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  1. 22 points
    I really wish more cigars were available in 50 Cabs. Oh so awesome. Nothing compares..
  2. 21 points
    Tonight I celebrate 7 years of marriage. I had to give up smoking in the house and remember to take my shoes off when coming inside. I got a smart, funny and pretty wife. Not a bad trade in my book. To celebrate her putting up with the rest of my crap, I will smoke a 2001 Cohiba Lancero and enjoy some rum
  3. 18 points
    Me too... putting this glorious Scdlh el morro to flames from the box pass. AME DIC 12 thanks to@Ramrod918. What a start to this cigar. Wow [emoji15] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Time to smoke one from the "special edition investment Cohiba humidor." Saw the movie Dunkirk. Glad we are alive and safe. Cohiba Maduros Genios, 50 Year Edition, Spain. 1966-2016 Purchased, Barcelona, 2016 Having strange focus issues on my phone tonight, sorry. Mr. Beaver and I are enjoying them, even though they are 2016. Most CM's we have are smaller 2007's.
  5. 18 points
    Had to get in one of my favorites, an OR Connie A. This cab is really wonderful and I've been lucky to have Zero duds in it. They've been so lovely with their rich, super flavorful smoke. They are full of subtle and delicate flavors that always leave me satisfied. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  6. 17 points
    The misses and I found out that we are expecting a little one in May. We are both really excited! Celebrating with this '13 BBF. Nothing fancy, just a damn good cigar.
  7. 17 points
    Arrived in Tallinn earlier today and decided to tick off this from things I've never smoked before. First inch or so was very unassuming (past its prime?) but once the flavors started kicking it, this was very very good. Finished the day with some veal ribs from across the road. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Rather than worry about "price and quality of cc production" ... I would first be concerned about the people of Cuba !!! They have precious little to begin with . derrek
  9. 17 points
    Mid-90s cab of Bolivar Coronas Gigantes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Putting the first of my grabs from the FoH box pass to flame. 09' Diplomaticos No. 4. Thanks @ChanceSchmerr for the great stick and the well run pass!
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    A La Escepcion Selectos Finos with Nespresso Cafecito de Cuba.
  13. 16 points
    PSP 2008 10 box of Monte 2 signed by the man himself El Prez. (thanks@ethernut) Seen some dark Dip2s but these TOS NOV15 are incredible. And these 2000 RS11 are just gorgeous (my profile pic) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 16 points
    Cigars I've enjoyed lately... 1) Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du Depute LAS Mar 2015 These have been a little 'hit and miss' out of the box so far, and I've gone through two-thirds of it. Some have been great, some good, some average. This one was quite fine on account of some creamy texture complimenting the mild cocoa, cedar and vanilla flavours. I've given these a rest for the time being, as I would like them a little milder and the flavours to blend further so that the 'creaminess' comes to the fore. 2) Por Larranaga Petit Coronas 2012 (thanks @jay8354) This is exactly how I like my Por Larranaga Petit Coronas, pure caramel, honey and toast. In this case, the bite to this cigar, which is notable when young, was diminished and it had settled into a mild-medium sweet delight. Cheers Jason for gifting me this fine cigar! 3) Cohiba Behike 56 (thanks @Trevor2118) I think Trevor stated that these were at least 5 years old when we smoked them. Yes, it's a special cigar. Why? I think because of two reasons...one, it's fuller-bodied than your average Cohiba and two, it has an element of orange zest to it that distinguishes it from your standard Cohiba cigar. Mind you, the Cohiba flavours were evident...mocha, honey, grass, toasted tobacco and butter. 5 out of 5 or 95, however you rate it, it was superb! 4) Cohiba Secretos 2007 (thanks @Trevor2118) The second Cohiba cigar smoked with Trevor this afternoon, this is how I enjoy the Maduro 5 line...well-aged and refined. There's beautiful chocolate, espresso and cream, but's it's still Cohiba, just different due to the maduro wrapper. Another outstanding cigar!
