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Nica Libre

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Box-Pressed maduro goodness!

Hand-crafted in Nicaragua, Nica Libre is a veritable candy bar. This blend showcases an aged combination of Nicaraguan long-fillers secured within a Habano binder, inside dark and oily, positively resplendent San Andres maduro wrapper. A classic maduro experience: rich, hearty, and silky smooth. Deep notes of coffee and earth smack the palate in balanced fashion, leaving behind a bold, somewhat peppery aftertaste that lingers long on the palate. A hint of dark chocolate is present during the slow burn, completing an eventful and enjoyable medium-bodied cigar. One of the finest values in a Nicaraguan handmade maduro that you'll find on the market today.

Size
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Churchill (7.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $145.00
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$64.99
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Out Of Stock $21.00   Notify
Corona (4.5"x46)
Box of 20 In Stock $110.00
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$49.99
Corona (4.5"x46)
Pack of 5 In Stock $16.00
Double Perfecto (6.0"x60)
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Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 10 In Stock $90.00
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$44.99
Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $25.00
Robusto (5.5"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $130.00
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$59.99
Robusto (5.5"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $19.00
Toro (6.0"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $140.00
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$64.99
Toro (6.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $32.50
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$21.00
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $150.00
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$69.99
Torpedo (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $22.00
Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 Based on 167 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Nica Libre”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
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5 out of 5
Nica Churchill
Really enjoy the taste. No burn or construction issues.
5 out of 5
Love them.
Great taste, even burning, fantastic price.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke.
Love them,Nice flavor and smoked even all the way down.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre
This is my go to cigar from now on. Shape quality draw, it has it all
5 out of 5
A favorite
Never disappoints, I always keep it in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
My go to cigar that burns and smokes beautifully!
5 out of 5
Hidden treasure
This is a hidden treasure. Very similar to a Patron but not as strong. Well made. Been through 3 boxes and not a bad stick.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre One of My Favorite Cigars
I always look for when this cigar is featured. It is one of my absolute favorites. I tell tell all my cigar smoking friends that they are like smoking a chocolate bar! They are always in stock in my humidor. A fine flavorful and mild cigar.
5 out of 5
good dark smoke
enjoyed a few already nice clean burn and smoke.
5 out of 5
My favorite
This is the perfect size at an incredible price. It's my go to every time.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Toro
Great smoke for price. Burns even with good smoke.
5 out of 5
Smoke em if ya got em!
This is one of my favourites. Lots of smoke...lots of flavor. Peppery on the lips and tongue. And I've noticed that they age extremely well. The longer they sit in a well maintained humidor, the better they smoke. Getcha some!!
4 out of 5
nica libre
good cigar. I have only smoked 3 of them but they burned good and the taste was fine
5 out of 5
Great cigar! Burns well and
Great cigar! Burns well and has a
4 out of 5
Nica Libre and Golf
A smooth and tasty smoke, that’s ideal for the golf course. Will be buying more of them.
5 out of 5
Always a favorite
Nice Libre doesn't disappoint. I've been enjoying these for years and I've never gotten bored. The original is my favorite of all the Nica Libre blends. Cheers!
5 out of 5
Must try
Great smoking cigar
4 out of 5
good cigars
nice tight wrappers, very even burn, good smoke to the end
5 out of 5
Nice sticks for a nicer price
These have been deemed the poor mans Padrons, I wouldn't go that far but they are very good smokes that don't break the bank.
5 out of 5
Consistent.
Consistent.
4 out of 5
Good
I love these cigars. The only reason why I didn’t rate them 5 stars is because there are others I like better.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Flavor Bomb
Really Nice Libre is one stick I come back to often for an every other day smoke. I love that it stays about medium in strength but has a ton of flavor. Beautiful Maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan filler. Always watching for deals on these. Try it, you’ll like it!
5 out of 5
Excellent everyday smoke
Great everyday cigar. Box pressed, packed well,great on the golf course. Friends thought it was much more expensive. C.I. has the best everyday cigars on the market.
3 out of 5
Nice for an inexpensive smoke
When you smoke an inexpensive cigar you sometimes get bitterness or uneven burn or any number of other problems but you don't get that with this stick. The flavor is not highly memorable but it burns well, is nice to look at and doesn't make your mouth taste bitter. This would be a great smoke for playing golf, sharing with your friends who are new to smoking or mowing the lawn. I smoke them while I work at home on the computer (yeah, my wife loves the smell of a good cigar). I'll order these again.
5 out of 5
Found my new Daily smoke!
