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About Akela3rd

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  • Birthday 10/03/1966

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    UK, a small damp island off the coast of Europe
  • Interests
    Cigars; fly fishing; loud obnoxious music; Scouting

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  1. On camps I do but not recreationallly. It's usually because I need to make something to use such as a marshmallow stick, cooking pot holder or, on more than one occasion, cigar holder/ashtray. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  2. Of course they were, to keep them quiet, mindlessly occupied and pliant. That was the whole point - control of the masses. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  3. Inspired by the shambling, yet endearing, Monte 4 video currently doing the rounds I've gone for this 42 ring gauge classic. I've got a box of '18s but can't bring myself to crack one out of the box yet so one of my last '14s will do nicely. It's everything you wish for from a good Monte 4 - nice construction, beautiful smooth wrapper, chocolate cold draw and polar white ash. This box has been immaculate, not a dud in there. I love the PC size and with HUPC, Non Plus, PLPC (du Prince too) and these available to me I can find a cigar to suit my mood. Smooth as butter from the get go, the cocoa has aged to a mellowness that isn't as in yer face as the fresher ones but still very much at the forefront. A solid medium strength throughout. Not a lot of variation in flavour as it goes on but all good. With a caramel espresso, it's perfect. Burns straight all the way through to the band. With a good box like this you always know what you're going to get when one gets lit. Not a lot else to say really, just consistently excellent. I really hope the '18s are as good. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  4. The main thing learned from this is that the phrase 'You're a dic*, we'll be back shortly' should be used in every review from now on. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  5. Akela3rd

    Your favourite Ashtray

    I always find this one quite handy... Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  6. Fishing the River Exe in Somerset. It's a three hour drive from home so getting me there and back without penalty would do just fine. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  7. Akela3rd

    Newcomer (Newbie) Q&A

    Have patience. You'll get a notification when the order ships. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  8. Akela3rd

    They just keep coming

    Less unique nowadays it seems... Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  9. Akela3rd

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Very well thanks. This was the first I've had out of this (my only remaining) box and it was a cracking smoke - a strength that flies in the face of the usual HdM profile, earthy, vanilla, cocoa powder. You've got the only other one that's not sleeping. Enjoy! Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  10. Akela3rd

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Thanks to a minor panic instigated by @99call I had reason to dig out my TOR JUN 16 box of HdM du Prince. One of them didn't make it back to storage... Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  11. Akela3rd

    Cohiba siglo VI gift pack

    Having just got one of these I can confirm that the overriding smell is the leather rather than the cedar. It's gorgeous! And yes, is better to take the cigars out unless you keep the HUTH itself in a humidor. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  12. I really hope you didn't get too burnt. Price is often an indicator too - real 56s don't go for less than US$70 each. "Too good to be true" is usually true.
  13. Fonseca No1 Partagas Shorts Monte 2 Monte 5 HdM Epicure Especial HUPC Partagas D4 RyJ Cazadores JLS2 CORO Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  14. I don't think they're in any particular order, but if you're really bored you could do a weighted and an unweighted list. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  15. Akela3rd

    Regional Releases

    That's the famous German efficiency for you. Boxes of 10? Nah. Bundle them up in 50s, keep the price reasonable (which is helped by the cab size) watch them go, move on. Looks like a nice cigar, a bigger PLPC is a very good call. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie

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