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CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Romeo y Julieta

Where art thou Romeo?

Why part with your hard earned cash when you can grapple a nearly identical knock-off blend for a fraction of the price? Smooth, creamy, and enjoyable to the nub, these medium-bodied top-notch handmades deliver in every facet. You can thank me later.

Romeo y Julieta is a registered trademark of Altadis USA.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Bully (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 20 In Stock $120.00
save $80.0167% off
$39.99
Cedro Deluxe (Corona) (6.5"x42)
Pack of 20 In Stock $120.00
save $80.0167% off
$39.99
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 20 In Stock $150.00
save $105.0170% off
$44.99
Gigante (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 20 In Stock $165.00
save $115.0170% off
$49.99
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
Pack of 20 In Stock $150.00
save $105.0170% off
$44.99
Overall Rating 4.19 out of 5 Based on 332 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Romeo y Julieta”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
177
4 out of 5
4 Star
84
3 out of 5
3 Star
38
2 out of 5
2 Star
23
1 out of 5
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4 out of 5
Very good smoke. Well worth
Very good smoke. Well worth the price. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Close
Very close to a Romeo. Excellent choice for the money!
3 out of 5
Strong
A touch on the strong side more then I prefer, but an okay smoke
5 out of 5
Awesome product
I do not smoke personally but my fiance loves them and it allows me to give him something he enjoys at a reasonable price. Love the original but this substitute works very well. He like the taste. Good job. Thanks
5 out of 5
Happy Camper!
Great cigar! I was looking for a good, honest, and reasonably priced cigar. Til now, my standard smoke was either Fuentes or Cuesta Rey. I decided to give the Romeo y Juliet knock-off. No illusions. Loved it. Kept them in my humidifier at around 60 - 62%. Did not have a single issue with any of the 20 cigars. Wrappers stayed intact. Burn was consistent. Flavor was pleasantly full but not heavy for me. I enjoyed them without exception! On my next order I decided to try the Partagas knock-offs. Kept them in the same humidifier at 60 - 62%. They were OK but not as good, to me, as the Romeos. The wrappers were a bit problematic. Overall, they performed as I would expect given the price. No complaints on my part, but I truly enjoyed the Romeos more and they performed as well or better than any of my Fuentes or Cuestas. Next order will be Romeos. We'll see if first order was just good fortune.
5 out of 5
Quality cigar
Good flavor and build.Can't go wrong with this one.
5 out of 5
CI knock offs.
Good flavor burn and draw well, good cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
Wow
I didn’t realize they were not the real Romeo & Juliet....
5 out of 5
Great cigar good flavor good
Great cigar good flavor good burn not nasty taste when u get to the nub
4 out of 5
mark
K O s' are a good value, better if free shipping
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Quality tobacco, well made. Very good aroma, wife even commented on it, and that was a first. Even though they are a “shadow cigar”, the price makes them the buzzer beater. One of my favorites.
4 out of 5
Excellent smoke
CI has a winner with their knockoffs. Every stogie is smooth and tasty. Great bang for your buck
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke for the price. 1 1/2 hour enjoyment.
5 out of 5
Always a great smoke
One of my go too smokes a must buy at this price
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I’ve bought dozens of different types of cigars here but have never felt the need to rate them. The price point on these are so good I felt inclined to do so. Absolutely fantastic everyday cigars. Will buy again and again
4 out of 5
Givemethemoney
Great stick for the price.
4 out of 5
CI
THEY WERE GOOD , BUT I MENT TO ORDER COFFE FLAVOR
5 out of 5
Great smoke
One of my favorite from Cigar International and the price is amazing
3 out of 5
Pretty good, price is ok,
Pretty good, price is ok, all round decent and smokable.
4 out of 5
Fine mild cigar.
I am very pleased with this mild flavored good tasting cigar for about half the price of Romeo & Julieta.
5 out of 5
Really enjoy this RJ knoc-offs
My only suggestion is to use a hole punch to minimize tobacco in your mouth, other than that it is a very good tasting cigar.
4 out of 5
CI Knocks-Offs-Compare to Romeo y Julieta Bully
I found them to be smooth rather than harsh. A nice relaxing smoke without that burning feeling. They were priced appropriately.
4 out of 5
nice cigar for the money
nice cigar for the money
4 out of 5
Good quality
Good quality
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar for a
Very nice cigar for a great price!
5 out of 5
Can not beat them for
Can not beat them for the price.
5 out of 5
Knock-Offs
My go to smoke when I don't have time to enjoy an 1875!! Good draw and medium strength. Perfect for the daily fill in stick.
4 out of 5
As close to the real thing as it gets!
Great burn and draw for the money. Smooth taste. Perfect every day cigar.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke for the Money
Nuff said! Will purchase in the future!
4 out of 5
Knock it offs
The title is joke - these are truly great cigars at a great price. Very similar in taste Romeo Y Julietas. Nice and mild. They like to stay lit. Only perceptible difference is that they are pack a little looser than the real thing. I definitely would recommend these if you are looking for a great and inexpensive every day cigar!
4 out of 5
Not quite Romeo's but Nice!
For the price these cigars are very good for a person that likes to have a daily after dinner cigar.
4 out of 5
Good
Good
5 out of 5
It’s a smooth cigar
It’s a smooth cigar
3 out of 5
They taste fine but they leave a mouthful of tabacco.
They taste fine but they leave a mouthful of tabacco.
4 out of 5
good buy
a good cigar
5 out of 5
wow
I dont know how you do it CI,this is a delicious cigar.rich,spicy,complex.good draw,good price,
4 out of 5
Decent smokes
Decent smokes
3 out of 5
Everyday stick
I've been smoking these knockoffs for some time as my everyday sticks. The flavor's been consistent and I enjoy them.
5 out of 5
Romeo knock off
These cigars are really good for the money! They burn amd taste good! Good enough to sit down with and have a drink with or to go golfing with and not worry about having a high price stogie to go out on you.
