What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#751 Post by Randy Bowman » June 26th, 2020, 2:32 pm

Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro by Drew Estate

Revisiting one of my favorites. Coffee, cedar and mild pepper are the core of the profile. Along the way there is intermittent sweetness, earth and cream with notes of kitchen spice, cocoa, walnuts and red pepper. Medium plus.
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#752 Post by Randy Bowman » June 27th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Saga Blend No 7 Perfecto

Six months in the humidor with aroma of hay. Starts with wood, mostly cedar and/or oak, hay, natural tobacco, a little earth and black pepper on the finish. By mid cigar, the wood has diminished and the cigar has developed some creaminess, with some coffee and spice notes. In the final third, the cedar returns with some light sweetness and remains to the end. Medium strength and body. The burn required one touch up and the draw was easy.
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#753 Post by Jason Hagen » June 27th, 2020, 11:06 pm

Cohiba Red Dot Churchill - 5 months in the humidor
I love this Churchill. A great cigar. It does not have to prove itself by beating you over the head. = A+

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#754 Post by Randy Bowman » June 30th, 2020, 2:15 pm

Yum. Top ten on my list.
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#755 Post by Randy Bowman » June 30th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon Toro

Three years in the humidor. Smooth and mellow end to end with an easy draw and even burn. Primary flavors of natural tobacco, earth and hay with notes of leather, dried fruit, coffee and light caramel. There is some mild pepper on the finish that increases slightly as the cigar nears the end. Not remarkable, nor complex but enjoyable. Medium strength and body.
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#756 Post by Randy Bowman » July 1st, 2020, 2:23 pm

Archetype Dawn of Destiny Robusto

In the humidor for a year. Starts out with earth, tobacco, a hint of coffee and pepper. A mild citrus component appears in the second third along with some black tea notes and almond. Very light sweetness overtakes the citrus through the final third. Medium in strength, little complexity and the burn required one touch up.
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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#757 Post by Jason Hagen » July 2nd, 2020, 11:10 am

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Archetype Dawn of Destiny Robusto

In the humidor for a year. Starts out with earth, tobacco, a hint of coffee and pepper. A mild citrus component appears in the second third along with some black tea notes and almond. Very light sweetness overtakes the citrus through the final third. Medium in strength, little complexity and the burn required one touch up.
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I picked up a few Archetype, had the Initiation yesterday. I like them and they seem to have a distinct style but my very limited experience is they are variable. Yesterday's smoke was at times great and then it would change to something off. Not sure they are up my alley.

Thanks for the note.

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#758 Post by Randy Bowman » July 3rd, 2020, 3:00 pm

Esteban Carreras Liga Pigtail 6 X 60 Maduro

One week in the humidor. Initial burn problems cured with a touch up or two. Once it settled there was coffee, dusty earth, leather and mild black pepper on the finish. By mid cigar there is some sweetness building along with some cinnamon toast. Approaching the nub, the finish and after taste are cinnamon toast. The cigar started out about medium and actually mellowed out to not quite medium with mouth coating full flavors. Very good cigar for the price.
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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#759 Post by Phil Smith » July 4th, 2020, 12:01 pm

Bros. Upmann 54, 2015 box code. Not much to it, but it’s doing the trick.
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#760 Post by Randy Bowman » July 5th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Padron 1964 Number 45 Maduro

In the humidor for at least 3 years. The first quarter was natural tobacco and a lot of pepper. As the pepper fades, notes of leather, earth and coffee emerge. Sweet cedar and kitchen spice join in by mid cigar. For the final third, the coffee is replaced by dark chocolate notes. Sweet kitchen spice and hints of dark berries round out the profile. Medium plus and exotic.
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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#761 Post by Randy Bowman » July 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm

Things are getting tough in cigar land. We are running short on a number of cigars and none of the distributors have any. Some of the cigars we are getting are dry, (or real old). The last flyer I got from a distributor, they were hyping cigars nobody has ever heard of, with age on them and special pricing on 8 or more boxes. The distributors can't get cigars either with many factories closed. Maduro wrapped cigars are the hardest to find. Yes, many on-line stores still have some but I can't purchase from them. If A. Fuente/J. C. Newman fills my back order list it will probably run five figures. If you find something you really like, load up to get past this hiccup.
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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#762 Post by Randy Bowman » July 7th, 2020, 2:50 pm

Oliva Serie V Robusto

In the humidor for three months. The first two times I tried an Oliva V, allergies or something I had for lunch deaddened my senses of smell and taste. Not today. Barnyard on the foot and black tea on the cold draw. Upon lighting there is a blast of white pepper that slowly subsides through the first half inch of the cigar. Baking spices, coffee and dusty earth take over through the second third. The final third is the reward. Creamy bitter sweet chocolate, dark berries and hints of licorice. At the nub, a little cinnamon crept in. Full bodied and medium plus in strength.
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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#763 Post by Jason Hagen » July 7th, 2020, 6:13 pm

Randy Bowman wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Things are getting tough in cigar land. We are running short on a number of cigars and none of the distributors have any. Some of the cigars we are getting are dry, (or real old). The last flyer I got from a distributor, they were hyping cigars nobody has ever heard of, with age on them and special pricing on 8 or more boxes. The distributors can't get cigars either with many factories closed. Maduro wrapped cigars are the hardest to find. Yes, many on-line stores still have some but I can't purchase from them. If A. Fuente/J. C. Newman fills my back order list it will probably run five figures. If you find something you really like, load up to get past this hiccup.
Oh man. Thanks for the info. I was wondering what type of effect this was going to have.

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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#764 Post by Jason Hagen » July 7th, 2020, 6:25 pm

Davidoff Yamasa Petit Churchill About 2 months in the humidor.
I own very few Davidoffs since for me they don't deliver for the price you pay. But the Yamasa is a tasty cigar. Not much for notes but this was very enjoyable. I'll have another soon. = A-

Crux Epicure Maduro Toro About 5 weeks in the humidor.
Very easy to smoke. Medium body and flavors. Actually leaning toward mild. Surprised at how subtle this cigar is and no harshness. Lovely. = B+

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