Top
Click the icons below for product information.

HC Series Criollo

CREE-OH-SO-GOOD!

The HC Criollo is a bowl full of porridge that’s just right - not too full, not too mellow. Well-balanced and medium-bodied, HC Criollo features a dark and eye-catching Nicaraguan Shade Grown wrapper that's been aged for 5 long years. Jam-packed with Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, chewy flavors of leather, nuts, and tobacco generously coat the palate. 

Still need more encouragement? The HC Criollo received a well-deserved 91 rating noting: “Large and thick, this cigar draws well, though burns a touch unevenly. It’s nutty and woody with a salty, leathery note. Pleasant and consistent with no harshness or acidity.”

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (6.0"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $160.00
save $70.0144% off
$89.99
Belicoso (6.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.00
save $4.5011% off
$35.50
Churchill (7.0"x48)
Box of 20 Only 3 Left $160.00
save $70.0144% off
$89.99
Churchill (7.0"x48)
Pack of 5 Only 5 Left $40.00
save $4.5011% off
$35.50
Grande (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 20 In Stock $170.00
save $70.0141% off
$99.99
Grande (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $42.50
save $5.0012% off
$37.50
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $145.00
save $65.0145% off
$79.99
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $36.25
save $3.7510% off
$32.50
Toro (6.5"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $160.00
save $70.0144% off
$89.99
Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.00
save $4.5011% off
$35.50
Overall Rating 4.48 out of 5 Based on 58 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “HC Series Criollo”