3 out of 5
Never had a problem until
Never had a problem until the last batch. Had if the cigars were dry and broke apart. I just ordered more so I hope this was just a one time issue.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Nothing special, but a tasty cigar thats easy to smoke. Not as nicely made as Romeo y Julietta, but tastes just as nice.
2 out of 5
Romeo and Julietta knock offs
Sorry to have to give these cigars a bad review, but that is what the bundle that I was sent deserve. I only bought them because the deal that I tried to purchase was sold out so the sales girl got creative and offered me these since I mentioned that I routinely smoke Romeo and Juliette's. These were dry and despite keeping them at 67% humidity, they just didn't make the cut. These were okay for smoking while mowing the lawn but even then. the end always came apart no matter how I cut them and I didn't think that they tasted like an R and J either (kind of takes the pleasure out of smoking when that happens) I didn't spend a lot, so I didn't get a lot. I've always been satisfied with past purchases from C.I. so I know that with the volume that they sell every month a few bundles might sneak past quality and control. No harm no foul, just my review.
5 out of 5
Knockoffs
Great
2 out of 5
romeo julietta knock offs not even close.
not well constructed, taste okay
5 out of 5
Very good. The Knock off
Very good. The Knock off Monte Cristo were a but dried out however
5 out of 5
Love them and the price
Love them and the price is so affordable
4 out of 5
Nice easy smoking cigar
Nice easy smoking cigar
1 out of 5
Not that good
Very dry. The cigars keep falling apart. Not a fan
5 out of 5
Fast shipping, great taste
Fast shipping, great taste
1 out of 5
Terrible waste of money
I ordered 20... have tried to smoke 10... of those 10, 9 literally fell apart in my hands... all within a few days of receiving them! These are total garbage. I expected better from Cigars International.
5 out of 5
5
Good daily smoker for the price. Ill be reordering
2 out of 5
No very good
No very good
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs, Romeo and Jullieta
Excellent Value!
5 out of 5
Good every day cigar
Good every day cigar
5 out of 5
Great buy - great smoke!
I was skeptical about buying knock-off's - nope - I'm not a snob when it comes to value but I'd never taken the plunge. Now I'm hooked. For a casual, every day puff, these delivered on flavor and consistency. No flash-burning, no peeling, and no bitter taste along the way. And as a bonus - they consistently held up for a longer smoke than expected. Thanks CI!
4 out of 5
Good.
Good smoke some rather dry
3 out of 5
Great for la
Great for la
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price!
Great smoke for the price!
5 out of 5
CI Knock Offs..Romeo y Julieta Churchill
They tasted great as to comparing to Romeo y Julieta, I can't. I haven't had one in years. I brought them because of a sale and was pleasantly surprise by the taste. My only complaint was that a couple of them started to fall apart midway through smoking them, I would buy them again.
2 out of 5
Break apart
They smoke hot and have a tendency to break apart. They seemed dry and had little favor
4 out of 5
Good cheap smoke!
Love em.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs +to Romeo y Julieta Churchill's
As advertised and as always delivered promptly and fresh. Nice smoking cigars that I'd buy again. Thanks CI !!!
5 out of 5
Nice little gems
Perfect cigar for the price they were excellent
4 out of 5
Not bad for the $$
This is my everyday stick. The flavor is consistent so I know what to expect, it burns all right and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
4 out of 5
Not Bad
Burned evenly, not over powering, and good enough I ordered some more.
5 out of 5
very good cigar
For the money can t top it.
3 out of 5
Romeo knock off
Very good everyday Cigar. Not a Romeo but I'll buy them again to hand out to my friends.
4 out of 5
Romeo knockoffs
Good taste.. nice smoke for the money
4 out of 5
Pretty Good Cigar
Even burn, no relight issues. Given a bit of time in the humidor, nice and tasty.
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
4 out of 5
Good yard work
Good for the yard. A true smoke that doesn't need a hand keep still. Enjoy both your pleasures.
4 out of 5
Great deal
Had a few that were cracked, but the rest were fine and smoked well.
3 out of 5
Knock offs just ok
The ends on the ones I received were very dry. The filler is what you expect in an inexpensive cigar. The flavor was ok, not terrible but if you want good buy up. These work out ok on the golf course but I will probably not repurchase.
5 out of 5
Very good Cigars
Very good Cigars
4 out of 5
Tasty & lotsa smoke
Gave them some humi time, only smoked a couple so far. I will say, near perfect draw, even burn. No problems staying lit.
4 out of 5
Smooth, even burn. Good daily
Smooth, even burn. Good daily cigar
1 out of 5
stale and fall apart in pieces in my mouth
worst cigars I ever ordered from you guys
3 out of 5
Knock-off
A little off what they are supposed to knock-off.
5 out of 5
Knock-offs - GOOD!
Great smoke for the money. Definitely buy these again
3 out of 5
CI Knockoff
Good cigars for the golf course!
5 out of 5
Buy again
Fresh and smooth
5 out of 5
CI knockoffs
Very nice cigar. Good draw, flavor
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Smooth draw and great taste can't go wrong.
2 out of 5
You get what you pay
You get what you pay for. Below average all around from wrap to smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars!! Excellent value!! My
Excellent cigars!! Excellent value!! My new go-to cigar!
1 out of 5
Never again!
This is the 2nd time that I have ordered these Romeo and Julieta knock off. The first bundle was the same as the first. 15 of the 20 cigars had to be tossed. They were dry and fell apart in minutes. I thought the first bundle may have just been a bad luck pick. However, that is twice I have been burned by these cigars. Never again!!!!!
5 out of 5
Has a purpose
Not a bad cigar for the price. Flavor was good. These cigars have a purpose, they are good daily smokes and should always be kept in the humidor for that friend we all have who claims to be a cigar smoker but doesn't know how to light one. He will never know the difference.
