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Puros Indios Viejo

A golden oldie.

When it comes to post-SCHIP-era monster deals on long-filler handmades, this one is a candidate for Cigarzilla. With prices that range from $34.99 - $49.99, Puros Indios Viejo feels like the good old days. Fittingly, Viejo means "old" in Spanish....and these puppies are literally just that. Featuring aging you simply can’t buy - these sticks were resting in Rolando Reyes’ aging rooms in Danli for, according to PI president Carlos Diez, "literally 6 years." The blend is composed of top-grade Sumatra wrappers and lush Jamastran long-leaf fillers. So why did Puros Indios release the hounds all at once? To beat the April 1, 2009 SCHIP cigar tax deadline, Rolando wanted to get every cigar in his factory on a boat to America (insert Neil Diamond music here) by March. You and me, well son, we’ll enjoy the benefits of this least for a while.

Look, I know guys are split 50/50 on Puros Indios: some love them, some don’t. But if you’re in the first camp, jump on this now because for one, the price is shaq diesel and for two, the age on this cigar delivers an unmatched experience that’s at once bold and elegant. A medium bodied handmade with an earthy core complemented by a pleasant touch of sweetness. Smooth from beginning to end, given the quality and flavor coupled with the ridiculously low price makes Puros Indios Viejo yet another CI no-brainer deal.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Bronco (Gordo) (6.5"x56)
Pack of 20 In Stock $144.00
save $99.01 69% off
Corona (6.5"x46)
Pack of 20 In Stock $117.00
save $87.01 74% off
Double Toro (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 20 In Stock $150.00
save $100.01 67% off
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 20 In Stock $106.00
save $71.01 67% off
Toro (6.0"x53)
Pack of 20 In Stock $125.00
save $85.01 68% off
Overall Rating 4.17333333333333 out of 5 Based on 75 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Puros Indios Viejo”

