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Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project

Telling the Genesis story with just two paragraphs - or even three - is extremely difficult. Not to mention, it can’t possibly come close to doing the cigar and its creator justice. Genesis deserves pages of praise, but catalog pages cost a whole lot of money, so our space here is limited. That said, here’s the skinny.

Genesis is a small-batch super-premium, meticulously hand-crafted by Ramon Bueso in Honduras. Who is Ramon Bueso? Trust me when I tell you he isn’t some ho-hum street corner vendor. Quite the opposite, in fact, Ramon has been an integral player in the cigar industry for nearly 4 decades. Since 1977, Ramon has been honing his mastery of cigars and has perfected every facet of cigar production. From grower to roller to master-blender to factory supervisor. Early in his career, Ramon Bueso was vital in catapulting the legendary Villazon factory to new heights, working alongside cigar legends Frank Llaneza and Estelo Padron, and producing some of the world’s biggest and most successful blends in the process. Blends you enjoy early and often, from the likes of Hoyo de Monterrey, Excalibur, Punch, and so much more.

Truth is, Ramon’s mind and hands have created more brands and blends than one can accurately count, let alone imagine. But this....this is by far his most irresistible creation yet. His raison d’etre, if you will. Genesis began as ‘The Project,’ a limited production, local favorite exclusive to the Honduran market, mostly used for gifts and events. Now available on a grander scale, the Genesis is ready to make its mark. The lush, well-aged tobaccos used to craft Genesis deliver a scrumptious and complex medium to full-bodied bouquet. An exceedingly complex core of vintage long-fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras, including select ligeros, visos, and secos. This complex recipe is expertly blended, secured inside a feisty Jamastran binder, then cloaked by a dark and inviting, triple-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper boasting gorgeous oils. From the very first puff, it’s clear this cigar is something special. Each Genesis wastes no time asserting its distinct array of eventful profile. Thick and creamy flavor coats the palate, dusting the taste buds with hearty notes of espresso, roasted nuts, earth, and nutmeg. The finish is long and savory, offering a unique spicy-sweetness after each puff. Complex, yet highly refined and skillfully balanced, Genesis is a mere peak into the window of Ramon Bueso’s extraordinary talents. Genesis The’s just the beginning.

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Overall Rating 4.63522012578616 out of 5 Based on 159 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project”

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3 out of 5
middle of the road
it finished nicely and burned ok. maybe i should have let it rest as i took it out the sampler pack straight from the mailbox. full flavor with plenty of smoke. a little hot but ok.smoke time about 1 hour and 3 shots of Crown Black.
5 out of 5
A HIdden Gem
Genesis the Project is another hidden gem of a cigar to be found only at Cigars International. It is similar to Ramon's Olancho, which is another fine cigar selling for a price far below its value. There's no excuse for not trying this cigar. In my opinion it is the equal of the Liga Privada #9. Honesty, it's that tasty. And it's a third the price. Perhaps making this cigar unique as well as delicious is the rare binder leaf - a Honduran Jamastran. How often have you seen that? The Project doesn't start out wowing you. It's one of the many that take 5 minutes to develop, so be patient. Once it does develop, it gives you dry earth, baking spices, chocolate, coffee, and cream. The aroma is pleasantly sweet. It's just above medium in body and in strength, so the robusto is fine for a morning smoke as well as evening. The burn is razor sharp, and the the smoke output is satisfying. I smoked it to a tiny nub, enjoying it for 1:15. If you do buy this, I recommend giving it a month in your humidor. It benefits from the time.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
These things are full flavored without the bite. Full of smooth creamy smoke with flavor that will make you want to smoke it down to the nub
5 out of 5
My favorite
Love these cigars. Occasionally I'll get one that's a little tight, but they are very flavorful. When they are on sale I'll load up.
5 out of 5
I can't count how many cigars I've smoked over the years. The Ramon Bueso Genesis robusto is maduro perfection. Medium, smooth, consistent even burn, and flawless construction. Tried it in a CI sampler and have ordered two boxes since. My new favorite smoke. You won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso
Excellent cigar,; very tasty...I will buy more!
4 out of 5
Full rich flavor
Full rich flavor
5 out of 5
Great cigar!!!
Excellent flavor all the way through. Smokes like a much more expensive buy.
5 out of 5
You want a great cigar, than buy Ramon Bueso Genesis
This is an elegant and smooth cigar. Started giving them to family and friends and every one of them agreed. This is now my “go to” cigar.
5 out of 5
My new go to cigar!
Was surprised I like this cigar, great flavor from start to the end. My new go to cigar.
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project Muy Bueso
A very tasty cigar that I have enjoyed before.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Great cigar! So far no problems. Great taste & burn.
5 out of 5
Bueso genesis the project. Good smoke
I like the Bueso the project very much. I enjoy Montecristo Media Noche and the project is very similar. I also like the size for a quick smoke. I have bought these more than once and will continue to buy them.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
No complaints will definitely keep in my rotation
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso cigars
Don't know why..but these take me back to my childhood in Havana back in the 60's..not to date myself.... Just waiting for you to drop the price again so I can buy another box! Great stuff
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Smooth and easy, it's relaxing and pleasant
5 out of 5
A great cigar!
A great cigar! Very smooth, good draw, and burns nicely down to the end. I will be sure to keep these on hand.
5 out of 5
Buesco Genesis
Great smoke, I always look for them when they're on special.
5 out of 5
It's one of my "go
It's one of my "go to" smokes
4 out of 5
awwma ro vuen wcwnly
good ash, nice flavor
5 out of 5
Great smoke, consistent and great
Great smoke, consistent and great taste
1 out of 5
This was added to a humidor combo. It tasted like cigar and Avon perfume. Had better Garcia y vegas.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigars
Excellent cigars
5 out of 5
Simply Lovely
One of the best stogies I've ever had in my life
5 out of 5
excellent cigar
ramon bueso genesis the project: this cigar tastes & performs just like a much pricier high end cigar. i have been smoking these for a few years. every time i try another brand no matter how expensive i always end up going back to genesis the project.
5 out of 5
House brand
The Ramon Bueso Genesis The Proj. has earned house, go to smoke. It is a rewarding, flavorful, even drawing hour of full bodied relaxation.
4 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project
Have enjoyed these b4, but this box was disappointing. While the burn was fine, the draw on most all were tight and the caps broke on a few. Still a decent smoke, but not sure I would buy them again….better cigars for less money available.
5 out of 5
A great cigsr
Haven't been disappointed yet with one of these cigars. I'm usually not a Maduro guy, but these are creamy and smooth.. love this cigar
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Genesis Project
RB Genesis is a succulent medium-full body smoke. I love the great taste and toothy oily Connecticut broad-leaf maduro wrapper. There is lots of smoke and an even burn that is missing in a lot of pricer maduro sticks. Great price on a great smoke.
4 out of 5
The project
great cigar. has great smoke and burns even down to the fingers.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Good Surprise
I've smoked about 20 of these and they are very consistent...and I keep ordering them.
5 out of 5
Love it
Definitely one of my favirites
4 out of 5
Darker the berry the sweeter the juice
Really great stick dark & lovely with a very slow satisfying burn. I need Drew Estate to take it to the ultimate level.
5 out of 5
Still Solid Go To Smoke
Continues to be a favorite and have a permanent place in my humidor. Well constructed with even burn and a taste that builds. Enjoy!
5 out of 5
i like honduran type cigars,and
i like honduran type cigars,and these fit my taste exactly..nice bold taste but not harsh or bitter, and consistant in construction...i have one everyday ,and always have extra box handy..
5 out of 5
Nice to look at, well constructed, delicious, nice draw. Basically, an awesome cigar.
4 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project
I liked these sticks. When I got them they appeared to be a bit dried out. Generally a good smoke and worth the money.
5 out of 5
Bueso Genesis
I consider the Bueso Genesis the Project the best medium/full cigar I’ve had for the money. Great construction with beautiful dark oily wrapper. Despite a very solid and firm construction, every cigar I’ve had draws wonderfully. I would and have definitely recommend this cigar.
5 out of 5
Age E
I've bought seven boxes so far, and three of the Habanos. I have two boxes of Project aging, one for two years now. Two sticks are gone to the wind, one on my birthday, and the next because I just couldn't resist. If some of you ever wonder which cigars are worth aging, this Project ages very nicely! It has a natural spicy sweetness and though as some have said, a few are tight on the draw, they are hand-rolled after all and that's to be expected. Careful work with a round toothpick usually cures that issue. This is one of the best tasting cigars I've had in 46 years of smoking!
5 out of 5
Always a great choice!!
