Calle Ocho

fla-gypsyfla-gypsy Posts: 3,024 ✭✭
This low cost stick was featured in the latest Ccom newsletter and I just happened to receive some this week. As a guy that smokes 3-4 sticks a day I am always looking for a good low cost stick to control expenses some. I have to say I was quite impressed with the Calle Ocho. Great construction and burn, nice flavor but what really struck me was the long finish on the retrohale. It is absolutely fabulous. I will be stocking plenty of these for everyday sticks at work. Give them a try if you are looking for a budget stick, well worth the money.

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  • denniskingdennisking Posts: 3,703 ✭✭✭
    I was wondering about these myself, thanks for the info. I'm always looking for a bargain myself.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,026 ✭✭✭✭✭
    fla-gypsy:
    This low cost stick was featured in the latest Ccom newsletter and I just happened to receive some this week. As a guy that smokes 3-4 sticks a day I am always looking for a good low cost stick to control expenses some. I have to say I was quite impressed with the Calle Ocho. Great construction and burn, nice flavor but what really struck me was the long finish on the retrohale. It is absolutely fabulous. I will be stocking plenty of these for everyday sticks at work. Give them a try if you are looking for a budget stick, well worth the money.
    Nice to hear, I've been wondering about these, hard to shell out $ for an unknown
    "Do not trust in your own righteousness, do not worry about the past, but control your tongue and your stomach...a time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, 'You are mad, you are not like us'." - St. Anthony from Sayings of the Desert Fathers.

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  • martymcg43martymcg43 Posts: 396
    yeah i bought a bundle of these last year. pretty good. not outstanding, but price/taste wise it's a helluva deal.
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,002 ✭✭✭✭
    I too think they are a pretty decent smoke for the price. I got some as part of a sampler somewhere and I really liked them.
  • SchroozSchrooz Posts: 165
    I think I would enjoy this in the gigante monster size. Too bad they are sold out. I wait.
  • stephen_hannibalstephen_hannibal Posts: 4,317
    Anyone have some they want to trade?

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,026 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Got to thinking about these again, haven't had one. This time of year the $ are squeezed pretty thin, so I'm always looking for a good deal on a cheap maduro. So, I was wondering if there was another budget maduro that these were similar to. My favorite is Gran Habano Vintage 2002, are the Calle Ocho similar? Or, would you put them closer to, oh, say, House Label Brazilian? or maybe La Estrella Cubana? or something else altogether? Any input is appreciated, thanks guys.
    "Do not trust in your own righteousness, do not worry about the past, but control your tongue and your stomach...a time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, 'You are mad, you are not like us'." - St. Anthony from Sayings of the Desert Fathers.

    "It is a simple matter to determine when a true genius has arrived on earth, all the dunces will convene to form a coalition against him."  --  Jonathon Swift

    Simple reductive logic reveals every "Zero Tolerance" policy to be, in fact, a "Zero Intelligence" policy.--Me


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