AJ hits another home run! Just found my new daily go to smoke! this is an exceptional medium bodied gem with plenty of nuances to keep you coming back. thanks CI for such a great smoke at a fair Price
5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised
Pleasantly surprised. I'd put this up there with sticks 3 or 4 times the price. Perfect draw, burn, smoke output and great flavor. I'm impressed.
2 out of 5
Keep looking
In my search for a good side cigar I came across these. Good burn but that’s about it. Not much for flavor and I noticed a flavor I can only explain as Sulfur. Was not impressed. I’ll keep looking!
3 out of 5
A decent cigar at a decent price
At the price offered, I would buy more. A few of them want to "canoe" (burn unevenly ). That's about it.
5 out of 5
Ahhhhh
Nice cigar from start to finish, no problems here.
3 out of 5
Decent
Nice flavor with hints of chocolate. Mild to medium. Good at price point
4 out of 5
As far as cheap cigars go, better than most
A bit inconsistent, one to the next, but overall, pretty good. Hint of chocolate flavor/smell, which is enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre
Could be my new favorite.
4 out of 5
Nica Libre Toro
Nice smoke for the house. Not good in wind, burns way too fast and uneven.
4 out of 5
Tasty
They were very tasty...slow burn...good valve. I’d buy again.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Great smoke for the price
3 out of 5
Not bad
I got these free with my order of a sampler. They aren't bad and quite honestly were better than the ones I paid for in the sampler. I probably won't buy any of them but I definitely wouldn't turn one down if offered one.
5 out of 5
Great inexpensive cigar
The Nica Libre is an outstanding cigar for the price. CI made the process of obtaining them a snap.
4 out of 5
Decent smoke
Good every day smoke
5 out of 5
Great Value
5 out of 5
NLT
Decent smoke. I'm a madura fan.
5 out of 5
Never disappointed
As always, my order arrived on time and in perfect condition. I have never had a bad experience or bad cigar unlike other sites I have tried. Keep it up!
3 out of 5
Nice affordable smoke
Good tasting and great price.
4 out of 5
Not bad.
Decent smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
A really good cigar at a reasonable price.
I really like this cigar. Shipping was prompt and the packaging was perfect. Will def order them again.
5 out of 5
very nice smoke
very nice smoke. easy draw and even burn
5 out of 5
A heavyweight contender!
These are strong and tangy like many super premium blends without the big pricetag. A good solid smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke. Thank you
5 out of 5
great value
Cigars International is a great value, best deals around on top quality cigars
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Toro
Very happy with this cigar as everyday smoker. Great flavorful smoke right to the nub!
4 out of 5
Smooth Smoke
We got them as a bonus for another purchase, but we will get them again. Smooth smoke....perfect for the first smoke of the night.
5 out of 5
Love the Nica Libre brand.
Love the Nica Libre brand. Outstanding cigar for a great price. Always have a box in my humidor.
5 out of 5
Good Stuff
Love it
5 out of 5
Great service
Received my order on time. Website was very easy to use.
4 out of 5
A+
They are a little harsh for my palate.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
These are great cigars! I wish they were on sale more often.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Toro and Bulleit Rye
Great tasting Cigar goes quite well with my 3 finger shot of Bulleit after a hot day at work...setting by the pool around Sunset in Texas...Heehaaw
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Toro
Excellent full bodied smoke.
5 out of 5
good cigar
Great aroma. Burned even and was easy to smoke. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Flat is not bad!
Not Bad for a flat stick. This was a freebie with my recent order and I didn't know they would be box press cigars. I'm not a big fan of box press hence the 4 star rating I gave but with that said I have to say the smokes burned well and for a full body cigar they were pretty smooth. Possible I will by Nica Libre next time I order but it will have to be a Robusto, my favorite type of cigar.
5 out of 5
Never had a Nica Libre I didn't like.
These are so well constructed and have incredible taste. I often wonder out loud why do I buy anything else? In my opinion they are the best cigar for the money around.
3 out of 5
Not bad but so lineal
Not bad but so lineal flavor and strench
5 out of 5
Good
Great smoke easy draw good burn
5 out of 5
Nica Libre
Very smooth smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Great flavor and draw. I'm very happy with this cigar. Definitely recommend to full bodied lovers.
4 out of 5
A good smoke
A good medium body smoke with a comfortable draw.
4 out of 5
Nica libra toro
These came to me as a promotional give away when I bought a box of Ashton VsG. To my surprise they when quite good. A mild smoke and a moderate burn. The outer wrapping was a bit strange as it looked like leather. I'd buy then again.
5 out of 5
Thank you cigars international!
Was not expecting a free 5 pack to become my favorite cigar. The Nica Libre Toro was magnificent. Spices underneath sweetness. Good flavor from start to finish. Will be ordering these soon.