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5 out of 5
excellent product.
excellent product. arrived promptly
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar and issues may be caused by smokers on their review.
Cigar is an excellent smoke and well made. The blend is excellent and it is a pleasure to smoke. The issues others have described must be something on their humidor or how it was handled by them. I never had it canoe or burn uneven or break apart straight out of the cello. Always a pleasure to smoke, you'll need to excuse me but my mouth is watering from looking at the picture, going to go light one.
3 out of 5
Poor burn
Puros Indios Viejo has always been my go to brand but this batch has a frustrating uneven burn
5 out of 5
Indios Viejos
I am a cigar cutter, I buy longer smokes and cut them in half. These smokes don't lend themselves well to the practice because of the " chopped pieces", just punch a hole in the end! Enjoyable cigar
5 out of 5
My spouse enjoys smoking these
My spouse enjoys smoking these cigars
3 out of 5
I like them
A decent, large cigar that smokes well and worth the fair price I paid
2 out of 5
Flavor changes from sweet and creamy to yard clippings back and forth the whole cigar
1 out of 5
Poor quality, this time.
I've had these before several years back, and was very pleased with them. Not this time. They were so poorly constructed that the wrappers were "peeling" off when I took one out of it's cello wrapper. After lighting, they canoed so badly that they couldn't be smoked. In the process of returning them after trying two.
5 out of 5
Very solid cigar a good
Very solid cigar a good burn
5 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejo
Is a good cigar, but not consistent, good taste, but some cigar they were dry.
3 out of 5
Decent smoke for the price
These are some average sticks, good even burn. Nothing special just a nice everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Aromatic, flavorful , a really great smoke. When CI brought these back I felt like I won the lottery. My favorite by far
5 out of 5
Fast shipping
5 out of 5
Love this cigar
This is one of my favorite everyday cigars. Great even burn and nice price!
5 out of 5
i like them, my daily
i like them, my daily cigar
5 out of 5
Reach for the green.
A gentle smoke, and a price performer!
5 out of 5
An excellent cigar, well made and smooth
I enjoy this cigar, the wrapper is smooth and stays together, nice nutty flavor, even draw and burns even. I put a second order in for these sticks a week or so ago as my first order is going faster than I intended. Rich and smooth and for the price, you won't be disappointed.
4 out of 5
Puros Indios
One of the "best bang for your buck" cigars out there.
5 out of 5
Love them
Love them
3 out of 5
A good smoke, but falls short of the Reserva Maxima.
5 out of 5
Cigars are choice. Never a
Cigars are choice. Never a problem with you guys.
2 out of 5
Some not great
Some of my batch are rolled so tight they do not draw at all. Sorry
5 out of 5
Price is right!
Pretty decent medium strength stogie. At a buck forty nine each. Not too shabby!
5 out of 5
Enjoying my cigars! Competitive prices!
3 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejo Toro
Goos smoke BUT very tough DRAW. More work that it's worh
4 out of 5
Terrific value!
Terrific value!
5 out of 5
Still one of the best
The VIejo is still the best tasting cigar and best bang for your buck only disappointment is they went to more fill and less full leaf.
4 out of 5
Great cigar, pure and simple
Besides having a great taste and pretty smooth draw, I think this size cigar is perfect for me. Not too big and certainly not too small or thin, it strikes the right balance for a good 75 minute smoke-usually enough time to shake the craziness of the day! Some have been packed a little thinly and I hear where some might be concerned with this being a short filler—sometimes after cutting small pieces come out like a short filled cigar but it smokes and burns nicely. For the price, one of my go to’s!
5 out of 5
Consistantly good. Miss the regular
Consistantly good. Miss the regular green label Indios
5 out of 5
Some things never change-- thank God
I've never had a bad Puros Indios. Ever. Can't say that about a lot of top of the line cigars. This batch was no different, and I bought the bundle for a special occasion, so was lauded to boot.
4 out of 5
Nice for the price
Great every day cigar, consistant flacos.
5 out of 5
Always loved puros indios and these do not disappoint!
3 out of 5
Not bad for the money!
I really enjoy the Puros Indios Viejo line and have gotten the double toro a few times. For some reason these seem harsher than before but are not terrible. Personally I think the Bronco is the best of the line. Burns well, gives you at least an hour of cigar pleasure (remember that when the kids are screaming…) and it’s not expensive. Try some Port with it to cut the harshness—it works!
1 out of 5
Bad draw
I have enjoyed Puros Indios in the past. I thought buying the double toro would give me an even better smoke, wrong! These cigars are very hard to draw, even after rolling between your fingers and putting a poker through them.
