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Everything posted by Dynamo320

  1. No doubt with the HDM EE. A few other standouts that I get the definite creamy mouth feel are the Connie A and PL Montecarlos.
  2. Yeah, an ice cold Presidente when it’s hot and humid is tough to beat. A lot of great Caribbean beach beers but Presidente takes the prize.
  3. Vigia TPO MAY 18 under a big bright moon tonight
  4. Loving the series, such a boss! So passionate about CC’s, I often wonder if guys like him lurk on here
  5. AGO 19 Cohiba Medio Siglo, crushing them. No hesitation of course. Not great value option but mighty tasty.
  6. SLR Marquez SGA NOV 16 Easily one of my best smoking boxes. The best of a great Cohiba/Hoyo hybrid. Loads of sweet cream, honey, and cinnamon. Cohiba MS EOS AGO 19 Crushing through this box.
  7. Best take on a Manhattan I’ve ever had. A kind bartender from a San Diego bar shared this with me a few years back. I’ve been making them for years and only get rave reviews. A bit tedious but worth it. For simplicity, all quantities based on a standard shot glass 1.5 Rye Whiskey (I generally use Bulleit) .75 Carpano Antica sweet vermouth .25 Benedictine .5 aquavit 1 dash angostura bitters 1 dash peychauds bitters Stir vigorously in a shaker full of ice and strain into chilled martini glass. Finish with a twisted slice of orange peel. For the ladies (Di), @Elpresidente, the scotch intake last night on the zoom herf definitely interfered with my certainty on this one but I’ve verified with the wife and this is the Cosmopolitan recipe to try for Di. It’s extremely simple, and I’ve never seen a lady not want another one. Again, in shot glass quantities. 2 Vodka 2 Cranberry juice 1 triple sec shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. No photos tonight as I’ve elected to lay off the sauce tonight. Maybe make a Manhattan tomorrow night and add. A little too friendly with that Scot named Johnnie last night!
  8. The most Bolivar of all Bolivar’s. Tubos No. 1 ULA MAY 15
  9. ERDM Taino’s ER Formosa Man, a lot has changed since I ordered these beauties. Being employed in the airline industry, it may be a while till I’m popping on a box of $30/ stick ER’s. These are heading for a long sleep and the hope for better days ahead!
  10. MEG JUL 16 From a cracker box I picked up in Cuba last year.
  11. Thanks, sitting on a box of these and can’t wait to give one a shot.
  12. I’m going to just copy my notes that I took in real time with this one, so pardon the grammar and format. Partagas 898 LMB ABR 18 Pairing with black coffee, Starbucks Sumatra Easy and quick light. Draw perfect for me. Just the right amount of open, not much resistance but I don’t mind. Tons of smoke, very creamy, full and rich. First hit of black licorice ,Dark chocolate, wood, and earth with a little bit of pepper on the lips. This one is coming out roaring, strong and to the point. Ash fell on me at 1 inch. Perfect burn, superb construction After ash drop at 1 inch to halfway: Sweetness picks up a lot. Rich cocoa flavors transition to a sweeter marshmallow I’m enjoying it but going too fast, time to put on the brakes. I think it has mellowed a bit to medium, from early full. Reminds me at this point of a good Fonseca 1. Sweet and creamy marshmallow. Burn continues razor sharp and no touch ups Hitting the halfway point and the sweetness is starting to take a back seat. Wood notes, slightly bitter in the vain of black coffee and some spice back in play. So far evolutions are not happening in thirds. First inch was distinct. Next transition was from there to the halfway point. Entering final third and the earth is ramping up considerably, strength is also picking up. Black licorice from early on is coming back. Lips tingling a bit as pepper ramps up a bit once again. Getting down towards the band and getting a little more bitter and flavors not as pronounced. Dare I say, but a little bland. Perhaps with age the end will smooth out a bit. Very rewarding cigar and not one I would recommend on the golf course and such. Best to relax and enjoy the many evolutions. I had this one in the low 90’s but it kind of let me down towards the end. Still young at almost 2 years no I have no doubt that it will round out in time. Smoking time of 90 minutes. 89/100 Pics uploaded out of order. Oh well, you get the point.
  13. BOP ENE 19 First from an FOH prize box. Where else can a know nothing like me blabber on about a cigar and get sent a beautiful box for free? Nowhere I tell ya! Thanks @El Presidente and @MoeFOH
  14. Been on the lookout for these, a discontinued favorite. Tubos No. 1 with 5 years
  15. Some crackers this weekend. Last night a Monte PE PUR DIC 16 from a November 2424 that Rob felt were some of the best he’s ever seen. It smoked the house down. Tonight, Fonseca No 1 ROM JUL 16 that was damn near perfect. Smooth and sweet, such a sleeper for the price.
  16. No preference really but it really pisses me off when I’m not careful with a bent nail and it pierces through the foot of one of the cigars.
  17. 3 different price points, but to me, these are ones that have exceeded my expectations and have felt like a bargain. PLMC Priced under $5 a stick, I have been plowing through them. Rich and sweet, so full of flavor. Take it slow and you have an amazing 1 hour smoke. Monte 1 Lonsdale is probably my favorite format. 1.5 hours of pure Monte, but this one stands out for me from the others. I’ve had incredible luck with them. Reasonably priced too. Trinidad Fundadores Not an economy purchase at all but you get what you pay for. My favorite CC so far.
  18. Sig III Tubo, IMO there should be more Long Coronas out there. Great size REG FEB 19

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