I have a need to keep these babies in my humi all the time. They are always a good choice. I am always in the mood for one. Always consistently well made and perfect flavor profile for my taste. They are just so good!! The price is right and CI's service is the best!!! What more could I ask for. Just talking about them makes me want one. So to the humi I go. HO Ho Ho!!
4 out of 5
Good, with exceptions
Very well constructed, but out of the box of 20, 2-3 were plugged. It is a very solid well made cigar, my only other complaint is the flavor and aroma was a bit one dimensional. But overall, it is a good, long burning cigar.
5 out of 5
An eye opener
I'm usually a one a day a mild cigar smoker. However I really enjoyed this Ramon bueso. Took a couple puffs to get used to it but the flavor is very smooth burns evenly. I think I might switch to medium cigars as this one really peaked my interest! I definitely plan on buying more of these babies
5 out of 5
Just the best
Whenever I get tired of being disappointed by the hype from the big guys, I always come back to these great tasting well made friends.
4 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
Can't be beat for the price. Great maduro flavor, not too strong, and excellent construction with an even burn. Only gripe is that many are rolled too tight, but a quick poke with my poker remedies that.
5 out of 5
Hard To Beat For the Price!!!
Better than most comparable cigars! Great taste! Even better price! I will buy more! Keep up the good work C.I.!!!
5 out of 5
Very nice cigar!
This is a full flavored yet smooth cigar. Holds together and stays lit.
4 out of 5
Found these first when I was in Puerto Rico, had to get some more when I got back. Great value!
4 out of 5
Great cigar
Definitely worth the money love em
5 out of 5
Smoothly strong to the end!
Smooth, burns consistently to the end, very good cigar! Definitly will buy again!!!
5 out of 5
My Go-To cigar
This is a wonderful cigar; I have been smoking them for a couple of years and it has become my “go to” cigar. Occasionally, there might be an ugly leaf in the wrapper, but generally they are constructed as well as the higher priced cigars. To my poorly developed palate, this medium-full smoke has earth and leather flavors with little spiciness (a good attribute to me) and leather in the background. It smokes evenly and does not finish hot or overly harsh — a consistent smoke. My suggestion says don’t pass this up.
4 out of 5
Great cigar for a great price
I love this cigar. For the price it has a great flavor. Burn is sometimes a bit uneven but I can overlook it.
5 out of 5
Standard Go To Cigar
Nice flavor, lots of smoke. Cost makes this a great every day cigar. Always have some on hand.
5 out of 5
Fantastic! Even beats several Cubans and Dominicans!!
Absolutely superb stick! Starts with bold coffee and smooth cream, adds undertones of roasted nuts about halfway through, then the last quarter is nutmeg and cloves. Pairs amazingly with amaretto as an after dinner dessert. Bought 2 boxes so far, planning on getting 2 or 3 more!!!
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Consistently Great.
Ramon Bueso toro. This was my second box and the cigars are consistent, good burn, good drawl, firm 2 to 3 inch ash. Enjoy every one. This is now one of my go to cigars because I like to try other brands in my price range. I have been a long term cigar smoker. Now off to try another cigar, enjoy the day. Gene
5 out of 5
Just smoked my first Bueso Genesis the Project. Excellent burn and need to full flavor yet very mild to the tongue. Smoked the cigar down to the last inch and 3/4...never got hot or harsh even down to the end. Very pleased and would highly recommend.
4 out of 5
Great Cigar!!
A very nice cigar. Even burn and consistent flavor, rolled perfectly. Very happy with this box. Thanks.
5 out of 5
A Keeper...
Tried my first The Project as part of a CI sampler. Liked it enough to buy a box and glad I did. I keep looking for extra excuses to light one up and lucky for me, I am good with excuses. I have burned a few mustache hairs on this one.
5 out of 5
Love the cigars
My husband loved the cigars I ordered from your site. They were shipped quickly and on-time. The boxes they came in really impressed him. I will continue to use your site every time I purchase cigars for him. The quality of the cigars was great as well. No issues at all. Thank you.
5 out of 5
Great alternative to the liga privada
Great smoke smooth and very tasty if you don't want to spend the money on the liga privada I highly recommend this budget smoke!!
5 out of 5
Very smooth, rich and consistent draw.
5 out of 5
Love this cigar with all the right notes. Enjoy it with a good stout!
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project Muy Bueso
Price point and the product are great. It's one of the best cigars that I have smoked.
5 out of 5
Tony Hames
Very good cigars. I hope they stay affordable.
5 out of 5
You can't go wrong
I'm so glad a friend of mine turned me on to Ramon Bueso's cigars. They have quickly become some of my favorite cigars that I smoke often and my humidor is full of them. Truly my go to cigar. Perfect construction, full flavored, and laser sharp burn is just a few things you can expect from this stick. I would put this cigar up against any and at 5 times the cost. You want a great cigar at a great price that you won't be able to put down? Jump on on this cigar.
5 out of 5
Loved it! Ve
I was very happy with the taste, smoked it all the way down. Wrapper was very nice and it burned evenly throughout the whole stick and also stayed lit without any issuse. The amount of smoke from each puff was nice as well. I got one of these in a sampler and I think I will be adding a set of these to my humidor. Thanks a lot!
3 out of 5
Good price, good cigar. Nothing crazy but it is solid construction and nice taste.
5 out of 5
Great Buy
A flavorful smoke for not much money. I tried them on a whim and now a steady user. Enjoy the smoke and the savings.
5 out of 5
Important for all of the
Important for all of the wrong reasons.
5 out of 5
This is a fantastic cigar. Gorgeous wrapper, high tier construction and flavor that remains interesting and delicious as it evolves throughout the smoke. The robusto is currently my favorite size.
5 out of 5
Super Stick for the price
Smooth, creamy for a great price
4 out of 5
In The Beginning...
After years of CI's constant promotion, I decided to give the Genesis Project a try. I'm glad I did. An impressive cigar with a slow, even burn and a white ash that contrasts it's appetizing, oily, maduro wrapper. Instantly on light up I was greeted by that familiar aroma found only in a Connecticut leaf. The cigar fell right in my preferences of spice and just the right amount of tooth with generous plumes of fragrant smoke. The cigar was eventful to the end, changing to a more creamy notes with espresso and leather on the finish with still a hint of spice. I'm happy to add this cigar to my rotation. Ramon scored a hit with the Genesis Project.
5 out of 5
Great cigar at a good price
3 out of 5
Should've been great I think
I received 1 of these in a sampler pack. I was very excited to smoke this one, the wrapper looks amazing, and the smell coming off it is amazing. Mine unfortunately had a huge stem in it that ran from the just under the band up to the foot. It tasted great and had a great aroma but due to construction issues I did not enjoy this stick. Wish I had another to compare, bad luck I think.
4 out of 5
Tasty Tasty
Tasty, Tasty.. Love the dark oily "Mellow" wrapper.. I would have given it a 5 if it wasn't for 2 out of 5 had uneven burn and all 5 had an over smokey "Still Burn" so much so that it draws attention especially when sat down for a rest ... loved their flaver,, Nubbed them all
5 out of 5
ideal smoke
smooth , satisfying and full of flavor. Try it and find your own connection to this wonderful stick. It will not disappoint!
1 out of 5
Tight, flat, flavorless smoke. Can't hold its ash or burn. Cheap cigar, cheap taste, no character. Typical sampler filler. Cannot recommend.
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso
Great smoke
4 out of 5
An exceptional smoke with a third cup of Peete's Coffee braced with a shot of Irish Cream while watching Dawn's fingers come down the trees at firstlight. Great was to start the day
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project, in general, are all very nice smokes, even burns, well wrapped and with very little bite as it shortens. In particular, I'm particular to the Torpedo since it just about fits my grip, and smoking time... Usually a nice double single-malt.
5 out of 5
Awsome Genesis
I am enjoying my purchase of Ramon Bueso Genesis cigars. The full flavored blend is extremely tastey and I will definitely be reordering once my current stock runs low.
5 out of 5
Possibly the best maduro I've ever had.
I received one of these as part of sampler. After letting rest in my humidor for a couple of months i decided to light it up. This may be the best maduro i've ever smoked. Medium-full smoke with a fantastic flavor of coffee and dark chocolate. If this go on sale I'll certainly be picking up a box, but even at the current price they are more than worth the money. This cigar could easily pass for $10 a piece with how good it was.
5 out of 5
Best Cigar I've Smoked
Best cigar I've smoked! Great burn, taste, pull and just all around awesome cigar. Well done and I'll be buying a ton of these.
5 out of 5
No need for therapy.
This cigar is ahead of all the rest, now I have never had a Padron but i have had most of the other high end cigars and this stands alone. The Odyssey is your morning cigar with a cup of coffee and the Genesis is the evening smoke with a glass of bourbon and some Coltrane. Mr. Bueso you are my therapist.
