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Ramon Bueso Odyssey Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.36 out of 5 Based on 53 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Ramon Bueso Odyssey”

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3 out of 5
Good flavor, but the wrapper was dry and the cigars unraveled.
This is a nice tasting cigar at a reasonable price, but the cigars were dry right to out the box and each one unravelled when light, either cut or punched, which dismissed the enjoyment considerably. The Ramone Bueso "Genesis Project" is far superior and highly recommended.
2 out of 5
Great flavor........Terrible Construction
Great flavored cigar (has a nice coffee flavor that lingers on the pallet). Unfortunately the cigars burn so unevenly that you have to keep a torch on hand to constantly lite one side. Good flavor. Bad packaging on the behalf of the cigar maker.
5 out of 5
Odyssey Robusto
Great all around cigar; will buy them whenever they go on sale. Hopefully will stay in the lineup for a while. Just about the time I get to liking a cigar it's discontinued!
5 out of 5
Excellent for a Connecticut.
Got a five pack of these added to my last order. Usually I find Connecticut wrappers a bit too mild for my taste. This one has more flavor to it, and I would say its a mild/med. It burned well, the draw was a little tight though. Overall, its a nice change of pace from my med/full habano and madoro smokes without being too wimpy.
5 out of 5
Mild with lots of flavor
I wasn't disappointed with this cigar. Good flavor, little bite, excellent even burn. A well made cigar that is flavorful, yet mild to the palate. I will be buying again.
5 out of 5
It's a beauty
Smooth, even burning smoke with little heat and mild, sweet taste.
5 out of 5
Smooth cigar
One of my favorite cigars.
5 out of 5
very good cigar
a great cigar at agood price
5 out of 5
Its a great cigar. Why
Its a great cigar. Why have you stopped sending me your magazine. Please continue. It helps me shop.
5 out of 5
Every day stick
Good cigar for the price burns well
4 out of 5
Excellent Morning Gar
This cigar is listed as "medium" but by virtue of the Connecticut Shade wrapper (I presume) it is actually more of a "mild-medium" I think. It is a perfect cigar with a cup of Java in the morning. Like all of Ramon Bueso's offerings it is an excellent cigar.
4 out of 5
Nice cigar
Nice cigar
5 out of 5
Nut Bueso
This is an excellent smoke. I have been smoking these for awhile and I keep going back
5 out of 5
Honestly, just a great smoke.
I bought the box of Ramon Bueso Odyssey after enjoying it from a sampler. All I can honestly say is that it was great smoke. It had a nice even draw, and even non cigar smokers around me enjoyed the relaxing aroma. Bottom line it is a must to try if you enjoy a good relaxing savory smoke.
3 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Odyssey Churchill
Pleasant enough but nothing special, also this is a mixed filler cigar. I have 9 more to go but I don't expect to change my 3 star rating.
5 out of 5
Good even smoke, great taste
Good even smoke, great taste but so dry the cover crumbles!
5 out of 5
One of the Best
Very nice draw, even burn, and mild smoke with a good taste. I rated it 9 of 10.
4 out of 5
Fair
Bought a box of these on a whim. I have had 6 so far and they have all wanted to tunnel on me. Flavors are very nice in the beginning but go very nutty at the end. Draw is good to slightly loose. I probably will not buy these again but they aren't too bad for the price. I'll end up giving several away and letting the rest sit a while in the humidor to see if the tunneling issue straightens out. I would give them 3.5 stars but since there is no 1/2 star mark, I gave them 4.
4 out of 5
Consistent and good
Consistent and good
4 out of 5
Tunnelling....
The flavor of these sticks is pretty good. The construction....I would call just fair. They really want to tunnel on me. Not sure if it's the wind or just the construction. I'll give them some humi time and see if it straightens out. Draw is slightly loose to good. The wrapper seems to be pretty thin and wants to bust if your cutter is the least bit dull. I probably won't buy these again as I have a small humidor and space is at a premium. Good buy on them though.
