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Don Rafael Connecticut

Don Rafael cigars are premium mellow and smooth, built for Everyman’s everyday enjoyment at bargain basement prices.

Don Rafael cigars, rolled by Jose Dominguez in the same boutique cigar factory that makes Victor Sinclair, is a well-constructed, mellow to medium-bodied blend from the Dominican Republic. Don Rafael is comprised of a Dominican binder, all-Dominican long-filler leaves, and a Connecticut Shade wrapper grown in Ecuador.

SMOKE magazine says: "Four out of five panelists agree: this is a cigar for everyone... subtle tones of spice and wood, bequeathed to the palate by the Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, make the Don Rafael an excellent all-day smoke for the novice and an excellent morning smoke. This is a perfect accompaniment to a glass of dry champagne or a mimosa, after you’ve finished off a heaping plate of huevos rancheros!"

Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
#107 Salomon (6.5"x58)
Box of 20In Stock$160.00
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$54.99
#57 Robusto (5.5"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$120.00
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$39.99
#57 Robusto (5.5"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$14.00
#67 Churchill (7.5"x50)
Box of 20In Stock$130.00
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$49.99
#77 Toro (6.0"x54)
Box of 20In Stock$125.00
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$44.99
#87 Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Box of 20In Stock$130.00
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$49.99
#97 Gordo (6.0"x60)
Box of 20In Stock$140.00
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$54.99
Overall Rating4.33 out of 5 Based on 439 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Don Rafael Connecticut”

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4 out of 5
Nice draw great golf cigar
Nice draw great golf cigar
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
A good everyday cigar. Mild with good flavor yet reasonable price.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
No runs during smoke or leaf fall out from the clip
5 out of 5
Good smooth smoke
Originally bought these as a cheap golf and yard smoke. Was impressed with the quality of smoke, now keep these on hand all the time.
4 out of 5
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decent
3 out of 5
Good stick...Decent burn.
Good stick..Decent burn. Possible good everyday cigar not huge on flavor with a decent burn. Good stick for the novice smoker.
4 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #57 Robusto
Great cigar for the price. Not as favorful as some the higher priced cigars. But, this is my "Go to" (yard gar) cigar when I want a smoke but can't sit still to fully enjoy.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Great Cigar
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Nice smoke
4 out of 5
easy to remember
Good smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
Golf cigar
This is a perfect golf cigar. Mild with flavor and consistent burn
5 out of 5
Excellent daily cigar. Smooth and
Excellent daily cigar. Smooth and well done. Price is right.
5 out of 5
Great service, rapid delivery, best
Great service, rapid delivery, best prices and selection
4 out of 5
Great everyday cigar
Great mild smoke that usually allows you to enjoy an uninterrupted 45 minutes of pleasure. But there's those 2 or 3 cigars in every box that burn unevenly and insist on being lighted again and again. Otherwise great buy for the money and will continue to buy.
4 out of 5
Good cigar for everyday use,
Good cigar for everyday use, mild and concistent draw and burn.
4 out of 5
Can’t beat it
Smooth and mild everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Great cigar and one of my favourites. Especially for the price.
5 out of 5
Good Cigar at a Great
Good Cigar at a Great Price
3 out of 5
Not what I thought
Pretty light style, was looking for more Body almost seemed light Cigar was plugged; BUT if that’s your style, you would be happy with this Cigar. Overall clean, light with an even burn.
4 out of 5
Good every time
Good quality smoke, Good smooth draw, Good price
5 out of 5
Consistently Good and Smooth
I figure it will not be too long before....this Sleeper breaks price barriers. IT is an exceptional Smoke and a very reasonable price!!
4 out of 5
Don Rafael Robusto
The moisture content is too high. It makes them burn unevenly. I usually warm them in the oven and wrap them in a dry towel to pull out the excess moisture.
3 out of 5
Good Mild Smoke
I picked up a couple 5-packs of these Don Rafael's on a Daily Joe's. A bit milder than I usually smoke, but they're good morning, light smoke. They seem well made. OK deal for filling out the humidor.
4 out of 5
Good deal!
Smooth smoke. Can get a bit bitter at the end, but overall good deal.
4 out of 5
Mild but tasteful
Great cigar for the money. Mild but tasteful.
4 out of 5
Good smooth draw
Good smooth draw
5 out of 5
You Guys Are Bad Spammers
I have been a nice guy and have opted out over and over, and you still send me stuff. I don't buy tobacco, so you're wasting my time. Take me off your email list! Please!!
4 out of 5
Economically Sound
Extremely excellent every day cigar
5 out of 5
Another winner!
Good draw; great price
5 out of 5
Best cigar for the money.
Light- slow burn.Just a great cigar.
5 out of 5
Way to good for the price...
Love the whole Don Rafael line, but the Connecticut is my favorite. A great all around smoke for anyone to enjoy. I am looking forward to the international flavors that I got as a bonus!
4 out of 5
Excellent value
Great construction and flavor. Excellent morning smoke with coffee at an everyday price.
4 out of 5
good cigar
good cigar
4 out of 5
Don rafael robusto
Smooth pleasant short smoke.
5 out of 5
Smooth with good aroma.
Smooth with good aroma.
5 out of 5
Smooth taste. Nice aroma
Smooth taste. Nice aroma
5 out of 5
I like them
I like them
5 out of 5
Only one I will smoke
Good prices. M
5 out of 5
I am the Don!
Great smooth taste and slow burning cigar!
4 out of 5
Awesome collection
Awesome collection
5 out of 5
Good quality
Good quality
4 out of 5
Don Raphael
Good everyday cigar
4 out of 5
Good smoke
I usually spoke about three cigars to five a week on the afternoon sitting on my porch looking at the Blue Ridge Mountains over Lake Blue Ridge. I have a home in Mexico and frequently bring Cuban Montecristo number two’s home. Same shape similar taste big time savings in cost. Quality seems to be uniform box to box
3 out of 5
Good everyday smoke, nothing special.
Good everyday smoke, nothing special.
3 out of 5
Inexpensive
For the price they are very good
4 out of 5
Good with morning coffee
I bought this cigar to smoke with my morning coffee and it does not disappoint.
3 out of 5
Good, not great mild cigar.
I found the box I got to be inconsistent. Some had tight draw, others fine I enjoyed the taste, but they were prone to an uneven burn with a lot of attention and delights required.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
A very good smoke for a reasonable price
5 out of 5
It the best one that
It the best one that I can afford
5 out of 5
Great Product
Great smoke at a great price. Would definitely recommend.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Gordo
I like the ease of the cigar being mellow enough to enjoy by its self or with a cup of Morning Keto Coffee. Seems to be great even for some experienced cigar smokers.
5 out of 5
Rafael cigars
They are very smooth. Has a gentle flavor
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke for the price. Med body
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar
Very nice cigar
5 out of 5
still enjoying them.
still enjoying them.
5 out of 5
5 star
Very good smoke
3 out of 5
Was okay
Very hard draw and was not fond of shape (Salomon)
4 out of 5
Everyday cigar
Consistent smoke and flavor. Every now and then 1 will be wrapped to tight but good for an everyday cigar
4 out of 5
Great smoke
Excellent smoke at a very reasonable price. Very mild and a nice even burn.
4 out of 5
Don Rafael #57
Nice even burn, a good Mellow flavor through out.