5 out of 5
Home Run!!
Got his one in a humidor bundle. I have to say that I absolutely enjoyed smoking this cigar. It had a perfect draw and it burned slow and even. Very flavorful, but not too overpowering. The wrapper cracked and started to come apart a bit toward the end, but it was nearly done so it didn't effect anything. I've seen some negative reviews on this one, and since this is the only one I've smoked, I can't comment on the consistency. But, based on this one experience, I would definitely try this one again. Thoroughly enjoyed this smoke!
4 out of 5
Great cigar! I thought I'd give them a try and I'm glad I did. Nice smooth flavor. i prefer the earthy toned flavors and find this one is just right. I will definitely buy more of these.
Great cigar! I thought I'd give them a try and I'm glad I did. Nice smooth flavor. i prefer the earthy toned flavors and find this one is just right. I will definitely buy more of these.
5 out of 5
Wonderful cigar, great burn, great taste beginning to end.
4 out of 5
3rd order of these
Good smoke. However, they do not burn well when you have one in your mouth and fall in the river while fishing...... These are good smokes, flavorfull, and savory. Go well with 4 fingers of a good adult beverage while cooking on the grill. Will purchase again.
4 out of 5
Excellent small torpedo
Just right for sitting around the fire ring with your buddies!
1 out of 5
stick in every one!
Revision to previous post. I am now smoking the last of the 5 pack that I bought and every one of them has had a stick to pull out. Do not buy! There are many cigars that are in the same price range that are better quality and construction. 2nds are better quality smokes.
4 out of 5
A top shelf smoke.
One of my new favorites. I tried this after reading a review and was very pleased.
5 out of 5
The Genesis of something great
This was an outstanding cigar. Started off very mild, but after about an inch she started to develop deep and well developed earthy notes with an almost raw maple finish. If your looking to try a fuller-bodied cigar that won't leave you on your butt, this is undoubtedly a good place to start.
5 out of 5
Strong, enjoyable, relaxing
I'm new to cigars (third month, 4-5 a week), and this was the "fullest" one I've tried, per the meter on this site. I quite enjoyed it and look forward to more of them.
5 out of 5
Tried this one out of curiosity. Have to say, that I gave a few away. I got these for a fishing trip. Ended up with 5. Really enjoyed 3 of the five, and saved two for a rainy day, going back to my old stand by. After a year, it's time for the fishing trip again. Could not bring myself to smoke either one of the last two. Guess what. Ordered another bundle today. Yippee, I get to smoke one tomorrow after I get off of work cause I got another bundle coming. These are great smokes. my brother by another mother, smokes a full flavor cigar. I particularly do not care that much for his, however, he tells me that this stick is as good as his as for the full flavor. I think it has better flavor. His usual brand is obsidian black. I think this is a PRIMO SMOKE.
5 out of 5
Favorite one
I will definitely be buying some more of these in the next week or so! Slow burn, great taste, not harsh, but it comes with a decent punch!
5 out of 5
KG from KC
Excellent smoke. Well wrapped and constructed. Light it once and enjoy.
5 out of 5
This cigar exceeds it's description
Like some other reviewers, I am skeptical of the descriptions given many cigars but am willing to try a new product. CI does a great job putting cigars into samplers or special deals so that we can try them without losing a lot of cash on something that just doesn't match up. Genesis the Project is one cigar that fully exceeds it's write-up. Read it, believe it, then try them out. I got my first ones in the Progressive Jackpot sampler and they have been a constant item in my inventory. I stock up on them when a great promo is offered, so I get great cigars at great prices. Buy a bunch and let them age..a great cigar that just keeps getting better.
5 out of 5
Lobster on a pizza budget
Awesome for the price. If you are looking for quality on a pizza budget, this is it. When they go on special, they are even cheap enough for me to hand out to my moocher friends.
5 out of 5
I buy these for my
I buy these for my husband and he loves them.
1 out of 5
Not good
I tried this on a special deal. All but one were un-smokable . The tight construction didn't allow for development of what otherwise might be a good smoke. As it was, the harshness derived from the tight draw made it terrible. Sorry, Ramon, but quality control is absent here.
5 out of 5
Fantastic cigar
What more can I say that hasn't already been said in the description or in other reviews? This is one fantastic cigar which I can truthfully say is one of my favorite three cigars and is the one I smoke when I want the very best in flavor, construction, smoothness..just one fantastic cigar, especially when I can stock up because of another great CI special. Ramon Bueso is a genius in crafting this cigar along with Odyssey.
4 out of 5
Bueno Bueso
Very nice cigar. Nice taste, good burn, and enjoyable from start to finish.
1 out of 5
Ramon bueso
Horrible cigar
5 out of 5
Best cigar period!
I've been through five boxes of Ramon Bueso's cigars and The Project is the best tasting cigar I've had in over 40 years of smoking! I currently have a box of toros aging at 68% since April and hope to enjoy one on my next birthday in Dec. 2016. Don't pass up the Habano or the Odyssey since they are great tasting as well! These actually are the oiliest sticks I've ever seen!
5 out of 5
Creamy, oily smoke that has a predominately sweet finish with a hint of spiciness. This was a very easy cigar to enjoy. Burned impeccably. I need more of these!
5 out of 5
Never tried this cigar before but since Ramon Bueso used to work with Padron. I had a hunch this cigar was worth a try. I was very impressed with the cigar's construction and I would have to say it was a tasty cigar as well. Would I purchase these cigars again---Yes,Yes,Yes!!
5 out of 5
Mine was the Muy Bueso Genesis Habano that I received in a sampler. Absolutely delicious. Enjoyed every minute of it! I would definitely buy a box of these.
5 out of 5
A Great Find.
I tried the Ramon Bueso "Genesis The Project" on impulse and it has turned into one of my all time favorite smokes. Well constructed, even burning, notes of coffee and cocoa...a very supple stick!
5 out of 5
Big winner
Needs to rest a month, otherwise awesome quality & value! Reminds me of Padron.
5 out of 5
i wish i had 3 arms so i could give this 3 thumbs up!
flavor excellent. burn excellent. price excellent. the man knows what hes doing for sure. i plan on stocking up on these. hey maybe even going to try ageing a box.
5 out of 5
best cigar to date.
This amazing stick is a must try. Great smell, intoxicating. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and some milk chocolate. Pretty much those three throughout stick. This has become my go to cigar. Great flavor and no head buzz. If you like these flavors I Def recommend and I will Def keep buying.
5 out of 5
Would buy again
Smoked a couple shortly after arrival, and thought they were OK, but needed more time. Waited a month, and smoked another one...Fantastic!
4 out of 5
Great smoke! Better than Liga
Great smoke! Better than Liga privado that I have purchased.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Ramon Bueso is definitely an up and coming talent.
5 out of 5
A Great Escape
When I am feeling down, I will head to where I maintain my cigars and pick this bad boy up. It is a great cigar, 10/10
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great value
Phenomenal must buy and great value. They do get better with some humidor time and go well after a nice hearty dinner.
5 out of 5
tasty and smooth
tasty and smooth
3 out of 5
Great looking cigar, oily and firm with nice aroma. Low end of medium strength and a good choice for morning coffee. Other than that it's pretty one dimensional. There are better cigars for the same price.
5 out of 5
One of my best go
One of my best go to cigars. Just perfect and priced just right.
5 out of 5
Best cigar for the price on the market. R. Bueso's Genesis The Project
A well made cigar with tasty long filler Nicaraguan tobacco and a Nicaraguan dark almost oily maduro wrapper, comparable to many name brand cigars that sell for twice the price of the Project.
5 out of 5
Great cigars at a great price - highly suggest. I tried the sampler and moved up to the box, can't beat the price
5 out of 5
Oily company.
The dark oily wrapper is the first attractive indication of things to come, and this oddly named beauty doesn't disappoint. Over the past couple years this cigar has become my default, house cigar. When I want an enjoyable evening smoke, this never disappoints; its a gem.
4 out of 5
Smooth as Silk
Love smoking this cigar especially with Johnny Walker Platinum and the draw is easy and smooth.
5 out of 5
Genesis The Project Muy Bueso Review
The very first time I tried one of these cigars, it instantly became my new favorite. Every time I stopped in for a smoke, I enjoyed one there- and went home with a few more. The first time I ordered a box online, I was a bit put off by the inconsistency of the "draw", which is the ONE thing that will turn me off in a hurry. I would estimate that first box to be one in five with a bad draw, which is borderline unacceptable. Flash forward to now- I just started this box, so I can only speak for the first eight cigars out of the new box and it is not very encouraging. It has flip-flopped in a bad way. It is now more like one in four has a GOOD draw. If this trend plays out this way to the end of the box, it will probably be the last time I order these cigars. And that's a shame, considering how good they were out of the gate.
