19 responses

  1. pinarello6
    December 28, 2012

    I currently own 2 boxes of 52 and one 54 all unopened. Thanks to your article, this New Year’s Eve in 4 days I gotta fire one. Thanks for not writing off this stick as a high priced and high hyped, newbie afficionado status symbol. I truly hope is price tag of close to $400 for a 10 ct is worth it. I will repost once the smoke clears and I’m left with nothing but ashes .thanks Dr Fever


  2. Teddy
    December 28, 2012

    Good review. One can tell you really enjoy the BHK52. I am a little confused though; 5 stars for each of appearance, construction, flavour, and value, but 4 stars overall. Am I missing something? You conclusion seems to read like 5 stars too.
    Notwithstanding, I have been eying off a box of 10 and may just grab one…


  3. DrFever
    December 28, 2012

    Teddy, It is a 5 out of 5 in the overall rating. The review has now been corrected. Thank you.


  4. Joe Mazloom
    December 28, 2012

    A very well done review. value is a subjective term and if you get enjoyment from your purchase that’s all that counts. little snippets of enjoying the best makes one feel special and should be savored.


  5. Matthew
    December 29, 2012

    I’ve smoked a few of the 52s from a box I’ve had for over a year and they just haven’t blown me away. Totally agree regarding appearance and construction, but mine have not tasted as amazing as I hoped.


  6. DrFever
    December 29, 2012

    Thank you all for your feedback. Matthew, I completely understand my friend. Taste and flavor profiles are completely subjective. We all have different palates and we all search for flavors that give us enjoyment. Cheers and to all: Have a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year.


  7. Brett
    December 29, 2012

    Thanks for the review. Very well done. I look forward to trying the 52s


  8. vaios
    December 30, 2012

    Excellent review,i consider cigarsmoking 1 or 2 a week as my therapi, not a cheap one but very effective.
    The behikes in my humidor are my babies and taking care of them is half the joy


  9. Cyberspec
    January 1, 2013

    Nice review and I generally agree. The BHK-52 is easily in my top 3 cigars. I haven’t smoked any 54’s and 56’s yet and will have to try them as soon as I can get them at a reasonable price to see how they compare


  10. occupied_throne (via r/cigars)
    January 4, 2013

    I really do think that the 52 is a great smoke. I bought my boxes in Moscow and at $500 a box, it really really is pushing it in terms of the ‘value’ category. I would buy these all day everyday for $18.50 a stick as the reviewer did. And even on my second box I have to say that they truly are fantastic. Despite that, I really do believe that no cigar is worth $50 a stick. If you can afford it then sure why not indulge. But I would be cautious as to whether I would recommend these sticks to people.


  11. LiveFree
    August 17, 2013

    BHK is a great line of cigars. 52 is a true gem. A piece of advice – the best price outside Cuba – Dubai tax free international airport $280 a box for 52s. $360 for 56s. Moscow is a ripoff, everything is expensive in the Russian capital, not to mention have of the merchandise is a knockoff.
    On this happy note, try 56 after keeping it in your humi for 1-2 years, it will knock your socks off.


  12. Paul
    November 30, 2013

    I have an empty wooden box of Cohiba Behike. On the side is BHK 50. I’ve searched the internet for information about this box and cigars.
    There is a hologram sticker and an “Original National Warranty Seal For Cigars And Cut Tobacco” sticker.I have only seen reviews for 52’s, 54’s and 56’s.
    Is this a knock off of an actual Behike?
    I can send a pic of the box if that will help.


  13. gary
    December 3, 2013

    sorry, but ive purchased all sized Behikes from LCDH mercahnts and have foound them all to be mundane
    at best. Maybe its a aging thing- like all Cohiba’s-takes
    years for them to hit prime. For me, they are not worth the money and like all Cohiba products are more hype, price
    and disappointment than anything else.


  14. soutso
    March 3, 2014

    Ive just had my 5th Behike 52. Wow – I’m stunned. The appearance and construction is simply beautiful. That oily wrapper makes me salivate.

    I bought mine in early January 2014 and smoked four of them within two weeks. I was slightly disappointed to be honest. The flavour was great in parts but ordinary 70% of the time. I felt that they were just overrated.

    I just had one and after several weeks in my humidor and my goodness, what a brilliant cigar. Smooth, easy draw and very meaty and toasty in taste. I even tasted a chocolatey flavour toward the end (my first time ever in a cigar) They obviously improve once settled so I cant imagine what they’ll be like in a year or two.


  15. Gregg
    June 28, 2014

    Have tried all three Behikes from LCDH authorized merchants and Ive been disappointed with every one. For some reason, if its “Cohiba” everyone loses perspective. Maybe its because if you $40 for a cigar your conscience is screaming “LOVE IT- YOU PAID $40”. In any event, the cigar is well made- good draw and burn but its grassy and mild. :Like any recently released cigar- the BEHIKE needs age- lots of age- and even then it will be mediocre at best.


  16. Mike R
    July 16, 2015

    Don’t do much for me I’m afraid. They remind me of one of those super-premium blended whiskies where so much effort has been put into smoothness at the expense of character. Give me the standard 12-year-old Bowmore over a Royal Salute any day. IMHO the best Cohiba is still the Maduro 5 Genios at half the price.


  17. Spencer Aronfeld
    October 9, 2015

    I was lucky enough to get a box of 52 and 56 Behike. I have never smoked a cigar as good as the 52 in my life. And I smoke one or two cigars every day. The cigars are able to transport me, relax me–and as much as I’d like to find something better I haven’t been able to find anything remotely comparable.

    I have heard that they age very well but I doubt that I’ll be able to wait long enough to find out.

    What do you recommend I pair it with?


  18. Michael Gentile
    May 2, 2016

    I’ve had the pleasure of owning 4 boxes of these superb cigars and I can say without a doubt that these are the very best cigars in the world with the Montecristo #2 coming in second to the Behike 52 and I’m trying to order a box of Behike 54s and 56s without much luck and no wonder that the Behike line are the hardest cigars in the world to get your hands on


  19. Jonathan Allard
    July 18, 2017

    I’m having friends that are going to Varadero, Cuba in a few weeks. I’m curious as to where is the best place to buy these BHK 52. My wife is pregnant with our first son and pampering myself with one of the best cigars seems like the way to go . I was thinking to send my friends to the “Casa del Habano” on Calle 63 to get a 10 pc box. Any thoughts?


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