5 out of 5
Love the knock offs
They are almost exactly like the originals for 1/2 the cost. will definitely keep ordering these.
1 out of 5
Cigars were horrible. They were
Cigars were horrible. They were not fresh and were all dried out. I would never order them again. In the process of returning them for something else!
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT
EXCELLENT
5 out of 5
R&J CI Knock-Off / Bully
A great everyday smoke!
5 out of 5
Very nice smoke
The stick has great flavor, especially for the price.
3 out of 5
Good for a cheap cigar
decent smoke for golf. good burn, medium and minimal bite. Wet end falls apart 2/3 of the way through.
3 out of 5
Not bad but not great
It seemed to me that out of the 20 I ordered, at least 5 would fall apart at the caps. Most of the time I punch my cigars, and with these, I would still get a bunch of debris while smoking. And the few I can to cut just unraveled during the smoke. Flavor though was pretty good. They were enjoyable from the flavor/strength perspective.
5 out of 5
They are excellent, since I got the old 7" Knock-Offs
The CI Knock-Offs are great when and only when I get the 7" instead of the 71/2", which the latter is what I've been getting most of the time!
1 out of 5
Never Again
I like their "knock offs", but this particular choice was sharp, bitter, and unpleasant.
5 out of 5
Knock offs
Well worth it! Tasty
5 out of 5
Romeo y juliet Churchill knock-offs
The cigars I received did not smoke well the outside fell apart while smoking will not buy again
4 out of 5
Knockoff ROMEO JULIETA
I have bought these before. The last 2 orders I have had problems with them drawing and burning consistently.
4 out of 5
Very good product for a quick daily smoke
I like these Knock-Offs for a daily smoke at a reasonable price
2 out of 5
Dried out
They are dried out, I’ve had to steam them in small batches. Once done they’re ok
5 out of 5
Good taste
I loved these cigars and plan to buy again
5 out of 5
CI was entirely professional, I
CI was entirely professional, I will use again.
5 out of 5
Great cigar !!!!
Great cigar !!!!
5 out of 5
Romeo’s
Well I love them, I get the taste that I like and a cost that is reasonable, I try to keep’em in stock in my humidors.
4 out of 5
Great deal
Enjoyed!
5 out of 5
cigars
good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar
I was pleasantly surprised by these cigars. A very nice smoke with a good even burn
2 out of 5
Cigar was ok for the
Cigar was ok for the price but no where near as good of your other knock offs
2 out of 5
CI Knockoffs-Compare with Montecristo Torpedo
Of the seven I was going to smoke three were severely cracked and two cracked as I smoking them. (Outer wrap cracked). Haven't checked the rest of them cause they're in my ammo box at a friends house. Purchased knockoffs before and did not experience this problem.
5 out of 5
Romeo and Julieta
Very good tasting stogie not to mention the price will order some more giving it a five star thank you cigar international
4 out of 5
great smokes
Not exactly the same-but good enough. Tobacco a bit loose and wrapper a bit dry. But never the less the price makes up for it.
1 out of 5
CI Knock offs
The worst cigar I have purchased from CI !! When the first two i cut exploded and were thrown away. Tried to place them in bag with damp towel and have had NO success. Other smokers should stay away from these cigars.
4 out of 5
Good value
Been getting these sticks for a while, great for the money but can be hit or miss on arival. CI backs everything up so it has not been an issue, just remember to unwrap them once you get them.
5 out of 5
Maintenance manager
Burns nice and a easy draw.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Extremely good smoke will definitely buy more
3 out of 5
Need improvement
Flavor very good compared to Romeo y Julieta. Wrapper poor filler scrappy. Might give it another try, but doubtful.
5 out of 5
My review on CI Knock-Offs
I find them a very smooth stick !!!!!
4 out of 5
good smokes but...
they are not at all similar to Romeo Y Julieta IMO . These knocks-offs have a much stronger earthy flavour. They are good, though.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs-Compare to Romeo y Jullieta Churclill
This is one of my most favorite smokes. Body and flavor are excellent. I will definitely buy more of these.
4 out of 5
good cigars
idem
5 out of 5
Wonderful cigar
Nice draw and quality. Will purchase again
5 out of 5
Knock Offs
Worth every penny.
4 out of 5
CI knockoffs
CI knockoffs Romeo & Julieta Churchills are as good as the name brand
3 out of 5
Not bad, but not R&J
Nice smoke for way less than name brand
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs
Tried the Romeo y Julieta. I like this cigar alot. I have bought this cigar several times and will continue to do so.
5 out of 5
Great smoke regardless of price
I felt like I was taking a chance on these but my oh my did it pay off! Smooth, creamy, great burn...all for bargain-basement prices. I need to order more since I gave so many trying to turn others onto outstanding sticks. Great job CI!
3 out of 5
Romeo knock offs
I bought some of these for a daily smoke ad they are worth the price. Nice even burn, fairly smooth but not as good as the real Romeo Y Julieta of course. I will buy them again. By the way, Cigar International delivered on time as promised.
5 out of 5
Very nice k o enjoyed
Very nice k o enjoyed them
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the price
Great cigar for the price without the expensive label. Fast delivery.
3 out of 5
Romeo
I like a lot of the other knock offs but this one came in like saw dust the first time. CI was stand up and sent me a new brick that was in great shape, but it does not burn as well or taste as good as the others..
4 out of 5
These are a good burning
These are a good burning everyday cigar that taste good alao!
2 out of 5
DisAppointed
It's a crime to compare Romeo Y Julietas tontheae knock offs. Yes they're knock offs but the quality was very poor. Almost my whole package of cigars were dry and brittle. The cigars fraid and burned unevenly. I really wanted to call and complain but I'm hoping this was a one time experience as my other purchases I have been happy with.