4 out of 5
Good smoke at the golf
Good smoke at the golf course or After dinner.
5 out of 5
Great taste well made
Great taste well made
5 out of 5
great
love the way it draws , and the way it taste
5 out of 5
The Don is a great
The Don is a great smoke. I've been smoking cigars for over 25 years and for the price you can's beat the Don. Smooth smoke,nice white ash, great from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Great cigar at a great
Great cigar at a great price. Soothing and mild.
5 out of 5
Great
Cigars are great
3 out of 5
Don Rafael
A good anytime cigar, just shy of a premium stick
5 out of 5
Great value!
A good everyday smoke! Burns well, tasty and economical. Puts many higher priced brands to shame. Will buy 'em again and again!
5 out of 5
Burned evenly. Smooth tast.
Burned evenly. Smooth tast.
3 out of 5
Cigars were dry
They are bad dry out wrappers come off before you get them smoke
5 out of 5
Don Rafael cigar review
Good inexpensive cigars. Been buying these for quite some time!
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good Smoke
5 out of 5
A good smoke
These are my go-to cigars. Smooth, mild with a creamy finish. Always an easy draw.
4 out of 5
Don Rafael cigars
Great price free shipping & a great smoke
4 out of 5
Mild but good, well rolled.
Mild but good, well rolled.
4 out of 5
Good stuff
Great cigar for the price. Medium body. Good burn.
5 out of 5
Don Rafeal
Great smokes. Mild, burns even, stays lite
2 out of 5
Cigars
Very thick layer I didn't like
4 out of 5
Great buy!
I’ve been buying this cigar for a couple of years. A great value for a good smoke!
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Smooth,mild, burns evenly
5 out of 5
The cigars are great
The cigars are great
4 out of 5
Solid everyday smoke. My go
Solid everyday smoke. My go to.
4 out of 5
good
good cigar in that price range
3 out of 5
Fair smoke.
Tightly wrapped tough drawm
4 out of 5
It's ok burning too fast
It's ok burning too fast
5 out of 5
A smooth smoke
A great cigar for the money. I have smoked Don Rafael for many years and have not been disappointed. This Gordo is a light and a very smooth smoke, burns well and can maintain a long white ash. You may find this cigar may burn a little faster than others.
3 out of 5
Don Rafeal Connecticut
Nice cigar. Good burn and flavor. The wrapper has partially peeled on several of the ones I received. Don't know if it condition or construction. It makes them seem a bit fragile.
5 out of 5
Smooth and Mellow
One of my go to golf cigars. Very smooth and mellow, goes with golfing very well. I get a continuous burn until the end.
5 out of 5
What a great cigar !!!!
I think I have found a new cigar , this is by far the best I've had very smood smoke and a very slow burn Great Cigar for the money I will be buying these again and again.
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigars
Great cigar for the money. Burns even and good flavor.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent smoke
4 out of 5
Great choice for smooth smoke on a budget.
No cigar is the same, however I had 2 of these and both were mild, had great draw and smoke. For a budget cigar enthusiast, I would recommend.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Torpedo
A very good everyday cigar, smooth, burns evenly and the price is right
4 out of 5
Right up there in quality
Right up there in quality. I have these on my buy again list.
4 out of 5
Decent cigar
Decent cigar, not a 5 star but still very good.
5 out of 5
Good value
This mild to medium cigar is well made and has a pleasant after taste on the palate. It is a quality cigar at a good price.
5 out of 5
Smooth flavor.
Smooth flavor.
5 out of 5
My Favorite Cigar
The Don Rafael Connecticut is the cigar that I keep coming back to after I've tried other cigars. I've tried lower cost cigars for smoking on the golf course on windy days, and higher cost and high rated cigars for "sit down" smoking. The Don Rafael is the cigar that I consistently find to be the best smoking, best tasting, and most enjoyable cigar that I have smoked. For the cost, I think it is the best cigar buy that I can make. Try one or two. You'll enjoy it.
4 out of 5
Mellow taste and sweet aroma.
Mellow taste and sweet aroma. All cigars burned nicely, no flare ups. Will Def buy again.
5 out of 5
Great flavor for $$$
Excellent for relaxing and enjoying a good cup of coffee.
3 out of 5
Don Raphael Churchill
Just OK . Would not race back to order
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Best cigar for the money out there !!!
4 out of 5
Every day smoke
Great. Every day smoke.
4 out of 5
Well constructed, mild with a
Well constructed, mild with a good flavor and a great bargain.
4 out of 5
Prefer the light, smoother
Prefer the light, smoother
2 out of 5
Harsh on the first try.
Tried one a few days after they arrived and found it very harsh to the point I didn't finish it. Will park the rest in the humidor for a few months and then will try again.
4 out of 5
Like it , burns good
Like it , burns good with good flavor.
3 out of 5
Not bad, but not great
For the price it is strictly middle of the road. A little acrid to the tongue but not bad flavor at all.
5 out of 5
I love them. Nice and
I love them. Nice and mild.
5 out of 5
good cigar
great draw
5 out of 5
BEST BUY IN THE MARKET.
BEST BUY IN THE MARKET. GOOD EVERYDAY SMOKE
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #67 Churchill
Great Taste and good everyday cigar. Good draw on every cigar and everyone I've smoked so far burns very even. Will buy again!!!!
5 out of 5
A GREAT TASTE OF TABBACO SMOOTH MILD TASTY
THIS CIGAR DON RAFAEL IS MY BEST CIGAR. I AM A 10 YEAR DON RAFAEL SMOKER.ITS A VERY SMOOTH MILD GREAT TASTING TABBACO CIGAR .
5 out of 5
Great Daily Stick
Love these everyday cigars! My favourite daily stick to date.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Best everyday cigar you can find
5 out of 5
simply good and mild ....
simply good and mild .... just the way I like it
4 out of 5
good fill in cigar
good fill in cigar
5 out of 5
Golfing Cigars
Great cigar to help improve my golf game.
5 out of 5
Smooth, Mellow
I love the flavor of this cigar. It's a great everyday smoke that burns well. Great summer evening cigar that's light and easy to smoke.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #87 Torpedo
A very nice draw and mild smoke. I would certainly order again.
5 out of 5
Favorite so Far
These are currently my favorite lower price cigar. Even burn, great aroma, burns most of it without getting bitter.
5 out of 5
don rafel #77
good cigar. mild Good burn
1 out of 5
Very hard draw. Worked to
Very hard draw. Worked to hard to keep it lit.
4 out of 5
Great cigar for the money.
Great cigar for the money. Good even burn & Mild flavor. .
5 out of 5
Great smoke.
Great smoke for the price.
4 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #57
Mild-good draw-great price
5 out of 5
Great every day cigar!
I enjoy this cigar as a great every day cigar for my giant humidor. Thanks CI!
5 out of 5
Cheap
Good everyday cigar. Burns straight as an arrow. Lite it up once and it’s good to the end.
5 out of 5
Smooth
Nice cigar. Burns clean with white ash. Nice evening smoke with favorite spirit.
4 out of 5
great smoke. mild and flaverful.
great smoke. mild and flaverful. burns even, very nice roll.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
This is a great cigar, it burns evenly and is a great everyday smoke that I can afford.
