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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#551 Post by Randy Bowman » April 3rd, 2020, 2:54 pm

Alec Bradley Connecticut Robusto

Rich tobacco and toffee notes on the foot and cold draw. Starts out woody with a very slight sweetness. Draw is pretty tight for the first half. Wood is primary with earth, straw, kitchen spice and vanilla coursing through this mild plus smoke. The wood softens and vanilla disappears for the final third. Not complex but smooth and enjoyable.
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#552 Post by Kelly Walker » April 3rd, 2020, 3:26 pm

Monty White Rothschild (robusto). Lovely stick. Mid-weight. Nice balance. Lingers on the palate. Great daily quarantine smoke. Burns even with perfect draw.
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#553 Post by Randy Bowman » April 3rd, 2020, 7:27 pm

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Monty White Rothschild (robusto). Lovely stick. Mid-weight. Nice balance. Lingers on the palate. Great daily quarantine smoke. Burns even with perfect draw.
Tried my first one a couple weeks ago and I was impressed.
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#554 Post by Jason Hagen » April 4th, 2020, 10:37 am

CAO Black Gothic
Great cigar. Easy to smoke. Mild/medium in flavors. Not in your face but great subtle complexity. Cedar, dried fruit and caramel. The finish is long and compelling (that's what .... Stay healthy and God Speed. = A-

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#555 Post by GregP » April 4th, 2020, 12:40 pm

CAO Black has been one of the first in CAO lineup, and now, after years and years of newfangled blends and gimmicks Black line always delivers, no matter what. Very consistent and enjoyable. To my palate way better than Flatheads and some other newer ones. When they moved to another factory/manufacturer and different fields close to 20 years ago now this line never "suffered" in any way, kudos to them.

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#556 Post by Jason Hagen » April 4th, 2020, 1:21 pm

My understanding is that the Black is not yet back to being a regular in the lineup. I got a bunch of them at $1.94 a piece all in. I am very happy with this purchase.

BTW, thoughts to follow but I just had the Oliva O maduro and Oliva Saison 2009 First Harvest.

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#557 Post by Jason Hagen » April 4th, 2020, 1:39 pm

Oliva Serie O Maduro Robusto
A bold and rich beauty that does not bring any palate fatigue. A great cigar with cinnamon, clove, chocolate, cream, and light black pepper. = A+

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#558 Post by Randy Bowman » April 4th, 2020, 2:38 pm

Ashton Magnum
Avoided them in the past believing they were too light. I was right. Well made good smoking cigar, just too light for my palate. Smelled barnyard on the foot. Everything else was hints of or nuances. Those were straw, wood, sweetness and mild spice.
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#559 Post by GregP » April 4th, 2020, 3:53 pm

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Oliva Serie O Maduro Robusto
A bold and rich beauty that does not bring any palate fatigue. A great cigar with cinnamon, clove, chocolate, cream, and light black pepper. = A+

Jason
With the exception of Master Blends I like any Oliva. Some more, some less (when compared to brethren), but they are all well made cigars with plenty of flavor and nuance.

Just curious, was this a recent purchase? I only age Vs, everything else I smoke sans much aging, sometimes off the truck :-)
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#560 Post by Kelly Walker » April 4th, 2020, 3:55 pm

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CAO Black Gothic
Great cigar. Easy to smoke. Mild/medium in flavors. Not in your face but great subtle complexity. Cedar, dried fruit and caramel. The finish is long and compelling (that's what .... Stay healthy and God Speed. = A-

Jason
Need to give this one a go if I can find them. Sounds wonderful.
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#561 Post by GregP » April 4th, 2020, 4:00 pm

Kelly Walker wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Jason Hagen wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 10:37 am
CAO Black Gothic
Great cigar. Easy to smoke. Mild/medium in flavors. Not in your face but great subtle complexity. Cedar, dried fruit and caramel. The finish is long and compelling (that's what .... Stay healthy and God Speed. = A-

Jason
Need to give this one a go if I can find them. Sounds wonderful.
https://www.cigarbid.com/a/cao-black-gothic/3528645/

Set up an account. I usually watch an auction, in a separate window, just to see highs and lows, figure out what you want to bid (how low), then also try using 2 lots option since they only charge ~$8 per package to ship.