4 out of 5
ci knockoffs
not bad for a daily smoke, will buy again
5 out of 5
Great shop
Love to shop here!!
5 out of 5
Good cigar
These were good cigars Just like the Ry's
3 out of 5
Knock-offs
Uneven burn, taste is ok.
5 out of 5
Knock offs
Great cigars for the money
3 out of 5
knock of r+j
reasonable quality--wrapper a little weak
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Smooth to the end. Great smoke, great price.
5 out of 5
Worth every penny
As usual, fast shipping and good product
5 out of 5
Delicious!
I close my eyes and pretend I’m smoking a $10 cigar, and it works! Delusion can work miracles, and save you a mint. Enjoyed these cigars and will definitely order more.
4 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs Romeo Torpedo
Not as much flavor as expected. The smoking experience was very good. Good for the bundle price. Would buy again.
5 out of 5
CI ROMEO & JULIETA TORPEDO
GREAT CIGAR- these are one of the best I've had and will order more. Great wrapper smooth taste and draw. Try some!
3 out of 5
Ok not grear
This started off a great smoke until the outter wrapper and end started to come off. My humidor is set at 69 so i know its not bc it was dry.. The filler blend is very good but more attention to detail on the outter wrapper who h isnwhat can ruin the experience of a great smoke. Otherwise nkt bad.. 1/2 the sticks in my bundle unwrapped
5 out of 5
Romeo knockoffs
Delightful, can’t wait until they’re offered again.
4 out of 5
Good daily smoke, great value
Good daily smoke, great value
5 out of 5
Great taste
C I is the best place an best price.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Inam enjoying them every day. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. Please make sure tiu always have it in stock.
4 out of 5
Improved review. Very good everyday cigar
I wrote a review a month ago but now want to update it. I was brand new to cigars. Now I've smoked some great and some lousy. I have a much higher opinion of these than I did at first. Add one star. These have been consistently well made, burn great, decent flavor. A solid everyday cigar. I will order again.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
This is my go to cigar after a long day.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Very smooth, burns very nice, good flavor.
5 out of 5
exciting
satisfying
5 out of 5
Ci knockoffs
Very good and smooth. As good as a stick way more expensive
5 out of 5
I think they are great
I think they are great cigars great flavor good construction will buy them again
4 out of 5
Romeo y Julieta Knockoff cigar
A nice cigar to hand out at a large gathering/celebration, it has a good flavor and does not come off as a cheap quality.
5 out of 5
CI KNOCK-OFFS
Would purchase cigars again
4 out of 5
Great every day smoke. The
Great every day smoke. The construction on the end tends to break away a little but it was a non-issue. For the price I will pay more.
4 out of 5
Very close
Very close
5 out of 5
Will buy again
Smooth - all have burnt well and my new golf cigar.
5 out of 5
Knock Offs
Best buy for a really good cigar. Everyday cigar for the aficionado!
5 out of 5
Great imitation of the real thing
It was funny because I had to authentic romeos and they are so close I was surprised. I would recommend to anyone who just wants an everyday smoke without spending $100 A week
4 out of 5
Great Value
It is probably a three star cigar, but for the money, I have to give it four stars. Good construction and burn. Taste is consistent. This is the third or fourth time I have purchased these. Good for an every day smoke. Will buy again. Taste is similar to a Romeo and Julieta.
3 out of 5
Very tasty cigars, I really
Very tasty cigars, I really like them except for the fact that SOME (not all) are very dry and fall apart when smoked! They have been in a humidor at proper humidity, so I'm not sure why.
4 out of 5
Solid smoke for cheapskate budgets
Ordered a bundle of CI's knockoff RyJ to restock the humidor. This is my first time trying these. The price is hard to beat so I figured why not? Well, I have not been disappointed. While these are not perfect, they are really pretty solid cigars IMO. Good flavor, with an even draw and good tasting smoke carrying a pleasant aroma. Only one problem I have experienced; Sometimes the wrapper leaf on the shoulder of these cigars tends to peel and flake off after cutting. (This is not from cutting too low on the shoulder below the cap, mind you. This is just the outer part of the leaf peeling now & then) At first I though maybe they were shipped a wee bit dry, but even after a month+ in the humidor, I still see this occasionally. Not a big deal, just a minor inconvenience on maybe 1 in every 4 cigars. Aside from the wrapper leaf issues, these are fine-tasting, enjoyable cigars at a crazy low price!
4 out of 5
My friends and I liked them
I have to be honest, I have never smoked a true Romeo y Julieta cigar so, I can't review how it compares. What I can tell you is I liked it. I did hand a few out to my friends and everyone enjoyed them. What more can you ask for and what more can I say.
5 out of 5
Great value
I love these cigars! I will order these again.
5 out of 5
"Great Cigar"
I Found No Problems With The CI Knock-Offs-Would Buy Again!!
4 out of 5
Pretty darn close
These cigars are very similar to Romeo y Julieta for half the cost. Great deal and great smoke
5 out of 5
there worth the money
i was a little worried about the taste and quality being the same as the Romeos but they were spot on i will be buying them again ...
5 out of 5
Excellent Stogies
A mild taste at first but full flavour. I actually think in some respects they are superior. Best enjoyed after dinner.
5 out of 5
Worth a try
Very enjoyable cigar. Would buy them again.
3 out of 5
Meh
I'm very new to cigars. Very new. I thought I'd give these a shot. Figured if I liked these, I'd like the brand name, too. But I have to say they aren't my favorite. OK for knocking around the yard. Don't care if I font' have time to finish.
2 out of 5
Less than expected
The first one ran significantly, and the second, while steadier, lasted no longer than the 50-ring cars of the same length. Not really impressed.
3 out of 5
decent knock off
smokes smooth enough, some of them have some pretty rough wrappings but for the most part its a good deal with a decent flavor.
5 out of 5
Great flavor, great price!
