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A few months ago a friend and I were hanging out, I was smoking a Tatuaje and he had a Series R natural. I was super impressed. Since I like Maduro's better I decided to pick up a Series R #6. Oh my. If you have not had one of these you need too. Great burn, great draw, and super complex. It seemed that every draw was a bit different. It took me over an hour to smoke it and i smoked it to about 1/2'. I tasted cocoa, and wood, but there were so many flavors that I couldn't tell you them all. If you like complex cigars you have to try this. Happy Smoking.
Frankly I find the normal la Gloria blend uninspiring. It has a woody taste reminiscent of a cheap cigar and exhibits poor construction and wrapper unraveling.
However, the la Gloria Series R is superb. It is a mid to full bodied cigar with complex flavors, hints of coffee and rich earth. It is very well constructed and tastes good all the way to a nub. A real winner. it is on my list of five favorite cigars.
best damn smoke around (La Gloria Cubana)
I first discovered La Gloria (La Gloria Cubana) during the boom. The Wavell quickly became my trademark smoke, one of consistent quality and unbeatable taste. The image of me smoking them all the way down to needing a roach clip is one my friends still bring up. Now I always keep at least a box of Wavells and Serie R Maduros in my humidor. They're simply incredible. I cannot recommend the La Gloria line enough. Now if CI only carried roach clips big enough for cigars...
I just finished one of the Serie R #5 (5.5" x 54); where have I been? I had 4 of these in my humi for the last year secured through CI samplers. I've smoked cigars for over 35 years and this is one of the best. Great Construction, very nice ash and the aftertaste reminds me of a Partagas on steroids! I actually burned my mustache smoking it down to the nub. I fully agree with Steve O on the review. I just wish my Grandpa, who could never afford anything but White Owls or Phillies, was alive so I could share this one with him! It is late, but I'm going to smoke another one!
Is this cigar "La Gloria Cubana" made in DR or Miami?
I ordered a box of 10 Maduros... can't wait!
La Gloria Serie R #5 maduro (La Gloria Cubano)is one of my favorite smokes. It's one of the best full bodied but not overpowering smokes out there. The #5 seems to be the perfect size for the blend, not too small, not too large. These are one of my favorite premium smokes. If you like the RP Edge, you should give these a try.
La Glorias (La Gloria Cubana) are close to the top of my favorites list, and are at the top of my best values list. I've yet to come accross a better cigar in this price range. The wavell, corona gorda, and churchill are my favs. They start off with a smooth medium bodied flavor and after the first 3rd they settle-in too a fuller bodied smoke all the while maintaining their high level of smoothness. The naturals have a complex nutty taste on the draw and The maduros have that same nutty complex, but with an added earthy dimention. Both producing a mellow spice through the nose and hints of coffee on the finish. You cant say you smoke cigars unless you've had these.
The Gloria Cubana Series R is a fantastic smoke! I prefer the #6 maduro for it's fullness and sense that you have "smoked a cigar". I stated smoking the series R's after smoking the Torpedo #1 maduros for a couple of years. The large ring gauge , oily dark wrapper, full rich smoke, and a damn nice looking wrapper always satisfies! I must say that it is underated as an eye catcher as well. On more than one occasion I have been stopped and asked just what I'm smoking...often by women... ;)
The La Gloria Serie R #5 is an intense, full bodied smoke. Well constructed, beautiful appearance and well aged, this one will knock your socks off! So tasty I almost want to take a bite out of it! Bought a five pack on a whim and now everything else tastes like dirt. If you like 'em full bodied you can't go wrong here!
The la glorias (La Gloria Cubana) are one of my favorites, only in maduro though, actualy 99% of the cigars I like are maduro. Anyways these cigars even though medium always make me sitdown, and they always have enough spice to keep my attention the whole way through so try one.
La Gloria Cubana Series R are pretty darn good cigars. All things considered if you want a medium strong flavor in a moderately priced stogie give them a try. I won't go into the hints of chocolate and pepper wanderings of the pros. It is a good cigar..leave it at that. Worth the money
Very nice cigar. (La Gloria Cubana) Even burn, excellent draw, lovely prelight aroma, delightful flavour. What's not to like?
The "R" line from La Gloria gets the press these days, but I still prefer the original Wavells in maduro shade - it's a first-rate, full-bodied, spicy smoke, very reminiscent of what one used to be able to get from that certain island off Florida. The maduro Wavells tend toward a spicier, more peppery flavor as opposed to earthy (i.e., Henry Clay), and produce beautiful, aromatic smoke and a fine ash. The burn requires patience and steadiness - don't hurry this cigar, or you'll pay for it. There are some construction inconsistencies from time to time, but La Gloria seems to have largely solved their demand-vs.-supply problems, and the quality of late has been far more consistent. A first-rate maduro, and one of my favorites.