5 out of 5
Great everyday cigar. Definetly recommend
Great everyday cigar. Definetly recommend it
5 out of 5
cigar review
A really good tasting and smoking cigar, One of my favorites.
4 out of 5
Perfect weekend cigar
Great weekend cigar. The Solomon is a big boy and requires a time commitment. Great flavor.
4 out of 5
Good Gar
Actually, a very good gar, for the price.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Great cigar for the money
3 out of 5
Not a bad cigar when
Not a bad cigar when working around the yard
4 out of 5
Bob101st
Very good smoke! Burns a little fast but nice cigar for the price.
4 out of 5
Smooth and mello, great everyday
Smooth and mello, great everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
BEST TASTEING MILD CIGAR
THIS IS THE BEST TASTEING CIGAR I HAVE EVER FOUND SMOOTHE MILD GREAT CIGAR DON RAFAEL
4 out of 5
Economy Buy
Good value cigar for a casual smoke. Smooth draw.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Churchills
Very good, mild cool smoke
5 out of 5
Smooth and even draw. Enjoyable
Smooth and even draw. Enjoyable smoke and the best that I have found at that price.
5 out of 5
great cigar for the price
great cigar for the price !
3 out of 5
Review
Mild with a slow burn. It is nice for an afternoon smoke or long drive
5 out of 5
High quality, low price
High quality, low price
5 out of 5
Quick service
CI responds quickly to orders
5 out of 5
great all around smoke great
great all around smoke great value
4 out of 5
They were a good cigar
They were a good cigar for the price
4 out of 5
Mild and burns well. Best
Mild and burns well. Best cigar for the price.
4 out of 5
Don Rafael
For the price you can’t go wrong
5 out of 5
Love the Don Raphael!
Love the Don Raphael!
4 out of 5
Smooth
Smooth
4 out of 5
mild. resonably priced, great everyday
mild. resonably priced, great everyday smoke
3 out of 5
Better than Cusano M1's
Since the M1's took a nosedive, these are a close substitute to the original M1
5 out of 5
Fabulous price performer!
Tight , burne nicely and is mild as i like it!
5 out of 5
Great everyday cigar
Great tast and reasonably priced.
2 out of 5
Don Raphal
Mild, good burn, OK.
5 out of 5
Favorite smoke
I've tried other cigars but always come back to Don Rafael for my every day and special with coffee in the morning smoke.
4 out of 5
Great smoke.
Great mild cigar.
4 out of 5
very mild and enjoyable
very mild and enjoyable
5 out of 5
Great cigar, smooth and tasteful.
Great cigar, smooth and tasteful.
3 out of 5
they are a budget cigar,
they are a budget cigar, but not bad burned even.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #67 Churchill
Surprisingly smooth even smoke, for price you cannot beat. Will buy again
4 out of 5
this is the perfect light
this is the perfect light cigar for the golf course.
5 out of 5
Love the "Don"
I have always found these to be a great mild-medium cigar. Smooth smoke with a creamy finish and easy draw.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
One of the best smokes I ever had
4 out of 5
Smooth smoke
This is a nice every day cigar. Good price and smooth smoke.
1 out of 5
not a good cigar. wrapper
not a good cigar. wrapper too thin
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
This is a very smooth enjoyable smoke for everyday use
5 out of 5
Everyday smoke.
Easy very smooth. Good price too.
5 out of 5
Smooth easy draw, for the
Smooth easy draw, for the price can’t beat it
4 out of 5
a nice cigar
the box was nice and fresh, and its a very good everyday smoke. I like them
5 out of 5
Very happy with it now
Very happy with it now with the let me order them again please
5 out of 5
Gordos.
Not a bad deal and great smokes. I approve.
2 out of 5
Up and down
1st off, they have all been good burners so far. I've probably had 10 or so out of the box. They do lack a flavor profile for the most part. But I have had some that are better than others. I bought these sticks to be a "garage time" smoke and they are just that. You won't mind losing one or two to the ashtray at this price point. Overall not bad, not great.
4 out of 5
Decent everyday smoke
I think the Don Rafael Conn. Shade is a decent everyday smoke. They are very light and smooth. I prefer the Don Rafael Gold but they were out of stock. These will do for now.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Great cigar for price
2 out of 5
Won’t stay lit.
I would love to love this cigar, however it just will not stay burning consistently. I really don’t want to have to puff ever 10 seconds to keep a cigar lit. Therefore this one scores low on my list.
5 out of 5
Nice mild to medium
Nice mild to medium
5 out of 5
good
good smoke for the price
2 out of 5
Not that great.
The flavor is there but consistency with the rolling seems bad. One cigar is find and the next might be loose.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent smoke
5 out of 5
very good
very good
5 out of 5
Liked them
They're smooth and don't have a bad after taste.
1 out of 5
Had much better from Don Rafael
I don't like to post bad reviews, but thus far I have found these too tightly rolled with a grotesque uneven burn and poor taste. The one I smoked yesterday was much better burn so maybe letting them sit in the humidor for a few months helps a little bit, but the taste was still very bland.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Churchill's
Don Rafael's consistent smooth draws always make these cigars a great choice.
4 out of 5
Good and fair price
This sticks are good for every day smoke, good burn,good draw,not too complex on flavor but good.
4 out of 5
Good inexpensive smoke
Great value for the cost. Good golf or relaxation cigar
5 out of 5
don rafael
Always a great mild cigar
5 out of 5
Very good!
Very good!
4 out of 5
Great everyday smoke and decent value too
Mild and mellow with a nice price. Even better when you can get them on sale. I will be enjoying more now that the weather is improving.
4 out of 5
not the same
I have been Down Rafael 77 for a long time and I’ve always been satisfied with the cigar. However last batch I purchased does not seem to be the same rap Seems different in the first three cigars separated after smoking about 1/3 of the cigar. I’m waiting to see if this issue continuesMy cigars are in the humidor at 65 to 70°.
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
Nice smoke for everday
5 out of 5
Good cigar for the price.
Good smoking cigar good ash
4 out of 5
inexpensive, but quality taste
I bought two 20-pack samplers of Don Rafael smokes earlier this year. These Connecticut churchills are a good, inexpensive stick, while their Gold churchill is my favorite of the bunch. These Connecticuts offer a loose construction, and fast draw complimented by the consistent, mild taste. The only cigar in the sampler I didn't like was the black label Nicaragua by Don Rafael, and I'll write a separate review of it.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
Very nice draw .. Quality top notch.. as usual the price is a Fantastic
5 out of 5
Excellent everyday smoke
Mild, smooth easy draw, nicely Constructed and flavorful. Will buy again. Good value.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut
They were very good. I hope Sal comes up again on them soon.
4 out of 5
Good cigar for the price
Good cigar for the price. Fairly mild and draws nice.
1 out of 5
Don’t like at all !
Very harsh for a mile cigar. Difficult to draw even when poked. Remaining 15 headed for the trash can.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar at a Great Price
I tried one of these a few months ago, totally by happenstance. I have kept a box of them in my humidor ever since. The construction is excellent, with very few uneven burns (1-2 cigars out of 20). The few uneven burns I did have were easily fixable, with a very quick and short touch up. They are easy to light, and stays lit throughout the entire smoke. The draw is easy and even. The flavor is nice and smooth from start to finish. I would highly recommend these cigars to anyone!
