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TRY THIS….and tell me it’s not the best value around.This is not an optical illusion. It is not a misprint. Nor is it a sick joke. This is 100% the real deal, boyo! That’s right, here at CI we make miracles happen, and this one is worthy of notifying all the clergymen. USA Connecticut wrapped lovelies in a box for right around a dollar a stick.
Holy s…err cow, is right! And it gets even better. Each Amati cigar is constructed with Dominican long-fillers, for an incredibly smooth and creamy experience. Oh, yes. It’s a damn near impossible combination at these prices. Be one of the first in line, and fully enjoy thy spoils.
The thrill of a $20 box of cigars was pretty quickly overshadowed by the build quality of the Amati Robustos I received. Every single cigar in the box burned very unevenly. A bit of a challenge to keep them going. Flavor-wise they were smooth and pleasant. If not for the burn they would be a good deal, but the effort involved killed it for me.
I'm not a cigar snob and have found a few $2 or less a stick cigars that are in my regular rotation; however, I cannot sing the praises of these. I bought a box of 20 and was not fond of the taste either out of the box or after a few months in the humi. I also found, as others have noted, that many were very tightly rolled and the draw was poor. Sorry - I'm not saying they're horrible, I just won't be buying any more.
I have sworn off buying inexpensive cigars so many times. CI sent me an e-mail regarding these cigars. In looking into them they seem to be a fairly new label. I was very surprised when I received them of how nice they are. Light draw, smoky, white ash, burned great. The trick now is going to be keeping the cigars as my experience is either the price goes up or the cigars go down. Right now a terrific buy.
For me a complete no go! Did not enjoy the flavor or the burn....
These were great cigars for the price. Had these a few months back. I am new to cigars so I have been trying many different cigar brands. So far, this has been the best I've had for the price. I liked them better than some of the more expensive brands I've purchased, so I'm going to order another box.
Gave this cigar a try and I was pretty disappointed with it. Most of them were packed way too tightly to get a good draw. When I am able to get a good draw it tastes great, but 3/4 of them just aren't smoke-able.
Bought a box of these after reading the reviews. Was hoping to find a everyday cigar. I am now down to the last 6 in the box. Have been able to smoke maybe one in three. The ones that I could smoke I really enjoyed, the others were just too tight to draw on. Even after a few weeks in the humidor they really have not gotten better.
I took up C.I.'s challenge and got a box of toros. For an every afternoon stick, they ain't bad, and after buying them, I can still afford my A/B American Sungrowns!
I just got the box today and fired one up without resting. Burned perfectly, lots of cool smoke. Not common for such low cost sticks. As for taste, I am looking forward to trying some more to really see. This one was quite bitter for the first inch but then leveled out. It did have some strange tones to it I couldn't place. I'll write another review after a couple more. For $1 a stick I want to like them. Won't be as painful sharing to all my visiting neighbors.
Had purchased the C'est la Vie brand and really liked them. However, as of late they've been on backorder, so when I came across this brand I thought they might be similar. I was looking for an everyday, smooth, mild and tasty on the cheap smoke like the C'est la Vie. Wow, hit the nail on the head. This cigar has all the above qualities and comes in a box, nice and neat. Read other reviews about the tight draw. It only seams to be right around the cap that its rolled a little tight. I took a paper clip and stuck a few holes in the area where I snipped the cap off and it smoked great. It's all good
These are a good low budget cigar. Too mild for me, but no bad taste or after taste, which is rare for an inexpensive stick in my experience. Good for hand outs to new or mooching smokers. They burn well, but has a light ash so watch it.
WOW! I ordered the Toro size and tried it right out of the box. The good news is, I found a new favorite mild cigar. The bad news - I will need another humidor to hold more of these. Mellow and smooth throughout, hints of vanilla and honey. I've tried lots of 'gars in this price range and this is my favorite.
This is one of the best cigars I have smoked, at a great deal anyway. I totally look forward to my next box.
Great deal. I had one from a coworker; just had to order some....great price and quality.
Nice cigar, robusto, have smoked about half a bundle bought 20 more and 20 torpedo's; I like the robusto better for some reason, but both are very good for the price.
