Sir Diggamus

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  1. I recently picked up some Ezra Zion Cookies and Milk Limited release as well as a small sampler of “needed to try” stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Ahhhh...[mention]Ken Gargett [/mention] that makes a lot more sense now. I thought it was referring to rums available at the time. Gotcha. Thanks for clarifying. I guess I will need to check a few of these out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I agree with this. Santa Teresa 1796 is my favorite Rum, and worthy of any top 20-25. I noticed the list didn’t give attention to Rums from Central/South America, it’s mostly island rums on the list. No Zacapa or Diplomatico either? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I don’t think NCs need different temperature considerations than CCs as far as storage. I keep all mine in the same general area between 63 and 70 (my wife NEVER lets the house get above 70) and both are fine. I have done an experiment with temperature a few times and it turns out I like to smoke a cigar that has been warmed. I used to live in Florida and would take a stick or two (NC or CC) out of my humi in the morning and place them in a travel baggie and then in my glove box for smoking later in the day. Inevitably, by the time I got to the cigars to smoke them the heat had warmed the c
  5. I was able to find a little time over the weekend for a smoke so it was the perfect opportunity to get a Short going. This cigar is colorado in color and firm to the squeeze. Aroma is sweet tobacco prior to lighting. After a clip and light the cigar it starts off with flavors of white pepper and cream. The burn and draw are are spot in and there is plenty of smoke. As the first third continues on a fresh bread note develops, a more mild flavor than I usually get from a Short As the cigar moves into the 2/3 the bread note goes away and there is a bit of t
  6. Me too! That victory was so sweet last night, not only because it was our first in a loooooong time, but also because pretty much EVERYONE not a Browns fan counted us out. Now we got to win one more tonight.
  7. Thanks for putting this together John! I always wondered why they changed the band right after public release, the lawsuit makes sense but I never heard that part before.
  8. Sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to your family. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. A Lusitania on a PERFECT afternoon. One of the last we will have in the Carolinas for some months. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. This cigar is definitely always a "Mr Dependable" for me. And especially in the last couple of years it has shined like when I first tried them. Perfect construction on this guy with a wrapper that is spotted in smoke places. The first third opens with flavors of roasted coffee and that "Partagas Spice". The draw is a little firm but it produced a lot of smoke. Nearing the end of the first third some cream head into the mix The second third continues much like the first with the cream and coffee being dominant and some white pepper notes on the retrohale. In the beginning of
  11. I will second the Boveda packs idea. I have only been using them for less than a year, having exclusively used Heartfelt beads for a dozen or more years prior. I use them both in one of my humidors and in a few different tuppers. They are easy to manage and hold humidity a lot longer than I expected them to. I did a few side-by-side tests with the same cigars placed in humidors with beads and Bovedas with no discernible differences.
  12. This cigar has been Mr Dependable for me not only in the last couple of years but really since I have been smoking cigars. I have gone through boxes of various years since 2005 have never had a bad one, and this one is no exception. It's a sad thing that these little guys got the ax last year. The past couple of afternoons have been just warm enough here to enjoy a larger smoke, but I wanted to make sure I got a review for this one in first. I find this a very versatile smoke regarding when I can enjoy it. The Boli Tubos 3 is a cigar for me that is good with coffee in the morning, as a m
  13. I took some time off of work last week and was able to get a few more cigars in than usual.
  14. I had a little more time than usual yesterday for a smoke so I grabbed this no.1 and a cup of Ruby Oolong and settled in with some football for the afternoon. The cigar has a strong box press with nice oily scheen on the wrapper. There was no discernible pre-light aroma. Once I clipped and lit the cigar it started off with the perfect draw and nice coffee flavor with cocoa notes on the finish. As the first third went on the flavors stayed mostly the same with a mild sweetness growing until the end of the 1/3. The second third saw the coffee note ble
  15. Hopefully they haven't gone around the bend. Earlier examples I tried had floral and lavender notes, as well as the caramel notes being sweeter and richer, all were absent in this one.
  16. I picked up this sampler of 10 cigars recently because of a really positive experience I had with a couple of the Skinny Monster Lanceros after their release last year. For those that don't follow Tatuaje, they do a limited release of the "Monster Series" every year around Halloween with the cigars named after horror movie villains. It started with a couple of different blends and the number in the series has grown throughout the years. After several of the blends were out they released variants alongside the standard sizes, which were the same blends but in different vitolas (Little Monsters,
  17. This cigar was one I have been waiting a while to smoke and review. The cigar has a sweet honey aroma prior to lighting and and a squeeze lets me know it is not rolled too tight. After I light the cigar the flavors I get immediately are a bouquet of spice with just a tad of sweet cream, just below medium in body. The rest of the first third sees the cream flavors fill out more and get really sweet, almost like the cream from a doughnut mixed with some baking spices. Not the most appealing from the sound, but enjoyable in the smoke. The second third sees the
  18. A Monte no. 1 today BOE DIC18. I started off with some of these thinking they wouldn’t be as good as a few other 2019 samples I tried. Well it turns out after a couple of months rest this one is fantastic. Nice flavors and transitions. I enjoyed it with a Ruby Oolong tea Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Great review! Sounds like the transitions were fantastic. I have a few that are also UEB but from a couple months earlier. I may need to break out one very soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I haven’t watched the news in years. We don’t don’t have cable at home and glad for it. I do listen to current events podcasts and read several news sources online to keep up with things. People I know that incessantly watch cable news seem to be angrier and more fearful about the state of our world than most other people in general , and I think cable news feeds into that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. cigarism - this guy is always smoking some REALLY old and rare stuff. Always very interesting projectcarboninc - maker of the Project Carbon cases. A lot of Star Wars/Ninja/Geek stuff and booze mixed in with photos of the cases cigarsmokernl - lots of photos in and around the LCDH in Maastricht, Netherlands alex_cigar_dandy - always smoking something interesting at interesting places cigar_salute (mentioned already) - Dan takes a lot of time to review the naunces of his smokes. really cool guy. ajaylcdh (Ajay Patel) - London based. He owns two stores out there and s
  22. A Late Hour Churchill on a BEAUTIFUL fall afternoon. The last two in the series (Toro, Robusto) I tried had a wonky burn and tunneled. This one is burning fine and tastes great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I have been into cigars 15 or so years now and still love trying new things. That is the way I am with most of my hobbies. Especially with SO MUCH new on a constant basis, there is a lot of opportunities. I do find myself gravitating to specific vitolas if a brand releases one I haven't tried. Specifically when an NC brand I like releases a Lancero, Petit Lancero, Corona Gorda, or anything in 40rg-42rg (Cloud Hopper 53, Warped Kings Stride, Illusione Holy Lance, Black Works Rorscach, etc...). Mainly because in so many cases in the past many NCs would be large RG pepper bombs, but lately

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