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Man O' War Virtue

From the half man, half god creators of Man O' War, comes a mellow contender!


Man O' War, the recently crowned king of full-bodied, has just dropped another bomb. This time, a gentler handmade - Man O' War Virtue - and it is spectacular. Dressed in a seamless, silky-smooth Connecticut-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador and generously filled with Nicaraguan long-fillers, Virtue is brimming smooth and creamy complex flavors. Mellow and medium-bodied, but filled with richness and flavor, Man O' War Virtue is impressively complex and refined. Note of oak, cream, nuts and a toasty-but-buttery smooth finish make up the core profile. Subtle hints of white pepper and sweetness round out the mix. Well-made, perfectly blended and extraordinarily tasty - Man O' War Virtue is the sets the new standard in Connecticut wrapped cigars. Perfect in the morning, perfect after a big meal, just perfect.



Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.5"x52)
Box of 22 Backordered $240.00
save $72.0030% off
$168.00
Churchill (7.5"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $54.55
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$46.00
Lonsdale (Lancero/Panatela) (6.0"x44)
Box of 22 In Stock $175.00
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$122.50
Lonsdale (Lancero/Panatela) (6.0"x44)
Pack of 5 In Stock $39.77
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$33.50
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 22 In Stock $175.00
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$122.50
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $39.77
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$33.50
Salomon (5.7"x54)
Box of 22 In Stock $230.00
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$161.00
Salomon (5.7"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $52.27
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$47.00
Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 22 Backordered $200.00
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$140.00
Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $45.45
save $7.4516% off
$38.00
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Box of 22 In Stock $220.00
save $66.0030% off
$154.00
Torpedo (6.5"x52)Sale
Pack of 5 In Stock $50.00
save $25.0150% off
$24.99
Overall Rating 4.48 out of 5 Based on 202 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Man O' War Virtue”

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5 Star
128
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4 out of 5
Nice smoke
A nice even stick. Very enjoyable.
4 out of 5
Hard to beat a "Man-o-War"
Hard to beat a "Man-o-War"
4 out of 5
Gurkha Virtue
A little light body for me. However, it was a great smooth smoke. Nice draw, light, and airy. If you like a light body smoke this one is for you!
5 out of 5
Best ever
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Very nice
Very nice
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
High time we saw what AJ could do with a man of war other than maduro
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
This the most consistent mild cigar I smoke
4 out of 5
Virtue
Wonderful cigar. I will be ordering more soon.
5 out of 5
Nice
Nice
5 out of 5
Good mellow smoke
Great all around cigar that won't break the bank. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Virtue Torpedo
A very robust flavor. Very smooth.
5 out of 5
10/10 Recommend
By far my favorite Cigar. Very smooth and mellow. No after taste and is just all around phenomenal.
4 out of 5
Nice easy smoke
Nice easy smoke
3 out of 5
Better luck next time
Eh. Was just ok. Not too memorable.
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
It doesn't get any better than this.
4 out of 5
Will re order these
Good draw smooth taste
5 out of 5
Man o War Virtue
What a great cigar smooth easy draw and mild character make these a great smoke experience
5 out of 5
Smooth smoke
One of my favorite smokes weather I’m setting in the Gazebo or on the boat fishing.
5 out of 5
Man of War Virtue
Great Smoke. Mild yet flavorful. Good burn .
4 out of 5
Good mild smoke that will
Good mild smoke that will still stand up to a good Single Malt
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
This is a good cigar with plenty of enjoyable flavor. Don't lite one of these babies up unless you've got an hour to enjoy it.
5 out of 5
Excellent draw and burn. Great taste.
Really like these. They are wonderful light smoke with good taste.
4 out of 5
I enjoyed them.
I enjoyed them.
3 out of 5
Man O' war
Was a pleasantly nice smoke on the beach. I enjoyed it
5 out of 5
Amazing Cigar
I always love it when I get an order of these. I just start enjoying them the minute they hit my doorstep. These taste like baked bread, cashews, buttery smooth. Pick some up and enjoy the love!
5 out of 5
good and mellow
good buy
5 out of 5
You rejected my mmao bid
You rejected my mmao bid for Camacho’s
5 out of 5
Man O War Virtue, Torpedo
Great mild to medium cigar. Good clean burn, no touch ups required. Great value for the money in the 10 pack. This is not my first time enjoying this cigar. When I see this cigar being offered as a special on Cigars International website, I usually grab it and split it with my son. If you enjoy a mild to medium (more on the medium side), grab some; you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Mild but flavorful
Mild but flavorful
5 out of 5
Simply the best
Man O’ Virtue #1; Montecristo #2. I see a lot of cigars rated in the nineties by Cigar Afficionado but I’ve never seen MOW rated. I had my first cigar in Cuba 62 years ago, a street version “green” Presidente which I bought for 50 cents along with some coconut ice cream as a chaser. I am reminded of that experience every time I smoke a Man O’ War or a Man O’ War Virtue. My two favorite cigars. I smoke one or the other daily. Try it for yourself...you will never be disappointed. Any size but my favorite is Churchill or Double Corona.
5 out of 5
Pleasure pairs with Virtue.
A smooth and mellow smoke. Not harsh or overwhelming but perfectly tailored to maximize your enjoyment
5 out of 5
awesome paired with coffee in the morning
I have made this my "breakfast cigar" for a very long time. This cigar is about as mild as it gets in the M.O.W. line. Tons of rich smoke and a pleasant slightly spicy flavor. You can't go wrong with these sticks in my humble opinion.
5 out of 5
Smooth and tasty cigar that I highly recommend
Great stick, great construction, great draw, great everything. Tasty and mild and great As a breakfast cigar. Or, if you want a nice smooth stick with some liquor. I will definitely buy these again. If you can pick them up on a deal, they are a fantastic value. Keep in mind, they are not Bold or spicy, but they're smooth and delicious and so easy to smoke. If you are an avid cigar smoker you'll love this When you are looking for a nice smooth well constructed cigar.
5 out of 5
Man O War Virtues
My go to cigar.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Great smooooooooooth smoke to the end.
4 out of 5
Awesome
Thanks to a CI suggestion, I tried a 5 pack, great mild smoke, comfortable draw with a nutty finish.