  15. 16 points
    Went on a motorcycle trip with my Dad, made some great memories, enjoyed some good gars, spirits, and stories. Instead of annually as we have been, we've decided time is limited so biannually is probably wise [emoji41]. Monte Especials (BAP August 10): HdM du Roi (URL November 00) overlooking the Blue Ridge: Guess who rides which bike ;-) Underfilled Trini Ingenious (SOA December 07): Solid Monte Tubo (PMU October 14): Maybe the best smoke of the year, Cohiba Lancero (CLE June 01): PL Encantos, it started with similar flavors to the aged Lancero but richer however it couldn't maintain that profile throughout:
  16. 16 points
    It was a great day. MUR JUN 12 RASS getting ready to grill. Excellent. Awesome dinner with a 2000 Bordeaux. After dinner one of my few treasured Hamlet Flying Pigs - Near perfect. Enjoyed with an Americano and the. Some Courvoisier XO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 16 points
    2003 Montecristo Especial (gifted by @jay8354 - thank you!) I consider this cigar to be the 'king of Montecristo'. This offering was refined, possessed quality bean and sweet baking spice flavours, inter-married with a cocoa 'nuttiness' core. A more detailed review can be referenced here.
  18. 16 points
    Bolivar Tubo #3 (ULA May 15):
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    Sweden can be pretty great. If it wasn't for the people, I might move back. Fundadores AGR AGO10. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    HDM DC. ROE SEP 15. Black coffee (at my preferred strength) was too strong a pairing over the duration!
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    Sunday just got perfect!
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    Cuban holy trinity. Cuban cigar of course. A 2002 RA 898. Cafecito de Cuba Havana Club 7
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    WOW! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  26. 15 points
    B-sample. I guess the last one wasn't a fluke. Pretty good stick. Now I need to try one from my other boxes - maybe it's just this box that is good.
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    Hade a great smoking weekend end. Friday was beast with the H.upmann vintage Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
  29. 15 points
    First time shrimp boil, got to big of a pot!!! 15 RyJ Shortchurchill
  30. 15 points
    Trinidad Fundadores (ROA June 11), time well spent:
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    TOR OCT 15 Don Jose About a third of the way in and great. Need to show restraint and forget about these for a long while because I think there is a lot more to come. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cohiba Siglo 3 (LAU September 15):
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    Checking in on a PUR SEP 16 (HP) BCG at one year.
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    Whoever told you Connie A is a cool smoke - don't believe it, it burned my fingers!
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    Finally available again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A D#4 tonight with a local craft beer....both quite good!
  38. 14 points
    RyJ Cazadores 2008 from 24/24 here one night. It is just lovely. Detroit just hit a grand slam too.
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    C & C Time. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Recently. RAE JUN 15 Party Short; this has been a very good cab so far. LUB ABR 14 Connie A; another great Connie A. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mowed the lawn, trimmed a couple hedges....time for my reward.
  43. 14 points
    H.U. Mag 50 Cabinet. Just devine .....
  44. 14 points
    Happy Birthday to me. Outside right now enjoying the morning with a cup of Joe while smoking a 2011 H.Upmann Conn. #1.Life is good!!!
  45. 14 points
    1996 Punch Double Corona (Oct. '96, rolled at La Corona). Perfect burn and draw. Finesse. A truly special smoke. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  46. 14 points
    Had a RyJ PC last night. MUR 2014, forget the month.... but wow, was it good. Kinda kicked my ass too. Okay, maybe some of it was the bourbon, but not all of it. These oughtta have some longevity to them as well.