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Odyssey Muy Bueso
Generally pretty mild cigar and good everyday smoke for a reasonable price. Have a bit of trouble with the cap when I clip it. The wrapper almost always cracks making it a challenge to smoke.
4 out of 5
I'm a fan!
I have smoked all of Ramon Bueso's offerings, and am looking forward to receiving his newest this weekend. The Odyssey draws well, smokes evenly, and ends nicely. I would classify it as medium/mild with enough nuance to keep you interested. I will purchase again.
5 out of 5
BEST CIGAR FOR THE PRICE,EACH
BEST CIGAR FOR THE PRICE,EACH TIME THEY GON SALE I BUY MORE.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Bought them before and really enjoyed them
5 out of 5
A pleasent mild-medioum smoke at a good price
I find it is a good cigar for the money. You can't beat the C.I. price! I enjoy the Gordo. Easy draw, mild smoke and an even burn. Just a slight touch of sweetness/cocoa, just a touch peppery at the end. I really enjoy smoking these and they fit my price range. Will definitely buy again. I do leave mine in a humidor for about a week before I smoke them. Perfect.
4 out of 5
Mr. Joe
Good everyday smoke
5 out of 5
Smooothe
Great smoke. Tightly rolled with an easy draw.
5 out of 5
Great Value
These are a very good bargain. I highly recomend them. I never buy a cigar over $10.00 because I have a hard time detecting the value. I am particular about what I smoke but also very interested in value. If you are like me and are wanting a good cigar that is reasonable and you can smoke it to the but while having good flavor, then I think you will like these. I have had other Ramon Bueso's before and think very highly of the brand.
1 out of 5
Dried Out
Cigars were dried out and split open when lit.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Smooth and tasty. Only a one a day smoker, but this one is a keeper.
1 out of 5
not for me, sorry
not for me, sorry
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Odyssey
Great smoke, I like to leave them in my humidor for at least 2 weeks then I enjoy one a day after my work day is done. This is my new favorite cigar.
5 out of 5
Expect the best
Only Ramon can delivery a great cigar at a good value
4 out of 5
A little dry
The flavor is quite decent, but the cap of several in the latest box I ordered split when trimmed them. My guillotine cutter is sharp and I'm not a newbie to the art, so I assume these had been in storage at improper humidity for some time before I purchased them. The price was great, so I'm not going to make a big deal about it.
5 out of 5
Bueno the Best
One of the best cigars you have....only one close to it is the CAO Black and the Punch Bare Knuckle.
5 out of 5
Great go to smoke
The Bueso Odyssey is my primary.......consistently a fine smoke and a great value for the price.
5 out of 5
A new go to cigar.
Beautifully made suburb smoking all at a great price. What`s not to like?
3 out of 5
A Good Cigar but Forgettable
Bottom-line. Good cigar but nothing special. First 1/3 is great. 2/3 is even better. Lures you into the last bit which unfortunately finishes with some slight bitter notes in a somewhat harsh manner.
4 out of 5
Smooth and consistent great taste.
Very good mild cigar, good draw and burn, consistent construction. Tasty mild mellow flavors of cashew, and velvety cream, toasted nutty finish, smooth mild tobacco taste.
5 out of 5
Odyssey Deliciousness
From the start there are coffee notes that are just divine. It advances into oak and a bit of toffee, with coffee still strong, in the second and the third finishes rich with the oak and coffee. The profile is medium, the construction is great. This is a smoke to have in the morning. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!!
Since I love Genesis the Project and have stocked up on them, I had been waiting for a special deal to try these Odysseys. I am hesitant on trying something just based on a write up, but trusted that anyone who crafted Genesis the Project would not make a mediocre smoke. I went ahead and got two boxes because of the great deal that was being promoted. They arrived promptly (you gotta love Priority mail that gets cigars here without spending a week in various warehouses, trucks, etc) and after smoking just two I got online to order two more boxes while they were still on sale. For a medium cigar, it's got plenty of that creamy toast flavor some of the other reviewers mention. Definitely different than it's older brother Genesis The Project but something that will be right beside them in the humidor. Ramon Bueso is a genius for developing these cigars.
