17 responses

  1. Htown
    September 30, 2009

    I have one resting the humidor and am looking forward to trying it.

  2. windycindy
    September 30, 2009

    I have heard about this particular cigar!
    Most reviews agree with you.
    Thanks, Cindi

  3. Stephen P
    September 30, 2009

    Another Cuban and another cigar I can’t smoke. Thanks for taking the time of the review. it sounds like a great cigar. The US needs to get over the Cuban embargo already.

  4. Luke – AspiringGentleman
    September 30, 2009

    Looks good, but I think the name “Magnum” is misleading given the size.

  5. Inspector
    September 30, 2009

    @Stephen, I am sorry for the abundance of Cuban cigar reviews lately, but my humidor is currently full of Cubans I haven’t reviewed yet, there are all those limited editions and new releases that must be tried :) Please bear with me.

    @Luke, I completely agree with you – it’s just a brand name in this case..

  6. Daize
    September 30, 2009

    smoked a couple of these myself and had the same reaction though mine had alot of ammonia, I think these will be a great great cigar. When I have the cash I will be buying a box for sure.

  7. Andy K.
    September 30, 2009

    Another great review of a cigar I can’t have. :(

  8. John W.
    October 1, 2009

    I always enjoy reading reviews about the Cuban cigars. It’s like a carrot on a stick that is difficult to reach here in the USA. I do keep memos and try to find these when I travel to Mexico. Thanks for the reviews

  9. MB
    October 1, 2009

    Hope one day we can pick some of these up locally.

  10. Dsanders
    October 1, 2009

    Great review and spot on….Picked up the entire Limited Edition line when I found them in Bangkok (probably overpaid…but good investment before buying box).

    What a GREAT smoke. Thoroughly enjoyed this and in my opinion outshined any of the 2008 series. Smoke it to the nub as I could not bear to put it down.

    Next on tap…the R&J Duke this weekend.

  11. Inspector
    October 1, 2009

    @Dsanders, I think that the Mag 48 is on par with the Montecristo Sublime that I reviewed not long ago. On the other hand, I definitely enjoyed it more than the Party D5 or the Cuaba. I smoked my first Duke a few days ago, that was a fine smoke as well. I’ll be smoking another one for review soon.

  12. bogner
    October 1, 2009

    Nice to finally read a review of one of the 2009 LE’s .. this one might be in my cart next time I shop, sounds great!

  13. Keith1911
    October 2, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  14. Jon
    October 6, 2009

    envy…..

    I’ve really enjoyed many H. Upmann – I wish I could try the Cubans…

  15. phathungarian
    February 27, 2010

    I don’t know how many times I wrote ‘thanks for the great review’ on this forum, but probably not enough!
    I had one in my humidor for a few months but then I couldn’t resist any longer.
    I have to say I have really enjoyed this one, and to me was the best Magnum I’ve ever had, despite it’s size. It delivers a full punch and to me this is an evening cigar, for sure.
    Experience smokers will appreciate this stick most. Another Cuban masterpiece. So many great cigars, so little time, isn’t life grand!

  16. MarekMP
    January 19, 2011

    It was a new item a few months ago in a store I visit while in Poland. I like Corona Major – it was my first cuban; always consistent and a Goldilocks of cigars. The price of 48 was higher then others of similar size, so I hesitated. But it turned out to be a fantastic cigar and more than worth the money. It did surprize me and will get a box next time.

  17. DrFever
    July 1, 2012

    I agree with the review. I just had one of the 5 I had in my Humidor since October of 2009. The name “Magnum” does it justice as I found this cigar to pack quite a punch for such a small package.

    Lots of woodsy/earthiness to it and unlike the review, I found mine had plenty of pleasing white smoke. The cigar took abiut a 1/3rd to really open up for me but when it did it sure kicked me with subtle flavour and rich tobacco taste.

    I had it go out on me just over halfway but I was rewarded the last third with a nice subtle sweetness that blended nice with the spice left over in my mouth from the first half.

    The cigar feels solid and heavy. The burn was flawless (save for the one time it went out on me) but it remained even all the way down.

    A rewarding cigar that was full bodied for sure.

    Can’t wait to smoke the remainder of my bunch. It certainly benefited from the rest in my box before smoking it.

    In my 15+ years of enjoying Cigars, this was actually my first ever Upmann. It surely will not be my last.

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