5 out of 5
Best ever
Just what the doctor order..smooth, tasty, and good value
4 out of 5
good 30 min smoke
got a sampler, now i'm hooked.burns good & tastes grate
5 out of 5
Great cigar and great price!!!
Great cigar and great price!!!
5 out of 5
All I can say is: "YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY THESE!!!" They are DELICOUS!!!
5 out of 5
Great! I have tried others, but this one is one that I enjoy the most. Great flavor and burn.
5 out of 5
A real find
You probably will not find this listed in many magazines or it might not be the latest and greatest trendy cigar. However, if you are looking for a good clean smoke that is medium to full with leathery and coffee tones, very little spiciness and a smooth burn with good ash, this is the smoke for you. One wiff of this beauty before you light it and you’ll know.
5 out of 5
Finely rolled. Consistently good flavor. Reasonably priced.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I was skeptic at first, but these are great cigars. The reviews and ratings speak for themselves. Definitely recommend trying.
4 out of 5
The Perfect Breakfast Stick
This cigar last just the right amount of time and tastes just right with coffee and the paper in the morning. Highly recommend it for that purpose.
5 out of 5
ramon bueso genesis
this is one of the best cigars I have smoked nice draw and good taste
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigar
This cigar is medium-full, and is a smooth, flavorful, and elegant smoke. The draw and construction is just right, they look great, the smoke is pleasingly voluminous, and the ash clings nicely to the cigar. I've had several boxes of these, and they are very consistent in every way. A very pleasurable smoke, at a pleasing price.
5 out of 5
4 out of 5
Be patient
Extremely well made stick but "Do not" even think about firing one up until you've rested them in your humidor for at least a month. These cigars are too green and wet to really enjoy what Ramon has intended for you. Trust me, you will be greatly rewarded if you let them rest. Nice earthy, cocoa and cream flavors with a low side of medium strength makes this a really enjoyable breakfast or after dinner smoke.
5 out of 5
genesis- the project
This is my third order of this cigar. Each one is as good as the one before it. Very uniform. I have shared many on golf league nights, and everyone loves them. A few have even ordered them. Won't be my last.
4 out of 5
An incredible cigar, full bodied, smooth and full of flavor
5 out of 5
awesome smoke
I have been smoking cigars for a couple of years now and sampled quite a few different brand's but when I came across Ramon Bueso I was hooked. What a fine unique tasting smoke
5 out of 5
man seeks strong cigar with easy draw
and finds just what he's looking for, in the genesis torpedo. these cigars were fantastically full bodied, a bit oily, with an easy draw and produced a ton of smoke - which is in my wheelhouse! if you like the same, highly recommend the ramon bueso genesis line; same characteristics across the sizes. A +, take the rest of the day off....
5 out of 5
Worth every dollar
Worth every dollar
5 out of 5
Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project
Strong flavor from begining to end. Great smoke.
5 out of 5
A great smoke
Anyone who loves maduros will love Genesis the project. It's a smooth smoke that catches your attention from the first puff.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar for the money!
Great cigar for the money! Great construction, even burn, good draw. Good mild flavor, that should be savored with a cup of good coffee! I will purchase more of these.
5 out of 5
This is a great cigar at a good price-it’s become my go-to and I now buy them by the box.
5 out of 5
Look out cigar world
Wow! Smooth dark and amazing!
5 out of 5
A great stick
I tried these when you first rolled them out a few years ago and bought into the story and tried a box. A great daily smoke, nice construction and draw. I'll always keep them in my rotation.
4 out of 5
Full Flavor, even burn, complex profile
An outstanding cigar with a full rich flavor. Well constructed and burns evenly with very little effort. My only complaint is that all cigars these days, they are shipped a bit "green" and I would suggest removing the cello and letting them sit in the box for a week or so before moving them to your humidor. Then wait at least three weeks or so for them to fully develop their amazing flavor profile.
4 out of 5
Give it a try
Good stick, burned well and was easy to draw. Well balanced and great body, will definitely purchase again.
5 out of 5
5 Out of 5
Received the toro in the Perfect 10 Sampler. A great smoke. Creamy smoke giving way to a rich tobacco and walnut like flavor. Great construction, draw, and super complexity. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Rich and smooth at the same time. Burns evenly. For the price there is no better cigar.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
Excellent cigar
5 out of 5
Don't take a chance on these...
These things suck! Don't buy em, don't bid on em, just walk away! Leave em all for me and please don't drive the price up! To tell the truth, I'm into my 3rd box and just ordered another. I'd rather light one of these than any Montecristo or Fuente I've ever had in 45+ years of cigars. I attribute part of their incredible taste to that wonderfully sweet cedar box that Bueso packs them in. I take the empties and age other cigars in them to try to bring them up to the Genesis level.
5 out of 5
Spot On!
choices galore, dependable shipping!
5 out of 5
"Go to" golf cigar
Great value , mild 9 hole smoke A-1!
Customer Testimonials
These are fantastic cigars. Smooth with piles of espresso flavor. Wish I had gotten more of them. Patel '90s are my usual smokes and these are a strong contender for replacing them.
Wow! What an awesome cigar!
I now understand the hype on this one! Exceptional, sweet aged tobacco flavors!
Smooth as silk. With all the great reviews, I had to try it. Smoked it 'til my fingers felt the heat. Not going to write a long review because I agree with all of the others when I say this cigar is a must have!! Great smoke, taste, and burn. Thanks CI and cigar smokers alike. Cheers and smoke on!!!
Great cigar. I love the flavor. My second favorite after Pinar Del Rio Oscuro. The only issue I have with this cigar is the inconsistent draw from one cigar to another. I would say that approximately 1 cigar in 5 is so tight that it is nearly impossible to draw. When you do get that one that has an easy full draw it is something to enjoy.
Why are there no bad reviews? CI must be editing them, has to be...right? UMMMMM...No. This this is a GREAT smoke! If you are even pondering the thought of buying a box, I suggest buying TWO. These are AWESOME cigars. Pull the trigger and get them; I know I am!!!!
I've always had a hit-and-miss experience with premium cigars in the past due to flavor/construction issues, but not these! These are very fine smokes with lots of thick oily smoke, and great construction. They have a rich tobacco flavor with lots of cream and nuttiness. These are certainly worth the money, and title of a premium cigar.
I was a bit disappointed with Bueso's Odyssey, mostly due to issues with uneven burn. Loved the flavor and I still have a few that I'll let rest in my humi. The GENESIS, on the other hand, is a superb smoke right out of the box. I bought the box on a recent deal and am glad I did. I love everything about it. My only addition to previous comments is that this smoke does not have that sharp pepper taste that I don't much care for in other cigars. I'll definitely buy Genesis again and I will be happy to pay full price.
....Lit up this Ramon Bueso Genesis and spent the better part of an hour and a half wondering why I don't do this every day. It was an excellently complex and rich cigar. Strong coffee and chocolate sweetness with a nice charcoal barbecue aftertaste that lingered. Glad that I got in on the Daily Deal for this stick, picking up a ten pack more.
Please let me add to the positive fray of those who enjoy this stick. What can I say that has not already been said. Where has Mr. Ramon been hiding? What a classic cigar, nothing short of one of the best I ever smoked.
For me, these compare to the CAO Bazilia line, but a little more complex. Great price for what you are getting if you like full-bodied cigars.
Got 5 of these in a sampler. Holy crap. For the price, it's hard to beat. Very consistent burn all the way til the very end where it gets a much stronger toasty flavor. Gonna have to buy a box of these bad boys.
I watched the video and knew I was getting some. Indeed, a HUGE SCORE! A really nice complement to a smokey bourbon. Knob Creek, for example. CI - Thanks for turning me on & thanks for hookin' me up!!! HELL yeah!!!
Got'em in a build your own sampler Almost 2 weeks ago (SCORE!!!). Almost 2/3 into my 3rd and tonight I'm enjoying this with a glass of Lucid Absinthe. Now you have to be careful with absinthe, as it can numb your taste buds bit and wash out the mouthfeel. BUT this cigar is amazingly compatible. It's just a great cigar & one helluva bang for your buck! Heavy in the hand, great construction and burn, once you're in it, you're in it - no surprises, just good through and through. I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys something flavorful that's not buried in the pepper.
Pre-light aroma: mild but savory. Taste: Delicious and about medium strength, which is fine, but for me, any maduro must not be mild in flavor!! This cigar is FULL of flavor!! Smoke: Output is copious and fragrant!! I absolutely recommend this cigar to any maduro lover!
Great smoke, When I'm working its 5 x 50 robusto and in the evening 6 x 60 double toro with Bourbon relaxing before dinner. I am currently hooked on Ramon's smooth strong flavor.