4 out of 5
SPICIER than the description implies
This is my second review of this cigar. I bought a 5 pk on a Father's Day special, thinking I was getting a mild, but complex premium hand-rolled. It was not at all what I expected! I thought I got a bad batch after smoking 2 of them. The pepper was quite overwhelming and I just couldn't understand what people were talking about in saying that this was a mild cigar. I primarily smoke full-bodied maduros so it's not like I have a particularly sensitive palate. After about 60 days in my humidor, I figured I'd give it another go and I found that I truly misunderstood this cigar due to the way that it was presented to me. This time, I went into it thinking it was going to be very spicy. Right from the rip, it did not disappoint. Still very spicy, but understanding it for what it is and now knowing that man'o'war packs some punch in their line of cigars, I was able to enjoy this one. I was able to get something like one of those sweet n spicy granola bars about halfway through. Cinnamon with some chili pepper. Very odd combo, I know, but the fact that such a complex and refined flavor could be detected in this cigar really made me appreciate it a little more. Also got some of that oak, but not the toasty-buttery mix that the description says. Now, I may not buy this one for myself again because I'm not too keen on the spicy hot burn in a cigar (I prefer the more creamy butter taste so familiar with Connecticuts) but I can say this: appreciate this cigar for what it is. Don't take the description too literally. When you do that, you can really enjoy the complexity of this cigar.
5 out of 5
man o war
Good smoke, easy draw will definitely try again.
5 out of 5
Great mild cigar
Smokes smooth, a mild cigar with an effortless draw. My favorite.
5 out of 5
Smooth
Mild nice draw, great value
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Always is the Perfect Cigar for anytime
5 out of 5
Excellent everyday smoke
Love this cigar
5 out of 5
Man O War
Tried these on special and found them to be very well made with Mild-Med very good flavor.
5 out of 5
Nice smoke, mild, smooth draw.
Nice smoke, mild, smooth draw. A definite regular.
5 out of 5
PD
This is my go to cigar on the golf course. Smooth milder smoke but carries a lot of flavor. Always burns well with a long straight ash. Well constructed. I've handed these out and am always complimented on how much it is enjoyed. For the price I like these as much as a good Ashton. Try these and you will make it one of your favorites.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
I’m a bargain-cigar guy, so
I’m a bargain-cigar guy, so I don’t smoke a lot of premium sticks. I got these on a Joe’s special . One of the finest cigars I’ve smoked. Classic Connecticut flavor, and smooth right down to the burn-your-finger nub !
4 out of 5
Man of war virtue
A nice smoke which remains consistent and mild through the whole cigar
3 out of 5
Perhaps a bad batch, but...
Good construction with a very nice draw, cool burn and above average smoke. Enjoyably mild with modest pepper and sweet notes to halfway and then it went off rapidly. I had to let it go at the last 1/3 due to an unceasing, almost rancid earthiness. It was a repeat performance after the same on my first. I let the others rest and pulled this one after about 30 days in the humidor to no benefit. 3 stars is generous and based solely on the construction.
5 out of 5
CIGAR A DAY
Well worth it... Can't go wrong with Man O' War
5 out of 5
Good to go
Good to go
5 out of 5
GOOD CIGAR
SOMETIMES IM IN THE MOOD FOR A GOOD MILD, THIS IS IT.
5 out of 5
Mellow For Warm Summer Evenings
Good flavor, not too heavy or bitter, good burn. Carried a few over for a cookout to share and turned out to be a good choice.
2 out of 5
Burn uneven and draw labored.
Burn uneven and draw labored.
5 out of 5
This is the better one
For AJF's take on Connecticut, this one is the winner. The other choice, the Ave Maria Immaculata, never did anything for me.
4 out of 5
Really nice cigar
This is a very nice cigar. Well made, medium body, good cedar flavor with rich tobacco intonations.
4 out of 5
One of the best
I love the mow Virtue the topedo is good my favorite is the Toro one of the best Connecticut cigars out there mild to medium with very good flavor that puts it more in the medium range.
2 out of 5
Man o War/ Virtue
Tasteless , burned uneven, mediocre draw
5 out of 5
The Best
If you prefer Connecticut wrappers, there’s no a better cigar. Always a great burn and always satisfying. Never had a bad one. For me, there’s none better.
5 out of 5
Great cigars great price !
One of my favorites . Got them on Joe's daily deal . Good fresh cigars and quick ship. Thank You C.I.
5 out of 5
Takes too long for a
Takes too long for a order taker
3 out of 5
It’s ok
It’s ok
4 out of 5
Good but not my favorite
Its light and mellow nice aroma to it smooth draw taste great but just something that I can't put my finger on I dont like thats why 4 stars
5 out of 5
Happy customer
Never had a bad cigar from CI
4 out of 5
A smooth warrior
Nice draw,tasty smoke .
5 out of 5
10/10
I’m new to the cigar scene, but so far these have been one of my favorites!
5 out of 5
Love these!!!
Love these!!!
5 out of 5
NICE SMOKE
First time with one of these and very pleased. Good draw nice and mild there a keeper.
5 out of 5
All good
Great product for a great price. Thank you.
2 out of 5
Harsh for some reason
I kept getting a strong, harsh pepper. Two cigars in a row. I got a five pack. The second one I smoked I toasted very lightly but still the same thing. Granted, I smoked these two on an empty stomach but I wouldn't expect this from something that is wrapped in a Connecticut. Maybe it's just me but I did not like it.
3 out of 5
Smoke
This is a nice mild smoke.
4 out of 5
Pretty good smoke!
I’m pretty new to the world of cigars so I’m not custom to all the layers and intricacies yet but I can say this is a all round good cigar especially if you’re like me and prefer them on the more milder, lighter side. Every one I had, had a nice draw, smoked well and burnt evenly. Nothing I can really complain about. It’s a straight up good smoke and I plan on getting some more!!!
5 out of 5
Man ‘O War ... battle tested, good to go!
I love these cigars ... great taste ... always a good draw and burn ... can smoke these bad boys down the the nub ... definitely one of my favorites!
5 out of 5
Man O War Virtue
Well constructed,balanced, and great billows of smoke. This is one fine mild ,but flavorful, smoke. Will buy again and again.
5 out of 5
Always good.
Always good.
5 out of 5
Nice and mild.
I would recomend.
5 out of 5
Good Smoke!
Good Smoke!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
The draw is smooth, easy. A fine taste and aroma.
5 out of 5
Wonderful!
Great stick! Mild, easy draw. Wonderful anytime smoke!
4 out of 5
Good smoke
It burns nice, but the ash keep falling off, overall very good smoke
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
Extremely smooth smoke. Great deal.
Extremely smooth smoke. Great deal.
