August 14, 2007
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto/Toro
Size : 152 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$120 for a box of 25
8/5/8 is a dark beauty. With a soft and pleasant flavor, the Fuente is more than satisfying.
Appearance : [rating:4.5/5]
With a dark and grooved wrapper, 8/5/8 is perfectly filled – no soft spots were found.
Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
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 : [rating:4.5/5]
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 : [rating:4/5]
Could probably be less expensive 🙂
Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
I found this cigar a little monotonous, although it was a pretty good experience overall.
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December 7, 2011
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.
December 15, 2010
I really like the maduro .
November 12, 2009
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.
July 15, 2009
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.
February 17, 2009
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.
February 9, 2009
Fuente is a well made smoke and do enjoy one every once in a while
February 9, 2009
this is my favorite of the normal Arturo Fuente line.
January 28, 2009
The maduro is best. When I walk into one of my local cigar shops chances are I’m walking out with one of these.
January 27, 2009
This is a good consistent cigar. This is one of the few fuente cigars that I prefer the maduro variety.
August 26, 2007
I just LOVE this brand. Will probably send you a few reviews soon.
August 21, 2007
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.
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