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CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Montecristo

The classic taste of the world’s biggest brand, for a fraction of the price. Indeed. The time has come, and this newest CI Knock-Off may be the best yet. A surprisingly similar blend to one of the industry’s most respected names, these eerily similar-tasting handmades will save you a whole lotta cash. Each time you burn one of these smooth, creamy, and rich beauties, think about that Hamilton you saved, smile, then take another puff. You won’t miss much, but you’ll save so much cash you won’t know what to do with it all. 

Montecristo is a registered trademark of Altadis USA.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 20 Out Of Stock $138.00
save $97.0070% off
$41.00   Notify
Corona (6.5"x42)
Pack of 20 In Stock $118.00
save $79.0067% off
$39.00
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 20 In Stock $165.00
save $116.0070% off
$49.00
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 20 In Stock $116.00
save $77.0066% off
$39.00
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
Pack of 20 Out Of Stock $158.00
save $117.0074% off
$41.00   Notify
Overall Rating 4.33 out of 5 Based on 312 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Montecristo”

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5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 Star
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2 out of 5
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5 out of 5
CI knockoffs
Great cigar for the price
5 out of 5
GTC Grand Theft Cigar
An absolute steal for the price.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
For the price they are good sticks. Good flavor, solid draw and great to have on hand for when friends come over.
3 out of 5
Not as good as the
Not as good as the knock off macados
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs
I have purchased CI Knock-off Montecristro Torpedos several time and have always found them fresh and a great mild smoke. for the price they cant be beat. If you enjoy top shelf smokes without they top shelf price this is not only a great knock around cigar but can be your every day go to. CI quality at a bargain store price, Will always be in my humidor! Thank you CI!
5 out of 5
review
it is a nice smooth cigar. I enjoy it very much..
5 out of 5
Monte who???
Love the knock-offs. Great flavor at a great price. They’re a perfect everyday smoke!
5 out of 5
When I first tried the
When I first tried the Montecristo CI Knock-off, I wasn't expecting anything "blockbuster." I slit open that first bundle and immediately recognized the aroma. It was reminiscent of other cigars I've had from Altadis. That was a good sign. After inspecting every inch of that first cigar, I was impressed with its obvious quality construction. But, the truest test, taste? Well, like I give people a second chance, I always give cigars a second chance, too, thinking that I'd not judge this product until I had at least another.
4 out of 5
Love em
Great smokes for relaxing or working in the yard
5 out of 5
Bargain knockoffs
I've had great success with all of the CI knockoffs. These Monticristo ko's were well made, smooth draw and and very pleasing smoke. A truly great daily stick that minors the real thing... get some ...they're for real
5 out of 5
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
Wow, I am a big White Monte Cristo fan and these CI Knock-offs rocked my socks off. What a great smoke and price!
5 out of 5
Easy to buy, easy to smoke
Great every day smoke
5 out of 5
Timely
Always received in a timely manner
5 out of 5
Great taste
Wonderful smoke at an outstanding price. My buddies that like the "fancy" cigars only really like these also. They have no issue in smoking these even when they are always buying high end cigars. Really really good smoke.
4 out of 5
Easy smoke
Very light draw Quick smoke
5 out of 5
Great morning cigar, smooth with
Great morning cigar, smooth with enough flavor to complement a cup of coffee.
5 out of 5
This IS your new daily
Smooth, creamy, mild, a very mellow cigar you can enjoy any time. Perfectly compliments a gourmet coffee or espresso. Definately my go-to in the morning.
3 out of 5
knock-offs
They were pretty good, i was surprised at the taste and aroma. My friends will not know what they will they will be smoking
5 out of 5
Best value yet !
I’ve always gravitated towards the stronger cigars but this medium mild gem strikes a chord with me !!! Great flavor!
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke, even burning, flavorful
Excellent smoke, even burning, flavorful 45 min to 1 hr
5 out of 5
Very hard to compare the
Very hard to compare the two. Nice and even burn, great smoke.
5 out of 5
Well satisfied . I like
Well satisfied . I like the size and taste
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the money.
Great cigar for the money. Good burn and nice draw. I should order more!!
3 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Montecristo
Well now I know why there called Knock Offs. Not much flavor and a dry draw.
5 out of 5
They were great
Great price and a good cigar
1 out of 5
Very low quality
These cigars can't not be compared with Montecristo because their quality is very bad
2 out of 5
wrapper is weak
wrapper is weak
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
Great Affordable Smoke
I've ordered these twice and will get them again
5 out of 5
Great!!
Awesome!! Well constructed, great draw, and tasty flavor to the end :-)
5 out of 5
Nice!
Husband loves them. Great for everyday
5 out of 5
CI KNOCKOFF Montecristo
A nice cigar for the price. Solid construction and a nice burn. Smooth flavor. A good choice for anyone on a budget but still wants an enjoyable smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Very good cigar, good draw, even burn. Tried to get them again but out of stock
5 out of 5
Love it
Love this stick. Great price and a super consistent burn.
5 out of 5
Good cigar for the price
I decided to try these for an everyday cigar and so far they've had a very consistent burn with a good taste through to the nub. No bitter ending. I was pleased enough to buy a second bundle. I hope that one will be as good as the first.
4 out of 5
CI knock off Montecristo
Real good smoke, nice and mild. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Good Value
Good cigar, on the mild side. Good flavor, good burn, good value.
5 out of 5
Great Surprise
I ordered on a whim and can’t believe how great these cigars are......will order again and again.
5 out of 5
I liked it very much.
I liked it very much. It was a very nice smoke. It did surprise me.
4 out of 5
knock offs
Good for the price
5 out of 5
CI knock offs
Excellent cigars for the price. I was surprised how good they were. Consistent draw. Just the right strength for me.
5 out of 5
Great
These are best knock offs ive ever had
4 out of 5
Great cigar!!
