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The only hesitation that occurred was when I re-evaluated my career in the cigar business after being offered this sorry cigar. I took the maker's word that they're mellow, smooth, and not vomit-inducing. Just to make sure though, I outsourced the tasting process to a trio of palate-challenged dudes across the hall from me. They musta been knee-deep in the sauce because they gave Hesitant Pirate a unanimous thumbs up. I guess the $25 per bundle price tag for 20 big Churchills had something to do with it. One thing is for sure: there's no accounting for taste.

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Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 20 In Stock $80.00
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Overall Rating 3.85106382978723 out of 5 Based on 47 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Hesitant Pirate”

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4 out of 5
Smooth early morning smoke
These cigars were very smooth and tasty. Creamy and a light easy smoke. If you're looking for an earthy but not harsh smoke, I recommend this stick.
3 out of 5
Hesitant Pirate cigars
Great price but the cigar leafs were very dry and apparently stale.
3 out of 5
Decent smoke for a reasonable
5 out of 5
very pleased with the taste
very pleased with the taste and freshness.
4 out of 5
Great buy
A lot better than I had expected
5 out of 5
Hesitent Pirate Churchhill
Well I can say I really enjoyed them, Very smooth. Makes you want another one. What I would like to see is the anomic for example Vanilla and such come down in price. That would be sweet, no pun intended. Tim Smith IL.
4 out of 5
"I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.", Mark Twain "
I admit these are not the best. However, for the price, even with a lack of consistency, these were not bad at all.
4 out of 5
You get what you pay for.
Cigars have a good taste but they don't stay lit
5 out of 5
You get what you pay for.
About half the cigars burn evenly. Actually not to bad for a dollar.
4 out of 5
Very good smoke for the price!
Hard to beat this one. Good draw and burn, hint of leather. Tastes great.
5 out of 5
Good cigars
These are some of my favorite cigars great idea putting them into a package deal
5 out of 5
One of my new favorites, and thank you.
1 out of 5
Catchy name, but the wrappers fell off, loose filling and no draw. Won't buy again.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Light with no bite. Usually my first on my long ride in.
5 out of 5
Love these cigars.
Awesome mild cigar at a great price from Cigars International.
5 out of 5
Very good for inexpensive cigar
Very good for inexpensive cigar
5 out of 5
Mild and Inexpensive
A very large and mild cigar at a great cost. I've purchased this cigar several times and I will continue to do so.
2 out of 5
Bad cigar
Falls apart, cheap
5 out of 5
Good cigar at a good price.
Got these for a family reunion over independence day. All the guys loved them. Will order again.
4 out of 5
not bad
decent cigar
1 out of 5
not for the mild smokers
I must say this smoke was very peppery and had a hit of strong leather like smoking a tannery They are labeled as a mild cigar but i would put this more in the medium range. I am a casual smoker this was too much for me I could not handle them the amount of nicotine I got made me dizzy and feel slightly nauseous, my friends who prefer stronger cigars loved them as a doing yard work smoke.
3 out of 5
too many stems in product
3 out of 5
not bad
Good yard cigar. Not a 858.I have had 4 and all have been smokable
3 out of 5
Sir Daniel
Good solid value
4 out of 5
Aaarrrggg, thems be good
I've smoked these off and on for afew years and am still impressed with there consistancy and price. Great price, flavor a bit peppery but not overwhelming, draw was even and burn rate was good. A good valued cigar. I intend to keep coming back and checking them out, so far no disapointments.
2 out of 5
Does not smoke well
Wrapped to tight. Won't stay lit. There are better cigars out there for the same price.
5 out of 5
Wow.. Good value
I am shocked.. It was good. I normally like a maduro but this I smoked until my fingertips burned. I am a cheap date I guess. Great for the price
3 out of 5
They are very good for
They are very good for a low price. Good value.
2 out of 5
Good for when you hand out cigars to people you won't see again.
I would not go so far as to say they are good, or bad for that matter. They did get dicey toward the end and they were not consistent in the wrapping or flavor. They were not bad with a beer and outside with friends, though I wouldn't dare offer one to someone I liked or enjoys a good cigar. But, to be fair, they were worth what I paid for them.
5 out of 5
A much improved Cigar!!
