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La Gloria Cubana Serie R Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.47 out of 5 Based on 55 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Gloria Cubana Serie R”

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5 out of 5
Spicy and tasty
My all around favorite cigar that I always come back to when I want something special.
4 out of 5
Serie R a Consistently Great Smoke
La Gloria has really hit the mark with their Serie R Maduro. This stick offers a consistently enjoyable smoke, is rolled right to remain in tact all the way through and tastes great. Their Serie N is a close second, as well. Will continue to order this cigar and it has become a favorite of the hubby.
2 out of 5
La Gloria serie R
i have smoked many of there Disappointed- I have smoked many of these cigars and have enjoyed them thoroughly. This batch was not good. Inconsistent firmness and insipid taste
1 out of 5
Very nasty.
By far the worst cigar I have ever smoked. After smoking 3 of the 5 cigars, I found the taste of chemical to be very strong. Draw was almost impossible. Burn was inconsistent and there was ash everywhere. I even let them age for about 4 month to see if that would improve the taste. It did not. The last two I had were throne away because I just didn't feel they were even worth giving away. Glad I ordered only 5. I bought them due to the reviews. Never again.
5 out of 5
One of my top 10s.
4 out of 5
our personal favorite
Series R Maduro #5 is the overall favorite [of reasonably priced cigars] of both my wife and I, and has been for some years. We love the full bodied and strongly mellow sweet taste, that stays that way to the end. They compare almost favorably with Padron 1926, which is my cost no object choice. A good Series R Maduro #5 is a clear 5 star rating, BUT... I can't give it 5 star anymore. For a while now each box has had at least a few sticks that are inconsistently rolled, meaning too tight to easily draw or give full smoke. Disappointing. It is as if trainee rollers were doing some of the sticks. We'll keep buying and smoking these, but hope the roll quality improves so we can enjoy every stick in the box.
5 out of 5
La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5 Maduro
One of my favorite cigar. Never had a bad one, yet. Nice favor, slow burn, just wish I ordered the number 6.
5 out of 5
La Gloria Cubana Series R No. 7
without question my favorite cigar smokes evenly and has great aroma an taste
5 out of 5
Smooth smoke
The series R are just right, in essence, the R.
4 out of 5
CI does what Sam's Club shop there almost entirely exclusively and they try to promote specials offering you things that you otherwise would never consider buying especially when they have your buying history of years of purchases made. If you want to offer promotions then offer discounts on my regular purchases because I am loyal to your company just like I've told Sam's Club. Other than that I had the Gloria's years ago and never forgot them so I was delighted you had them on your website! My wife and I truly enjoy them very much!!!!
5 out of 5
Really, if you don't know, you should definitely try it.
Maybe a better cigar exists, but for an excellent smoke at this price point, I doubt it (I'm willing to try if someone wants to send me a free box of Opus X or something similar). Admittedly, I was an Arturo Fuente snob for a while, but once I branched out and found this beauty, I was sold. I still have Fuente in my humidor, but this brand dominates.
5 out of 5
Been waiting 4 weeks on a backordered item. Can't get a status from you guys. What's up?
5 out of 5
I have enjoyed these smokes for a long while. I just recieved my tripple 5 pack of three different cigars. Obviously I am letting them mature, but let me give a great review of this particular cigar. Many times I have been pleased by La Gloria. I love the # 5 and 6. The maduro is actually my favorite but the natural is great to the nub as well. These are full but SMOOTH smokes. If you dont have some of each (natural/maduro) in your humidor, then you are depriving yourself!
5 out of 5
Outstanding since ot 5
Outstanding since the first one way back in 05 I believe. I have had a box in the humidor since. I let em breath a while in the humidor as I have had a few canoe. But after a hundred plus of these full flavored jem's that's nut much to ask .
5 out of 5
Consistent, great flavor, easy draw!
