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  1. Congrats brother!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I completely agree the comparison is very difficult, not only by availability standards but also price point, The 2006 is definitely in a class all by itself as it was designed to be, I am more curious as to why the current production stock is lacking so much flavor while the 2006 which sparked the initial interest in the line and was such an amazing smoke. The evolution so far doesn't support the price point or the interest , however I am told the first batch of 2010's were outstanding but a significant slide has occured since, so what do we think happened? I think we can all agree they are great smokes that have a uniqueness to them but will age help the muted flavors develop or is the line pure hype based upon the 2006 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. So the topic of BHK's has been beaten to death over the years but I figured I would revisit it to see how the current stock is doing. The scarcity of the medio tiempo leaf drove the prices sky high and left a very limited supply. While many agree the prices are still astronomically high the supply seems to be back, but are the current production any better? Have we rounded a corner with these smokes? Do the flavors found justify the price? For me it is luxurious smoke that is very elegant, the flavors are there but not where I would like them to be for the price. For the current prices these sticks should make you say wow and I just haven't seen it. Most of my stock is from 2014 and had a few years to age but will more time make these any better? The question is a tough gamble to take with such an expensive stick. After reading reviews on the original 40th anniversary 2006 Behike, one would like to think all BHK's should be the "white whale cigar" they were intended to be. So why the disappointment. The only consistent characteristic I see with BHK's is the roll. They are a stunning cigar to look at. The band and the wrapper make for one hell of a presentation. But like so many have said before, the smoke leaves a lot to be desired and does not justify the price. Plenty of other marca's are putting out exceptional sticks recently at moderate pricing, so what happened to the BHK's. The 2006 Behike reviews show the smoke was worth the price, but unfortunately only a few got the opportunity to experience it. So what happened 2010-2017? Did the shorter size of the 52 change the flavor experience? Was the 2006 a marketing ploy to create interest in the line? I only wish I had the chance to try the 2006 so I would have more input as it sounds like a truly amazing smoke filled with rich flavors. If anyone has experience with the 2006 please feel free to comment. Hope this creates some good discussion and not bashing. Cheers!
  4. Great picture! Been very curious to try this stick, I am big fan of the trinidad line, what kind of flavors did you find in it? Similar to a robusto T or extra? Enjoy the Vaca!
  5. First new topic post for me, hopefully its a not a dumb one haha. Just was wondering if anyone has found similarities in RE's across the different marcas. Obviously the vitola's and blends vary greatly, but was curious if people find similar flavors that appear regularly in a regional release regardless of the marca. An example of this is I have found espana RE's to carry a petite robusto size and are often a sweeter profile. Outside of that I have found the asian regional to be spicy across a few different marcas. Still slightly new to RE's so figured I would ask around. Thanks guys!
  6. Would love to get my hands on some of these when they come out. Does anyone think they will make there way to distributors outside the region? I know the italian market is tough and few make it out.
  7. Awesome post! Looks like it was a spectacular time, thanks for sharing brother!
  8. Beautiful set up!
  9. Speaking of a great 109, how are the bushidos smoking these days gents? Anyone tried one since robs big sale a few months back, mine are still resting waiting for a nice summer day Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Awesome review!! Been waiting to hear some thoughts on these, sounds like a great smoke, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I am considering buying a box, if I can find one. Just curious what kind of flavors are you getting from them?
  12. was it as sweet as others have described?
  13. If you are gonna charge a premium for triple banding might as well protect the foot, yea its shinny ad on but hopefully its purposeful
  14. Still would love to see a review on one of those unobtainable KSA's, just to live vicariously, sounds so intriguing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. @JohnS in your opinion which cigar in the cohiba line has consistent strong hits of vanilla, i know most of them have light nuances of vanilla but I'm trying to find something that smacks you in the face with flavor Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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