Akela3rd

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  1. I had one over the weekend, my first and only - a FoH prize - and was disappointed in the first two thirds but it turned into something wonderful in the last 25 mins. Generally love Punch and am smoking a Short de Punch as I type, very good cigar. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  2. I've smoked a grand total of 4 BBF. 3 TEO ABR 18 which I noted as 'disappointing' and one from a FoH comp prize in August of 2020 which I noted as 'excellent'. On the back of that one cigar and the general high opinion on the forum I bought a box (SOR DIC 20 (fnarr)) that I'm leaving until the end of this year. Intrigued and curious as to what it'll bring... Love the RyJ Belicoso though I'm sure it's a very different profile. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  3. Meh. HSA have been doing out for years (allegedly, I must add as there's them thar attorneys about). Did you tell them? Sent by spooky action at a distance
  4. That just sounds A: like some weird Australian euphemism B: wrong, on so many levels Sent by spooky action at a distance
  5. Point of order Chaps. It's Chutney Mary, not Mary Chutney... Sent by spooky action at a distance
  6. I had a couple of good years financially 2020/21 and built up a good stock of premiums and larger formats. This year is all about the C&C for daily consumption as the post above alludes. I buy to smoke not flip so it's comforting to have the good stuff waiting for when I'm ready. Problem being that once a box is open it's in the rotation and will disappear, but hey, that's what they're there for. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  7. The reinvention of Travolta was amazing, from disco heartthrob to heroin hitman. Willis to a lesser degree but still a surprise. All time favourite with so many quotable lines, knowing looks, loucheness and casual swearing. Who doesn't want a Bad MoFo wallet? Sent by spooky action at a distance
  8. Sofa King, local seating shop in the UK "Our prices are Sofa King low" I heard they were told to stop using it... Sent by spooky action at a distance
  9. Surprisingly good. A very nice find in the AF world Sent by spooky action at a distance
  10. I've been looking forward to these arriving as they're a recent favourite so the ROTTRW is well timed and a good excuse. In from work, perfunctory wash & scrub up, out with a cigar in my still slightly grubby hand. Nice. Love the presentation, classy without being ostentatious, beautiful look and construction, slight sheen and strong barnyard smell on the foot. On lighting I'm surprised as to how mild it feels. Plenty of flavour - nuts, dried berries, meadow - but not with the oomph I was expecting. Absolutely lovely. Burn's a little wonky but I'll put that down to driver error and through the course of the cigar it corrects without help. Smooth into the second third with a lovely mouth feel of creamy smoke. The nut note clarifies into pistachio. As I get into the final third the dried fruit reappears subtly almost like an infusion, nice effect. I was expecting the grassy note from the opening to emerge as bitterness later but it hasn't, it's noticeable but still reminds me of a flower meadow somehow, nectar and the promise of honey once the bees get busy. Fantastic cigar, solid 9/10. So glad I was prompted to ROTT it, not sure if I can hold off on the rest now... Sent by spooky action at a distance
  11. When you're staring at your humidor and can't decide what to smoke today... Party Short is the correct answer every time. You might not know you wanted one, but you did. Yes you did, didn't you? Sent by spooky action at a distance
  12. I grew up listening to my dad's Beatles vinyls (ten years after he bought them), loved Revolver and destroyed his copy of it through needle wear. Abbey Road to my mind is an album of single tracks not a coherent whole, half of which are awful, but full of gems. On a side note the last band I saw before the UK locked down in March 2020 was Napalm Death and last month they were my first gig in two years - nice way to bookend the strangeness. Incredible live band. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  13. Four years @Fuzz , that's a long wait for an intro. Worthy of one of your necropost gifs surely[emoji2957] Sent by spooky action at a distance
  14. "This famous party —whose 2022 edition was canceled due to the adverse global epidemiological situation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic— includes tours of plantations and factories, seminars, the international Habanosommelier competition, a gala dinner, humidor auction and many other attractions." Err... no it doesn't, clearly. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  15. Had another last night in response to this thread and it was lovely. I'll put the experience with the first down to driver error and am now thoroughly looking forward to the rest [emoji106] Sent by spooky action at a distance
  16. Nudies Carlota Rosado Colorado just a couple of days ago. First time in a long time, hammered me... Sent by spooky action at a distance
  17. Black is slimming. Rob knows his customer base... Sent by spooky action at a distance
  18. Our further spread the appeal with "Go Commando!". That'll bring in a whole new audience[emoji848] Sent by spooky action at a distance
  19. The last line of each verse is a statement such as 'I'll never forgive myself if we don't go all the way tonight' then 'I'll do anything for love, but I won't do that'. It annoyed him for years that people didn't get it. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  20. Funky sunset couple of days ago... Sent by spooky action at a distance
  21. That's encouraging. I've had a few over the years that were alright, no more, but plumped for a box of the late 20 production after all the rave reviews. Plan is to crack the box at the end of this year when they've got two years on them. [emoji1696] Sent by spooky action at a distance
  22. They got them from a friend's brother-in-law that works at the factory. Sent by spooky action at a distance
  23. Congratulations to you both - it's been a long build up and I'm sure there were a great many crossed fingers out there... mine included[emoji6] Sent by spooky action at a distance
  24. Fair enough, it's not mentioned on this one - keep 'em coming till you run out of sticks to smoke. And good luck, it's a cracking prize! Sent by spooky action at a distance

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