By James R. D. on 06 Oct. 2011 (Montecristo No.5) :
very small stick, but burns very evenly and produces quite a bit of smoke, flavor got classic cuban tang, with hints of spice, coffe, wood, wasn't powerful, was quite mild, not a bad 30 mins smoke for a quick relax.
This cigar is small and cute. It has a good draw, good burn, and good amounts of smoke. The flavors aren't too complex, but offer roasted coffee and espresso, tons of spice, and an earthy montecristo flavor. Straightforward, but good.
i enjoyed this cigar, it looked tidy, lit well and tasted good all the way to the end. plenty of smoke and an even burn made this very enjoyable, not the best cigar i've smoked but certainly a good one to start the day with or early brunch.
This is my go to smoke when time is of the essence. This little cigar is great with morning coffee, or as I pair it after lunch. The last 40 minutes of my lunch hour was spent with this little gem. It is very easy to light up, and for such a little stick, it really booms out the smoke. It may be the little brother of the mighty #2, but it tastes nothing like, as it is less spicy.
My only advice, do not puff too fast on this little guy, as it heats up fast.
I did not know how to describe this one before I read the previous review, it is one dimensional. After some lighting difficulty and a burn that needed an adjustment there was only one flavor throughout the cigar. I guess I was expecting more from this cigar and it just didn't deliver. To top it all off the cigar was squared because it was stuffed in the box too tightly and the band was so tight that i could not remove it until I was finished with the cigar. I was glad that I waited because it ended up being so tight it tore the wrapper as I was removing the band.
With a gauge of 40 and a length of only 102 mm, this is one of the smallest Montecristo cigars and one with an excellent ring. It has all the qualities of the brand and is a real appetizer, just like a dry Martini.