So now the have Fake Behikes

Discussion in 'Cuban Cigar Forum' started by CigarMan Andy, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. CigarMan Andy

    CigarMan Andy Traveling Herf Man

    Sep 20, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I got a couple of these from a friend. Tastes nothing like a Behike and the band was not right. It was only a matter of time before the counterfeited the holographic band. The top and bottom gold are not equal on the fake and the head is not right. Real has ridges fake does not. Also the dots are smaller on the fake. Check out the photo.

  2. JHolmes763

    JHolmes763 Drinkin' the koolaid

    Oct 12, 2006
    Michigan (Thumb)
    Color me surprised...

    Thanks for the pics. Hopefully these help someone avoid fakes in the future.
  3. kann

    kann One Leg Of Fury.

    Apr 29, 2011
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Good catch. Unfortunately, that band would pass cursory inspection for someone not familiar with them and finding the chance and temptation to taste the forbidden fruit. Heck, I honestly wouldn't have known the difference by band idiosyncrasies and intricacies, alone. Then again, I wouldn't be paying that much for a cigar, to begin with. If someone offered one at a price too good to be true, I'd expect it to be a fake and would promptly hobble away as fast as I could.
  4. thechenman

    thechenman No One of Consequence

    Jan 30, 2009
    New York
    Great catch thanks for the heads up. Wonder how long before the counterfeiters start producing the new Cohiba bands on the pie amides released this week at the Habanos Festival?
  5. insight

    insight Making friends everywhere!

    Aug 24, 2006
    West of Disorder
    Haven't these been around for a bit now? I seem to remember someone linking an article from CA's website a year or so again. I actually have a few bogus samples of these from TL's stock but haven't bothered to smoke one yet.
  6. Pugman1943

    Pugman1943 Well-Known Member

    Since I haveyetto try one, I probably jumped at one or two. Good photos and thanks for the heads up.
  7. engspot

    engspot Covered in Paint

    Oct 19, 2010
    Akron, OH
    Did you smoke or dissect the fake? The band looks pretty obvious when they are side-by-side. Thanks for the heads up.

    I'll probably never try a Behike, these are out of my price range and sometimes it's better not to know what you are missing out on!
  8. CigarMan Andy

    CigarMan Andy Traveling Herf Man

    Sep 20, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Smoked the first third and dissected the rest.
  9. likescarsz28

    likescarsz28 This car has been replaced by a 6 cyl Impala.

    May 18, 2006
    Central SD
    The fakes were probably out before the real ones.
  10. dannykcha

    dannykcha New Member

    I hate saying this... but I was duped by that very same fake Behike about 6-7 months ago (same exact fake label on the cigar). I thought it was real at first, having never seen a real Behike before, until I did some research. As soon as I found out it was fake, I went outside and lit it up in anger just to see how "bad" it would be. To my surprise, the taste of the fake wasn't bad at all. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't amazing or anything, but it was more than decent/smokable. It was actually better than some mid-priced smokes I've had here and there. I ended up smoking a good portion of it, but made sure to leave enough to dissect it and see if it was long or short filler. To my surprise, it was rolled with long filler.

    I think my obession with wanting to try a real Behike so badly came from being duped back then. Hahah. Knowledge is power!!
  11. CigarMan Andy

    CigarMan Andy Traveling Herf Man

    Sep 20, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Not a terrible smoke, but not close to the real deal. Not even Cuban tobacco. Cuban seed, but not Cuban grown.
  12. dannykcha

    dannykcha New Member

    My thoughts exactly. I haven't tried a real Behike before, but can definitely say that it didn't have that Cubanesque character.
  13. ktm400

    ktm400 New Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    The other observation from another article is the distinctive 'black' band/shadow around the head.

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