5 out of 5
YES!
Now I’m a young cigar lover. A Man of Finer things. This Cigar is A Fine thing.
4 out of 5
Great Medium Smoke
I'm generally a medium to full strength smoker but this is a flavorful medium smoke I can enjoy especially during the day. Best medium smoke I've tasted in a long time. Very good construction and even burn.
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Odyssey
Good cigar for the price. Burns slow with ample smoke. Medium bodied hour and a half enjoyable smoke.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
This cigar has become a staple in my humidor. Cigars international reduce the price and that made it a bonus. The flavor is just right, not too mild and not too harsh.
5 out of 5
Quality Smoke
what else would you expect from Ramon Bueso.... Quality smoke from start to finish....and for the sale price its a no brainer....
5 out of 5
Odyssey Muy Bueso's
Recent;y bought a box of these. Everything came on time. Currently in the humi waiting to be smoked
4 out of 5
Good flavor, Good construction...Good stick
First time buyer and am pleasantly surprised with the flavor for a medium rated stick...Will be a repeat purchase!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Burns slow, Easy draw, Great smoke
3 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Robusto
Not great, but good for the price. A better smoke when stored in the humidor for 4 to 6 weeks.
5 out of 5
An adventure of smoking
I enjoyed smoking this cigar. I have been reading about this for a while now and although some of the reviews were little negative, I did not find anything wrong with what they had describe. Ramon, you are doing an awesome job, keep rolling. Love the cigar and that is the reason I am ordering another box. So far I have been smoking with few friends and they all seem to love it and like the way cigar taste, burns, and consistency it shows after you light it up. Terry...
1 out of 5
Had a problem with the
Had a problem with the wrapper and filer of the cigars. They are dry causing the cigar tobacco to burn uneven and fall out of the wrapper. When I rec'd the cigars I immediately put them in my humidor set at 70% for 10 days before I smoked one. The same thing happend on all 10 that I have smoked. I take them to the golf course and have my friends smoke one with me as we play a round of golf. It is embarassing, it looks like I give out cheap cigars for golf. Not happy !!!!!!
5 out of 5
Great Flovors!!!
Great smoke!!! Medium body, medium-full in strength. Lots of flavor and a long burn time. They arrived quite dry but after 3 weeks in my humidor they burn and taste great. Complex flavors like this, is why I buy more boutique sticks than the big name brands!!! Highly recommended!!!
Customer Testimonials
Being a newcomer to cigars (only been smoking them for the past two years) I have come to appreciate this mild-medium cigar. Easy draw, good aroma and not to strong, which is perfect for my liking. CI offers them at a good price so I will continue to purchase this cigars in the future. Thanks.
Seemed more like mild to me, with a sprinkling of pepper (which I don't like a lot of anyway). Good light flavor, slightly sweet. Didn't get much complexity out of mine though. The wrapper was dry and came off the last half of it, but I smoked it to the nub anyway. Burn was decent otherwise, but not perfect, and it stayed lit. For the $5.00 range price, there are many others to try. Not a go-to for me, but a good cigar if the wrapper was moister. That could just be a humidor issue. Was definitely not a dog rocket.
This is a great smoke for anyone seeking an exciting Connecticut experience that doesn't overwhelm. It IS spicy but creamy, and it mellows about 1/2 way in and a slightly sweet nutmeg steps forward complementing your coffee or even a whiskey. Haven't tried this with a Scotch or Bourbon yet, but I see this in my future. Maybe something peaty like Laphroaig. It burns evenly enough, holds a decent ash & has an easy draw despite its firmness. This is quite enjoyable even in the a.m. Go for it!