Flavorful but not strong, with a great aroma. If there is a difference from the namesake cigar I'm not apparently enough of an expert to see or taste it. The price is excellent considering the overall quality, and the cigars are always fresh and well rolled. Now my every day cigar!
5 out of 5
Great value
Great smoke for the price, on my regular list!
5 out of 5
Best Value -Best tasting Cigar for the price
Great Cigar !!!
5 out of 5
Great smoke...will order again
I am on my 4th bundle of these and have yet to have a bad one
5 out of 5
Ci Knock Offs Romeo y Julietas. Bully
Not consistent from bundle to bundle. Some sticks were very good and some weren't.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Great smoke for the price
5 out of 5
Good
They were very good.
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar! I will
Very nice cigar! I will order them in the futire
4 out of 5
CI Romeo y Julieta knockoffs
A very good every day cigar, it is my favorite. They don't burn as nicely as the higher end ones, but you can't beat the value.
5 out of 5
Ci knock-offs
I like the taste and the price
5 out of 5
CI Red-R&J-Med
good, smooth, nice burn...keep price down...would like to try in a DR wrapper rather tan the current Sumatra
4 out of 5
R & J Gigante Knock off Review
First one out of the gate was fantastic. I shared a couple with a friend who reported they were very nice. About the 4th one I pulled from my humi was so disapointing I didn't even finish it. It literaly fell apart in my mouth. I tried cutting some more off, but got the same result. Gave up & went back for different stick. I've had a couple since then, and they've been fine.
5 out of 5
PJ
Good cirgar for the price!
5 out of 5
What a Cigar !!!!!
Awesome smoke at an awesome price....
4 out of 5
Not Bad, I liked
I buy the knock-offs from time to time to fill my humidor, good with friends and just have for no special occasion. I've been satisfied with these sticks and like the price .
5 out of 5
Real close to the real McCoy.
I'd hate to try and tell the difference between the knock-offs and the real thing in a blind taste off.This cigar tastes great,stays lit, and burns good with a real nice ash.They need to spend a couple weeks in the humidor to really come into their own.I've put a few aside in my aging humidor.They should be excellent in a few months.I will likely buy these again.
4 out of 5
Great for price
Had a couple a little difficult to draw, but overall great for the price
5 out of 5
Highly recomend
Great smoke especially for the price!
5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome cigar at an awesome price....
4 out of 5
CI Knock offs vs. R and J Churchills
An enjoyable cigar for an acceptable price. Another good value offered by CI.
5 out of 5
Great product
I purchased these in hopes they were comparable to the Romeo Y Julieta's I'm used to. I was not disappointed. For someone on a very tight budget like myself, this is the way to go!
2 out of 5
great taste , wrapped poorly
Taste is very good. Have had no problems 2 years ago. Latest 2 boxes were tight and I kept spitting tobacco. Poorly wrapped I guess.
5 out of 5
Knock-Off Ya say?
These fakers know what they're doing. I bought a few Romeo y Julieta's to confirm: These fakers know what they're doing...
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
3 out of 5
CIA knock-offs
Much harsher than r-j bully but a good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
CI Knockoffs compare favorably
These cigars are good and mild and smooth.
5 out of 5
They were very good= hard
They were very good= hard to tell them from the original.
5 out of 5
These are quality smokes that
These are quality smokes that I will add to my rotation. Great price point
1 out of 5
Knock off more like Way Off
This knock off not only didn't have the aroma but, lacked the packing and taste of a Romeo y Julieta. You can't use a cutter on it or you will be spitting loose tobacco for half the smoke. Sorry but this one or should I say this bundle was a disappointment. I'll stick with the original.
5 out of 5
Great
Definitely a future purchase! These were awesome!
4 out of 5
Agood everyday cigar
the smoke was good and the flavor was acceptable I would buy again
5 out of 5
Knock offs
They are a great value. Very comparable to Romeo and Juliet's. I will be getting some more. 💯👍🏻‼
5 out of 5
Awesome stick
As good as th the original maybe better
4 out of 5
Good For The Money
Great taste for the money. Many of them burned unevenly. I did not have this problem before. This would not stop me from purchasing again.
2 out of 5
To dry
Not as good as I was hoping for. Half were dry and would crack. And yes they were in a humidor.
2 out of 5
Not what I expected
I've had the CI brand cigars before and they weren't bad however this time I can barely get through one.
4 out of 5
Retired
Not bad. I only smoked 3 so far. If they all taste the same and the draw remains constant, I would say it's a winner. Check back with me later.
5 out of 5
Romeo and Juliets knock offs
Great value, smooth taste will definitely buy again
2 out of 5
You get what you pay for!
Sent the wrong ones on first shipment. After I received the correct order the quality looked fine. The smokes were definitely low quality. Did not like them at all. Wasted my money.
3 out of 5
Not bad for the price.
The only similarities is the texture of both cigars. But as far as flavor, Romeo y Julieta is much much better tasting. But for the price, I would definitely buy it again.
4 out of 5
Taste excellent
The taste is good wrapper on the cheap side
4 out of 5
CI
Never had the real thing but these are a great smoke for the price. Well made with an easy draw.
4 out of 5
Romeo y Julieta Churchill knockoff
Not as good as the real thing.
5 out of 5
I was satisfied with them
5 stars
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Very good - enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar.
Good draw and quality
2 out of 5
CI Knock v. RJ
1st time I have tried the knock offs.... I smoke R & J Reserva and these are not even close..Yes they are a lot cheaper but I won't order them again.... average at best.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Romeo y Julieta Cedro Deluxe
I enjoy these cigars every time. I order a lot of others also, but I can always count on these being consistently good, and priced so I can afford them everyday.
2 out of 5
Knocked offed
Good taste for the cigar but the paper around it peeled off on every cigar at the mouth area. This caused me to spit bits of tobacco out while smoking it. I will add the smell and taste of the cigar was good.