4 out of 5
Smooth without sacrificing the taste
Smooth without sacrificing the taste
4 out of 5
Very smooth
Very smooth
4 out of 5
smooth good draw
smooth good draw
5 out of 5
Great draw and a mellow ride!
Man o' War makes a great cigar and these Virtue Robustos are just another example. Smooth and mild, they won't stay with you for two days and every one burns very evenly. They continue to impress!
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke
Perfect blend , smoke light and pleasant
4 out of 5
Very good cigar nice and
Very good cigar nice and smooth with a good draw
3 out of 5
Swing and a miss...
Eeeeh. Too light for my taste. Nicely wrapped though
5 out of 5
Great stick
Smooth
4 out of 5
Very nice cigar smooth enjoyable.
Very nice cigar smooth enjoyable.
4 out of 5
Virtuoso
Great smoke , plays nice notes on the palette. Very good from start to finish.
5 out of 5
Excellent service.
And great products.
5 out of 5
They are wonderful. I just
They are wonderful. I just built an outdoor covered room to smoke cigars and drink whiskey. This was the first box I purchased to brake in the covered room. (We call it the Pirates Den). While I wish you had had the longer Churchill size, these Robustos are incredibly great. Just wish I could enjoy them a little longer.
2 out of 5
STEMS!?!
Very bitter after the first 3rd, couldn't even make it to the half way mark. Flavours bouncing around, changing then back to bitter. Decided to cut it open after that point and to my surprise, it was slam full of stems.
5 out of 5
Nice mild cigar!
This is a nice mild cigar one of my favorites
5 out of 5
Man O' War Virtue, Rocks
I had not tried one of these cigars in several years. I saw the special and got them. They rocked! Excellent flavor smooth draw.
3 out of 5
Man ‘O War Virtue Torpedo
Well constructed but not very flavorful.
3 out of 5
Smooth Well Built Cigar
A very mild cigar with a good tobacco flavor. The size is great and construction excellent. The only complaint is that these cigars are a bit one-note and mild, so if you like complex flavors stay away, but if you like big cigars with mild flavor these are great.
5 out of 5
Man o’ war Virtue Torpedo
Awesome stick!
5 out of 5
Nice afternoon smoke
Nice medium bodied smoke, well constructed, great flavors. Bought it as part of a build a 20 pack, will buy again. Great with a wheated bourbon like Weller.
5 out of 5
SMOOTH
NICE DRAW BURNS EVEN DOSENT GO OUT NICE SMOKE JUST REORDERED
5 out of 5
mellow smoke with a slight extra
smoked one during a sale at ci sampler very good smoke has great draw stay lit no maintance just a very fine smoke will buy more great service thanks
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I believe that the Man of War cigar is the best tasting smoothest drawing cigar I ever smoked.
5 out of 5
Man of war
Great cigar
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT CIGAR!!! GREAT DEAL!!!
OUTSTANDING VALUE!!!
5 out of 5
Nice Cigar
Smoked my first one this evening. Quality construction. Nice draw. Good flavor. Stays lit. Smoked it right down to my fingers without burning my tongue. Nice cigar.
5 out of 5
Man O’ war virtue Toro was a great cigar.
Great taste and overall quality was great. Taste, drag, and burn off was very smooth and enjoyable.
3 out of 5
Nothin' special
Started out with a burnt toast flavor with a bit of pepper and wood, which got a bit more intense half way through. The last 3rd was by far the best part of this stick. It got a little creamy with a very slight sweetness. Starting out, it burned uneven but after correction it burned even the rest of the way. Ash was ok, but all I really care about is flavor. Was hoping for more complexity. Gave it 3 stars just for the last 3rd. I'd rather not have to smoke 2 thirds to get to the decent smoke.
5 out of 5
Wonderfully Smooth and Tasty
This has always been one of mu go-to sticks. Not too mild but not too harsh, just right for a good smokea in the morning that has flavor.
5 out of 5
Pleasant
Pleasant large smoke
5 out of 5
Virture
A mid smoke that is great with B&B.
4 out of 5
good light smoke
nice mild flavor that stays creamy, and just a hint of pepper along with light toasty notes. Maybe even a little nut. Good, clean burn. Great afternoon stick on the golf course or next to the BBQ grill. Definitely stays well stocked in my mild Connecticut style treasure trove section of the humidor.
3 out of 5
MOW
Found these to be a good construction, burn well but a little lacking in flavor.
4 out of 5
Great stick for those who prefer mild-medium.
I am a huge fan of the Man O War Ruination. This stick is not that. However, when I am in the mood for something a little on the lighter side, this one hits the spot.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
Great smoking vitolas! Mild/medium strength, good construction and draw. The flavor tends to start out a bit rough but after about a quarter of the cigar it changes into a very flavorful profile. I would order these again. And I just can't say enough good things about CI and their customer service! Keep up the good work, guys!
5 out of 5
#1 on my list of favorite cigars
Man O'War Virtue is my favorite cigar. I am 80 years old and have smoked a lot of cigars in my lifetime...this is my favorite. My favorite size is the Churchill. The construction is flawless; draw is consistent; and the blend is wonderful; the flavor is consistent...Mild-Connecticut. I cannot remember every having to discard one of these cigars and I've smoked plenty...been my favorite for 6 years now. BTW...Man O'War and Man O'War legend are my 2nd favorite.
5 out of 5
One of the best
MOW Virtue one of the best smokes I know. Mild enough for beginners but satisfying for the more accomplished .
5 out of 5
Top of the line cigar.
Great taste, draw and construction. I rank them up there with the Ave Marias. Really enjoy them.
5 out of 5
T. Murray
One of my favorites, definitely 5 stars
5 out of 5
Man O' War Virtue Torpedo
The MOW Virtue is an awesome cigar, one of MOW's best! It's loaded with a lot of great flavor and mild. I usually like mediums to fulls but this is an excellent mild stogie. I enjoy each one I have whether paired with brews or bourbon.
4 out of 5
My favorite cigar but not in this vitola
MoW Virtue is simply one of the best smokes you can buy IMHO. flavor, construction, burn and draw it is one of the besy for a med/mild stick. My favorite is the churchill or the toro. I’m just not a torpedo guy I guess...
5 out of 5
Great light cigar
I love these. Just a perfect light cigar.
5 out of 5
great!
Loving the selections. Great service. Thank you very much. Will be ordering more from you guys. Cheers!
5 out of 5
MOW Virtue
Good any where any time.
4 out of 5
Good
Good
4 out of 5
Okay for the price
Smokes well but seems devoid of flavor.
