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CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Partagas Reviews

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 Based on 22 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Partagas”

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5 out of 5
A humidor staple, i.e., It's a Keeper!
These Knock-Offs are some of the best smokes I've had. I tried a couple of the other Knock-Offs and they where ok but not as good as the Partagas Knock-Offs. This cigar has come to be a staple in my humidor. For me it's a nice "soft" full bodied cigar, not to strong but not mild either. Oh, and you can't beat the price. Please never discontinue these fine cigars.
4 out of 5
Great cigar!
I'm a huge Partagas fan but often can't afford them. These knock-off are an excellent substitute. They smoke great, even burn, nice draw and they taste awesome. My humidor will get more of these on a monthly basis
1 out of 5
Recent order - CI Knockoffs and "Fresh rolled Cuban Wheel"
I haven't tried the CI Knockoffs (Partagas) yet, but was disappointed to see that they are a Madura wrapper.maybe I missed this, but not sure it was advertised as such. As for the "Fresh Rolled Cuban Wheel", I have been very disappointed in the workmanship. The wrapper has peeled very early in the smoke, even though my humidor is perfectly conditioned. Very disappointing.
4 out of 5
Enjoyed most of them, but
Enjoyed most of them, but several were rolled very tight.
5 out of 5
The Best company!!!!!
The Best company!!!!!
5 out of 5
My father really enjoys these
My father really enjoys these cigars.
4 out of 5
Price considered, these are a good alternative to Partagas.
Flavorwise and on draw, these are comparable to Partagas. My only complaint is on their construction - they leave bits of tobacco in my mouth on each pull. Even so, at their price, one-third that of real Partagas, I still find them to be a very good value.
4 out of 5
Great deal for the price
I got 20 of the Miley and 20 of the medium. 90% burned great and100% tasted great. I will definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
Robert Mendel
Very good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Awesome CI Knock Offs
these are one of my favorites burn great, taste great, excellent price I must give them 5 stars there is no downside to these sticks buy them you will love them!
1 out of 5
My First Bad Deal
Almost every cigar split when clipping the cap. It didn't matter what humidity level I kept them at, the wrapper would split regardless. I also used a variety of cutters and the wrapper continued to split. Of the few cigars I did manage to smoke, I got a lot of tobacco in my mouth from the short filler. Definitely not a Partagas. Closer to a Garcia y Vega 5-cent cigar.
5 out of 5
Compare to Partagas
I enjoy these cigars. Smoke them primarily on the golf course. In my opinion these are the best of the "Compare To" group
4 out of 5
CI knockoffs/partagas
Nice draw,rich flavor, will buy again
3 out of 5
I think for the money, they are well worth it.
5 out of 5
Great value
Great value
5 out of 5
Best Knock-off ever !!!
Smooth draw, mild/medium body, even burning (had nearly 3" ash before falling) For the money, the best knock-off I've ever had.
1 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Partagas Churchill
Poorly made cigars that were no where near a Partagas in design or flavor. Worst of all the filler was comprised of scrap bits, which I was spitting out for most of the smoke. I will not purchase these again, even though the price point was easy on the wallet.
4 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Partagas Corona
Nice cigar...good draw..burns evenly and a little fast..a little harsh toward the end of the smoke.
5 out of 5
Try them you will totally enjoy them
i compared them to more expensive sticks, and was very happy. So try them.
5 out of 5
partgas knockoffs are great everyday cigar. no problem offering one to your friends they will be impressed.
4 out of 5
Good value
i enjoy the CI Knockoff line of cigars. Consistent quality and flavor. Good all around every day smoke.
4 out of 5
Desert Dweller
Good smoke, great value. These are as good as many of the common name brands. We I'm digging through my humidifier case I usually come away with a knock-off as often as anything else. They are a consistently good cigar.
Customer Testimonials
I took the risk and ordered these Knock-Offs. Let me mention it early... age them. I tried one right away and it was awful. (Just being honest) Let these sit in your humidor for a month and you'll swear that they are a much more expensive cigar. The draw is easy and the flavor (aged) is incredible. The only tell, that they are not a real high-end stick, is the construction. It isn't terrible but it isn't going to be mistaken for Partagas. All in all, if you can be patient, this is a great stick for a great price!
