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CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Cohiba Reviews

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Overall Rating 3.95 out of 5 Based on 39 Ratings

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

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4 out of 5
Great for the price
A very good cigar, a little bitter the first few draws.
4 out of 5
Short smoke. Great for the price.
Quick smoke. Majority burned nearly perfect. Some imperfections in construction (cracking, etc). Tended to tar up, especially if the cut was small. So I don't recommend punching. Ash didn't stay on the cigar for long. Flavor wasn't great at first but it grew on me. Great cigar for the price.
4 out of 5
Tasty but expect a few rejects
Good flavor especially after sitting in the humidor for a couple months. They suffer from construction issues; several unraveled and or burned uneven. For the most part they are tasty making these a good deal.
4 out of 5
Quick, but nice.
Mellow smoke.. Perfect for the Golf course where you'll be throwing it about a bit ( I do). It was a quick-ish burn though.. But for the price.. GREAT value. It was a NICE smoke!
4 out of 5
I love these, I will buy these many more times, completely satisfied, a little dry on arrival, but great every day smokes
4 out of 5
Really are like Cohibas
Not as good as the coronal but we'll worth the money
5 out of 5
A good surprise
So I'm a big fan of the Cohiba Rubusto but can't always spend the $$$. It's was nice to have a cheaper version that was very similar. Glad I took the chance on the CI knock offs. I'll definitely be ordering more.
5 out of 5
These are good
I'm not sure I would compare them to Cohibas, but these are very good cigars.
4 out of 5
Excellent little cigar
Cant beat the price
3 out of 5
knockaround smoke
A good cigar for working around the house or dropping on the golf course.
3 out of 5
Good value cigar
Cigars were okay for the money. Found little inconsistency from from cigar to cigar in bundle. All smoked mild to medium and most burned even, some did not. Found some sticks with wrappers lose and dry right out of the package. Little saliva lick helped. I will buy again for the value and...well, What do you expect when buying seconds or knock-offs?
1 out of 5
Wow, what a horrible "mistake". This cigar is horrible. It won't smoke evenly, and I get tired of spitting tobacco out of my mouth as it disintegrates on the end. Never again.
5 out of 5
A Great Smoke!
A beautiful med/full bodied smoke!! I definitely had it in my rotation. CI DEFINITELY has the absolute best deals on cigars!! They get a little chunk of my retirement almost every month!...
4 out of 5
Great cigar for the price
I purchased these cigars not knowing what I was going to get for my money. Boy was I surprised when I smoked my first cigar out of the bundle. This cigar has a good taste that doesn't go sour as you smoke it. In fact I smoke these cigars to the nub and to my surprise, they burn steady and evenly all the way. love the flavor the dark wrapper. I will definitely buy these cigars again.
5 out of 5
Ci knockoffs (cohiba)
Nice everyday smoke.
3 out of 5
an ok cigar. However the
an ok cigar. However the filler tobacco was way to loose. before you had half smoked you spit out an inch of tobacco. not my favorite choice. Probally won't order these again
5 out of 5
great cigars
The CI knockoffs are great everyday cigars!
5 out of 5
Even burn,good dra
whole lotta bang for the buck,these will stay on my buy list.
5 out of 5
Cigars are great. Just by chance happened to be in PA this weekend and got a chance to visit one of your stores. Whet s great store!! We need one here in MA
1 out of 5
Not even close
The quality of cigar matches the price. Its not even close to the Cohiba. Will not buy again.
5 out of 5
Cohiba knock-offs
All my bundles are always flawless except for last one which had some a little plugged. I still give these 5 stars because i have ordered so many bundles over time and never a problem!! They don't taste like Cohiba but just great. Just a great everyday cigar. Great construction with an easy draw. I can smoke them down to a little knub without much change in the smoke ..... Just amazing for the price
5 out of 5
nice cigar for the price.
nice cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
It's really NOT too good to be true!
At the price of these cigars, any description of how well they smoke, how even they burn, how easily they draw, and the deliciously balanced complex flavor they consistently deliver ---- well, it would sound "too good to be true", except that it's not! These cigars are a great value and now one of my regular orders. They taste far higher than priced and are actually becoming one of my preferred brands, not just an economical smoke.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs - Compare to Cohiba Pequenos
Nice even burn with good flavor. They are great for a quick smoke when time is limited. I've never had one fall apart on me and the description of flavors is spot on. Definitely worth a try at a reasonable price.
