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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#651 Post by Phil Smith » May 9th, 2020, 2:00 pm

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Randomly found a couple boxes of these in a B&M in the middle of nowhere last Memorial Day. Not sure why I only bought five. It’s a beautiful cigar. More towards lighter cedar and woodsy flavors.
What in the wild world of sports is that? It's a Fuente?

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Yes. You can see the incognito Fuente Fuente on the band (upper, right). “Destino al Siglo”. Some sort of tribute for an anniversary, maybe Randy or someone else knows more.
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#652 Post by Jason Hagen » May 9th, 2020, 2:10 pm

Okay. Found the website and Half Wheel right up on it https://halfwheel.com/review-arturo-fue ... ase/33686/ Not sure what you paid but it looks they are $25+ a stick.

I am sure Randy or Greg could have some input.

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#653 Post by Phil Smith » May 9th, 2020, 2:18 pm

I don't remember it being that much but something in the $15-20ish range sounds about right.

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#654 Post by GregP » May 9th, 2020, 11:27 pm

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I don't remember it being that much but something in the $15-20ish range sounds about right.
These come in boxes of 13 in $320-350 range depending on size, so if you paid in the $15-20 range consider it a great buy :-) I think Fuente started this originally as a one off release to celebrate 100th Anniversary, but since then decided to keep it a separate line going forward. For those wanting something different than Opus X.

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#655 Post by Phil Smith » May 10th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Thank you Greg. It certainly had a different profile than an OpusX. Lighter flavors and body, more cedar and dried fruit flavors. Constructed in order with a premium cigar, though the draw was a bit tight.

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#656 Post by Randy Bowman » May 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Partagas Serie D No. 4

Gift from a long time customer. Hay on the foot and cold draw. Started out real peppery. The pepper faded to the finish, revealing sweet cedar, roasted nuts and kitchen spices. The draw was a little tight at first. At mid cigar there is a smooth creamy core with caramel highlights and spice accents. Subtle changes add complexity and bring you back to chase the flavors from hay to coffee to nutmeg. This is a WOW cigar.
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#657 Post by Travis Fantz » May 10th, 2020, 7:15 pm

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I always liked that cigar. When I had my shop a gentleman who was apart of the Intel Cigar Club would bring these in for me.

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#658 Post by T Welch » May 10th, 2020, 7:27 pm

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Partagas Serie D No. 4

Gift from a long time customer. Hay on the foot and cold draw. Started out real peppery. The pepper faded to the finish, revealing sweet cedar, roasted nuts and kitchen spices. The draw was a little tight at first. At mid cigar there is a smooth creamy core with caramel highlights and spice accents. Subtle changes add complexity and bring you back to chase the flavors from hay to coffee to nutmeg. This is a WOW cigar.
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I haven't had one of those in years, but had many of them 20 years, or so, ago. I remember them as perhaps the strongest cigar I ever had.
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#659 Post by Randy Bowman » May 10th, 2020, 7:31 pm

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Partagas Serie D No. 4

Gift from a long time customer. Hay on the foot and cold draw. Started out real peppery. The pepper faded to the finish, revealing sweet cedar, roasted nuts and kitchen spices. The draw was a little tight at first. At mid cigar there is a smooth creamy core with caramel highlights and spice accents. Subtle changes add complexity and bring you back to chase the flavors from hay to coffee to nutmeg. This is a WOW cigar.
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I haven't had one of those in years, but had many of them 20 years, or so, ago. I remember them as perhaps the strongest cigar I ever had.
This one smoked at medium plus, softened to medium and those puffs I had as my fingers blistered were strong.
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#660 Post by Randy Bowman » May 10th, 2020, 7:31 pm

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Partagas Serie D No. 4

Gift from a long time customer. Hay on the foot and cold draw. Started out real peppery. The pepper faded to the finish, revealing sweet cedar, roasted nuts and kitchen spices. The draw was a little tight at first. At mid cigar there is a smooth creamy core with caramel highlights and spice accents. Subtle changes add complexity and bring you back to chase the flavors from hay to coffee to nutmeg. This is a WOW cigar.
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I haven't had one of those in years, but had many of them 20 years, or so, ago. I remember them as perhaps the strongest cigar I ever had.
This one smoked at medium plus, softened to medium and those puffs I had as my fingers blistered at the nub were strong.
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#661 Post by Jason Hagen » May 10th, 2020, 11:04 pm