Great taste and smooth draw. My next order will be for the larger sizes.
This is a great full-bodied cigar worth the try. For the price and compaired to other more expencive brands, this one is a keeper for sure. I am almost finished with my first mazo and have another on the way to sit in the humidor to get some age on it. I have a pretty good feeling it's going to be even better :) Thanks CI, this will be on my re-orders for sure.
I do love a good cigar. Although, the economy has forced the working class man to take alternative action. I used to buy Punch Double Coronas for about a buck each, and I was a happy camper. Then, our leaders decided that "we" the commoners, shouldn't be smoking good stogies. So, the pricing structure suddenly revolved around the upper class. (no offense intended). Let me just say this. These CI Knock-Offs are good smokes. I just received a bundle of these Partagas KO's in the mail today. I like a full flavored tobacco, heck, I was born in the U.S. Tobacco Belt, what more can I say. These, are WELL worth a try for any person who likes a hand rolled all tobacco cigar with a little complexity in its flavor. I'm a happy camper once more, good job CI! I will order another bundle soon.
These are awesome cigars. They are my every day sticks. Pack a nice punch, and burn for a while. This cigar has become my re-order cigars. I also have the membership so they send me 8 cigars a month, and those are usually awesome cigars. So those along with my CI knock off Partagas, I'm happy! I recommend this cigar if you like a nice strong cigar without the strong price attached to it.
A good smoke at any price, flavorful, hearty, makes plenty of smoke. I will get more of these.
Great cigar. How much longer will I have to wait?
Straight out of the box these sticks where FANTASTIC!! I was on the golf course and brought both the CI KO and the Partagas.. Me along with 3 of my friends said that they preferred the CI KO over the Partagas. The CI KO is smooth, taste great, and burns well. I'm sticking with these sticks!!!!!
They are soft, but with time spent in the humidor, they're tolerable and flavorful. Churchills are great for an hour on the deck. Definitely coming back to these beauties.
Bought a bundle and smoked one right away, not bad............a bit soft, not rolled very tight, held an ash well, good even burn, good draw. Pleasant and effortless to smoke. As time goes by they sit in the humidor and get better and better. Each burns better and tastes better then the last one. Peppery through the nose about half way through the smoke. Plenty of smoke, still soft. So soft after a while, you can chew it. If you dont rush it, it keeps its cap okay. Interesting taste, not bad......... oh did I say that already? I would buy these again, maybe today. Thanks
The CI Knockoffs (Mistakes)? C'mon now, the only mistake here is calling them mistakes. Decent smoke to say the least and you'll have some money left for some....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... libations.
Good smoke for the money;CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Partagas much better than many higher priced everyday cigars. I have smoked Partagas for years and don't know that I would exactly compare them to Partagas but they are certainly in the neighborhood. I would agree with the other customer who commented that they get better after they sit for a couple of weeks in the humidor.
Big Dave laid some of these tasty sticks (CI Knockoffs - Partagas) on me, and I was so impressed I ordered a bundle right away. But when they arrived, I lit one up and it didn't jazz me like before. So I tossed them in the bottom of one of the humidors. Well... a few weeks later I noticed a darker tint to the wrapper, and one of the lads whispered, "Try me now" in my ear. Wow! A few weeks of rest in the box turned the lads into a splendid smoke worthy of applause. A few months in the box kicks them up to the stratosphere! Sure, there are plenty of sticks that get better with age, but who wants to wait two years for a stogee to blossom and mature? These boys get better and better with each month in the box. Perfect for anyone who is impatient like me.
Suprisingly good cigar (CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Partagas). This would be a good cigar at a much higher price (don't read that part CI). Don't know that I would compare them to a Partagas taste wise but they are definately worth a try even if you are not looking for a bargin.
I thought I would give the CI knock-offs a try, I really like Partagas Cigars. I found that these cigars were worth the price I paid. If you like Partagas, try them !