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  1. Friday Funny .

    That’s good!
  2. Unfortunately, I have not been able to partake as often as I’d like in 2017, but most of the cigars that I’ve had have been excellent. My top 2 most memorable in the 2015 - 2017 box codes are: 1) RyJ Churchill (2015)- Maybe the best cigar I’ve had all year. Everything you’d want in a cigar! 2) Fonseca No. 1 - This was from the blind tasting contest and my first foray into the Fonseca marca. Lovely floral notes in the aroma and toasted marshmallow flavor that popped in and out gave this cigar a complexity that set it apart.
  3. Congratulations Mus.....

    Congrats, Mus! Got a chuckle out of your post with a few of the wedding details...the silver lining out of wedding mishaps is that they make for great stories down the road. All the best and enjoy the travels with your new bride.
  4. Nice work @spivey6690 I was going back and forth between the RAG and the Lusi when smoking cigar #5...I guessed wrong, haha Thanks to Lisa, Rob and FOH crew again for this year's comp! Cheers
  5. Congrats to those that got this one. Upmann was one of the first piramedes that I ruled out This one tasted nothing like an H. Upmann to me. I thought Cigar #3 to be most similar to a young VR with dense dark chocolate + tobacco throughout and hints of cinnamon and coffee (tiramisu) along the way. Oh well, on to the next one!
  6. Regardless if JJ Fox is the oldest cigar seller, it is a great spot to stop while in London. I just visited last week and enjoyed perusing through their humidor and cigar museum downstairs. I was short on time but grabbed a HdM Du Depute from 1995 to accompany me on my walk through the park to the hotel. Lovely little smoke!
  7. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    This Monte 2 is just what the doctor ordered to close out the week
  8. A box each of Cohiba Lanceros and Monte Especiales.
  9. Meet the newest FOH member

    Congratulations!
  10. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    2013 Siglo VI on a beautiful Easter Sunday. This one lived up to the hype
  11. Thumbs up on the topic, John. While I don't have any at the moment (I smoke a wide variety and the winter months drastically cut back my consumption), about a year ago I was blowing through a box of Bolivar Royal Coronas to the point that they were just not doing it for me anymore. Tried one again recently from the same box and enjoyed it. Maybe it was the time away...maybe the added age. Interesting to read those that are off of the Belicoso/Pyramid/Torpedeo style cigars. To me, if the flavors are there and I'm not bothered by construction/burn issues then I've got no complaints regardless of shape.
  12. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    A couple to start the weekend. SLR Pacificos. Excellent as usual but had a few delights to keep it going. A touch lighter in body than the last couple I've had. LGC MdO No. 4. My first of these and I'm hooked
  13. I was just writing something similar. The JL #4 is more aged than the #1's and #2's that I've had so I found the flavors the Tim mentioned to be more developed (makes me wish I had kept more from the box split). For me, 2+ years on the JL2 makes a huge difference in the performance and enjoyably of the cigar. I would say that the JL2 and JL4 are the closest match, but I guess that would make sense given that they are closer in ring gage and wrapper/binder/filler ratio. Rob just mentioned in a 24:24 that the JL2 is his top Robusto at the moment and I have a PSP/HQ box of JL2 is on my "wishlist" for 2017 if that helps you decide to dip your toes further into the Juan Lopez pool.
  14. I'd have to agree with those in favor of the Connie A on this. I suppose you could say that they are expensive on a pound-for-pound basis, but I have rarely been let down by either of my 2014 boxes (and by let down I mean a 92 point cigar). Most have been in the 94 - 96 range for me. A friend of mine purchased a 2015 box and was initially disappointed in his first two out of the box. He stowed them away for about 6 months and said that they have improved dramatically. My two cents: Definitely worth having a box in your humidor(s). Always buy the best you can afford. If you buy blind, hopefully it is because the deal was too good to pass up and that savings will offset any possible let down in the smoking experience due to the value aspect.
  15. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Congrats Jim.

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