1 out of 5
Ci cohiba knock-offs
Bought this item several times used to be great and would give it 4 star however last month when it was on special I ordered two packs of twenty , unfortunately they are worthless would not even give one star ,as they were very dry tasted very bitter and mouldy. I advised CI customer service that I am not taking the chance and ordering the same product again .
3 out of 5
Good small cigar
I have had problems with the construction of most small cigars. I have tried several that are too tight and have no draw, and I have tried a few others that seem to unwrap. These are fairly consistent. Some don't draw quite as well as others, but it's rare to find one that is unsmokeable. Some tend to start unwrapping , but again they are almost always manageable. I get them on a regular basis and I haven't found a small cigar that is as consistent.
5 out of 5
CI knock off vs Cohiba
They're shaped the same. After that not much similarity.
4 out of 5
Good cigar, good price
These were fantastic cigars, not just for the price. I only had one issue with these cigars, they smoked too fast. The cigar lasted between half and three quarters of the time of a higher end cigar.
5 out of 5
Try it, Excellent !
Excellent cigar. Great construction, great draw, great flavor, unbelievable price! Keep up the good work and great deals. I'll be buying more.
1 out of 5
Knock offs
The cigars were a let down, first one I smoked, the wrapper fell apart.
5 out of 5
Good golfing cigar
Good smoke for the money
3 out of 5
Needs extensive aging time
I wish CI would ship cigars out in a ziplock bag, my cigars are always dried out. On top of that these cigars need extensive humidor time for the flavors to come out
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Excellent cigar at a great price.
1 out of 5
So far I've tried the
So far I've tried the LaGloria, Monte Cristo's, and Cohiba knockoffs. The Cohibas were terrible, will never order again, the other two were acceptable. Gave away most of Cohibas!
4 out of 5
knock offs
almost as good as original
5 out of 5
Good smoke
nice smoke for the price
5 out of 5
High quality for such a Low Price
Ny initial reaction was to blurt out 'Wow!'. Similar flavor and strength to Cohiba, certainly not a replica. Well made but not as tight as a top shelf smoke, but very tasty from end-to-end.
5 out of 5
Ced-Customer in Texas
CI Knock-offs Cohiba Toro are a great cigar for the price that you pay. The cigar compares very well to a True Dominican Cohiba. And is not far off a Cuban Cohiba. I would rate the CI Knock-off Cohiba Toro a 10 out of 10. If you are looking for a mild and smooth cigar for a reasonable price. Not a strong flavor of tobacco in this cigar.
4 out of 5
not bad at all
the ci cohiba knock-offs are definitely a decent smoke for the price. Nothing really compares to a cohiba but the knock-offs close enough.
Customer Testimonials
It is a good smoke but I am not a fan of this blend.
Just received my bundle of CI Cohiba Knockoffs. I ordered the Robusto and I must say I was very pleased with the smoke. Good draw, taste and burn. A lot of value for the money!
Honesty, I couldn't tell the difference between these or a real Cohiba. I don't have the experience for that. What I do know is that these Cohiba Knock-Offs are damn tasty and I can afford to smoke'em every day! Thanks CI!
as an experiment , I told a few friends that these were actual cuban "Cohibas". Then we smoked them and they raved about how excellent these cigars were. I myself prefer the cohiba red dots, and these taste, smell, and smoke exactly the same. the main difference was that the Knock-offs have a thinner, more delicate wrapper. they burn even leaving a long white ash, and are an exceptional value. i ordered mine in the toro, which is the perfect size for this cigar.
These are totally my everyday secret. Awesome sticks!!! I don't care what they may or may not be a "Knock-Off" of? So what if it ain't the real thing? It's a good thing!
Great cigar for the price. Cohiba no but a decent cigar. This is a great go to everyday cigar.
Very-good smoke in comparison to the regular Cohiba and certainly a better price!
Very tasty smoke. Excellent construction with no burn issues. Great everyday stick. Not sure if it tastes just like a Cohiba but it stands well on it's own merits.
Maybe not a Cohiba, but a very good cigar for the price, I'll be ordering this agian.