Perhaps one of the most attractive, seductive wrappers I have encountered on a cigar. On appearance alone, this cigar is a home-run. With the extremely classy and rich-looking band, combined with the beautiful and oily, dark, shiny, seductive wrapper, you could charge $10 a stick and sell them all day, probably get $20 a cigar because they look so nice. And how they smoke! Powerful, rich, billowing smoke that will knock you on your ace-of-spades, you better believe this ain't no Don Diego! And I love Don Diegos and favor smooth, subtle Dominicans with light and delicate Connecticut Shade wrappers. BUT THIS BAD MAMA JAMA is a whole 'nother plane of cigar existance. Somebody call the paramedics, this is gonna bust you upside your head and break your psyche! Smoke them if you dare: You may not be able to handle the truth!!!
OMG. I have searched and searched for a 60 ring maduro cigar that had the medium-full body flavor, smooth draw with a tight wrap and elegance that gave me a full 45 minute smoke...I have now found it. It's not the cheapest smoke by any means but the $4.25 you'll spend will make that 45 minutes well worth it. BTW...I found this treasure from one of the CI samplers. Thanks CI for that offer!
You have to let them age in your humidor for a few months. Once you do that you gotta winner on your hands.
Holy Grail of cigars, Batman!!! I just received my Ramon Bueso Genesis in a "build your own sampler" pack. I'm working on my 1st ever, yes, immediately upon receipt (or "right off the truck" as some like to say? Watch the video on these & you'll likely do the same.) While the rest are going into my humidor to rest a while, I'm really glad I broke one of these babies out. Medium-full to full, I'd say. Very well constructed, rich, flavorful, and strong with some leather & cocoa. Really nice mouth feel. Not a ton of pepper but she's got some kick. Just a damn fine cigar. Give 'em a try.
I'm no aficionado but this is an outstanding cigar.
Exceptionally smooth long on taste love the sweetness. Buy some now or suffer another mediocre smoke.
Bravo - Ramon Bueso! The student has become the master! I am relatively new to the cigar world, but with my first experience with this cigar I have finally discovered just how wonderful smoking a truly good cigar can be. This cigar is an explosion of taste from the first draw to the last. It's almost sad when it comes to an end. In my discovery process I have smoked some very spendy cigars and some very modestly priced cigars, none of which have come close the enjoyment that this stick provides. It is definitely my new favorite. I was surprised to see it listed as a medium to full-bodied cigar because it has absolutely no harshness from beginning to the very end. I have feeling that it is going to be very difficult to find a cigar I enjoy any more than this one. I predict Ramon Bueso will rise to the top of the cigar world.
Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrappers are popping up everywhere. One of my favorites even uses it in the filler. Versatility, great taste & durability are just a few of this leaf's many attributes. Ramon Bueso's Genesis "The Project" is one that has made me & judging from the over 100 enthusiastic reviews here, lots of cigar lovers, stand up & take notice. Medium-bodied, full flavored, with hints of sweet spices & a creamy, smooth characteristic that will have you begging for more. With the current sale that puts the classic 5" X 50 robusto in your greedy paws for a mere 3 bones per vitola, how can you go wrong? Take a maduroheads advice & give Genesis a try. In a world crowded with superior maduro blends, Genesis holds its own. 90/100. Delicious!
If you like Liga Privada and Undercrown, these will not disappoint you. I do not suggest that they are the same, but they have a similar flavor profile and they're extremely well made. Every once in a while, I'll be smoking a cigar, having a conversation, reading a book, whatever, and suddenly I'll just do a double-take: Wow, what a great smoke! This one has that effect on me every time.
What a nice find; everyday priced, but a real gem. Nice, dark, oily wrapper around a well constructed body that draws and burns evenly. This item was off my radar, and now enjoys go-to status.
I was a little apprehensive about these, but got a 6pk sampler with a cool ashtray...figured what the hey. Eventhough the construction and appearance was about average, a little lumpy and firm in spots. But it didn't effect the performance or the flavors, both were excellent...definitely not afraid of buying these anymore. Based on the number of reviews, these have to be a hot seller.
I'm no aficionado, just coming back for a second box. Outstanding cigar with good draw and great flavor.
Delicious cigar!!! A little pricey for my taste but both times it has been a crazy good experience. Smoothest full body I have ever smoked. A must if you find them at a good price.
This is a gorgeous cigar. Think I got it in the chunk tastic sampler. Well constructed with a nice even and slow burn so it will take you some time to enjoy this viola. The flavors are perfectly balanced leaving the mouth with a nice aftertaste. I would definitely consider buying a box of these as they are a totally enjoyable smoke.
I got introduced to the Ramon Bueso Genesis Project Robusto's thru a five pack and fell in love with them. Everything about the cigar is superb especially the aroma. Now you can buy a 5 pk if you want, but do yourself a favor. At the prices CI is offering, buy a box! Listen to me... BUY A BOX!
Cannot argue with any of the previous reviews. Nice dark, oily dark wrapper, smooth draw, even burn, and the same medium-full flavor doesn't change throughout the smoke. Even when smoked down to a 3/4" nub. I'm a sampler kind of guy as I believe that variety is the spice of life. But, these will always occupy a spot in my humidor.
An absolutely amazing cigar, head to toe. Nice and firm, with a pleasant and consistent pull. Slow even burn, which for me has also been consistent. Rich, creamy plumes of velvety smoke, gently caressed by subtle undertones of vanilla and nutmeg with a light hint of leather. Not very peppery, with a beautifully oily and toothy wrapper, which smells as enticing as it looks. Pairs unnaturally well with a cup of coffee and the paper in the morning. STRONGLY recommended.
One of the best sticks around. Beautiful construction and a lot of complexity with a lot of smooth smoke in this gem! My new everyday cigar at an unbeatable price and fast delivery.
One of the best cigars I have ever smoked. I highly recommend them.
What a surprise, great little smoke. Can't beat the cost!
This is a fine sophisticated smoke. Chocolate and some spice but smooth, medium full. Lots of smoke. Great taste. A lot of people compare it to LP9. I have not had that one. But this cigar is very well constructed. If folks sold it for $10+ no one would say anything. Awesome.
There's really nothing bad I can say about this cigar other than it burned slightly uneven. Very tasty cream, coffee, cocoa, sweet leather. The last 1/3rd was a leathery spicy nut. Delicious! This is one of only a few cigars that actually gave me a head buzz and that was after a good meal! A definite must try.
Just finished my second cigar from the sampler. What a great find! I am about to order a box.
I have never reviewed before tonight. This is Part 2. Part 1 is on the Odyssey page. This is not a bad tasting cigar. Smooth, some creaminess to it, an occasional hint of chocolate. I really don't get too much else. That's as good as this review is going to get. I only have a few left from the box I bought. I had let them sit for 1 week in my humidor before giving them a try. My humidor is always right around 70%. The burn is not even at all. I cannot recommend them....
Just a great cigar smoke it love it great price.
Well balanced, smooth smoke and nice ashtray too.
GOOD: Price is right. Started off a little slow on flavor but I had to have one after only 2 days in the humi because of the good reviews. Taste developed into creamy chocolate leather with earthy tones mixed in. It is well constructed and beautiful looking cigar with an awesome dark oily wrapper. ZERO burn problems and good construction impressive ash. Next one will be after another month or so resting in the humi. BAD: NOTHING at this price you should try it. Thanks CI
Funny story, not huge fan of most Honduran cigars, although Asylum, RP Edge and Camacho Triple Maduros are favorites. I am however a pushover for a gorgeous Broadleaf Maduro wrapper though and that's how The Project lured me. Bought a box of Toros about 5 months ago after having a handful in samplers. I expected the same cigar I had sampled but that's not what I got with the box purchase. Smoked the first after about 3 months in the humidor (and several more since). The sampled sticks were good, but this box offering was top-shelf, off-the-chain good. This is not only a beautiful cigar to look at, The Project delivers tons of smoking enjoyment. Construction is perfect. Draw is easy though not wide open. Medium to full is the way it smokes start to finish. Starts quiet with a mellow maduro sweetness and a hint of coffee and spice. The sweetness gradually subsides and a nutmeg/cinnamon-like spice, black coffee and white pepper begin to dominate. The unique flavor of this cigar lingers on your palate from first light to nub. Like I said, not many Honduran sticks do it for me but this beauty is an exception.
Nothing special here! for all the hype that comes with this cigar it was a bit of a letdown
Great cigar. Like a liga privada by Drew estate at a more reasonable price. Good even burn. Consistent construction. Good tight wrap. Nice meaty smoke. I always keep some in my humador.
Delicious and meaty. Flavor is excellent and balanced.
