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    Ohio / Sweden
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    Trees, climate, cigars, guns, cricket.

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  1. I get stuck in Europe because of this stupid virus and now also get stuck between decent herf times. Ha! Hope you guys keep it up, I'll stay up late one night and join.
  2. The early releases of the JSK were pretty damn good. I had one a couple of years ago and it didn't reach the same level (maybe I had hyped it too much in my head). That is the main reason I haven't smoked more (plus I have plenty of things I know will smoke well). In terms of the "virus" name tag, I couldn't care less. If they've used it in the past, and he enjoys being edgy, so be it. Maybe not the greatest PR tactic but there are much worse problems out there in my mind.
  3. Just out of interest (not doubting that there are such estimates), but do you have a source for this?
  4. I landed in Sweden Tuesday for a visa appointment with the US Embassy in Stockholm. Apparently they have cancelled most of the appointments so I was one of only three appointments Wednesday. All went smooth but now I can't return obviously (had planned to return to the US next week). Fortunately I have a humidor here and also brought with me some extra cigars. Oh, and I guess equally important, I can still work from here and have been reassured that I'll continue to get paid.
  5. Guess my palate is poor or I've gotten some decent LGC Serie D5s. They haven't been bad. Sweet and spice. I wouldn't put them among the best Euro REs in recent years but.. The Casanova on the other hand, not a big fan. Something that hasn't been mentioned is the RA XXL. Hands down my favorite European RE from the past four years, maybe even my favorite RE from the past four years period (maybe).
  6. I clicked the thread to read Ken trash talk petit coronas. I was disappointed, 0/5.
  7. 68 degrees in Ohio must be considered exceptional. Marking the high temperatures with a ED gifted [email protected] - starting out fantastic! Haven't had one for quite a while (first of the decade..), its come a long way already. Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Tapatalk
  8. Have nothing to say about the actual question but I can definitely concur that the RACA were very good within the first year/18 months of release and since then I have been disappointed every time I've picked one up. ?
  9. ENSO is a double-edged sword.. A La Niña phasing does bring dry and warm conditions (although the teleconnection to temperature is weaker over Cuba) for the tobacco we so cherish but it can also mean severe drought in the US Southwest and Texas.
  10. Isn't Wanderlust by Roma Craft a Euro/German only release? Heard good things. I smoke very few NCs nowadays but Warped has produced decent stuff in the past. I prefer their lighter selection, Corto and the La Colmena (at least the ones of old, I think it is a rotating vitola/blend) would be worth a try.
  11. Have only had one so far, my experience was not far from you. Doubt I'll pick up more than the one I have left. I have to say though (in defense of the Anejados), the Upmann Robusto has been fantastic IMHO. Already on my second box.
  12. Geez, sorry to hear that. Had a great time last year when I was up in Toronto (largely because of fellow FoHers who came out in force to welcome me), the LCDH is a real nice place.
  13. From this weekend, big shout out [email protected] for giving me a very generous pour (or a few modest pours) of Ardbeg Drum. Such a lovely liquid, the pineapple on the finish is superb. Let me know when I can pay you back bud! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. Love this tread, true underappreciated B side of FoH. Mikkeller (which I've posted on earlier) is a Danish brewery that recently started their first US brewery in San Diego. Passion Pool, only brewed here in the US, is probably the best beer I've had in 2019. If you find it, buy it! If not, and you're a fan of fruity goses, shoot me a PM and I might be able to get you a can. Other highlights in the last couple of weeks include: Omnipollo Fatamorgana (not nearly as good as the EU brewed though), Omnipollo Neb (probably better than the EU brewed??), Omnipollo Poli Mango (first time, Brazilian
  15. Not that big of a deal but just pulled this one out of a box. Second band was not part of the cigar next to it, or if so, it had two on top of eachother.. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk

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