There a re also different sizes of Black, I also like Toro size, or Robusto.
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#562 Post by GregP » April 4th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Also all of CAO blends, pick and choose. Try Brazil (wrapper) Gol size.

https://www.cigarbid.com/shop/free-fall ... CAO&v=5000
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#563 Post by Jason Hagen » April 4th, 2020, 4:29 pm

GregP wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 3:53 pm


With the exception of Master Blends I like any Oliva. Some more, some less (when compared to brethren), but they are all well made cigars with plenty of flavor and nuance.

Just curious, was this a recent purchase? I only age Vs, everything else I smoke sans much aging, sometimes off the truck :-)
Sorry, I meant to mention that I have only had this in the humi for 2 months.

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#564 Post by Jason Hagen » April 4th, 2020, 4:37 pm

GregP wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Also all of CAO blends, pick and choose. Try Brazil (wrapper) Gol size.

https://www.cigarbid.com/shop/free-fall ... CAO&v=5000
Yeah I have a good stash of GO!s I got from Cigar bid and the Blacks as well. That's how I got the Blacks for $1.94.

Now I have no more room since I just bought a bunch of Warpeds and other things. Hard to find (impossible) to find deals on the Warped cigars. @ 400 sticks, I am maxed out with different stuff. Will be grabbing some more Olivas, skipping the Melano's and master blends. The Saisons and Os can be found cheap at Cigar Bid and sometimes Cigars Int'l. They currently have a deal on the O at about 50% off and free shipping. But I am skipping for now. I have a bunch of stuff that needs time, including my GO!s.

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#565 Post by Jason Hagen » April 4th, 2020, 4:38 pm

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Ashton Magnum
Avoided them in the past believing they were too light. I was right. Well made good smoking cigar, just too light for my palate. Smelled barnyard on the foot. Everything else was hints of or nuances. Those were straw, wood, sweetness and mild spice.
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I have zero Ashton's in my humidor. In the past, I have enjoyed them but was never drawn to them. Thanks for the note.

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#566 Post by Jason Hagen » April 5th, 2020, 10:25 am

Oliva Saison First Harvest 2009 Torpedo
Bought in January 2020. A great cigar. Complex with a broad range of flavors and spice. On the final third of the smoke, the flavors intensified but it also became a little bit hot. = A-

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#567 Post by Randy Bowman » April 5th, 2020, 2:19 pm

CAO L'annerversaire Camaroon Robusto

The cigar has been in the humidor for two plus years. Barnyard aromas on the foot and cherry on cold draw. The cigar gains flavor and body as it burns. Woody at first with some sweetness from the Cameroon wrapper. Cedar, coffee and berries join in the smooth, almost buttery display of flavors. Towards the end some powdery cocoa and light caramel come through. Excellent medium stick.
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#568 Post by GregP » April 5th, 2020, 4:08 pm

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CAO L'annerversaire Camaroon Robusto

The cigar has been in the humidor for two plus years. Barnyard aromas on the foot and cherry on cold draw. The cigar gains flavor and body as it burns. Woody at first with some sweetness from the Cameroon wrapper. Cedar, coffee and berries join in the smooth, almost buttery display of flavors. Towards the end some powdery cocoa and light caramel come through. Excellent medium stick.
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Used to be my staple, for a number of years, until CAO changed factories, and leaf suppliers, with flavor profile changing. Thanks for the note, need to re-visit these.
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#569 Post by Randy Bowman » April 6th, 2020, 2:20 pm

Flor de Las Antillas Maduro by My Father Cigars

Nice dark oily wrapper. Cocoa on the foot, berries on the cold draw. Roasting coffee beans, earth, some cocoa powder and light berry notes, finishing with pepper. Ash is loose and drops easily. The earthiness slowly builds and dominates the flavor profile as the pepper fades. Coffee bean, cocoa and some sweet cedar notes balance the profile to the end of the cigar.
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#570 Post by Jason Hagen » April 6th, 2020, 2:35 pm

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Flor de Las Antillas Maduro by My Father Cigars

Nice dark oily wrapper. Cocoa on the foot, berries on the cold draw. Roasting coffee beans, earth, some cocoa powder and light berry notes, finishing with pepper. Ash is loose and drops easily. The earthiness slowly builds and dominates the flavor profile as the pepper fades. Coffee bean, cocoa and some sweet cedar notes balance the profile to the end of the cigar.
It has been a long time since I have smoked one of those. I think I burned out on them but I wish I had kept a few to sleep for a while.

