Most Helpful Reviews for Phillies Cigars
These cigars are about as enjoyable as a hemerrhoid
An old friend of the family
An old friend of the family. My dad & brother enjoy these exclusively as they always deliver with no fuss and no muss. Though I prefer hand mades in a bind I will gladly fire one up. It's amazing how consistent a smoke a phillies is.
Quality is slipping
Quality seems to be slipping. I agree with the review by onemancigarbrand. Loose wrapping misshaped ends fast burning. Like everything else these days they used to be. But I guess you get what you pay for. JR Presidents are a better smoke for a few dollars more.
It's like rolling the dice
I based the star ratings I gave this cigar on the facts of it being an inexpensive machine made cigar. It would not be fair to rate it compared to any better quality cigar. They are what they are with no pretense. At one time this was a very reliable inexpensive smoke for those in between occasions where a higher priced cigar is not recommended. When they are an on batch they are just that. A no-nonsense flavorful machine-made quick smoke. Unfortunately it seems that once every 2nd or 3rd order it is an off batch. What is an off batch? When the cigars as fresh as they are ooze an incessantly bitter and putrid tar-like liquid from the wet end of the cigar into your mouth from the moment they are lit that utterly destroys any possible smoking pleasure and makes the purchase essentially a waste of money. That was my recent order while the order before that was just fine. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how or why this happen. All the cigars are always fresh and never old. I can only guess some defect in the manufacturing process. But it happens at least every third order. That being said if you want to spend 45 bucks on 50 cheap any day smokes you would probably be much better off picking something else that would be more reliable and consistent even at that price point. Even at JR's great prices roughly .90 per smoke is an awful lot for what you often get. It's like rolling the dice.
Good tasting cigar but the burn is terrible. Chunks of tobacco make burns on one side and wastes half the cigar.
Smoke up a storm
I smoked thousands of long-leaf hand rolled Dominican nicaraguan and Honduran cigars in the 80s & 90s; all purchased from JR. A lot would have radical construction problems. Good old Machine made comparatively inexpensive cigars seem to always work; So come on guys enough of “ while mowing the lawn” While golfing on the weekend” While working on the truck” Theses cigars are cheap enough to smoke all day long. If you only smoke on certain events then you just don’t enjoy them enough...so don’t smoke. Most of these flavored cigars are so good and affordable you should smoke as many as you want. If only occasionally then you’re not really enjoying them. If you use JR you place an order and two days later your smoking!
Great inexpensive cigar
Received cigars very promptly and have really enjoyed them. Not bitter but just a mild smoke. Fun to re-discover an old name cigar.
A novelty smoke such as this is a nice changeup from time to time (I buy these more for the fact that a friend enjoys them than for myself). A strong chocolate aroma and less chocolaty flavor this smoke is enjoyable for the rare occasion. For best results smoke this slow and easy otherwise can get harsh real fast.
If you love chocolate, you NEED these cigars!!
Damn good cigar and the price makes it even better!! Let these bad boys sit in your humidor for about a week and they'll taste even better! They put off a great aroma burn slow and smooth and taste VERY sweet! Girls LOVE these cigars so always be sure to have some of these on hand for those wanting a sweet smoke!
THERE IS NOT ENOUGH CHOCOLATE ON IT
I have smoked cigars for over 20 years and these are one of my two favorite cigars. I purchase these on a regular basis and just purchased another box. They are mild tasting cigar with just a touch of sweetness and a pleasant aroma. I only smoke outside when the weather is good and I can sit and watch nature.