eg133

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  1. Finally I have a use for all the bands I've been saving for no other apparent reason [emoji23] Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  2. There was a sale too good to pass up and had to pick these up.
  3. ROTT the Colorado Rosado N1 was much more enjoyable, notes of warm sourdough bread and soft spice... The Maduro at first (1-2 weeks after arriving) tasted more like a NC for me, that is, more peppery, a little harsh and some notes of dark cacao........ It's been about 2.5 months and I reached for a Rosado N1, same beautiful profile I've had so far, but I also grabbed a Maduro N1.... WOW!!! so much sweetness I couldn't believe the difference. I had my girlfriend (who doesnt smoke much) try it and she was impressed.... So far she's only been impressed by a couple cigars I've had so far, the most recent being a 5 year old punch 48 which absolutely wowed her, especially after a sip of bourbon. The sweetness I'm getting from the Maduro is absolutely astonishing. I'm not one to pull obscure flavors of Italian black truffle, Scottish virgin grass's hay, etc...... But this sweetness is so in your face it's impossible to miss. Well done gentlemen, well done.......in the short time I've sampled them, they continue to improve and it's going to be hard to hold onto them to age even though I know as more time passes the more flavourful they will be. Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  4. I've been noticing that across the board with any 20/21 boxes I've gotten, they have been excellent..... I guess there's a silver lining with the Rona. Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  5. Ramon Allones Specially Selected (Christmas Sampler)(FRCSW5) Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  6. Full disclosure, I was going into this cigar thinking I just wanted to get it over with. I've had a few RASS over the past few years but could never understand why people raved about them as the flavor always seemed bland, bitter, or just not good to me. So I lit this RASS I received from the Christmas sampler, yes I'm late to the party, I wanted to let them rest a bit..... And immediately I'm confused.... Why is this so good?! I look at the band and then look at the cigar and make sure I'm smoking the right one..... I get it now! Some fruit influences with a bit of cream... The retrohale is lovely. Maybe it's a fluke, let me keep smoking. I'm "pairing" this with an Ardbeg 10 and a Hazy IPA from San Diego CA. I usually just pick a cigar I want to smoke and pick what drink I want, in my mind if the cigar is brilliant it should go well with what I'm drinking at the moment.... Although I do at times intentially try and compliment one with the other and pick certain tastings for the occasion. Ok, this is longer than I usually take. To be fair I smoked a Monte #1 prior and had a couple drams so I'm at a good place in the night. My goodness... I'm well into the 2nd 3rd and this beautiful sweet, hibiscus comes to mind, almost floral/fruit comes forward. Really surprised me and changed my view on RASS...even the band came off without a hitch... 95/100 Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
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  8. Congrats!! .... I thought #6 was a young Al Pacino lol Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  9. This is my first time entering because I thought wow, this is too easy, as soon as I saw the eyes I already knew who they are, except for #6, I'm pretty sure I'm correct but we'll find out. Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  10. I got the same sampler.... Have tried the 60, 109, and MJ23 so far.... Flavor has been excellent but I did have relight issues on the MJ... Enjoy! Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  11. Was just wondering the other day if such a product existed ... Thank you, have one coming my way now Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  12. From first light there's a very nice soft bread flavor with a slight pepper note on the lips. I'm pairing this with a Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros and a Guinness. Time is 5:10pm and the weather is a nice 82°F. Through the first third,the retro brings out a nice cooking spice along with sourdough that gently tickles your nose. Ash is held nicely for about 1 1/2". Going into the second 1/3 the burn starts to get wonky but the flavors remain mostly unchanged. I was hoping it would correct itself but ultimately I had to retouch it towards the end of the 2nd 1/3. The last third loses some of that sweet sourdough taste and is mostly some earthiness with some of that gentle spice coming back. Ended up putting it out about an inch and a half left, clocking in at about 6:50pm. Final score 89/100 Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  13. Great minds think alike. Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving! Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  14. I see others already commented but I was going to applaud you for your flavor wheel..... Now I'm hungry [emoji58] nice review! Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  15. Wasn't windy at all. I was even under a covered patio. Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  16. Montecristo 1935 Leyenda - LGR SEPT 18 (49NRW) * First puff and I started getting sweet cedar and milk chocolate. Alright now I'm excited to dig into this one. I'm pairing it with a Lagavulin 9yo and it's a good combo for me. Unfortunately the burn starts to get wonky so I have to retouch it a couple of times. The flavor for me doesn't really change and I'm not one to complain when it's like this. The draw is more on the firm side and I do have to relight a couple of times. This might also be the case since I'm outside and it's cold. It starts to get bitter towards the end and I finally put it out. Final smoking time was about 2.5 hours. Overall I rate it a 93/100 Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  17. First puff and I started getting sweet cedar and milk chocolate. Alright now I'm excited to dig into this one. I'm pairing it with a Lagavulin 9yo and it's a good combo for me. Unfortunately the burn starts to get wonky so I have to retouch it a couple of times. The flavor for me doesn't really change and I'm not one to complain when it's like this. The draw is more on the firm side and I do have to relight a couple of times. This might also be the case since I'm outside and it's cold. It starts to get bitter towards the end and I finally put it out. Final smoking time was about 2.5 hours. Overall I rate it a 93/100 Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  18. Lusitanias and fundadores [emoji7] Sent from my SM-N976U using Tapatalk
  19. If you're a whisky drinker I highly recommend Clase Azul Reposado. It reminds me more of a whisky sometimes with notes of oak, chocolate, and vanilla. If you want a truly smooth and beautiful tequila Casa Dragones never fails. And for every day, you can't go wrong with Don Julio 70 Anniversario Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  20. Right after lighting I get a beautiful fresh baked bread with a slight fresh cut grass at the back end. The retrohale is absolutely sublime. The flavors stay the same throughout the 2nd and last third and I'm not complaining! It lasted me about an hour and 15 minutes, surprising for such a small cigar. Overall it was very enjoyable and I would rate it a 9/10. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  21. My second box and I’m trying hard not to finish this one off as well! I have a hard time keeping any of my boxes in my humidor full [emoji51]
  22. These are the first ones I’ve tried since they changed the bands. Pairing it with some Pellegrino and Breaking Bad. It’s still a young cigar and I can tell off the bat as I get some bitter notes. Luckily it goes away fairly quickly. Burn has been spot on throughout. I get some bread notes thru the retro but overall, I’m feeling pretty underwhelmed. I’d rate this example a 7.5/10

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