Great cigar for now way near the price of a real Montecristo, burns good . Will buy again!!
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
I wish I could order more,, they always seem to be out of stock !!
4 out of 5
Solid smoke
I'm halfway through these and haven't found a dud yet. In all seriousness, these don't really compare to the Montecristo but as in every day cigar, it would be hard to get something better for the price. I'll probably try one of the other knock-offs next time but I would definitely order these again.
5 out of 5
Smooth and even smoke
Cant beat this cigar for the price, every single one I have tried has been good
5 out of 5
Good
Really good every day cigar!
3 out of 5
CI knock-offs - compare to Montecristo Torpedo
Overall I liked the cigar. It was mild to medium in flavor and had a flawless Connecticut shade style wrapper. However, on the negative side, I thought I was purchasing a long filler cigar. It burned like a medium filler cigar. It couldn't hold an ash, which I found annoying.
5 out of 5
C I knock-offs
Easy draw, Stays lit, Burns evenly, Great flavor, Will buy again
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar
Taste and quality were better than expected in this knock off. Highly recommended
3 out of 5
Good daily smoke
This is a solid product. It is fairly light, but has flavor. The wrap is good, soft like some of the RPs I like. It reminds me of a RP Edge with a little less flavor.
2 out of 5
Not a good deal at all
I have only tried three so far, and I'm not impressed. First one I punched and the draw was impossible. Finally cut an inch off both ends and still no draw. Second one the wrapper pretty much fell off of the second third after cutting . The third one smoked OK and wasn't bad at all. For 1 out of 3 being enjoyable, just buy better cigars.
5 out of 5
very good value
very good value
3 out of 5
Satisfied Enough
I enjoyed them, but my wife said they stunk. Stunk as in smoke them fifty feet behind the house.
5 out of 5
Inexpensive!
Great everyday smokes!
3 out of 5
Not a Monte
Not a bad stick, especially at the price point, but it is no Montecristo.
5 out of 5
Very good cigars, with good
Very good cigars, with good flavored and tightly rolled. Great price. I would buy them again.
3 out of 5
Good price, daily smoke
You can't smoke $5 sticks everyday without going broke. I like having 2-3 cheap bundles in my humidor for daily smokes and leave my pricey stuff to only one day a week. These do a pretty good job. They burn even, did not have to relight any so far. My only real complaint would be that I can tell they're a cheap smoke. I have others I've tried that are hard to believe that they're cheap; these are not the case. I would buy again, don't get me wrong. Its just important to know that bit going in.
5 out of 5
Good value for the money.
Good even burn right out of the box. Nice flavor if you like mild. Only downside is a bit seedy and some stems at the end but overall what I expected for the price.
5 out of 5
CI Knockoffs-Compare with Montecristo Torpedo
Very good cigar for the price. Good burn, good draw, plenty of smoke and flavor.
5 out of 5
Excellent in comparison
A slight difference, but an unbelievable value for the product quality, I've actually just placed a second order for anither brand knock-off
4 out of 5
Good taste, Great Price
Good taste, Great Price
4 out of 5
pretty good cigars
can't beat it for the price!
5 out of 5
For the price a very
For the price a very good cigar
5 out of 5
Good cigar
Burns evenly, smooth flavor throughout the smoke, easy draw. Pretty good smoke.
4 out of 5
cI KNOCK OFFS
smoth easy draw good taste
5 out of 5
both the Torpedo and churchill
both the Torpedo and churchill knock offs are great smoking cigars and compare nicely to the Monte
5 out of 5
CI Knockoff
The Montecristo robusto is always a smooth, mild evenly burning cigar. An incredible bargin.
5 out of 5
CI knockoffs
For the price these are a very good cigar. They can be shared without breaking the bank.
5 out of 5
A smoke at a price you won't choke!
Just a great every day smoke at a price I won't go broke!
5 out of 5
A very mellow smoke at
A very mellow smoke at a great price.
5 out of 5
Surprise Find at a Great Price!
Wow! Tasty, great, even burn; fantastic smoke. This is an incredible value for the price. I highly, highly recommend these! Pairs perfectly after a BBQ dinner with a Jack!
4 out of 5
good cigar
Nice smooth flavor and even burn.
3 out of 5
So what inconsistent.
About evenly split... good draw... Well constructed, even burn...medium strength. Other half of bundle was soft , loosely packed. , long tobacco branches, uneven burn.
4 out of 5
Nice surprice!!
I bought these on sell. Smoked one right off the truck. These are pretty good smokes at this price range. I'll give a better review in a month or so.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
This is a really mild cigar that draws and burns well and has a really great taste. The only drawback is that with a short filler, you will be spitting a lot unless tobacco leaf is part of your diet. Overall, a nice smoke for the money.
5 out of 5
Great deal
Smooth and enjoyable smoke. Easy draw and each stick is very consistent. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Burns good, stays lit, tastes good all the way. Will buy these cigars any time!
4 out of 5
Good everyday smoke!
Cheaper than the originals!! Good draw, but could be rolled tighter to slow the burn. Still a good value!
3 out of 5
It's decent
It's decent for the price. It's a bit bitter. I prefer the CI Mistakes.
4 out of 5
CI Knockoffs
I like the CI Knockoffs compared to the originals because of prices with sacrificing flavor. Great choice that allows you a couple additional cigars without breaking the bank.
3 out of 5
No Montecristo
Not a Montecristo but a pretty good cigar for what you're paying.
5 out of 5
5 stars
Decent flavor for the price. I will buy them again.
5 out of 5
Great buy
I tried these for the first time and have only had about 3, but they are a very mild, tasty and burn very well. I was very surprised. I did find that the last two I smoked were a little better after I left them in the humidor for a couple days. The first one I tried as soon as they arrived and it was a little dry with some mild outer leaf cracking after it was snipped. I would definitely buy again.
