this sampler as they looked like a barbers pole. I would buy these again.
TS of Corona, CA
The burn was perfect,the draw just right,the strength in the upper medium range and the taste was spot on for me. Do us tight wads a favor and pass on these so A.J. won't raise the price. Thanks C.I.
GR of Mobile, AL
I tried a 5 pack based on other reviewers comments, and I found the reviews to be very accurate. This is a decent, flavorful smoke that I enjoyed to the nub. It's not a complex cigar ... it just does what it does well, and a great bargain. For those who enjoy upscale cigars at an affordable price point, this one does that very well.
VB of Austin, TX
Deff a bang for the buck !!! A very good tasting stick, that burned very well, awesome draw, very good taste !! AJ again hit it right on the spot !!
BR of Williamstown, NJ
Just received a 5 pk. of the No.50. While smoking I read some reviews on other sites. As of now I'd say they're right on point. Great flavor, and great burn. However I am getting the bitterness after the first 3rd. In the 1st third I got sweet earth notes. 2nd I'm getting the same with bitterness. While in the 2nd third I'm not sure if I would look forward to this bitterness. I will give it the Benefit, that I have not aged them. There's a real battle in the finish with the flavor & bitterness. With an inch left I'm gonna put it down. My tongue isnt enjoying the bitterness. Recommend? Yes. Buy a box? Dunno.
CO of Monrovia, CA
I smoked one of these with 2 weeks humi. time and am very impressed with the profile of this cigar. A fairly strong smoke with steady flavors from start to finish, ie; not complex but a good cigar nontheless. I expect better things to come with some aging of these unique cigars.
PN of Lacey, WA
AJ got this one dead on! This is a can't miss smoke, I will be stocking up on these and a true steal at the price.
DP of East Orange, NJ
The reason my 350 count humidor is always full with good cigars, is due to ordering samplers with cigars like this. Had I not have ordered the CI Sumer Vacation sampler, I would have never tried this fantastic cigar. In a respectful manner, I suggest you order the sampler mentioned due to the selection you receive. Through the years I have always read the information contained in the CI monthly catalogue, which has helped me decide on what to order. Had I just read what the description said concerning the 1844, I wouldn't have ever made a purchase. The reason; I'm among the few that really can't stand any type of black pepper taste hit my palate. It has nothing to do with the strength, since I've enjoyed the Punisher, AB Tempus, Diesel, Cohiba, San Cristobol, and many other full flavor cigars. For what ever reason the taste of black pepper destroys my palate. This 1844 is described with a black pepper taste, among others. However, when I fired this stick up with my lighter. Here was a cigar that was full in nature, but didn't go overboard with the black spice. As a result, I had the pleasure of enjoying a future box order of a better than average cigar. Again, this is why I would not be ashamed for any lover of the stick to open my humidor. Thanks to higher end samplers, I have cigars that would please most cigar smokers. The 1844 is a strong smooth flavor smoke, that satisfies every part of your smoking experience. Pull the trigger on this one, I highly doubt you will be disapointed.
DM of Taylor, MI
The reason my 350 count humidor is always full with good cigars, is due to ordering samplers with cigars like this. Had I not have ordered the CI Sumer Vacation sampler, I would have never tried this fantastic cigar. In a respectful manner, I suggest you order the sampler mentioned due to the selection you receive. Through the years I have always read the information contained in the CI monthly catalogue, which has helped me decide on what to order. Had I just read what the description said concerning the 1844, I wouldn't have ever made a purchase. The reason; I'm among the few that really can't stand any type of black pepper taste hit my palate. It has nothing to do with the strength, since I've enjoyed the Punisher, AB Tempus, Diesel, Cohiba, San Cristobol, and many other full flavor cigars. For what ever reason the taste of black pepper destroys my palate. This 1844 is described with a black pepper taste, among others. However, when I fired this stick up with my lighter. Here was a cigar that was full in nature, but didn't go overboard with the black spice. As a result, I had the pleasure of enjoying a future box order of a better than average cigar. Again, this is why I would not be ashamed for any lover of the stick to open my humidor. Thanks to higher end samplers, I have cigars that would please most cigar smokers. The 1844 is a strong smooth flavor smoke, that satisfies every part of your smoking experience. Pull the trigger on this one, I highly doubt you will be disappointed.
DM of Taylor, MI
Had to try this once I learned this is an AJ Fernandez cigar. I've had some of his others in samplers and though very good cigars, the price point on a lot of those is more than I want to spend on cigars. Then I learned of this 1844 and see I can afford them, so I snagged some and wow! Flavors somewhat similar to Man O' War, if not as full. I guess he could have called these "Man O' Skirmish" or "Man O' Fracas".
