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Dark Shark

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The Shark is back!

This top-selling handmade ain’t the prettiest girl at the prom but it may be the least worst option in this price range - especially if you like maduros. That’s ’cause this medium number really ain’t half bad. Crafted with a dark Broadleaf maduro wrapper and an all long-filler blend of Cuban-seed tobaccos, Dark Shark is indeed a lot more premium than it appears at a glance.

And that’s probably why I’ve had such a damn hard time keeping these things in stock. Expect rich, mellow maduro flavor all offered in a mazo of 20. I’m done with the sales pitch....Dark Shark sells itself. Buy it or don’t - doesn’t matter to me - I’ve got a long list of guys waiting for their usual 5-10 mazos per month.

Check it out! In Honor of Shark week this year, Dark Shark has put out a limited edition vitola, "Bigger Boat". Snag this oversized Dark Shark while you can!

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Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 20
In Stock
$101.25
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$45.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 20
In Stock
$111.15
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$49.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 20
In Stock
$120.96
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$54.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Gordo (6.0"x58)
Pack of 20
Backordered
$130.95
| save $71.96 55% off
$58.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Honduras
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.37 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 744 Ratings
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3 out of 5
Not bad
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5 out of 5
Great smoke and a great price.
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5 out of 5
This a terrific tasty cigar. I prefer the 60 ring but the other sizes are just as satisfying. Usually burns evenly.
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4 out of 5
Once you get by the goofy name and the silly logo on the bands, these are pretty good maduros.
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4 out of 5
not a bad taste burns fairly good i would buy again!
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5 out of 5
Ome of my absolute favorite. Don't tell people how good this one is... Shh
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5 out of 5
I think they are very good. How come they are not in the latest cigar book.
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4 out of 5
Consistent construction, nice draw, milder flavors. Love this robusto for everyday relaxation.
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5 out of 5
Very good cigar for the price. It's my everyday go to!!!!
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5 out of 5
Love my Sharks! ??
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5 out of 5
Good flavor. Medium draw
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4 out of 5
Good cigar, good flavor good smoke need to come back with the 60 ring
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3 out of 5
I enjoy Dark Shark when I can sit with a drink after dinner when it is just time to relax and watch nature make its changes/
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4 out of 5
Very good ????
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5 out of 5
Great cigar I smoke 1 everyday you will love the Sharks flavor. I can get at least a 2 inch ash off this cigar. Enjoy
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4 out of 5
I have tried many "cheap" cigars that over promised. Dark Shark is a decent everyday cigar
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3 out of 5
Ok inexpensive smoke Funky smell halfway through the burn
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4 out of 5
just what it says it is pretty decent stogie at a fair price
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5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke
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4 out of 5
At first it seemed a bit strong but after a while it is a great cigar. I would definitely order these again
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4 out of 5
A nice cigar for the price. A little bit harsh for my palate, but if you don’t try then you don’t know.
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4 out of 5
YES, MY GO TO
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4 out of 5
Very good, nice and dark, very good taste and draw.
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5 out of 5
A very nice cigar, one of my favorites.
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4 out of 5
A nice mild everyday smoke!
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4 out of 5
Good cigar for the price.
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5 out of 5
Dark Shark's are my favorite go to stick when I am working in the yard, grilling, playing a round of golf, or playing fetch with my dogs. Always a great smoke from start to finish and the price is an added bonus!
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4 out of 5
Good every day smoke while floating around the pool, mild flavor and a decent burn.
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5 out of 5
Great price great tasting cigar a+
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5 out of 5
Bought before, great little cigar with a punch
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3 out of 5
Decent flavor, 25% of them had bad construction and draw due to huge stems. Overall solid for a bundled cigar
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5 out of 5
Nice smooth and bold flavor
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4 out of 5
Great everyday smoke when you don’t want to smoke one of your expensive cigars
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4 out of 5
A low-priced great cigar. I always have them in the humidor.
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3 out of 5
Ok for around yard, doing yard work.
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4 out of 5
The flavor was nice. Construction was so so and the cap kept coming off.
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4 out of 5
Well worth it when they're on sale. They remind me of the Drew Estate factory smokes.
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5 out of 5
What a smooth draw and the smell and flavor is amazing !
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5 out of 5
good every day cigar
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4 out of 5
I picked these up pretty much as a joke due to the name and the silly band. I an about half way though this bundle and am very happy. They have a good flavor, construction looks good, but a few sticks have had tight draw, but were still smokable. I would recommend these for sure.
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4 out of 5
Surprisingly good smoke. Especially at this price
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5 out of 5
Nice
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5 out of 5
I love these smokes! I fancy myself a nice cigar but can’t help coming back to dark shark! Great taste at an amazing price! Try them and you won’t be disappointed.
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5 out of 5
Wasn't expecting much but its a really nice smoke. Good draw, good ash length and great taste. 2 bucks a cigar??? Order them, you won't be disappointed.
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5 out of 5
Very good cigar and smokes excellent.
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5 out of 5
Great for the price, will definitely buy again. Construction was good and draw was nice.
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5 out of 5
Great flavor and smooth inhale
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5 out of 5
This really is a great daily smoke and with the great prices at CI you can truly afford to enjoy these any day of the week. Don't let the wrapper or price fool you... well made cigar nice Maduro flavor and burn with a great finish. Oh by the way I love the cigar band...they have turned several heads. Recommended buy.
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5 out of 5
They are good
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4 out of 5
Good cigar for price a few duds in recent purchases with inconsistency of staying lit but a favorite for every day
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Gonz