4 out of 5
Nice all around cigar
I really didn't find myself 'loving' this cigar, however, I 'liked' it quite a bit. I was never over- or under-whelmed by it. Nice wrapper, filler and binder what is put together well will never go out of style. Smooth and fairly balanced... front end full and back end very full.
5 out of 5
I enjoyed every minute of
I enjoyed every minute of it
5 out of 5
NICA LIBRE
GOOD CIGAR---- BUY FRQUENTLY
4 out of 5
Good cigars
Nice tasted and smoked good
5 out of 5
Nicola libre toro
Smooth stick especially with a double shot of cognac
2 out of 5
Not my choice
Good touch and feel I can see how this would go well with your favorite coffees but this one just isn't for me.
5 out of 5
A Welcome Blip!
Received a box pressed toro from a grab bag and to my great delight was an extremely enjoyable cigar! Construction and flavor for a lower end stogie were spot on. I'm sure it is possible to be unlucky and receive a dud here and there, but this one was worth the 5 stars. I'm definitely keeping them on my "Cigar Radar"!
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
If you really think it will taste like a candy bar, you will be disappointed it tastes like a really good cigar
2 out of 5
Okay Start, Terrible Finish
As you light this cigar it shows promise, but about the time you expect the good flavor to kick in it becomes almost un-smokable. I've tried this cigar on four different occasions with the same result. I could only handle half of the last cigar. I'm going to let it sit in the humidor and see if it gets any better.
5 out of 5
Always tasty
I've tried many and I am always pleased with the Nica Libre
5 out of 5
Great puffs!
Great deal on my box and a roll of seconds, absolutely the best!! Had to endulge as soon as they arrived.
5 out of 5
Price is right!!
My "go to" daily smoke. Never lets me down. Price is right
3 out of 5
Big Box pressed fan
Big Nica fan wanted this size as a dog walker. Not as good as other sizes. Had a hard draw and a little harsher taste. I'd likely stick with robusto or larger, bot not the double.
5 out of 5
To share with others
If you like Padron Anniversaries you'll love these to share not your Padron Anniversaries
4 out of 5
My Everyday smoke.
I've smoked NicaLibre for years and have really enjoyed them. But recently there have been construction issues. It seems they have two different people rolling the Toros. Because some burn perfectly but other burn lopsided and draw much harder. Otherwise I love these smokes.
5 out of 5
Sleeper...
Surprisingly tasty and enjoyable cigar for a great price. Definitely worth a look!
3 out of 5
Not Bad
Not a bad cigar just a little strong for my taste.
5 out of 5
My Favorite Smoke!
One of my favorites. Burns straight and delivers flavor and a really thick, cool smoke. I grab them whenever there's a deal to be had. I have some Gurkhas and Rocky Patels in the humidor right now, and I keep coming back to the Nica Libre's. I smoke them and drink strong coffee while fishing, and I love that they are so well constructed that they don't flake or tunnel or require any relighting. I have never had a bad one.
2 out of 5
What Happened?
I've been buying these for about 4 years and there has been a vast departure in flavor since my earlier purchases. It became really noticeable about a year and a half ago. At one time these were my favorite everyday cigar. The taste was as described. Now, they' no longer have that good oily wrapper, and the flavor is for the most part not even close to the former product. I have kept buying them in hopes of finding them back to the level cigar they used to be. Think I'm going to stop trying. Very disappointing.
4 out of 5
Lots of flavor for the money.
I'm not always a fan of box-pressed cigars but I do enjoy these. These taste great, lots of flavor--especially in the retrohale. They can at times burn somewhat unevenly but it isn't much of an issue. At this price for the flavor they deliver it's a solid cigar.
3 out of 5
Ok cheapo
Medium quality cheap cigar. Ok for everyday.
5 out of 5
No brainer
Buy it or be left out! Adios amigos!
4 out of 5
good cigar
first one was great - second one, not so great - third one, pretty good - sooooooooo - - - ?????
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Very good, will purchase again
5 out of 5
Great box pressed
I'm a big fan of box pressed and these are my favorite and a great buy for the price. Don't need to spend more for a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Very good
Closest taste I have found to an annivesario so far. Definitely not as full bodied as the padrons but still very tasty. will be buying more of these soon!
