Don't ask what possessed me to smoke one of these and do a review, maybe it was to entertain some folks here at Club Stogie.
Pre-light draw: not bad smooth draw, no flavors
Initial light: A strong taste of cardboard, nothing but cardboard.
First Third: Full flavor cardboard. Wait.... I think I detect a hint of burnt 12 year old Madagascar Vanilla... wait... no, just cardboard.
Paired this smoke with a Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat, so it saved my tastebuds.
Second Third: Now I taste cardboard and Cherries (thanks to the Sam Adams).
Final Third: Ran out of Sam Adams, so just cardboard.
I smoked a lot of this horrible smoke for you fellas in hopes that no one else will try one. Similar to a Cremosa, but not quite as bad. Here's my final pic.
One good thing about this smoke: It did have an even burn. Stayed even all the way down. I average 2 plus hours when smoking a churchill (rarely smoke them) but this one burned in 45 minutes (thank God)!
I hope this review will serve as a warning for those of you even thinking of buying these from CI/C-bid. Beware!!!!!