DARK SHARK

Gonz
With pure delight in my fingers, I write this review. This has been one of my favorites for years. I'm like a kid who just found Dad's stash of nudie girl magazines. Dark Shark is one of those elusive brands that has just the right mix of the good, bad, and the ugly. About 4 years ago, I smoked my first. It had a dark Sumatra wrapper on a nice Dominican filled cigar with a surprising punch in strength and flavor. Kind to the wallet and the senses, it had more strength than some Nicaraguan cigars and made you say "WOW, that's cool."

The latest version of this brand was just released about a month ago and it does not disappoint. This time, a similar Dominican fill with just the right amount of oomph! that makes your tongue tingle, yet a very dark (almost black) maduro wrapper. It's not like a traditional, slightly sweet, CT broadleaf maduro. Rather, more like an extra-dark Sumatra wrapper. The Churchill I just lit torches up with incredible ease. The draw is easy, even at over 7 inches, and the smoke is not over-powering. I wish I could describe the flavor more poigantly. It leaves no chalky, dry throat aftertaste. It's just smooth and even better than I remember. It burns even and neat. The ash will hang until you're ready to push it off. The maduro wrapper feels slightly oily to the touch and very well-manicured.

This cigar is a great change of pace and will enlighten all of your senses. The Churchill seems huge, burning slow, giving you a solid 1.5 hours. I think this cigar would be perfect for a port wine or perhaps an after-dinner brandy. I wish I had one of those handy, but buying port wine or brandy just isn't in my vocabulary. So, I reach for Keystone Premium Lager (really, at $8.95 a case it does taste just like Coors.) The most surprising feature is the body. So easy going in flavor, it still offers that oomph! I knew from the Dark Shark of old. The maduro wrap softens it considerably, and it does seem mellower, but I'm just giddy how pleasant this cigar is.

So where does the bad and ulgy come into play. Well, in the name obviously. How does a company market the name Dark Shark with a goofy, almost cartoon image of a shark bursting through a hole on the box and label? Obviously, they give away freebies like a free t-shirt with every box. That's what we're doing. The sad thing is you shouldn't have to. The cigar speaks for itself, so try just a 5-pack and you won't be disappointed.

The finish is just as solid as the start. It might be a little green - I had to relight about 3 times, but give it a few weeks in the humidor and this baby will shine. I smoked it down to about 2 inches and it started to get a little hot, but the flavor held through and through. Well, my head is getting a little wobbly, so I better run.

Brock

Dark Shark

Brock
For the last several years one of the most popular week-long segments on television is “Shark Week.” Something I’ve learned from the ominous documentaries of these man-eating monsters is that they can literally smell fear. 
 
Normally, the fear is detected through the substance commonly known as “shark sugar”. This, of course, is when the individual bobbing up-and-down haplessly in the murky shark-infested waters become so nervous about their fate that they essentially…well, you figure it out.
 
