Sir Diggamus

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    Board and Tabletop games, Hiking, all kinds of Music, Beer

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  1. Coronas Especiales from ‘06. It’s been a couple of years since I had one from the same pack and it seems to be losing the heavy beany notes (vanilla bean, coffee bean) that while still there have given way to a more refined spice and cream note. Still, halfway through and a beautiful smoke. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. My best cigar experience of July 2020 was the surprisingly fantastic Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleurs. It was the first one I tried from a BUP SEP19 10 count box. The reason I ended up with picking up the box was because a BOTL sent me one from an NOV '18 box. That one was also a fantastic smoke, full of cream and cherry notes. It had a darker color wrapper, was well constructed with a nice box press. A pic of the '18 sample is below. When I got the '19 box I was hoping for similarly good cigars. When I opened the box I noticed right away that the wrappers were claro in color with dark lines that showed the many veins, not pretty. I was concerned that this was a different beast than the cigar I had enjoyed before that was much more visually appealing. Shortly after the 30 day mark I pulled one out to give it a try. A pic of that cigar is below. I smile went wide across my face right after the first 4 or 5 puffs of the cigar. The flavor profile started with a creamy spice and sea salt. Later there were some wood notes and cherry but the creamy spice notes were there the whole way through. I didn't take any notes on the whole cigar but I was really happy with the result. For a cigar with only 10 months on the box code the cigar showed ZERO harshness or other signs of youth. I can't wait to see how the rest will smoke. I love the experience of cigar blowing away any preconceived notions based on appearance and this was definitely one of those times.
  3. I love the diversity of answers here. My thought is that most Partagas smoke very well young. They show a depth and progression of flavors that many younger cigars can't for some time. Most notably the Serie D no 4, Serie P no 2, and Shorts are all cigars I really like with only months on the box code. Like others, I also enjoy the Mag 46 young. I think storage is very important factor too. Unless you personally know how a certain store cares for the cigars they sell they could easily be over or under-humidified. Just three to six weeks in a stable environment can make worlds of difference in flavor, for cigars that are good young and with age. No matter what you prefer in flavor profile, stable storage is critical to a great experience with a cigar.
  4. Great review! I have detected similar notes from Unicos when they are "on". Sounds like these are worthy of grabbing.
  5. Me too. It’s kind of amazing to think about how many different marcas had a cigar of this size between ‘95-‘05 and now it is down to just a few. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have been only once since Feb to meet a couple of coworkers to hand off some items last month. The lounge chairs were all spaced out apart, but I was the only one in the building wearing a mask in, out, and while I traveled to the bathroom so I don't plan to be back until COVID dies down. I have been smoking A LOT more of my cigars at home in the evenings and on the weekends. The Virtual Herf has been a cool lifeline to other smokers.
  7. Congratulations [mention]maverickdrinker [/mention] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. This is a cigar I got in a trade quite a while ago and has been one of those “I’ll smoke it on a special day” cigars. Since COVID-19 hit I have burned through quite a few of those. Construction is good and after a few days of dry boxing the cigar has a sweet barnyard aroma. Immediately after I light the cigar it tells it’s age with a rustic and refined note of an aged habano. A rich cream and light cinnamon note are the first flavors detected. Next is an orange peel note. I don’t get a lot of citrus zest or citrus peel notes in cigars but this one is dead on, like someone was peeling an orange on the other side of the room. At the beginning of the 2/3 I get a sweet spice note, I know some detect paprika with Dips but this is more sweet and less spice but paprika is close. The citrus notes are still there but now instead of being bright it’s a richer, sweeter note, orange scone maybe. The finish is a creamy spice. The cigar is burning perfectly, I am glad I let it sit out a few days. At the beginning of the last third the spice profile picks up with an earthiness in the mix. Now there is the paprika and red bell pepper I hear about with these cigars. The citrus note is there but not nearly as noticeable. Some of the cinnamon notes come back in the retrohale. I was hoping to get this one ready in time to get it in for the contest and maybe I still will, but I am glad the competition gave me a reason to enjoy this wonderful cigar. The transition on this cigar was fabulous. Bright and sweet in the beginning and spicy sweet at the end. Good stuff. 96 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. CONGRATULATIONS! I say smoke the RyJ Churchill. It is a cigar with a nice sweet, spice, cream profile and is smoking well now. I enjoyed mine recently and think it was a good one to burn. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Great review Kim! I was happy to get to see you FINALLY light that Monte no 1 up and check out the spot. The cigar lounge looked like a REALLY cool place to enjoy some music, a cigar, and a glass of Guinness. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. My favorite shows over the years Primus @ the Cleveland Agora 1993 Primus @ Newport Music Hall 1996 Jack Johnson (a couple of songs with Eddie Vedder too) @ Bonaroo 2008 Thievery Corporation- The Ritz in Ybor City 2009 The one I regret missing the most is The Grateful Dead at the Richfield Coliseum in '94. My friends had tickets and I planned on going. Then a massive snowstorm, we thought they would cancel the show and made other plans. I heard it was one HELL of a show. I thought I would catch them next year, then Jerry died.

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