This is a discussion on Big List of Cigars - Good Newb Starter within the General Cigar Discussion forums, part of the The Cigar Lounges at Puff category; Thanks for posting a very informative list....
Great list!! I was wondering where Gispert Maduros would fit on the list, if at all? Seem to have gotten great reviews by those who have tried.
The Gispert Maduro's I've lit were as good as the reviews indicated. A bit on the milder side, but, good even draw, creamy smoke, and not harsh on the palate. For a noob...a very good stick to put in your humi. If you like a stick with a bit more bite, the La Gloria Cubana Serie R #4 would give you a great smoke with a little added kick. Of course, I'm partial to just about any LGC. Don't know if I've had a bad one.
Seems the Victor Sinclair should be added to the list, no? It's now rated top 3 in the under $6 category according to Top25 (actually it's rated in the Top25 overall even). I haven't had any yet but am looking fwd to receving some shortly. I heard they need to be aged in the humi for a few months.