The key to survival in this precarious situation would be to remain calm (easier said than done) and not create “shark sugar”. By nature, sharks generally do not favor the taste of human meat.
 
On the flipside, we humans tend to dine on the fine delicacy of shark steaks and filets while finding the flavor to be quite rich and plentiful. Since we watch sharks on television and feast on them in restaurants, why not take our obsession of sharks into the cigar world?
 
I get it…ridiculous segue from sharks to cigars. But the Dark Shark is THE BEST moving bundled cigar in the CI Super-Store and I’m going to tell you why.
 
This blend is quite different than the other cigars which comprise “The CI Unsmokeables.” Many of the anonymous cigars that are categorized into the ‘Liga Unsmokeable’ I would describe as “vomit-inducing” or “capable of gagging a maggot”. However, regarding the Dark Shark, this is an obscure gem.
 
Let’s take a look at this Nicaraguan handmade. The Dark Shark has a solid midnight-black maduro wrapper that hails from Brazil. The “Brazilian Aripiraca” wrapper takes on its oily, dark characteristic during fermentation, where the tobacco leaves change from a chestnut to a darker hue as the sugars extract from the tobacco. Typically, Brazilian maduro tends to have a full, peppery flavor although the wrapper on the Dark Shark possesses a smooth, natural sweetness. The shiny, Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper encompasses aged, Cuban-seed Nicaraguan fillers, giving the blend a rich, sweetness with just a touch of black pepper.
 
I hope you’re not looking for a quick smoke in this Nicaraguan-made cigar; the Dark Shark is only offered in a Churchill (7.0”x50). However, for a churchill-sized cigar, they don’t burn particularly slow either. Out of a bundle of twenty, you may find a few under-filled. Overall, the Dark Shark is fairly weightless in the hand, but, despite my criticism, has moderately good construction.
 
To put it bluntly, there are certain cigars for certain occasions. My Man O’ War Armadas, Puro Authenticos and Ave Marias are normally for the balcony with a glass of rum in hand. My 5 Vegas Golds, Rocky Patel Connecticuts and Morro Castles are the everyday “go-to” sticks. Then, there’s those grass-cutting, pooper-scoopin’, take-my-dog-out-for-a-walk-cigars. Inappropriately prejudiced toward the Dark Shark, I brought one with me to the “place where all bad nights end,” R-----‘s Pub in Bethlehem.
 
I’m with my friend (for sake of argument, let’s call him Qbert) and after a long night of striking out with the young ladies, we end up at R-----‘s (yes, I’m censoring myself because a good friend of mine works at said “Hell on Earth”).
Upon sparking up the Dark Shark with dirt cheap lager in hand, I’m pleasantly surprised as a giant cloud of white smoke fills the air and my palate is surrounded by a subtle coffee bean flavor. I know I had myself a few ‘Stoli and tonics earlier but I’m not even half in the bag so I confidently stand by my current notion.
 
Throughout the middle third and finish on the cigar the Dark Shark remained fairly consistent and I don’t notice much change in flavor. However, something notable about this blend is that, strength-wise, it touched medium bodied after about the first half inch. My pre-conceived thoughts were that this blend would be fairly mellow.
 
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised as the Dark Shark surpassed many expectations. The Shark was a solid smoke, decent flavor, above-moderate construction and dirt cheap.   At a buck a piece, this is one of the best values CI has to offer.
Qbert was fairly confused as I declared the Dark Shark as “a tasty morsel”. Of course, he had loaded up on Vodka and Rhino Energy Drinks before we ventured about town so he was quite bewildered beforehand.
 
I reviewed the ambiguous Dark Shark because I can’t keep them on the shelves. Customers are buying them two and three bundles at a time! If you happen to stop by the CI Super-Store in Bethlehem and pick yourself up a bundle, you will be greeted with an uproarious "SHARK ATTACK!" declaration by the expert-friendly staff. Anyway, maybe there’s something I’m missing, but if you’re looking for 20 cigars for dirt cheap, buy these bundles and see for yourself!
 
Expert thought for the day: “Why do they call it a drive-thru if you have to stop?”