5 out of 5
Great service, great cigars.
Great service, great cigars.
4 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejo
Excellent smoke for the price. These are my go to cigars for quick everyday smokes. Great value.
4 out of 5
Surprisingly nice
I was long a fan of Puros Indios in the past, but they dropped from my radar for a bit. Seeing them re-emerge with a slightly different label and a lower price had me worried that they'd slipped in quality. I've smoked about four of them so far and they are consistent, mild medium, with an easy draw and a generally even burn. In short, I'm delighted with this old friend at an even better value.
5 out of 5
Frank McLaughlin
4 out of 5
Decent long filler cigar
Good everyday cigar
5 out of 5
Puros Indios
Have loved this cigar for years, it's an old standby I always always go back to. And such a deal!
3 out of 5
Expectations too high
Many years ago I smoked the Puros Indios brand so when I saw this cigar I expected it to be like the original. The cigar is too mild for my taste. It is well made the draw is excellent burns evenly all the way down and only had to be lit once. If it were stronger it would be excellent.
5 out of 5
Puros Bronco
Great Cigar, burns nice, great flavor. Great Price
4 out of 5
Which "camp" am I in?
A decent enough cigar. The price was right for what you get. There was some uneven burns on a few, but not bad enough to make a big difference. I'd recommend trylng a 5 pack first, just to see which "camp" you'd end up in. I might buy them again if I can't find another decent cheaper brand.
5 out of 5
Great smoke at a great price! My go to cigar!
5 out of 5
Great cigar! Smooth and creamy, nice even burn, good ash, lots of smoke.
3 out of 5
hard cigars
my first 10 I had 3 hard ones non fixable in the garbage they went .LAR
3 out of 5
Used to be a really good cheap, smoke
I’ve been buying these smokes for years. At some point they went from long filler to short filler, and now, although they taste okay, I end up chewing tobacco when I smoke. Not fun.
4 out of 5
Old man
Good medium smoke. Fairly smooth, but the torpedo was the best. No longer available.
5 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejo Toro cigars
Great cigar for way less than other cigars that cost a lot more. This is a great everyday cigar!
5 out of 5
good but not as good
good but not as good as they use to be
5 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejo Toro
they were under-humidified. Honestly would never purchase them again
3 out of 5
not very good, may improve with aging
I've only had one of this bundle and did not enjoy it. I will age these a few months hoping they will improve. I have had other Puros Indios in the past that were a very good smoke
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good value
5 out of 5
Great smoking stick - burns
Great smoking stick - burns well and mild flavor. Great for the beginning aficionados.
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the price?
Great cigar for the price? Good quality, nice even burn, and smooth flavor.
1 out of 5
Robusto size very poor quality smokes, though the Coronas were great.
After enjoying most of my previous order of Coronas, decided to refill my stock with these Robustos. After going through 5 of them that have rested in my humidor, I have yet to enjoy even one. These burn very unevenly, and die out. Totally opposite to my experience with the Coronas, and a total disappointment!
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
Great Cigar!
5 out of 5
Great price-Great smoke
Great everyday smoke. Worth every penny. Can't keep enough in my stock@!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
My go to for the golf course. Slow even burn with a great taste.
2 out of 5
Spitting pieces
Taste OK, short filler means you are constantly spitting out pieces. Not acceptable.
5 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejo Toro
I love this brand, and CI pretty consistently has them at great prices. A really nice balance of flavors - right in the middle of the mild-strong continuum - and consistent craftsmanship. Not too densely wrapped, so they don't take forever to smoke, but not so loose that they burn up in an instant or fall apart before you're done. Nice in several other shapes and sizes (though the Gordo was inexplicably harsh; couldn't figure that out). Heard awhile back they were going out of business, but clearly CI still has some. Hope it wasn't true!
5 out of 5
Great cigars and service.
Great all around!
3 out of 5
Let em rest
Purchasing a fresh bundle didn't bring a smile. The taste is off but I'm not going to fault it right now. It's pneumonia. That tells me the leaf is still green and fermenting. I know with more rest, this cigar will turn into the sweet bliss I used to know. Yes, the bunching is loose but that doesn't bother me. I hate tight draws anyway. I'm putting these to rest for a year or more. I'm sure they'll come out shining brightly at a later date. Fact is, at this price, I may buy a few more bundles and let em to bed.
3 out of 5
Not Bad but
Loosely rolled and poor burn on more than half of the bundle. Flavor was good but construction issues let it down.
