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CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Cohiba

Description

Top-shelf taste, rock bottom price.

When it comes to flavorful, top-shelf handmades, few do it better than the legendary, Cameroon-wrapped brand after which these were modeled. But with prices pushing nearly $500 per box, they're well out of reach for normal folks. So enjoy this knock-off instead - a tasty, well-made cigar utilizing a very comparable blend but at a fraction of the price.

Cohiba is a registered trademark of General Cigar Corporation.

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Size
Pack
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MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
Pequeno (Cigarillos) (4.2"x36)
Pack of 30
Out Of Stock
$454.50
| save $405.51 89% off
$48.99
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x49)
Pack of 20
Backordered
$467.80
| save $417.81 89% off
$49.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
No
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
Torpedo (6.0"x54)
Pack of 20
In Stock
$500.00
| save $446.01 89% off
$53.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Cameroon
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Dominican
Sweet
False
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Customer Reviews of "CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Cohiba"
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5 out of 5
This cigars have a beautiful even ash when smoked, I smoked the whole cigar without saying it and it was amazing
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5 out of 5
Great strong smoke for the price. Some have a bad draw can be fixed by inserting an ice pick.
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5 out of 5
Nice smoke!
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3 out of 5
Great taste for the price especially when cutting grass or outside chores
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4 out of 5
taste compared to cohiba is excellent but for that too many are too hard to draw. any way mabe i got a dud. if for that i'd buy again
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4 out of 5
Great
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4 out of 5
They are certainly not gas station cigars. But not real cohibas either. For the price you pay, there’s no need to complain, but there’s room for more flavor
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4 out of 5
Good cigar at fair price
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5 out of 5
Nice smoke. I have gotten them several times.
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4 out of 5
Good daily cigar.
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4 out of 5
A very good cigar with an overall nice balance. RJB
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5 out of 5
Good smoke, easy draw and even burn. All qualities that make this a great value for the money.
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5 out of 5
Great cigar I would recommend this to anyone. Well made burns good and very smooth.
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5 out of 5
Nice smoke. I’ve smoked my fair share of dog rockets, wouldn’t put this in that category. Will buy again
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3 out of 5
Not rolled tight enough. They fall apart at 1/4 of the way... They don't taste bad. Just disappointing to need to pick my teeth after.
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4 out of 5
good cigar for the price
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4 out of 5
Love these Cameroon wrapper sticks! Rolled a little loose, but not bad at all...nice easy draw. Canoeing is rare. Nice even burn with long ash. Taste is similar to (maybe a tad less complex than) Cohiba Red Dot Cameroon. These are my "go-to" gars! I only buy Cameroon wrapper cigars. I wish CI would put more Cameroon wrapper cigars on sale more often.
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5 out of 5
good cigar great price even burn rich flavor
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5 out of 5
I was amazed at the quality of the role. Nice and tight and smoked evenly. Actually pretty good for a knockoff. Enjoyed the smoke; I would buy again in a pinch. Too bad you don't have a knockoff of "Padron's" :)
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4 out of 5
CI Knock Offs are a good bang for the buck
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4 out of 5
Great taste. A bit inconsistent in the composition, but I will buy some more soon.
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5 out of 5
CI KNOCK OFFS First time I ordered any knock off. I am impressed. Good construction,good flavor,great price!!
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5 out of 5
CI KNOCK OFFS First time I ordered any knock off. I am impressed. Good construction,good flavor,great price!!
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5 out of 5
CI KNOCK OFFS First time I ordered any knock off. I am impressed. Good construction,good flavor,great price!!
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4 out of 5
Found overall very good but did find in my bundle some with a hard draw and uneven burn.
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3 out of 5
1st half of cigar was good. 2nd half became very harsh.
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4 out of 5
Very pleasant
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5 out of 5
Good for a daily smoke. Great price.
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4 out of 5
For the most part, a nice smoke. Unfortunately, in each bundle there are 2 to 3 with a very hard draw. I end up throwing those away.
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5 out of 5
I find these to bern a little hot and too fast.
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3 out of 5
good smoke for a Cohiba substitute
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3 out of 5
The flavor was ok, the draw was difficult as well as the smoke.
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4 out of 5
Excellent smoke
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4 out of 5
Love it! Taste great!
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4 out of 5
Good flavor Nice puff Fast burn.
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5 out of 5
We would give this cigar a high rating. They are a very lighter smoke compared to the original but still a great cigar overall
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3 out of 5
Less than impressive but still worth the money
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3 out of 5
It's no Cohiba, but not bad for an inexpensive yard gar
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4 out of 5
Always have liked the Cohiba knock-offs. This particular batch is hard to draw. In fact, I must use a enhancer needle with a few pushes to get even a reasonable draw.
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5 out of 5
My favorite daily smoker, perfect when driving my 18 wheeler.
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4 out of 5
Great smoke definitely will buy again
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3 out of 5
These did not have the cohiba flavor I was hoping for. But was ok.
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4 out of 5
Good smoke
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4 out of 5
Only reason I’m not giving this a 5 star is because a few out of the batch are a hard draw and needed to be loosened up using a cigar poker. Other than that, excellent stick for the price. Good everyday cigar, will definitely be a regular in my humidor.
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5 out of 5
Great every day cigar. Good price too!
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4 out of 5
Good for price. Good every day smoke.
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5 out of 5
Love this cigar. My friends can't tell that it's not a Cohiba Cuban. I definitely will be ordering again.
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3 out of 5
A nice cigar for the price, I found them to have a nice flavor bur burned way to quick, it was lighting a fuse but you get what you pat for,
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5 out of 5
This cigar with coffee is a daily morning ritual. Consistent quality.
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3 out of 5
They are ok
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CI Knock-Offs: Cohiba