3 out of 5
Don’t Taste The Same
I have purchased boxes of these and they seem to me getting worse not better. Lately they are soft and chewy, lots of twigs and very harsh about halfway thru the stick. Maybe it was a bad batch, will try another box and then decide. Always have been very enjoyable except for the last few boxes.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Best cigars for the price. Hands down.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael #57
one of my favorites
5 out of 5
Great everyday cigar.
Great everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
Very good cigar
Nice taste good draw
5 out of 5
best smoke for the price
best smoke for the price
4 out of 5
Big Bang for the Buck
Great value for a smooth easy smoke
5 out of 5
Wrong box
I ordered the Ct. and the Gold you sent the CT and the Equador I like the Ct.not the Equador.
5 out of 5
Everyday smoke
Consistently good cigar
5 out of 5
Don rafael #77
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Economical cigar
Great cigar for thr price. Not too strong, and always easy to light and draw. Been smoking them for years.
3 out of 5
Not that great
Light on flavor and a fast burner.
4 out of 5
Fine purchase
Good draw, pleasant smoke. They have a smooth and elegant flavor. I would buy again. Left off a star because the box had been broken and retaped which lessened the presentation.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Great smoke for the price
4 out of 5
Don Raphael Connecticut #77
What I like most about the #77 is the excellent and consistent construction. I smoke two Don Raphael Connecticuts a day and am never disappointed. The Connecticut toro is mild to medium in strength and smokes pleasantly and evenly down to the band.
4 out of 5
Very good, mild cigar for
Very good, mild cigar for the price. I’ll be adding them to my Favorites.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Don Rafael #77
Great Smoke
3 out of 5
Don Rafael
Overall OK but a few of them were not what I expect from Don Rafael. Didn't burn evenly and had to relight several times.
5 out of 5
Great cigars and Great service
These Churchill's are wonderful. Cigars International provides a great cigar with great service. Thank you!
5 out of 5
Excellent
This stick is excellent for the price. Picked myself up a box and couldn't have been happier with the outcome. I've smoked four so far all great mellow sticks with great draw and even better flavor.
4 out of 5
A good Connecticut
A nice even burn and light bodied
3 out of 5
Not consistent
Not consistent
5 out of 5
Great!
Outstanding cigar for the price, great for walking about in the yard do work.
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar
2 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #97 Gordo
Not impressed with this cigar. Hard draw and harsh after taste. Will not buy again.
5 out of 5
Cigars
Great
4 out of 5
Wedding Favor
Purchased the Don Rafael as a wedding favor participants at a family wedding. It has become a tradition at graduations and family weddings to have group photo with lit cigars. Many of the participants this time had never smoked a cigar before so the Rafael was the perfect mild smoke for new inductees into the family traditions. The cigars were a big hit for all those who participated and cigar was enjoyable for the occasion.
5 out of 5
Gooood
Great smooth
2 out of 5
won't buy again
to tight most of them,have to relight sometime 3-4 times each and thy were quite strong.
5 out of 5
CIGAR A DAY
Very good every day cigar.
3 out of 5
H. Peters-Retired
Nice every day yard cigar or when fishing from my 14ft boat.Recommended.
5 out of 5
great
great
4 out of 5
Gentle yet calming smoke
This smoke is spot for when you don't want to think and want something to smoke. Good for in the morning smokes as well. Smooth and it does the trick.
4 out of 5
Good Value
Most are very pleasant smokes, but I have had a few that are packed to tight and hard to draw.
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
Mild and very good burn
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
I enjoyed all of the cigars. They never disappoint me.
4 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #57 Robusto
Very enjoyable cigars. A good smoke
5 out of 5
Don Rafael toro
Good value
5 out of 5
What a Great Smoke
This cigar is a great smooth smoke at a great price!
5 out of 5
Great cigar with an iced beverage
Very easy cigar to sit back at he end of the day with a favorite beverage, ‘Jack’ and enjoy. This cigar lights well and gives a nice smoke and burns complete.
4 out of 5
Respect the Don
These Don Rafael Toros were a great surprise. Nice cool smoke and a easy draw. Great anytime smoke!
5 out of 5
Don Rafael connecticut
My goto cigar. Mild taste at a reasonable price.
4 out of 5
Great light but full flavored
Great light but full flavored smoke
5 out of 5
Don Raphael
The Don Raphael gordos are terrific!
5 out of 5
Fantastic buy
Fantastic buy
5 out of 5
#57 CIGAR
SMOOTH TASTEING CIGAR WITH A GREAT PRICE !
4 out of 5
Good and mild morning smoke
Good and mild morning smoke
5 out of 5
Great cig
great draw
5 out of 5
try these cigars
Great deal on a great smoke
5 out of 5
Great cigar at a great
Great cigar at a great price
5 out of 5
Perfect golf cigar. Great construction fine wrapper smooth and tasty long fillers. At a price you don't mind sharing with you 4 some.
Pros. Smooth quality burn. Solid construction. Welcoming taste that you don't want to finish. You'll end up singeing your fingers or some nose hairs trying to get every last bit of it.
5 out of 5
They were good
Good taist good flaver
5 out of 5
Great cigar!!
Great cigar!!
5 out of 5
Connecticut wrapped
Burns nice and very smooth
4 out of 5
Excellent value for the price
These aren't Arturo Fuentes or Ashton's. but for a light bodied daily smoker you can't go wrong. I always keep a box on hand in my humidors. I can pass an enjoyable smoke out to friends without it breaking the bank
3 out of 5
Good price
Great for working around the yard, good price.
5 out of 5
jerry
good mild smoke, great price performer.
4 out of 5
OK cigar
OK cigar
5 out of 5
Great
I order these all the time
5 out of 5
Consistent good smoke on the
Consistent good smoke on the deck or golf course.
5 out of 5
excellent mild cigar for the
excellent mild cigar for the price. What other cigars resemble it
5 out of 5
cI
Great service and nice product for the money
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #67 Churchill/Cigars Intl
Great cigar and a great price. Dollar for dollar one of the finest cigars on the market. Cigars Intl is also a dynamic company with great prices and fantastic delivery.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Churchill
For the price these are a great cigar. Mild with an even burn. I have smoked them for a few years now and I rate them as my favorite in this price range.
4 out of 5
Nice for the price
Nice for the price
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
I have enjoyed my Don Rafael's throughout the last couple of years. It's a moderately priced cigar with great quality.
4 out of 5
excellant
Very good draw
4 out of 5
Smooth as Silk
Awesome smoke. This is the smoothest and even burning cigar that I've purchased in a while. They are much better if you allow them to spend time in the humidor. Will purchase again when available.
5 out of 5
Love this Cigar
One of the best ever, love the smooth draw, CT wrapper makes it!
3 out of 5
Not bad for the money!
Not bad cigar. Got a box dirt cheap through a promo. Too mild for my tastes. Burns well and easy draw. A bit bitter for me.
4 out of 5
Yard stick.
Good stick for the price. Good yard stick. Good burn, flavour.
4 out of 5
Okay sticks.
Nice even burn, draw, light on the aroma. It's a good "yard stick".
5 out of 5
Pretty good
Good smooth smoke. Had about 8 of them and all burned even and had a good draw.
4 out of 5
Smooth
Good Smooth Cigar
4 out of 5
The Don is Great
Great burn.... Great taste.... Great buy....
