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    Hockey, fishing, boating, and spending time with my family

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  1. At the end of the day all that matters is if you enjoy smoking them. Seriously. Happy smoking bro. I would love to get my hands on some good Cuban rum too!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Wait so you bought Cuban cigars from some dude on Craigslist who goes to visit his relatives in Cuba frequently....the authenticity code doesn’t match the actual cigars....which you say happens all the time (it doesn’t on authentic cigars)....but you’re worried about what the veins look like on my HDM Epi #2? I guess everyone always thinks they know better than the next guy. Good luck with the rum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yes I know that look. However that certainly doesn’t account for ALL Cuban cigars. Just have a look at the FOH daily smoke thread. Typically the thicker wrappers (like this one) have straighter veins and the more “supple” wrappers have the ones you’re describing. Doesn’t make them any more or less Cuban. Perhaps more desirable though. Don’t know what to tell ya though man. Happy smoking. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’ve had some D4’s with toothy wrappers come from here. I was not aware that the certain look of veins was specific to Cuba. I mean it’s no offense to me, I didn’t make it. But it was bought from a reputable vendor who wouldn’t be questioned by anyone here and it did not taste like it came from anywhere other than Cuba or taste any differently than the other HDM #2’s that I’ve smoked Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Nah, it’s genuine. The loose draw and being underfilled is a dead giveaway. Never seen a Cuban with veins and some tooth? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Bought as (5) cardboard 3-packs. Been in my humidor for just over a year. This is the 2nd one I’ve smoked. A beautiful looking Colorado wrapper. On the dry side, with some tooth. Very minimal veins. Feels a little light in the hand and underfilled. We shall see. I clip the cap cleanly and as feared the draw is on the open side. Begin toasting and the burn gets off to a straight start. The draw stays on the open side throughout the smoke, however it doesn’t burn hot and it only gets bitter in the last 1”. A bit more airy and underfilled then I prefer. As for the burn line, it was a little wavy throughout but it never requires a touch up. Can’t ask for much more than that. Ash is very light and flaky. This is just not a fully filled cigar. Did I say that already? Flavor wise, it was tasty enough but nothing to go raving and writing home about. Starts off with some white pepper being dominant. About 1/2” in, the smoke develops a tartness to it followed by some cedar wood and the white pepper on the finish. The retrohale enhances the cedar notes. Not many transitions or complexity but it was a flavorful cigar. Got a little harsh when I got to the band. Solid medium body, medium flavors, mild-medium strength. I give it an 84-85 out of 100 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Annoying question #4 - ah nevermind LOL
  8. A medium brown Colorado wrapper with no imperfections. Clip the cap and the draw is perfect. Has that typical Bolivar gingerbread/licorice vibe on the aroma and the cold draw. Toasted up easily, burn line straight is as an arrow and a great draw. The great construction would remain until the final inch when the cigar went out on me. I took that as a sign to wrap it up after 45 minutes. Flavors were all classic Bolivar with that gingerbread and licorice taste offset by a healthy dose of dank earthiness. Very little in the way of transitions due to the short vitola but a terrific representation of Bolivar in a short and to the point smoke. A solid 90 points every day of the week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Remind me not to watch the video review that you and Ken do
  10. All good solid points, thanks for your opinions. Don't want to age more just to age more, if they are good to go and I'm really enjoying them then the point is to smoke them, right?
  11. For what it’s worth, the oldest Boli I smoked was a BBF with 11 years on it and that cigar totally blew my mind it was incredible. I am hoping BPC’s can approach that Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I really enjoy them. Have never smoked one with more than 3 years on it though, but I find they have really dense Boli flavors packed into that smaller vitola. They are a little more “in your face” than the BBF in my opinion - but in a good way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. So I was lucky enough to snag a box of the AGO ‘14 BPC from today’s 24:24. Nearly 5 years on them already - sweet!! Probably should’ve bought 2! I already have 10 left from a ‘16 box and 5 from a ‘17 box. Now, with some BPC’s already in reserve with at least 2 years on them....what would you do with this ‘14 box? Would you tuck it away and let it get to 7 or 8 years before you break into it? Or would you smoke them like there’s no tomorrow? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. My first Cuban cigar was a Bolivar Belicoso Fino with 11 years of age on it. While the draw was in the tighter end of the spectrum, the flavor of it was unlike anything I’ve smoked before or since - juicy fruit gum. It was the weirdest thing. It’s the reason why I have a 25 cab of BBF that I won’t touch for a long long time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. If they are that plugged, dry boxing probably won't help. They are tree-trunks and you need the Perfect Draw tool to ream them out and open up the draw.

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