This is a fine cigar. The cigar has a smooth draw. It also has a clean flavor that compliments a nice coffee of the same strength. I will definitely be keeping these in my humidor.
This cigar is the best product for the price, in my 45 years of smoking handmades. For about four times less cash, the taste, construction, and ease
of smoking, I have had enjoyment rating with the generally considered best of brands. Thanks, Amati, from a new admirer..
Nothing makes me happier than a two buck chuck and better yet, a one buck chuck. Can't beat a nice smoke at a great price. Unfortunately my faith in the tbc/obc as been shaken a bit. I've had a good deal of really nice cigars for one or two bucks but sadly, not these. Flavor is very tarry and the draw is very tight making a good mouthful of smoke impossible. Sorry, but I wouldn't go back to these.
Really great cigar, smoked one on my 1 hour + drive to work. Very tasty smoke would buy these again!
Good smoke for a buck! Keep in mind that you are getting a cigar that is not a high-end brand and so your expectations should not be high. However, this is a good everyday brand if that is what you are looking for in a cheap cigar.
I really wanted to like the cigars. But to be honest, most of them are rolled too tightly to smoke easily.
My experience regarding the purchase of budget sticks has been somewhat akin to a crapshoot, sometimes you get burned. However, I decided to roll the dice on Amati and I am glad I did. The cigar smokes just like another budget brand Quorum Shade which is a good thing. I am typing this after having smoked a few of them now and they have all been consistently good in every category. And the fact that they come in a box and not a bundle is in a word amazing. If you desire a decent mild budget stick I dont think you can go wrong with these.
Pretty amazing! The first half is on the mild side, but the second half kicks into medium with excellent flavor. I did a comparison with a 5 Vegas Gold, and in my
opinion, the Amati won out.
These are a great daily smoke, nice easy draw and very tasty. Great all around deal!
Just bought a box to give a try. For just around a $1 each these sticks are not bad at all. It will only get better with a little time in the humidor! For those looking for a good everyday smoke, this is a winner.
Just tried the robusto. The first one smoked great. The second drew little smoke. The third is smoking just fine. So we shall see. However the taste is great and at a buck a stick you can't go wrong. I'll buy them again.
I am looking for an everyday smoke and this is definitely a candidate. A great smoke after work with a glass of bourbon. Good flavor at a low cost.
Great draw, good construction, well made cigar with consistant flavor from one stick to the next, but unfortunatly not a flavor that I prefer.... But thanks to CI for bringing deals like this to the table, at $20 per box not anything I regret.
I bought a box of these cigars for everyday smokes. I smoked one right out of the box and was pleasantly surprised. The stick was smooth and the flavor was fantastic and the draw was good. I have smoked more expensive cigars that tasted worse. These cigars are well worth the money. I'm no cigar expert but I love these sticks. I would recommend these to anyone as an everyday smoke!
Smooth, mild cigar, and great price. This is now one of my favorites, would choose over more expensive cigars!
These cigars might be the standard that should be used to define the law of diminishing returns. Are they a top shelf smoke with a pristine wrapper and a unique and memorable "wow" inducing flavor? NO. Are they a nice mild and smooth cigar with a nice burn and draw? Yes. Then, at a buck a stick, I personally haven't smoked a two dollar stick that is two times better, a four dollar stick that is four times better, a six dollar stick that's six times better, you get picture. These make other well known budget cigars seem overpriced, and they are a great addition to your normal top shelf favorites for that casual everyday smoke.
My order just arrived and got a chance to light up my first Amati. I can't say I'm dissatisfied with my purchase. For around a buck a stick this is an OK everyday smoke. Great price and a good mild flavor. A little uneven burn but all a great deal. Thanks C.I.!
Excellent cigar! I was pleasantly surprised. Excellent construction, easy lighting and a nice draw. Notes of cream, nuts, cedar and even a few hints of coffee please the palate. This is a better cigar than many $5 dollar sticks out there. Buy these cigars, you will definitely enjoy them. Thanks, CI, and please keep these in stock.