5 out of 5
Nica Libre ....... Great Cigars
My Son introduced me to Nica Libre about 5 years ago and have been buying them since. Great cigars, very tasty with coffee and assorted beverages. Has a spicy chocolate flavor to me. I look for them every time free shipping is available. Thank you C.I. for your customer service. Have tried other companies but you seem to have your act together. L.C. from Arizona
5 out of 5
nica libre
closest thing yet that I've found to the Ghurka Viper, which is no longer being made.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I really enjoy the Nica Libre. I purchased the Churchill size, I use a straight cut and get a open smooth draw every time. Almost always get a nice straight burn, and the box press shape makes holding onto them in these colder months that much more easy.
4 out of 5
Good Value, good smoke
On a friend's recommendation, I bought a 5 pack of Nica Libre robustos and a 5 pack of churchills. The cigars in both packs were well made. drew well, and had a characteristic Nicaraguan flavor. I thought they were a very good every day cigar. I will buy more
4 out of 5
Big on flavor!
These are pretty darn good, lots of flavor, a bit more than just medium-bodied and well-constructed. I'm not entirely in love with the box-pressing, but I can live with it. I'll be buying these again.
4 out of 5
B. Dausman
When first delivered the sticks were very dry and undesirable. Was disappointed about that. After a few days in my humidor they improved a lot. Enjoy the taste and aroma of this brand.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Smooth great flavor I'm a golfer and this is a 3 hole cigar
3 out of 5
No caps equals a ruined cigar!
I hate nothing more than a cigar with a cap that comes off while smoking it. My first box was wonderful. My second box the roller must have had a bad day. Caps on most of the box came off ruining a good smoke. I will not be ordering this again!
5 out of 5
Bought for a friend. He
Bought for a friend. He likes them.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre toro
Medium full cigar with loads of flavor. Benefits from time in the humidor.
5 out of 5
Treat
The Nica Libre is a real treat of a cigar. For not a whole lot of money you get a very good smoke. I will continue to buy this very reasonable smoke.
4 out of 5
Good every day Cigar
Good every day cigar. They burn nicely, good construction. Has a bite towards the end but it's a good cigar.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Well balanced and burns well ROTT. In 6 months these will be AMAZING!
4 out of 5
Great budget smoke
While I would not label this as a Padron killer, it does stand well enough on its own. Bold pepper flavor and sensation to start with that calms down into a great medium body/flavor cigar. Nice hints of chocolate and expressor. I'd buy them again.
4 out of 5
Nica libre
Nice, smooth , smoke- a good balue
5 out of 5
Nica libre
They are consistent. Great value.
5 out of 5
Outstanding!!!!
Outstanding!!!!
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Like the size, flavor and press…..good cigar for the price
3 out of 5
Dark
The cigar is mild to full in my opinion and has a long lasting flavor without the bitter after taste which some full cigars can have.
4 out of 5
good for the money
good for the money
5 out of 5
. By AJ Fernandez, the best value i have ever had in a transitional stick. They came perfect out of the box, I hope they never stop making these.
This is my daily go-to gar now
4 out of 5
Great smoke for the price.
Love this brand for the consistency and price
4 out of 5
Can steal these on Cigar Bid
Really enjoy these. Got four of the sampler 5 packs (one of each size) on CBID for $33...you do the math. Won a couple other bids and for $6 and change shipping, these were a steal. At my door in 2 days. CI & CBID rock! Not a big box pressed guy but these are a worthy smoke for the price, great for the golf course.
1 out of 5
NOT a vertible candy bar
Not happy with the flavor or the quality of this cigar. The flavors cited in description are not present either in the cigar itself or the aroma. I use a punch and the cigar STILL comes apart leaving parts of the wrapper in your mouth within the first five minutes.
5 out of 5
Excelent
Excelent
4 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Solid smoke
5 out of 5
The cigars were wonderful, hey
The cigars were wonderful, hey I could use some more, my buddies loved them.
5 out of 5
Underrated.
Seriously can't beat this smoke. Very underrated.
5 out of 5
My go to smoke
Cant beatthe smoke for the price!
5 out of 5
Great cigar, perfect size, lots of good smoke.
I live these Nica Libre Coronas. They have become my go to smoke. They are always constructed well, consistent flavor and very tasty.
4 out of 5
Dark
It has a mild flavor and appears to become stronger yet smoother as you smoke.
5 out of 5
Full of flavor
My go to cigar as I just can't get over the flavor and the enjoyment of these. It's a darker looking cigar but the body is medium and full of deliciousness. You can regularly find 5-20 packs for very low cost compared to other places.
5 out of 5
Nice
For the price is a nice cigar, I like bigger ring size. Seem to be smoother
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Toro
These sticks have the perfect taste and are the easiest smoke. I can do these everyday and for the cost, you cannot go wrong. Coupled with CI's customer service support, the combination of these sticks and CI leads me to nowhere else but here.
