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  1. Glorious weekend in the great white North (Toronto, specifically). 21C today, so I figured I’d bite on the review contest. Stocking up the last of my Salomones singles that I picked up at a hole-in-the-wall B&M in Hvar, Croatia two summers back. 2014, but I didn’t get the box code off it (Or I was too inebriated to commit it to long term memory). This thing was built to perfection. A little slow to light on start up as the flame stretched out the wider ring gauge. Early draws reminded me of biscuits with a serious spice kick. Water was an insufficient pairing so I switch over to beer. Perfectly cool, light smoke we’re great for pulling out savoury flavours for the first third. As I rounded into the second third the heat and thickness of smoke picked up. Gone are the biscuits and spice, and flavour profile is now meaty, earthy (grass) flavours. Couldn’t help but think this would pair perfectly with red meat. rounding my way to home plate, the second half is where all the action is. This is smoking true to its heavy Partagas heritage. Still meaty, but more spice coming in for the home stretch. Pictured is the beer I paired it with, local Toronto establishment. rating this 8.5/10. With certainty, the nice weather brought the score up. thanks for reading - cheers
  2. glad to see someone else taking this side. Jose stood up looking for a fight and Odor beat him to it. I'm glad he got clocked. - also a jays fan
  3. I'm hoping that sticker is just replacing the ID recorded one - I've received the same
  4. Smoked all 5 the same week I received them - they were great and had I had the whole box I would have smoked through all 25. Also, I remember Tom saying that the Partagas LE 2014 were a 'go deep' cigar. I've tried a few singles and was very impressed. Am currently looking for a few boxes of these.
  5. You sure? Could have sworn my bottles had differing numbers but they're all gone now
  6. Definitely a nice stick. Can't go wrong with them.
  7. About 6-8 a week. Every second day I'll have a couple
  8. Probably the La Esception I had yesterday. Or a bolivar super coronas
  9. I'm anywhere from 3-5 size dependent. Today I had a siglo VI, Bolivar Super Corona, and finished with a partagas culebras. I don't baby or pay close attention to what I smoke on the course, but for the moment(s) when I'm sitting in the cart smoking, I'd rather not be smoking than smoking a cheap NC just so I can be happy to not be spending too much. Not every cigar has to be a long drawn out process where you cleanse your palate after every draw and write a 5 page review afterwards
  10. Encantos. Now that I've let them settle I'm starting to wonder about my decision to buy 3 boxes
  11. Thanks to all for the congrats! It was a fun contest, I really enjoyed participating. Thanks foh team for all your hard work
  12. Figured I'd write on this stick as well. Hope I don't bore you all. Was given this cigar from a local botl who has given me the opportunity to try a number of cigars that I wouldn't be able to find. I wouldn't have sought out this cigar if it wasn't gifted to me. I've had a love-hate relationship with bolivar and I've typically had a hate-hate relationship with the LE program. 2014 has been an exception to the LE trend I've been on - I really enjoyed the Seleccion Privada and the same with this Super Corona. This was the first cigar I smoked of the day so my palate was fresh, and I enjoyed it with one of the, if not the, best mojitos in the city. That in itself was bliss. I knew the cigar was going to be strong, but this thing whooped my a**. Construction was perfect, the draw was (not too) easy. The cigar started out with espresso in a big way. Other than a powerful espresso flavour, I got some notes of cocoa through the first half of the cigar. Until the midpoint I would rate it between medium and full strength, but at the halfway point it picked up significantly. After the midpoint, I got strong cream flavours that lasted 4-5 draws and then dissipated. The second half of the cigar was very strong, and my body was feeling it. The botl that gifted it to me thought it was comical when I broke into a sweat as I smoked this thing down. Also in terms of flavour profile, I got some sweetness that I couldn't narrow down, but it was welcome as the strength built up. Overall I would give this a 90 as it stands currently, and I predict good things two years down the road. Thanks for reading!
  13. Hey All, Sat down last night with a Dip 1 that I had picked up in a partial box from a great BOTL. Was at a herf and figured it would be great for sitting around conversing. The wrapper on this stick was very delicate; at the foot it was separating and when I clipped the cap with my palio it shattered beneath it - nothing that a bit of spit (my cigar glue of choice) on my thumb couldn't mend. The draw on this stick was tight, too tight for my liking, but it's my favourite stick so I was filling to fight it out. Plus I was hoping for one of those sticks that even thought the draw is tight the flavours are great - I got my wish. Right off the bat it performed. I got flavours of chocolate and coffee with cream for the first inch or so. The first third was the star and unfortunately it went downhill has I had to 2-puff it to get any smoke output. After the first 1.5 inches I started getting some nutty flavours mixed in with the cream and coffee notes and was really enjoying it. The age of this cigar is showing - every puff is smooth and really enjoyable. Until the tight roll came into play. About half way through the tight roll and the double puffing starting to have consequences - the smoke got bitter and the draw got worse and worse. I set it down after 40 minutes - but I truly enjoyed the first 30 minutes of that.
  14. Blind cigar 5 on the course and a cohiba 1966 and a beau's after
  15. Finished my summer semester today so enjoying a monsdale

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