5 out of 5
Humidor MUST
Bought a box due to the price point. Paired with Five Fathers Malt Whiskey
4 out of 5
Pleasant surprise
I bought these expecting the worst. Boy was I wrong. Burned even. Stayed lit. And surprisingly present flavor. I've only had one so far but if my next one tastes like this then I'll be keeping these on rotation in my humidor
5 out of 5
Nice Purchase
Great smoke. Mild as advertised. Easy Draw and a even burn. I would definitely purchase again.
4 out of 5
Daily Smoker
This could easily become my daily smoker. Smooth, enjoyable, very flavorful without punching you in the face. Well constructed and an easy smoke.
3 out of 5
No flavor
Meh, burns fast, lots of canoing, almost no flavor. Maybe just too mild for my taste.
5 out of 5
Smooth Taste
Very smooth, great taste and value for the money. I would definitely recommend this cigar.
3 out of 5
back yarder
This isn't a bad everyday, knocking around the back yard or working in the garage cigar. It burns pretty quickly for a hand rolled. Above average for the price. If you want to impress a client on the golf coarse, look for something higher end.
5 out of 5
Well built medium cigar
A fantastic medium cigar, well built and good to the label.
2 out of 5
Finished last !
My first box. I found them to be loosely packed. After midway they started to flatin out. Not bad flavor,but a terrible finish.
5 out of 5
Don rafael #107 salomon
Quality cigar at good price
5 out of 5
Don Rafael #57
Great draw, all around great cigar, recomend, will be on my next order. I smoked these while in Irak (CI shipped) in 2003/4.
5 out of 5
Great buy!
The cigars were fantastic and a great bargain.
4 out of 5
Excellent low priced cigar. If
Excellent low priced cigar. If you are a fan of Connecticut flavor I recommend this cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for anytime of
Great smoke for anytime of day . Full of flavor and not to strong.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut
Very nice smoke smooth and flavorful
4 out of 5
Good everyday cogar
Good everyday cogar
3 out of 5
Ok
Fairly mild. Not much flavor.
3 out of 5
Gift
Bought for friend as gift...he likes them...
3 out of 5
Good, not great
Good smoke for the price. Uneven burn & tough draw, but very good taste and construction.
5 out of 5
figuardo
had 1 & was decent,smooth but like to store in humi for few weeks as all cigs need time
5 out of 5
very good jab
very good cigars
5 out of 5
A great smoke.
I recommend
5 out of 5
They were as advertised.... mild,
They were as advertised.... mild, smooth even burn, good price, easy draw.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #107 A great smoke at an appropriate price.
This is a wonderful smoke, a smooth draw and a great taste. I especially like the tapered form making it simple to light.
4 out of 5
Good choice
This mild and satisfying surprise of smoke was a joy to smoke with easy burn and tasty finish.
2 out of 5
Took a chance and lucked out!
I will give this one a two star rating, mild smoke, smooth taste, BUT poor construction, VERY tight draw, had to work it to open the draw up, a friend and I smoked one together and both cigars started to come apart as soon as lit it up, very dry tobacco, going to age the rest for a couple of months and hope it will get better
4 out of 5
Good Smoke for the Money
I'm several sticks into my first box of these and so far they're pretty good. I have had one or two that were tight on the draw and one that had some wrapper burst but for the money and for a Solomon I'm nevertheless satisfied.
5 out of 5
Excellent
For the price, these are the best cigars I've smoked. They were very fresh, mild as advertised and stayed lit while I played golf unlike many others I've smoked on the golf course. Nice.
5 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Does it Again
The Don Rafael is a good smooth cigar. I have enjoyed the Victor Sinclair brand for a long time and this cigar lives up to their reputation.
5 out of 5
Nice and mild !
Good value for a quality, mild option.
3 out of 5
Good smoke, but somewhat uneven
Good smoke, but somewhat uneven burn
5 out of 5
a very good cigar
a very good cigar
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Good cigar for the price
2 out of 5
Don Rafael #107 Salomon
Cigar burns even, but tastes cheap. A cigar to do the lawn with but that's all. I guess you get what you pay for. I would not likely order these again.
4 out of 5
Good cigar - good value
I've only burnt a couple of these, but I have to say so far so good. It's a good smoke with my morning coffee. Smooth and mild with plenty of flavor.
3 out of 5
Acceptable, good golf course smoke.
Needs to be lighted frequently. there ok.
5 out of 5
DON RAFEL #107
GREAT SMOKE
4 out of 5
Smooth easy smoke.
Smooth easy smoke.
5 out of 5
Churchhills
Bought for my husband, he absolutely loves it
5 out of 5
Favorite Store
My husband loves this store and orders frequently. Best customer service on the planet!
2 out of 5
Not my favorite smoke.
Maybe I'm just not used to the Robusto but this was not my most pleasant experience. For my taste "as a new cigar smoker" I enjoyed some of the knock offs much more and for less.
4 out of 5
Mild and melodious
A great mild cigar. Aroma is wonderful, construction and burn are both top-notch. Flavor is mild and nutty. Not too much buzz from these at the Robusto size.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut
Excellent in the morning with coffee . In the evening with a cocktail.
5 out of 5
Good for me
Perfect for me, mild with consistant burn...
4 out of 5
Nice cigar!
Good, smooth smoke. Well constructed. Burns evenly with the same flavor for the entire cigar.
2 out of 5
Disappointment...Then Moderate Success
Rather disappointed in the cigar's structure. Received two of these sticks as part of CI's Victor Sinclair Tip Top Torpedo 8-pack. The first one I tried burnt very unevenly and was hard to draw on. The one I currently have in my hand started out the same way. I decided to experiment by further hacking off slivers of the cap until I could get an enjoyable drag out of it. The result: I ended up losing most of the lovely taper, which is synonymous with torpedos, but I gained a much improved smoke. I would try these again - they're definitely cheap enough and I do enjoy the mild taste. Just a shame to lose the taper.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
The 107 Salomon is a smooth smoke with an easy draw. The burn is always consistent right to the end and the flavor never becomes rough or biting. This is a great cigar for the money and I enjoy the uniqueness of it's construction.
3 out of 5
Dry cigars
I had to add moisture for 5 days until the cigar was good to smoke. When properly humidified it is a good smoke for the money.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #97 & #107
Both great cigars from head to toe these are wonderfully smooth, tasteful and mild. A good burn creating a solid ash, maintains a great taste from start to finish. Been a member of CI for a few years now and believe this is one of the great tasting smokes I've had. Thanks CI for introducing me....
5 out of 5
Easy Smoke
Very Good Golf Cigar!
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
I have been a customer for years, and this is the only place, I buy my Cigars.
5 out of 5
Golf cigar
It's a good cigar for project or golf. A little lacking for an after dinner treat.
5 out of 5
A perfect golf course cigar
I have been buying these for years and never disappointed. Mild with a consistent burn. They Sat me 4-5 holes on the golf course.
4 out of 5
A couple were tight on
A couple were tight on the draw. But great!
4 out of 5
Ok for price
Ok for price
4 out of 5
Nice cigars for the price!
Just a good old everyday cigar!
4 out of 5
Very nice miled taste!
Very nice miled taste!
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #57 Robusto
Good smoke, smooth, very enjoyable.
