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“Solid smokes, nice selection, great buy!
“Another great collection of cigars. Contains a little bit of almost everything. Each cigar is packed with flavour, some of which may be too strong for a new spring aficionado. Even so, well worth the purchase.”
“Great sampler. Here is how I break it down. My favs are the Man of War...great, great stick. Then the 5 Vegas...great too. Then the Diesels...not as good as MOW but pretty dang good. Really the Genesis The Project and the Diesel tied. Then, last and least, the Xikar HC. Couldn't finish that one and I'm thinking I'll give the others to one of my free-loading buddies. Still, this is well worth the price and I'm going to order another batch very soon.”
“I always order samplers to try different brands so I don't have to pull the trigger on a box of just one. I was pleasantly surprised with this mix as I enjoyed them ALL. Buy this sampler, especially while it's on sale!”
“Really good sampler, my wife even jumped in to smoke a few and she doesn't care for cigars. I did find a few that seemed dry while it's counterpart next to it seemed too moist the next day. After a week resting in the humidor they were good to go. I liked the mix.”
“I love this sampler! I am a big fan of the 5 Vegas, so I knew what I was getting there. The Man O' War was amazing: Flavorful, great burn & aroma. The Genesis was another fantastic stick - one of the better maduros (damn near oscuro) I've smoked in a while. The Diesel was a nice surprise with solid flavor and wonderful smoke as well. The HC was OK...I think a few months in the humidor will make it a stellar cigar. It's a great value for the variety & quality.”
“Not bad..so far. I am still trying to figure out this sampler...I love the 60 ring variety. Will try another in order to make a definitive review.
“What can I say...I saw, I purchased, I smoked, I enjoyed. Great deal, good sampler.”
“Don't know if it makes sense to review a sampler no longer available, but I wanted to praise the whole sampler concept. It's great to be able to try a few examples of several cigars, especially at a bargain price. In this edition, the aptly-named Ruinations were worth the price of the sampler. I won't be able to afford to smoke them every day and there are other cigars I like as well, but these are awesome. The Genesis Project were also very good, I may order a box come payday. I believe the Diesels were Hair of the Dog - I'll have to check. So far I haven't had any Diesel that wasn't excellent, though, again, will never be my everyday smoke. I'm beginning to see the point of a 5-pack, because while I think I've found my go-to cigars, it's nice to change things up now and then. The 5 Vegas were a bit disappointing. 3 out of 4 had wrapper problems.... They were tasty, though. The fourth drew very easy, but produced more heat than smoke, and the taste was a little off. Not on my never again list, but I'm more likely to try them again if they turn up in another sampler. The Xikar HCs have the distinction of being the first cigars from CI that I didn't care for. I'll save the last two for some time down the road. That said, they burned fine, and another smoker might love them. Mainly, though, I'm so glad I got to try these in a sampler. Getting a couple you don't care for is still educational, and it will be interesting to see what the Xikars do in 6 months. And, again, I might never have just blindly ordered a box of Ruinations, but now I can see myself on the road to (financial) Ruination.”
“This is the best! Couldn't wait, smoked one the minute I got them perfect I've already half way through I will order more soon don't pass this up.”
“Can't beat this sampler! It's got all the great cigars and every one of them is great.”