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  1. I love the Don Alajandros, one of my favorites. It's definitely not caramel and cream though. More earthy with hints of chocolate to me.
  2. Stopwatch: Corona Gorda

    Here's one of my smokes from this weekend, a Punch Punch, from a 50 cab purchased on a recent 24:24. The draw was a bit loose, leading me to believe it would be a quick smoke. Total time, an enjoyable 67 minutes.
  3. This will be fun, I'm in.
  4. I had much the same experience as you with young RASS. It's no exaggeration when I describe it as the worst cigar I've ever had. I'm hoping some time will turn it around, but it's hard to imagine that it will.
  5. Stopwatch: Mareva/Petit Corona

    Congrats Diabolicalpherfer.
  6. I'm fairly new to this, so take this with a grain of salt: Bolivar Corona Gigante - 2016 Partagas SD4 - 2016 Montecristo Petite Edmundo - 2016 Cohiba Siglo lll - 2016 Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro - 2015 The interesting thing about this list is the top four share the same factory code (PUR), rolled in the same six month period. Is this coincidence?
  7. Stopwatch: Mareva/Petit Corona

    For my afternoon cigar today, I chose a BPC from our host. It was very humid today, which I think caused some burn issues. Still tasted great though. Total smoke time just over one hour, three minutes. Sorry for the sideways pictures.
  8. Stopwatch: Robusto

    I chose a Partagas SD4 for my Saturday morning smoke on this beautiful Chicago morning. I have to say, this is probably my favorite cigar so far, and every cigar from this box has been amazing. I'm not going to offer a review as my palate is probably one small step up from a corpse, and I have no ability to differentiate individual flavors in anything. That said, this might be one of the best examples I've had to date. total smoke time was about 1 hour, 20 minutes.
  9. I should have become an electrician. Always kick myself that I didn't chose that option... We are hiring. I don't think you would like the daily commute though.
  10. I just don't get it

    Guy, this has been fun, and I feel kind of bad, but I'll be checking out of my own discussion topic. Im heading to Costa Rica tomorrow morning with my kids for the next couple weeks, and if there is a god, there won't be any internet. Thanks for all the help, I really do appreciate it. Al
  11. I just don't get it

    My initial instinct seems to agree with you PigFish, but Im really hoping you're wrong. If the cigars dry out and smoke well, I'm not out a couple hundred dollars. This being said, I'm smoking an El Principe right now that is absolutely delicious, with a razor sharp burn. It's been sitting in the same winador. Maybe a better comparison due to the size are the PSD4s that are also smoking great. Also stored in the same conditions. As I said, I would love for you to be wrong, but that would mean that my RASS aren't acclimating as well as the rest of my cigars, which, the more I think about it, doesn't make much sense. None the less, I will keep them isolated in my Tupperware for the next half year before I smoke another one and see what happens. If it doesn't work out, I'll entertain myself by bringing a few to a future poker night, give them away, and watch the reactions whilst laughing on the inside. I've got to get my money's worth somehow. Does this make me a bad person?
  12. I just don't get it

    Agreed. I have started making purchases based on Rob's smoke now suggestions paired with the many reviews here that share the types of flavors I prefer. So far, I haven't gone wrong since I started that approach.
  13. I just don't get it

    I'll never be able to discount the possibility, but, without going into details on the vendor, I'm as certain I can possibly be that they are authentic.
  14. I just don't get it

    Based on the comments I've received, as well as yours, I'm not going to give up on them. They are already transferred out of my winador and into a Tupperware container with a boveda pack to see if it is a humidity (storage) issue. I'll try again in six months and see how they taste.
  15. I just don't get it

    This was an interesting read, and adds one more piece to the puzzle. I ran to the gas station while smoking one several weeks after receiving the box. As I ran in, I set the cigar in my ash tray with the windows closed. When I opened the door, the ammonia smell almost took my breath away. Needless to say, I just let that one die.

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