2 out of 5
Not the same cigar it used to be
Not ready to smoke right out of the box. First couple inches are rough and too peppery. Going to leave them sit in the humidor a few months, maybe that will help.
5 out of 5
An excellent everyday cigar.
This is a very good alternative when I don't want to smoke one of my more expensive cigars. A very good cigar for the money.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre
Nica Libre Corona is just the perfect small cigar. I buy several cases at a time and my friends enjoy all the time.
5 out of 5
Great cigar.
Construction is perfect. Burned super even. Goes great with coffee, and beer (like all cigars)
5 out of 5
Good cigar alot of flavors in this one very surprised
Wow i was not expecting this cigar to be this good. got this in a bundle and left it last since i never heard of it before. it lit perfect first inch was easy going with alot of smoke and good chocolate over tones and a ton of smoke, then i started to get a little pepper on the retrohale. closer to the middle the pepper was getting more intense but not over bearing at all as the maduro kept it sweet then all the flavors kicked in coffee chocolate and a good spicy flavor as i finished it. i only had to relite it once because i was playing bocce and let it sit for awhile. but all in all this was more cigar than i thought. i will buy more.
2 out of 5
Eh.
Not really up to what I expected. Mediocre construction and mediocre tase.
4 out of 5
Great cigar for the money.
Great cigar for the money.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
Great Service!
4 out of 5
There OK
Good change of pace cigar. I prefer 5 Vega Gold Nuggets but these work as a substitute
4 out of 5
Nica Libre
Nica Libre is an attractive cigar with a bevy of chocolate-like flavors that you might expect from a cigar this dark. The draw is stellar, the construction is fine, and they are surprisingly easy to smoke very quickly. Money well spent. Are there better cigars out there? Sure. For the money? Now that's a wrapper of a different color.
4 out of 5
Strong & Smooth
I enjoy these sticks they have a strong but medium taste that only gets better as they age ad burn. Great with a nice cognac or dark rum.
5 out of 5
Inca litres are an awesome surprise
Smooth and creamy with great flavor. Smokes beautifully and stays lit. couldn't be happier. better than thrilled with these. better than cigars costing 3x the cost. I will definitely be keeping these on my favorite list.
1 out of 5
Dry as a bone
The cigars were received so dry, they couldn't be smoked. I will let you know once they sit in my humidor for a while.
5 out of 5
Consistently great!
Nica Libre never disappoints me, unlike my wife and dog. Instead, this smoke always treats me with respect and love. Smooth and consistent always.
5 out of 5
As always, fast and seamless
As always, fast and seamless
2 out of 5
Mediocre
I was not particularly thrilled with this cigar, and don’t think I’d order it again.
5 out of 5
Smooth Cigar
Smooth and tasty cigar
4 out of 5
Smooth, but thick. Worth a try.
Got these in a sampler. This is one smooooth cigar, great taste, but it is thick. Try this out if want something different.
5 out of 5
It is a good eving
It is a good eving smoke.
4 out of 5
great choice
Smooth but thick taste
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Robusto
Excellent cigar
5 out of 5
Smooth rich !
Was not a favorite dark cigars but after trying it . Wow! Purchase 20. Love them ...
5 out of 5
Where'd My Socks Go!
Caution: duct tape socks on before enjoying as this gem will knock 'em off. I've been lovin' me some Nica Libre for years now. Smooth, consistent and reasonably priced. Get some-and extra duct tape.
4 out of 5
Good stick.
The flavor is full, but not overpowering. The aroma is inviting and pleasant. I particularly liked this paired a glass of Fire Jack - excellent contrast in flavors.
5 out of 5
Nica Libre Torpedo
My go too cigar
3 out of 5
Good Every Day
Very nice and I felt the cigar was slightly stronger than advertised which for me is better. Cigar is attractive, tastes good and has a loose draw offering a dense draw. A lot of smoke which I also like. I give it three stars because I give the CAO Brazilia four and Padrons five.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
I've had a cigars like wine from different regions, I give them a friends and they are like nice. I have been buying them for awhile and will keep on. Thanks.
5 out of 5
Great flavor and smoke for the price
Burned perfectly and was good throughout
5 out of 5
nica libre churchills
the best cigar for the money. Every once in a while, I find the flavor or the value in a cigar. This one has both! I prefer the pressed cigar, and they are always fresh when I get them from cigars international. well worth the money.
3 out of 5
Thsi is a GOOD cigar! NOT a Padron by any means. Wish it wear less expensive,
This is a nice cigar. Many people feel that this is similar to a Padron. I don't agree. Padron is one of my favorite cigars and a Padron is far better than a Nica Libre. That being said, I think that Nica Libre is a very nice medium strength cigar with a nice flavor. When I rate anything, I factor price into the mix. So, I give this cigar a 3 star rating, which means GOOD! I would have given it 4 stars if the price were lower.