It's been a while since I had a (La Gloria Cubana & LGC Serie R) and when I did, it was way back when I first started smoking cigars and I wasn't impressed. So it's been a few years and I decided to give LGC another chance and I have to say I was quite impressed. I smoked the Series R #5 maduro and I picked up lots of spice reminiscent of grandma's homemade chili (yum!), lots of earth, coffee, chocolate and walnuts. The burn was uneven at times but it corrected itself so I got no beef. I love the full bodied smokes so this one definitely will become a go-to cigar for me and since the prices are reasonable, there should be no reason why anyone shouldn't give this a try. A solid 89.
And PS to all the cigar lovers out there: if you don't like a smoke, wait a couple of years and give them another try. Sometimes an off cigar can give one a bad impression that isn't true of the blend. It's nice being surprised by a good smoke!
The wrapper was a rich black color and had a couple of big veins showing. It was odd but the band was actually off set and made the cigar look a little tacky. The cold draw gave notes of cinnamon and was an easy pull allowing the flavor to flow through the cigar easily. Upon lighting the cigar was sweet and added strength into the first inch. The ash was firm and the smoke added a pepper spice.
As the cigar moved into the 2nd 1/3 I had hints of wood. The draw turned a bit hard but the cigar started to give off a pleasant sweet smoke. Halfway though the cigar wasn't Full bodied as advertised, but did give a nice spice on the tongue. Thus far the cigar hasn't been super complex.
In the final 1/3 the burn became a bit uneven and had to be touched up several times. The closer I got to the nub the more I got an earthy spice. The burn was cool all the way to the end. The smoke was still nice and sweet with a Medium/Full body flavor. The nub did add more spice but I wouldn't say it reached Full bodied by any means.
The LGC Serie R was a good cigar, but didn't live up to the hype. I was excited for the Full bodied experience but it never got there. The flavor profile was above average which is important, but the devil is in the details. The band being off center and the uneven burn was a deal breaker for me. I want to smoke another to see if my experience will change. If you do smoke the Serie R don't expect the best cigar of your life, but you can expect a straight forward tasty blend in the Medium/Full range.
I recently ordered a box of (La Gloria Cubana & LGC Serie R) cigars. First, I have to say that CI is the best internet cigar store I have dealt with. I place my order, and the cigars are shipped and at my door in two days!! Fantastic, not like some other companies (uh-hum I will not mention) I have dealt with. Now, back to the review.... When I smoke a cigar, I want lots of smoke. These babies give you gobs of smoke, from the first puff right to the nub. Also for me, I want a cigar that stays lit. No problem there either. I don't know about the walnut, woodsey, earthy, buttery, spicey, leathery after notes (whatever that tastes like), but I do know they taste like tobacco. They burn evenly, and have just the right mix of flavors. CI's price is incredible compared to my local tobacco shop. I have tried some "premium cigars", but for me you can't beat them........especially in these economic times. This is a cigar for the people looking for a "stimulus" to their economic downturn!!
Loved this hefty smoke. No complaints!
What's not to Love about the (La Gloria Cubana & LGC Serie R) an hour and a half of sheer bliss! In my opinion... a cigar smokers cigar. A five star finger burner for sure! Combine one part single malt, 3 parts serie "R", one fabulous AZ sunset-you're in like "Flint"...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I have smoked these for years. Man, they are always one of the best!
Simply put. This is a great cigar, with an abundance of smoke, and smooth while full bodied. One that I didn't want to put out, and didn't until it reached my fingers.
Yummy what else can be said. One of the best cigars out there!!!!!!! A must try.
Glorias, gloria extras and wavells are 3 of my favorites with the same characters noted in different ways. Toasty, earthy, peppery, cocoa, coffee, leathery and a slight dried fruit sweetness are some of the notes that come out of these powerhouse cigars. Let them sit and develop in your humidor.
The number 3 R series is dominated with a well balanced deep forest taste. Dark chocolate and pepper through out the length with slight licorice notes. A well constructed cigar with a leathery chewy wrap and smooth even burn. A powerful evening treat. The whole R series is quite similar.