2 out of 5
Not as good as I
Not as good as I thought they would be. Did not hold up to well. Starting unwrapping not long into the smoke.
4 out of 5
Would Recommend
They were good. Yes, not originals. But, very close and very good. Would recommend!
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs compare to Montecristo
Very nice cigar! Both taste and price.
4 out of 5
ci knock offs
good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Very Good!
If the band was on this it would be very hard to tell the difference...
4 out of 5
Everyday cigar I smoke 5
Everyday cigar I smoke 5 or so consistently the same draw and 💨
4 out of 5
ci knok offs
good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs could have their own label.
I love the Montecristo knock-offs. They are a very consistent smoke at a great price. Burn is always great and the taste is good till I burn my fingers.
5 out of 5
CI-Brown-Monte
smooth, nice slow-even burn. would like to see lower price per.
4 out of 5
Great cigar for the golf
Great cigar for the golf course, mild
5 out of 5
Great deal
Nice smooth smoke. So far each stick very consistent. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Good value
An excellent cigar for the price. Decent flavor and burn is consistent.
2 out of 5
Knockoff Montes
Gave them a try and wasn't satisfied. Some had to be re-lit a few times and wrappers would unravel easily.
5 out of 5
Great smokes!!!
Smoking my first one. Impeccable draw, fantastic taste! I'm very pleased!
4 out of 5
Bargin
Good value after you let them settle in the huf a dor
4 out of 5
Great value.
Smoked well and held together with a consistent flavor throughout.
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR FOR THE $$$
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THESE I WANT THEM ALL
5 out of 5
Great for an everyday smoke.
Great every day smoke
4 out of 5
Great value cigar
A nice smoke for the money. I burn several of these a day, while I'm busy at other things. A great "Yard'gar", I'm sure it would be good for golf. My go to when driving. Not a replacement for your' best smokes, but a reliable, tasty cigar for the times you just "need a smoke". I buy them regularly, and expect I will continue to.
5 out of 5
Best bang for your buck!
Fantastic mild-medium smoke. For the price, you can't beat it!
2 out of 5
Bitter corona
I have ordered both corona and Robusto in past. Very happy with flavours! Last order in Dec was bitter with the coronas, no matter what I did with the sticks, either 60 or 70 percent humidity, patches of bitterness. I discovered another review to find the same sort of reply. Lots of ammonia . It's not CI's fault. They are a great company. They offered to refund. I'll wait till the summer to try another brick I guess,
5 out of 5
A great tasting everyday stick...
A even smoke and can't beat the price
4 out of 5
Very good cigar for the price
One of the better knock offs. Will definitely purchase again.
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Very smooth, will buy again
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Off Montecristo
I love these. Great Price and I really enjoy them. I will continue to buy them and recommend them to my friends. Good job CI keep up the good work!
2 out of 5
Fair golf cigar
Taste green or young
5 out of 5
Good Buy
Good like a Cristo. Good length Good Taste Good Burn Good Draw Good Price.....did I say Good..........Good
5 out of 5
Great knock off
I waited till I had fired up a third stick before writing my review. No fancy words here like nutty finish or offering of oak etc. This is a nice addition to my humidor for a great price. Mild as expected. Consistent burn and flavor. I enjoyed each one. I will be re stocking with these as I run lower. They have a place next to my Baccarat's and Arturo Fuentes.
5 out of 5
CI Montecristo knockoffs
Great sticks for a great price !!!
4 out of 5
Pretty good smoke.
Well it's no a Montecristo but it is a right fine cigar. The price in superb. The draw is free and easy and the flavor is good.
5 out of 5
Great everyday cigar
I find this a nice smooth smoke. Construction is generally good. Although it's short leaf filler, I feel that the torpedo construction results in less leaf in the mouth.
5 out of 5
Knock-offs
These are a great everyday smoke. These will be my first choice from now on
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Montecristo Gigante
They're great. Told some friends and they have ordered them. Last order was back ordered, but I understand why. I'll be reordering soon!
5 out of 5
Very good
A+ will buy again!
5 out of 5
The burn
The cigar is not bad. As for the cigar it is not a Montecristo. It seems to burn very fast and not rolled as tight as most cigars. But for the price you can not ask for a better stick. Great for walking the dog or getting in a quick smoke.
5 out of 5
Perfect for everyday
These cigars are great for an everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Great for the money
I am an occasional cigar smoker. So my goal was to find an affordable quality smoke. This cigar fits the bill nicely. I don't need the big name, but like a smothe draw, even burn, well rolled cigar. This is it.
5 out of 5
Great cigars!
These need a little time to season in your humidor, but once they do these things are amazing!! Going to buy again!
4 out of 5
My Knock-Offs
Man I was very in denial about buying them but when I purchased them it really opened my eyes they are Great, from now on I will keep a bundle in my Man Cave!!!!!
5 out of 5
Also Excellent
Loved the CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Montecristo Churchills & Robustos but wasn't sure if the coronas would give a "long enough smoke". Tried some and will definitely get more.
4 out of 5
A pleasing smoke
This was an excellent smoke for the price and was everything it was promised to be. The only reason I held off a star was some of them were very hard to draw and it made them difficult to smoke. Happily it was only a few from the bundle of 20 and still worth the price.
5 out of 5
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
For the price you can not get a better cigar. I have given these to friends without telling them what they were. Their first reaction is where did I get them and how much did they cost. I love everything about these. I highly recommend them and will definitely be ordering them again
5 out of 5
The CI's are very good
The CI's are very good
4 out of 5
Bang for your Buck
Excellent smoke, definite bang for your buck if your buying your smokes on a budget, the Montecristo comparison is accurate, I have purchased these more than once.
3 out of 5
Decent
Not even close to Montecristo, but a decent cigar, a little overpriced
5 out of 5
Consistently good
Great value for a superior everyday smoke
4 out of 5
Not too shaby
Obviously you can beat the price. Similar taste to a Monte but there is a difference. Recommend let age in humidor for month prior. Will be ordering more. Great golf or working in the garage cigar.