This morning, dodging the rain, I smoked a Graycliff G2 PG Robusto which with time acclimating to one of my humidors is a very nice mild smoke.

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#571 Post by Randy Bowman » April 7th, 2020, 3:28 pm

A. Fuente 858 Rosado Sun Grown

18 months in the humidor. Hay aroma on the foot, cedar on the cold draw. Not much going on for the first third. Some hay or straw, some earth and light spices. Solid ash. The cigar comes to life near halfway. Sweet cedar, cinnamon and some coffee notes come into play and the only pepper I detect is on the retrohale. Notes of caramel and dark berries round out the profile to the end of the cigar. Patience was rewarding.
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#572 Post by Jason Hagen » April 7th, 2020, 5:29 pm

Yum!! Thanks for the note.

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#573 Post by Jason Hagen » April 7th, 2020, 5:39 pm

Eric Espinosa Comfortably Numb Vol. 1 bought in Jan 2020.
I had this a few months ago but this stick showed much better. Still terrible construction and some burn problems but the flavors were great. Starts with wood and coffee and a lingering sweetness on the sides of my tongue. Long finish. Crackerjacks! Later distinct black pepper kicks in. The second third dropped off as the burn became more difficult. At this point, I prefer the bolder Vol. 2. = B

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#574 Post by Randy Bowman » April 7th, 2020, 7:41 pm

I was going to try a new cigar left by a rep last week. I clipped the cap and the wrapper unwound itself to the band. Tried to glue it back together with no success so I got another cigar.
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#575 Post by Randy Bowman » April 8th, 2020, 3:25 pm

Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro Robusto Gorda

I could smell barnyard as soon as I removed the cellophane. Black fruit on the cold draw. Starts with a lot of pepper that softens after a half inch. Dark roast coffee becomes the primary flavor with some berry like sweetness to counter the waning pepper. Firm ash holds on. A hint of citrus occasionally and some kitchen spices start to build after the first third. Had to touch up cigar twice and the ash started flaking some. The flavor profile remained the same for the remainder of the cigar. A coffee lover's cigar.
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#576 Post by Randy Bowman » April 9th, 2020, 2:41 pm

Fuente Queen Bee Sun Grown

Tbe cigar has been in the humidor for six months. Earthy aromas on the foot. Mild spice on the cold draw. Cuban cut on this great looking torpedo. Earthy and smooth with hints of cedar, coffee, kitchen spices and sweetness from wrapper. The flavors intensify and linger longer going into the final third. Hints of cocoa are added and the spices include cinnamon and nutmeg. Excellent cigar.
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#577 Post by Jason Hagen » April 9th, 2020, 3:06 pm

Thanks, Randy. Fuente is so good and the prices aren't crazy.

Today is too rainy for me to get my smoke on and all the lounges are closed but yesterday I had an AB Vandal which is a very nice stick and a CAO Black Robusto that I normally love but yesterdays cigar was awful. So bitter and no pleasant flavors. First time I have had a bad one.

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#578 Post by Jason Hagen » April 9th, 2020, 3:53 pm

No smoking today but I did get a mail call. Southern Draw Desert Rose, Southern Draw Cedrus and a free 10 pack of Nubs. I don't smoke Nubs. Any thoughts. Made by Oliva? I had one years ago and I was not moved, so I never went back.

And a 20 box of Marrero Flor De Nino with a few freebies they thrown in.

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#579 Post by GregP » April 9th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Haven't had a Nub since their release years ago, smoked through all 3 original lines, liked Habano was not too impressed with the other 2. Good cigars, just nothing impressive to buy by the box, and I really do not like large gauge cigars to begin with. If you're into "Oliva" may as well go with Cain line, not Nubs.
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#580 Post by Jason Hagen » April 9th, 2020, 8:57 pm

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Haven't had a Nub since their release years ago, smoked through all 3 original lines, liked Habano was not too impressed with the other 2. Good cigars, just nothing impressive to buy by the box, and I really do not like large gauge cigars to begin with. If you're into "Oliva" may as well go with Cain line, not Nubs.
Thanks for the info. I never buy them, I just got them for free. I am not a big fan of 60 gauge and generally don't like 4" cigars other than Fuente's Short Story which is a perfecto and only a 48 gauge.

