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E.P. Carrillo 2nds - Liquidation Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.17 out of 5 Based on 70 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “E.P. Carrillo 2nds - Liquidation”

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4 out of 5
No second
I've gone through several bundles of these and have found this to be a very solid cigar, coming in 2nd to no smoke under 5 or so bucks a stick. I've had no issues will build quality or consistency. The flavor is mild and earthy. A great smoke anytime and for any occasion in my view.
5 out of 5
great smoke for the money
Has smoked well. This would be a great every day cigar.
1 out of 5
Unsmokable
The cigars were stale, unsmokable.
5 out of 5
Graycliff Turbo
I have been smoking Cigars for 16 years, the Graycliff Turbo is among the top three non-Cuban cigars I have smoked. The construction is excellent the burn is cool and taste is rewarding and consistent.
4 out of 5
Consider what you are buying and paying for it
You are buying a cheap cigar. For what it is, it is ok
5 out of 5
Love this deal
Love this deal. Great everyday smoke.
2 out of 5
E.P. Carrillo 2nds Toro
The taste is great but the draw is pretty bad. The ones I bought are very tightly rolled. For each one I needed to push a skewer several times through the cigar in order to get a good draw.
4 out of 5
good cigar , especially for
good cigar , especially for the price.
3 out of 5
very tight hard to draw
very tight hard to draw
5 out of 5
thefatman
Great little smoke for the money. Perfect size for the time I have to smoke and great flavor.
5 out of 5
EP Seconds
Bought several different brands of seconds in Toro sizing and EP still is the best. Whether I am buying first or seconds EP does not disappoint.
3 out of 5
Decent, well made cigar
Not the best cigar but certainly far from the worst. Well made, draws smoothly. It is a cigar that I find myself lighting when I know I might not finish it. Good enough to smoke, not good enough that you can't leave it.
5 out of 5
EP Carrillo Toro ...
EP Carrillo Toros were what I'd expected. A very nice stick with flavorful draw and a pleasant experience. I was very satisfied with the product offered by Cigars International and the level of service provided.
1 out of 5
Disappointed! EP Carillo 2nds. Gordo
Terrible! Full of unsmokeable knots of tobacco causing uneven burns and numerous re-lights. Worst cigars in my 50 years of cigar smoking. Greg Blake
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
Great flavors, construxtion, smoke output and burn time. Smoked two sticks and bought another pack of 15. A+ humidor staple.
5 out of 5
Great
Will order again
5 out of 5
nice
Good smoke. Flavorful, if a bit one dimensional, good construction and burn. I've had the robusto and just got some toros, both appear to be the same darkish shade wrapper, not familiar enough with EP Carrillo's ;ine to equate what these may be seconds of but I enjoy them. Definitely worth the price.
4 out of 5
Don't Buy These! (Leave them all for me)
I hate to say it and contribute to them going away, but WOW what a smoke; for a very, very great price.
4 out of 5
Fine daily smoke.
Nice mild smoke with a good draw and fairly even burn. Priced right and will buy again.
5 out of 5
Carillo 2nd's
Excellent for the cost although some tend to canoe but draw is good.
4 out of 5
Great Value
As a person who has to devote most of my fortune to the mortgage and food for the kids i stick to low priced smokes. These E.P. Carillo 2nds are a great value for the money. Good smoke volume, steady burn, pleasant flavor. I'm buying them again.
5 out of 5
Very good cigars
Very good cigars
4 out of 5
E.P. Corrillo 2nds review
A very good cigar. Well constructed and a consistently good smoke down to the nub.
5 out of 5
Great deal
Good smoke for the price I will reorder!
4 out of 5
A good deal
I like mild to medium cigars, so I didn't expet much when I jumped on the bif discount deal for these seconds. Ended up loving them! Meaty they are, but overall pleasant to my sensitive palate. I ended up reaching for them over my premium smokes more often than not.
4 out of 5
EP's 2nd better than a lot of others' first.
These have been consistently good. I'd say their 2nd's are as good or better than a lot of other, most expensively priced, firsts. Taste has been consistently good, construction good-to-very good, and it makes a great, all around cigar. Value priced, and I've done a lot worse at a lot higher cost. I always have some of these in the humidor for when I'm driving around or when pretending I'm working on the honey-do list. I wouldn't be ashamed to offer one to a friend - if I had any.
4 out of 5
E P Carillo 2nds
good medium flavor but rolled a little loseto burn really well. hard to beat the price though
5 out of 5
Wedding Cigars
I bought these for cigars for my wedding. I wanted a good smoke that all could enjoy, but that wouldn't bother me if it was put out half way through. These were perfect. Delicious yet disposable.
5 out of 5
Great 2ndscigar
For the money you can't beat it. Great lasting cigar
5 out of 5
Great, better then most first
Great, better then most first rate brands
1 out of 5
E.P. Carrillo 2nds
I must say I was disappointed, E.P. Carrillo is one of my favorite sticks , but these 2nds actually tasted like sticks. I think these were 3rds or 4ths. I will stay with my E.P.Carrillo New Wave blend. A good smoke for a good price.