3 out of 5
Postage
Once you spend a certain amount postage should be included!
5 out of 5
Very Close
I believe these knockoffs are very close to the original MC. I am on my 5th bundle and will be ordering more. The robusto makes a great morning smoke with or without a cup of joe.
5 out of 5
Meets all the criteria...
Love em! The price is right for a kicking around the garage smoke and taste is good enough for a longe in the hammock smoke.
1 out of 5
Not good
Yuck (and I'm very easy to please). Not the worst cigar I ever smoked but for the price a bad buy.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
If these are knock-offs, then I'm all in!
3 out of 5
Not bad for a throwawau
Not bad for a throwawau cigar
5 out of 5
not a monte...?
love the cigars... order them regularly... great value and a good smoke!
5 out of 5
Excellent everyday cigar.
CI's Monte Cristo knockoffs are everybody's favorite cigar where I work. So smooth and delicious. Priced and packaged as an everyday cigar, but if you ask me these are also something special to look forward to. And why not have something special to look forward to every day?
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Great stick for the money
If your looking for a every day cigar at a great value look no further
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs are Great
The Montecito knock-off has become my favorite cigar. It smokes great and cost little.
4 out of 5
Nice!
Great Cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
Great Deal, Fine Smoke!!!
This is the second time I have ordered CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Montecristo. First time was the Churchill, this time the Gigante. I have also tried the CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Macanudo, Gigante. I have been very happy with all the CI Knock-Offs products. I will be ordering at least one bundle of CI Knock-Offs everytime I place a future order. I highly recommend that you give these a try...
4 out of 5
Pretty good
Much better than the Mac Knock-Offs. Good draw, even burn. Will order again --
3 out of 5
Good cigar for the money
Very smooth but a little too mild for my taste. Not as flavorful as I had hoped, but it does burn evenly with no hot-spots. A good everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
CI Knock Offs-Montecristo
Definitely a great buy and a great product for the lower cost of a true Montecristo!!!
4 out of 5
Pretty close to monte crisco
Pretty close to monte crisco brand just be aware of ring gauge when ordering ci uses a lot of trickery.
5 out of 5
Trout and Knock Offs
I buy these as my fishing cigars. An excellent mild smoke. Only one time did I have issues with a couple of sticks from a bundle... Pieces of tobacco after cigar was cut. Otherwise, these are a great buy and fun to smoke. Thanks CI!
4 out of 5
CI knock offs, montecristo churchill
Good smoke. All the qualities of a montecristo at a fraction of the price. This is one of those rare purchases where you get more than you pay for.
5 out of 5
Best cigars for the price!!
For an everyday cigar that are awesome and don't break the bank!
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Great everyday smokes. Can't beat the price.
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the $$
Great cigar for the $$
4 out of 5
Quite good. Great smoke at
Quite good. Great smoke at a great price
5 out of 5
Excellent
Great blend & taste at a fraction of the cost. You've hooked me!!
1 out of 5
not the same cigar
I have smoked this cigar a lot. me and my cousin ordered these a few times and thought it was a great cigar for the price. I just ordered 40 more and they are not the same. They don’t burn good. They are harsher and have a very black smoke with a tar taste when they are lit. I have smoked 6 so far of this batch and they have all been the same.
4 out of 5
Surprisingly Good Cigar
Sometimes I get to cheap and get stuck with sub par quality. This is not one of them. These are good quality cigars.
5 out of 5
C I knock offs.
I'm new to the cigar world. I enjoy a mild to medium smoke. The montecristo knock offs were pretty good. I'm going to try some others in the near future. Thanks
5 out of 5
Great cigars
I've smoked around 40 by now and haven't found a single reason to complain about any of them. They smoke great. Have tried the White Lable and Cohiba and they are very good. I'm anxious to try the other 4.
5 out of 5
Very good cigars!
These cigars are a great deal. They are consistent and flavorful. The low price is an added bonus. Quite honestly, I prefer these to a Montecristo cigar.
5 out of 5
CI Knock offs 5 Star
Love them nice smoke enjoyable Highly recommend great for golf outings,
5 out of 5
Great taste, great value
I keep ordering them!!! That should speak for itself!
5 out of 5
ci knock off montecristo
Great smoke! Burns well, super deal!
5 out of 5
Best buy
Best nock off 60 ring I have ever purchased---I compare them to Macanudo 60 very nice burn well not disappointed purchased them twice
5 out of 5
Not Quite a Montecristo
These are fantastic everyday smokes. I'd call the flavor profile a good knock-off but not quite a Montecristo...I'm not really sure how else to put it. It's smooth and flavorful, each one draws well, and you can't beat the price. I've sold some of my friends used to paying $10 a stick on buying these instead.
5 out of 5
Great for money
Nice mild -burns even -ash nice light gray -it's a short filler so best to use a cigar punch - it's a great everyday cigar that won't brake the bank- let them rest a bit in your humidor- good job CI
5 out of 5
Value...Quality...Taste
Great value for the price. These are my fishing cigars. If one goes floating down stream, no big deal. Light another one and keep throwing the fly. I find these smooth all the way to the end. Did I say great value? Correction...a fantastic value!
5 out of 5
CI Monte Christo Knockoffs
Recently purchased a mazzo of 20 of these gems. A great smoke and value.
3 out of 5
Not Bad
For the money, this is a nice smoke. A bit of a stretch to compare it to a Montecristo but not bad either.
4 out of 5
Good Cigar
I ordered the Robusto and it is a great little cigar. It is not equal to the real thing but it is very close.I will be ordering more.
3 out of 5
CI Knock Offs
Cigars are ok but the wrap appears loose. When smoking tobacco strings stick to lips and tongue.
