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  1. For this test I preferred the dry RG PC's flavor characteristics to those of the wet one. However, the burn on the wet cigar was better than on the dry one. I have used the water method on a number of cigars in the past and have always enjoyed them. It definitely seemed to improve the burn of most of them. Not smoking a dry sample right after the wet ones, I wasn't able to discern the muting of the flavors as easily as I was during this test. I will continue to occasionally wet a cigar I think might give me burn problems.
  2. RG PC Dry Review Gorgeous Colorado wrapper, firm but okay draw. Earthy tobacco on cold draw. Seltzer water to drink with it. Started out with an earthy tobacco taste with some sweet spiciness and floral notes. It quickly transitioned to the floral notes and spiciness taking control. The burn was okay but a little wonky, needing a few touch ups and one relight. The rest of the smoke was dominated by the floral notes and spiciness ( maybe nutmeg or cinnamon) with some brief appearances of cocoa and leather. Just under medium body...perfect representation of an RG PC. 75 min. smoke time. 90-91 RG PC Wet Review Ran this one under the tap for about 4-5 seconds and let the wrapper absorb and dry off on its own. Same gorgeous Colorado wrapper with a perfect draw this time. Same earthiness with a little leather on cold draw. Still seltzer water. Started out very similar to the dry one with an earthy tobacco taste but with a much more muted spiciness and floral notes. Frankly, I didn't notice much difference in the array of flavors I experienced during this smoke with the one exception being that the floral notes and sweet spiciness were way more subtle allowing me to pick up on the other flavors more easily and more often. The other difference (albeit minor) was the burn. The burn was still a little wonky but only required one touch up and no relights. I enjoyed both of these cigars a lot, but I guess I enjoyed the sharpness of the floral and spice notes in the dry version a little more even though it was to the detriment of the other flavors. Again just under medium body. I would be happy smoking either of these versions any time. 69 min. smoke time. 89 pts for this one.
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  5. This would work for me. Interested in seeing what others don't care for and how that compares to my tastes.
  6. This cigar was a 24:24 purchase a while back. Unfortunately it was only a quarter box purchase. I've smoked 2 of these and they are tremendous. This one was paired with a dram of McKenna 10 yr BIB and was fantastic. The draw was firm but not a problem with lots of creamy smoke. The retro was very floral with lots of Cuban twang.The first third was mostly cedar, cocoa and leather. The second third continued the cocoa and cedar and added some floral notes. The retro reminded me of dark chocolate with a hint of cayenne. The last third got a little hot but remained smokeable. The floral notes and earthy tones dominated with hints of leather. My only regret with this cigar was that it wasn't from a box purchase. I don't think I've ever had any Boli that disappointed. This was a solid medium full that was a delight to smoke to smoke. Definitely a 91-92.
  7. I'm not sure why this would be considered great news...certainly not for cigar manufacturers or cigar smokers.

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