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#582 Post by Randy Bowman » April 10th, 2020, 3:01 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

In the humidor for six months. Light barnyard on the foot and cold draw. Starts out with pepper. Draw is not tight but the burn is odd and hot when I puffed hard to get more smoke. After a half inch, I ashed the cigar and checked the foot. Two holes/tunnels visible where two of the petioles, (leaf stalks), had burned out ahead of the leaves. Too hot to hold by the halfway point so I let the cigar go out, then re lit it to no avail. I guess the cigar was stalked.
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#583 Post by Jason Hagen » April 10th, 2020, 5:29 pm

Crowned Heads Headly Grange Estupendos
Easy to smoke as far as draw and burn. Medium/full. Very woody and nutty. Some white pepper. Retrohale shows unsweetened coffee and chocolate. Dry flavors. A little one dimensional but enjoyable. Generally, not my favorite Crowned Heads stick but now I am going to give them more time in the humidor. = B

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#584 Post by Randy Bowman » April 11th, 2020, 1:48 pm

Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan

Running low on these so I better have one before they are all gone. Chasing flavors for an hour. Ooh, this one has hints of mint too.
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#585 Post by Randy Bowman » April 12th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Aging Room Quattro F55N Maestro Torpedo

Number 1 cigar for 2019. Cuban cut the cigar. Cocoa and berry aromas on the foot. The same on the cold draw. Settles in smooth and flavorful after a half inch. Turning the cigar produces different flavors from different taste buds. With the open angle of the cut turned to either side I get dark chocolate, dark sweet berries and some earth. With the cut turned up, the smoke is delivered to taste buds at the back of my tongue. Coffee and kitchen spices are primary. With the cut facing down, I get a combination with coffee the primary. My new number 1 cigar.
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#586 Post by Jason Hagen » April 14th, 2020, 8:32 am

GregP wrote:
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Nice knife! CRKT?

I totally missed that question. Yeah it is a CRKT Pilar designed by Jesper Voxnaes. I have a few CRKTs, 2 flippers designed by Ken Onion, and for the money, I think they are awesome knives.

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#587 Post by Jason Hagen » April 14th, 2020, 8:36 am

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Aging Room Quattro F55N Maestro Torpedo

Number 1 cigar for 2019. Cuban cut the cigar. Cocoa and berry aromas on the foot. The same on the cold draw. Settles in smooth and flavorful after a half inch. Turning the cigar produces different flavors from different taste buds. With the open angle of the cut turned to either side I get dark chocolate, dark sweet berries and some earth. With the cut turned up, the smoke is delivered to taste buds at the back of my tongue. Coffee and kitchen spices are primary. With the cut facing down, I get a combination with coffee the primary. My new number 1 cigar.
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Thanks for the note. I don't buy Aging Room but always curious about a cigar that makes a lot of waves. Sounds like there is a lot going on with that smoke. A few should be on my list next time I am up for a purchase.

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#588 Post by Randy Bowman » April 14th, 2020, 2:36 pm

A. Fuente Don Carlos Belicoso

At least one year in the humidor. Draw is a little tight. Starts out nutty with some mild pepper, offset by some sweetness from the Cameroon wrapper. Some cedar and nutmeg soon join in. About half way through it develops a salty streak that interferes with the lighter notes for the remainder of the cigar.
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#589 Post by Jason Hagen » April 14th, 2020, 8:57 pm

Padron 1964 Anniversary Corona Natural - Purchased in January
Don't need to say much. Basically a perfect cigar. Nuts, roasted chicken and maple. The retrohale brings more richness and sweetness. The finish goes on forever. = A+++

Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto
I have only had this for a few months and at the moment it seems undeveloped. The last one I smoked had 7 years in the humidor and was terrific. I enjoyed this smoke but there was not a lot of complexity or harmony of flavors. Chocolat and coffee focused with a bit of soil and wood. Full bodied with medium flavors. The draw was good but I did need to hit it twice with the Perfect Draw. = B

Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Toro
Happy Easter with The Rose of Sharon. A terrific smoke. Complex with a long finish. Leather, cocoa, oak, and Christmas Spice. Retrohale has dried cherries and plums. No harshness and very balanced. = A

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#590 Post by Jud Reis » April 15th, 2020, 6:30 am

Love those Padrons...