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the money
Ditto great cigar for the money
4 out of 5
Great smoke when I can get it!
Great anytime of the day. Normally, good burn and draw, very consistent.
4 out of 5
Good smoke at bargain price
A smooth relaxing smoke. Nice medium flavor for spring enjoyment.
2 out of 5
Not burning evenly. Acts more
Not burning evenly. Acts more like a ' sandwich' of cuttings instead of long leaf.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke for price
Hard to find and always good smoke from my past. So when I find I buy some.
4 out of 5
Puros Feedback
Good draw, but don't burn evenly, compared to the last batch I bought.
4 out of 5
Good cigar and value ...
Good steady cigar. Smoked these for years. Occasional burn issues. When these cigars are set down for a nice nap, they really shine.
5 out of 5
Buy it, age it and enjoy a fine everyday smoke.
Ok so there are a bunch better cigars out there. But this everyday affordable is well built, smooth draw and has more of earthy level of taste. But here is the kicker - keep these in your humidor for a couple of weeks and they become a really great smoke for the money. A little of that home aging seems to make the Indios come along as a much more expensive tasting cigar.
5 out of 5
great cigars
These cigars are just the right blend for my taste and the price makes them an excellent value.
5 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejos by Rolando Reyes
This was my first experience with this cigar. I blindly bought a bundle of twenty, and smoked them for the few that I shared with friends. Jamastran tobacco isn't for everyone, so I wanted their input on the cigar as well. The wrapper felt like velvet; this is a cigar that one could tell had been aged for quite some time. According to the catalog description, the filler (and possibly the binder and outer wrap) had been aged for around six years, so when they arrived, I felt they were ready to smoke and didn't need much, if any, extra time in my humidor. I lit one up as soon as they arrived, and could tell they had enough aging time within the first inch of ash, which is nice compared to receiving them and having to let them rest. As my herfing friends and I experienced this stick, we all concluded that these were delicious smokes, with the Jamastran filler having a taste unlike any cigar we'd had before. The first third had a sourness that wasn't unpleasant and backed off just before the second third, where a creamy smooth flavor and aroma took over. In my opinion, this may be why there aren't very many cigars on the market that use Jamastran filler; most avid smokers don't expect a cigar to start off with sour notes. I, like all smokers, have my "go-to" sticks, but also like to change it up from time to time. Neither I nor my cigar smoking friends had a problem with the first third. It was a newly welcomed experience. Not a single burn or draw issue in the bundle. The sticks felt loosely packed, which I concluded was due to the long aging process. Each could be squeezed on the foot without fear of tearing the wrapper. A very different, yet pleasant smoke indeed. The second third brought out the innate flavor even more. Soft on the palate, the Viejo filled the room with a surprising sweetness that made these a joy to smoke. During the final third, strength picked up a bit without losing the sweet flavor. Creaminess was still present, and the cigar remained cool; it wasn't a lip burner. With this blend, you won't have to sacrifice smoothness for strength. While being quite a different smoke in terms of taste, it was a truly enjoyable smoke with no burn or draw issues. If you are looking for consistency and something a bit out of the norm, I highly recommend the Puros Indios Viejo.
5 out of 5
Puros Indios Viejo Corona
This is a favorite, not overpowering, and it goes great with a glass of red wine while working on my crpytograms and sudokus.
Customer Testimonials
Enjoyed them. Good cigar for the $. Would buy again.
Like many others that have written reviews on Puros Indios, I am a true fan. I have a lot of cigars, I love cigars. Almost all of them cost more than the Puros Indios. That is why Puros Indios is the perfect daily smoke. It tastes great to me, burns well and I can save my money to buy more cigars for my humidor. Perfect.
This a a very decent cigar. Not great but good. These cigars are regular and burn well. For the price these are a great buy.
Great eveyday cigar. Just wish they stayed in stock.
I was fishing on the North Platte two days ago with my 3 rather large nephews. Halfway down the river I pulled out some robustos and passed them around. Overheard another boat full of fishermen remark, "Those cigars smell awesome!" These are great cigars- my taste buds aren't anywhere near as sensitive as the staff dude who thinks these babies turn bitter and then turn back again- I have never noticed ANY bitterness in these, and I always smoke them until my fingers burn. Will definitely order more.
