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  1. I bought a 10 count box of Partagas 8-9-8's to see what the fuss was about and was pretty underwhelmed by the whole experience. I would try one every year or so, and finally at 5 years it was like someone had turned a switch and they became magnificent. One day I'll be fast enough with the 24:24 to get a replacement box, but this time I'm not even going to look at them until 5 years in.
  2. I felt like we saw it here:
  3. Going deep for me is 3 boxes, or in the case of really expensive sticks like the Magnum 56, one box. There aren't that many that I've gone deep on.
  4. There was no 24:24 today. There is a message in the Chatbox saying that it should start again on Wednesday/Thursday.
  5. If the listing specified an exact box code, then that is what I have received. But sometimes the box code is marked as *mostly, and in those cases I sometimes receive something completely different. Even when this happens I'm not really worried about it - I'm sure it'll be up to the standard that was advertised.
  6. I smoked cigar number one on Saturday night, opting to go for a walk with it to get away from the endless conversation and "herbal cigarette" smells coming from the apartment above. It started to rain lightly about 30 minutes in, and a few times it got really heavy and I had to take refuge in whatever cover I could find, but I still think I made the right decision in leaving. The other reviews have generally reported good/perfect construction, but this was not the case for me. The draw was really tight and only started to ease a little during the final third. I found a couple of stems in the head of the cigar, but removing these didn't really help things that much. The cigar opened with a citrus sweetness, but this quickly developed into an intense sugar sweetness that lasted until the end of the first third. During the second third, that sweetness faded into a mild syrup that sat quietly in the background and a gentle spice began to take the stage, like a cinnamon spice. The final third saw the spiciness grow in intensity, but this was like a kitten attacking as it was still incredibly gentle. The sweet background remained all the way through to the end. The draw issues are the only negative point I can make about this cigar. I really enjoyed the flavours it delivered, and I have never experienced anything like that opening third. I'm clueless to what it is, but I'd be interested in getting more.
  7. Nothing - he didn't say what they were smoking and we won't know until the review comes out.
  8. I have TOR box codes on 2016 Du Prince boxes if that helps.
  9. As someone who did have the gates of heaven open with their first Cuban, I can tell you this was both a blessing and a curse. While that first cigar was heaven sent, I expected every cigar that followed to offer the same experience and the grim reality is that that will never be the case. Having your expectations high is the easiest way to turn a good cigar into an average one. I know that this comment was probably made in jest, but it is something that a lot of people get caught up in at the beginning.
  10. This is a fantastic tool if you ever want/need to convert one timezone to another: It accounts for daylight savings and even lets you put in future dates/times if needed.
  11. The Montecristo A's made a surprise 24:24 appearance just last week so it appears they rolled a couple recently. Hopefully they come up again soon as they sold out in about three seconds.
  12. There has been lots of good recommendations so far. Given the recent discontinuation of the Bolivar Corona Gigantes and Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro, I would aim for one of these if you have the inclination to try either. If not, go for the Partagas Lusitanias - the recent production of these has been fantastic, and they are available in a 10 count box if you just want to try.
  13. Flying trapeze on Saturday afternoon, and most likely heading out for dinner on Saturday night for my birthday (but somebody else is in charge of organising that so I really have no idea).
  14. The 80th is already out of my price league - I can't see me ever affording the Montecristo "I can't believe it's not Behike" line.
  15. I absolutely loved the few Magnum 56's I've smoked, and the Connossieur A proved to be magnificent as well. They may be producing some great large ring gauge stuff, but you'd hope so when every new stick they release is a large ring gauge.

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