I am not expert. But I have a cigar that I can really get excited about. I am not good at trying to describe the types of flavors that a cigar produces. I will just say this. WOW. If you are a fan of the medium to full flavored range....You gotta try this cigar. Definitely will repurchase!
These are great cigars! I have purchased two boxes now and my first box has about 8 cigars left that have been in my humidor a little over 1 year. At the 6 month mark something magical happens to these cigars and then they just keep getting better and better. The last one I smoked was seriously comparable to a Liga #9. Do yourself a favor and get two boxes so you can enjoy them as they age.
A must try for everyone, Crazy Good Cigar! Definitely my go to for a while now. Smooth, creamy & sweet with many different flavors throughout the burn....I love em while riding the Harley because they have a durable wrapper that won't come apart in the breeze! Enjoy
Got this cigar in the ash tray sampler. I was shocked. Amazing flavor,great draw. The wrapper is dark rich oily. The complexity of the flavor profile is just amazing. I highly recommend to try this cigar if you have not. You will not regret it in the least. Time to order up a box.
I'll add my two cents about the cigar. A great after dinner cigar. It is sweet and delicious! No doubt
This was my first medium-full bodied stick and it did not disappoint. Very smooth, cool smoke with a great aroma and modest espresso flavor. Maduro wrapper is very flavorful. Will definitely buy again.
All I can say is wow. For the price can't go wrong. Loved it.
A friend and I went ahead and bought a box just going on looks, reviews(and there isn`t a bad one) and my gut feeling was go for it. Well being in Canada and even with the extra finagling with shipping these babies are in a word FANTASTIC. With about two weeks between CI and My place I still wanted to try one(off the truck)and the result believe it or not was a cigar that reminded me of an Undercrown! But with a couple of weeks of rest they have come back to their true taste. Which will be another box purchase. With the absolutely ridiculous tax system up here a cigar of this quality would be 15-20 bucks all day.WE are glad to have Cigars International to turn to. Thank you CI
Awesome cigar.Burns straight and long. very smooth
This is one of the best burners ever. Lose yourself in its decadent mild richness. Perfect. Any more words will not do it justice.
Great cigar. The explanation by cigars international on this page says it all! One of my favorite cigars of the year. I will definitely be buying more. Construction, draw, burn, taste. All excellent!
Grabbed a six-pack of Robustos & a cool wooden ashtray at a discount. The 'gars aren't bad either. Chewy, tasty, full bodied Maduro goodness. Give 'em a try, if you like complex & unique flavors, like me, you won't regret it.
How good? Lit one up today even though it was 5 degrees and smoked it down to the nub! Teeth were chattering but I didn't care! Dark oily wrapper and gorgeous white ash contrast. Rich flavor and just enough smoke. Even burn. Baileys Irish cream coffee...Merry Chrstmas to Me!
Amazing! Hints of chocolate. The most amazing taste. Wow! Got one in a sampler pack...Time to order a few boxes to relive that experience. Smooth finish. I smoked it to the nub, did not want it to end. Best cigar I have ever tasted to this point.
Possibly the best (relatively) new cigar blend. Gorgeous looks and construction, great draw, and luscious flavor. Smoked several boxes already, never disappointed!
I grabbed six of the robustos in a deal that included an ashtray. My plan is to age these jet black puros for a few months, but I had to try one after just 4 days in the humidor. First impressions are good. Firmly packed & well constructed, the wrapper is dark & oily. The taste reminds me of Black Market blend from Alec Bradley, which is a good thing. Spicy, medium/full bodied & quite smooth. This is a very good maduro. I will be ordering more & can enthusiastically recommend The Project to medium & full flavored enthusiasts, as well as maduro lovers.
These cigars are by far some of the tastiest I have ever had, and I have smoked hundreds of labels. They have a chocolate and spice taste right off the first puff and continues this way down to the nub with very little bite at the end. I can honestly say this cigar is better tasting and hand rolled better than many cigars that go for 15 to 20 dollars apiece. Don't miss out on this one.
Love this stick. The flavors are great. A little pepper, some leather and some sweet spiciness. Great complexity. Just ordered more
A damn fine smoke! Great from start to finish. While the draw may be a tad tougher than most, it only makes you enjoy this flavorful cigar even longer. Well done.
Ramon Bueso is obviously a master blender. This cigar is so extraordinary and excellent that I am a little disappointed that he did not strike out on his own to create before he did. The cigar smoking world was deprived of a true masterpiece. Another way of looking at it is that we are lucky (a market glutted with expensive unimaginative products) to have an option like this available at such a reasonable price. You would be foolish not to allow yourself to experience it. The sophomore effort, Odyssey, is also very good but not as notable as the Genesis.
These are very good cigars at an exceptional price!
This has got to be one of the best cigars I have found recently! Ramon Bueso's "The Project" is a very smooth and great tasting cigar with under notes of cedar and deep coriander. A true gem if you are looking for a great, complex cigar at a fair price! What will be next on Ramon's great cigar adventure?
Wow this is a great smoke! Highly recommend.
Outstanding Cigar! A classic robusto maduro that is not too full, but not a medium cigar either. The tobacco taste is pure and very high quality. This is one of my favorite cigars and will continue to purchase and smoke. Thank you Ramon Bueso!
Wow! Just, wow! This is a phenomenal cigar! As others have said, I tried one in a sampler, & was ordering a box before I was even done smoking it!!!
This is a terrific smoke. These will be stocked in my humi from now on.
This is a new one for me. A very good smoke, wonderful taste, burn and construction. Will be adding this one to my rotation. Genesis the Project.
Seriously?! This cigar took me by complete surprise! All I wanted was the neat ashtray and the opportunity to try something different, and what I found was a neat ashtray and a cigar that will have a permanent spot in my humidor. Normally when people say, "this cigar was good for the money", it means that it still wasn't that great of a cigar, so I won't say that here. Instead, I will say that this cigar smokes like $10-15/cigar. I have even had $10-15 cigars that have not tasted this good. I was smoking the Robusto size and flicked the ash off ONCE and even smoked it well past the label. The draw was nice, the burn was nice, produced lots of smoke, flavor was good. Well worth the price CI has them for. Enjoy!
If I had to choose only one cigar to smoke for the rest of my life, this would be it.
I got a box for 20 off. Great value considering the wonderful flavor profile of the Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project. If cigars could mate and have offspring this cigar would be a cross between a Partagas Black and a La Gloria Cubana Serie N. Impressive if you like rich maduros. Try one you'll like it. Caps like to fall off once nicked so be carefull. Small annoyance for the pay off you'll get when you try one!
Awesome Cigars. Great flavor!
Superb! One of the best cigars I've ever had - and I'm a fan of full-bodied sticks including CAO Brazilia, 5 Vegas Triple A's, etc. On box number 4, number 5 comfortably nestled in the humi. Wonderful flavor and complexity, on and off the palate (no matter what it is paired with).
On my third box. I think this is one of the best cigars around for the money. Very consistent.
One of the best sticks, I have ever had. I received a five pack for free with an order. I know go figure, right? I honestly thought the free 5-pack was more valuable then the $70 box I purchased! You have to try one of these!
I stumbled on this one looking for a new go to cigar and based on Joe's description, this one has fit the bill. Very nice cigar with a smooth draw and excellent flavor that's not too over powering.
Starts out medium and smooth, finishing full and spicy. Strong notes of pepper, spice, also unsweetened chocolate and dark cream (possibly from pairing). Paired well with Korean Maxim Mocha Gold Mild from Seoul. I'm def buying more!! At around $5-$6 stick this is now in my top 5 favorite cigars!!!
The UPS truck just dropped off my latest order and I couldn't wait to rip open the box. Inside were many tasty treats but the one that really peaked my interest was The Project by Ramon Bueso. I know I should give these beauties a little humi time after their journey but I just couldn't wait. Off to the patio with a Jameson in tow. Black oily and beautiful describe it well. Medium full but smooth with a hint of licorice. Heavy in the hand and firm with a great draw. The only complaint I have is with myself, I should have ordered a box! Great smoke! Thanks CI
This cigar is hands down one of my favorites. I've been ordering from CI for two years now and these big boys, Bueso (Gordo)(6.5"x60) are my latest find...they are the cat's meow! You have to try a box. These smokes burned slow and tasted fantastic. Fired it up after dinner and it easily burned late into the evening, lasting much longer than several accompanying beverages. Buy!
Smoked one a year ago when first introduced and the Genesis has become my go to cigar! Humidor has 40 sitting right now! Going to get one out and smoke it on the back porch right now!
Simply fantastic is the only way to describe this smoke. I wasn't sure what quite to expect when these were included in a sampler pack, but they were absolutely stellar. Good draw, great smoke (smooth and rich), fantastic flavor though I would rate them as more of a medium than a true medium full. I have to say I have found a new favorite.