The staff review hit it right on the head.......bitter, tasty, bitter, tasty....all the way through. Smoked it 1 day after receiving a five pack. Gonna let em sit for a while in the humi and see what happens. Construction, on the other hand was flawless. Razor sharp burn, tight ash held on for almost 2 inches. No attention needed whatsoever.
OMG, I am brand new to cigars in everyway with the small exception of the gift cigar every once in a while. I got the Gurkha sample bag and have smoked the "Beauty" first for all of the good reviews. Although the Beauty was good, dare I say not where near as good as these steals. Its not to weak yet not to strong. I wil for sure be buying as many as I can before they are all gone. Thanks CI. :-)
I bought a bundle of the Bronco Natural on a weekly special WOW what deal! after a cpl months rest theses are awesome tasty cigars, smooth, good construction a real pleasure to smoke.
I didn't like these at first, but after a month in the humidor I warmed up to them. I now smoke these after work to unwind. They last me a good hour and provide nice flavor to a cup of strong coffee although the smoke is too harsh for my lungs and I find myself having to wave my hands to clear the smoke from my face. Decent cigars at a really great value.
I couldn't wait for the Puros Indios cigars to be delivered. It is a budget priced cigar so my expectations were not very high. It starts off a little green, but after a while mellows right out. I am sure it will improve as it ages in my humidor. It compares favorably with many of the more expensive cigars. I would rank them in the top 10 of cigars out there. Try them. I guarantee you will not regret it especially if CI continues to offer them at a bargain price!
Fantastic medium-bodied cigar! Puros Indios provides a smooth, creamy, almost vanilla, type finish on the palate. Great smoke for the price!
Awesome cigar from the first toasting stage!! The cedar, tobacco and vanilla cream soda flavors just overwhelm and linger down to the nub. The whole bundle performed just a great and on many, the ash held for almost 3 inches before breaking off. Wow!! I knew Rolando was good, but this goes beyond the call of duty. Will definitely be a staple of my humidor from now on.
Smoking one right now as I write! If you're a regular cigar smoker on a budget, the Viejo has it all. Great taste and not too strong throughout, burns well at a nice price. My neighbor even enjoys the smell! It also does well on a golf course. You won't freak out if you lose it in the leaves b/c you can fire up a new one. Enjoy!
Stumbled onto the Puros Indios Viejo in a sampler and was surprised at how good they were. Then I bought a mazo of twenty Coronas for $35 that came with a torch lighter worth twenty bucks. Deal of the century. I can't remember when a better cigar was available for less. These are already a staple in my humidor. They are a "celebration day" smoke at an everyday price. You can afford to hand these out, but you won't want to. When I am trying a new cigar, I compare it for quality and value to this one. None have come all that close. I like to hand one of these to my $10 per stick boutique smoking buddies at the cigar shop and ask them how the Puros Indios stack up. Surprising well. Three mazos of twenty purchased so far and no duds in the lot. They compare well to the moderately priced Oliva Series G maduro in flavor profile at a fraction of the cost.
Received a bundle today of natural robustos, great smoke.
A great tasting cigar, not a bad deal for a bundle. Downside - This cigar burns uneven and I've been told its due to the hand roll. This has happened with a number of different orders of these Indios Puros, I've watched friends have the same problem during their smoke and I have to admit its a bit of a deal breaker for me.
Cigars can be an expensive lifestyle. For us guys on a budget I think this is the best cigar you can buy for the money. As a matter of fact I think it is better than most cigars that are priced two or three times more. I recommend it as an everyday cigar. Try the Viejos Double Toro.
Picked up some of these "natural" wrapper sticks on sale the other week. The wrappers were about 1/2 a shade of green away from being Candela, and tasted like it. If that's what you like, great! I was hoping for a little more body.
I dont know what you guys are talking about. I definately prefer the private stock after trying that. I regret buying the puros.
A stalwart in my boxes. You can't go wrong here. Great blend, construction and aging for this price. Long live Rolando Reyes !!!
I will just say you get what you pay for on this one. Very happy with my purchases from CI but this cigar really has no taste. Hope they get better with time.
Grabbed a bundle on the weekly special. Just arrived and burned my first one. Very smooth enjoyable smoke at a steal of a price. I prefer a med to full smoke and this was definitely on the low end of the medium scale but a nice draw and lots of smoke. Good to the end. Will be back.
I got a purios indios viejo in the brown bag sampler. Great draw and even burn. Nice spicy bite and lots of smoke. Will order more.
Good smoke. Great value. Med-full flavor. Med strength. Could be smoked daily, but also good enough to be enjoyed as a treat. Yeah, you could spend $6 on a better smoke, but these are plenty good.