JE of Universal City, TX
All I can say about these is ... AWESOME! To be honest, I am mostly a smoker of milder cigars. I like to keep an open mind, and when I order singles I always try something out of my comfort zone. This baby is perfect!!! Not too intense to start, but a very heavy finish which was not TOO heavy and intense. Smoked perfectly, beautiful ash and burn all the way down to the nub. Nearly burnt my fingers because I didn't want it to end. This is going on my list of must-have-on-hand cigars, for sure. Try these bad boys- you will NOT be disappointed.
EM of Holyoke, MA
Had one ROTT and loved it. This is my flavor profile. I've got to work more overtime so I can buy several boxes of these. That's the only way I'll be able to smoke some and age some. May be my new go-to cigar. Yum.
OE of Loudon, TN
Established 1844 is a medium to full flavored gem! IF you like maduro cigars I highly suggest this stick. Had mine in the humi for about 2 months before trying and the flavor was great! Great tastes of espresso and a touch of pepper throughout the smoke. Needless to say, I smoked it to the nub and nearly burned my fingers off. IF you like Maduro cigars, this is a must try!
RR of Pasco, WA
Recieved a box today and had to try one right away, Damn good stick will be filling my humidor with these from now on.
SS of Bernville, PA
I'll keep it simple. Very happy I purchased the 1844's. Great smoke for the price. Will definitely buy again.
JF of West Milford, NJ
Just finished my first 1844 from the Monster Maduro sampler pack, Very nice Cigar, Smooth, burned even entire way to the nub. Very peppery in the first inch but then smooth sailing the rest of the way. Will purchase more when I get room in Humi lol.
RP of Oswego, NY
Great cigar, too bad they are on backorder.
ZT of Peridot, AZ
Got the #50 figurado in an A.J. Fernandez sampler. Tried it today and was totally impressed! Best cigar of the last two weeks, and I smoked a few highfulutin ones. Not a "powerful" cigar, but the flavors were plenty full enough to enjoy thoroughly. Burned absolutely even, and I mean ABSOLUTELY even! The perfecto shape is a cinch to light and fun to smoke, the draw was perfect, the smoke was voluminous, and there were zero distractions such as caps coming loose or burn touch ups. That's about as First Class as you can ask for. This cigar is excellent.
SC of LAKE FOREST PARK, WA
As I cut this cigar, the first event is the wrapper splitting, how wonderful. I go ahead and tear off the piece and mend the rest at the head of the cigar; no big deal there. I toast this little baddy and wait on the tightness of the draw to give as the cigar narrows at the foot. Cosmetic gimmicks, got to love them. The taste of this cigar is earthy and slightly woody at the first third. Hints of spice and a grassy flavor hit the back of the palette at the end of the finish (which is medium in duration). This cigar does have a little bit of strength to it already, which is quite surprising. May I note, the burn line on this cigar is perfect. A nice white ash with slow, light smoke rising from the foot. There is a lingering espresso sweetness on the lips after each draw. The retro-hale is a smooth and creamy peppery feeling, like a dessert with a little heat to it.
NM of MAYVIEW, MO
Fantastic smoke. I'm reordering more. That's rare for me. I normally like to try something different.
AC of harrisville, RI
Draw is a little tight loosens up about a third to midway. For what you pay for not a bad smoke but can't come close to the rest of AJ's line. Not the best but not the worst. Good beginner stick. Give them ample box time and you won't be disappointed.
HB of EDGEWOOD, MD
A.J. is a genius master craftsman and generous, too. This is a great smoke; well constructed, great burn, and very well balanced with outstanding flavor. Highly recommended.
MV of Bethlehem, PA
These are awesome cigars....
TK of Denham Springs, LA
I smoked the Anejado No. 50-xtra and found it to be absolutely delightful. Full-flavored, and medium-full bodied. It is a little bit rough looking. Rustic. Reminded me of a Backwoods cigar, almost. And it tasted rustic, like leathery, old tobacco. I don't know how to explain this "rustic" taste as I term it, except to compare it to the way a museum or library or bank smells. It doesn't smell like any of those things, but you know how those places have a unique smell that makes you think "old"? It's like that. Only instead of being mellowed, as a long-aged cigar would be, it is quite full-flavored. It intensified as it progressed, with even a taste of gunpowder at one point. That may sound odd or bad, but I liked it. This is what I imagine a cigar would taste like on a Civil War camp site. I probably wouldn't smoke it everyday lest it become ordinary, but it is a good one to throw into the mix now and then to keep your palate on its toes. I would definitely purchase more if there were any in stock.