I just had the Serie R #5, and what a creamy, tasty cigar! The only way I can describe it, is it's like smoking a milkshake, it was that creamy! Nice thick tasty smoke, and nice flavor. I got one in a sampler, and would definitely buy more on their own.
Amazing. Couldn't believe the unique licorice flavor this stick gave off. Definitely my favorite so far.
As my interest of cigars have 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: (1) These things fall apart from just my cigar cutter
Taste: (1-3) They fluxuate and never have a consitent taste
Burn: (3) Not too bad
Feeling: (3) Best thing about it
Personally not my fav, infact I only bought one box. However I enjoy one from time to time
Just finished my first "Series R" Hmmm, maybe I need a lil more time to let my mind reconstruct my experience? Maybe not. So here it is, CI reviewers have always graded "La Gloria Habana Series R" mid 80's at best.... So why such a high price? Personally I couldn't find a thing to complain about except the price. The flavor was earthy, toned with soft leather, toast, nutty and just the right amount spicy pepper. The draw was smooth and the burn was flawless. My problem is I could name 8 cigars off the top of my head that I could say the same about. So again it comes down to price. I have 4 more of these lovely sticks which I will space out or maybe share with a friend for comparison conversation....
I tried out the Wavell Maduro and what a great smoke it was! Definitely one you should try. Great taste and had a good body. It did burn unevenly at times, but nothing too big to complain about. Other than that, this cigar was awesome. If you haven't tried out the Wavell Maduro, you should order one right now! You won't be let down with this one. I'll be ordering more pretty soon.
Never smoked this brand before this. I purchased a Wavell robusto from a local cigar shop. Construction was superb, draw was effortless(practically smokes itself), and had nice, shimmery wrapper with slightly oily sheen.
Now the flavor starts off with typical Cuban peppery spicy flavor and works to just slightly peppery. It then gets full and leathery, but with no pepper or anything else present. Overall great quality, though I am not sure this was the cigar for me. I just lost interest towards the end. Don't let me steer you away; this is a quality brand and might be the box you keep buying. I'm gonna give it another shot in the future.
Usually a huge and long-term LGC fan. But the maduro Churchill has consistently irritating draw problems. Will not buy again! But anytime, up for an N or R or a smaller LG.
La Gloria Cubana Series R No. 7 is always satisfying!
LGC is one of my favorite cigars so I jumped on this 5-pack with both feet. Unfortunately, the first two of the sticks I received were really not up to snuff (not to mix metaphors). No matter which cutter I used, the caps just fall off, followed all too quickly by the entire wrapper. Also, the draw has been VERY firm on every one I've smoked.
I have to add a couple of disclaimers, however: 1) I had my order shipped to me while I was on vacation down south. The humidity was regularly in the 90-95% range the entire time and temps were routinely in the high 90s, low 100s. That could have been part of the issue. 2) While I had a water pillow in the bag with these sticks, they could have been over-humidified since the RH was so high.
I'm now home in Buffalo (Hell, yeah Terry Pegula!!!! GO BILLS!!!!!) having arrived 9/5 and put my smokes in my humidor for the last few days. I just had the third of the 5-pack. The caps flew the coop, as usual, and I had to use my pokerizer to vent the cigar to alleviate the too-firm draw but the wrapper stayed attached & overall it was a very pleasant med-full smoke with the great LGC flavor that hooked me from the beginning.
This happens to be my favorite cigar. Very tasty.
This cigar was love at first puff. A very unique flavor profile hits You right out of the gate and stays until the last puff. On my short list of best ever cigars hand down.
'Glorias En Cedro' 7 to a box, in tubes w/cedar linings. Need I say more!! "I love the R Series." These are a Great treat right after delivery. Got them on 'Special' Very pleased. Bottom of humidor now, saving for next appropriate-time or dependable need. Too good for golf course?? maybe. However will be easy to take with me, tube and all (tubes are great for travel and storage-right size) Ahh!! Spring is here. Thanks CI
I just finished my 2nd La Gloria Cubana Toro. I like a medium stick, and certainly enjoy my SOA's and Man-O-Wars. These LGC'ss are quite nice. Good draw, plenty of smoke, nice flavor, and burns relatively cool without harshness. I will be buying a box of these. Thanks again, CI.
I love these cigars but I wish someone inform the producers to improve quality control. Of all the cigars I order this brand consistently contains cigars rolled poorly. With each order that I find poorly rolled cigars I imagine a rollover in workers. I still buy this brand because I enjoy them (the one's that I can smoke) with hope that word would get to them to clean up their act especially considering the price.
A very tasty two hour cigar.