Write A Review
5 out of 5
5 Star
38
4 out of 5
4 Star
11
3 out of 5
3 Star
8
2 out of 5
2 Star
1
1 out of 5
1 Star
0
Showing 1-50 of 60 Reviews
3 out of 5
Criollo Churchill beats the Belicoso
I love the consistent unique flavour of the HC Series Criollo Churchill. So, when you were out of them, I tried the Belicoso and it doesn’t compare.
5 out of 5
HC Criollo Churchill
Very enjoyable and flavorful. Now one of my top five favorites. I highly recommend this one.
5 out of 5
HC Strong!
These babies are LOADED with flavor! Now, I'm not advanced enough to describe the flavor (nuts, cedar, toast, etc.) but I know a well flavored cigar and these vitolas fit the bill! Good construction, draw, and even burn. AND they have just a bit of a kick. I keep these in my humi on a regular basis. Thanks, CI for great service and great cigars!
5 out of 5
Best Value
I love the Padron, Bolivar, Macanudo, Uppman, Partagas and Monte Cristo, The H C is my every day favorite and clearly the best value
5 out of 5
Real Solid Cigar
Great roll and clean burn. A little spicy but very smooth.
5 out of 5
HC Criollo Robusto
I enjoyed these cigars....had a full box....all of them were great. Good Buy....
3 out of 5
Nicely constructed, with the flavor
Nicely constructed, with the flavor on the high side of medium. Dependable and even burn with few corrections. Nothing exceptional though. Would purchase again at a bargain price.
5 out of 5
This cigar is a great
This cigar is a great product
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar for the $$’s
Excellent cigar for the $$’s
4 out of 5
Nice 91rated
Nice medium to full flavored cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
This smoke was great. It has a good draw, long finish with a peppery after taste. I look forward to my next one.
5 out of 5
Great cigar, smooth draw and
Great cigar, smooth draw and good flavor
3 out of 5
Criollo Grande, Close, but not quite a top value
I would rate the Criollo Grand at mid scale over all. I found the draw to be a bit tight and not uniform from stick to stick. Properly humidified, the wrappers tend to be delicate and fragile with several splitting on me as soon as i clipped them. I most likely will not purchase them again as there are other options I enjoy more in the same price range. That being said, the Grande's little brothers "Belicoso, Toro & Robusto" have been a pleasure to enjoy. They will stay on my re-buy list.
4 out of 5
Price
I would buy the HC Series again
5 out of 5
great
great
5 out of 5
Great Cigar, and great deal with cutter
I found the HC's to be a relaxing smoke. The cigar had a great breath with a gentle after taste.
4 out of 5
Go to anytime cigar
Smoked one right off the truck. Mild/Med, slight sweet tobacco flavor with mild spice on the finish. Should only improve with time in the humidor. Highly recommended.
4 out of 5
they were better than I
they were better than I expected
4 out of 5
HC SERIES CRIOLLO ROBUSTO
Great everyday smoke with excellent taste, very enjoyable!!!
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
This stinker burns right.The draw is perfect along with taste.
4 out of 5
Nice and smooth
I solely bought these cigars to get the cutter. The cutter was cheaper if I ordered the cigars so no-brainer right. I was very happy that the cigars were also good. They are nice and smooth and burn perfectly. I will definitely order more of them. Great cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
Fantastic Smoke
Overall great smoke smooth from head to heel will by more
5 out of 5
I've Really Enjoyed My HC Series Criollo Belicoso
A great smoke and a great price too.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised
I have never ordered these cigars. I am very happy with my purchase. Great construction and burns for a very long time. Great taste for a medium to full cigar. Not overwhelming. A great value for such a solid cigar. Will buy again when I run out.
5 out of 5
GC
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Smooth and tasty
This was a smoke I purchased on the blind. I've bought other cigars the same way and have never ever been as pleasantly surprised. With summer coming to a close and the days shortening I needed a 40 minute or less smoke,so I took a chance. I have five left and I'm saving them they are so good. I tried to reorder but there were out of stock,I have my notifications posted
3 out of 5
Stronger Body
They were stronger than I anticipated.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
The H C are great cigars that burn excellent and maintain their flavor throughout the cigar
3 out of 5
Not worth the price to me.
Not a bad smoke but so many others out there that compare for a cheaper price.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
These cigars burn even, lots of flavor, on the strong side but were very enjoyable for my taste. First time smoking this cigar.
5 out of 5
good smoke
very good for the price. not a bad one in the bunch
5 out of 5
Great stick
My current number one. I bought these due to price and I'm happy to say I love them. My current number one go to smoke. Nice draw and excellent burn. I have one to my cigar buddy who smokes mostly Fuentes and he loved it too
5 out of 5
Excellent Choice
Quite possibly my new favorite in the HC line-up. If you are looking for a nice Big cigar, this is an excellent fat 60 ring smoke and the price is ridiculously low. Great medium bodied with a lot of flavor. Had a couple that didn't burn exactly even but no problems staying lit and good draw through a punch.
5 out of 5
Service and Delivery
I can always count on C.I. to quickly process and ship my order.
4 out of 5
A keeper for the rotation
A fine mild smoke with an easy draw and good smoke volume. Very satisfying -- I like to buy these 5-packs and keep a nice variety in the humidor.
4 out of 5
Criollo Robusto
Weak 4 star. Does not draw as well as others. Some sticks don't burn even... fillers uneven.
3 out of 5
Disappointing
Disappointed in this purchase. Hard to get a decent draw. Wont get again
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Enjoyed the taste and smoothness
5 out of 5
Great
Great burn smoke draw and flavor
4 out of 5
Don't pass up!
I love this cigar! I am a collector and I have a ton of cigars from all over! Believe me, it's hard to find a more enjoyable flavor in a cigar, along with a perfect slow burning cherry..its the perfect Intensity too! Woodsy with a little licorice and salt.. I had the Habano Colorado way before this one,,had declared it my favorite HC...it was close for awhile but this one just takes it! And dare I mention the ridiculously low price! Shhhhhh CI, keep the good deals coming! Always on time and great selection! Thanks
5 out of 5
Interesting flavor
This is a cigar that has an easy draw with a very easy burn. I only had to touch it up once when it burned a little unevenly once. The flavor is interesting. Its a middle of the road taste on first but has a pleasant aftertaste. It is rests easy over time. a good cigar.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Very intriguing
5 out of 5
HC Criollo for Christmas
I shared a couple of the HC Criollo Toro's with friends for a Christmas celebration. Praises for great cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Stick
Excellent cigar, good burn,great flavor.
4 out of 5
Great Smoke to Keep, Great Smoke to Share
Purchased this box, and others, for my wedding. I was looking for a medium cigar first time smokers and BOTL can enjoy (and handle); and this was perfect. Sweet cedar, nutty taste with a balance of leather/earth peaking thru had the first time smokers talking and everyone enjoying.
2 out of 5
bolder next time
This cigar is very mild, too mild for me.
5 out of 5
HC is soooo underrated
Still one of the best smokes I've ever had. Firm, with a perfect draw, nice aromas and flavor, lots of smoke, gorgeous burn, and never stalls out. If only every cigar was like this!
5 out of 5
HC Series Criollo Belicoso
Based on enjoying the HC Series Criollo Toros, I got a box of the Belicosos. I like the slightly larger ring size and really like the torpedo-shaped head. I’m half-way throughout the box and have encountered only a few hard spots restricting the draw - each in the first or second third. The last third is always a real delight!
3 out of 5
OK, Hot with 1/3 to
OK, Hot with 1/3 to go.
5 out of 5
Great cigar !
If you are a "mild" cigar smoker, try this for a little more flavor ! Nice alternative without harshness.
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar!!
I received this in a sampler and immediately ordered 2 boxes, definitely one of my favorite cigars. I get a wonderful anise and leather taste and a nice spice through the retrohale. I often pair my cigars with scotch, bourbon and tequila but with this I absolutely love it with a spicy bloody mary. Though an occasional touch-up might be needed it is still an excellent cigar.
3 out of 5
Not Bad
Had several cigars with big knotted pieces of tobacco that gave the cigar a bitter taste. The others were a nice smoke in the medium range.Usually have good luck with HC, not this box.
5 out of 5
Consistently Excellent.
Great smoke. Easy draw, great price. Consistently excellent.
5 out of 5
Rich
Great smoke ! Smooth, burns evenly and at a great price. My go to smoke now.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
A great example of the quality of all the HC Series Cigars. I love the tons of creamy, spicy smoke this cigar puts out. They are a lot better than most cigars costing a lot more. Grab some on one of CI's special promotions and give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
You guys keep putting up the best cigars for sale......keep it up Dave Feltes LeRoy, NY
4 out of 5
HC Series Criollo
Needed a new humidor, been wanting to try the "HC" collection. Picked up Humidor with 20 Cigars. Humidor was excellent quality. In fact its the first one I have bought that the lock and evferything functioned correctly. Cigars received "5 pack Crillo, 5 Pack Conneticut, 5 Pack Black, 5 Pack Habano Colorado. All Cigars were good Quality. For my tatste I enjoyed the Crillo the best. Like I said though all were good cigars. Esp when I got a 100ct humi and a box of gars too.
Customer Testimonials
This is my new Favorite stick! You guys don't need to worry about picking these up... leave them all for me! lol Seriously though, I love these!
The flavor improves the longer you smoke it, but it's a little too mild for me. Overall it's a good cigar and burns evenly.