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“Without question one of the best cigars I have tasted this year. Construction is excellent. Burn is so even it is scary. Holds ash forever, as a matter of fact I have seen the ash hold to an inch and a half from the end. AJ has hit a Grand Slam with this one. At our local B&M it has become one of the best selling cigars in the store.....gotta to go and light one up....”
“Just finished my first stick and this thing is one of the best surprises I've had in a long time. Not a lot of changes as it burns but that is not a negative. Consistent flavor, outstanding burn and draw. An excellent cigar by any measure! Highly recommend.”
“Love this cigar. If you like this, and it's one of my top 5, you'll love the San Lotano Maduro. The box press torpedo is my favorite all time smoke. AJ Fernandez flat out nailed this tribute to his grandfather. Way to go AJ!”
“Awesome cigar. Easily my favorite cigar of 2011. I am a big fan of AJ Fernandez, and his Man O' War line, but the San Lotano line, especially the Habano, is simply awesome, granted i haven't tried the Maduro yet.”
“These cigars are only sold in a box, so I took a gamble and hit the jackpot. Dominated by mocha and cocoa with a refined cinnamon sweetness, they are perfectly balanced. These monsters sport a leathery, oily wrapper with an excellent draw. This is a relaxing silky smooth spicy cigar. If you like A.J. Fernandez smokes try a box. The box is a work of art and the double bands make these Habanos stand out.”
“Oh my gosh this is a Powerful cigar! This Stoggie reminds me of Cuban Bolivar cigars! Except Bolivars have taste and more flavor.
Loads of nicotine here that will give you the jitters.
If you aren't use to the strength from a full bodied cigar this is not an entry level smoke. This cigar tends to be one dimensional in taste. There is an earthy taste that is always there and the aroma is on the acrid side.
To those that like this I salute you. Just not flavorful enough to me.
“I just received a 5 pack of the San Lotano Habano Toro (6”x54) as part of a CI weekend deal for $14.99 with free shipping. After a nice dinner of steak covered in mushrooms, onions, and A-1 sauce, I figured I needed to try a full-bodied San Lotano. Do not be afraid of this smoke. Unlike many so called “full-strength” cigars, this smoke does not burn your lips with spice; rather it is heavy on leather and earth, especially in the first ¾”. The smoke then mellows out but remains earthy. The last 1/3 adds white pepper while maintaining the mellow earthiness. The construction and draw are perfect, lots of smoke, tight white ash. One of the tastiest cigars I have ever smoked. Do not be afraid of the “full” rating of this smoke (I would rate it “full” in taste but not in power). It will not knock you on your backside. Order some the next time you see a deal on CI. You will not be sorry.”
“At the price point, it is my absolute favorite smoke. It's my daily smoke, in fact. Since it's release, I've probably smoked (conservatively) 40 or so boxes of the toros, a couple of boxes of the robustos and a box of the torpedos. In those hundreds of cigars, I can recall one cigar that had any construction problem (which was a stem, that was an easy fix). Full bodied, velvety baker's chocolate throughout the smoke. If I could blend my own cigar for personal consumption, at this price point, this would be it. The only thing I might change is some smaller ring gauges in the blend (a traditional corona gorda or a corona would be fitting for the blend).”
“I've smoked and ordered many cigars from CI. I bought this San Lotano Habano as a single, instead of jumping into a box I didn't sample first. I'm glad I was prudent. If you are a fan of full flavored, full bodied cigars, this is not for you. This is a medium bodied cigar, not too much smoke, not too strong of flavor. On the upside, if you like medium cigars, this one will work. There are better for the price though, IMO.”