3 out of 5
Mica Libre Robusto
They were average in taste. Preferred the JAVA Robusto by Drew Estates.
5 out of 5
Excellent
my favorite go to cigar. Nica Libre is a satisfying everyday cigar. I consider this cigar to be as good as most 90 + rated cigars. Great draw, even burn, smooth and tasty. If you like a maduro then you will love this one!
5 out of 5
nice
great smoking cigar
3 out of 5
Matt Levito
Overall the cigar was a disappointment. Burned way too fast. Loose construction. Won't buy again
4 out of 5
Great combination of price vs value
Though I am not a big fan of box pressed cigars, these came at the right price via the Daily Deal. Very nicely constructed with a Goldilocks draw. The Maduro/Habano combination of wrapper and binder makes for a unique flavor that for me was very enjoyable. An above average smoke for the price paid.
4 out of 5
An amazing budget AJ stick!
Smoked one of these yesterday that had a tight draw. It was not producing smoke and had trouble staying lit. Rather than give up I used my cutter to lop off about an inch of length from the foot, mentally scolding the bonchero from afar. Afteward, BAM, exactly as the great AJ Fernandez intended! Thick billowing smoke. Notes of coffee, mocha, and superbly aged and cured tobacco. Absolutely stellar. The remainder of the truncated stick was 100% top shelf, to the degree that the minor surgery was totally forgiven. A masterwork of tobacco blending and aging. Anything AJ produces is worth your time and money, making this stick an excellent choice if looking for a flavorful budget AJ Fernandez cigar. Buy them! Removed 1 star due to the construction.
5 out of 5
I received what I purchased
I received what I purchased and in a timely fashion. No problem.
3 out of 5
Smooth draw, good even burn,
Smooth draw, good even burn, churchill great size,Price was good
5 out of 5
Big Bang For The Buck
Great Cigar Always burns even with a good draw. Very flavorful with coffee, earthy, and pepper notes. One of my top five cigars.
5 out of 5
Best Cigar for the Money Period.
My wife and I love to have a Dirty Martini and a Cigar at night. Of all the cigars we have smoked, the Nica Libre Corona is our favorite. It is mild, easy draw and great taste.
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Nice looking cigar. Very light with a too-easy draw, with tons of creamy smoke. Cocoa and a bit of leather flavors. Seemed to smoke a bit fast, but overall very enjoyable. Mild to Medium, no real harshness and a pleasant taste on your palate afterwards. Yumm!
One of the best cigars I got in the Brown Bag sampler. Going to buy a box of 20 ASAP. Good flavor, and well worth your money. I give it a 9.5 out of 10....
Ok, a cigar snob I am not, but this stick(1900 box pressed) is as close to a Padron as I have experienced in my 45 years of smoking every cigar under the sun. It may not be crammed and as dense as a Padron, but it also doesn't cost nearly as much either. I shall dub it (A Working Man's Padron) and that is good enough for the vets I hang with. Buy it, try it and enjoy it or shut up and move on!! OOOOOORAH...
As an addendum to my previous review, this stick had me jogging to the tool shed to retrieve my needlenose pliers so I could enjoy every last puff of what could be described as a crescendo of flavor that I haven't had in a value smoke in a long time.
Half the fun of cigar smoking is trying out different brands. So once I ordered 2 sampler packs of various brands. As I tried each sample pack, my goal was to keep the band of the one(s) I really enjoyed. After the samplers disappeared, I was left with 2 bands from the 2 packs. They were both Nica Libre's. I never had the pleasure of a Padron, perhaps one day I will treat myself, but in the meanwhile, I will stick with these. Never caught them in a retail store, but that is OK, too. Only one thing better than an inexpensive cigar, is one that is a good inexpensive cigar. This one fits that bill.
Love these cigars. The box press style gives a conversation starting look and they are just great smokes.
I just smoked one of these I received in a sampler, though mine had a torpedo end to it. I picked out of the humidor not knowing what to expect and not expecting much as it was a something to puff on while working on a garage project. I was surprised by the good flavor right off the bat. I'm no expert, but I'd say a little like coffee and cocoa. The burn was even and the draw was good, maybe just a little tight. It might have been my fault for paying too much attention to my project and not enough to the stick, to the cigars credit, it stayed lit for some long periods of inactivity, but in the latter half the draw grew tighter and smoke less plentiful. Given the other positive reviews and how surprising the first half was, I'd definitely pick these up again and devote a little more attention to it the second time around.
