"After leaving the blocks a little slow this cigar found its stride in the second third and never looked back. It is a refined smoke that will only get better with time. There were a few rough edges earlier on but ultimately the smoking experience was very pleasant. This would a great cigar to start your day with a beverage of the smoker’s choice. The profile is easily approachable for any level of smoker. I would seek it out again once I know what it is." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
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"Smooth and perfectly balanced was the name of the game for this cigar from beginning to end. The transitions in flavor profiles were subtle yet plentiful enough to keep my palate engaged while the contrast of bitter and sweet complimented each other in such harmony that was not overly complex or obscure. Every puff was thoroughly enjoyable and even though it was almost a two-hour smoke, I didn't want it to end." -Noah S. (Noah)
"This was a very fun experience for me. I smoked it in the middle of the day on a very clean palate and was very pleasantly surprised. This is a very mild-mannered cigar, and with the profile of it, I find myself craving a nice Anejo tequila to pair with it the next time I smoke it. With the citrus and sweetness present in the cigar, I feel this would be an epic pairing. This has been a very unique smoking experience for me and I am really looking forward to finding out what it is so I can get more!" -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
"I liked this cigar and wanted to like it a whole lot more except for the burn issues and the falling off of flavors in the last third. I liked the look of it and the notes of leather, coffee, and salt are definitely flavor notes that I thoroughly enjoy. I’d definitely revisit this cigar again and might enjoy it with a mild Bloody Mary as I think it would enhance the flavors." -Diana (ArmyRN)
"This cigar was good, but not great. It's one of those cigars that stay consistent. If I wasn't reviewing it I may have enjoyed it more. This is the kind of cigar that you can smoke and not pay attention to like if you smoke this while watching a show or reading. The cigar had some really nice flavors to me. I was greeted with tea, coffee, wood, chocolate and nuts throughout the smoke, so definitely not one-dimensional. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
General Cigar has announced the third iteration of their Cohiba Serie M, and this year's size will be the Prominente which measures 7 x 50. The Cohiba Serie M was the first collaboration between General Cigar and the El Titan de Bronze Cigar Factory. The new size will ship in April.
"There were a lot of flavors to this cigar, however, they just didn't seem to match each other or blend well together. This smoke was a salty, cedar flavor but there was a sharp piney flavor that was harsh at times." -Chad M. (Chad Tchad)
Last year, General Cigar and their Cohiba brand launched a new line, Serie M. This was the first Cohiba cigar made in the United States and none other than the famed El Titan de Bronze factory. At launch, it came in just one size, a toro. Now, that line gets a new size in 2022, a Corona Gorda. You can read our review of the original here.
"I found this cigar to be very intriguing. It’s a good-looking cigar and well constructed. For a medium-strength cigar it provided a consistent foundation of flavor while introducing variations throughout the entire smoke. The weaving of flavors, with the majority of them combining in the second third, really kept me interested and enjoying this stick. I would definitely revisit this cigar. Good looking and good tasting." -Diana (ArmyRN)
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"Very solid cigar across the board. It won't change your life or make you feel as if you'd been touched by the hand of God, but it is a well constructed and tasty smoke. It doesn't require much effort to tease out and identify exotic flavors, or significant transitions, but what is there is very up front, and enjoyable. " -John I. (John I.)