Caldwell The King is Dead in the humi for 2 months
Very enjoyable. Balanced and subtle. Cold draw is pure milk chocolate. The first third shows a lot of cinnamon cream. Some wood and leather. Mild flavors but full bodied. Later on, the flavors put on weight but it continued to be easy smoking. Long after taste. = A

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#662 Post by Jason Hagen » May 10th, 2020, 11:07 pm

Casa Fernandez Miami Torpedo in the humi for 8 years.
Big blast of chocolate. A wonderful taste of tobacco. chocolate chip muffin, and black pepper. Delicious. = A+

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#663 Post by Jason Hagen » May 11th, 2020, 2:03 pm

Holy Moly! With CA state tax, they are $714.06 a stick. But FREE SHIPPING!!

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#664 Post by Jason Hagen » May 11th, 2020, 2:13 pm

Room 101 Ichiban Maduro - Purchased March 2020
@ $2.00 this is a great easy mild/medium Maduro. Not a lot of complexity but very smooth and no off-flavors. A SUPER and, inexpensive cigar by Room 101.

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#665 Post by Randy Bowman » May 11th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Saga Solaz Gordo

5 months in the humidor. Hay on the foot and cold draw. The 58 ring makes for an easy draw and lots of smoke. Starts off with pepper and toasted oak, finishing with dusty earth. As the pepper fades, hay and cedar notes appear. The ash is light and flakes off. The burn is slow and straight. Spice notes, some nuttiness and occasional sweetness round out this two hour smoke. Smooth and light, almost medium towards the end as some pepper returns. Very good.
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#666 Post by Randy Bowman » May 12th, 2020, 3:34 pm

Montecristo H2000 Buena Fortuna

Six months in the humidor. Light tobacco aroma on the foot and pepper on the cold draw. The first half was bland and peppery. Light notes of coffee, natural tobacco and occasional sweetness to tone down the pepper. The ash was solid and smoke was thin. The second half featued more smoke, some kitchen spices, heat from the pepper and some bitterness. Might go well with a sweet mixed drink but not very well with water.
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#667 Post by Randy Bowman » May 13th, 2020, 2:13 pm

I was going to have an Esteban Carreras Covenant Maduro but of course, the one I pick from the box stove pipes and canoes after a half inch. Carrie brought me a My Father La Opulencia that burns perfectly and is loaded with flavor.
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#668 Post by GregP » May 13th, 2020, 4:39 pm

Farce Connecticut, ~3 months in humi. V cut. Just re-loaded last night as I am running low on these, the more I smoke them the more I enjoy them. Great balance, clean long finish, roasted nuts/light fruit flavors, some mint on finish, perfect burn, ~80-90 minutes smoke. Easily a match for anything at 3-5 times the cost, and then some. Not my usual preference of full on Nicaraguan leaf, but delivering a medium body and full flavor palate. Along with Oliva V and DPG Black my "multi-box order" now.

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#669 Post by Randy Bowman » May 14th, 2020, 3:13 pm

Balmoral Paso Doble Robusto

In the humidor for three months. A collaboration between Royal Agio and La Flor Dominicana. Barnyard and fruit aromas on the foot. Earth and hay on the cold draw. Starts out with wood and pepper settling to creamy cedar, earth and mild pepper on the finish. The profile slowly changes to roasted nuts, caramel notes, kitchen spices and a hint of black fruits. The spices become more prominent and the caramel becomes toffee like as the cigar nears the end. Perfect burn and solid ash. Made my socks roll up and down.
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#670 Post by Randy Bowman » May 15th, 2020, 3:24 pm

A. J. Fernandez New World Gobernador Toro Maduro

Six months in the humidor. Barnyard on the foot with some fruitiness on the cold draw. Starts out heavy and strong. Oak and pepper dominate through the first half of the cigar. Hints of espresso start to show through and some sweetness is countering the pepper. Some kitchen spice and fleeting cocoa notes join in at the end of the second third and the nicotine level is noticeable. I put on my seatbelt. Some pepper returns at the nub. Overpowering for me.
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#671 Post by Phil Smith » May 16th, 2020, 11:28 am

Classic today with a Monte 2
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#672 Post by Randy Bowman » May 16th, 2020, 2:26 pm

I think that Monte has some of the best aromatics/room notes. Smell one and I want a cigar.
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#673 Post by Randy Bowman » May 16th, 2020, 3:19 pm