4 out of 5
Recomend toi anyone
Very good Cigar for the money.
4 out of 5
Good every day cigar.
Mild and fairly smooth cigar. Holds up well and burns evenly. I'll continue to purchase them.
5 out of 5
Enjoyable
Great mild everyday smoke One of my favs
5 out of 5
Great cigar, mild and tasty
Well worth the money.
3 out of 5
Dry
Dry
3 out of 5
A Touch Harsh
Smoked a few but find them a bit more harsh than my normal go to's. I like a mild cigar so it is probably me.
1 out of 5
WILL NEVER ORDER THESE CIGARS
WILL NEVER ORDER THESE CIGARS AGAIN. THEY FALL APART EVEN THOUGH I PUT THEM IN HUMIDOR. DON'T BURN EVEN.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Good consistent smoke. Excellent value.
5 out of 5
Nice mild morning cigar
Full easy draw, relaxing
5 out of 5
Makes me feel good all over.
This has to be the best cigar for the money out there. As one other reviewer said it pairs nicely with scotch. A pairing I'm taking advantage of at this moment. Could I be happier? I don't think so.
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Good price and good cigar!
5 out of 5
Don Rafael
Excellent cigar for the money. Good draw with a very nice flavor. Good morning starter and after lunch cigar
5 out of 5
can't go wrong
been smoking these for awhile never disappointed nice mild tasty smoke, burns well and easy draw.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael is amazing cigar and value.
It is a mild aroma with a soft cigar finish. Highly recommend
5 out of 5
OUTSTANDING VALUE> NEVER A BAD SMOKE
Best everyday smoke I keep in stock. Never a let down. Keep em coming
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I was given a Don Rafael Connecticut to try and really enjoyed it. This is my second box of them and there will be many more to come. I usually have one with a glass of Scotch and the pairing is always pleasing to me.
5 out of 5
didn't like them
didn't like them
5 out of 5
Not my usual
I usually smoke cigars with Maduro wrappers, bought these as a golf outing give away cigar, enjoyed them so much I ordered another box for myself
4 out of 5
Now enjoying them with my Canadian golf game.
Smooth, and size allows for 9 holes of golf before I light another one.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Mild, burns even
3 out of 5
Don Rafael Churchill
When I lit up the first Don Rafael it didn't start off good. The cigar was very soft and ended up having a worm hole, right down the center, about 3/4's the length of the cigar. Since then I've had several with worm holes and two that wouldn't stay lit. The couple cigars that weren't a wreck, were pretty good. The construction is so poor, though, I will never buy another one.
5 out of 5
Golfing cigars
This is a great 6 hole cigar. Perfect mildness, flavor and burn.
5 out of 5
Best For The Dough All Day Every Day
Love ‘em. Best and most consistent inexpensive smoke on the market.
5 out of 5
CI Still The Best Choice
Cigars slightly dry but remedied with humidor. Selection, quality, and value, CI remains the best cigar catalogue.
3 out of 5
Mrbill
Not very good cigar. They burn intermitantly and are hard to keep lit once smoked halfway.
4 out of 5
Tom Wallace
I was pleased with them
4 out of 5
Affordable and consistent
A very nice mild Dominican style cigar that can be smoked every day or saved for special occasions with a consistency better than many of the more expensive units. I smoke these down to the nub!
4 out of 5
Great every day smoke.
Burns even, nice ash, smooth and perfect every day cigar.
4 out of 5
Don Rafael connecticut
Great for an everyday cigar smooth draw terrific taste I have been smoking them for over 3 years you can't go wrong great price and good quality.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Very well constructed with a mild and smooth taste.
3 out of 5
Just ok.
These are ok, kind of bland, but for the price not bad.
5 out of 5
Great value for a great smoke.
Husband loves them. A good long smoke...perfect for longer evenings, with a glass of excellent bourbon. Great price and great smoke.
4 out of 5
Smooth smoke but needs to be keep in humidor
I really enjoyed this cigar, it had a good flavor and is just the right strenght however a couple (2 out of 6 that I smoked so far) were so dried out they crumbled in my hand.
5 out of 5
Good Value
The Don Rafael Connecticut Toro are a good, everyday cigar at a good price. Perfect for sitting on the deck, reading a book and having a beer (or two).
3 out of 5
Not for me
The pre-smoke was ok but the post smoke and after taste was not good to me. Kinda like paper. I have gotten use to and prefer a Gurkha smoke or a Vagas 5. This cigar came in a sample pack so I don't know it that had anything to do with it.
5 out of 5
Good cigar
smooth and mild ,an easy draw ,a very enjoyable smoke,
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut #77
Outstanding cigar. Mild, fresh, great aroma. Dollar for dollar, one of the finest.
5 out of 5
A great cigar for the
A great cigar for the price
2 out of 5
Taste bad
Taste bad
5 out of 5
4 stars! Outstanding cigar. Mild,
4 stars! Outstanding cigar. Mild, fresh and dollar for dollar, the best bang for your buck!
5 out of 5
Good Choice !
I was very please with the overall satisfaction of this cigar, for the price it is quite a deal!
4 out of 5
Decent
Good stick for mowing lawn and sharing with your friends over a cold beverage. Not an over amount of flavor but hey for the price enjoy.
2 out of 5
Don Rafael # 77
57s ok but 77s were dry and wrappers keep unraveling , very poor cigar
5 out of 5
great cigar
I am never disappointed with Don Rafael. Always a smooth smoke, even burn and easy draw. A mellow pleasure!
5 out of 5
My go-to cigar
These are my go-to cigar. I have ordered 3 or 4 boxes of these. They are so consistently good. Nice mild flavor and great draw so I can make nice big clouds. And the price is very nice!
5 out of 5
Good Deal
Good for an everyday cigar
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Enjoyable smooth cigar
3 out of 5
Just OK
They start off smooth and draw well. The smoke is medium bodied with hints of spice. About halfway through though the taste turns from spice to bitter and the smoke becomes pungent.
5 out of 5
never turn down a chance to try one
I have purchased these for several years and have never been sorry..........
5 out of 5
Connecticut #57
Fresh, smooth and mild. Dollar for dollar, one of the best cigars you can purchase.
4 out of 5
Instructor of Design
The cigar is excellent for it's price and has a special taste that sets it apart from other cigars. It doesn't burn as evenly as a more expensive cigar but definitely worth the price !!
5 out of 5
Great Smoke for the price
Great everyday smoke. Good to smoke while your doing chores or just kickin' back relaxing. Burn well and they taste good from start to end.
1 out of 5
Undrawable
I have been ordering Don Rafael #67 Churchills for a number of years. My last order of 6 bxs. has been a huge disappointment. Out of 2 of the boxes, they have been impossible to draw. I have given up on 7 of the last 8 I have tried as unsmokeable
3 out of 5
I bought two Boxes of
I bought two Boxes of don Raphael #67 Churchill very disappointed. Usually very good cigars. It was a tough draw on a lot of them
4 out of 5
From Mitch
In general, a good value and decent smoke, accept, the occasional cigar that burns unevenly and is a poor smoke. I hope the next box I order is completely uniform, so I don't have to discard a bad smoke.
2 out of 5
No Thanks
Out of the 80 cigar 'Bender Ender' sampler I purchased, these cigars were given away to a friend, because I did not want to smoke them. Enuff said.