Smoked this one in churchill size on the way to work this morning. I received this in a sampler and after a week in the humidity it tastes great. Its not spectacular symphony of flavors that will knock your socks off or anything but it is a good and pleasant smoke. I could see this being a good everyday mellow smoke for me. It is definitely worth giving a try especially at this price point.
Just came in from enjoying a toro maduro. Overall it was a good experience, my first with this brand. Wrapper quality was questionable and I had to cut a little extra so it didn't unwrap in my mouth. (Maybe an inch worth?) Other than that it was quite pleasant. A mild smoke with a good burn. Had about a 2" long ash till it fell. Not my first choice in a cigar by any means, but nor would it be the last.
I used to want to be a rock star. But now that I smoke the PI Viejos I'm too relaxed to bother.
I like all the Puros Indios cigars, but this one is fast becoming my favorite. Even though it is a budget priced cigar, it compares favorably to some more expensive offerings from Puros Indios...I like this one because it has a more...well, "earthy" quality to it. What I imagine American cigars were like in the 19th century right down to the rough construction and clouds of white smoke! Can't go wrong buying a bundle or two at these prices.
I like all the Puros Indios cigars, but this one is fast becoming my favorite. Even though it is a budget priced cigar, it compares favorably to some more expensive offerings from Puros Indios...I like this one because it has a more...well, old fashioned "earthy" quality to it. What I imagine American cigars were like in the 19th century right down to the rough construction and clouds of white smoke! Can't go wrong buying a bundle or two at these prices.
These cigars start out earthy with pepper and leather and end creamy with still a peppery note. Lacking in depth flavor I feel they need to sit and marry in the humidor. However I finished the first right out of the bundle satisfied. Quite an unique cigar with lots of smoke and for the price I feel they are they best bundle of cigars yet, competing with other top quality cigars. Like their cousins, Cuban Aliados, they are hard to describe but somehow enjoyable. I will buy these again and I prefer medium to full flavor.
As my interest of cigars have been growing I have decided to help others pick the right cigar for them by rating every one in my collection. These are my opinions and are not meant to be taken too critically. Scale 1-5 Wrapper: (3) Decent I suppose Taste: (3) What you would expect Burn: (3) Pretty decent burn Feeling: (3) Ahhh, lifes good A perfect 3! Aka, a all around good cigar, nothing really special about it, but no real flaws!
Nice easy burn, good draw, creamy smoke about ahhhh an hour smoke, pleasant, nice aroma, not to strong. constructing at the tip of the cigar was flaky but may have been because of shipping.
So many cigars taste alike and are not memorable. These are unique, and I like them. Yes, the burn isn't always great as the construction is questionable at times, but the flavor is great and nothing in this price range is as enjoyable as these.
I got some of these on sale not long ago and the flavor is GREAT for the price the only issue I have is that the construction is lacking in several areas. I have had several start to unravel after about 20 minutes of smoking and the draw is so loose sometimes its almost unsmokeable. I have a fix for the loose draw, I use the smallest gauged punch cutter I own and that has helped alot. These are really good for the price.
awesome cigar!!! On my 2nd bundle of toro maduros and I'm sold. C.I. is the only ones i've found that carry P.I. for anywhere close to this price. Only problem- like them so much that can't even smoke my "premium" cigars w/o wishing it was a Puros Indios Viejo.
You talk about deals! I'm one of the biggest deal hunters on the face of the earth! If it's cheap and above all a tasty smoke then you can bet that I'm trying to get dibbs on it. I've tried just about all of Rolando's line of bargain priced beauties and Puros Indios Viejo is by far my favorite! I can't believe how smooth this cigar is! Not to mention the taste! Now I've tried some premium and super premium smokes and let me tell you these babies come close if not go toe to toe with the best of them. WOWWWZAAA!
I tried the Toro Maduros. They have a decent burn, and a pretty easy draw. They tend to stay cool pretty close to the nub. To me, the taste is kind of one dimensional, but I do like it for a good "yard gar." I will order more of these.
Ordered 6 x 52 Toro Madoro. I think this would be a good cigar while riding a lawn tractor, fishing trips, golf outings, etc... A better cigar in this price range would be the Bahia Toro Madoro.
Very Nice!! An effortless draw with a cool burn right down to the nub. My wife made the comment that it didn't 'burn' her nose. She wants these as regular smokes for her to enjoy with me. I loved the flavors that were not overwhelming yet enough to enjoy a mild smoke. Only down side is that it doesn't last as long as some. I will most definately make these a main stay!