Brock

“Pequeno” in size, “Grande” in flavor…

For those who pay attention to detail, I whipped up this review the day after CIGARfest 2012, still jacked up from the weekend’s festivities.

As we wrapped up the CIGARfest 2012 aftermath, I was embarrassed, humiliated, and appalled at the fact that I didn’t smoke many cigars. Between drawing raffles, running between the band stage and the main stage, chatting with cigar customers and vendors, striking out with the lovely CI models, and performing my alter-ego “Cornelius Quincy Corne” for 3,000 people, there just wasn’t much time for me to enjoy a fine puro.

The life-saver for me was a tiny little morsel I like to call “CI Knock-Offs Cohiba” (Note: Cohiba is a registered trademark of General Cigar Corporation.) The size I prefer in this blend is called “Pequeno” which literally translates into English as “small” or “little”. These small 4.2 X 34 pequenos provided a nice, quick burn while I was on the fly. These little guys are a great value as they come in small bundles of 30 sticks for a little under a buck a cigar. 

The Cohiba Knock-Off uses a chestnut Cameroon wrapper which exudes a hint of spice with ample sweetness. [Insert educational portion of cigar review here, Brock.] Ok folks, I’m being informed that I must “learn” you on tobacco in this portion of my analysis. The Cameroon wrapper is a rare wrapper leaf literally cultivated in small growing regions in the country of Cameroon, Africa. It is quite difficult for tobacco buyers and brokers to purchase this tobacco and, furthermore, requires a high level of carefulness during production. Due to its delicateness, only the most skillful “torcedores” (rollers) in a cigar factory are permitted to roll cigars utilizing Cameroon tobacco.

In many cases, Cameroon tobacco is used as binder due to its ugly appearance and lackluster vein structure. When used as a wrapper, numerous manufacturers use cedar or tissue paper to cover up the ugly vein structure and spottiness. However, the Cohiba Knock-off Pequeno uses no cigar band.

This Dominican treat is mellow in body but very flavorful. My only problem is the majority of these are rolled fairly loose which produces an easy, yet quite hot draw. 

Let’s cut to the chase, I like this brand because it’s cheap, flavorful and has a true Cameroon taste. The flavor presents a hint of spice with an ample natural sweetness and just a small fraction of nuttiness. No bones about it, this is a good every day, coffee break cigar.

If you’re a fan of Cohiba, Rocky Patel Cameroon, or any kind of cigarillo that comes in a tin, this value is for you.

Brock’s Flavor Rating: “80”

Brock’s Value Rating: “92”

Expert Philosophical Insightful Thought for the Day: “Guy walks into a bar. Ouch!”