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  1. Picked this up through the Christmas sampler, RAT JUN 20. Cold draw: wind tunnel, which I don’t hate with light cocoa and leather. Have never had one I liked since I started smoking Cubans in the last couple years, all from different boxes and mostly youngish. Very light in weight, weighs less than most of my Monte #1’s. Let’s see how this goes. 1st third: Woah, lots of thick smoke, nice cocoa and hay flavors to start with a bit of cedar and leather. I like what I’m tasting so far, it’s like they removed all the filler tobacco from these compared to other ones I’ve smoked, going to try
  2. 2nd of the Christmas sampler lot. 1st thing I notice on this stick is the delicious looking wrapper and compared against some older Trinidads it really sticks out like a sore thumb in a good way. Setting the tone early, I know this is going to be fun to smoke. 1st third: Very nice open, almonds, leather, butter. Lots of thicker smoke output, solid draw, very smooth, great start. Forming into toasted buttered sourdough with almonds sprinkled on top, straight mid-bodied. 2nd third: Ash holds on for a long time, turns more leathery than butter, still smooth with a hint of
  3. Cold draw: punch cut, wide open draw just the way I like it, with hints of leather and spice. Conditions tonight outside are dry (16% humidity), windy and warm (74F). 1st third: Very interesting open, chocolate flavors mixed with a bouquet of light spices, light-medium in body. I immediately think if Monte #4 and Juan Lopez #2 had a baby it would be a Maduro #1. This is the 1st Partagas maduro stick for me of the line and I'm the opposite of a Partagas fan, but this is palatable for me and even enjoyable, a pleasant surprise. Razor sharp burn, very white ash, super easy to draw,
  4. Both of the 2016 Monte 4's scored the same for me at 90/100. The wet cigar kept a shorter ash than the dry one and started with a better burst of chocolate in the 1st couple minutes. The wet cigar didn't end up cracking in the end so that was a plus, but it didn't have any affect on performance nonetheless. Will keep the water test as an interesting bar trip to have up my sleeve "Yo Steve! Check this out..."
  5. 100% agree with the Siglo 2 based on size, cost, & enjoyment. I prefer the Siglo line over the classica line and like the Sig2 over the Medio Sig but you’re getting diminishing proportional value for the more expensive the Cohiba. The Cohiba Shorts are also to be considered here. If you don’t like the Sig2 blend as much as others than I get that there is little value there because you’re value baseline is starting with the vitolas you enjoy the most.
  6. Montecristo #4 Dry Review Nice open cold draw, light cacao, 1st one out of the box. 1st third: chocolate milk coffee right off the bat with dustings of cacao. Smooth, medium body and strength, great start. Pleasant aroma of conditioned light brown leather. Pairing with a Starbucks cold double espresso shot and a book. And away we go... 2nd third: ash falls off after an inch or so and applied a small touchup to even out the burn. The bitter chocolate flavor comes in and out a bit more, but mostly consistent flavors throughout this so far. The wrapper has a slight crack, but it does
  7. Funny story, cant fight with the party hostess even if theres a naughty list of organic products Or lack of understanding for country of origin. The light wrapper looks nice, I’ve liked all the lighter brown wrapper Fonseca’s much much more than the darker wrapper ones which lean heavily in the earthy dark roast coffee, astringent notes.
  8. Big thanks to FOH team and @MoeFOH for hosting these games. Very appreciative and grateful for such a prize to come. Can't wait to let these rest for a bit before sparking one up Montecristo #4 LEP FEB 16

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