I laughed out loud as I read the review from DW of Tunkhannock, Pa. His clever, if not too subtle suggestion of all the hyperbole surrounding most accounts we read on these pages, has a ring of truth. I too am leery & truth be told, very guilty of gushing forth high praise, reinforced with descriptive language & impossibly high rating numbers. In my defense, if I don't care for a certain blend, I rarely use the review method to torpedo it for all to see. After all, others may like it a lot or just have a very different palate than my own. Rather, I seek to inform those fullheads, who like me, enjoy a good full bodied vitola at a Joe 6-Pack price. When I find that blend, I tend to sing it out to the high heavens. Nica Libre certainly fits that description. It comes from the mind of THE Master Blender, IMHO. It's darn good & unbelievably, it's doggone inexpensive! $2.50 IS most reasonable in this day & age, for a dynamite box pressed corona of this pedigree, that delivers in a big, big way. Even the massive Gordo is a mere $4.50/stick. If AJ hadn't already made Diesel & its incomparable Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper an everyday affordable delight to the senses, Nica Libre would be my favorite maduro. I'm a big sucker for Mexican tobacco & adore the San Andres Maduro skirt NL proudly wears. Marrying that to a Habano binder reeks of genius. Fill 'er up with Nicaraguan ligero long fillers & what do you get? A damn good maduro stogie that could easily command twice the asking price. It's no wonder I & many others go off like bottle rockets, when we attempt to hammer out the sheer glee we feel, on our PCs, over the virtues of such a cigar. All rhetoric aside, Nica Libre deserves, no it demands your attention. Dally forth & try a fiver. See if you don't at least, partially agree.
I got a box of the Churchills and I'm having a hard time finishing them. They just don't have good taste. They burn hot and uneven. Not a virtual candy bar as described!....Very disappointing!!
Just got some figurados. Nica Libre is generally a good smoke and this was no exception. Well made, good draw and nice white ash. The taste was pretty good. I give this smoke two thumbs up.
I just tried one which I received in a sampler. I must say I was slightly disappointed. The cigar itself wasn't bad as the flavor was slightly stronger than medium in my opinion but still enjoyable. The disappointment came in that I was hoping for more hints of coffee flavoring and perhaps a lighter medium flavored cigar as advertised. And perhaps, this was just a bit of shock as it's still in the a.m. and I lit one up during the morning walk of my canine buddy. While I haven't tried the Padron other gents are talking about, I think I'll at least stick to the Tabaks I have in my humi.
How many brands of cigars are out there ? A bazillion? I find it hard to believe half the hype and claims made about cigars on C.I, or other retailers, or youtube or wherever. So it was with a fair amount of indifference that I bought a 5ive pack of these so-called Nica Libres based entirely on the weekend special price and the 'medium strength meter' in the online description. Holy Jayzus, how lucky I am to have stumbled on these. ( Insert the last two reviews of BB from Loveland here). I let these rest for a few days before lighting one up and sat out on the porch on this cold December day with my dog and a dram of bourbon. A thoroughly enjoyable smoke. The mailman then arrived and handed me the latest 'catalog' from C.I. with an even better deal for Nica Libre on the back cover! Kismet...
If you ever wanted to see what it would be like to smoke a T-bone steak, well this is it. Incredible!
Got ten of these Toro size guys on a Joe's Daily Deal-Free Shipping thing on an e-mail awhile back. The six I've smoked so far have been really tasty, almost flawless burn line, stunningly good draw and the sharp box-press design is unique and likeable. Have never been overly keen on the cigar shapes out of the 'norm' like the Box Press -- Salomon -- or Triangular Torano's but I find these to be just dandy!
Stop trying to make this a $15 cigar. It is in fact, a great every day cigar for those who enjoy the Nicaraguan style. This a must have as an everyday value cigar.
I adore good, inexpensive cigars. There aren't that many around. But I have found several that are a regular part of my rotation. Nica Libre is one of them & stands as the best sub $3.00 medium bodied maduro, in my estimation. It's consistent, loaded with flavor & rivals sticks costing twice as much or more. This proud blend from the genius of AJ Fernandez joins Sancho Panza, the Connecticut mild bodied winner, the incomparable Diesel, the full bodied maduro champ, Estd. 1844, another medium maduro & Diesel Hair of the Dog as the full bodied Habano topper. Abel certainly has left his mark on this short list of affordable, delicious vitolas. Try Nica Libre & all the above mentioned blends & see why I consider them all to be treasures in the world of good stogies.
