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La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.55 out of 5 Based on 20 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original”

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Black Pearl
One of the best
5 out of 5
A great smoke
I tried all of the La Perla offerings. The Original is the best, IMO. It has the right combination of flavors all along the burn that make it a pleasure from beginning to end. I think the special Arapiraca wrapper contributes a lot to this. It looks badass, but is not a harsh monster. And, the price is good for a standard all-the-time smoke. I really like this cigar, and found it by trying out new stuff....
5 out of 5
La Perla Habana Black Pearl
Great everyday smoke! Love them and the price is right!
5 out of 5
These dark wrapper Black Pearl cigars are the best tasting, slowest burning cigar you find for the price. I've tried many dark wrapper cigars and these are my 'go to' cigar.
5 out of 5
A good cigar for a fair price.
I really enjoy the Black Pearl Robusto, glad I tried them.
5 out of 5
Black label tattoo
Shipped fast and no problems. Very happy with the cigars too. Thank you
4 out of 5
Smooth rich flavor with clean,
Smooth rich flavor with clean, even burning ash. Tasteful beginning to end. An excellent cigar!
4 out of 5
Full taste, even burnning
I found the Black Pearl Originals to be the superior cigar of their line. With it's full body and even burning, it makes for a cigar you can enjoy from end to end.
5 out of 5
LA Perla Habana Black Pearl Original Robusto
My new go to cigar. Ready for my 3rd order. Every one burns perfect, great draw, consistent flavor. Hope Cigars International keeps these in stock!!
5 out of 5
Latest House Cigar
Great taste, great smoke. For the money this stick cannot be beat.
4 out of 5
Mild & Flavorful
These Black Pearls were much milder than I anticipated. However the maduro wrap gave them a very good taste. A terrific balance! They smoked very well with an easy draw. I would buy them again.
3 out of 5
Give a Five Pack a Try
Pretty good smoke, and hard to find anything that smokes this good for the same $$. The highlight of this stick is the burn, it's almost razor like. Construction is very good, and aroma is nice. The flavor is good also. Not a homerun, but it is good. I picked up a five pack and all five performed the same, so this is a consistent stick. I tried this stick with a few different things and I found it went best with a neat rum and a hoppy beer (my opinion). Nice thing about this stick is it can rest for a while and not have to be touched up with a lighter. None of them had to be touched up. The draw is good as well, right in the middle where it should be. burn time for this stick is just over 90 min. This is not a stick you will nub, it gets harsh towards the end. Pick up a five pack and give em a try...
4 out of 5
Proven Performer
Sporting my favorite type of cigar wrapper from Brazil I am already biased towards this stick. A solid performer construction wise I have smoked many of these and have yet to have one misfire. The flavor is classic Brazilian Maduro which by the way is a good wrapper for Maduro newbies to start off with. A trusted Brand that ends up in my humidor every time I see them on the Daily Deal.
4 out of 5
Decent smoke
No complaints here. Good everyday choice.
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Ordered one of my favorite cigars, La Perla Black Pearls. They arrived sealed and fresh and ready for my humidor. They smoke great and I'm looking at the catalog to add to them. Well done CI!!
4 out of 5
LPH quality
I absolutely love this cigar. Pure tobacco goodness. I bought the sampler bundle of 6" X 60 ring size. These are a little bit big for my taste but the quality of LPH cigars is great. I liked all of them (cobre, morado, rojo, and Black Pearl original). All were very good cigars but the maduro was my favorite. I am very surprised that these dont comand a higher price point. These cigars are one of my favorites of all time. If your like me and dont spend over a bill for any box, try these they are just as good as all the overpriced big name brands. Pure quality.
4 out of 5
excellent for the price
slow burning, excellent taste, smooth, no bite, a pleasure to moke in the evenings at several intervals.
5 out of 5
Top Favs
One of my top favorite cigars I've had so far. Don't let the darkness fool you! Wonderful taste and burn.
5 out of 5
Stop reading! Just buy it already!
The ratings speak for themselves. Excellent, flavorful experience for a medium strength cigar from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
i had wanted to try this cigar for a while and finally did and was not disappointed.
Customer Testimonials
I would rate this cigar as a middle of the road cigar. The toasty tobacco and a hint of spice is all I get from this cigar. That being said the flavor and aroma I get is good. The wrapper is very dark and attractive. The burn is mostly even and the draw is smooth but fast. All in all, a well built cigar for the price.