I have smoked these Hesitant Pirate cigars for a few years now off and on, and the ones in the past were kinda soft and lacked flavor, but these I got in the Poor Boy II sampler very recently and was very surprised at how good and flavorful and well made they seem to be now. These most recent ones seemed to last much longer than the ones I smoked awhile back. I will be buying these again.
5 out of 5
Easily the Finest Cigar Ever Crafted
Notes of sassafras, coriander and pine parade across the palate as this creamy delight is smoked through the first third. A bouquet of honeysuckle, rabbit meat and Nesquik arise in the second third, keeping the smoker interested. The final third erupts into a massive explosion of magma-like notes of tomato sauce, vanilla, horseback riding, and resolves in an imitation Coach purse leathery finish.
4 out of 5
Good cigar for the price!
This was in a sampler pack I got. The cigar has a great flavor and the longer it goes the better it burns. I will be ordering this again.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
For the price you can share them with your friends on the golf course or on the fishing boat. Very nice a smooth and mild smoke.
2 out of 5
A fast burner
The taste was ok. I have tried a variety of the cheaper sticks and this is one I don't think I would order again. They seem to fall apart pretty quick after I lit them up.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Found the Hesitant Pirate in a Poor Boy's II. An excellent Cigar.
1 out of 5
Don't Buy
Not a good cigar, no wonder why they're so cheap, no flavor at all, not even a taste of tobacco, didnt even smoke it down to the band and i threw it out, disgusting cigar, DO NOT BUY, now i know why you have to spend a little more money to get good cigars, will never buy again,
2 out of 5
Not worth the money
Wrapper would peel off the stick as soon as it was lit. Humidity 68% Temp 65
5 out of 5
Great Fresh Cigars
Fresh cigars and fast delivery.
5 out of 5
Aarrgg there good priced and they taste good to
I find these very well priced, they last about 30-45 minutes of pleasure, mild taste, not over powering, just fun to enjoy. Great value
5 out of 5
Great little cigar -tho I like the Churchills- and affordable.
For the price - can not be beat
5 out of 5
Tony The Price Crusher
I ordered a pack of 20. Out of the twenty, about three or four unraveled. Not a bad taste. Your selection of all brands are very good, probably wont order them again. Keep up the good work.
4 out of 5
Whats this?
When the people across the hall gave you a thumbs up they were on the money. Good draw, smooth taste, even burn. Me personally I love it! And the price makes me smile all the way to the bank.
5 out of 5
CI is great. I enjoy
CI is great. I enjoy ordering at and receiving a great product in a very timely manner
4 out of 5
nice smoke
No complaints here
1 out of 5
Good but not for me
I am a new smoker of cigars, i want the most mild cigar I can find to build up to a more flavorful cigar I found this to be strong and very peppery I would not consider this a mild cigar.
5 out of 5
The five dollar cigar for a little over a buck!!!
For the price it is a very good cigar.Burns evenly and holds a long ash all signs of a very well rolled cigar and the taste and smell is enjoyable. The taste and smell before it is lit is also one of the best. The captain Jack Sparrow of cigars. The name and band are very catchy, it works.
5 out of 5
Hesitant Pirate
On a Kindle, so terse. Good value. Consistent. Not great, but as a ten per day smoker, they fill the bill
Customer Testimonials
Seems like all of us received this one in a sampler. Just smoked one on the driving range and was suprised what a good smoke it is for a buck. Might actually be a PEC(performance enhancing cigar), as the balls were flying straighter and farther than usual.
Great for the price. They really have no flavor whatsoever to speak of, but for a $1 each, that's fine. Throw them in a humidor for a few months and it picks up a tiny bit of flavor. Recommended for a cheapo cigar.
I got some of these in the PO' Boy II sampler. I originally got the sampler to fill up some room and season a new 100+ ct humidor and as I bought more quality cigars I realized I needed to remove some of the random ones. The sampler was 1$ a stick so I don't expect greatness, Just looking to expose myself to something different when sitting on my deck at night. I pulled this one out and started on it expecting to get a few min in and want to throw it out. I was extremely amazed. It has a very light flavor but absolutely no bitter, bite, or harshness. None, zero, nulcha, zip. It hit that "I would really like a cigar right now" spot without having to kill one of my Acids or Gurkhas. I don't know if I would buy a pack of just these but if someone offered me one or these were added to a combo/sampler pack I wouldn't be upset. Its lack of personality IS its personality. True it doesn't have anything that jumps out at you but it is just a good solid basic no frills cigar. It has no obnoxious odor to the people around you, draws easy, billows smoke, and finishes clean. You won't get excited but you won't be upset. I use this cigar as a baseline comparison. Its like tasting a coffee that all you can say "yup, thats coffee." Theres nothing good to praise it for but nothing bad to complain about, which in and of itself is a praise. That the only con about this thing is it doesn't have any kind of signature good or bad and at 1$ each that's exactly what you want!