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#591 Post by Randy Bowman » April 15th, 2020, 4:39 pm

Sencillo Platinum Robusto Gordo 2015

Released in December 2018 and been in the humidor since. Black tea, almost Earl Grey tea aroma on the foot. Allspice on the cold draw. Starts out peppery and settles in after half an inch with some nuttiness, cinnamon and leather. Easy draw with thick smoke. Occasional hints of nutmeg, earthy notes and sweet cedar. Gains strength as it burns past mid cigar but still smooth and tasty.
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#592 Post by Jason Hagen » April 15th, 2020, 5:25 pm

Caldwell Long Live The King The Heater Purchased in January 2020

Decent simple smoke. Earthy and woody. At $4.00 it is a fine purchase just not overly interesting. I had burn problems with this. It went out twice. I don't even remember which one it was, but the first Caldwell I had was very nice so I grabbed a few each of the different styles. None of them have been very moving. = C+
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#593 Post by T. Melloni » April 15th, 2020, 7:55 pm

I have to say that, although I do not smoke, I really dig the photos and descriptions - whether Randy's hand working through store inventory or Jason sitting in the sun and enjoying life.
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#594 Post by Randy Bowman » April 16th, 2020, 12:04 pm

I broke into one of my humidors at home to get something old. All the cigars have been in the humidor for a minimum of 20 years. Two are Cuban and four were purchased from JR Cigar when I smoked on the cheap. Left to right:
La Flor De Maria Mancini
La Finca
LAS Cabrillas Honduras
JR Cigar Private Collection Ultimate
H Upmann
Cohiba
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#595 Post by GregP » April 16th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Randy, curious about provenance of the Cohiba. Bought enough direct from La Casa del Habanos, Cohibas specifically. So... Wrapper color is not "right" to my eye. Cohibas have a distinct "orangish" hue, not sure how to explain it. Though it could be quality of the picture.

A friend of mine designed JR's "walk in humidor store" on Rte. 17 in Paramus, stopped by many a time to grab some smokes. Though I think they eliminated the front smoking area a while ago. Used to pass it on my way to/fro to Mahwah offices for work.
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#596 Post by Randy Bowman » April 16th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Greg, it's my old phone camera. Here it is next some others:
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#597 Post by Randy Bowman » April 16th, 2020, 2:36 pm

I'm O for 2. The La Finca was tight and it wouldn't hardly draw. Running a spike through exploded the cigar. The Maria Mancini also had a bad draw and burnt down one side until it self corrected after half the cigar but was still unremarkable. Today's lesson: Aging cheap cigars may not improve them.
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#598 Post by Randy Bowman » April 17th, 2020, 2:11 pm

AJ Fernandez Last Call Flaquitas Maduro

After yesterday's debacle I decided to smoke what I know today. Rock hard slow smoker. There's coffee and cocoa, dark chocolate and espresso, kitchen spices, some earth, sweet dark berries and a little white pepper. An hour and ten minutes worth of chasing flavors.
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#599 Post by Phil Smith » April 17th, 2020, 6:38 pm

Randy Bowman wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Aging Room Quattro F55N Maestro Torpedo

Number 1 cigar for 2019. Cuban cut the cigar. Cocoa and berry aromas on the foot. The same on the cold draw. Settles in smooth and flavorful after a half inch. Turning the cigar produces different flavors from different taste buds. With the open angle of the cut turned to either side I get dark chocolate, dark sweet berries and some earth. With the cut turned up, the smoke is delivered to taste buds at the back of my tongue. Coffee and kitchen spices are primary. With the cut facing down, I get a combination with coffee the primary. My new number 1 cigar.
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#600 Post by Randy Bowman » April 17th, 2020, 8:28 pm

Phil Smith wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Randy Bowman wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Aging Room Quattro F55N Maestro Torpedo

Number 1 cigar for 2019. Cuban cut the cigar. Cocoa and berry aromas on the foot. The same on the cold draw. Settles in smooth and flavorful after a half inch. Turning the cigar produces different flavors from different taste buds. With the open angle of the cut turned to either side I get dark chocolate, dark sweet berries and some earth. With the cut turned up, the smoke is delivered to taste buds at the back of my tongue. Coffee and kitchen spices are primary. With the cut facing down, I get a combination with coffee the primary. My new number 1 cigar.
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