Very good cigar; nice, sweet tobacco flavor. Good value. Will buy more.
Only one thing wrong with the Black Pearl cigar. They are not available anywhere but CI Cigars. Thanks guys.
Nice and tasty cigar....
Bought a box. The flavor was good, but over half of them were just rolled to dang tight for me...
This is a good cigar, but not a great cigar. It's not offensive, but forgettable.
I really enjoy the entire line of cigars from La Perla Habana. This one (La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original) is most likely my favorite of them all. Anytime I'm at a cigar lounge or smoke shop and I see these I have to grab a few. To be able to get them from CI on a special like this is just icing on the cake. Deep smooth flavor with a good draw. Very earthy and woody with hints of leather around the middle of the stick. I nub these every time. It's one of the cigars that I just cannot keep stocked in my Humidor.
A friend handed me one, almost three years ago and I seem to always put them in my cart when I get low or when I can't feel impressed by other brands. Try it once and you'll buy more. In short, it's as described; peppery but not too strong and satisfying to the end. I like a smaller ring to keep the dark wrapper fresh.
Loved it!
A great tasting cigar and sweet!
Not big on the terms, slang, or lingo... but this is a very, very fine smoke. Not a smudge of harshness to it, smooth as silk, and fantastic, mild flavor. Received it in a bundle of included cigars at the 2014 Great Smoke Inn, West Palm Beach, FL. The cigar burned extremely evenly, with a nearly pristine white to very light gray ash. Only other cigar I have seen in my experience that burned this straight and white were the H. Upmann No.2 sticks. I will be purchasing a box of these at my earliest ability.
Got a box of 20 on one of those "limited time" deals, and I have to say, these are on my permanent list now. This is one smooth cigar! Plenty of flavor, lots of billowy, white smoke, but very little "bite" I associate with cigars on the fuller side of medium. I usually compare everything to my favorite stick, the Montecristo Classic, as I have always preferred the mild side of medium. This is nothing like that cigar, and may yet supplant it as my favorite. As long as they're available, I'll be back for more!
Very nice cigar, great taste and aroma; bought a box this time, great everyday stick. You can't go wrong for the money.
These are an okay smoke, I like mine a little more mild to medium, these are a medium to strong cigar. But good.
Not a bad cigar at all. I noticed that not all of the cigars are consistant. Overall they're pretty good, especially for the price that you're getting them for.
I ordered a bunch of cigars from CI and on the final page before checking out, they offered a 10 pack of the La Pearla Habanas robusto sampler. I figured for 25 bucks, what the heck. I typically smoke $10 plus cigars but I have to say, after trying two of these Black Pearls, I was pleasantly surprised. The first was what I think was a Connecticut wrapper and while it wasn't a blow me away type cigar, it was nice. Tried the maduro today and again, a very nice surprise! Peppery, good medium body and a great burn. Haven't had to touch it up at all. I see they're all less than $4 a pop, and in my opinion, a heck of a bargain. FYI, my usual smokes are: San Lotano Oval, Mi Amore, most of the Alec Bradley line and the Don Pepin line and an occasional Davidoff Winston Churchill. So for the most part, I typically enjoy a heavier smoke. But these were great! No complaints here!
I really like this cigar, almost like a montecristo but with more flavor to it. It's in my opinion more medium than mild in flavor. Good even burn all the way to the nub. The cigar didn't get hot or bitter near the end like some do and kept a good consistent flavor throughout the smoke. Well worth the price that CI has them on special for.
Got a box of the belicoso 6.2 x 52 last week. Good cigar, on the med. side of its description rather than med/full. Flavor was nice. It was as I expected it to be.....
I was able to enjoy this cigar during a Victory Cigar Club evening while stationed in Iraq. Cheers!
delicious....this cigar makes the snazzberrys NOT taste like snazzberrys! and thats a good thing because you should never trust a man who would enslave orange midgets. sob got no class, but this cigar does.
These beauties are just what you need after a long day!! Very enjoyable and easy to nub. From Afghanistan to Jacksonville and every where else I can always count on La Perla Habana Black Pearl to relax me!!