Great smoke, very mild. Will buy again.
I was a little leary of these, but in weak moment I bought a bundle of 20. Well guess what, there not that bad. I probably wouldn't bust them out at the big game but they're great when I kick back watch a movie after a hard days work.
I don't know why some people rip on these things. Granted, they're not top of the line or anything, but a perfectly good day to day smoke. They burn evenly, don't fall apart, and taste decent. They've become my de facto cigar for non special occasions. I'll be ordering more when I run out and have room in my overstuffed humidor.
My friend Fred loves these. He buys three bundles every month. Can't get enuff of them. Gives em to the mailman the dog catcher and his back waxer. He just loves them. Puts them on his tree at Christmas. Wow what a smoke
The first time I order these I liked them as an every day smoke. The second time I ordered them I was not impressed. The construction was wimpy and the sticks felt really soft to the touch, like they didn't have enough filler. I'll give them another chance, but only one bundle at a time.
Not a bad cigar, nice burn on them, but no taste to them....can't put my finger on the taste.... but they're not harsh.
A nice, smooth, even burning, mild smoke for cheap. You can't beat this one with a stick. It's a good deal all around.
Ok, not the best I've ever had but with the right stout/whiskey combo to back it up, not bad. I never had to re-light, had good smoke and not bad flavor. Not bad at all for a buck a stick.
Got two of these in the po boy sampler, and they are not too bad at all, even burn, good draw, and very mild, they have almost a buttery mouth feel and a very light flavor, a good morning cigar or for when you want something exceptionally light.
This cigar is far from being sorry. I am pleasantly surprised after smoking 3 of them out of a bundle i just received. They are mild, that's for sure, but i have to say i am pleased by the pleasant aroma and taste. These will be my every day cigar since it seems the Dark Sharks are so hard to get now. These aren't as good as the Gran Habano Vintage cigars by no means, but for what they cost these Hesitant Pirate beauties are a great value. Thanks, CI for being the best cigar retailer in the world!!!
Not actually that bad. Smokes good, just no taste.
Easy to joke about this cigar. However, it is smokeable. It actually surprised me a bit. Offers no bitterness or bad after taste. Simply lack flavor like 99.9% of $1 cigars. Worth a try it you are looking for a low priced filler cigar.
Construction is fair,most of the sticks in the bundle i bought had pretty veins in them.Smoked 2 when i first got them, they were harsh and the taste was questionable at best.After they sat in the humi for 2 months, the taste was better and wasnt harsh.They are good everyday and yard smokes.Just let them sit a bit. I also took them out of the cellophane.
Good draw, burns well, kind of a buttery taste with a hint of spice tastes better at the beginning and middle than toward the end. Decent everyday cigar whether you are swabbing the decks, raping and pillaging or walking the plank into shark infested waters.
This are not very good, just to mild for me, but for the price it might be perfect for somebody else.
Got these in a sampler pack and the first one I smoked I wasn't too enthused about. Was mellow enough but I didn't like the after taste. So, I tried a second one after I let it live in my humidor for a good month. Was definitely better the second time around. I might consider buying these to toss out to my moocher buddies when they come over to sample my wares.
Received one of these in a Churchill Sampler a few months ago and put it in my rotation of "everyday" smokes. Well, it's no Gurkha or Vegas 5A (my two favorites), but I like it better than some of the other turds that were in the sampler. A buck a stick is about the most I will pay for it - it's good for a "I want to smoke something, but don't know what" mood I get in from time-to-time. Would be a good choice when the fish aren't biting too well, or when mowing the grass or walking around the neighborhood.
These are very mild, kinda bland actually. Doesn't taste like much. Not so great aftertaste. It is an ugly cigar. At first I thought it was poorly made, but it smoked well and burnt evenly so I think the rough look is just to add to the "pirate" gimmick. I'd give it a 5/10. I like the art on the band, but that's about it.