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I got a couple 3 packs for free, tried one straight away and it was so so. The peppery taste was all I got and it burned a little wonky and tried to go out constantly. The other 5 went into the the humi for about 6 weeks and boy, what a difference. Now these are not going replace any of my favs, but for an easy going smoke it's pretty good. I didn't get too much of a pepper taste, though it was there. Nutty and coffee flavors really came out after the first third. I had the churchills BTW. As I got to the end it got a little more pronounced with the pepper, but not overly so. The burn was a lot better after resting, but 3 of the 5 still wanted to go out, so I had to pick up the pace which I don't like. I am going to get a bundle of the toros when CI gets more stock. Bottom line is you get a very smokable stick for dirt cheap.
Not a huge fan of the pepper taste but it does have a hint of coffee. I was always fascinated by cigars growing up and when I turned 18 this was my first. The first few I didn't notice the flavors or anything I just thought I was cool. Now that I've started really getting into cigars and such I can say these aren't as good as I had once thought. I can now pick out flavors and really enjoy a cigar. I am smoking a Churchill as I'm typing this and for a cheap cigar it's not bad but there is a reason cheap will always be cheap.
An excellent affordable stick. Six bucks for a sealed 3 pack. Peppery yet sweet, good draw, even burn. You can't get more bang for your buck. Don't pass these up when you see em!
I'm always looking for a good everyday smoke. This fits the bill. Good flavor, (nutty, some pepper, and wood.) Burns well, and easy draw. Best part is the price. Can smoke these daily and not go broke. CI, you never cease to amaze me!
So I was craving a good smoke and stopped into the local truck stop in search of one. They had these in a three fer for $7 next to the counter. Not a bad smoke for the money. I get a little uneven burning on some and thats after putting the rest in a humi for a week or so. This is a good "Get me by" smoke.
Picked these up at a local convenience store when my humidor was empty one day(yeah, I know....shame on me). They are every bit as good as a much more expensive cigar, at a MUCH cheaper price. The local store doesn't have them all the time and I'm glad to see CI is carrying them, as I can get them from CI for even less than what I pay at the store, shipping included! Good, no, great smoke for the money.
Picture it. South Louisiana, early 2014. I was working the roads and was craving a GOOD smoke. I was too far from home, so I stopped at a local convenience store. I browsed their cigar case for a minute and noticed a three-pack of these for slightly less than $10. Considering they also sold "name brand" singles for this price, this seemed like a bargain. I hesitantly brought the package to the checkout. Got in my car and lit one up. WOW! I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much, but these definitely satisfied my need for a good, nay GREAT, cigar. It was a bit uneventful until I got past the first 1/4 of this cigar. Then it started to evolve into what tasted to me like a much more expensive cigar. I've been smoking well over 10 years, but have never tasted things like "leather, earth and floral tones" in a cigar. To me, either a cigar is great, good, good enough, or horrible. I'd definitely put these in the good / great category. I loved them so much, I easily went back to the same store and bought two more packs within a week. That's when I came to CI and noticed they didn't sell them. I contacted customer service to request that they carry them and BAM! Here they are! Try some out. They are made by the Royal Gold factory and definitely taste like first-class smokes!
Bought these on an impulse. I'm not usually one for cheaper cigars but these are able to keep up with the more well known brands. Very impressed