5 out of 5
Romeo y Julieta
Bought it for my dad and he loves it
4 out of 5
Great!!!
These are my new everyday sticks!!!
5 out of 5
Knock-Offs Excellent Choice
My recent purchase of CI Knock-Offs has been a very pleasant experience. Enjoyed them as well as the Romeo y Julieta Gigante. I like the bigger ring cigars.
5 out of 5
Great for the money
This is one of greatest cigars you can buy for around 2 bucks- I'm not the kinda guy who's goin to tell you how it has hints of coffee ,fruity or earh taste - us rednecks just think it great tasting
5 out of 5
CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE
For the price, they are good as gold!!!!
4 out of 5
Smoke test
Gave one to my brother that smokes Romeo y Julieta as his preferred cigar and he could not believe it was not a Romeo.
4 out of 5
Little dry out of the
Little dry out of the cello wrapper but after a couple weeks in the humidor came together nicely. Otherwise, outside of an occasional 'hot spot' or stem, a pretty good everyday smoke
3 out of 5
CI Romeo Y Julieta Knock-offs
The taste is slightly lighter and the consistency and density of the cigar is sightly lesser than the original. Price/quality is reasonable.
4 out of 5
R&J clone not far off the real thing.
Good value and very comparable to R&J. Great everyday value.
5 out of 5
Really a pleasant surprise find
Every bit as good as the Reserva's I purchased to compare to. Have purchased more!
4 out of 5
Noy too shabby
Not too shabby. A little looser packed than expected but still a good draw, even burn and taste very close to RyJ. Expected long filler, not cut. Will buy again.
3 out of 5
not bad
The cigar had a great smooth flavor. not a bad every day cigar.
4 out of 5
Good stick for the right orice
Good taste, draw, and burn. As in other reviews, you get a mouthful almost every draw....but it's a little better with a V-cutter. Will purchase again!
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs -Compare to Romeo y Julieta Cedro Deluxe
I've been smoking Sancho Panza Double Maduro Cervantes as my everyday cigar, but I bought a box of R y J Cedro Deluxe No2 on a special. I really enjoyed the change. So I decided to try out the CI Knock-Offs Compare to R y J Cedro Deluxe and found them to be just as enjoyable. Lately I found myself reaching for a CI Knock-Off before a Sancho Panza. I gave one to a buddy of mine and he like it so much he wants me to order him a bundle on my next order. I may have just changed my everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
Can't tell the difference
Great consistent flavor and even smoke
4 out of 5
Very good just a tad
Very good just a tad stronger than I wanted
5 out of 5
Fantastic smoke! I would definitely
Fantastic smoke! I would definitely order these again. Thanks!
5 out of 5
compares well
Better than expected. I am very pleased with these.
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar
This is my go-to cigar. I love them!
4 out of 5
Great cigars for the $
Great cigar, good draw, and the flavor is very comparable to R y J
5 out of 5
Good Comparison.
Great comparison. I smoked a whole pack of these and got good burn and great flavor from each one. Ordered another pack and have started on it, same results. For a cheap everyday smoke hard to beat for the price.
5 out of 5
Happy to find
Good smoke, great price. Burns nicely. What I want in a cigar
5 out of 5
I've tried three CI Knock-offs so far!
I have tried three CI Knock-offs thus far. This one, which is a KO of the Romeo y Julieta Gigante, is just as good as the others. These cigars have fillers with some very small pieces, but if you use a punch cutter, these are very good and are a great bargain!
5 out of 5
Very similar to RyJ
These cigars aren't packed quite as tight as the real 1875's but the taste is very similar. Placing an order today for another 20 of them. Perfect for an after work smoke. You won't be disappointed.
3 out of 5
These were too strong for
These were too strong for me.
2 out of 5
Buy the real ones
Taste is good but every draw leave you with a mouth full of tobacco.
5 out of 5
These are just as good
These are just as good as the Romeo & Julieta's.
3 out of 5
Great knock-off; Not quite the taste
These babies are a great substitute for R & J when funds are tight; maybe even as an everyday stick. However, don't think you will fool a cigar officienado into believing these are the real things. In fact, my wife - who has years of experience with my second-hand smoke - knew on first whiff these were lower shelf quality. Give 'em a try!
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Yes - I like these and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good and inexpensive daily smoke. I will be buying more!
5 out of 5
Great smoke!!
Great smooth smoke!
5 out of 5
wonderful
some of the best smokes I enjoy. great value!
5 out of 5
great smoke for the price
for the price, great deal and a great smoke. Will buy these again
4 out of 5
Can't go wrong with this one
I have purchased around 200 of these and have found them to be a good cigar. They have an easy draw and are well constructed even if I lay them on the ground while golfing. In fact as I write this, I am smoking one. It has 2 blemishes on the wrapper that in no way dimishes the cigar. The burn is even, the taste is fine, and I will continue to keep this cigar on my list.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the buck!
Got them in, very fresh. Excellent smoke. Log lasting and good clean burn. Will buy again
5 out of 5
Only Difference is the Wrapping
Since I'm poor and usually stay within the $2 a stick area, most R & J line is outta my range even on sale. These taste very much like their copies, have a smooth medium taste and a great finish. Maybe my new favorite!
5 out of 5
Knock Offs
great deal
4 out of 5
Ci knock off
Romeo + Julleita very nice great price will buy again thanks
2 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Compare to Romeo y Julieta Cedro Deluxe
Now that I've smoked more that ten of these cigar I would say it starts out mild to medium bodied with pretty good flavor. By the time you get half way through the cigar it turns bitter, re-clipping the end of the cigar helps freshen it up a little, but I will not purchase them again. Remember it's just my taste buds and opinion!
3 out of 5
R&J knockoffs
Hit and miss, not much like the Romeos. an average smoke at a good price
4 out of 5
CI Knock compare with Macanudo
Smooth taste and flavor
5 out of 5
There ok wasnt to impressed
There ok wasnt to impressed wont. Buy again
5 out of 5
Good cigar
While a little fuller in flavor than I like, I enjoyed these cigars. Would highly recommend.