  47. 14 points
    Casa del Habanos humidors in Havana were full of some very good selections last week, carried home as much as I could. Check out my trip report for some other photos. http://www.friendsofhabanos.com/forum/topic/132199-august-trip-report-picture-heavy/
  48. 14 points
    PLPC (TOS February 16):
  49. 14 points
    Cigars I've enjoyed lately... 1. Cohiba Shorts What a hit this purito has been. Whoever thought of this release truly deserves a medal. It's amazing how these capture the essence of Cohiba flavour time and again. 2. Rafael Gonzalez Perlas PMS Abr 2015 I've gone through 60% of the box since I've got them a few months ago (okay, so I've gifted out a few, they're great!). I simply love, love, love these mild cocoa, floral and honey perlas. I have no hesitation in having these regularly in my rotation, they're an under-rated wonder! 3. El Rey del Mundo Demi Tasse SGA May 2016 Another cigar that is good for a quick 20-minute flavoursome hit, I somehow don't think I'll let them get to the point where they rest for a significant period for the citrus/shortbread flavours to come to the fore and the toasted tobacco flavour to recede. Combined with a fruity 'tartiness' and floral undertones, if you've got a box resting away, then kudos to you, as I believe this is one cigar that greatly benefits from aging. Then again, I just like them young too. 4. Montecristo No.4 MAE Oct 2014 Thank God my brother-in-law bought a box of these recently and we shared some, these are just so good when on, the quintessential cigar you think of when the term 'Cuban twang' comes to mind. This Monte No.4 was from my personal collection, however, and some have been hit-and-miss lately. Some standard coffee, cocoa and tobacco flavours but missing that hint of nut and perhaps leather, even a little cream. Just do me a favour and don't buy these blind, like....ever! 5. Diplomaticos No.4 OPM Sep 2009 (thanks @Bster) I got some of these in a trade with Brendan, and this was the last one! I enjoyed it to the very last puff and nubbed it as far as it would go! A nice combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, light cocoa and sourdough, I, like many of you, wish that this cigar came back into regular production. Why leave the Diplomaticos marca with only one regular production cigar, the No.2? Yet, who am I to understand the mind of Habanos S.A? 6. Romeo y Julieta Seleccion Piramides 2003 (thanks @Trevor2118) This (and the Partagas Seleccion Piramides below) was gifted to me by Trevor to sample. I remember reading on the forum, when these first came out, that they weren't that great. Well, let me tell you, time can certainly mend things, and this was a pleasant light cocoa, cream and cherry surprise. I wish I could get these flavours from Romeo y Julieta cigars more often. I think I need to make a note to myself to age all my Romeo y Julieta cigars longer! 7.Partagas Seleccion Piramides 2003 (thanks @Trevor2118) Ok, so this Partagas Seleccion Piramides was not as good as the Romeo y Julieta Seleccion Piramides above, but it was still a very pleasant cigar. How would I describe it? It was like an aged Partagas Lusitania (think coffee, sourdough, a hint of cream) but with the pepperiness of a Partagas Serie D No.4 aged in the mid-term, you know, something in the vicinity of 3 to 5 years. Which made this cigar very interesting in its flavour profile. 8. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du Depute LAS Mar 2015 So I've had these a little under 3 months and they too have gone...but where? I think 70% of the box has gone, and I've gifted some for sure, but in the back of my mind I'm cursing myself because I know that the Le Hoyo series benefits from aging, that cedar quality mingles well with the creaminess, which you start to get after probably at least 5 years of rest. Still, cedar, cocoa and a little cream for some, and they make a nice mild smoke good for half an hour. They're just so easy to smoke, perhaps that's why I've gone through so many! 9. H.Upmann Magnum 50 2008 (thanks @Fuzz) Well, Fuzz gifted this to me and it's a little ironic that I rested it a little bit in my humidor and had it eventually at his place. How quaint! With 8 years on it I was surprised how much power it had. My notes suggested shortbread, toasted tobacco and stonefruit, still I think the Magnum 46 is a little stronger, but not necessarily better, just different, as it should be.
  50. 14 points
    All this talk of Cazzies inspired me to pull one out. LEP JUL 16, gifted from a generous FoHer. This has to be one of the most beautiful wrappers I've ever seen.

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