4 out of 5
Pretty good cigar
This is the first time I've tried them and so far so good. If all goes well with the remaining sticks I'll probably order them again.
5 out of 5
Return
Great service, returned the cigars and my new shipment was prompt.
5 out of 5
always
Everything went perfect as always
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connect #67 Churchill
Very mild cigar, burns well and stays lit. Highly recommend.
4 out of 5
What a surprise!!!
Very good smoke i received these in a sampler that was a gift from my daughter for Christmas and man was i surprised it smokes like an expensive stick great flavor and smooth pepper on the retro
5 out of 5
Great Everyday Smoke
wife and I enjoy this mild cigar most days after lunch. Makes a fine break for the middle of the day. Most burn evenly and produce good smoke and flavor.
5 out of 5
Great Connecticut
Can beat it for the price. Great everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Great budget cigar that I love on the golf course!
There are better cigars, but for the price, wow, what a deal. Everyday, golf, fishing etc.
4 out of 5
Don Raphael, conn. churchhill
Excellent smoke , wraper doesn't break up in mouth like some other brands Priced very good . excellent value Vn
5 out of 5
smoken
great smoke
5 out of 5
Mild
The best mild cigar for the$$$!!! Go buy these you be glad you did.
4 out of 5
Great every day cigar that wont break the bank
Excellent taste, burn and quality. Great cheap everyday cigar. The longer in humidor the smoother the taste and better the burn.
2 out of 5
Don Rafael #57
I prefer the Churchill which have been on back order for a long time
4 out of 5
John
Nice everyday smoke
4 out of 5
I liked them
Bought a sampler with these in it. I thought that this one was going to be my least favorite, but after smoking the other 3 that were in the sampler, this one ended up being my favorite. Its pretty smooth and mild. Only smoked like two of them so can't comment on specific flavors or notes, but I do remember it being really good. I would buy a bundle of them if the occasion came up.
3 out of 5
Nice #57
Good everyday cigar,though it can burn unevenly at times but that depends on how they are stored. Would buy more of this brand but they are not in stock when I need to buy many times.
5 out of 5
Best cigar supplier on the East coast!!
If anyone needs fresh cigars at a reasonable price, CI is the place to order. They are also the fastest for delivery.
5 out of 5
Nice present
Got them for my son-in-law and he is very pleased
4 out of 5
Great value
great smoke at a great price
4 out of 5
great smoke
i will buy them again and again
5 out of 5
buy it
great cig for your buck
5 out of 5
Awesome
these cigars are the best for their value...I don't care who you are you need a box
4 out of 5
OK CIGARS.
BETTER THAN OTHER LOWER PRICED STICKS...WISH THEY WERE A LITTLE LOWER IN PRICE....CAN'T AFFORD HIGHER PRICED CIGARS....ALL THE GOOD THINGS A MAN CAN DO ARE GETTING WAY TOO EXPENSIVE....A DECENT CIGAR AND A GOOD DRAM OF SCOTCH IS BECOMING OUT OF REACH! AH, FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS.............
5 out of 5
Great everyday cigar
Very consistent cigar. smokes smooth and even
5 out of 5
The Best Cigar for the Money
I enjoy a nice mild cigar at the end of the day and I have been buying them for quite some time. As an all around mild cigar for the price, you just can not beat the deal that Cigar International offers. Great job guys.
3 out of 5
Don Rafael. 87
Decent. A few had "hard" spots the required poking
5 out of 5
Always good
I have been buying these smokes for a while and they are always good mild smokes with little to no after taste
4 out of 5
Don Rafael Cigars
I feel that the Don Rafael cigars are the best buy for your buck. Great smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
A very good value.
A very good value.
4 out of 5
Very good daily cigar
Very good daily cigar ....mild taste and even burning. For the money a good smoke and good price.
5 out of 5
Don Rafael Connecticut Gordo
This is a great everyday smoke. It has a good draw, stays lit and won't break the bank.
5 out of 5
Jimmy the Pencil
Super Cigar with quick delivery
5 out of 5
Good LIke alway
I really like this Stick
4 out of 5
It's my daily go to
It's my daily go to cigar
5 out of 5
Best cigar at any price
I have tried a lot of cigars, expensive and not. This cigar is the best tasting and most consistent one I've ever had. It proves you don't have to spend a lot to get a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Love Cigars International
very professional company and website. easy to use
4 out of 5
Great smoke
I have been smoking don Rafael for years. Always a good smoke at a great price
5 out of 5
Always the best!
Don Rafael is my everyday cigar. They are great on the Golf Course.
5 out of 5
Awesome
I love this site. You can get any type of cigar you want. Service is great and the shipment is always on time
4 out of 5
Very good cigar for the
Very good cigar for the price
5 out of 5
Best inexpensive cigar I have found
I'm an everyday smoker. Have tried a lot of inexpensive cigars. These are by far the best cigar I have found for the price.
4 out of 5
Nice every day Smoke
Bought this as an everyday smoke, I was pleasantly supprised with the even burn, pleasant taste, and ease of draw. Onlly downside for an everyday was out of the 12 I smoked so far, two were split, and one unwrapped asI smoked. around half-way, had to give that one up
3 out of 5
Not bad
a strong smoke with a good burn. Not bad for the price.
5 out of 5
OMG What a stick!
Hooza! Bargain basement Bomb! Super creamy and new leather nose Solomon, big smoke, cool shape and excellent construction at this price point, buying more!!
5 out of 5
Don Rafael #77
Best cigar on the market for the price!
1 out of 5
Not worth it
Cigar flavor was pretty inconsistent. You really have to be doing nothing else while smoking this cigar. As soon as you set it down , it goes out. Wouldn't recommend this cigar
5 out of 5
great cigar
good size, nice smooth taste, for a more than reasonable price
Customer Testimonials
These are great. First cigar I smoked out of my sampler and it burns perfect. I loved it.
Nice stick. Decent smoke and they were on sale. Clean burn, good taste.
Great smoke for the buck! Smooth, good taste and burns/draws well. It's a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
I smoke cigars every day. In all price ranges. I'm constantly looking for that undervalued great little cigar. This cigar is perhaps my latest champion. It constantly beats cigars of three times the price in construction, taste and value. I don't normally write reviews, but this one needed to be done. Great cigar
I have to say, before trying this website I was reluctant to actually try a cigar. I always thought that this was a very disgusting thing to do but after trying a cigar that was given to me for my birthday, I loved them. I just began smoking cigars and this brand has me satisfied. It is perfect for me, as a beginner, and opens doors to try more as far as flavor and strength. Thanks Cigars International for opening the doors for new people!!
Very mild, good burning smoke for everyday. All my friends have enjoyed the ones I have given to them.
Mild nice smoke for cheap.
I find this cigar to be a bit of a disappointment, especially after reading many of the earlier reviews. I find this cigar to be a bit tasteless, almost to the point of having a paper/cardboard flavor - stale, leaves you wanting. I smoked only two, and both had stem chunks in them - frustrating and annoying. The wrapper stays tight to the body, a good thing. I'm sure some may disagree with my review, but I call it as they smoke. I have scratched these off my buy again cigar list. As a note I prefer light to medium-bodied cigars, based on my activity.