I've tried these in three sizes and have ordered 8 to 10 bundles. For my tastes, the toro is the best. This cigar has an almost effortless draw and the construction is consistent. I have more expensive cigars in my humi but this one doesn't take a back seat to any of them with regard to taste. PLUS, they are excellent right off the truck.
Nice smooth smoke. Got it in the brown bag special, great deal. I gave it a good 7+/10 overall, with a nice earthy texture, and a bit of sharp 'mocha/java' flavoring. great down to the nub. It gives you a nice smooth smoke with lots of great flavoring. The ash was a little flaky and it burned just a bit uneven but nothing that an novice smoker can't easily keep lit or burning smooth. I was really surprised when I tasted this one, I wasn't expecting it's subtle flavors.
Wow, got this in the brown bag sampler, just lit it up...stunning! Its not the prettiest girl at the prom but boy it has a great burn,smell(cuban smell) and is rich and full flavor in the mouth. I cannot belive the price. Buy 2 bundles and enjoy.
I had this one sitting in my humi for a month. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical. Glad I waited since it came "out-the-box" soft and supple- in perfect condition. My only 'constructive criticism' is that it burned a bit fast and uneven: took me half the time to smoke as other sticks and I was constantly having to ash, which was a bit annoying. All in all, though, this is a quality, soft 'gar offering tons of thick white smoke and a pleasant taste throughout. A great pick for parties, the beach, boardwalks/theme parks, etc. This is one you'll smoke right to the nub!
Wife picked up a bundle of the Media Coronas for me at just a dollar a stick on sale. I mean for this price not such a huge gamble so, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. They are GREAT! Yes, there are a few construction issues here and there but so are there with cigars costing 10 times as much. Starting off mild but quickly deepening to a medium body as you get into the 2nd third, these smokes are extremely satisfying. Decent draw with a good amount of smoke. Wonderful flavor: a little earthy, leathery, quite yummy. I should have begged her to buy 2 or 3 bundles for this price! I see why they were voted No.17 by Cigar Aficionado in 2006. Holy Crap! A top 25 rated cigar for just a buck a stick...I have to go to Confession for stealing :) Been dealing with CI for a few months and could not be happier with their service! This is where you wanna get your smokes, man! ...and on the 7th day Don Pepin said "Go on, take a break, I got it from here"
I remember smoking these at an event a couple years ago and they were darn tasty then too!! I hesitate in writing this review because it will only encourage purchases, thus deminishing supply. Long ashes!
I bought a bundle of 20 Toro Maduros at a very low price from CI. Had not tried the Maduros until the order arrived and was extremely pleased with them. In fact, several of them had bloom upon arrival, which means they had been aged perfectly. This is something that Puros Indios Viejo does very well - aging their cigars! For less than $2 a stick I would highly recommend this purchase.
I was looking for an everyday cigar when I happened upon these. Suffice to say I am very pleased with this cigar. It's consistent with it's flavors and ran smooth to the very end. Alas, I am no longer looking for an everyday cigar.
I don't really agree with most who have reviewed this cigar. I bought a bundle of these trusting the reviews but they did not live up to the expectations. They are a little too earthy, a couple burned very hot. Not pleased.
Absolutely the best cigar for your money. Rolando Reyes does not know how to make a bad cigar.
Medium and smooth all the way to the nub. Lots of flavor, well made. Great smoke for the money.
This is a wonderful example of a well made, good tasting cigar that is affordable enough to smoke on a regular basis. I don't have any cigar smoking buddies to impress with outragously priced cigars, I smoke what I like, and this is definately one of my regulars!
This is a dang good cigar, got 2 in a sampler that had many of the other cheapie brands, and this one stands at the top. While some of the others wasn't shabby you could still tell you where smoking a cheap cigar, wheather it was in the feel, or the flavor. These however feel like any other premium, and have a taste all their own. Mild and buttery smooth these are, and I'm sure glad I tried them cause I'm actually craving a cheap cigar, and thats just dandy...
A very fine mellow Churchill. Lasted through a long walk in the park and a perfect compliment to an espresso afterwards. Enjoyable all the way down to finger-burning level.
I'm one of those cigar smokers in the first camp: I think Don Rolando practically walks on water. This cigar is a lovely thing with a pleasant pre-light aroma and a lot of excellent flavour. What does it taste like? A good cigar, that's what it tastes like. At any price this is an excellent choice. CI makes it simple for us....