A. J. Fernandez New World Connecticut Toro

Since the New World Maduro kicked my butt yesterday I'll try a milder New World. Three months in the humidor. Hay on the foot and mild tobacco on the cold draw. Cream, cedar and mild kitchen spices, with real light pepper on the finish. Burn is straight, the draw perfect, solid ash and lots of smoke. There are notes of natural tobacco occasionally and some sweetness is building a third of the way in. The cigar stays smooth with some changes in spice profile and some increase in stength and flavor profile intensity but not quite to medium. Real good slow smoker.
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#674 Post by Jason Hagen » May 17th, 2020, 8:05 am

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Farce Connecticut, ~3 months in humi. V cut. Just re-loaded last night as I am running low on these, the more I smoke them the more I enjoy them. Great balance, clean long finish, roasted nuts/light fruit flavors, some mint on finish, perfect burn, ~80-90 minutes smoke. Easily a match for anything at 3-5 times the cost, and then some. Not my usual preference of full on Nicaraguan leaf, but delivering a medium body and full flavor palate. Along with Oliva V and DPG Black my "multi-box order" now.

Highly recommended.
I love that cigar. For my current batch of 20 I paid $3.00 a stick, all in.

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#675 Post by Jason Hagen » May 17th, 2020, 9:33 am

Southern Draw Kudzu 2 months in the humidor.
I've grown fond of Southern Draw. Big and bold but not overwhelming. Hints of an aged Right Bank red. = A-

Casdagli (Bespoke) Traditional
Under the new Casdagli label. Cold draw of sweet earthy flavors. Flavors are mild and developed. Non spicey white pepper, with coffee and cream. Nice sweetness. A great cigar that smokes slowly. Set aside more time than you might expect. = A-

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#676 Post by Jason Hagen » May 17th, 2020, 9:47 am

Mark Twain No. 1 - 3 months in the humidor
And I am done. Gross. Barf. 3 hits and I quit avoiding further scarring. = F --------------------

Room 101 Ichiban Conneticut Chuchill 3 months in the humidor
Ahhhh. Much better. The world is a happier place now. A terrific inexpensive cigar. = B

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#677 Post by Randy Bowman » May 17th, 2020, 2:05 pm

Montecristo No. 2 Dominican Torpedo

Don't have a Habano, but Phil's post made me want one, even if it is Dominican. In the humidor at least three years. Cedar aroma on the foot and leather on the cold draw. Smooth and creamy with cedar, leather, sweet vanilla notes, kitchen spices, notably cinnamon and mild pepper on the finish. About medium strength with lots of flavor.
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#678 Post by Randy Bowman » May 18th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Villager 1888 Corona Natural

Six months in the humidor. Barnyard aroma on the foot, black tea on the cold draw. It has a core flavor of roasted nuts with regularly changing notes of coffee, tea, caramel, hay, dark fruits and salt. There is light pepper at the finish. Mild to almost medium with a good draw and solid ash. Very good smoke.
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#679 Post by Randy Bowman » May 19th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Ashton Maduro Pyramid

At least six months in the humidor. Barnyard and chocolate aromas on the foot, raisins on the cold draw. Starts out with rich coffee, cedar and pepper. The coffee fades and semi-sweet dark chocolate moves to the forefront. The room note is choclate. Notes of molasses, kitchen spice and dried red fruits round out the profile with mild pepper on the finish. Medium strength and loads of flavor.
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#680 Post by Randy Bowman » May 21st, 2020, 2:47 pm

Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Gran Toro

Nine months in the humidor. Leather on the foot and cold draw. Starts out heavy with wood and pepper. Takes an inch to settle with creamy nuttiness, cedar, occasional notes of chocolate and some sweetness. The burn is uneven requiring three touch ups in the first half. The pepper subsides revealing some kitchen spice, roasted nuts and leather. The room note is reminiscent of the malted milk balls candy. After one more touch up, the burn is straight, the draw is improved and amount of smoke has increased. The cigar reached its zenith at the two thirds mark with cocoa, sweet cedar, cinnamon and leather. Pepper is very mild at the finish. Full body and strength so probably a cigar for experienced smokers.
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#681 Post by Jud Reis » May 21st, 2020, 5:55 pm

Had a lovely Don Pepin Garcia Original, sitting out with an old friend in the yard at a good social distance. Lovely mix of pepper and mocha, good draw and even burn. The best conversations go along with a good cigar.

