Arturo Fuente 8-5-8

Arturo Fuente 8-5-8
Arturo Fuente
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto/Toro
Size : 152 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$120 for a box of 25
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8/5/8 is a dark beauty. With a soft and pleasant flavor, the Fuente is more than satisfying.

Appearance : ★★★★½
With a dark and grooved wrapper, 8/5/8 is perfectly filled - no soft spots were found.
Construction : ★★★★½
The draw was OK, I also noticed good burning qualities. Unlit, there was a light smell of humus. Rich clouds of soft smoke when I lit it up.

Flavor : ★★★★½
A little bitter in the beginning, the Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 rapidly develops mocha notes, which become richer and richer along with some woody hints, especially in the second third. These were the only flavors that I noticed, the bitterness reappears in the last third.

Value : ★★★★☆
Could probably be less expensive :)

Overall Rating : ★★★★½
I found this cigar a little monotonous, although it was a pretty good experience overall.

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11 Comments on “Arturo Fuente 8-5-8”

  1. Big Brother says:

    Enjoyed a couple of those when I was on holidays in the Dominican Republic. That’s the most famous Dominican brand, that’s for sure.

  2. I just LOVE this brand. Will probably send you a few reviews soon.

  3. This is a good consistent cigar. This is one of the few fuente cigars that I prefer the maduro variety.

  4. The maduro is best. When I walk into one of my local cigar shops chances are I’m walking out with one of these.

  5. ronhoffman2 says:

    this is my favorite of the normal Arturo Fuente line.

  6. Fuente is a well made smoke and do enjoy one every once in a while

  7. Saint Jimbob says:

    These are a decent smoke, and one I like to bring to a herf if only to have something mild, but tasty, for a newbie. They’re a much cheaper starter cigar than Macanudo.

    I also keep a small humi at the office for lunchtime getaways. I don’t keep anything that I’d cry over if they disappeared, so the Flor Fina and Chateau maddies frequently end up at the office.

  8. FranciscoP says:

    I loved those cigars long time ago… I’ll recomend it for beginners. But my palate have become more complex, and usually dont enjoy them so much. I recomend to try the 858 sun grown and maduro too.

  9. This is a great cigar and every time I read a review about them I get the idea of getting a box of them and can’t find them at the price I want. Sounds like a life long problem,,so many deals so little time.

  10. I really like the maduro .

  11. Man, i just tried one of these about an hour ago and it tasted like dirt, literally. about the worst cigar I’ve had to date. Not sure if i need to dry box it and let it age a while but after this experience I wouldn’t smoke one if it was given to me for free.

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