ST of Arlington, TX
I just went through a box of #60. 6x60. I've been eyeing this brand for a long time and at 39.95 a box the time was right. I was disappointed with the overall taste of this cigar. The cigar was good in every way except flavor! It wasn't bad, but I've had many other brands that cost less and tasted much better. If the price is right I may try another box. Maybe I got a bad batch or it's just my personal preference.
ML of Pinson, AL
Bought the 6x60 10pack and very nice medium body smoke, nice spicy flavor, will be buying this again ...
MB of EDGEWATER, FL
Bought the 10-pk 6x60. Glad I didn't invest in a whole box. Harshest cigar I've smoked since I was reduced to smoking mexican seconds back in the cigar boom days. Maybe it was the shape. Either way, more for you.
AS of Greensboro, NC
Truly a winner-one of my favorite go-to's/morning smokes. Excellent mild-to-medium maduro/sweet. However, the 58 has some burn issues. Also, I recommend trimming the perfecto foot before lighting for all of the "nipple end" vitolas.
JT of FORT COLLINS, CO
I've got about a year on the last third of this box and it really has become a winner. It's spicy and bold without being offensive. It is rolled well and considering the price is a value. I will purchase again. It really is better with a little age in the humidor so keep this in mind.
JW of CULLMAN, AL
With the influx of high dollar AJ Fernandez offerings like San Lotano, La Herencia Cubana Core & Pinelero, it is good to see there are still a few affordable options that still deliver the full bodied, full flavored experience we have come to expect from AJ. Estd 1844 is just such a blend. Utilizing the delicious San Andres Maduro wrapper, 1844 is chock full of flavor for a mere two bones. Until I tried 1844 my favorite AJ Maduro was the Nica Libre. A poor mans Padron some say. Well, Estd 1844 is every bit as satisfying as Nica Libre & even less expensive. You would be hard pressed to find a better everyday Maduro at this price. 90/100
BB of LOVELAND, OH
The 1844 "50-X-tra" is a nutty good smoke. Imagine a San Andres Maduro wrapped stoogie, loaded with medium bodied flavor, yet costing only 2 bones & change. Leave it to AJ Fernandez. Plus CI's penchant for further discounting. Who else could pull off such a coup? Seriously, you could pay five bucks or more for an inferior Maduro vitola & probably have. A blend that could easily be knocking back 90+ ratings. An all figurado lineup of top quality cigars, from the folks who are quickly becoming my favorite cigar producers. Layers of spice, pepper & smooth black tobacco. Estd 1844 can take its place among a very short list of under 3 dollar sticks that are as good or better than some costing 3 times as much.
BB of LOVELAND, OH
Had one in the Kitchen Sink Mega Sampler, and just had to have more. Bought the '58, and it is great! Coffee, chocolate, and a hint of earth topped off with a light sweet taste. Seems like it burns a little quick, but with a cigar like this you'll wish it was a foot long. Gonna be a always in stock item in my humidor.
EW of Brunswick, GA
Not bad, but not the best. Left a slight after taste.
BL of Peoria, AZ
Two wrappers that I look for in a maduro cigar are Pennsylvania Broadleaf & the incomparable San Andres maduro. AJ even has a blend with PBL in the filler! But the San Andres leaf is special. It adds a known quality to any cigar it graces. Smooth, mellow, earthy & spicy, with an underlying sweetness, the SAM is my personal favorite. I know a few 8 clam vitolas that feature it. There is only one 2 bone offering, however. That is Estd 1844, by the master blender & all round good Joe, AJ Fernandez. Imagine a line of top quality boutique blend San Andres maduro wrapped beauties, 4 figurados & a Salomon, in a myriad of sizes, none costing more than 2 Washingtons & a few bits. Loaded with medium/full bodied flavor & a level of complexity, rarely if ever found in stogies at this price point, Estd 1844 commands our attention. I will be buying boxes of these when I run out of the ones I have accumulated from various samplers over the last few months. Heartily recommended to maduro lovers & med/fullheads alike. You can't go wrong with AJ Fernandez, San Andres maduro & a 2 dollar & change price tag. A super solid 90/100. You can spend a whole lot more & get a whole lot less.
BB of LOVELAND, OH
An OK cigar. Will do in a pinch.
TL of Simpsonville, SC
Smoking my first Estd 1844. I am very happy with it! Even burn, lots of smoke and damn delicious! Will be ordering a box.