5 out of 5
My favorite
My favorite cigar is the first one of the day. Every day I start with a Man O War Virtue. Love them.
3 out of 5
Fair to Fair
Stick okay ......mild stogie that burns rather quickly.....would purchase again for a discounted price !!!
5 out of 5
Great Burn
Loved these sticks. Rapidly becoming a staple of the lineup
5 out of 5
Virtue is a must try
Love this cigar. One of the best truly mild cigars I have ever had. Smooth and flavorful.
5 out of 5
Very Smooth Smoker
I have a deep appreciation for Great Cigars, but this cigar has a special place in my heart. It's a must try.
5 out of 5
Great
Great smoke. Enjoy it
4 out of 5
Great smoke
This cigar is a really good smoke, smooth and nice taste
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Excellent!
5 out of 5
Outstanding
Easy draw,smooth even burning,mellow flavor; one of the best I have experienced
4 out of 5
Pretty good medium body stick.
Pretty good medium body stick. Would definitely order again
5 out of 5
Disappointing
The cigars have little flavor and don't draw easily.
5 out of 5
great smoke - will buy
great smoke - will buy again
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Nice, smooth, buttery smoke. Much better than most.
4 out of 5
Bolder than expected in a good way
I got this in a combo pack and wasn't exactly thrilled. With the light wrapper and apparent mild flavor, I was figuring on giving them away to a few friends. However I tried one and it's actually much better than expected. I'd pair it with a lighter whisky. Maybe a honey whisky for example.
5 out of 5
Virtue
Good stick, full bodied and strong without being overpowered
5 out of 5
Great service and quick. Great
Great service and quick. Great customer care also from the company. Will purchase from the company again soon. Very pleased with the selection provided. Great overall experience for a first time customer. Thank you very much.
4 out of 5
Man O War
These sticks are worth there weight in gold. Burn well, draw is excellent great flavor. My only thing with these are they are not a mild cigar as advertised. They are medium at least.
5 out of 5
gift
bought them as a gift, and he didn't throw them away
5 out of 5
Virtue churchill
Great mild smoke. I usually prefer a fuller smoke but I really enjoyed this on. Great burn. A slight bitter taste early on but quickly dispersed. Definitely will keep this on hand
3 out of 5
Do Not Like
I have bought these before as part of mild combo packs but I don't like these recent ones at all. They don't stay lit and have a strong almost bitter taste. Will avoid in the future
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
Had these before and I always enjoy them. Great cigar for the golf course!!
4 out of 5
made well - on the mild side
I'm used to medium/full cigars, but bought a 5 pack of these to share with a friend. Its a little too mild for my taste & hence not as much flavor, but it burned well. The burn was even the whole way down & it was a nice cigar to smoke slowly throughout the afternoon.
5 out of 5
Tightly packed good cigar
This was a good tightly packed cigar with a decent draw
5 out of 5
Loved them. Also loved Romeo
Loved them. Also loved Romeo and Juliet 875 which I didn't review last week
5 out of 5
Best Cigar ever for me
This ciga, Man O' War Virtue Churchill-Connecticut and the Man O' War Habano in the Double Corona size are my favorite cigars. They draw well, smoke evenly and are full of flavor to the end. I smoked my first cigar when I was in Cuba in 1957...I am now 79. I had some years when I didn't smoke, but now I am retired and smoke 1 per day while I read. I live in Florida so I'm able to smoke pretty much every day. These cigars at CI prices are an unbelievable value. I buy Ashton or AVO every now and then, but they honestly don't compare. I did find some La Gloria Cubana Aretesonas Especial that I also love. And while I'm at it Brick House, Excalibur and some Gurhkas...but the Man O' War Virtue and Habano are hands down my favorites. You won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Great Beginners Stick
Spicy but an excellent beginners stick!
5 out of 5
Man O War Virtues
My go to cigar
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
This cigar is excellent from start to finish. You really can tell the excellent quality
4 out of 5
Spicy one
Well built, smokes even with a nice draw and ash, but a bit too spicy for my taste. Good one!
3 out of 5
Fell Short of Expectations
I've tried 4 of these and would be hesitant to buy again. I consistently get an uneven burn with a pretty hard draw, even when cutting a little wider than normal. The flavor is good when I do get it going.
5 out of 5
Good, Well-made Cigar
Review of Toro: Excellent construction and a just-right smooth draw. It might at first taste of white pepper but mellows out after the first inch or so. Burns evenly and slowly; it took me an hour to enjoy this cigar. The taste is really good for a mild-to-medium cigar. It is a fine cigar that deserves to be appreciated.
2 out of 5
Not worth it.
At those times it wasn't so bitter it was an okay smoke. Mild, almost too mild to where it's almost just a bad taste that needs something else added to it. At times it changed from that to bitter and near the end it changed to a likeable cigar.
4 out of 5
Virtue Man of War
Great cigar on the first tee, good morning cigar. Nice and mild
5 out of 5
Great smoke, great company CI
Great smoke, great company CI
5 out of 5
"go to" Mild Smoke
My "go to" smoke any occasion.... A mild flavor that works any time of the day! good with coffee in the A.M. or whisky in the P.M.
4 out of 5
A little spicy
A great mellow choice from AJ, but can have a little too much white pepper for some. The first one burned me out a bit, then I grew to love them. While any Man O'War may not always be the right choice, it'll never be the wrong one
5 out of 5
Connecticut done right👌
This stick is just what a Connecticut should be. The aged filler is smooth but flavorful. I'm contrast with the Padilla Golden Bear, Virtue is ready for immediate enjoyment and needs no additional resting. I shall acquire more over time.👌
5 out of 5
Man O' War Virtue
Starts out without much flavor, but after a brief rest it gets better. Like other AJ Fernandez products it is very earthy. It has a slightly sweet flavor like raisins and caramel. There is no bitterness through the finish.
1 out of 5
Don't even consider these.
Terrible. It's like smoking a dime store cigar.
4 out of 5
Man O' War Virtue, Salomon cut.
Great, smooth cigars. After first 7 or eight puffs, the mildness is more prevalent. Smooth to the nub. Love the Salomon cut too.
4 out of 5
Ole AJ at it again!
Good stick but I've found that I like Maduro's the best. I will definitely try more of AJ's products but in the Maduro line next time.
5 out of 5
Love then
I love these cigars are the best they're the first box that I actually bought a box of smooth creamy a little peppery at the beginning but overall a very great cigar
4 out of 5
You have to stick with it to really enjoy it.