Cohiba is one if my overall favorite smokes. I have been lucky enough to have access to Cuban sticks from my travels as well as Red Dots available in the states. With that said, this is not Cohiba but It's a really nice smoke. I just got my delivery of 16 premium sticks and a 20 brick of these knockoffs and decided to light one up. Well constructed, clean wrapper and feels well rolled. Bitter on the first draw but smoothed out shortly after. The ash is nice and sold, light grey and heavy when rolled off the stick. 2nd third was really smooth and the burn is nice and even. I'm at the last third now and well, I'm really glad I have 19 more! For the price, this is an amazing every day smoke and it will become a regular order from now on. I will start trying the other knockoffs over time. Looks like I may need to dedicate on humidor for knockoffs and the other for premiums. I will also start offering these to new attendees to my cigar socials as they are good and inexpensive. It sucks when you give a premium to a new smoker and they put it down. I also would prefer to offer good smokes to new people and not cheap crappy smokes and they think that's what a cigar is.
I ordered 30 of these as I really like the Red Dot Blacks. While they aren't bad smokes for the price and size, I wouldn't ever use them as an every day great tasting smoke. They are more of a smoke I'd have late at night after a few drinks or when I'm at a bar with some friends who smoke cigarettes. Do not taste like a Cohiba, but not horrible.
A damn good cigar for the price. After a couple days in the humidor, it tastes like an $8 stick. Burns a little uneven, but tastes great. Definitely pick a bundle up if you're "Ballin on a Budget."
Good cigars but do not taste like a Cohiba to me, nor do they burn the same.
Cannot beat this deal! Great smoke!
Got these little bad boys 3 weeks ago. Smoked one right out of the box. I've never smoked a real Cohiba, so can't really compare. These little guys smoke evenly, cool and produce a nice cloud of thick smoke for me. The taste to me is somewhat spicy, almost peppery with a hint of vanilla sweetness up front. I've had the rest in my humi and I gotta say they definitely are getting better with age. Will definitely be ordering more soon.
Very tasty! A little loose but consistent and the flavor is excellent. A great daily smoke - just do it.
compared to a real $15 Cohiba and the CI $2 knock-off holds right up, im no expert and dont know all the undertones/overtones/aroma BS but if you ask me they taste very similar.
Don't compare to Red Dots, compare to your favorite $2 stick. Don't have a favorite $2 stick? You do now, and I firmly believe they are worth more. I call them Fauxhibas and feel like I'm gettin' over.
This is a GREAT cigar! Not exactly like Cohiba Red Dots, but amazingly close. Even burn, great construction, and an unbeatable price. You just can't beat the service, quality, and consistency that CI provides. Thanks, guys. Will order these again and again.
Highly recommended, I love red dots, and these are as close as your gonna get, ONLY difference in my opinion is they burn a little faster then the originals! A MUST try!
Smoking my first CI cohiba knockoff. Amazing!!! I live it. It's 40 degrees in San Antonio but this smoke has me outside lovin it. This is a must try if you haven't discovered them already.
good quick smoke for the price.......cohiba...distant cousin....
I could not tell the difference... awesome smoke for the price.!! Every where i go people compliment the aroma...constantly tell me how good it smells... and they think it $20 so be it...
Certainly not Cohiba. However, the CI knock-offs are smooth and easy to smoke. Good alternative to original Cohiba Red dot.
Excellent smoke, can't beat it for price!
Hubby loves the blend and roll...thanks!
These babies are excellent everyday/share with your friends smokes. They are tasty and smooth and they burn beatifully right down to the very end. Well worth the finger burn. For this quality you can't beat the price.
If pequenos are your thing, this is your smoke.
They are OK for an everyday cigar, not quite what I expected them to be. I expected something similar to Cohiba, but didn't notice any resemblance. For about the same price you can get a good Gurkha or 5 Vegas sampler pack which is much better.
A good, solid everyday smoke. Nothing spectacular, not really reminiscent of a Cohiba, but I thoroughly enjoyed these and would definitely buy again. I got the torpedo on the MMAO, and will maybe give the corona a try next time as I prefer that size, but am still very happy with this purchase.
Not as good as Cohiba, but not bad!
Great stick! Well worth the money. This is my new daily smoke-- great job, CI.
Try a few knock-offs from CI, this is the one that I want to reorder.