DJ of MIDDLETOWN, CT
I intend to try all six sizes of the Estd 1844 line up of five perfectos & one salomon. I have consumed quite a few of the 6" X 50 toros, & several of the massive 7.1" X 58 salomons. Both are 90+ examples of the art of blending Cuban seed ligeros, topping it off with a San Andres maduro leaf & offering it up at a price point that defies logic! I did not act quickly enough to secure a ten pack of the Anejado No. 60 double toros that were put on clearance for less than two clams a stick. I intend to keep a sharp eye out for any similar deals & immediately order a box of the Hemingwayesque Anejado No. 50 perfectos. I love the rothschild size & the way such a profile burns like a robusto & like a corona at different stages of the 30 or so minute smoking time. The regular price of two bones per vitola, makes them a bargain. The flawless construction, subtle medium bodied flavors & affordability make them a must have in any medium or fullheads regular rotation. I would pay more than the asking price for these & have certainly paid two or three times as much for a maduro cigar that didn't measure up to Estd's lofty standards of excellence. Truthfully, at this point in time, how could we expect anything less than perfection from the master of the blending art, the incomparable & peerless AJ Fernandez? A heartfelt 92/100 rating. Always one of my 1st choices when I am craving a maduro wrapped blunt. It may not be as good as a San Lotano Oval maduro or an Alec Bradley Tempus maduro, but I can enjoy four Estd treats for the cost of one of those tremendous, but costly blends.
BB of LOVELAND, OH
I got a 5 pack of the No. 50 to try. I wasn't disappointed, nice even burn, full of flavor. Not a bad stick for the price. Will be buying again.
MS of Frankfort, KY
I really wanted to like this one, I am a big fan of maduros and AJ Fernandez. For the price, and with all the great reviews, I was hoping this est.1844 6x50 would become my everyday go-to maduro. Pre-light aroma was exquisite, cold draw had wonderfully rich flavors, draw was medium, lit up easily, stayed lit for several minutes at a time while being unattended. I did not have to re-light or touch up an unevn burn, even once. Even the copious billows of smoke were fabulously aromatic. It was almost the perfect cigar until it came to the aftertaste. The finish left a bitter aftertaste in my mouth that I didn't care for. Now, I do like a nicely balanced IPA on the higher end of the IBU scale, but the bitterness in the finish of this stick will keep me from ordering more of these.... Optimistically, maybe just an AJF aberration, but other reviews I have read noted the same bitter finish. I do have one more est.1844 6x50 that has been sitting in my humi for a couple months as well, but it may be a few weeks before I give it another try, given this experience and the fact that I have a box of MOW Puro Authentico Maduros on the way.
CP of Edmonds, WA
Smoked the first one out of the box today and enjoyed it. Very easy to light and the burn was nice. Occasionally it would burn a little faster on one side but very quickly self corrected. I hate having to baby my cigars so that was good. Flavors are good if not a bit mellow; a bit of a coffee finish with some spice. Strength was heady at first but mellowed in the middle only to pick up again slightly toward the end. I think I will really like this stick especially once I know what to expect. Very, very good value for the price.
CH of Fitchburg, WI
Ordered a box. And overall its a hit and miss. I would still buy it but not the 58's maybe something smaller.
OC of Pensacola, FL
I got the #50 extra in my first sampler from CI and this was one of my favorites. Perfect burn and distinct nutty taste. Once I get more invested in cigars I can see myself regularly buying boxes of these. Ill definitely have to try the variety sampler that CI offers too.
MB of Westland, MI
This is a real good example of what can be done with the San Andres wrapper. Give this cigar some beauty rest and it'll wake up as a flavor beast. I introduced my Dad to these cigars (He smokes fuentes, ashtons, diamond crowns) and he's hooked. He bought a 50 count humidor just to hold his 1844s. He likes to give them out to his friends and brag about how much they cost once they've tasted them, which is fine...I let him without chiming in. Just remember who showed you the golden path, Dad...and for that I personally have CI and AJF to thank!!!
NW of Vallejo, CA
One of the best smokes I have ever ordered. From beginning to end, they were very tasty and very smooth. Ordering these cigars was a great decision on my part!
JC of Middle Village, NY
The picture used on the site makes the wrapper look better than the mangy thing you encounter in person. Regardless, I pick these up occasionally in the 6" x 50 size when they make the Joe's Daily Deal or the Free Shipping yellow/blue banner on the bottom of the home page. If you don't get them over heated by too vigorously puffing, you'll get some nice flavor.... Worth the price to me.
RA of MESA, AZ
This is a tasty cigar. Smoke is full of flavor and burns evenly - a relaxing hour in each one.
MT of PETERBOROUGH, NH
I got 1 in a sample pack love it so I bought 2 boxs and iam getting ready to buy more
MM of BROKEN ARROW, OK
Excellent construction and presentation. Cigar seemed to lack "body" and did not develop as it burned down. A little harsh.
JC of Akron, OH
just an ok cigar in my opinion. get a tad bitter towards the end.
NB of Knoxville, TN
Excellent smoke, toothy wrapper with consistent burn. No midway bitter taste. Will buy again.
GL of OAKMAN, AL