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Video Review - Ramon Allones 898 ER Alemania 2014

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Ferrero   

Hi All,

Here's a review for you to watch and kill some time before 24:24 starts today.

Big thanks to Leif for supplying these smokes.

Enjoy!

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Love a Lonsdale, would love to give one of these a go.

Thanks for another great video review.

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I just got a couple boxes after a long delay. Going to fully trust the review. Put them in the back and check on them during the next World Cup. Thanks to Pres got plenty of other treats to enjoy till then and as always thanks for posting a great video review. Okay I might just pull one out to try before stashing them for later 😜

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So, potential? Recall the RACF came off with a similar take when first out....

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JohnS   

I'm curious to know how these compare to the original Ramon Allones 898. Since they were discontinued in 2002, I may be pushing the 'memory banks'! lmao.gif

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Brandon   

Did Ken make mention of under filling or voids? Not something expected in a dalia... especially at this price point...

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I didn't catch any mention of construction, draw or burn issues.

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You're right. Must have missed that first time through.

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There was a small tunnel for the first 1/4f inch of Ken's cigar. Underfilling however was not a problem for either cigar.

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I received a box recently and tasted my first one last week- it was delicious, smooth, and full of complex flavors throughout. Only saw its youth towards the end of the stick. I really enjoy this release :)

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Orion21   

I found the review very interesting. It seems Rob was especially hesitant and kind of conflicted with this cigar. The word that jumps out at me is diplomatic. Sure this cigar may be a 94-95 in 5 years or it might be no different. I have Partagas 898 that when smoking for the first time I felt EXACTLY the same way as Rob and Ken feel about this cigar. High 80's, but surely it will be much better in 2-3 years...they weren't. It doesn't really matter with this release though. With all of the hype these are long gone and going for huge premiums and congrats to those who got their hands on them and enjoy them.

In response to the RAFC reference above - Rob said 12-18, not 5 years. If you go back and watch the review the RACF was a "wildcat in a cage, that needs to be tamed" and time to come back down to earth, not develop like he's the RA 898 needs to do. A completely different analysis, IMO.

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Ferrero   

No outtakes? Thats my favorite part!frown.gif

Sorry mate, the boys didn't give me anything extra this week. Let's be honest though, most of what you see is outtakes lol3.gif

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Fugu   

I received a box recently and tasted my first one last week- it was delicious, smooth, and full of complex flavors throughout. Only saw its youth towards the end of the stick. I really enjoy this release smile.png

Absolutely reflects my experience with this cigar. Smoked five so far from three different boxes (and seen more). Construction, wrappers, draw and burn always absolutely flawless! We may debate on tobacco quality and ligada, but construction of these is top notch without any question. While people say, these "need" age, I found all five to be 'good' to 'excellent' and to be fully enjoyed already at this stage. Yes, clear signs of youth, sure, but yet enjoyable and as finecigar says, even delicious (needs a careful smoking technique for that right now).

While tastes are personal, still sometimes it seems to me people feel the need to bash certain releases just because they are 'hyped' or/and not easy to come by. Not the fault of the cigar.... - Just my 2cts, sorry couldn't hold back.

EDIT: Thanks for the great review gents!

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Thanks for the review on this stick guys.

Smoked from about 6 different boxes myself by now and they are already very nice cigars.

A little peppery but otherwise great with coffee, nutty and cacao accents.

Not like the regular mongrel production though.

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I've only smoked a couple on release and really liked them, but thought there was a ton of potential with age. I need to revisit soon to see what I think now...

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Boosted   

Thanks for the review guys. Great job, Greg!

I have really liked the RA 898. I need to sample more from my box, but the first one was excellent.

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