5 out of 5
Very Enjoyable Cigar
These cigars are well made, solid and tasty. They are a very good everyday cigar. I will continue to buy these cigars which I enjoy very much and are very close to the Montecristo I also enjoy.
3 out of 5
buy
very good everyday cigar
5 out of 5
Great smoke at a price you won't choke
I enjoy CI knock-offs as an everyday smoke. Great smoke from start to finish, but I do enjoy Monte robusto on the weekend after a good meal.
4 out of 5
Not quite the full Monty
I think they're very good, nice draw and burn with a nice ash. I will buy these again
4 out of 5
Nice Everyday Smoke
The price was right on these, get some and enjoy the day.
3 out of 5
Nice
They are pretty good for Humidor fillers.... nice for a round of a mill smoke...
3 out of 5
They're cheap and can't be beat
Truthfully I can say these are very similar to the montecristo taste profile. It really is a great kick around stick. As these are short filler you will get some tobacco in your mouth if you use a standard cutter. I've found that a punch solved any issues. At this price you can't ask for much more. I would and will buy another bundle. Also, these have been in my humidor for about a year and they are still performing well.
2 out of 5
CI knock offs Compare to Montecristo Torped
Decent smoke for the money. Would not buy it again.
4 out of 5
Better than most knockoffs
Better than most knockoffs
5 out of 5
Well they're KnockOffs
Seems to be a bit dried out & burns a lot faster than the originals.
5 out of 5
Good cigar
For the price you can't go wrong. Nice cigar
1 out of 5
not as good as montecristos
I would not buy these again. They where a sloppy smoke. found myself with loose tobacco in my mouth.
5 out of 5
Knock-offs are great
The knock-off's that you offer are reasonably priced and smooth
3 out of 5
CI knockoffs
It's an okay value buy especially for the golf course.
5 out of 5
great fake
GOOD TASTE, GOOD VALUE, HARD TO TELL FROM THE ORIGINAL.
5 out of 5
Quality For Less
I'm a big Montecristo #2 Torpedo fan. I can only buy the real thing when I'm traveling overseas. The CI Knock Off's and the JR Alternative are two of my favorate smokes and I buy them reguliarly. They are as close as I can come and worth it. Great flavor, smooth burn and can be relit without loosing their taste.
5 out of 5
The Best Smoke Around for the Price
I've gone through at least 3 bundles of the Churchills. These are part of my regular rotation. Thanks CI
5 out of 5
smooth
smooth
2 out of 5
Nice smooth smoke very mild
Nice smooth smoke very mild
5 out of 5
really good
Just about as smooth as the originals at a fraction of the price.
4 out of 5
good value
Good value, I have only smoked two so far, both on the golf course, lasted almost a full 9 holes. The first one had a few re-lights but otherwise both were a good mild burn. Jury is still out on the overall purchase but I think it will be a good value in the long run and I'll buy again.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs of Montecristo Torpedo
This is an excellent anytime cigar. Very enjoyable at a great price
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke!
They taste awesome, just like Montecristo's for a fraction of the price!! Definitely recommend!!
5 out of 5
Monticristo knock offs
Great cigar smooth taste and the price is excellent
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Great price
5 out of 5
Knock OFF, try real deal
I have had the original and I can tell you there wasn't much a difference between these knock offs. I will definatley buy these again.
5 out of 5
Very nice cigars.
I don't usually Smoke a lot of Montecristo's but these knock offs are very good, and a better value. I order them pretty often.
4 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs-Montecristo Gigante
Great cigar, great burn, draw, flavor, and price
5 out of 5
Can't tell the difference
Can't tell the difference
4 out of 5
Similar taste but not equal
Similar taste but not equal
5 out of 5
Very nice smoke for the money
Fresh, tight roll. Great smoke
5 out of 5
Awesome
Close to the real thing!
4 out of 5
Great knockoff for the money!
Yes I would recommend this to a friend. Very tasty everyday smoke.
3 out of 5
Montecristo Gigante
Very good cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
Perfect burn every time!
Love these. Yeah, yeah - they may not be exactly like a Montecristo No. 2, but they are tasty smokes! Perfect size for my hour long morning commute. Nice and mild so they're great for the first stick of the day. Every one I've lit up so far has burned perfectly - never ran and never went out. Just bought another bundle for vacation next week and I'll probably pick up another one as soon as I get back!
5 out of 5
Fantastic
Absolutely phenomenal cigar. I judge a cigar by the enjoyment of the smoke, and I highly enjoyed this one. Very smooth, nice flavor great draw. You will not be displeased with this purchase! I only wish they would mark these somehow since I usually stick to the Knock-off line, I sometimes get them mixed up with my other purchases.
5 out of 5
Good cigars
Good cigars
2 out of 5
Montecristo knock off
Fairly weak flavor and a very loose roll. A messy smoke.
4 out of 5
Nice Surprise
Great stick for the $$. Buy 'em and smoke 'em!
5 out of 5
Can't complain!
These are great. For the price you can't go wrong,good even burn,finishes well. Thanks CI!!
1 out of 5
Monte Cristo Knock offs should be knocked out of inventory
Awful. Fell apart while smoking
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs
Wouldn't say they compare to Montecristos, but certainly worth the price.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
No kidding, this is a great, well made cigar that often fools the snobs. They taste great, burn even, and stay good down to the soggy butt.
5 out of 5
Good taste and price
Good taste and price
3 out of 5
Not a good imitation, but a decent cigar
Definitely not an accurate imitation of the Monetcristo...but still a decent smoke for the price.
2 out of 5
Monte Cristo knockoffs
A little disappointed,not a lot of flavor. Don't want to stay lit.
4 out of 5
Dog
I will buy more
4 out of 5
CI Knockoffs (Montecristo Corona)
I was not impressed positive or negative..(but they look exactly like the Original Cubans that I also ordered.I don't see any difference in size,packaging,or smoking them) maybe just different labels ? ) but I gave them 4 stars because I did smoke it with no problems.