I generally prefer med-full flavored cigars, but this one came to me in a sampler. Usually I am not a fan of the Connecticut Wrapper as I find them mostly bland. This was the case at first with the Virtue, however (just as another revierer mentioned) after the first inch the flavor really showed up. I have tasted a floral taste, almost to the smell of roses along with a sweetness of wood (Cedar like). Don't know if I will go out of my way to buy these, but should they come in another sampler I won't turn it away. One star deduction as the wrapper was cracked at the foot and seemed rather fragile, however the burn was even throughout.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
One of my favorite mild cigars.
5 out of 5
A mild, but very nice smoke
The cigars are very well constructed, burning evenly with a good quantity of very flavorful but mild smoke. I will buy these again.
5 out of 5
Give them a try
These are awesome, one of my favorites
5 out of 5
Virtue is a dandy!
The Man O War Virtue is a great mild smoke. Packed tightly with an even smoke. A great addition!
3 out of 5
Too much hype
Smooth an creamy? Yes. Complex? Far from it. The construction and burn is fine, the flavor is lacking. It was not unsmokeable. Very light and mild not anywhere near a medium cigar. I was hoping for a m-m smoke and it wasn't there.
2 out of 5
Not For Me..
Bought this cigar in a sampler pack and I didn't enjoy it.. I give it two stars because it did have a very even burn but the rest was disappointing. I always give a cigar until the last 1/3 to critique and this cigar didn't improve one bit. It had a constant taste of a re-light cigar. I will not recommend this stick to any of my buddies.
5 out of 5
Virtue Torpedos
Very smooth with a great taste & aroma.
5 out of 5
Chick
My favorite smoke.. Well made and burns evenly. Never had a bad one. I try to save them for those special moments when you can really enjoy a good slow smoking cigar. I would smoke them exclusively but for their premium price.
4 out of 5
I love you mildly...
Introduced to these in a sampler...loved 'em and just had to get a box. Well constructed mild smoke with a good draw and burn..exactly what I was looking for!
4 out of 5
Good Mild Cigar
Pretty good cigar. I prefer Maduro cigars, but I do enjoy a Connecticut or lighter cigar from time to time. These have became my go to Mild side cigar. It has a very light smoke with subtle notes of spice and sweet toasty tobacco. They are a bit simple but man they are consistent and I have never had any burn issues with these guys.
5 out of 5
Virtue really is its own reward
I'm on my second box of Man o' War Virtue /lonsdale, and it's going fast. These are my everyday cigar, perfect with a beer on the front porch swing. The CI description is (as usual) very accurate. These are Connecticuts that have a well-balanced character, like all the Man o' War cigars, and are not too aggressive. Good with milder and sweeter beverages, too. I like skinnier ring sizes because the wrapper's flavor comes forward more, and the lonsdale are a nice moderately short smoke. They still take their time. Quality all around.
4 out of 5
Man of war toro
A nice flavor and pretty good consitanty. They were a bit dry and bitter towards the end.
5 out of 5
good smoke
I've smoked 3 out of 5, and all have been very good. No complains, no problems burning, no unraveling in my mouth. Makes me want to try more from the brand.
5 out of 5
Man O War Virtue
Great smooth smoke!
4 out of 5
awesome
yum
2 out of 5
great name low performance
not very impressive
4 out of 5
From disappointed to happy
When I first lit the first one, I was rather disappointed. The more I smoked it, the better it got. By the time I finished it, I was glad I suffered through the first inch. The second started off better than the first and the flavor was consistent throughout.
4 out of 5
Close runner up with a bronze medal.
A bit too peppery for my taste, good I won't lie. However, my preference lies elsewhere. For the money... yes superb, Gas station cigars cost more, these are 100% high quality, with a great smoke, if I was offered one I'd snatch it in a second over anything you can buy at any gas station!
5 out of 5
Good spicy smoke
Little bit spicier than you would think but still an overall good smoke with a nice bite.
5 out of 5
Finally an interesting and engaging connecticut wrapped cigar!
For those of you looking for an interesting and engaging connecticut wrapped cigar, this may be the one. The MOW Virtue has some white pepper, spice, a body and strength that shifts from mild to medium, and unleashes gobs of thick smoke. Complexity is shown as it shifts from peppery to cream and then to a blend towards the final third. I like this stick a lot and intend to buy a box ASAP.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Great cigars all around
5 out of 5
A stout and smooth offering
A very stout yet smooth and tasty offering. I was pleasantly surprised by the superb construction and quality of these sticks. Definitely worth smoking on a regular basis. They have a smooth draw and every one of these sticks has been absolutely perfect. No cracking, no side burning, no hot burning. Just a great cigar.
4 out of 5
Nice Flavor and Burn
I am a full bodied, maduro smoker with a few deviations and tend to find Connecticut cigars tasteless and uninteresting. Virtue is an exception of sorts. On occasion I really enjoy a milder cigar as long as it has some flavor, and Virtue has become that go to cigar. Smooth, creamy, a little spice and great with some good Cuban style coffee. Great burn and no touch ups. My only reason for only giving 4 stars is that the fragile Connecticut wrapper is very prone to cracking. It could be that I over humidified my last batch a bit. I am going to leave them in the wrapper for the next batch (which are on order) and keep them on the bottom of the humidor instead of the top tier. Sure no complaints about the flavor.
4 out of 5
Spicy!
Flavor is great but I will say there is a good bit more than a "hint" of white pepper. Wrapper is beautiful and a great all around smoke. The spiciness is great for a wake up.
5 out of 5
Reliable smoke
I have smoked these for almost a year, a record for me. They are a smooth, mild and flavorful cigar.
5 out of 5
Try These
Just finished my first Man O War Virtue. Exceptional product. Beautiful construction, oodles of creamy smoke and a fabulous even burn. Flavor is rich and anything but boring in a mild to medium smoke. A new favorite.
4 out of 5
Good smoke.
Good cigar. Not anything to write home about but no complaints either.
5 out of 5
Smooth, justr right
My favorite
3 out of 5
Cigars were too bitter for
Cigars were too bitter for my taste
5 out of 5
An Immediate Favorite!! Instant Flavor Explosion..Very enjoyable..A must try!
Am I Nuts or is this cigar awesome?? After about 5 months of smoking 3-5 good sticks a day further exploring my palette, I cracked one of these open first from my "build your own sampler". I could not believe the flavors that exploded on me within 1/8" off the light. What a fantastic cigar. Quickly became a winner for me. (by the way, I hope that they never do away with the build your own samplers) I'll be ordering more of these next week. The sample packs did their job!