4 out of 5
Good to go!!
These are great everyday smokes. Price is right as well.
5 out of 5
CI knock-off of Romeo and Julietta Cedro Deluxe
excellent, just like the original
3 out of 5
I'll pass next time
These we not what I expected. They got a little better after that sat in the humi for a few months, nut still didnt match up to the R&J as advertised
2 out of 5
Not 52 ring gauge as
Not 52 ring gauge as I ordered
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Good for price
not a bad smoke for the money..I bought these and the Gran Habano Vintage at same time and they were better,, my batch of Vintage didnt smoke evenly, a little too loosley packed compared to earlier orders,, the knock-offs were good...,,
5 out of 5
FANTASTIC CIGAR FULL FLAVOR COULD
FANTASTIC CIGAR FULL FLAVOR COULD NOT TELL IT WAS A KNOCK OFF
5 out of 5
Good cigar!
I've never had the Romeo Y Juliet torpedoes but for the price these are pretty good cigars.
5 out of 5
THE KNOCK-OFF KING
For the money you can't beat it. Taste and value all in one
5 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs - Romeo y Julieta Churchill
A very enjoyable cigar. Likely to become my regular choice.
2 out of 5
CI Knock-Offs v Romeo y Julieta Torpedo
Construction poor: Too soft, burned fast: contributed to deminished taste. Needs to be detailed to improve experience.
2 out of 5
Hard to keep lit and
Hard to keep lit and did not burn evenly
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
Nice tasting cigar especially for the money.
4 out of 5
Surprised and pleased
Usually cigars this cheap are not very good but these are a winner. Nice taste, good draw and a good daily smoke
5 out of 5
Great taste for a great price!
I love R&J Churchills however due to the price I don't smoke them that often. The R&J knock-offs bridge the gap and taste great! As a golfer I have a cigar in my mouth most of the time and with the knock-offs I don't have to break the bank.
5 out of 5
Very comparable to Romeos
These are definitely worth the price. I'm a skeptic but these smokes met my expectations. I would even be willing to say that they exceeded my expectations but I don't want them to raise the prices. I will definitely be ordering these again!
5 out of 5
Surprising
The 1875 bullys are one of my favorites so I thought I would give these a try. The flavor is pretty close. No burn issues but I have had a few that the draw was tight and I had to loosen it up. Overall for the price not bad at all. I do plan on buying these again and would recommend them for an everyday stick.
1 out of 5
I Knock-off RomeoJuliette
I find they are not even close to the real deal. The wrappers fall off w/humidor @ 71. I may not purchase these in the future.
5 out of 5
Consistently very Good - Thanks
Consistently very Good - Thanks
5 out of 5
CI Knock Offs
Great smokes at a great price!
5 out of 5
Fantastic taste, fantastic price
Easily compare these "Knock-Off" cigars to top shelf cigars.
4 out of 5
Very good deal for the money
About 1 in the bunch does not burn well. After all, these are seconds but with a great taste. Both the mild and medium are fine. These are my everyday choice.
5 out of 5
great smoking cigars
these cigars smoke great and for a very reasonable price.
3 out of 5
A good inexpensive smoke
It's a nice smoke with good flavor. They burn fast, though, I need to really up the humidity.
5 out of 5
Knock Offs
Excellent smoke
5 out of 5
An enjoyable smoke. One of
An enjoyable smoke. One of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Ci knockoffs
I really like the knock offs. Not had a bad one yet
5 out of 5
Knock it off....knock offs
Unbelievable taste and quality for the buck.
5 out of 5
Amazing Cigars - Did not Disappoint!
These cigars are fantastic, and for the price, it's hard to imagine a better combo of price and quality. The CI Knockoffs seem every bit as high quality as the full priced versions. I am sure I will be making more purchases.
3 out of 5
Good everyday smoke.
I wouldn't compare to Romeo y Julieta's, but a good value for an everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs are a great value.
For an everyday smoke, the knock-offs are amazingly smooth and similar to their name brand inspirations. You can't go wrong with these. The draw is even, no burn, even when smoking to the nub. These are excellent cigars for the money.
3 out of 5
Not my Type
I tried these because I had been ordering another Knock-Off torpedo. The wrapper was much darker than the picture in the catalog, and this cigar was much stronger than the one I had been ordering. No more of these for me.
5 out of 5
Great taste great smoke
Great taste great smoke
5 out of 5
Love them
I bought the ci knockoffs Romeo y julieta's 6x60's, very smooth, nice burn, easy draw, nice ash! I liked them so well I turned around and bought 3 more bundles!!
4 out of 5
Good cigar
These are a good everyday smoke. I would recommend planning to season them to get the humidity right before using them.
4 out of 5
the knock-offs are a good
the knock-offs are a good every day smoke at a great price, good draw and burn. the ryj suits my mid flavor tastes. will be ordering more of these. Tony, Minnesota
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Can not be beat for the price
2 out of 5
Cheaply Made
Won’t buy them again - the filler comes apart in your mouth
5 out of 5
CI Knock-offs - Partagas
GGod taste -easy draw -little too expensie
5 out of 5
Great products , fast shipping
Thank you for having a easy way to order online and a fast turn around to ship the items..great products.. Thank you can't wait to do business again with you
5 out of 5
first purchase
Excellent quality, good price but slightly light on flavor. I think I prefer the Partagas knockoffs.
1 out of 5
Awful
Decided to by knock off version of my favorite cigar. Big mistake, awful draw, awful burn and flavor was off. After smoking 5 I threw the rest away.
3 out of 5
Fair price, decent smoke
Great cigar for the golf course. Fair price.
