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  1. Ive tried a couple of these (a lighter wrapper tho) and they are fantastic, but almost harder to find than siglo 6 and damn near as exspensive. Great review!
  2. This has been a hecktic weekend with little time to enjoy a smoke. I was (kind of) able to fit this cigar in while catching the last half of the seahawks/ bucks game (sorry Rob) and couldnt resist the chance to get in on the christmas sampler....missed the 24:24. There are much better reviews out there on this stick if you're unfamiliar with it, but heres my take. The start is smooth with mild sweet tobaco and some complexity, great draw, and good smoke production. A light cream/ coffee flavor. Very nice 1st 3rd: Very mild with a Graham cracker sweetness to it, along with toasted tobacco. Towards the end of the 3rd the creaminess kind of takes over and impresses with each draw (not what i expected from a pepin made stick) 2nd 3rd Much the same with the sweetness turning to vanilla and at times a clove spice shows up. The flavors are balanced and are blending well. Still a light medium bodied smoke with easy but well defined flavors, all wrapped up in a creamy profile/texture. Very enjoyable! Last 3rd The family went berserk and i had lost the smoke servral times between making dinner and refereeing my boys (and wife) from killing eachother, so this last bit got lost in relight harshness. And i ended it earlier than i would have liked. But this was an impressive cigar that blew me away with the creamy profile -not how i would usually describe nicaraguan tobacco-. I think I'll need to grab some more and see if i can find time to get through an entire churchill. Easy 90-91 score
  3. Ive heard this before (almost verbatim) too, but when asked for proof they almost always dismiss cc's at some point as inferior and promote thier own. Funny how then they go on to use words like "cubanesque" and "cuban seed". I enjoy cigars from all regions and have come to find thier flavors distinctive and unique. But when all things are equal, cuban leaf is just my preference...by a long margin.
  4. 10/4 this will be good, ive a few buddies who will be stoked to see this in action, i think. Cheers!
  5. Hey for all / any who jave tried these, any notes? Or comparisons? My lads birthday is taxing my cigar funds and i cant find the reviews... trying to determine the wife meter on going deep
  6. Quick question....given the privacy of this test , can we allow friends and onlookers who may be intrested to know where it'll be available? Or should we use this product away from onlookers until its live? This may be a redundant question but i already know ill be into my cups and showing off new gadgets unless im under orders, lol
  7. Cant imagine you've any left at this time, but +1 I have been meaning purchase the draw tool and glue for awhile anyway. Didn't even know you all were here on the forum. Now I most certainly will. Cheers brother and good fortunes to you guys!!
  8. I'm not saying petites are the best, necessarily, but they are the smoke I go after/ crave and enjoy the most....I believe out of all cc's and nc's. For the ratio of flavor, size, time, availability, consistency, and of course value! My vote for petite corona Think I'll light one up now!
  9. I got this box back in 2014 and purposed it to be a reward for quitting cigarettes (I mostly kicked it for a year, but, well....ongoing battle). I tossed the box out when I threw the remains in the desktop after my failure. Who likes a quitter anyway? Aroma at cold is bread and honey with a smooth tobacco note cold draw is pretty mute save for a bit of sweet tobacco with a good draw Starts out with a mild pepper, and bitter/sour note that reminds me of lemon. Not bad ....but not great either 1/3: A muted smooth tobacco with a lemony zest through the nose. Draw and smoke production are great. But the burn is going to need attention. After a touch up and an inch in, the cigar wakes up! The flavors are the same but richer and start to catch my attention. Im picking up a bit of cream and a coffee as well. Very tasty, and the flavors are balancing nicely into a complex cigar. 2/3 There is a added rich spice note almost like clove that is really going well with the lemon/citrus flavor. Very unique, I cant recall tasting these flavors before and I'm halfway through this box. I haven't been too impressed with the box actually, but if this is the evolution of this cigar, some more might get on the wishlist. Just needed a 5 year nap ($400 plus a box ought be ready sooner). 3/3 The flavors remain but are a bit harsher with a vanilla note flitting in and out. The vanilla is missing when I look for it but pops up when I'm not paying attention. Score Good change of pace cigar, but for me, perhaps not worth a whole box purchase. I'll stick with samplers going forward. I do love the size & smoke time was 1 hr 15 minutes or so I've had some good cohibas, but I've yet to smoke one that ever screamed !value! Pricey when you still work for a living. There are just other cigars that I enjoy twice as much for half the cost. Cheers and go hawks!
  10. Not sure I am allowed to publicly state my phobia these days...however it's nowhere near as great as my wife's, who's absolutly terrified by wet hair! She once was trapped in a shower for 5 minutes of screaming for me to remove a couple strands of loose hair from the floor and provide her sandals to walk in. I asked her why she just didn't step over the offense? She responded that the hair had "contaminated" the entire floor!???? Shes the only one in the house with hair that long. She also screams if someone tears cotton balls by her ear....not that I would ever. 😎
  11. And justice for all, 'one'. Is permanently lodged in my dome....probably because all the important brain cells were lost while that song was cranked up?
  12. Quality Partagas 898 coming through? Truly tho, I'm waiting for the nudies first
  13. This was a gift, so unknown boxcode from 2017 Starts out with a bready toasted tobacco and a nice easy spice through the nose. Good smoke output and a perfect draw. Nice start. 1st 3rd The bread and tobaco stays in the front with a fruit sweetness in the back (raisin) 2nd 3rd The bread flavor has morfed into biscuit and honey. But the profile is dry and is irritating my throat, time for some water. Final 3rd The honey buscuit flavor and dryness continue. The dryness is starting to turn harsh. If this cigar was half the size I'd rate it highly but the dry/harshness has built up too much for me to finish and I put down early with a few inches left. Score is somewhere in the mid 80"s
  14. Figures! Rob, Thanks for taking out the guess work and sending us the gems! I've yet to see a habano in the wild, yet should I have the opportunity one day, I feel equipt to know my way around just from all these great posts. Cheers!
  15. Great stuff Pres! It's a shame those ducks get thrown in with the rest. Does shopping by box codes, months, years, truly make a difference or does it just improve the odds of receiving a decent box?

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