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About gojira

  • Birthday 06/30/1970

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    Paris, France
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    Comic book retailer and collector.
    Cigars and old films.

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  1. It has been a few weeks so I might as well post something good: Partagas SdC No.1 REC DIC 01
  2. Cohiba will probably be more than I'm willing to pay so RG looks like the winner in my book.
  3. This JL 2 ULT JUN 17 begged to smoked due to the small hole in its wrapper.
  4. It all depends on how much coin you want to spend. Here are the 2018 ones that smoked good when they were released IMHO: El Rey del Mundo Petit Cayo - Andorra El Rey del Mundo Taínos - Formosa La Flor de Cano Mágicos - España Punch 8-9-8 - Asia Pacifico This one smoked good young but I recently had one and found it disappointing: Quai d'Orsay Capitolio - Francia These will turn out to be something great even though the ones that I've smoked all had some construction problems: La Gloria Cubana Orgullosos - Suiza This one will probably be amazing, even though the last one that I smoked wasn't that good in it's final third. First two thirds were amazing though. El Rey del Mundo La Reina - Gran Bretaña They will set you back quite a bit. But unless you're prepared to spend a lot of money and get some bad REs in the process I wouldn't go down that road. Stick to regular production and age your boxes. that's much more rewarding. Or get singles with each RE box you buy. That way you can sample them a few times and sell the boxes of those that you don't like. Or use them as trade bait.
  5. Today's enjoyments: CoRo ALO ENE 17 Stunning despite its youth. El Morro FJN JUL 05
  6. This reminds me of something that happened here in France a few years ago. 5 guys left a nightclub completely drunk and stole a llama from a nearby circus. The toured the city with it and even took it on a tram ride before they were apprehended by the police.
  7. I tried many times to retrohale in the beginning and never got it to work. I tried to move the smoke to the back of my mouth and it often ended up in my lungs resulting in ridiculous coughing. And then, one day it just worked. Don't know how though, it just happened automatically.
  8. I try to age some boxes and keep them separated from my smoking stash so that I do not see those boxes that often, that way I don't get tempted to break into them. But it isn't easy. I'm craving a Don Alejandro and have only one box left that is rather young (BMP OCT 16), not sure if I can manage to keep my fingers off it.
  9. The ones that I really love are mostly discontinued cigars that I only have a few left off. If I had enough stock I would smoke a Grandes de Espana every 2 or 3 months. Sadly that's not the case. Then there is that QdO Panetelas that I cracked recently because a friend wanted a few in trade. I smoked one and was blown away by it. But I probably will never buy a new box because these are hard to find and they would probably go for quite a bit of money if they showed up in an auction. I will gift a friend a single because he sends me very nice gifts on a regular basis and I try to send equally nice cigars back as a thank you. So I have 20 cigars remaining in that box and the plan is to make them last even though I could smoke one per month because they are so good. But I do have a handful of still-in-production cigars that I prefer more than others: Lusi, 8-9-8 for example. Maybe I should smoke these more often as I have a rather decent stock of both. Then there's the Mag 46, I'm smoking through a 2013 50 cab that has about 20 left and I have been wanting to buy a new box for a few years but I never get around to it, I don't know why. Luckily a friend offered to split a 2013 box he found last year and I'm smoking through these now. I also try to add cigars that I don't care much about any more on a regular basis. I recently did a head count of my Petit Robustos and I have a ton of them. So I'm smoking one per week to see which ones I still like and to empty my cracked boxes of the ones that I don't like that much. The plan is to auction off the full boxes that I have left of the ones that aren't good IMO to make room for something else. All this may seem a little weird as I'd rather smoke a MdO No.2 than a No.4 but I don't simply because I'm too cheap to replace the No.2s at current prices. I probably could smoke a stellar cigar per day for a year or two but then I would have none of my favorite cigars left unless I bought replacements at very high prices since the ones that I really love have almost all been discontinued. There aren't that many cigars left in regular production that I really love (a handful of Cohiba, Lusitanias, 8-9-8, SW, Mag 46, Fundadores).
  10. Mood definitely is a determiner for me as well. Place and time not so much any more since one can't go anywhere and everything is closed here anyway. I built up a sufficiently big stash that I don't have to rotate through a few boxes any more. I smoke from approximately 50 or 60 open boxes and a ton of different singles and see myself zigzagging through what's in my "smoking" cabinet rather than regularly rotate through a certain amount of boxes. I would find it a bit boring to smoke the same 5 to 10 cigars over and over again.
  11. Today's enjoyments: Bolivar Regentes OSU LL00 Very nice, definitely the best cigar of the day. This one was in my Monsdales by Jorge box but it didn't taste like one. Either something else found it's way into that box or this one was a dud. Encantos MLO MAY 11 La Fuerza TOS MAR 16
  12. Right now: Gorilla Biscuits Start Today. A good dose of NY/HC to get the day going. Having espresso and a Monsdale by Jorge with it.
  13. It was really good. I hated these fresh but they finally have come around. This one started out very mild, the first third smokes like a dessert, sweet caramel stands out quite a bit. The second third was stronger and earthier. Strength kicked in in the final third, no more sweetness at all, very earthy and leathery. Construction was amazing, the burn and draw were perfect . I sold a box a couple of years ago and really regret that now. This one definitely was one of the best cigars that I smoked this month.

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