The best way to sum up these cigars is consistency! Over the years, I don't even know how many years, this is my goto cigar hands down. It's full bodied. The flavor is great..peppery in my opinion. It's the only cigar I can say I actually taste a note of something..spice. The draw is always easy. It has been this way batch after batch after batch. If you don't have these on hand you are missing out. The size is a great way to kill 40 minutes to an hour. Enjoy!
5 out of 5
Best Robusto
5 out of 5
The best.
2 out of 5
Would not hold an ash
1st cigar of 5 pack. A little harsh lingering after taste (not in a good way) Would not hold an ash. I had almost as may ashes on me as I did in the ashtray. Will revised if rest of 5 pack are better
3 out of 5
Cigar quality
Good taste, they were fresh when I got them but a couple of the #7s had sticks in them and canoed when I smoked them. It was pretty annoying. But I like buying from CI.
5 out of 5
Outstanding Smoke!!
Outstanding Smoke!!
4 out of 5
Prompt painfree
5 out of 5
Excellent Choice
Great smoke! Good flavor, burn and draw. Good down to nub! Smoked along with a Rocky Patel decade and this one was the winner hands down!!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Has to be my favorite, rich, warm tones with a spicy flavor
5 out of 5
An excellent, earthy cigar.
I guarantee this one will become one of your favorites if you enjoy a bold cigar. It's well made, draws good and the taste can't be beat.
4 out of 5
Their has to be just right in the humidor,then and only can we get the burn.
5 out of 5
One of the best cigars I have had it has a great burn and great flavor
5 out of 5
Great cigar !!
What a great cigar!! I can't believe I waited this long to try them. They will always have a spot in my humidor from now on.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Tough to beat this cigar always tasty but a bit expensive, special treat once in a while.
5 out of 5
The LaGloria Cubana Serie R Maduro
The LGC as I call it, is my favorite cigar. The La Gloria Cubana in years has never disappointed me with it's stand out,one of aa kind aroma. I love the LGC.
2 out of 5
2 out of 5 isn’t very good
Two out of 5 Cubana No. 6 cigars were unshakable due to their being wrapped too tight.
5 out of 5
Great cigar. Great taste.
Great cigar. Great taste.
5 out of 5
I havent gone wrong with this cigar yet
when I offer this cigar to other smoker friends they find it a bit too strong for them. Personally I like the richness and body of the natural wrapper. I would say so far a good buy and I highly suggest.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
Excellent cigar.
5 out of 5
Always great service from CI
When I started buying my cigars on line several years ago I tried several different companies. CI usually seems to have the best prices and top notch service. My cigars always arrive on time and in perfect condition.
3 out of 5
Usually love these, but lately a bit dry
I've ordered wuite a few boxes of the La Gloria Cubana Serie R#7s. The last two boxes were quite dry.
5 out of 5
Great shopping experience
Great, informative website that I like best among those of comparable other retailers. The pricing is also a little better than at other places I checked. Very fast shipping. I will definitely be back - unless I quit, that is:)
5 out of 5
Great price and shipping!!! Will order again from CI !!
5 out of 5
Without a doubt, one of my favorite sticks
My go-to cigar for almost any occasion. Whether it's a straight cut or V cut, always a smooth draw with the perfect blend of spices. Excellent balance for a full bodied cigar that won't make you feel loopy afterwards. GREAT SMOKE!!!
5 out of 5
My friend asked me to try this cigar and I did. After a few days in the pressure cooker (I always let my orders sit for 5 days in the humidor when the arrive in the mail.). I found that these sticks had a bold and smoothe taste. No nasty after taste. Great everyday stick. It burned a little hot towards the end but great at the start and through the show.
5 out of 5
Cigars International Rocks!!
Great selection of cigars, great prices, and lightning quick shipping. Love Cigars International..
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars!
Great cigar! Everything about this cigar is very high quality. It smokes great to the very end. The tobacco I'd very dense and tasty. It has earned a place on my "go-to" cigar list.
