7 responses

  1. Stark
    November 23, 2007

    Very strange. This is actually one of the only RyJ that I always enjoy.. Was it the tubo version? (don’t know if there are other versions though)

  2. Sander_holland
    July 18, 2008

    I didn’t like it much too. Not up to a standard worthy of its price or Cuban descent. i had to relight too, and it didn’t burn equally.
    the aroma wasn’t all that, but that could be a matter of personal taste.
    i had the tube version.

  3. k0mmissar
    February 15, 2009

    I smoked a boxload of these, and came off feeling much the same way, but they have been praised so highly and consistently, I thought there was something wrong with *me!*

    They most certainly aren’t a replacement for a proper RyJ Churchill, with very distinctly different flavour. Much less smooth, and certainly more salty and overwhelmingly spicy around the middle.

    The price is right however!

  4. Caligo
    June 13, 2009

    maybe you haven’t got much luck… i smoked 3 of those and they were very nicely wrapped, the construction was perfect too. about the flavor i agree.

  5. handypilot
    October 6, 2009

    I picked up a box of these going through Zurich one day. I have to say that for the price it isn’t that good of a cigar. I wouldn’t ever turn these down and might buy them every now and then, but not a regular stock stick. BTW, never dry-box them too long, they taste like cardboard.

  6. Orion
    March 20, 2011

    Picked up a box dated OCT 2009. An outstanding smoke. Perfect construction, lots of flavor and body. Super smooth with enormous amount of thick smoke. Maybe you just got an off stick.

  7. Frank
    September 26, 2013

    I dont think the reviewer should have given this cigar a rating based on his experience with a faulty cigar. Give the tubo a try and you won’t be disappointed. I have had many of these (in tubes, never in boxes) and I always find a spicy cedar kick in in the first third followed by a mellow woods and earth in the second and last third. This is a very consistent cigar for me and is my favorite cuban robusto (yes, even more so than partagas sd4!). Just the aroma alone makes this cigar worthwhile. Just wish the price wasn’t so high, but hey you’re paying for the name, right?

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