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  1. Don’t forget LA has also banned fur coats.
  2. For this weekend review I decided to try my very first Bolivar Petit Coronas from a PSP quarter box purchase. This cigar had a nice draw and started off very smooth with distinct sweet cedar flavors. I also detected some hints of nuts and leather with some pleasant sourness coming in and out. The second third revealed more sweet cedar with some very nice cinnamon notes. In the final third, the strength intensified and the cinnamon flavors quickly turned burnt and harsh. I give this cigar an overall score of 7/10. I thought it was a good smoke and I see a ton of potential with some age. The ending was a little disappointing, but my major complaint was the burn. It was all over the place and needed constant corrections. I paired this smoke with a nice Cuban coffee (Serrano).
  3. If this doesn’t epitomize my obsessive relationship with CCs I don’t know what does.
  4. mtapia3

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Thanks! I’m tempted to drive down to the Tijuana LCDH and pick up a box.
  5. mtapia3

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Are they any good?
  6. I did this a lot when I was new to smoking and didn’t know any better.
  7. I was very excited for this weekend review as VR is one of my favorite marcas. Initially I wanted to review a DA, but with time constraints I settled for a Famosos from a box signed by Mr Carlos Robaina (Don Alejandro’s son). This wasn’t a bad second choice for me since every one I’ve tried has been excellent. That is of course, until this stick... It’s interesting how much a stick could differ from the rest of the box in terms of flavor. The 5 other sticks I’ve smoked from this box have all been sweet, earthy, chocolatey, rich tobacco deliciousness. This particular stick did not have a trace of any of that. This cigar tasted old and stale with an odd soapy/perfume taste throughout the entire smoke. I kept waiting for the flavors to change and/or improve, but that never happened. It tasted the same just about the whole way through. The draw was abundant, maybe a little too open (Possibly under-filled). The burn was also all over the place, needing constant corrections and 2 relights after suddenly going out like a light switch. It pains me to rate a VR so low, but I would have to give this one a 4/10. I’m just hoping this was a case of a random bad cigar and not a case of my box passing it’s prime. With only 2 years of age this would be heartbreaking. I paired this cigar with the remainder of my Havana Club 15. This stuff is outstanding! I just wish I picked a better cigar to enjoy it with.
  8. mtapia3

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    I just paired some of that cafecito with a Connie A last night. Good stuff 👍
  9. There are plenty of Regional LGCs as long as you’re willing to pay the premium to have two bands on your cigars...
  10. mtapia3

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Is this a new rum?
  11. For me... Consistently good: BBF Consistently bad: Monte 2 Consistently bland: Everything HDM (Besides DCs) has left me quite underwhelmed. Most overall inconsistent: The entire RyJ marca has been extremely inconsistent for me. So much so, that I couldn't even begin to describe to you what RyJ tastes like.
  12. F: I’d love to try a vintage stick from the pre-revolution days. K: Monte 2. As much as I wanted to love them, I’ve never had a good one amongst the several dozen I’ve tried throughout my smoking career. M: BBF. My old faithful. They have never let me down.
  13. mtapia3

    Your Last Cracker Cigar?

    Lately I’ve been on an excellent cigar streak, but a Lusi from a BUP ENE 18 cab has topped them all. A nearly perfect 9.5/10 cigar.
  14. These are my exact thoughts on the handful that I’ve tried. I wanted to love these little guys, but so far none of them have met my expectations. My least favorite vitola in the SCDLH lineup as of right now.

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