I have purchased several sampler packages and have had the privilege of smoking several Cohiba XV cigars. These sticks are wonderful. Full bodied, loads of satisfying smoke and are consistently even burning with very little canoeing. Not for the novice smoker, or those who prefer mild cigars, (my uncle thought it was much too strong) but for those who prefer a sumatra wrapper and a little stronger, peppery taste, these sticks are the way to go. They will definitely become a staple in my humidor.