2 out of 5
La Gloria Cubano Sere R Belicos
Hard to draw, really hard packed, holes in cigars and cracked in places
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Full bodied with great taste & aroma. Series R Maduro is a consistent cigar.
5 out of 5
Nothing finer than a Series R # 6
I have been smoking cigars for 35 YEARS there is nothing better for all around everyday cigar if you want to treat yourself right!!!!!
5 out of 5
La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5
This is my favorite cold day cigar. Somehow cool fresh air brings out the excellent tastes of this full bodied gem.
3 out of 5
I tend to browse the various cigar websites when I'm looking to restock my humidors. There are sooo many really good brands out there that sometimes its a year or more that has passed before I revisit an 'old favorite' brand. LGC Series R is one of those. I have to say that this current box of LGC Series R #5s is somewhat of a disappointment. I've only smokes about 5 out of the box, but each one has been a struggle. They don't burn evenly, requiring frequent dress-ups with my torch. They also go out frequently. I light up when I'm looking to relax, and having to dig my lighter out of my pocket repeatedly is a pain. La Gloria Cubana used to be one of my go-to brands. They were consistently good and a bargain at their price point. If this box is representative of their current state of quality, they will soon be relegated to the bargain bin stogies category. Three stars and that's being generous!
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar
I am a new cigar smoker (about 1.5 years) so I usually buy samplers to see what I like. Found this cigar and now I buy it on a regular basis. Nice draw, smooth and goes great with any occasion.
5 out of 5
One of my favorite cigars of all time.
Cigars arrived in their box perfectly fresh and ready to smoke and share. Highly recommend these cigars to the advanced smoker who likes a deep, rich, strong smoke. Not for the faint hearted.
5 out of 5
Serie R
Always a great smoke. My go to for a relaxing night. Full body with incredible flavors. Perfect smoke production. If you haven't tried the Serie R you are missing out. Probably the best stick for under 10 dollar range.
4 out of 5
Always good!
I like to have an assortment of cigars on hand and enjoy mixing it up. I keep coming back to the series R...a consistently good smoke
5 out of 5
La Gloria Cubana
excellent cigar, will order more.
4 out of 5
LaGloria purchase
The LaGlorias were very good cigars as usual but the Kentucky Fire Cured cigars were not good at all. Taste like dirt! Didn't even want to give them away! The description certainly did not match the taste!!
5 out of 5
Perfect Construction!
Bought a five-pack to try these out. Every one has burned perfectly and produce clouds of creamy tasty smoke! Definitely a full bodied smoke, but I will be buying again!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Your service is unequaled.
You are the absolute best and my Only go-to source for cigars. Your inventory is beyond all competition. Web site and the actual cigar photos is very helpful.
Customer Testimonials
Holy wow. I had the maduro version. Not for the faint of heart at all. I enjoy medium to full flavor cigars and this (along with RP The Edge) is one of the strongest cigars I have ever had. Oily. The lighter notes that are noted by experts must come from a more refined palate than mine. I don't get them at all. Wood, dark leather, and oil are the only three takeaways I have on this stick. Lot of oomph without a lot of ahhhhh. If you enjoy these, you will find most other cigars lacking. To me, against the advice of experts, these do not stack up to the 92 rating. This won't be in my rotation, but I am proud to say I tried this one.
I absolutely love the robustos. Maybe my favorite smoke. Full bodied with a flavor that holds up even when paired with a peaty scotch.
Just got these in a Herf/5-cigar deal. The construction is fine, the draw is a little hard and the cigar is trying to convince me that it a fine smoke as I am smoking it and writing this review. Well it is doing a good job of changing my mind. I was going to give it a bad review, but the longer I smoke this the better it gets. The draw is now just fine, it's medium/full body and I find it well balanced. I'm smoking the last third now and have to admit that its not too shabby. Overall it is a nice cigar with lots of smoke, with flavors that remain in the mouth (pepper,earthy,hearty). I would buy these again, they are a nice smoke for after dinner or with a drink. The cigar took me about 1 hour 20 min. to finish and it never got hot or bitter. If you like medium to full bodied cigars that are well built and want to try this, go ahead you wont be sorry.