Pros: beautiful white ash from a toothy and rustic wrapper. Usually medium tasty maduro type flavors. Cons: proverbial box of chocolates. Most are very good, some are so so. If they get the consistency down these would be premiums.
One of my favorites. This is my go to cigar. I think the reasons are first the consistency of this cigar, havent had a bad one yet, it fits my flavor profile and the quality of the cigar for the price is awesome. I like cigars that deliver smoke and this one does for sure. Another cigar somewhat close to this one is the arganese maduro but I've only smoked one of those so if you like those you'll probably love these.
OK, so after 2 months in the humidor Black Pearls are decent $2.50 cigars....Yeah,they're OK but that's it....fess up up to it No one should go out of the way to pay more for these.
....These cigars are ok but not very good. Nowhere worth more than the fifty bucks charged.The flavor wanted to come through but just never did.I don't care much about burn or appearance,it's about flavor!The cigars I ordered were Black Pearl Maduro.What I received were what appeared to be sort of a darker natural and tasted like a weak natural....
These Black Pearl cigars could easily develop a cult following. They are a very tasty, middle of the road smoke with a good burn. The first box I bought had an old fashioned pic of a woman on the lid but the second box didn't - they need to go back to that.
The Black Pearl is a good value for someone looking to step into the world of boutique cigars, it's ok. My rate this on this stick: 82
Simply put, the Black Pearl (Gran D) is the single best cigar money can buy at any price....and I've had about every 'gar available run through my coolerdor at some point in the past 10 years. I am so glad these La Perlas are back at CI. My recenly arrived box of robustos is just as good as those Black Pearls of lore from years past. Another fine (re)addition fellas.
I got the robusto and it is a very fine cigar. Lots of flavor and very smooth. I nub these down to where they burn my fingers and hate to toss them even then. I am so glad that CI sells them for not to much money.
....I found the black pearl to be a very tasty cigar with great aroma......and large plumes of smoke.... nice overall cigar..........
Great maduro for a killer price! It's an easy 90+ rated cigar. Keep the pricing right where it is; I'll be back for more....
WOW...complex,rich,smooth,...a must try!!!! at a KILLER PRICE.not sure if I should eat it or smoke it..YUMMY
Short and to the point: Simply don't miss this thing. Totally worthwhile...
Just tried this cigar for the first time tonight, and loved every minute of it! Will definitely be buying this cigar again come pay day!
Just tried my first Black Pearl, what a DEAL on this smoke. Picked up a box on the advertised special. These would be a deal at twice the price. Excellent job once again CI
SteveR - Nice review on the Black Pearl. I smoked a box of these and the Rojos back in '06 and liked them then. Picked up a 10er of the Black Pearls a few jams back. They taste better than ever.
I am happy to see that CI has the La Perla Habana Black Pearl again. This is a great cigar.
I had a chance to taste this particular cigar (Black Pearl by La Perla Habana) in your Top Tier 3 taste pack --- and the first one I picked was the Black Pearl. Since this was my first time tasting really GOOD cigars ( I was prior to this, messing around with the regular Machine Made Garcia Vegas) This cigar blew me away. It was as some of the other reviews had said --- you light it up, had a nice smokey aroma --- and then all of a sudden " BAM!" --- the spices and perfected tobaccos roll into the mouth, and like smoking poetry, blew out in a nice rolling fume --- and it cooked into the pours of your tounge. After the first puff --- the long drive didn't really matter much, as a great relaxation overwhelmed the senses. This Cigar is one of the best I've tried so far --- great blends and crafstmanship have been put into making such a beautiful product. If you would like to purchace a box of really strong and very powerfull cigars --- the buck stops here. This is a very serious Cigar folks, one of those Cigars that you'd want to whip out after a hard week's work, or if you want to chill and relax over the weekend, with a good brand of Chateu St Michelle and some good company. A simple 10 out of 10 in my book. Great Job CI!!!
Simply one of the best cigars I've had in a long time (La Perla Habana Black Pearl). My first box lasted only a week... and I've not shared one yet, I'm enjoying them way too much! The great ratings this cigar has received since it's arrival are in fact an understatement. I can see that in time this one only gets better, but they are near perfection now. The combination of body and strength are perfectly in sync. The explosion of spiciness tends to hit at about the halfway point and then mellows again until you smell burning flesh. Construction is perfect.