5 out of 5
Delicious!
Hard to add anything to what's been said. As usual, the CI blurb is spot on (I love you guys!) This Connecticut may be a little milder than other MoW offerings, but it's just as delicious and never dull. Definitely my new favorite Connecticut. Yes, I'll be buying more!
Customer Testimonials
Little more pepper than I expected. Good smoke; might need to sit in your humi a couple weeks to settle. Minor burn issues, but enjoyable.
Quick follow up - I'm not a morning cigar smoker, but a couple of week-ends ago I sat down with a nice cup of dark roasted coffee, black, and the MOW Virtue. While there is a little pepper in here, off-set by the black coffee, it's just a damn fine way to ease into my Sunday. The Virtue burns like a cigar ought to: even burn line & impeccable draw, and a flavor that mellows a little bit along the way. Yes, yes, yes… I've nubbed this one. Enjoy!
Well, alrighty! Plumes upon plumes of smoke, even burn, & a moderate ash - 1-2". It's a really good cigar, not overly complex. There's a little pepper but mild, with something woody. A slightly creamy mouthfeel. If you're looking to try, go for the build your own sampler. One of C.I.'s best deals. Hell it's probably the best deal on the market for a number of great cigars!
Like others have said, I am not usually a fan of anything less than medium-bodied cigars, but this one is definitely an exception to the rule. I had my first one last night and was beyond impressed. Extreme flavor and no burn whatsoever. I will be purchasing more of these without a doubt.
Really enjoyed the Virtue. A touch of pepper at first light, but quickly mellowed. A bit peppery/spicy on the last 1/3. Burned flawlessly and had a great draw. I will be smoking more of these.
Best Connecticut smoke ever! Not a mild, simple run-o-the-mill smoke. Full of flavor and an aroma that should be made into a candle scent. My neighbors came leaning over the fence to see what I was smoking. Must try.
A fine cigar with an elegant label and a taste to match. I definitely enjoy this brand.
In a previous review, I stated my general lack of knowledge when it comes to Connecticut wrapped cigars. I just never smoked that many, always opting instead for EMS, Maduro or whatever bolder leaf was in vogue. Times have changed & while my full bodied yearnings have not, I am finding several Connecticut vitolas with a whole lot more to say than I had previously given them credit for. The divine Sancho Panza is a case in point. San Lotano Connecticut is another. Add AJ Fernandez's magnificent Man O' War Virtue to a growing list of ones I personally keep on hand & smoke when a milder urge overcomes my usually hard core soul. Like this morning. As I sip a cup of caramel expresso, I am enjoying the complexity of a 6" X 50rg Virtue Toro. Yes, I said complex. Mild, yet loaded to the gills with flavor, spice & an underlying sweetness that has to be experienced to be believed. This is a delicious Connecticut offering, graced with one of the sharpest bands I can recall. Perfectly constructed, smooth as butter & the perfect compliment to morning coffee. If you think about it, the 3 basic Man O' War blends are shining examples of the high art of tobacco blending. Each one is a masterpiece. Worth the steep asking price, I hoard all 3 every time I find a deal. I smoke the 2nds too & they are divine in their own right. But I digress. Virtue is winning over converts left & right. I am 1. If you are a mild lover but are ready for the leap into a more robust, invigorating blend or a die hard fullhead, but like the occasional break, give Virtue a try. I think you will be impressed. Rating 92/100
Toro 6 x 50... Got it in the A.J./ CI Kitchen Sink Sampler....no wrapper issues, no bumps, lumps or squishy spots....almost razor sharp burn, but did not float my boat....much too mild with absolutely no flavor other than a hint of spice. I prefer something with a bit more oomph. OK, I guess, as a morning smoke or a change of pace after you've fried your tongue on full body, full strength sticks. If they continue to offer them in samplers, I'd keep two or three around for those times when I need a palate refresher, but would not purchase them in boxes of 20.
Every time I try to change things up and smoke a different cigar, I almost invariably end up asking myself the same question. "Why bother"? Nothing compares to a Man O' War Virtue, in my opinion, and as seldom as I smoke, why not just smoke the best? They are mild but very complex. Any other Cigar is second best and I have smoked most of them at one time or another. My only complaint is that they are not cheap!
I'm not the best one to review Connecticut wrapped cigars. I start from a position of always feeling that it lacks character, so I end up enjoying the smoke less. With a few exceptions. Most notably, Sancho Panza. The perfect Connecticut cigar & the best by far. Regardless of price. Virtue is a good cigar. The Toro has flavor, a good amount of complexity & even a medium profile. However, considering the sheer number of delicious AJ Fernandez offerings, Virtue simply doesn't measure up, IMHO. I can certainly see why many would like this blend very much. Just not me. I don't like Macanudo or Alec Bradley Connecticut, either. As someone who collects & uses cigar bands, I will say that Virtue has one of the most interesting & beautiful cigar bands I have seen.
Not usually a big mild fan but this cigar is amazing.. Its light yet so savory.. you'll just want to order an entire box.. will not disappoint.. another Gem from AJ Fernandez
I'm 76 years old and have been smoking cigars for over 50 years, including pre embargo Cubans. For many years I smoked a Macanudo Café Hyde Park in the morning with my coffee and either a Cohiba Red Dot or Padron in the evenings with a Glenlivet single malt. Bought my smokes at a local tobacco shop. Since I discovered CI and Man O War everything has changed. Now it's a Man O War Virtue in the morning with Gevalia Columbian and a Man O War Ruination with a couple of Dos Equis in the evenings. Wonderful combinations and no intention of changing. Good going CI and A. J. Fernandez.
BA from the Bronx is spot on. Took the words out of my mouth. Virtue is hands down my favorite
wonderful cigar I smoked them all in a couple days
Real nice. Smoked it to the nub. I should have picked up two 5-packs with that great deal I got from MMAO.
Man O War is quickly topping my list of favorite brands, although I do prefer the full frontal assault of the Ruination to the Virtue's mellow flavor. These are great little sticks that are burning an hour plus in spite of looking a little small. Great easy smoke.
got a 5 pack of these as a add on bonus with the black Friday sampler and they turned out to be my favorite of the med-full smokes perfect burn i drive a otr truck so i cant have the distraction of correcting burn issues these and the man o war ruination burn sharp with no issues oh yea and they were might tasty to boot
This cigar has plenty of complexity, despite its mildness (and it is mild, not tending much to medium). I wouldn't like to be without a dime of these in one humidor or another. Will always look for 'em in Joe's daily. By the way, God bless Joe's daily deal, though I have to keep adding humidors to take advantage. Took up cigars in Feb. 2012.