Good God, man! This maduro is beauty IN the beast, I kid you not. Had one right off the truck with a phenomenal beer. I had never paired a cigar with a beer, but the Founder's English Porter was friggin' perfect! And this cigar is a sturdy & powerful bit of decadence. NOT an everyday smoke, for me! I could save these for a special occasion, but prefer to make smoking the Serie R maduro THE special occasion. I do recommend that you eat first.
Was looking for a smooth maduro and saw the reviews on this one. I picked up a stick at a cigar shop and wasn't disappointed. For a full-bodied cigar I couldn't tell. I didn't find it overwhelming at all. Maybe my palate is maturing because I usually prefer mild to medium cigars. Lots of creamy smoke with an excellent burn. Very tasty. I'm smoking it down to the nub as I type this. I'll be ordering a few more of theses for my humi.
Bang for the buck, the #6 natural is my "go to" cigar. Hey, I love an Ashton VSG, Padron, etc. - but this cigar has the right price/value point.
So...I purchased these with my new humidor and I don't know, maybe since I'm a newbie but this cigar was awesome. Amazing flavor and maintained a full burn. I felt so relaxed and, call me crazy, but felt buzzed. Could have del asleep with the way it made me feel. I'm edited to try more and share with my experts. Great cigar!
Over all, one of the best out there. The nice thing is, if you had one 2 years ago and smoked one today, you get the same cigar. No fussing with the blend, no tweeking and ruining a good thing, just a damn good cigar.
La Gloria Cubana Serie R (No. 4 - Natural): Very easy to light. Excellent construction, draw and burn. Very little resistance on draw and very heavy amount of smoke output even when at rest. Thick and oily on palate. Mild to Medium strength and medium flavors. Flavors of very light initial citrus followed by caramel and sweet leather. Tobacco has a slight sourness on lips. Medium length finish of leather and aged tobacco with no spice.
#5 Natural. Incredibly spicy start! Loved it. After about 1/3 mark the heavy spice tapered off a bit and went to background a bit. still there but not as overpowering and smoke was more "savory" is the best word for it. Like a great steak. About halfway in got a very heavy nicotine rush. Needed a touch-up and that brought out the spice again. One of my favorites. Will be getting other sizes to try. Not for a first time smoker though, very intense cigar.
By far the most tasteful cigar good shape, magnificent taste, less expansive and more relaxing then a full body massage.
Robusto #5. Wow. The spice at the front end is very powerful. I love it but it could be too much for someone not used to it. After a bit the spice mellowed some and the flavor could be best described as "savory." Very much like enjoying a fine steak. Very complex flavoring. Spice was still there but not as strong or by itself anymore about 1/3 in. Did need to touch it up some and that brought back the spice to the forefront for a bit. Overall one of my favorite smokes, plan to buy more and also try other sizes.
Smoking my first one right now. #4.......very nice! The construction is fabulous, even burn, nice feel, nice look. My son gave me this to try, and I have to say I taught him well. For the money, this is absolutely amazing. Very smooth with LOTS of smoke. Effortless puffs, yet a solid draw. I hope they're all like this, cause I'm looking to order a fair amount. This just joined my stock pile, and I have a good one. You don't always have to spend the big bucks to get the big dollar experience. I only wish I would have found this stick sooner. Better late then never.............
Love at First Taste... What an incredible experience
I'm halfway through my first one of these, and I just had to post something while it was on my mind. I love this cigar. I'm not sure of the number or size, but I picked it up in the current "Chosen One 4" sampler as of March of 2014. I've always been a La Gloria fan, and this one is the best I've had from this brand so far. I've smoked several of the N series, and while the taste and draw is similar, the N series always released a large amount of smoke off of the end of the cigar, so much that it often was annoying. This is not the case with this R series cigar. This is going to be one of my go-to cigars. I look forward to finishing this one off and seeing how it holds up to the nub.