I am new to cigars and have only tried a few maduros, I have to say this one is my favorite. Someone compared it to a candy bar, and I have to agree. Really does seem chocolaty and creamy, but also a hint of coffee. Got one in a sample pack and loved it. The next week ordered a 5 pack. Hoping a box of these show up for my birthday or maybe under the xmas tree.
Surprisingly a good morning cigar, stands up to & balances Nescafe Clasico black well. A good price. Buy!
A fantastic stick to smoke at a great price. Has a nice pepper taste to it. Highly recommend to all.
Nice cigar. I had my first one this evening with a beer and I smoked it to the nub. I like the taste and also the billowing smoke with each puff. Good taste. I will buy some more as soon as I have room in my 3 humidors. Overall, you can't really compare it to an expensive Padron, but hey - it's a good "fix" and got the job done. I have no complaints.
Great consistent smoke! I enjoyed this baby while fishing in Canada and I must say it was one of the best smokes I have had in a while. The draw and taste was great throughout and the only reason I stopped smoking it was due to smoking it all the way down to my fingers. It never got hot, the burn was even and it was delight to enjoy!
Taste was o.k. but they burned unevenly.
Great smoke, excellent burn and taste. One of those I keep in the humidor for that occasional break for a different smoke.
Nica Libre is a very well thought out cigar. Highly recommended to anyone seeking an everyday cigar at a great price!
Let me start out by saying that I love Padron cigars. Having said that, the Nica Libre is my favorite Maduro and also my go to cigar. The thick creamy smoke and the effortless draw and complex flavors and of course price is why I choose this fine cigar!
I'm a Padron fan also and, I feel, the Nica Libre does offer some of the flavors of the Padron 1964. The updated product look doesn't matter to me because the blend is the same. Consistent, flavorful and easy on the wallet.
many times when I are researching a cigar to possibly buy, I look to see if BB of Loveland, OH has reviewed it. He and I have very similiar taste in cigars, and I have found his reviews to be very useful. Now let me say that these Nica Libres are a very good cigar at any price, but when I can get them cheap, it's a fantastic value. On a previous order, at the end I had a chance to buy a ten pack of the Toro size for only 17.50. lI had smoked a few of these in sampler packs and really liked them, and now love them at only 1.75 apiece in the Toro size. I love box pressed versions of cigars, and everything about this cigar is top shelf. I just came inside from spending an enjoyable hour with one of these Toro sized Nica Libre. I would have ordered more of them on my latest order, but I simply don't have room in my humidors right now, maybe next month. These are cigars I really want to keep in my personal stock. It's medium bodied in my opinion with plenty of flavor. I am not one to be able to pick out all the little aspects of a cigar, I just know what I like when I put the lighter to the cigar. Thank you CI for having this great cigar at a fantastic price. I will definitely be buying more of them.
It pains me to see the rhetoric about Padron vs Nica Libre rearing its ugly head so soon. There will be much fan mail forthcoming, mostly total praise for AJ Fernandez's master stroke of genius. But some will play the Padron card, as we have already seen. I'm a big Padron fan myself, yet logic dictates that when faced with a choice of buying one excellent Padron cigar or Five delicious Nica Libres, .....well, you know which I choose. Now, on to the business at hand, praising Nica Libre for the tremendous pedigree & unprecedented value this blend represents. For two bones & change, you can lay hands on the finest Box Pressed Maduro Robusto available this side of Padron. Loaded with medium bodied flavor & the distinct smoothness AJ Fernandez blends are famous for. Tastes of cocoa, caramel, anise & expresso boldly flow from the luxurious billows of smoke Nica Libre emits. Complex, bold, yet civilized. Construction is very good, consistent, yielding a 40 minute experience. It is true that these are not overstuffed, but don't mistake that for slipshod workmanship. It is part of the plan & it works perfectly. All things considered, my favorite Maduro cigar. Highly recommended & highly rated. 92/100
The new packaging looks nice, although a bit reserved for a cigar that is anything but ordinary! At the end of the day, you will be buying this cigar because it is truly an amazing cigar regardless of price. I'm on my second box and I'm so impressed with the overall quality of this cigar! The draw, burn and flavor are "world class"! I believe this is one of the best cigars in the world, regardless of price! As a cigar smoker for over 20 years, I find this cigar a treat every time I light one up. Hints of coco and nuts coat the pallet; billows of smoke enhance the flavor and overall experience of this virtual candy bar! After my first box, I found myself craving more. Do not hesitate buying these...they are tasty treats that deliver on every level.
I'm a Padron Fan, These AREN"T for me! Light in the hand, soft and spongy, they burn hot and fast. Flavor is minimal. this might be an acceptable $1 cigar, but save your money for a better deal.
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