I love this cigar! What a find on a whim when I could no longer get the Gurkha Symphonies. Now the next issue is just being able to keep an eye out for sales to stock up when possible. These smoke perfect on each one I have had, no intermittent burn issues like I occasionally get with Gurkha products, i.e. too tight bad draw, bad burn, etc. What a taste and the wife who rarely speaks up said it really smelled nice. This is a great stick, great taste, great burn, if you like mellow mild cigars this one has it all!!!!
I don't often smoke mild cigars, but I must state, this cigar is fantastic. Every time a virtue shows up in a sampler is a treat. I've smoked about three of these throughout the past couple of years, and every one has been fantastic. The last mild I smoked was a diamond crown, and this blows it out of the water, at a much cheaper price. Again, highly recommended, and AJ's quality is fantastic, perfect roll, perfect burn.
Very nice smoke here. A solid medium body to my taste. Burned evenly with no flame outs for around 1 hr 15 min. Held ash for about 2" at a time and plenty of smoke. Started off spicy, but cooled down in about .25". This was a true finger burner for me and I enjoyed every last bit of it.
Without a doubt my favorite cigar.
A good cigar, but not a great cigar.
I have to say this is one of the more disappointing Connecticuts I have smoked. Don't get me wrong, I have smoked some bad Connecticuts but this is an AJ cigar that requires a high price tag. I have had about 4 of them which includes the latest one from this morning which had almost a year on it in the humidor. The others I made the excuse they may had not had enough time to age but this should have been ready or at least a lot better. I think of the CAO Black or Gurkha Widow Maker connecticuts as being superior to the Virtue. I was still able to smoke it down to about the last 1/3 though; it was not the smoothest or most refined without a whole lot of flavor which is how they all seemed to smoke.
Probably the most flavorful and complex mild to medium cigar I've smoked. I got the Virtues in a sampler, and then got more in another. Now I'm ordering them "standalone". I really like medium to full cigars (the MOW Ruination Belicoso is my favorite), but the Virtue is every bit as tasty and satisfying as the full-strength MOW's. An absolutely outstanding cigar!
Being new to the cigar mania I have tried many mild to medium cigars. Ordered my first Man-o-Wars from CI from the reviews I have read in regard to this stick. I have to say that this cigar ranks right up there in my opinion with the Ashtons and Vegas 5's for me. It was very mild with lots of flavor from the initial light to my finger tips. I highly recommend this selection to anyone who is in the beginning stages of their cigar careers. So get one and fire it up, I think you'll be pleasanty suprised with this entree.
It took me a few tries to truly appreciate these fine beauties. They are now my favorite mild smokes. Mild, yet a variety of flavors are to be found here. Creamy, a touch of sweetness, and with that signature Man O' War spice profile we all know and love. If you liked the MoW Original and Ruination, this really is a no brainer.
I don’t care for mild cigars, and Connecticut wrappers bore me, so I saved this Virtue toro for a calm day, so at least what little aroma it produced would stick around for awhile. Wow, was I mistaken—this cigar has wonderful flavor & aroma. It made my day! I think we cigar smokers tend to go stronger and stronger in search of flavor. But it’s like adding more & more Tabasco on a unappetizing meal to mask its mediocrity. If you start with a wonderfully seasoned dish, it doesn’t need to be stronger to be better. This is how I describe the MOW Virtue. From now on I will keep a supply of Virtue in my humi’s.
We picked these up on a typical CI impossible to resist specials. This is a well made cigar that has no flaws. It is just at that transition point from mild to medium. A good buy at the normal price of about $8.00, but at the $3.50 we paid it is a killer.
Just a fantastic cigar. I really enjoy medium cigars and this one is perfectly medium. Nice pepper when you start, you can even taste it before you light it up. It mellows out but with continued complex flavors for a medium flavored cigar. I'm keeping this one in the humi for sure.
After smoking all the heavier cigars in the Man o' War Box Press Sampler I decided to try this mild rated cigar. Im use to full bodied cigars and would never think to purchase a mild cigar. The Virtue to me was a solid medium and very well balanced. Creamy and peppery. I could not put this nicely wrapped cigar down. What extraordinary flavor. It has a nice kick. I will buy a box of Toros when I have room in my humidor. Man o' War can not be stopped.
Holy smokes!! This MOW lives up to its name. I was hesitant smoking a mild/medium stick as I usually prefer the med/full to full, but lit this up anyways. I've been nothing but impressed with the rest of the MOW stories I've smoked, what the heck. This started off with a bit of pepper but settled in to a very nice experience. Somewhere towards midway through I was getting a little creaminess as well as some body that I didn't expect. The cream mixed with a bit of cocoa that I have not seen anyone describe thus far (admittedly didn't read too far down the comments though). I nabbed that SOB down to one finger and still want more. I will definately keep some of these around for an awesome morning stogie. I can only imagine what my strong coffee will bring out of this puppy... CI's pricing rocks!!! Keep up the great work in 2012 guys. Happy new year!!!
The Man of War Virtue is another of my favorite cigars, but only when I am trying to wake up in the morning with a good cup of coffee. I seem to not care for it, outside morning hours.
The Phenomenal A.J. Fernandez does it again. A great smoke for someone like me who prefers a milder cigar. Well constructed, great construction, good burn and draw all the way through.
Has become one of my favorite "wake up" cigars, with a cup of coffee. Rich, mild and mellow with easy draw that keeps you wanting more and smoking it as far as you can!!
I enjoy a mild cigar from time to time, but this was too mild for me. It weighed light in my hand. It burnt too quick as well. The flavor was amazing throughout, and burned evenly. A peppery finish was exactly what this cigar had and needed. A good morning cigar or a wonderful starter smoke.
Received this jem in a 12 Angrier Men Sampler pack. Definately the highlight of the bunch! Was a long consistant smoke with plenty of flavor and a great draw throughout. I would select this beauty time after time! Thanks Man O' War!
