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  1. Here is what I am going to do. I’m going to pick out a few NC’s and freeze them. Then I’m going to give them some time to rest in the humidor and come back to it and compare it to one (same box) that wasn’t frozen. Test for myself if I can notice any difference. I wouldn’t want any beetles ruining my fun that’s for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I know the merits of this, but I’m really curious how many of you actually do it? I have never frozen any cigar. Cuban or NC. Those that do it. Do you do it to select cigars? Do you wait until you have a problem? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I know the merits of this, but I’m really curious how many of you actually do it? I have never frozen any cigar. Cuban or NC. Those that do it. Do you do it to select cigars? Do you wait until you have a problem? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. For this weeks review I decided to take another stab at a brand that almost always disappoints me - Cohiba. Grabbed a Silo II and headed outside in the Chicago wind and rain (had a tornado warning last night) to enjoy some unseasonably warm temperatures. I bought this cigar somewhere else (reputable) and do not have a box code. It was rested for a little under 60 days at 65%. I bought two in September and I thought the first one was pretty good, but disappointing for the price (that was after only resting for 10 days). Cigar is in good shape. Decent looking wrapper, colorado color but no real oil sheen. Cut it with a standard cutter and test the draw... It is tighter than I would like but smokeable. Cut a little more off the cap to see if that opens it up. I need to get a Perfect Draw I think. Cutting a little deeper doesn't help so I press forward. The cigar lights up easily. First third Perfect burn from the start and I didn't expect this because I am sitting outside in high wind. Creamy rich smoke and a medium full cigar. Black tea and wet wood/moss flavor. Good flavor. Ash held for over an inch in the wind. 2nd third Even burn continues. Still with the wet wood/ tea flavor. A lingering spicy herbaceous flavor comes in on the back end. Really enjoying this cigar. Final third Burn and ash still outstanding. As it heats up I’m getting a little pepper coming through now. Tea is gone, but wet wood remains. As I get close to the nub it wasn’t as enjoyable as the rest but I can’t pinpoint why. This happens to me regularly and wouldn't hold it against the cigar, only on truly exceptional cigars will I nub them. The hot burn at the end of most cigars really puts me off. Overall I generally haven't enjoyed most Cohiba, and certainly haven't considered them worth the price. The exception to this before had been Medio Siglo, which I loved, but again, not necessarily enough to justify buying a box due to the price/ enjoyment ratio. This cigar did bump up in my estimation from my last experience with it. It went from good to great. I would say it was a solid 85 to maybe 90 point cigar. The 60 days rest really did it wonders compared to the last one I had.
  5. Braving tornado warnings in Chicago outside to smoke a Siglo II on Chicago's last warm day. For Freestyle Review Week - enjoyed this Cohiba more than I normally do.
  6. Great Monte 2 here in Chicago in unseasonably warm weather. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. This is interesting... what’s cold where you are? Trying to get a sense for if this is workable during long cold Chicago winters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Right there with you. I ponied up and tried two. Was not impressed at all. Way overhyped. With Opus X they created the first Dominican Puro at the height of the cigar boom - perfect timing - and the hype train has carried them this far! I love AF - just not Opus X.
  10. That’s a very exact number Bijan. Something tells me you probably have a spreadsheet somewhere with all of them logged. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That is a beautiful looking cigar from the foot to the color of the wrapper all the way to the cap. Bet it was a great smoke. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 200-300 cigars right now and growing. I’m a regional vp of sales and market leader in Chicago for a employee benefits, retirement, and HR consulting firm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Anyone that has cigars on hand that they are disappointed with... give it a try. May save them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Ill usually hand out an AF Hemingway Signature unless I know that person is a cigar smoker and would enjoy something fuller. If someone wants to try a cigar but is squeamish about a larger format they will get an AF Exquisito. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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