7 responses

  1. Jim
    February 27, 2012

    Wow, enlightening and surprising!!

  2. Darryl
    February 27, 2012

    Wow! I have smoked this cigar plenty of times and never have I experienced that taste or problem. I like the Brilliantes and the Stella’s, now I want to try the Gran Via. I find EP Carrillo cigars to be very enjoyable and always satisfying, I’m not sure what happened on your end, but this cigar is a keeper for me!

  3. jjo
    February 28, 2012

    I have to agree with Darryl. I’ve had a Brilliante and a couple of Stellas and really enjoyed them. I know that we all perceive things differently, but it sounds likes you got a hold of a couple of unfortunate duds. Thanks for the honest take.

  4. Dave
    February 28, 2012

    This may be the best Connecticut on the market. The Stella (corona-ish) is my favorite in the line. As they say, there’s no accounting for taste …

  5. ROTHNH
    March 2, 2012

    Joe’s experience was unfortunate but it shouldn’t deter anyone from trying EPC’s New Wave CT line. Experiences like this happen and are not a rare occurrence, particularly with CT Shade wrapped cigars that are quite often thin. I remember a 5-pack of Cabaiguan Belicoso Fino cigars I had where four of the five sticks had wrapper issues — and mine (I assume Joe’s two here as well) had nothing to do with storage & RH issues.

  6. BigPhil
    March 10, 2012

    I got a 5 pack from CI and had the same experience with the robusto. Smoked several toros and churchils and really enjoyed them.

  7. Bernie
    April 14, 2012

    Much respect for telling it like it is. I love La Gloria and EPC, but my recent 2 samples also were bad. I’m pretty sure they were rushed to market and so they probably need a few months to settle down, with the overall harshness from the Amonia still present and overwhelming the palate. I’m going to try them again in a few months, or perhaps from a different retailer, as I’m sure these will be great tasting cigars, they are just too young currently.

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