Excellent smoke! One of my all time favorites.
Fell obligated to offer my honest unbiased review of the 60 ring series R madero to any serious smoker. This cigar was very enjoyable in every way. Not trying to sell anybody,just an honest review of my experience with this cigar. Well constructed. Burned beautifully?no touch ups needed.Complex throughout. Very nice aroma.One of the best Madurese I have ever smoked. Not too pricey when you consider you get 24 per box. Hated to put it out but don't like burning my fingers. I will buy more.Really enjoyable and I am a serious cigar lover. Take for what it's worth.
This is a great cigar, smooth all the way to the end.
Once this Series R was referred to as my go to smoke, actually this is my number smoke! Fabulous full body cigar.
I have never had a cigar burn so perfect. Picked one of these up in a sampler. The tastes were pronounced and assertive, the wrapper was perfect, the burn was razor sharp, so I can totally see the 92 rating. Probably would have been rated higher if it weren't for the price. Great smoke!!
The Serie R Pequenos are the best small cigars I have tried to date. Most small cigars lack the flavor of their big brothers; not these.
By far one of my favorite smokes.
La Gloria R... I so fondly remember my 1st one, instant love.... I'm just glad to see I'm not the only one who gets "High" (for better lack of description) while smoking a good cigar... Like a similar smokable substance, I too feel strong euphoric effects while smoking certain cigars. The La Gloria R is by far one of my favorites. While a bit pricey off the shelf, CI offers this gem at a reasonable price for common man. Thanks CI! Maybe it's just a Pennsylvania thing???
I burned one of these down this afternoon and I have to say it was absolutely incredible. Fantastic smoke with a rich hearty flavor while remaining smooth. Burn was even all the way around all the way to the nub. A very enjoyable smoke worthy of the 92 rating that it received by the experts.
I have yet to find another full bodied cigar that I enjoy more than the La Gloria Cubana serie R in maduro wrapper. If you treat these cigars well and keep them properly humid, then you will not be disappointed. This is possibly the most flavorful fullbodied cigar that I have tried. If there is one out there that someone would say can trump it, let em know.
Had the natural #5...not a bad smoke...not really the flavor I prefer, but it has a bold flavor with a good amount of smoke production...I will have to try the maduro version, as that is more of my type of smoke...
The best Vitola of the bunch is the No. 3. Short and bitter sweet. Deep earth and raw cocoa dominate this cigar. It also has a zesty dried fruitiness toward the end. This is an everyday, all day smoke. Full bodied and full smooth strength.
La Gloria Cubana Serie R: I prefer the natural over the maduro, and I have tried each cigar in this series from the piquenios to the #7's. IMHO the best is the #6. It's got the right combination of length and ring gauge. There's something in these cigars, maybe a special tobacco, maybe something else, but it acts, for me, like a neuro-toxin. I can be as angry, sad, or frustrated as I've ever been, then light up a #6 and within a few puffs all is right with the world again. This doesn't happen for me with all cigars, nor with all of the Serie R's, just the #6 and #7. Your results may vary if the receptor in my brain is different than yours. As for taste: I taste Oak or Mesquite, floral, and a tiny bit of orange rind. They always burn perfectly and always have a perfect draw.
I purchased 2 Herf A Dor packs. El Gordo #40: La Gloria Serie R + Herf-a-Dor and a Romeo y Julieta 1875 Herf-a-Dor Combo. The deal on these were great and the lighter that came with the La Gloria is a terrific lighter, but the La Gloria Serie R were sadly disappointing. Not sure how they got a 92 rating. On the other hand the Romeo y Julieta 1875 fabulous and I will order them again when they are back in stock.