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  1. No date or box code, I have a couple singles. I haven’t had too many, but these are great. Better burn than any D4 I’ve ever had. Similar flavor profile. I’d say a little sweeter, or a sweet backbone on this one, but I’m having a rum and Dr. Pepper, so that might have something to do with it. I just love how the smaller formats don’t seem to come with the burn headaches and still have a reliable great taste. Love this cigar, happens to be one of the first on my deck after relocating to Nashville, which may also have something to do with it.
  2. RASS and Punch - always taste bland to me. I’ve got a couple punch tubos that just arrived, so I will give it another try.
  3. JL2, Boli PC, and the only torpedo I’ve ever had is a Monte 2. Can’t wait to try the HU no. 2, but I Trent toward skinnier format. I just don’t get the itch to purchase larger too often.
  4. How do I get to the actual poll? I just see the explanation. This has confused me for weeks. . .
  5. Hey I love sig IIIs. Maybe I’ve got bad taste. Wouldn’t surprise me.
  6. Behind the scenes would be cool. Warehouse, grading, other folks that work there. . .
  7. I use a wine fridge but do not have it plugged in. I’ve never had issues with extreme temp fluctuation. Also, others have written there is a risk for condensation build up which could ruin your haul. It does seem to hold humidity very well. Three boveda packs will last 6 months. Essentially it is just an air tight box. All in all. Unless you really want to monitor and fuss long term, myself and what seems to be the board consensus is keep it simple. Find something air tight. Put it in a place that doesn’t fluctuate too much. Add boveda or other moisture packs that won’t result in a watery mess. This way you can spend more time smoking and less time fussing. My 2 cents.
  8. If the bovedas aren’t bricks I’d say I agree with the consensus and you’re in great shape. You’re a lucky duck on a couple fronts.
  9. Mmm. Any petit corona or corona. Most consistent format for burn and taste IMO.
  10. One more note, I’ve also found I like cigars that are not necessarily in the top 5 hit parade, so I can find boxes that are 18-24 months old on receipt. Ie I prefer coronas, petit coronas, and minutos to a certain extent. Lots of members seem to love these as well, but the general population seems to prefer larger formats. This may have impacted my statement that I’ve had some beautiful experiences at 90 days.
  11. I’m no expert and maintain 8-10 boxes in a Coolidor. So no long long term aging at this point. Others have described wonderful Right Off the Truck experiences, mine have been mediocre at best and unsmokable at worst. I have found that 90 days in a stable environment is an accurate representation of the cigar at its present age. Even ROTT unsmokable have really sang at this point. My palate is not refined enough to get much benefit from testing in monthly increments, so I will usually test one every quarter thereafter. When they are “on”, sometimes a year/sometimes 2/sometimes 180 days I usually can’t help but smoke through them pretty quickly. I also have a tendency to give away cigars that are “on” to try and let others have a great experience that may be new to the hobby. I typically try to keep 5-6 smokes from an “on” box to put them away for several years. I’ve only done this with 5 boxes and due to being newish, haven’t hit the 5-10 year age. Due to space I also consolidate many different types of cigars into a single box. This may be bad, but I’m up against space constraints. Generally speaking, one a quarter, when they are firing I’ll smoke the box down to 5/6 cigars and hold. I’ve seen photos of some members’ setups, hundreds of boxes. They’d be better able to talk about whether it is possible to overage and whether after a cigar is smoking well, whether additional age is worth it. From what I understand, if properly maintained, pretty rough to lose whatever your approach.
  12. Hi all, I love talking cheap and cheerful cigars. Persona favorites are RyJ Coronitas en Cedro, HU Majestics, RG PEs. I’ve found I’ve gotten just as good or even better flavor out of the cheapies than I have some more expensive sticks. With that, what have you all purchased recently, with newer box codes, ie ‘18, that are solid performers? Thanks gang.
  13. I tried 2 singles from FOH. I can’t wait to get a box. Bump on the flavor bomb comment.
  14. If I’m lucky November - January I will be able to sneak in 1-2 a month due to weather.

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