Absolutely divine. My new default for a full-bodied cigar, with my medium bodied cigar default being Cuban Cohibas. Seriously, it’s in that class.
I recently purchased a box of these cigars because I liked the looks and the price was right. I just ordered two more boxes because I don't want to run out of these gems! They smoke evenly and you can enjoy this cigar right down to the nub. I have paid triple the price for cigars that are no better or not even as good as these babies. Way to go, Ramon!
Got 5 as part of a build your own sampler. As part of an after poker smoke let a few guys choose whatever they wanted. Me and two other guys grabbed one of these, representing a range from rarely smokes to someone who has sold cigars. Everybody enjoyed them. We slightly talked about how they related to the burbon we were sipping on, but in general there didn't even need to be any discussion, they were just damned good, whether you had smoked 1000 cigars or 10.
I split a box of robustos with a buddy and this is one delicious stick. The flavors are outstanding and the strength is just right. As soon as I finished smoking the first one I ordered another full box to keep to myself. Thanks CI!
Great cigar. Flavorful. Not overpowering. Well made. Good draw. Has become one of my favorites.
Damn!! God bless you Mr. Bueso. please, please, please don't stop producing these Jems! Congratulations ! In July 2012, I stumbled across Genesis the project, I totally admit I was very skeptical. after reading the brief bio, I said to myself "why not give a fellow Latino a chance, I've tried just about everyone else's cigar's in search of a an every day stick" to no avail. so I did, buy a box of robusto's. Oh My God! Fantastic, now I'm a repeat customer , several times over. P.S. Now! the PROJECT is my go to stick!! Thank you truly a super cigar! SIEMBRA !
Sometimes I wonder about some of the cigars offered by CI because your writers make every cigar sound like the best thing since sliced bread. I go immediately to the reviews to get a realistic idea from the regular Joe. This cigar does not disappoint! Dark, oily wrapper, amazing flavor, wonderful draw and even burn. I am on my second fiver of robustos and am buying a set of double toro to try and hide at the bottom of my humidor for a few months. DO NOT MISS THIS CIGAR! It's a wonderful experience at a great price. Save me a box for my bonus check in May!
Hey, I'm a man of few words, so this will be short. This is a great cigar. Lot's of compelling flavors that I haven't found elsewhere. In fact, it's indescribable using the standard "earth, leather, nuts" terminology. I do get some wood elements, along with a unique spiciness that lingers on the palate. Lots of pleasant smoke. Took some effort to maintain a uniform burn line though. Great cigar. I'll get more because they are unlike anything else in my humidor.
I gotta tell you, I've tried a TON of cigars over the years, to include a pretty significant percentage of those sold by CI. Much to my surprise (pleasant, that is), this Genesis: The Project cigar is absolutely one of the best four or five cigars I have ever smoked. After smoking my first one last week and being impressed, I witheld judgment (you know how cigars can be like going out with a woman - the first experience is great, but goes downhill from there.) Well, suffice it to say that cigars numbered two, three, and four have been every bit as good, if not better. Were I to continue my previous analogy, I think I'm on the verge of proposing to this cigar! Do yourself two favors, both of which I did - find yourself a great woman, and buy some of these cigars!
May be my new favorite cigar, what a pleasant surprise for the cost. I was shocked at how smooth it was, and the aroma is unparalleled
Just got a 5pk of Toros and fired one up right away. Normally I don't do that and usually let my sticks sit for a few weeks at least. This cigar is incredible right off the truck! Can only imagine what they're going to be like after some box time. This is a cigar that deserves all the accolades without a doubt. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy!
Absolutely gorgeous cigar. Smelling the wrapper, the amazingly dark rich aromas that come off are unparalleled! Now I wish I'd gotten a box with the deal they had a few days a go. I'm definitely re-ordering in the near future.
I received one of these in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" sampler. I remember thinking "what a goofy name for a cigar!" Then I smoked it, and I've bought two boxes of the Robustos since. Flawlessly constructed with an oily, dark wrapper, these burn like a dream. I'd put them firmly in the medium bodied, medium flavor range. This cigar has complex flavors from the time you toast the foot until you nub it. It's a tastier cigar than many I've smoked at twice the price. If you're on the fence about these, hop off it and try one. At this price point I don't think you can find a tastier smoke.
Split a box with a BOTL 2,000 miles away. He sent me my 10. Somehow they seemed to multiply in my humi box. I smoke my premium stogies sparingly, but even then there always seemed to be couple in the bottom of my box. I sent one or two to my CiL and he said it was the best cigar I have ever given/traded with him. Before I knew it, he called CI and ordered a box, and got the freebie sampler with it, sending me two different sizes to try. These age well, and don't get bitter except in the last inch or so of a nub, as long as you don't rush the smoke. One of the better/best cigars I have had in 2012.
Received my box of toros +8 today.I have to say these are one of the best(if Not the best) cigars I Have ever smoked! Very smooth, lots of smoke, nice dark oily maduro wrapper, nice long ash, very Well constructed. I would give this cigar a 94-95 rating! Awesome, simply & awesome to smoke! Can't wait to enjoy the next one!
As a lover of all smokes villazon it was no surprise that Bueso's genisis is a hit. My pick for cigar of 2012!! overall the balance, flavor, aroma, and complexity of this cigar imo makes it one of the best ever. Perfect draw and even burn in all the sizes are a display of the fine construction. I ordered a box the week before Christmas even though they were on back order and was told some time after new years and imagine my delight when the brown truck showed up the friday before Christmas! Thanks CI for making Christmas morning especially aromatic. I still can't get over how smooth this cigar is for being medium to full in body. I like and recommend the robustos for having the best finish, most of the flavors come through the nose. Great job Ramon and CI.
I got my first Genesis in the legal limit sampler, bought a box as soon as I finished one. Amazing smoke, smooth crisp burn and incredible flavor for the price! I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys quality medium-full smokes! Thanks CI!
And on the 8th day Ramon Bueso said..."come let us create a cigar in my own image, so that man can enjoy the greatness that i have given he"...and it was so. Ramon Bueso was pleased with his creation and behold.."Genesis The Project" was born. Let it be known to all, that "Genesis The Project" is a creation that will please even the most doubtful of souls. where its at. If you must do something before the zombie apocalypse or the alien invasion, get you a box of these and get to smoking!!!
You cannot place a price on perfection, but Ramon Buenos has found a way. This Genesis The Project cigar is quite a masterpiece. I sit and write this as I am smoking my second cigar tonight..the first was the Genesis, as I write this its the Liga #9. Genesis The Project has encouraged me to place a comment here, and all I can say about Genesis...WOW. Dont let this one slip you by. My everyday smokes are the Liga, Partagas Black, Cohiba Black. Those are going to have to move over and make room for their new roomate in the humidor. This cigar is worth logging in and writing about. Get them while you can. I wont compare the 2 I am smoking, but have no doubt they are in overtime right now and Genesis has the ball on the goal line!
Love the wrapper, love the price, love the box, love the flavors, love love this wonderful cigar. Where has this guy been? Ramon Bueso will be on a postage stamp some day.
Wow... Great cigar and a great price. Glad I ordered one more box before the price went up. I only wish I ordered 9 or 10 more boxes before the price increase and another humidor to hold them in. 5 star cigar that I would suggest everyone at least try.
This cigar is nothing less than FANTASTIC. In every area; draw, slow even burn, construction, flavor, and tons of smoke. The Genesis was as close to perfection as one can get,and doesn't break the bank. Please take the advise of a person who has smoked a lot of different brands, and pull the trigger on a purchase of these.
I purchased this cigar based on what I read in the CI magazine, I was not disappointed at all. This cigar is AWESOME; I was impressed with the oils on the wrapper and the construction over all. I purchased the robusto size, the ash held on for a nice long time and the flavor and complexity of this cigar is just great. This cigar is like finding that incredible wine for 10.00 and you just want to keep it to yourself and not tell anyone about it. Great Job on this cigar Ramon.
Just smoked one of these in Toro size right off the truck. Very smooth start with lots of flavor. Good burn, tight holding ash, white with grey and black cratering. Delicious medium / full flavored cigar with a medium / full body. This is a damn fine cigar.
I first bought the Robusto size of this cigar and was blown away by it. I tried to get another box a week later, but they were backordered, so I got the Torpedo size instead. I have to say that I am not as impressed. It just doesn't have quite the complexity of the Robusto. That makes me sad because I would have liked a longer running version. Don't get me wrong it is still great but I liked the 'Busto better. I will try the longer Toro next when they are available. Amazing cigar!!
wow. first impressions matter, and this cigar is beautiful. The thick, dark, oily wrapper with a simple elegant band makes you want to like it, and I did. First third is a bit peppery, middle settles down to rich coffee, earth and perhaps even a bit of chocolate. rich and medium-full in body but smooth. I agree with some others that the draw is a bit firm but not a problem for me. just noting in case that is a critical factor for you.