Best Connecticut Ever!! I don't buy milds much. Once in a while I get a mood for them and will smoke them on a morning drive. This morning I pulled the MOW Virtue out that I got in an AJ Fernandez featuring sampler. As I drove and got about an inch in to the toro I got the sense of the strength of this stogie even though it had the creamy flavor I expected from a Connecticut, I could taste and feel some freakin' ligeros in there. I had to pull over and just smoke it. Man this was a danged real cigar! So I stayed there on the side of the road just because it was too good to enjoy just a bit while driving. I even rolled up the windows because the smell was just awesome - bread and floral. As much as I like the Ruination, I like this more. Almost as strong, but definitely mellowed and tempered by that Connie wrapper. This is the Connecticut for the rest of us!
The MOW Virtue is the best mild bodied cigar I've smoked. Tons of flavor which is rare for a mild bodied cigar. Definetly in my top 5 favorite cigars.
Other than an Olivia Connecticut Reserve, I'm not a huge Connecticut fan, but this stick has some real flavor. It has the smoothness of the MOW, with the mildness associated with this wrapper, and not weak at all. I am keeping these in stock for just that reason.
This is a good cigar that burn well and slow, so make sure you have an hour to enjoy this stick. That being said, while the smoke was good all the way around, looks, draw, amount of smoke, and stays on the moderate side all the way to a nub.It would not be a cigar of choice unless I was at a store that didn't have any I really liked. The 5 Vegas Gold Churchill, or one of the habanos are better in my opinion. The one I received in a sampler had a ring size of 50, and I prefer 52 - 56. Even so, I'm glad that CI had this in the sampler that I purchased, since I did enjoy watching how well this cigar stayed even in burn and flavor.
WOW!!!! MOW should be renamed WOW after this one! I got this mixed in with a sampler and gave them about 5-7 days rest (which is unusually short for me). I am not a mild conneticut fan at all. Most just don't do anything for me. I am a 5 vegas "A" and other strong full flavor full body cigar fan (padilla miami, 1932, etc...). So since I was restringing a fence I said "WTH, might as well try this as a yard gar". Well was I in for a surprise. This was excellent. def a mild-med cigar, but with so much flavor. I was impressed to say the least. This was a mild cigar with a fullish type body (smoke was like velvet), and a full flavor taste. This should be in everyones run as a go too for something when you want a mid afternoon before dinner treat!
In my oh-so-humble opinion, this is the absolute best Connecticut cigar available on the market today. This is what I like to call a "full body, mild strength" stick. This stick has just as much flavour and mouthfeel as any full-bodied maduro you've had, but it still retains the typical mild-to-medium nicotine strength you get from most Connecticuts. This is absolute gold for me, because I'm much more interested in FLAVOUR than getting light-headed and nauseous. Don't get me wrong, I like my share of strong sticks, but this baby is all flavour and very little nicotine kick. It's very pleasant. Flavours abound of toasted nuts, spicy cedar, a sweet tobacco, and an incredibly pleasant flavour of vanilla, which is amplified on the retrohale. Buy yourself a box of these in the torpedo or toro size, and I guarantee you'll be happy. If you're not, you can send 'em my way! :)
Started out woody and then mellowed to a slightly-sweet taste near the end. I had to touch-up the burn to even it out near the middle otherwise, nice wavy ash that held on to about 1 1/2" before falling off. This stick had only been in the humidor about 7 days so, might be better later on . . . not much else to add.
I am telling you. This is an incredible cigar. The most exciting and eventful cigar I have ever nubbed. Medium fans will go bonkers
The Man O' War Virtue...just a bit more body than the R.P. Conn., that's it. Enjoy.
Wow, greta mild cigar well made good flavor nice burn cool and smoth to the nub. Got it on Joe's Jam after three days in the humi could not wait since is limited to singles and got 10 on Joe's Jam for a great prices. Burning with my rum and coke (Don Q) best one. Let said this one will be one of my favor mild cigars along with Perdomo Reserve 10 th Champagne great Conneticut wrapers.
Very nice cigar. Burns pefectly with ample flavor. This is the best connie I have smoked.. 90 rating
MERCY!!! First I had the MOW. Then I wanted to try the Virtue. Amazing conneticut, I would take this over any other mild-medium cigar any day!
I got this bad boy in the 12 Angry Men Sampler, and let me tell you. The Virtue is among the better conneticuts I've smoked, definitely enjoyable. It starts off with a good note of pepper, and about an inch in, mellows out just a bit with creamy buttery flavors that I can't describe, and the last third is even better than the rest of it. I was truly impressed with it and will be ordering more.
What a great a.m. smoke! I received these 6/10/10 and they went in the 'dor immediately. Smoked this one 9 days later @ 67% and it was great. Smooth, flavorful, good draw & burn, very enjoyable. Even those that prefer stronger smokes will appreciate this one. I wanted to light another, but no time to do so. It lasted a bit over one hour. Enjoy!
M.O.W Virtue is a very good smoke. It is every bit as complex as described and I thoroughly enjoyed the first one I smoked (the day it arrived). Having said that, I disagree with the gentleman that said it was the best conneticut smoke ever. I like the E.S.V 91 a bit more but I also prefer the M.O.W original over the Ruination, so there's no accounting for taste. I'm gonna herf another one in a few weeks to get the U.P.S off the thing. If there is any dramatic difference, I'll amend this opinion. As always I got a rippin deal from C.I and I'll be combing the Jams lookin for more.
I am a huge fan of the Ruination, so I figure I'd give the Virtue a shot. I am not a huge fan of most mild/medium blends. The Virtue was rather pedestrian with no progression throughout.Granted, I smoked this a few days after I got it. I will let the rest sit in the humi for at least a few months and try again. If you don't smoke cigars often and like a very mild cigar, this might be for you. If you like a full bodied taste, go for the big bro' Ruination.
I have found my favorite new morning cigar. Man O' War Virtue is one smooth and tasty operator. Perfect in the morning with a good cup of coffee. MOW Virtue proves that mild bodied does not necessarily mean boring. There is a lot of flavor packed into this cigar with some very nice white pepper when exhaled through the nose. The burn on all I have had so far has been dead on with no touch ups needed. I found the salomon to be particularly good with a perfect draw. If you like 5 Vegas Gold, Gurkha Park Avenue, CAO Gold or Rocky Patel CT you will love Man O' War Virtue.
Over time I am starting to see my rotation in my humidor turn from a well rounded assortment of treasures to a solitary diamond. Man O' War has definetly won my affection and now as I smoke this new gem and my taste buds are exploding I realize that they have just taken over my humidor. the Virtue is a real prize to be had. Keep it up Man O' War. We love ya!
Best Connecticut out there, period. Eclipses even the Perdomo Champagne and Oliva Connecticut.