I love Cohiba Red Dots so I had to try these at least once. They might be modeled after the Cohiba, but they don't come close in terms of flavor or strength. The smoke is not chewy or thick, but thin and a bit bland, almost chalky. Lacks all the typical flavors associated with Red Dots and replaces them with its own. Appearance and Burn was okay, and draw tended to vary from stick to stick but overall acceptable. A half decent everyday smoke, but the price point is fair. Make no mistake, you aren't getting filet mignon for the price of ground beef here. You're getting ground beef. But ground beef can be pretty good when you have nothing but celery to eat. If you order these, let them sit in the humidor for a while to mellow out a bit and have one when you're not in the mood to burn one of your top shelf cigars.
This is truly a Prince in Pauper's clothing! Well made, great flavor, medium body. I've been looking for a good everyday cigar, for a while now, and what I found here is a high end cigar at an "everyday" price. Awesome cigar, don't hesitate to try!
This is absolutely worth it! Talk about a great smoke for your $$$! Try it... you won't be sorry!
does not really taste like a cohiba, but still a great cigar none the less. One would be hard pressed to find a better smoke at these prices...
I was a little hesitant about these cigars, but I'm glad I got 'em. I wouldn't "Compare them to Cohiba" but I would compare them to other $2 cigars. Great burn, construction and taste straight out of the box. I can't imagine what they will be like in a few weeks. I wouldn't question buying another bundle.
I bought a mazo of robusto's when they were offered on the 1 day deal. They've rested for a month or so in my humidor. I lit the first one tonight and I must say, I am pleasantly surprised. Even burn, lots of white smoke, nice ash, and most of all, great taste! I'll definitely enjoy smoking the rest of these!
I bought these a few months ago on a big sale (Robusto size) and they have been sitting in my humidor. Tried the first one today and was very pleasantly surprised how good it was. It tastes and smells great, plenty of smoke, zero harshness, good burn, and good construction. I will be buying more of these as they are nearly as good as cigars costing 2-3 times more. Nice job on these CI.
Not a bad cigar, but not really comparable to Cohiba. a very nice smoke for the price though. My only complaint would be a tight draw on several smoke from this mazo.
I got a pretty good deal on these cigars (30 dollars for the robusto mazo). I would not recommend buying them at full price. I wouldn't stay they are comparable to a Cohiba in many aspects other than the vanilla cream taste up front. I might smoke the rest of my mazo, but if I do I will just smoke the first half to enjoy the vanilla taste. Most likely this mazo will end up in the "give away to my mooching buddies" pile. If I were to rank it I would give it 4/10.
I could not believe how good these were. I smoked one right off the ups truck and offered one to the driver. He took it and said that he would smoke it later. The next day he stopped and asked me what brand that was. I told him Cohiba and he believed me. Then I told him no it was a knock-off made for Ci. We both agree it was one mighty fine cigar.
CI Knockoffs-Cohiba.....I could not tell the difference....can you? OUTSTANDING!
Normally I don't like smaller cigars, I like good smoke volume and distance between my mouth and the fire, but a lot of guys have been speaking about getting some smaller/quicker smokes for the cold winter days and nights. When I saw the CI Cohiba Knock-Offs I thought I'd give the Pequenos a try (with 30 in a pack, there's enough to share). Just had my first one with a post-breakfast coffee enjoying the sun. It was good, I enjoyed it - smooth, mild, good flavor which got stronger before I had to abandon it at the halfway point, which is when it dropped the first ash. Good cigar, even better when you can get them at a discount.
picked up a bundle of the toros and man i love these, after only sitting in the humi for 3 days i fired one up and it blew me away, i cant believe how great these sticks are for what i paid for i dont know what cohibas taste like because i cant afford those brands so i couldnt say yes its identical BUT i dont really care what cohibas taste like because these are killer..tons of smoke, smooth, creamy, and i love how half way thru it has a nice kick to it, it turns zesty, almost spicy..really nice change..never got harsh or anything..these will be a big part of my yourself a favor and pick up a few bundles..
Great deal, great smoke, and great razor sharp burn. If you've looked this far into theses, get them. You won't be disapppointed.
First off, I can't believe no one has written a review of this blend by CI. Holy Smoke, Batman, this is amazing! Now before I go further, if you expect a 15-25 dollar quality out of a 2 buck a piece stick, your not smart enough to figure out how awesome CI is. That being said the flavor profile is on point. Sweet cedary tones, rich tobacco flavor, a very slight hint of pepper on the palate and through the nose, gobs of flavor and smoke. Not so mellow, but time in the humi will change that (still not harsh by any definition!). They even look amazing, construction is tight with a smooth draw, with a tiny bit of heft in hand. These are a must try!