Ya know, these Genesis' remind me of E.P. Carrillo maduros. Mabe a little spicier to the midway point. Nice smoke. I want more.
Just received a box of Genesis the Project cigars. This is the best damn cigar i have had in a long time! Better than anything else that I have purchased in a long time. Great flavor, perfect draw, perfect burn. I will buy more.
Fellow Brothers/Sisters of the leaf. There is a new sheriff in the town. Its name is Genesis, and Genesis is very good at his job. Beautiful dark oily wrapper. Construction is excellent. Flavor is excellent. Do not hesitate to try this cigar. It is as described and at this price, Genesis is a must.
Man, what a great tasting cigar! Superb taste, with lots of smoke. At this price a person would be foolish not to have a box of these beauties. I have finally found my everyday cigar.
Genesis The Project by Ramon Bueso get the sampler and give them a try. You won't be dissapointed they are Med-Full and have a nice draw. they are a great find- Enjoy
I have to say, I was apprehensive because of the name of this cigar, a name which seems a bit silly to me. However, I took a chance on a fiver on a Jambalaya, and before receiving that five pack, grew more and more convinced I might miss out on a good deal if I didn't grab a box at prices lower than we usually see for similar-sounding cigars. Glad I did so. I took some tasting notes before re-reading the CI write-up. What I got was a cigar that is still fairly young, but good already. Dominate flavor of unsweetened espresso, with more subdued undertones of bittersweet chocolate, wood, earth and black pepper. The flavor profile didn't evolve much, but I didn't mind, as it was already quite tasty to begin with. Already impressive flavor, med-full and with an assertive flavor profile, I believe these cigars will smooth out a bit without losing much strength and age very nicely.
I was skeptical at first, ordering on the reviews of the staff... WOW!!! Very glad I decided to follow their advice and suggestion as this is a fabulous smoke. I am a My Father Le Bijou avid fan and smoker and this Genesis Project I am ranking right up there. So much so that I ordered another box yesterday! I love how the first third comes in slightly peppery, with hints of leather and cocoa, an even white ash(my fav) requiring no touchups, mellowing out into a sweet cocoa, oak and earthy on the second third and having the pepper arrive for a final blast as the flavors all come together. The smoke is creamy and copious and the retrohale is spicy and sweet with that chocolate aftertaste. A complex combination of flavors in the medium range, moving slightly into the full here and there... Do yourself a favor and buy one today!
Do not buy these cigars!... Because I want them to always be available for me. These are awesome. I seriously can't think of anything this good at this price point I have ever tried. I have never written a cigar review for anything else, but felt compelled to contribute my thoughts after buying a box of these. Wow, just wow!
When Nick Perdomo told me he'd made the last batch of his ESV '91 Maduros, I panicked and bought every box I could find in the country. I've been looking for a replacement ever since, and I think the Genesis is it! Nice dark oily wrapper. A bit tighter in the wrap than I'm used to, but it just made me sip and enjoy.... Only needed one touchup down to my nearly-burned fingers, and no harshness even smoked down that far, just an enjoyable numbness that went with the smile on my face! After that first smoke, just ordered 2 more boxes. A wonderful cigar at a beautiful price.
Very well built smoke, easy draw tons of thick smoke. Great great smoke I would HIGHLY recommend these to any one.
I bought a box of the Muy Bueso (double toro), and so far, these are definitely one of the best heaters I have ever had, and I been into cigars for 25 years. Beautiful draw, even burn, gorgious oily wrapper, peppery, excellent!
This is a horrible cigar! Do not buy them... in fact, I will do you all a favor and buy them all!!! Okay, just kidding. I am not known to be one who has a set brand, or that "go to" brand that I know will be pleasing to me from first light to nub; however, Genesis is now that cigar. There is nothing flashy about this cigar, but the quality is nearly second to none. The tobacco is beautiful, construction is nearly flawless (if not totally flawless) and the flavor profile is perfect for my taste, and with the current price point there is no reason why you should buy anything less than a box. This is just a damn good cigar! CI and their sister operations have done a great job in introducing us all to blenders that may have otherwise been lost in the seas of the cigar world, so for I thank you. I am excited to see where Ramon will take us with his next line. Until then, good job!
Just received my first box of Ramon Bueso Genesis. I smoked my first one from Cigar Fest a few days after the show. After enjoying the second stick, I was compelled to order 3 more boxes! What a great smoke and what a great deal! It's all the CI's review boasted about and then some! Thanks for making this one available us!
What a great new stick this is, by a guy who's been working in near anonymity for decades. The wrapper on this one glistens with oils. The first third starts out with some nice pepper. Nothing overwhelming, but definitely enough to make you take notice. After that, the pepper calms down and it morphs into leather and earth, continuing on to a smooth finish. Full flavored and powerful, this cigar is a winner!
I've been trying out the many choices from Cigarfest 2012 and just got around to the The Project by Ramon Bueso. My wife and I are just blown away by this cigar! One of the best I have ever had (and I've had a lot). Get's my highest rating. What a bombshell of flavor with no hint of bitterness. Perfect burn and perfectly made. When I get my inventory down a little, this will be my numero uno.
I have now had the pleasure of having two of these, and Ive got to say its absolutely fantastic. Reviewed it over at the blog I have with my brother...
So just Who is Ramon Bueso? Let me tell you! I literally have just returned home to Canada from 2+ days @ CigarFest 2012, and it is now 1 am. Anyhow, we were all treated to the amazing pleasure of meeting the man, smoking a few of his pre-release smokes, and absolutely savouring the experience. It is a will not be disappointed, and if you are, you can send them to me! Deal?

Genesis The Project by Ramon Bueso

Steve R

This is the question I heard over and over (and over) throughout CIGARfest 2012. Indeed, aside from us hosting our 9th annual CIGARfest, which turned out to be a huge success for 6,000+ cigar lunatics, Ramon Bueso was the buzz word of the day, every day, between May 2nd and May 6th. So who is Ramon Bueso? Lemme fill you in with some back story.

The first tobacco farm in Honduras was located on Ramon's family's land. It was here where Ramon was first introduced to tobacco and the premium cigar industry. His passion grew, and he became a roller at the young age of 15, only to evolve into an instrumental voice and mind inside the mighty Villazon factory – the original, Honduran-based home of legendary brands such as Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey, and name a few. He worked alongside Estelo Padron, Benji Menendez, and Frank Llaneza – some of the most powerful and influential men in the business. To put it simply, Ramon Bueso has been crafting, creating, and perfecting some of the industry’s biggest and best-known cigars for nearly 40 years, including many of the cigars you've likely had and enjoyed.

Back to CIGARfest 2012. The official launch of Ramon’s first full release, Genesis The Project. 6,000 faithful enthusiasts from the CI Nation were introduced to both Ramon and his creative genius, thanks to an aggressive approach and successful execution. What began as an unknown became one of the most talked about – and often raved about – cigars of the weekend, catching countless attendees by surprise, pleasantly. Many had a chance to sample the cigar before the main events, and the commentary was exciting, to say the least. In a nutshell and without warning, Ramon Bueso and Genesis The Project took CIGARfest by storm.

I’ll be honest with you. I am not writing a review here. I was lucky enough to receive a few dozen Genesis cigars throughout the event, and not one went to waste. No matter how many cigars I burned throughout the 5 days of madness – and trust me, I burned a ton – I found myself craving more of this cigar. My reason for this ‘Staff Review’ is not to give you my tasting notes on the cigar, but to urge you to get acquainted with it. Stars are born in this industry daily, and stars fade even faster. But Ramon is no star, nor does he want to be. He’s simply a simple cigar-maker with a tremendous level of tobacco knowledge and experience, and an innate ability to utilize this knowledge and experience through crafting a delicious, top-notch cigar.

Although simple, we cigar enthusiasts are a frugal, finicky bunch. We love cigars, but we have developed our preferred tastes, and always seek the best, new cigar to fit our needs at a price that fits our budget. We are rarely content with the norm. We are always looking to expand. It’s a never-ending circle of cigar-frenzied, smoke-filled madness, but the rewards are oh-so-sweet.

That’s me to a ‘T’ - does this sound like you? If so, consider Ramon Bueso a new avenue to expand. If you like bold, eventful cigars with complexity and richness, this cigar comes highly recommended by me as well as hundreds if not thousands of attendees at CIGARfest 2012. My suggestion: get acquainted with Ramon Bueso, because you’ll be seeing a lot of him in the near future.


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