2 out of 5
Worth a try, but no cigar
Pros - Construction, draw, smell, appearance, smoke, burn. Cons - Compared to a real Habana Montecristo No 2. Not even close. The cigar is mild to slightly medium. I would have given the cigar a rating of a 3, if only because the comparison is misleading. However I gave it a 2 because buried in the taste is a slight sour, acidic, solvent like note. Not strong but enough to notice it. I let these cigars rest for 7 months in the humidor at 70/70. Lit one with a butane torch, after about 4 minutes I extinguished it. I guess you get what you pay for. It was worth experimenting to see if there really is a good cheap cigar. This one almost made it, but fell short on taste and in terms of weighting, taste is worth a lot of points. Anyway into the organic waste bin they went to make some room for something better. Why smoke it if it does not taste right? Disappointed but understand.
5 out of 5
Well it's a knock off
The wrappers were good as was the initial draw. The cigar smoked well and created a good ash. Plenty of smoke with the draw. It was more bitter than my customary Montecristo.
5 out of 5
Best cigar for the money
For the price this is definitely the best cigar I have ever smoked. I live in Oklahoma and this is the only cigar I have that will stay lit and burn evenly while golfing in our horrible wind. Taste is excellent, smoke is excellent, construction is excellent. Try and you will no be disappointed.
4 out of 5
Quality, Flavor and Price
Title says it all. Unsurpassed when all three are factored in. An every day smoke for an every day price
4 out of 5
Great knock off.
You can't beat it for the price
5 out of 5
An excellent smoke. Has been
An excellent smoke. Has been my steady order for 3 months
5 out of 5
CI Montecristo knock offs
Everyone in our golf group is smoking these now. It would take a real aficiodano to tell the difference. If you need a band to make you look good, don't buy em. If you want a great cigar that burns even, tastes good, even stays lit on a windy Mid-Atlantic golf course you can't beat them. These are my favorites and it doesn't take food off the table to fill your humidor with them.
4 out of 5
Exceptional
Great taste, and an exceptional value. I've never been disappointed with these cigars!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Knock Off- "Robusto"
Goooooooooooooooooooooood cigar. Very happy nice around .
4 out of 5
CI Knock- Off of Montecristo Torpedo
Good value
5 out of 5
Heat smoke for the cost
This is an extremely satisfying cigar and well worth the cost.
3 out of 5
Pretty good
Uh, pretty good.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I really enjoy the CI Knock-offs. I've tried cigars from some of the major players (Monte Cristos, Romeo & Juliet). Monte Cristos Knock-Offs are my choice great taste and priced just right.
3 out of 5
Monte KO
Not very well made. Taste OK, burns fast, collapses! Try the Mac KO!
4 out of 5
Quality of cigars
Normally each one is perfect and taste great but this past batch had some cigars that we dry and I couldn't even smoke....so far out of 40 I have found 3 that were this bad....first time ever for this?
3 out of 5
OK
OK
5 out of 5
Not bad for the price.
Was a bit skeptical upon buying these cigars at first but I am glad I did. These cigars are a great smoke and a great value. I bought the gordos and have enjoyed smoking them. Will definitely buy again!
4 out of 5
nice and cheap too
I smoke 2-3 a day so i cant afford the big bucks brands all the time. This is a nice alternative. Smooth drawing, lots of smoke and no bite.
3 out of 5
Okay for goolf course cigar
Flavor was nothing like a Montecristo. Some burned uneven (canoe) and some burned fine. Would probably not buy again. There are better golf course cigars available.
2 out of 5
Too much smoke
The taste isn't bad but he amount of smoke put out is quite stifling to the smoker as well as the others nearby. A good golf cigar if you are walking or riding by yourself.
3 out of 5
Macanudo knockoffs
Recently, I purchased a bundle of Cigars that you advertise as being like Macanudo. It would be more accurate for you to advertise them as being like King Edward. Otherwise, everything else is great.
4 out of 5
ci knock offs
good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
they smoke and taste just
they smoke and taste just like the real thing.
5 out of 5
2nd bundle, same as the first.
As long as cigars such as these are available I see no need to spend my hard earned money on the over priced, over rated and over hyped cigars out there.
3 out of 5
Starts out bland
Starts out when first lit a little bland after the first half inch flavor starts to get much better would order again
5 out of 5
Best Money Spent on Cigars in 2015
Great smoke for a great price. I have been hesitant to try the knock-off, but they smoked very well and tasted just like the original for a fraction of the price.
4 out of 5
Great, everyday cigar choice.
Excellent flavor, well made, and smokes down to the soggy nub on the first lighting; what more can you ask? This bundled, un-banded stogie may not impress your cigar-snob friends, but it's become one of my top ten favorite.
5 out of 5
love the knock offs
Sometimes you need to relax but can't bring yourself to commit to a long smoke , no guilt if you have to toss it .
4 out of 5
Biker/ locomotive engineer
Dang good smoke. Can't beat it for the price. A good every day smoke. Good taste, good burn and has a good finish. Recommended it to a friend.
3 out of 5
Wrapper seems to come off
Wrapper seems to come off when out in wind on golf course.
5 out of 5
cigars
smooth, easy draw
5 out of 5
Cigars are better than advertised
Cigars are better than advertised !
5 out of 5
Great every day cigars, especially
Great every day cigars, especially for the price!
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs - Compare to Montecristo Churchill
Great Cigars at a Great Price !!!
4 out of 5
good cigar. great value
Almost all of the knockoffs are good sometimes you get one that is not rolled to tight and burns a liittle rough. All and all a good buy.
5 out of 5
Nice smoke that does not empty your wallet!
This is a nice daily stick for the guy who comes home and has a glass of Bourbon and wants to enjoy a nice cigar that is not going to break the bank. I have ordered these a few times now and truly enjoy the taste. It has a nice draw as well and for the price, you cant go wrong.