I have to say this is one of the best I have smoked so far. I will be back to buy more.
I agree; this is a great stick and bargain as well.
Super deceptive stick if you think Connecticuts are all mild and lack complexity. This is one of the most complex sticks I've had and has a ton of flavor. I got it when it first came out on an email special price. I'm hoping they put the Odyssey on special again like they just did with the Project....
I was very surprised by the cigar!! This is my first time smoking this brand and had a very smooth draw and a phenomenal taste. I got this one out of a sampler package and it will be on my list to buy from here on out
Nicely constructed medium strength cigar with very nice, somewhat complex flavors. I got 2 boxes of the robusto size from c-bid and another box of the Toro size. My favorite so far has been the robusto, while the Toro did not have the same flavors. It was less refined and stronger and lacked the complex flavors I got from the robusto. On closer inspection, I noticed that the robusto wrapper had a nice oily reddish hue (looked more like a Habano wrapper) but the Toro's wrapper was a lighter greenish color without any red coloration. I don't know if anybody else has noticed the wrapper color difference, but without the band they looked like they came from a different maker.
These are some awsome stogies, we'll worth the money. Smooth, even smoke and tastes great, and can't beat that aroma. I'll definitely be ordering another box of these.
I caved in to the pitch and hype and bought some. While well made and flavorful, these babies ain't all that mild. I'd say more like Med/full. Nice aroma, burn well, but a bit to manly for my taste.
I have never reviewed before. This is Part 1. Part 2 is on the Genesis The Project page. This is not a bad tasting cigar. Smooth, some creaminess to it. I really don't get too much else. That's as good as this review is going to get. I only have a few left from the box I bought. I had let them sit for 1 week in my humidor before giving them a try. My humidor is always right around 70%. The wrappers on every single one of these have split while smoking. Plus, the burn is not even at all. I won't buy either of these again. I cannot recommend them at all.
Right out of the box a great great cigar - my new favorite! I have tried a good amount of brands from CI and this is an awesome find. Excellent construction, great burn all the way and no touch ups or relights on a Churchill. First third has a nice pepper flavor which turns into a nice integrated cream and smooth very long lasting finish. I was still enjoying the finish hours after the experience! Medium strength is accurate and the nicotine is not overwhelming at all. The Genesis was a good one too however the flavors were a bit one dimensional IMO - this is excellent!
Great cigar from the moment I lit it up till I got to the end. Great aroma and great taste to the finish.
A friend at work gifted me an odyssey to try out. I lit it up to give it a whirl and it fell flat on flavor as well as construction. When I fired it up the fire ran about an inch inside the binder and actually burnt a hole through the wrapper. I've never had or seen this happen. It unfortunately was all down hill from there including 3 re-lites to even out the run away canoe amidst rapids. Anyway it was the thought that counted, heaven knows I've bought some real jewels myself. Thanks Bono!
4/12/14. Well, after only 3 days in my humi, I tried my 1st Odyssey. I must say I am thoroughly impressed. Upon first light you know you are smoking a Connecticut wrap, but it quickly transforms into a nice med. bodied with some spice and sweetness. Good draw, slow, even burn and a clean finish. At times, you forget that it's a Connecticut with all the other flavors dominating (even occasional hints of cinnamon), and other times you get a reminder that it is indeed Connecticut. I have had Ashton Cabinet, AVO, CAO Black, Montecristo, but I think I would rate Odyssey a notch above any of them. If you like mild-med. cigars, absolutely jump on these! Even if you usually enjoy fuller cigars, (like me) these are still a highly enjoyable change of pace. I'm sure additional aging will only improve an already very good cigar. Very satisfied with my purchase. Thank you, CI, for the tremendous deal I got on these!
