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by Jason Hagen
January 25th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Randy Bowman wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Cohiba Red Dot Toro before trying that Bellas Artes.
How is the Red Dot?

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by Jason Hagen
January 25th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

picked this up as my birthday is next week, i wish i wrote down which specific 1926 it is. im a relative cigar novice but generally have liked all the padrons ive had, very consistentB52880FC-8C04-4EA6-A38E-46C46CB60236.jpeg edit now smoking it: silly good. i think i paid around $25ish. certainly n...
by Jason Hagen
January 25th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

And you be happy to hear that I just won 5 Ortega Cubao Toros for $11.50. I am working on some Robustos but they are a few days away.

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by Jason Hagen
January 25th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Just pulled one at random today, happened to be Diesel (Original) Robusto: https://www.cigarsinternational.com/p/diesel-cigars/1466870/ We're staying at Crowne Plaza (South Coast) for Falltacular. Was told I can smoke at their ground floor patio area, it seems very nice, and if you feel game we can...
by Jason Hagen
January 25th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Original Camachos were a revelation when they showed up. When Cuba decided to stop use of Corojo and Criollo, and especially Corojo, Camacho was the first one to obtain seeds from them. I was blown away when I tried it back in 2001, it was a new label to me, and to most, and Camacho Corojo was spec...
by Jason Hagen
January 25th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

CAO Brazilia - A gift from Greg P. Another beautiful day in paradise and this stick was killing it today. At the start the draw was easy but there wasn't much smoke but that quickly changed. Nice even burn. Very tasty. Nice spice. Full flavors but not big and overly powerful. I also loved that it n...
by Jason Hagen
January 24th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty

...she's a genius and I hope you support her because my skin has never looked better and if I can no longer get it, then I'm blaming each and every one of you. Seriously, it is AMAZING. I have my favorites, but haven't tried the beard oil (thank heaven). [rofl.gif] Love you Shawnda! flirtysmile I g...
by Jason Hagen
January 24th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Camacho Ecuador Bought in 2019 (A gift from a friend) I have never even thought about buying a Camacho cigar but my friend told me this was very enjoyable and he was correct. Great looking cigar. The draw is easy but I did have some burn issues. It did canoe a few times but then would even out. I w...
by Jason Hagen
January 24th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 6:33 am
I was one of the guinea pigs
I want to be a guinea pig. What I am using right now can really bug me since I hate having an oily feeling.

J
by Jason Hagen
January 24th, 2020, 1:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

I'm saving bands and plan on shipping them to her soon. This all started with "if I make these pens would you be interested in selling them? Well, hell yeah. The pens are roller ball, which have been solid for me even though we probably won't be writing with the pens that much. She does a variety o...
by Jason Hagen
January 24th, 2020, 1:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty

And love the pic. Do you already have a website?

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by Jason Hagen
January 24th, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: A Thing of Beauty

Great to hear! God Speed. Looking forward to what you'll have for Berserker Day.

Peace,

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Jason Hagen wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 10:09 pm

I just realized Ave Marias are another AJ Fernandez product.

Oh maybe not.

J
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Is there a particular Curivaris you like?

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by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

5 Vegas is really a Cigars International line. Daily sticks, at best. DPG's daughter even made an attempt at adding to the line, called Miami, and it turned out to be an utter disaster, by all accounts. Ave Marias are solid sticks, in all respects, though I buy natural wrappers only. Try those Curi...
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Speaking of cigars made at A J Fernandez's factory, the Bellas Artes Maduros arrived today. Beautiful looking stick. Cold draw was coffee beans and leather. A little uneven burn which is unusual for a box pressed cigar, it was probably the way I lit it. The cigar settles pretty quick after lighting...
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

I've been trying to get the Ave Maria but they are always on back order, (sold to top ten retailers is my guess), but I see Thompson has them in stock. I have a number of customers asking for them, having tried them before and loved them. Good to hear a positive thing. I grabbed a 10 pack of Ave Ma...
by Jason Hagen
January 22nd, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

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I have a question about 2 cigars that I have never had. I generally just skip over them for that reason.

5 Vegas

And...

Ave Maria

Any thoughts or opinions?

TIA

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 22nd, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

I thought the Virtue was terrific when young but I still had a few in the humidor and hoped for better things. I have only had a few other Fernandez cigars and have enjoyed the Diesels but I will be smoking them young. Industry hoopla, we all know that well when it comes to wine. [wow.gif] I got my ...
by Jason Hagen
January 22nd, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

This afternoon I sat outside while reading and had a, Man O' War Virtue that had been sitting in the humi for 6 or 7 years. It might have dried out a little bit. The burn and aroma were great but the flavors were a little boring. Not much nuance. Mainly woody with a like of spice and fruit. B- Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 22nd, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Those are cool. How can you get them? Does he do pencils? Being a southpaw, I often use pencils because ink smears.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 22nd, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

This is a pretty great deal and free shipping. I've never had the cigar but grabbed the 10 pack for $40, all in. If nothing else it is a cigar I can share with folks. https://www.cigarsinternational.com/joecigar

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 21st, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

I've had a few weeks off but tomorrow I will be lighting something up and finishing up a book.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 21st, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 207
Views: 11608

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

So gentleman, did you enjoy the tea? Sometimes there is trial and error in figuring out the best way to brew. Of course, you can always bug the folks at Floating Leaves for advice.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

GregP wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 7:59 pm


Maybe an Epernay tomorrow, weather should be good.
I have enjoyed the few Epernays I have had.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Is this the cigar you are talking about? https://www.cigarsinternational.com/p/o ... s/2024234/

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by Jason Hagen
January 18th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Padron 1926 Not much to be said here. An amazing cigar. But generally out of my price range.

