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  1. I too agree with both the Connie A and the Half Corona. I was told by a friend, who bought 10 boxes as soon as they came out, to get as many as you could. He was in love with those HC's, and for good reason. I did say "holy crap these are great".
  2. From the times I have had the pleasure of going to Havana and smoking their cigars, I know that their flavor profiles are definitely different. Reynaldo's cigars start off with strength and pepper. They turn a bit chocolaty. Good cigars if a bigger kick is what you are searching for. After only a couple years they drop a lot of that pepper and smooth out a ton. I have found they taste more and more like Robaina farmies as time goes on. Very good with a couple years. Alex Gonzalez's cigars are more along the lower end of medium strength and body. They are far creamier and buttery. They age well. Smoothing out that unavoidable ammonia burn off and giving you more of the cream. Definitely my favorite custom rolls. Yolanda's cigars are a close blend to Alex's. It wouldn't surprise me to know they are from the same bales of tobacco, but different blends. If I am going to buy while in Havana, I am not going to stop at the Melia, I will just walk the 5 mins to the Commodoro. These are the three that I feel I have smoked enough to really have an opinion.
  3. Smoked one while in Havana. I also smoked a fresh 46 that day too for comparison. I would say the 54 was almost like a lighter version of the 46. It has much of the same characteristics, but just didn't do much for me. They need a touch more flavorful seco in that blend to get me to buy.
  4. Habanos I almost exclusively use my fingernails to pull the beauty cap off the head then make myself a punch-style hole in the head.
  5. I will say that cigars definitely taste different to me as well. I find a lot of youthful cigars. The custom rolls are all youthful and chalked full of amonia, but you really do get used to smoking like that after a couple days. I found Alex's cigars had the most ammonia, to be honest, but I still loved them. After they have been in the humi for a month, they are already showing tons of promise. Very happy again with the pick up. A lot of the singles I picked up in Havana were young and therefor lacked complexity. I am not sure how aged stuff would be, as I don't have a locker to keep aging stock there. To me, the humidity is a huge factor that I don't have at home, and thus the cigars are always moist and a bit softer than I usually prefer; makes a noticable difference to me.
  6. This is the reason that some of the harder to find stuff goes within minutes when posted. The Winnies are definitely a big favorite of a lot on here, myself included, so if you find any that are quality, you had best jump on it.
  7. Melia had both the Tropes and the Marquez on the shelves. Saying that they were all destined for foriegn markets just drove up the hype and caused a mad buying spree. Within and hour the Marquez were gone and 5 hours for the Topes. They were both around, you just had to ask. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  8. You know, I was down there for just a cigar vacation with no plans. The good thing was that I met a bunch of you guys all around. It was fun. As a Canadian I actually felt outnumbered for the first time in Cuba by Americans. It was great to meet all you Aussies, as I would never have the chance normally. Thanks to you all for making it such a fun week to just meet and chat. I have never had such an enjoyable Cuban experience. Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
  9. Snuck out of the house after it got dark and my parents went to bed during the summer months when school was out. Left around 11ish, military crawled out my basement window, crawled through the back yard and then roller-bladed for half an hour just to get to the party where the hot tub, girls, booze and party favors were. I did this 2 nights in a row as it was a helluva party. Sneaking back into the house was hard as my Dad was always up at random times having a smoke at the kitchen table overlooking the back yard. I was 17 and don't regret anything....neither did my gf at the time. Another night my buddy and I throught in our 15 year old wisdom that we would try some wacky tobaccy in the basement where my room was. We were clever as **** though [emoji53] . We thought blowing the smoke out the window and holding the lit end inside a tube of cardboard with a drier sheet on the end would mask the smell. It was like 1 in the morning, and I thought my Dad went to bed a while before. Apparently making toast or hashbrowns at 1 am is what my Father was into that night because he came downstairs right by my room to the freezer, got his stuff and then went back upstairs. This wouldn't be a huge deal, if you knew that I didn't have a normal room in the basement with walls and such. My walls were curtains and bed sheets hanging from the beams to the floor to seperate it from the rest of the basement. Sheets do not block smell. Needless to say we were both shitting out pants when we heard him coming down the stairs. Those are the 2 things I think I got away with. Cigar F^iend
  10. Basic principal; 1 cubic foot of air at 70 F containts 3 droplets of moisture in it = 50% humidity. Same cubic foot of air reduced to 60 F would give you closer to 75% humidity. The colder air cannot hold as much moisture, and thus constricts, which then in turn causes that same 3 droplets to take up mosre room in that same volume of colder air. 5% humidity at -20 = 50 % at 68 F....generally. Give or take a bit. Cigar F^iend
  11. Very good cigar with such young age. I too bought a couple boxes early, and have since put them away, but the last one I had a couple months ago was amazing. They are developing nicely. They are a multi box purchase every time I buy now. I will take these and the Sir Winnies to a desert island any day. Cigar F^iend
  12. 1. It sounds like a wonderful cigar. Cigar F^iend
  13. Sir Winston is magical to me, then the Connie A. Cigar F^iend
  14. I can tell you the line up's at Tim Hortons, and other eateries on the north side of Edmonton here are pretty long lately. Lots of people have come into the city and have been lucky to have family or friends to stay with. I have my brother and his fiance here for however long it takes to get them back to Fort Mac. We also have seen a lot of people at the evacuee shelters and dropped off food and went shopping this morning for clothes for them as well with our kids. This has literally been one of the biggest eye-openers in my life that people can be truely awesome. Soooooo many humbling experiences that have been displayed in the last few days. I am truely proud to be Albertan, and extremely proud of the people around me. I just can't get over how hard those firefighters are working up north there. Amazing ! #Albertaproud #Albertastrong Cigar F^iend

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