Wednesday 4/9/14. Just received a box of these today after seeing them on the Weekend Spotlight. ($59.95 for toro). Beautiful box, beautiful looking cigars. But what really caught my eye is how much yellowing is on the cellophane. I also got a 5-pack of Man O' War Armada, which we know goes through extensive aging. These also had some yellowing, but nowhere near what I saw on the Odysseys. How long has Mr. Bueso been sitting on these? Will try to let these settle in humidor,but I feel I will try one over the weekend. Will write back after trying them.
Smooth operator! It's not as strong as Genesis but it taste great.
One of my favorites. Not to full-bodied, but plenty of flavor. Smoked the first one as soon as I got a five-pack, and loved it. Let the rest sit for a couple of months in the humidor and they got even better. I ordered some more on a special price, and they are aging nicely in the humidor. I have found the construction and burn to be very even, and the flavor consistently fantastic. I enjoy pairing them with coffee.
Let me put it this way... I bought some of these on special along with the 92+ rated sampler... and, while there is nothing bad at all so far about the sampler... these cigars are AWESOME! Taste-wise, they rock... smoke-wise, they rock. The scent gets compliments... from women... Need I say more? These are tasty little bastards!
First let me tell you that I have tried a lot of boutique cigars from CI, I mean a lot. My humidor currently has more than 500 cigars in it. I personally rate this cigar in the 90's without question. If this cigar doesn't get at least a 92 rating, I will eat one in a hot dog bun. Construction and draw were perfect. The ash held on forever, I broke it off at about 1.5 inches. The initial taste was extremely smooth and within moments activated my saliva glands, which is my body's reaction to a very flavorful cigar. You owe it to yourself to try this stick and keep a regular stock of these in your humidor. This cigar blows most of the main stream cigars away. Trust me.
Lots of flavor...complex?...yet very mellow. If you like mild Connecticut wrap cigars, you'd be silly to not have these on hand. If you ever have company that doesn't puff frequently but wants to share a cigar over cards, these have been well-received by infrequent cigar smokers that I know.
Great cigar! This is another home run by Ramon Bueso. The cigar is of medium strength, but the purity of the tobacco and taste is second to none. Worth a purchase and smoke as you will be happy you did.
I had high hopes for this cigar. I ordered them out of the CI Summerfest and let them sit in my humidor for a month. I've had constant burn issues with these robustos. Any nuances or flavor has been killed by having to constantly relight. Maybe I just got a bad batch.
Total surprise. I'd compare them to Monti or Ashton's best.
The first thing I noticed about it was the powerful pepper taste upon lighting it. Further into the cigar, I didn't notice any notes of cocoa or coffee. This cigar had very strong notes of earth and pepper throughout the entire smoke. Not a bad cigar, but not something I would personally buy a box of. Worth trying, but not what I consider a "spotlight" cigar.
Very pleased with the Ramon Bueso Odyssey.. Usually not a big Connecticut wrapper fan, but this cigar had me looking to buy more. Good job!!
Got this cigar in a sampler. I was really amazed by it. The only thing is at the end, at about an inch it has a hard time keeping lit. But great cigar over all.
I smoked the Odyssey robusto yesterday. Great smoke - creamy, nutty with a slight salty and sweet note. I've been a fan of the Genesis and now the Odyssey will be in my humidor too.
Not quite as happy with these sticks as the other reviewers. After Genesis, which were excellent, I expected more. Too many of these (four or five so far) have had an angular burn. And the taste is fairly bland.
Got these in the mail a few weeks ago and put em right in the humi. Had my first one today and hoy moly these cigars are LEGIT!!! Expected nothing less from Ramon and his crew. Plenty of creamy tasty smoke.
Just got my box of Odysseys today. Have had many of Ramon's Genesis which I really like. The Odyssey is very good. Am having one right out of the box. Medium with some pepper. I usually don't care for a Coonecticut wrapper but this is quite good.
This is a great smoke! I have tried Genesis The Project which is a very nice cigar, but the Odyssey gets my vote!
Great stick a must try, loved it from the start with its sweet notes and great changes.
Amazing cigar and set for anyone's budget. You wont regret this purchase.
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