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“I don't necessarily enjoy black licorice, but I decided to give these a try. This isn't an everyday kind of smoke, but it is nice to change up the pace every now and then with an Avanti. Like others said, the draw is perfect on some, tough on other sticks. I would buy these again.”
“I enjoy the taste of licorice and have been known to add sambuca to my coffee, so when I saw these at a nearby cigar shop I gave them a try.
I am really enjoying these on my morning commute, along with my travel mug of coffee!
These have a great aroma, both before and after lighting. If you like black licorice, you should enjoy these too. They are not sickly sweet and the taste is consistent. My only criticism is that the draw is not consistent from cigar to cigar. Some are fine, but some seem to be rolled too tightly because they make you work a bit harder than you should have to.
An inexpensive cigar that can be enjoyed daily. Recommended.”
“These are the original "fire-cured" cigars that your Italian grandpa used to smoke (Avanti). It's a licorce taste that's really unique and gives a sweet-smelling smoke that won't offend your girlfriend. If you might try the "Ramrod" version which are soaked in All-American bourbon
whiskey. There is also a version which is flavored with Red Wine, but it's impossible to find.”
“Love these, always have.Taste good lit or unlit.
Also love parodi and denobili cigars (same company right here in U.S.A.)”
“I really like licorice so decided to give these things a try. I'm not sorry I did. I like the pre-light aroma and the subtle licorice/anisette flavour whilst smoking. It's not likely to become my favourite cigar, but I think I'll keep a few around just for a quick change-of-pace. A worthwhile wee cigar.”
“Nice little flavored cigar that doesn't taste like it was dipped in dish washing detergent. No chemical taste that most flavored cigars suffer with in this cigar. Great tobacco flavor sets off the liquor flavoring. If you want a flavored cigar with a sweet aroma this is one of the best you can buy----I actually prefer it to couple of Acid Cigars I've tried. I am not partial to the licorice taste and I wish that CI would offer the Ramrod version flavored with bourbon whiskey.”
“Don't expect a smooth smoke here! This is a MAN'S cigars my friends! This cigar is the equivalent of smoking sambuca! A delicious sweet, spicy and aromatic cigar that will let everyone around you know that you have arrived! What's great about this is that you could keep this in your mouth without worrying about it getting soggy and break apart (like Clint Eastwood did in the cowboy movies).”
“I love these. Avanti has become my everyday smoke. These take about thirty minutes to burn making them good for a commute. Two of my buddies are now Avanti devotees as well. These are one of those cigars that you can hang from your mouth without lighting. It smells good.”
“These cigars a pure garbage. the worst draw in the world, might as well try to lite and smoke the end of a stick. They had a horrendous offensive odor just sitting in the box. Needless to say I kept them far away from my humidor. We tried smoking 3 of these and didnt come close to a quarter way done with either of them. I gave the rest away to a friend who owns a drinking establishment and he didn't want them, but he took them anyway and put a free sign above them......after many months he finally had to throw the last 5 pack in the garbage. They are that sickening, ps there nothin like ol gramps used to smoke ;)”
“These are a great tasting little treat!! my uncle got me to try these several years ago, and i love them! Im slowly getting my friends to try them LOL”
“I LOVE black licorice, these are great change of pace smokes..STRONG on taste (licorice wise) so I smoke a lil then go back and finish them, get anyway 3 go arounds on each of these lil hard packed lil boogers..have gave a few to friends who like licorice also and they were amazed..its like smokeing a twizzler except these are MUCH easier to light ;)”
“avanti great taste had a very hard draw, I stopped buying them for about 1/2 year. started buying them again because of the great taste. WOW they must have read all the bad reviews. THEY WENT FROM A VERY HARD DRAW TO VERY EASY DRAW. ALL 50.... SO I BOUGHT 100....WOW SO FAR EVERY ONE IN THE NEW ORDER IS ALSO VERY EASY GREAT IMPROVMENT”
“Like Anisette, Ouzo or Bassett's? Like your espresso dark and strong? Then this might be your thing. Consistent 1" ash and no-humidor friendly.”