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#682 Post by Randy Bowman » May 22nd, 2020, 2:24 pm

JFR Maduro Robusto

In the humidor for several months. Espresso, earth and medium pepper on the finish. Uneven burn corrected with a single touch up. The core profile remains the same with notes of chocolate, sweet cedar and kitchen spice rounding it out. Medium in strength and a reasonably priced, very good cigar.
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#683 Post by Phil Smith » May 23rd, 2020, 11:14 am

Another ‘14 Padron 50th. This might be my favorite cigar on the planet, though I go back-and-forth on whether I like the natural or maduro more. It’s sort of a moot point because I have none of the latter and with 9 of the former left and the fact that they’re hard and expensive to replace need to start rationing them. Perfectly mature, earthy, dark chocolate classic Padron flavors. Wonderfully constructed. Just awesome.
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#684 Post by Randy Bowman » May 23rd, 2020, 3:00 pm

A. Fuente Chateau Fuente Maduro

Two months in the humidor, it is one of the very few cigars the wife likes the aroma of and used to be my go to daily smoker. Smooth and tasty with coffee, cedar, kitchen spices, slight sweetness, occasional notes of chocolate and very mild pepper on the finish. Even burn, solid ash, impeccable construction and medium body. Room note of chocolate, per the wife.
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#685 Post by Phil Smith » May 24th, 2020, 1:11 pm

First 80 degree day in Chicago this season, going full on Cuba with a lancero and Hemingway daiquiri.
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#686 Post by Randy Bowman » May 24th, 2020, 1:57 pm

AWESOME!
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#687 Post by Randy Bowman » May 24th, 2020, 3:07 pm

Perdomo Reserve Champagne Sun Grown

Probably in the humidor for ten years or more. Tobacco on the foot and hay on the cold draw. Starts with pepper and natural tobacco. After ashing the first half inch, the cigar morphs to cedar, leather, unsweetened maple and kitchen spice. The pepper has subsided and moved to the finish. After ashing another half inch, a creamy character appears smoothing out the profile which now has some coffee notes. Midway through the cigar some sweetness courses through, changing up the flavors. It might be sweet cedar and then sweet maple or caramel. This continues to the nub when the pepper increases a little on the finish. Medium plus and packed with flavor.
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#688 Post by Randy Bowman » May 25th, 2020, 2:41 pm

Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Toro

The Balmoral Paso Doble I posted on earlier was so good I ordered several boxes from my rep. Instead of the Paso Dobles, the Duetos showed up and I decided to keep them. Like the Paso Doble, the cigar is a collaboration with Royal Agio and another company, this time with E. P. Carrillo. The cigars were released late 2018.
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Barnyard on the foot, raisins on the cold draw. Starts out with nuts, dusty earth and pepper. As the pepper fades to the finish, there are notes of dried fruits, caramel, natural tobacco and coffee. Each time the cigar is ashed, the profile changes slightly. Coffee is replaced by cocoa, cedar replaces nuts then they go back. The cigar is creamy, smooth and not quite medium at the halfway mark and remains that way to the nub where the pepper reappears. Good smoke.
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#689 Post by Jason Hagen » May 26th, 2020, 1:52 pm

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First 80 degree day in Chicago this season, going full on Cuba with a lancero and Hemingway daiquiri.
That is a thing of beauty. I want one!

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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#690 Post by Jason Hagen » May 26th, 2020, 1:55 pm

Randy Bowman wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Perdomo Reserve Champagne Sun Grown

Probably in the humidor for ten years or more. Tobacco on the foot and hay on the cold draw. Starts with pepper and natural tobacco. After ashing the first half inch, the cigar morphs to cedar, leather, unsweetened maple and kitchen spice. The pepper has subsided and moved to the finish. After ashing another half inch, a creamy character appears smoothing out the profile which now has some coffee notes. Midway through the cigar some sweetness courses through, changing up the flavors. It might be sweet cedar and then sweet maple or caramel. This continues to the nub when the pepper increases a little on the finish. Medium plus and packed with flavor.
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Nice to hear. I have never aged one of these and haven't bought when in many many years, since I think I tried 2 and couldn't be more bored.

Good to hear about the Balmoral. I have seen them but never tried one.