5 out of 5
Great everyday cigar
My new favorite for daily smoking.
5 out of 5
CI knockoff
A real smooth smoke. Priced well enough to enjoy all day
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Really good golf cigar
5 out of 5
I lived in Panama in
I lived in Panama in the 60's and in the free trade zone had access to the great Cubans. Montecristos were my favorites. These Knock-Offs drawn, taste and look like Cuban Montecristos. Because their sandwiched, they don't feel like Montecristos but at the price, who cares?
5 out of 5
Very nice draw and flavor
For the price, surprisingly nice draw and flavor. Will purchase again
3 out of 5
Good Buy
Decent for the money. Good flavor. Close to original Mont.
5 out of 5
Simply Good
Simply, these are good.
1 out of 5
Stuck with - Bad Quality Corona Batch
When I received they were in very bad condition (very soft). I was told they might been over humidified. So keep them outside for a day and half, still no good, they are softer than cigarets. Unfortunately CI did not replace them with another CI knock offs I requested, which was good (the Robusto). Instead offered me offered me a partial refund which was not worth the RMA as I used the purchase with a gift card and 20% coupon on my original large order. Btw. I would not order Croronas agin from CI.
5 out of 5
Very good cigar for a value.
I tried one corona before putting it for aging in humidor. Very firm,nice packed,burns evenly ,with a nice mild,smooth ,nutty and bit buttery taste. Just the way I like it. Its a great cigar,with a coffee, or some fruit forward red wine. Recommended!!!
4 out of 5
Good value
Good consistency-stick to stick. Even burn. Not overly harsh when smoked to the nub.
5 out of 5
CI Knockoffs are great.
I can't afford the real Montecristo. When this was offered I was thinking that it would be a cheap no taste smoke. Damn was I wrong. Great flavor and good to the last inch. Don't know how you pulled this off. Hope this is a lasting item.
2 out of 5
A little disapointed, nothing like a Montecristo
Not a bad cigar, but when expecting a good cigar I was disapointed
4 out of 5
Bang for the buck? BANG!!!
I cannot speak to the Montecristo brand, as I I like them a lithe stronger and a little more economical. But I CAN say that these little gems are fantastic. At first smoke, they were decent cigars, sure enough. Mild to medium with good flavor. But I let a few of these nap for several months - maybe 6-7? - and lit one up the other night. DAY'YUM!!! These are a great milder smoke! Just let them rest a little while and if you're not a believer in this stick right-off-the-truck, you will be 6 months from now!
5 out of 5
CI Knock Off is For Real
I was pleasantly surprised that the CI Knock Off for Montecristo Torpedo was as good as claimed. These are truly special and at a great price. I am looking forward to my next cigar.
5 out of 5
drifterm5
Damn good smoke, good flavor and easy pull
5 out of 5
Montecristo CI Knock Off
Has turned into my favorite cigar. Even burn, smooth flavorful draw from beginning to end. Great after dinner with coffee.
5 out of 5
CI Knock offs- Montecristo Churchill
Excell cigar after a few weeks aging.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Tried the 6x60, very impressed with the smoke, burn was a little uneven but I enjoyed the cigar very much! Bought it again as a main stay in my humidor
4 out of 5
CI Monecisto Robusto Knock Offs
Great cigar and value!
5 out of 5
Awesome!!!
I had my doubts about these but when I got them I was very pleased. I will be getting more for sure. Hats off to CI on these they are without a doubt a great comparison to Montecristo my only recommendation is to create a cool band as they come without bands. For me it's an extra bit of eye candy with my smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent every day cigars. would recommend over and over
The draw and the flavor of these cigars are a treat for every-day smoking. Thanks CI.
3 out of 5
probably won't order again
I have to say I'm a little disappointed in these. Quality is somewhat lacking and they burn very fast. Flavors are average at best. Most have stayed lit pretty well but I like a cigar that takes much longer to smoke.
5 out of 5
great cigars
I have ordered many times and these knock offs are very good in taste and value.
2 out of 5
Not even close
Let me start by saying that the knock off were a fine smoke, but they were not even close to what a true Montecito Corona taste or smoke like.
5 out of 5
Awesome as always
By far, The Best online Cigar shop period. Spur fast deliveries and superb customer are if needed.
5 out of 5
Jsut Great!!
Jsut Great!!
5 out of 5
one smooth smoke
Funny this popped up on my inbox 5 miniutes after I lit one up I first tried them on a email special and was happily surprised I don't like a harsh smoke and these babies are anything but.In fact I realize it's time for a reorder
5 out of 5
Mr Nice, North Syracuse NY
with out a doubt the best value out there This stick is definitely my every day go to smoke. very favorable, easy draw, even burn. a fantastic mild medium cigar for a more than reasonable price. As a matter of fact I better order more today.
1 out of 5
Not my favorites!
Returned this. item. I got tired of spitting out tiny flecks of tobacco.
3 out of 5
Good cigar for the money
Well constructed, even burning. A medium cigar that isn't a close to Montecristo as I was hoping. But, neither is the price close to a Montecristo. A good daily smoke.
5 out of 5
It's a good smoke all
It's a good smoke all the way to the end. Stays lit and makes a fine long ash.
4 out of 5
burns for about 35 minutes
burns for about 35 minutes of a smooth mild smoke. will order more
2 out of 5
Not great
I wasn’t crazy about the cigars. They were short filler cigars, packed a little too loose.
5 out of 5
Don't go to the golf
Don't go to the golf course without them!!!
5 out of 5
Value Value Value
always consistently smooth
5 out of 5
CI Knock offs Monte Cristo...
Very smooth, awesome deals...
5 out of 5
Ci knockoffs
these are just like montecristo's, taste is the same, burn is good, GREAT everyday smoke
5 out of 5
Montecristo Robusto Knockoff Review
I have been smoking the Macanudo knockoffs which are fantastic and I decided to try the Montecristo. They are also great tasting and a tremendous value.