4 out of 5
eE.P. Carrillo 2nds
They are just fine, nice draw, good flavor. Worthwhile money saver.
5 out of 5
OUTSTANDING SMOKE
THESE SMOKES WERE JUST LIKE THE FIRST OFF THE LINE SMOKE. I SMOKED THE 2ND FIRST, A COUPLE HOURS LATER, THE ORIGINAL BANNED CARRILLO, AND HONESTLY, I COULDN'T TELL A DIFFERENCE, MAYBE THE 2ND BURNED LIL FASTER, BUT AS FAR AS DELIVERY, TASTE, SATISFACTION, VERY WORTH THE PRICE. I'M GETTING READY TO JUMP ON THE SITE ON ORDER ANOTHER BUNDLE.
3 out of 5
Tight draw
The ones I could smoke were great, but the majority of the bundle were plugged, and would not draw. I won't be buying them again.
5 out of 5
E.P. Corillo............. Why do I have to say more?
First off, I have purchased these before, so the fact that I returned to them should speak volumes. As far as I can tell, the only reason these are 2nd's is because of color differences in the wrapper. These smoke and taste like firsts that I have bought in the past. I guess I'm just a deal hunter........ And believe me, THESE ARE A DEAL!!!!! From the moment you pull one of these from the wrapper and light it, you are greeted by that wonderful taste and volume of smoke you expect from the brand. The smoothness starts with the first puff and is still there at the last. When I buy these, I never feel as if I am buying a second rate product, because it isn't....
4 out of 5
pretty good
Good construction mostly, a couple had soft spots. Very noticeable difference from cigar to cigar in wrapper color. Decent flavor. All in all good stick for the money.
5 out of 5
Almost as good
These cigars are a great value and they are almost as good as the real deal. Would buy again
5 out of 5
Best everyday cigar!
The E.P. Carrillo has become my favorite everyday cigar. They taste terrific and most burn even amd slow. Occasionally one will be loosely rolled and burn fast. Hands down best tasting cigar in its price range.
4 out of 5
Pretty good
I found these seconds to be as good as the "firsts." Very pleasantly surprised, and they were 1/2 the price.
3 out of 5
EP Carrillo 2nds Gordo
First time trying 2nds, some of the cigars smoked just fine, a few however had some issues. Hard draw, uneven burn. For the price not bad, but next time I'm going go with the first team.
5 out of 5
Great Bargin !!!!
What a great smoke for the money !!!! Cosmetically, some of them were a little rough, stems, blemishes, etc. but the quality of the smoke was there !!!!
4 out of 5
2nds. Are the way too go..
I bought these sticks 2 or 3 times thinking that if these are as good as the Inch that EP makes than I'll take a chance. Well I have yet to be disappointed.. Great smoke from tip to cap ,smooth and easy draw great flavor. When the Humi. starts to draw down,I'll be ordering these again!!
3 out of 5
E.P. Carrillo Knows What He's Doing.
I used to order these fairly regularly but lately they've been backordered. Imagine my delight to find them once again back in stock. Wrappers vary somewhat but I can't tell them from firsts. Construction, burn and draw are all first rate. Tend to the medium/full side. I must admit, I prefer Nicaraguan fulls but these tasty Dominicans are solid, flavorful and never disappoint. And a bargain!
3 out of 5
Good yard stick
Started off a little flat but it got better after an inch or so.. Well packed and burns great. All in all, good cigar for the price. Three bars out of five
4 out of 5
E.P. Carrillo 2nds???
It must be a wrapper thing, because these sticks Smoke fine. Nice draw, med. body, Nick flavor. The corona size seems kind of small, but offer a 45 min. Burn. For the price, these are tough to beat...
4 out of 5
EPC 2nds robusto
I usually start my morning off (4:40-5am) with a cugar and coffee watching the world wake up. I go through a lot of EPC 2nds waiting to see if by chance I'll get Oval rejects. I have a few times and it always puts a smile on my face. I've never been disappointed.
3 out of 5
Good smokes for the money
You find a gem in these every so often
2 out of 5
Disappointed
Not like the "firsts". Many of them were too tightly rolled and would not draw. Won't purchase again.
2 out of 5
Disappointed
I usually like Carrillo smokes, but this batch is the exception. Uneven burn and very hard to keep lit. Had to have the torch handy.
5 out of 5
2nd?
Could not find a physical reason why this cigar is a 2nd. It's perfect, maybe it's more of an overrun
5 out of 5
Worth every penny
Buy these before CI realizes they need to raise the price
5 out of 5
Great cigars , great price
Great cigars , great price
5 out of 5
2nd one is a home run
This is my second bundle, the first was a little inconsistent. The second one so far is excellent, I feel like I owe CI some money.
3 out of 5
ep carrillo
I like Perdomo 2nds better
5 out of 5
Great value
I spent 30 years managing a cigar store on Long Island and I recognize quality and value. Every one of these burned perfectly and had the wonderful flavor that Ernesto is famous for
4 out of 5
E.P. Carrillo 2nds Robusto
Great little stick for the price... Would consider buying again...