Don Rafael was one of the very first cigars I ever smoked . Very good cigar for the price . My wife recently started smoking with me and I introduced her to The Don Rafael Robusto and she just loves it !
Bad Box...First time ever! Wrappers were horrible and the taste was disgusting.
Wow. This is a great cigar. Burns right, draws well. Nice smooth flavor. Worth every penny of the $2. I'd put it up against a 5 or 6 dollar cigar.
I was amazed at all the positive reviews for these cigars. I smoked an entire box and every one was a major labor to draw some smoke. Whoever rolled them must have been suffering from hypertension. If you like a stick with easy draw, these are not for you.
when you smoke as much as I, you need to find a good inexpensive cigar. I found these years ago and have yet to get a bad one. Consistently smooth, mild, even burning, with just enough spice to let you know you have one in your mouth. The perfect morning cigar, or if you smoke several a day. They're great for keeping the bugs away while fishing!
this one is a keeper for sure, and for the price well balanced cigar!
If you are looking for a cigar that is mild, well constructed, one that burns consistently & most importantly, doesn't break the bank, then Don Rafael Connecticut might just be what you are searching for. Often available for less than two bones a stick, the Vintage 2004 blend of Don Rafael's Connecticut is a tasty treat. It stores well too. After a few months in a constant 68% humidity environment, the flavor blossoms bringing out notes of vanilla as well as an underlying sweetness that is characteristic of its Dominican long fillers. If mild & inexpensive is what you are searching for, then DRC is a blend that should be on your radar, as well as aging in your humidor.
Everyone that I let try one of these could not believe I got them for $2ea. I am a fan of Victor Sinclair.
These are absolutely one of the best deals out there. Great cigar through and through. Consistent burn, long ash, and great flavor. And best of all, it doesn't break the bank.
Best every day cigar you can smoke...a real treat.
This Don Raphael stick is mild to be sure, yet has nice flavors. I have not had one yet that did not burn perfectly. This has become my daily morning coffee cigar.
Very nice mild smoke. An excellent value on a quality cigar. Will purchase again.
That never ending search for a quality, everyday smoke. This is where I'm at right now. Great value in a pleasant mild smoke. I find these better than my Casa de Garcia's that I'd previously been enjoying. I've now been through several boxes and quality is consistent. Great bang for the buck.
What a great smoke! I generally smoke my Cigar of the Month Club cigars on the weekends, and cheaper ones every day. These Don Rafaels have me questioning whether I want one of my club smokes, or these tonight. Hard call to make.
I'v been looking for a daily smoke cigar and ordered them as the deal of the week. As soon as I got home I had to open the box and smoke one. I love them. The draw was easy and the smoke was light in texture and have a wonderful farm house flavor with a light spice finish. My first though was that it would pair well with a beer or tequila and fresh avacodo dip on a simmers day. I'm looking forward to injoying them with my friends while BBQing on a hot Dallas evening.
Just smoked my first Don Rafael yesterday. These are very good cigars... the draw was a bit hard and i had to relight it a few times, but i didn't mind. This cigar lasted a long time and had a great smell and taste. Don Rafael and Dark Sharks will be my 2 favorites from CI and i will be ordering many more of these. Thank you, CI for the excellent service.
I found the draw to be a little hard straight out of the box. Good even burn and taste good. Good cigar for the price. Will let cigars set in humidor for awhile to see if they get better.
In an effort to find a good stick at a low price, I've spent a lot of money, and endured some horrible cigars in search of a good one that wouldn't break the bank. Having had the privelige of smoking real Cubans, and a host of great cigars purchased from CI. For me, it is difficult to go from steak to peanut butter sandwiches unless I have to. Now that I have had the Don Rafel for a few weeks, and smoked several of them. Never again will I have to choose from the filet to a slice of cold cuts. This is a well made, fantastic draw with billows of smoke, a 2 inch ash, and only gets better the longer it rest in the humidor. My first order was for 25, and it only took a week or so for me to make a second order for 50 so I could allow them time in the humidor. At this point I have not found a single cigar with defects, which speaks more than the words I can write. The Don Rafael is one of the most dependable sticks among the 300 or more in my humidors, most being well known 90 plus rated. It is very common for me to smoke a certain well known brand that is flawless. Then, I get another one out just like the other that smoked well. Except the next time, one side will burn faster than the other, the draw is difficult, or something else will be wrong. Not so with the Don Rafael, each one gives me the same gratification as the last, and keeps it's great attributes. If your in the situation I was in on finding a good cheap in price cigar well constructed and good in flavor. Please give these a chance, then you can write how wrong I was if you don't feel the way I do on a Don Rafael 6 X 54 Toro that goes for $69.95 for 50. THANK YOU CI FOR MAKING THESE CIGARS AVAILABLE AT A LOW PRICE. One negative thing that I need to bring out, and remember this if you make a purchase. For some reason when I pull the ban off there will be a blemish under the ban. The last one I smoked I looked at the back of the ban and noticed tiny pieces of tobaco stuck to it which explains the blemish. Even though it hasn't caused a problem, and your a ban remover such as myself. Do it in a gentle manner rather than just ripping it off. I don't expect every person to be as excirted as I am about this cigar, since we are all diffeent. Nevertheless, I'm betting that there will be more the way I feel than those with negative comments.
I smoked one of these right off the truck. It was extremely dry, and it tasted horrible to me. Everything else was perfect: construction, burn, etc. So, I let them rest in the humi a couple weeks. What a difference! I was truly impressed. After resting, this is a very consistent, mild cigar. If you smoke Brocatus or similarly priced offerings from CI, I believe you would find these to be superior in every way.
I wanted to say something bad about these smokes so there wouldn't be a run on them,-- and leave them for those of us who have found them. But there isn't anything bad about them --- Great smoke, smooth -- packed well for a budget cigar. Hell I like these smokes better then most premium brands. What a great deal --------
I've smoked a bunch of these (Don Rafael) and found the construction to be consistently good. I appreciate a value cigar that smokes evenly. Good Value.
Just got in my order yesterday, and I've already smoked two of 'em (Don Rafael). I've ordered several boxes of these over the years, and I've always found them to be damn good everyday smokes. This box was no exception. If you're looking for a humidor-stuffing, solid everyday smoke that won't drive you into the poor house, then this is a cigar for you... it is for me, anyway. Damn good smoke!
I have been smoking Don Rafael maduro cigars for a couple of years always consistant mild and flavorful, even burn GREAT VALUE
Don Rafael is the first cigar that I ordered from CI..Still one of my very favorites!!Just received a reorder of them and enjoyed one late yesterday afternoon at the practice range while BSing with the boys and hitting wedges. Mild yet flavorful...IMHO the perfect smoke for an early morning tee time (or any other time) when a La Gloria Cubana, Punch or El Rey del Mundo is just a bit "too much". A "light" smoke that is loooong on flavor..Thanks to CI for introducing me to these!!
Don Rafael...what a great cigar to fire up when you've got a 7:30 or 8:00 AM tee time, want a cigar to relax but something more full bodied just won't do (that early in the day)...Mild, mild, mild, and, tasty..And available in a generous 7.5 inch Churchill or nice fat Torpedo that'll last you the whole front nine...Another selection where you guys hit the nail on the head by calling this fine cigar...Everyman's premium smoke...and through CI every man can afford these with your great pricing....Thanks CI