Guardian of the Farm Claude Le Chien A collaboration with Warped. I think this is a Small Batch exclusive. A wonderful, complex cigar. Great burn with rich and fruity flavors.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 18th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Bummer. I loved the Unholy Cocktail at $3.85. I thought it smoked way above its grade.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 27th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

I used to smoke cigars but gave it up 15 years ago. Can you legally buy Cubans these days. Fond memories of Padron, Fuentes, and some killer Cubans while working in London. When living in London in the 90s is when I got hooked (convinced) on Cubans (lots of Romeo y Julietas, Partagas, and Cohibas) ...
by Jason Hagen
December 27th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Arturo Fuente Hemingway - Short Story Purchased in 2016 Short Story is a fantastic cigar. It actually smokes longer than one might expect. I usually plan for it to be a 25-30 minute smoke but it can easily go longer. This one was slightly hot but otherwise just a yummy pleasure. Great draw and tast...
by Jason Hagen
December 27th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Randy Bowman wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 7:37 pm
They are aged for 5 years but probably need 10 to settle.
So do you think time in the humi will sort that bit out?

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Jason, from your descriptions seems the blend went through changes. Angeles used to be easily one of the best small sticks around, for pretty much all, a bunch of us in Bay Area cigar group bought them by the box. I think I have a few from the first few years of release stashed away and now need to...
by Jason Hagen
December 26th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Are organic vegetables vegan?
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Are organic vegetables vegan?

Most of my vegan friends take a serious look at all aspects of their life. Products, clothes, and etc but when it comes to the fact that wine is not vegan, they do plug their ears.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 25th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Broke my head cold imposed cigar fast with a smaller stick at Christmas while cooking a prime rib. Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles - Petite Corona 4.6 X 42 The draw is a little tougher than I prefer but not a problem. Basic flavors. Med/Full-bodied with a strong flavor. Earthy and leathery. Decent smoke a...
by Jason Hagen
December 24th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Merry Christmas everyone!

I got this nasty cold that turned into a cough so it has been a week since I have been able to enjoy anything. Hoping to light something up on Thursday.

Peace,

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 19th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Randy Bowman wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 8:42 pm
The cheap stuff, Forbidden X travel humidors and cigars, $180.00, haven't got the attention of anybody yet.
How many cigars is that?

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 19th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

CA's cigar of the year. A. J. Fernandez is everywhere.

https://www.cigaraficionado.com/top25ci ... wsource=cl

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 18th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Godmother by Graycliff Made exclusively for a local store/lounge. Great looking cigar. Easy draw. Light/Medium bodied. At first this cigar was underwhelming but about half with through it was awesome. A real pleasure. Dark rich flavors. - A Arturo Fuente Don Carlos #2 Wow. Easily my cigar of the ye...
by Jason Hagen
December 16th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Long Live The King - another A.J. Fernendez cigar $14

Nice looking cigar. Well made. The draw is so easy, maybe too easy. Medium-bodied. Earth/woody flavors finishing with a touch of chocolate. A very pleasant easy smoke. B+

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 14th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Diesel - Unholy Cocktail (torpedo) Purchased in 2019. Cost with shipping was $3.85 flirtysmile Great construction. Burns perfect. Full-bodied. Dark chocolate, leather and bit of dark cherries. Great smoke. Lasting pleasant finish. Really kicks in after the first quarter is done. 50 - 60 minute smok...
by Jason Hagen
December 13th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Jason, you're scaring me since I have a good number of 10-16 year old Tatuajes of all sorts. Seems I need to pull a few and see how they are doing. Yeah I still have some more older Tatuajes so I am hoping this was just in a bad place or this stick just was better young. I did move up another Tatua...
by Jason Hagen
December 13th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Jason, the cigar's round pressed and rock hard. Slow smoker that is packed with flavor. The companion Maduro version is really good too. Here's a picture of my back stock for two weeks. 20191213_161653.jpg Nice. I have bought anything since May so in January I'll be looking to make a small restock....
by Jason Hagen
December 13th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Oh... I see you already commented.

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by Jason Hagen
December 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Nice. I haven't tried the Last Call but it seems like a hell of a deal. Thoughts?

J
by Jason Hagen
December 13th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Trying to clear out some "aged" cigars from the humi. I have singles left of a bunch of cigars I have enjoyed in the past and it has been hit and miss. Tatuaje Black Corona Gorda Nicaragua - This originally was a 1 off but if I understand correctly is now part of the Tatuaje regular production. This...
by Jason Hagen
December 13th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Yikes!
by Jason Hagen
December 13th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 207
Views: 11608

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Having my last cup of 2019 Crimson Lishen from Floating Leaves. May grab another small batch before it is gone. A wonderful tea that hits with a bit small amount of funk on the front end and then the fruit kicks in. This has been a pleasure. Jason Any other recommendations? For the last 2 years, I ...
by Jason Hagen
December 12th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 207
Views: 11608

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Having my last cup of 2019 Crimson Lishen from Floating Leaves. May grab another small batch before it is gone. A wonderful tea that hits with a bit small amount of funk on the front end and then the fruit kicks in. This has been a pleasure.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
December 11th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 346
Views: 15051

Re: Cigars - UnOfficial thread

Beautiful. It has been 2 months since I have smoked a cigar but was digging through the humidor today. Will report back.

J
by Jason Hagen
December 8th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 8061

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I do like to have some honey on hand for a few bites.

Jason

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