4 out of 5
Good cigar at a great
Good cigar at a great price
5 out of 5
Great cigar
This is a full bodied smooth smoking cigar. Not always a consistent roll though, a few will canoe or smoke down the middle. All in all, a great cigar for the money. Just ordered my 3rd batch. The Alec Bradley Knock Offs are also a good smoke for the price.
3 out of 5
These don't qualify as knock
These don't qualify as knock offs.They are just fairly good run of the mill every day cigars.
4 out of 5
Deal!
Great cigar burns well and is very enjoyable!
5 out of 5
Exellent cigars
Exellent cigars
5 out of 5
Best $$$ Spent
Excellent cigars. Well made, couldn't ask for anything better...
5 out of 5
Good smoke
for the price per stick this cannot be beat. Good burn and no tobacco pieces.
3 out of 5
decent cigar but read the description carefully. they do not say long fillerand the torp i am currently smoking is a sandwich type cigar so i am eating lil pieces of tobacco right now. just wish i had known, that makes these much less of a value sm
BUYER BEWARE - I GOT CUBAN SANDWICH FILLED STICKS
4 out of 5
Great Smoke
The cigars are really easy to smoke but do have some difficulty staying lit at the end of the cigar. For the price they are really good. I have received many compliments on them as well.
5 out of 5
CI knockoffs- compare to R Y J
I liked the even slow burn with big plumes Of smoke. They are a fair priced cigar.
4 out of 5
not bad
Pretty good smoke. Flavor is not too far from the real thing, but like a lot of others have mentioned they are rolled a little loose. Definitely worth the price.
4 out of 5
Knockoffs are better then you think
i have been ordering knockoffs for some time. For they price, they are a very good deal.
5 out of 5
always a great smoke!!
always a great smoke!!
5 out of 5
Good cigar for the money
Good medium smoke, with good draw, even burn, and good flavor. Time in a humidor will only improve these.
5 out of 5
CI Knock-off (Romeo)
This is the first time I've tried these and my first thought was this is not a Romeo. My second though was this is a very, very good knock-off and has all the qualities I enjoy in the Romeo.. taste, draw, burn. I would buy again but I enjoy trying new cigars At the price it's money well spent and an excellent cigar on it's own
5 out of 5
Very Good Best Everyday Smoke
These cigars are perfect for a morning smoke with your cup of coffee and with your afternoon lunch and just perfect to wrap up the day. So these are good to smoke anytime of the day or night.
5 out of 5
Great replacement
I really like the CI knockoff. Have ordered them several times now as they are my everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
Your service is great.
Nothing beats a Romeo but this are close
3 out of 5
Good smoke but most of the cigars were packed loose
For the price you pay, these are a great smoke. Nice pull and great taste. My only major complaint was they are packed so loose that when you smoke them you get bits of tobacco in your mouth. Other than that, would recommend them to anyone.
2 out of 5
ci knockoffs compared to romeo and julieta
not a good comparison. constantly taking in pieces of tobacco leaf with each draw. taste ok but not like romeo and julieta.
4 out of 5
Great taste but loose
The CI knock offs taste great for the price. The only issue that I have with the cigar is the small pieces of tobacco that flack off into my mouth during the smoke. If they could fix that this cigar would be perfect.
5 out of 5
I am absolutely amazed at
I am absolutely amazed at the flavor, consistency, and the burn of these cigars!! I will buy some more
3 out of 5
Flavor is good, very much
Flavor is good, very much like a true RyJ, however every draw brings small bits of leaf and wrappers tend to break, problems not experienced with a true RyJ. I will probably move to a better constructed option for my every day smoke and pay full price for the RyJ simply for a better constructed stick. I found the Knock Offs a little disappointing.
Customer Testimonials
I just got the Belicosos yesterday and WOW! This is truly a close copy of the real thing. They just need to go in the humidor for a rest, BUT I can't keep my hand out of the bundle. I fear they will never get to "rest" a sufficient amount of time because I can't stop smoking them up. I will get these again in the future. A real honest value which is rare in the cigar world these days. Most knock-offs are not worth the price, BUT THESE definitely are.
These were okay; spongy and burned quickly. Some other reviews were accurate to the cigars I received. For $2 a stick, I'll stick with some better "every day" options and pay full price for the RyJ quality construction.
Good cigar. Hard to tell they were knock offs. Would order again.
Great cigar pretty close to the real thing. It's a little airy not tightly packed but still can get an hour of smoke time. The cost is awesome, thanks CI.
Awesome!!
RyJ is my favorite smoke, but I must admit these are just as good at half the price. Had a friend try one and he thought it was the real thing.
Good flavor and smoke. Accurate to the real thing. Unfortunately, over half of these arrived with torn wrappers. The brand-name sticks in the same shipment had no such problem. I'll likely stay with the original from now on.
Pleasantly surprised at the quality of these! My first order of Knock-offs and I'll be back for more!
Great stick! Just had one after receiving it in the mail. I was really impressed with how CI ships your cigars! After spending $8 on a Romeo y Julieta at my local cigar store, I thought I would try the knock off. Glad I did. This stick burns even with a long ash, and tastes really close to the original blend. It is a well made cigar. I have a tee time with some golf buddies tomorrow. Can't wait to share these with them. They'll never no the difference! Nate from Nebraska
A tasty inexpensive cigar. Mild to medium. Good construction, good burn...enjoyed for an hour.
I have had a couple of these now with not a lot of rest. They are spongy and extremely loose. The Romeo y Julieta flavor is there. But that's it. Every draw brings small bits of leaf. Really disappointing. I'm hoping rest helps some of the issues.
I thought "why not" on giving these a try, since the price is so good, and that I love Romeo y Julieta, and I'm very glad that I did! They honestly feel close to the quality of the name brand. Very enjoyable and easy smoke.
Very close to the true flavor of a R&J. Takes about five minutes to get the full flavor going. Over all a very good value.
Awesome smoke!!! will keep ordering over over