4 out of 5
ALMOST AS GOOD AS MONTECRISTO
i HAVE ENJOYED THESE FOR SOME TIME NOW AND YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT THE TASTE AND DRAW, AND THE PRICE MAKES IT THE BEST
4 out of 5
Very good cigar!
I am very fond of the Montecristo Especial #3, so I was curious but skeptical about this cigar. Finally I ordered a bundle of twenty so I could try them. I was pleasantly surprised! The construction is not up to the Montecristo, as I get some tobacco in my mouth occasionally. But these cigars have very good flavor and burn and I can see why they compare them to the Montecristo. I have enjoyed each one that I have smoked, and I will order them again! The savings is much appreciated, and these cigars satisfy!
4 out of 5
Great price for a good cigar
I like to keep budget cigars on hand to share with friends who "forgot" theirs. I will admit this surprised me. Im not a cigar critic but these were good burning cigars. Nice even burn, good feel and plenty of smoke. I will be buying more!!
5 out of 5
Awesome
The best Cheap Cigar I have ever purchased on this site I'll definitely be buying these again
5 out of 5
Smooth and mellow smoke
I received my packages of CI knockoff Montecristo, La Gloria, and Romeo and Julieta yesterday. I could not wait for them to mello in my humidor, so I tried all today. All were flavorful, with the MC knock off being a smooth medium mild smoke. Good burn and even ash, with a good draw. if they are all this good now, I am of the opinion that a week or two in my humidor will make then even better.
4 out of 5
Good Smokes - Great Price
While it's quite a stretch to compare to Montechristo, this is a terrific mild, every-day cigar. I am grateful for their availability.
3 out of 5
TJ style
This review is based on the first stick from the order received today. Started a little harsh then mellowed. Comparable to a Montecristo Tijuana style. In this price point I will stick to a Quorum.
5 out of 5
This is the best online Cigar place
I have been buying my cigars here for years.
5 out of 5
Theres is no other shop
Theres is no other shop to use and I have tried them all
5 out of 5
Great cigar
lights nicely, perfect pull each time. Very smooth mild to medium taste. Highly recommend these
5 out of 5
Superb Smoke!!
Can't beat this cigar for consistency and pleasure. Never gets old. Clean, even burn all the time. Will order again.
5 out of 5
Wish you had a free or prepaid shipping charge.
you always have a great selection and service. I am trying a wide variety of cigars via samplers. The minimum shipping charge is steep. I wish you had a free or prepaid shipping option, at least on samplers.
5 out of 5
Ci knock offs-Montecristo
A good tasting cigar that is close to a Montecristo.
5 out of 5
C I Knockoffs Churchhill
Very nice satisfying cigar and with the money I save I can buy more of them.
5 out of 5
Incredible
i am pleased to say that these tast the same. A little time in the humidor and a near-perfect smoke!!!! I have purchased 12 bundles sense my first try
2 out of 5
Not really
These were advertised as comparable to Montecristo Churchill….. not a chance. The only thing good about these loose packed cigars is the price.
3 out of 5
Pleased
cant beat it for the money. Slow burn lasts 9 holes in golf course
Customer Testimonials
These are without a doubt the best buy that CI has to offer. I have tried 5 of the 6 knock offs that CI offers. You can't beat these churchills for taste, smooth draw and excellent consistent construction, and that's not based on one or two sticks; it's based on about 100 or more and you won't have a heart attack if you happen to leave one laying on the golf course, you just light up another and enjoy. Much better than some of the $5-$7 sticks I've tried
I ordered the churchill knock-offs and left them in my humidor along side of some Monte Cristo white label churchills. After 3 months the knock-offs smoke better than the real thing. I'm very impressed with these knock-off cigars. They have an even burn, light ash, and oh yes they definitely taste like Monte Cristos. If word gets around, I expect these will be a hot item. You can't beat the price.
The flavors of a Monte are definitely there although hotter and harsher. Perhaps a few months in the humidor will mellow them out.
My new everyday cigar! Thanks, CI!
I'm by no means an expert, but I know what I like, and I like these. Easy to light, easy draw and a nice smooth taste, what else could anyone want. Oh, I know, hey C.I. how about opening a store in Pittsburgh?
Never bought a Montecristo. Probably never will, given the price and quality of these knock-offs. Good wrap, nice draw, great finish.
This is the first time I've gotten Knockoffs and I have to say, they're pretty damn good and I will be buying them again.
Always consistently good!! A great value on an everyday cigar!
Was happily surprised with this stick, it is very close to the original, and perfect as a brunch/Lunch stick. It's a little bit like Rocky Patel and Torano came together and made a very yummy Medium stick. And for this price, how can you not love it?
Very well-made cigar (torpedo). Cuts cleanly, no unraveling, beautiful wrapper. Smooth taste. Not overly packed or loosely filled. A real treat. Save yourself some bucks and try this very nice example.
These are a really pleasing cigar. I'd give them four stars.
Love montes, haven't had one in awhile so I was intrigued and bought a bundle of robustos, just had one and I'm pretty suprised. Flavor profile extremely similar to the original MCs, alebit a bit harsher. The smoke was a bit thinner and harsher (by no means a harsh smoke) - however that's to be expected. Burned pretty quickly though. Very nice draw, but I doubt consistency wise they will all be like the one I had. Gonna have to buy a real stick to compare side by side one day, but pretty impressed.
Good smoke for the price. Well constructed. I will buy again.
Today I received the Montecristo Knockoffs in the Churchill size. I was amazed. I could not tell the difference from the real thing. The consistency, easy draw, taste, and true flavor is that of the real MC. In the past I could only smoke one on special occasions because of the $11.00 cost per stick. Now this will be my every day premium smoke at about $2.00 per stick. I can have the best and save a ton of money. Thanks for bringing this great deal to us.
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