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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#691 Post by Randy Bowman » May 26th, 2020, 2:43 pm

Cain Nub Maduro Torpedo

Three years in the humidor. Tough draw so I pretty much overheated the cigar trying to get it to produce smoke. Still got espresso, dark chocolate, cinnamon, earth and mild pepper.
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Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Mendez Natural Robusto

I was sent five samples six months ago. This is the third one I have tried and so far, all three have had wrappers unravel from the cap down to the band. This is the first one I have tried to smoke. Cedar, some coffee, a little caramel, a hint of citrus and pepper on the finish. Uneven burn required continuous maintenance. Pass on this one for now.
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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#692 Post by Randy Bowman » May 27th, 2020, 2:48 pm

Balmoral Paso Doble Toro

Boxes of robustos and toros arrived today. The robusto sample I had two weeks ago was so good I had to try the Toro. It did not disappoint.
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#693 Post by Jason Hagen » May 27th, 2020, 10:56 pm

Great to hear.

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#694 Post by Randy Bowman » May 28th, 2020, 2:10 pm

Romeo Anejo Robusto

Added these at the store five years ago and still have 5 or 6 sticks left in the discount bin. They just didn't sell. Rich tobacco on the foot, chocolate on the cold draw. Perfect draw and burn. Coffee is at the forefront with earth, oak, salt and mild pepper on the finish. Half way through the cigar some sweetness appears and followed soon afterward with chocolate notes that build and move to the forefront. Smooth and flavorful, it just keeps getting better.
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54 ring is perfect size to smoke it all.
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#695 Post by Jason Hagen » May 29th, 2020, 12:14 pm

My thoughts on NUB cigars. It had been years since I had smoked one and whatever I had in the past did not inspire me to buy more. Recently I got a FREE 10 pack sampler and after some rest, I have started trying them. First off, 4 of them are 60 ring gauge and a torpedo that is 66 ring gauge. After a few months in the humidor, I have started to go through them and they are terrific. One of them was weird. I think it was the Connecticut, but it was still smokable. Would I buy more? Probably not unless it was a complete steal. I really don't understand the 60 ring gauge. No cigar should have a 60 ring gauge, especially one that seems to pose as a quick smoke. These are not quick smokes.

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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#696 Post by Randy Bowman » May 29th, 2020, 3:06 pm

Ring size? How about these:
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That's a Fuente Double Chateau in the middle.
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#697 Post by Randy Bowman » May 31st, 2020, 3:03 pm

Nat Sherman Metropolitan Host Hyde Natural 6 X 60

Six months in the humidor. Barnyard on the foot, hay on the cold draw and there is some sweetness on my lips like it was dipped in some kind of liquid sweetener. Smooth and mild to almost medium with plenty of flavor. Starts woody with pepper on the finish. Coffee notes appear quickly, turn to mocha and settle in as cocoa. Kitchen spices build about mid cigar adding another dimension to the profile. Ash a little loose and drops easily. The robusto sized version would be good for a beginner or quick, lighter smoke.
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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#698 Post by Aaron Shearin » May 31st, 2020, 7:25 pm

17 Fundadoras. Went perfect with a champagne that I served.

My La Renia finally landed, going in the cooladore for a long nap next to the Man Tua

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Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

#699 Post by Aaron Shearin » May 31st, 2020, 7:31 pm

Randy Bowman wrote:
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Partagas Serie D No. 4

Gift from a long time customer. Hay on the foot and cold draw. Started out real peppery. The pepper faded to the finish, revealing sweet cedar, roasted nuts and kitchen spices. The draw was a little tight at first. At mid cigar there is a smooth creamy core with caramel highlights and spice accents. Subtle changes add complexity and bring you back to chase the flavors from hay to coffee to nutmeg. This is a WOW cigar.
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Randy,
The lounge looks like Napa Cigar and Wine. My wife and I herf there whenever we are in town. The PSD4 is her favorite. I'm more partial to the SdC No.1, although discontinued. Do you herf there often?

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#700 Post by Randy Bowman » May 31st, 2020, 8:23 pm

Aaron Shearin wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 7:31 pm
Randy Bowman wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Partagas Serie D No. 4

Gift from a long time customer. Hay on the foot and cold draw. Started out real peppery. The pepper faded to the finish, revealing sweet cedar, roasted nuts and kitchen spices. The draw was a little tight at first. At mid cigar there is a smooth creamy core with caramel highlights and spice accents. Subtle changes add complexity and bring you back to chase the flavors from hay to coffee to nutmeg. This is a WOW cigar.
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Randy,
The lounge looks like Napa Cigar and Wine. My wife and I herf there whenever we are in town. The PSD4 is her favorite. I'm more partial to the SdC No.1, although discontinued. Do you herf there often?
The wife and I own Napa Valley Wine and Cigar. I herf there every day. Identify yourself the next time you come by. At my age, I'm lucky I remember my name. [cheers.gif]
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