Puros Indios Viejo

There are numerous reasons why I like and dislike cigars. Taste, construction, appearance, duration of the smoke, volume of smoke and many other factors determine whether I describe a cigar as a gem or a vomit-inducing turd. Because I grew up in an era where babysitting equated to sitting a little one in front of a Sega or Playstation, I find it difficult to pay much attention. As a result, when it comes to cigars, I cannot have me a stogie that keeps the same flavor from start to finish. That normally is described as “consistency,” but I describe that as “boring”.

Hence, my rant brings me to the Puros Indios Viejo Maduro, a cigar that DOES NOT make my Top 10 nor my Top 100. It’s a cigar that could possibly make samplers titled “Two-buck Chucks”, “Poor Man’s Dessert,” maybe even “Dog Food Frenzy.” With that said, it’s NOT that bad to me! Let’s dive into this menagerie that is the Puros Indios Viejo Maduro so I can let you know why I like it.

Aesthetically, this is kind of like that ugly girl that sits at the front of the classroom but still lets you copy her homework. Not beautiful in a sense, but because of her personality she’s very tolerable. Pre-light, the Viejo has the slightest aroma of basement (certainly not a bad thing) with filler tobaccos hailing from Reyes’ country of Honduras. A natural and maduro Sumatra wrapper is offered on the Viejo, but good luck determining the difference. However, what the Viejo lacks in construction and appearance it makes up for in 5 different size offerings. Because each size tastes fairly similar to me, I will simply rate the Puros Indios Viejo Maduro as a whole, versus an individual size.

The Viejo is fairly light in the hand with a slightly spongy texture. It’s not a real densely packed smoke which provides for a nice rustling of filler tobaccos when the cigar is rolled between the thumb and forefinger (commonly known as the pinch test). The wrapper leaf contains a slight oiliness which gives the cigar a dull shine but also contributes to the suitable construction.

I’m surprised as I light up this ‘gar…a semi-sweet taste, a considerable spice and a plume of white smoke right from the jump. Through the first quarter-inch, I’m exceptionally surprised at the quality of the Viejo. The draw is above par-for-the-course and at this point I’m somewhat taken back at how much I’m enjoying a cigar which, sad to say, I made prior judgments.

But just when I’m about to chalk this one up as a win, disaster strikes and I catch notes of singed cedar and tumbleweed.   Bitterness surrounds the top of my palate about half-an-inch into the cigar and, unfortunately, my preconceived notions of a bargain cigar were proving wry.

This certainly wasn’t an epic failure of a cigar but the urge to put it down was great.   Hence, the very millisecond I had made my decision to abandon my Viejo something happened that tickled my fancy; the cigar regained its original taste! Seriously, it went from tasty, to brackish, to tasty again! Then after a few puffs, the deliciousness turned into bitterness. Suddenly thereafter, it was flavorsome again!!! What the hell is going on!?!?!

This is where the part about a cigar keeping my attention comes in: Combine the good with the bad…and this cigar had me fully entertained! The beginning, middle and finish were back-forth, back-forth, back-forth. Like stated before, not a bad thing if it’s not boring!

Overall, I WOULD smoke this cigar again and I DO suggest this cigar to customers at the CI Super-Store if I feel it will fit their flavor profile. Medium-bodied, fairly flavorful and VERY eventful!

My expert thought for the day: “While reading this, if you pronounced the word ‘Viejo’ as ‘Vee-ay-hoes’ in your head, you’re on the right track. If you’re pronouncing it ‘Vee-joe’s’, you apparently opted to take German as a second language in high school.”