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    Cigars, Guitars, My wife (random order, i swear),
    Favorite teams: Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Bayern Munich.

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  1. This is an interesting question and I have given it some thought. Think here's where I've ended up: recent production: Partagas D4, OBM MAR 16 With at least two years age: Montecristo Petit Edmundo, GMA AGO 14 The PE's actually surprised me as they were part of a clearance buy and looked a little pathetic but are smoking brilliantly.... Rob can even find the ugly ducklings! Update: took me a good nights sleep to realize the PE ISN'T a robusto... 😂
  2. I am certain I've never had this cigar before. Just looking at it reminded me of the troublesome 99-2001 years; thin delicate wrapper with green splotches, quite toothy and with a large stem traveling the length of the cigar made for constant touch ups on the burn. Flavor wise it felt like a fresh stick, a lot of "green" spice with a hint of vanilla and cedar on occasion, some build up in the back of my throat. I would have preferred letting this one sit in storage for a long time. I'd like to know what it is to see if it's something I've ever wanted to try before but I'm certain I've never had one before.
  3. Thanks for sharing. Good Sunday morning read and it made me realize I miss fishing....
  4. I do understand how you both see this. Any discussion about global security involves the US... most forum threads like this start simply enough.... I will now back out of the room.
  5. I thought this forum was politics free.....?
  6. Bananas! That's what's so much fun about this competition because I smoke punch punch regularly but not for once did I think that's what this cigar would be. I've never had a punch punch of the quality that my stick was: dark oily wrapper, intense youth but loads of flavor.... congrats to those who got it right! I suggest to anyone considering a box purchase to wait for PSP quality because my sample was definitely PSP and the smoke was "another level" punch punch.
  7. I'm psyched to be a part of another blind tasting comp but I'm never good at discerning tastes- I'm usually stunned when I can taste what is described and am immediately suspicious- and my instincts are mostly built around previous smoking experiences. That being said whatever this cigar turns out to be I'll be buying a box to age. This particular stick I was given showed legs and I got a good helping of back-of-the-throat heat which is always a good sign in a young Cuban cigar. Good construction, oily dark wrapper showing the "nutrient bumps" in the grey flaked ash and my stick even had the cap "dimple" on the head which is what I always assume is the calling card of an experienced roller. I have no clue what it is but I will get more. Good luck everybody!
  8. Sorry for your loss of a friend Lisa. Terribly sad that he was so young and such a quality human being.
  10. I've smoked Monte 2's since 1995 and they still manage to be one of my top three favorite desert island cigars. To me they are like a good life partner: not always perfect, sometimes a pain in the ass but ultimately they understand you and you them and they just give you that special feeling. That being said, I will be honest in that since joining FoH and buying boxes selected by Rob my rate of bad cigars has dropped significantly and a Monte 2 is always worth spending more $$ on to make sure they keep you happy.
  11. Lant83, your education should serve you well and thank you for sharing. I edited my post because I didn't realize I had come across so non chalant about it but it is a serious thing and taking care of oneself is priority one and we can't do that without proper assistance from healthcare professionals and not just some schmo on a forum! that said I am still able to enjoy cigars and am damn thankful!
  12. Hey TomF, you aren't alone for sure! I had a similar thing happen in 2014 (and am still paying the ER bills!) and as Diana is well aware I was ominously warned by my doctor at the time that I needed to quit cigars. I changed my diet, started exercising and (regretfully) sold my entire collection. A year later I visited another doctor who told me I was in fantastic shape and although I have the arrithmia I would be okay having a cigar every now and again. So I pace myself, pick and choose the best opportunities to enjoy a stick or two and really enjoy them for what they are.
  13. I once had the brilliant idea of walking around Manhattan with my wife and a montecristo 520 on a warm Saturday evening. I was having such a great time I smoked it until it burned my lips only to become horribly ill while riding home in a hot subway car moments later. I lied to my wife and told her I must have been poisoned by the dinner we had enjoyed earlier in the day... The LAST thing she needed was more ammunition to warn me about my health while I smoke!
  14. Oh so YOU'RE the Greg that's always making me happy with emails of good news and advice on how to be patient! Cheers buddy, have a great time!
  15. OH I love this sort of thing... Boring as my list will be, here it is: juan Lopez no. 2 diolomaticos no. 2 hoyo epicure no. 2 bolivar corona gigantes El Rey Del mundo anniversarios of course if any bolivar belicoso finos surface you can replace any of these on the list for those!

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