5 out of 5
ep Carrillo's 2nd's
Great smoke, lots of flavor and you can't beat the price !!
5 out of 5
Great Value
These are high quality smokes, good aroma, well-constructed, only slight cosmetic blemishes that do not affect their good qualities in any way. Hard to beat for the money.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar, best value available
A must buy for a mild, smooth and great tasting cigar
3 out of 5
2nds are right!
they are ok, but a lot of the wrappers come off, sometimes right after you light up. otherwise not a bad smoke!
5 out of 5
E.P. Carrillo 2nds Toro
Very Good and better than many firsts, Med to full in strength, complex. and descent construction on most. I really enjoy these and will be getting more in the future.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
These 2nds are better than a lot of the normal cigars. Great taste and holds together well.
5 out of 5
This is a REAL SLEEPER!
First; CI is great. Best customer service, best pricing, best selection. Now: I've bought expensive, cheap, flavored, strong-mild, etc. I look back at my last years orders and these keep showing up time and time again. E. P. Carrillo is a master. These 2nds are unsurpassed. And what a great price. Construction is very important to me along with taste. If you haven't tried them you're missing out on a great deal and a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Will Purchase More
I was a little leery based on the 'Pick a size, we'll send you whatever' policy. But since the cigars were cheap, and I'm not too picky i went for it. Got some of the best cigars I've ever had. I originally bought them to share with friends who stopped by- I've since hidden them for personal use. Will purchase more.
3 out of 5
burn and draw issues
These are really hit or miss. Most have issues with the burn and some have issues with a very tight draw. Flavors are still there if you can manage to work through the above issues. I've deconstructed a couple and found multiple thick stems. Good to fill up the humi, but not an effortless smoke.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
i usually smoke E.P. Carrillo 1st and always great, but I wanted to get some E.P.s for fishing and golfing. I now prefer to smoke the 2nds for everything. I cannot tell the difference and they are priced right!
5 out of 5
Best deal ever
I kept coming back to these little beauties and continued to be delighted by the taste. I had actually forgotten what they were and where I had gotten them, but researched my account at CI and voila. Burn evenly and cool, medium to full-bodied, never a harsh puff. Is there a better deal out there? I doubt it.
5 out of 5
Good construction, good flavor
I love seconds, but you have to be willing to take pot-luck. These seem to be a habano wrapper, medium to strong body. They burn nice and straight, and have a full, enjoyable flavor.
5 out of 5
Cigar fan
great smooth smoke with lots of leather throughout.
5 out of 5
great cigar at a great
great cigar at a great price
Customer Testimonials
I ordered a bundle of robustos and I'm pretty sure I received the smaller toro of the La Historia smokes. Just over six inches and around a 50 gauge. I am very happy with these. Excellent smoke!
A few had too tight of a draw, but other than that these are almost perfect. Most only have cosmetic issues, but smoke perfectly.
I have ordered these twice and both time was pleased. The first time I received a very nice small large gauge cigar that was very good. The second time was a typical EP Gordo. As always it was enjoyable. Noted that the price for the Gordo gauge has gone up $5. These must be catching on.
Extremely good smoke for the price...hands down to EP! I have smoked his blends for years and this one is very good.
Forget the firsts, save your money and buy the seconds. Unless your the type that has to have the beauty queen. These cigars are ugly but they sure do work. I'll be going back for thirds.
They are hit and miss as far as the length and wrapper. The Maduro (if your lucky enough to get them) is fantastic! My last three orders of the Gordo's unfortunately have been naturals.
Great smoke for the price!
Love these!!! Great buy if your like me and prefer a medium to full bodied with smooth and spicy undertones.
Great smoke! I personally have a new favorite, not only for seconds, these cigars are better than most of the full price cigars out there.
Good smoke for the price. The Churchill size is hit and miss. Some smoke perfectly and some have a tendency to canoe and burn hot. But when they burned right they were excellent. Overall I find them to be good value. Better taste than most first run cigars from other manufacturers.
Small flat flavor well made not for me 3 out of 10
I've been a big time fan of Ernie's stuff for YEARS. These 2nds are no different. I ordered the toro size and got the original Carrillo line with the Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper. Now, I will say these are not the prettiest smokes you will ever see, they are veiny and have some odd colors variations on the wrapper. Very easy to see why these are seconds. But, other than appearance these are typical top notch Carrillo quality. A very robust blend for a light colored cigar and a ton of the smoke. The smoking experience is outstanding, it's just not a cigar you would whip out at a wedding because of the aesthetic issues.
5 out of 10 where not good, these looked like apprentice rolled, there was one that looked like they forgot to put the wrapper on
Fantastic. Let's keep these quiet so I can enjoy them for a long time to come...Great flavor, copious amounts of smoke from each puff and a superb value from one of the top in the industry!
Big time flavor for a small time price! Back up the truck boys these cigars are fantastic! I got the maduro torpedos and am 100% satisfied!
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