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  1. ROTT. If you like it, cool. If not, wait a bit then try again. 99.99% of the time to me, ROTT does the trick. A lot of pseudoscience in the "wait 90 day" camp if you ask me. You also can't deny placebo either, e.g. if you're really in the mood for a cigar, you're gonna enjoy it more regardless. To me....cigars are natural products. They are going to have variances in taste, naturally. Even in the same box. I personally am not convinced waiting some pre-determined amount of time will change this & it's more likely a good stick is simply a good stick and vice versa...but if you want to
  2. Had about 30 minutes left of a presentation I needed to watch for work, so instead of falling asleep I decided to accompany it with my daily driver cigar. Generally speaking I don't prefer to smoke much longer than ~45 min in 1 sitting anyway, so I tend to gravitate towards the smaller sticks. Perfect draw and construction throughout. I'm greeted with a medium to full bodied smoke that is dense and textured. Loads of spice in this guy, followed by that partagas sourdough flavor which I've come to love. Finish is pretty long, mostly earth and spice. I wouldn't call it smooth either,
  3. Funny you mention some of these...partagas shorts I also brought with me and gave to a buddy. D4s and JL2's have been boat cigars for me this year alone as well (although not today)
  4. Partagas Culebras -- I know this probably sounds crazy, but if you have smoked any recent examples you might think likewise. They are, by FAR, the most consistent cigar I've ever smoke box - to - box. Always consistently perfect draw and burn, and always the same consistent mustiness which is unique in itself. TUA AGO 20, MSU JUN 19 Juan Lopez No 2 - Probably my favorite robusto in Habanos' portfolio. MGL JUN 20 Partagas Shorts - My daily driver stick. REG NOV 18; LMB NOV 18, UGO MAR 19, as well as a few other random ends of boxes that are dryboxing. Partagas Lusitanias - As
  5. Fresh box, so decided to sample one a little bit early. As with my Reyes review earlier, I had a little boat outing with some friends yesterday & I decided to take two smaller sticks to space out my smoke time rather than one larger on to have all at once. I actually prefer doing this when I can; it's nice to space out your smokes. I generally don't enjoy larger vitolas as much as others outside of rare occasion. I prefer to smoke for 30-45 minutes at a time. I shared this one, so it smoked a bit quicker (probably closer to 30 min). Nothing like a warm, summer day on a boat with good compa
  6. Purchased as a single, not sure on the box code/year. Had a little boat outing with some friends yesterday & I decided to take two smaller sticks to space out my smoke time rather than one larger on to have all at once. I actually prefer doing this when I can; it's nice to space out your smokes. I generally don't enjoy larger vitolas as much as others outside of rare occasion. I prefer to smoke for 30-45 minutes at a time. That's about the running time I got with this bad boy. Nothing like a warm, summer day on a boat with good company ( see some obligatory boat pics) Anyway, picked t
  7. While out at an outdoor bar in Fort Lauderdale, I decided to push my luck and bring a stick with me. Glad I did. Bar had some live music playing a variety of rock, from Journey to Queen. I'm a pretty big fan of the Punch coronations...I know many people sleep on these but I suggest they don't. Heavy, heavy cuban twang with a strong leather flavor and a bit of spice. Great draw and burn, great smoke output. Medium + in body & the strength of this guy actually got to me (probably had to do with me being several beers deep and skipping lunch) and, embarrassingly, I had to vacate the prem
  8. It's in the title! SOU JUL 20, or you mean the barcode? Thanks! It's certainly a treat. The defining trait for me is how airy and light the smoke from a Lusi tends to be. It's relatively unique in that regard in my eyes.
  9. On a family vacation out in Florida & we decided to take out a boat. Was a gorgeous day out on the intercoastal...figured I'd bust out the big guns and light up my favorite double corona. Opening notes of wood and spice, not as bready as expecting but it's there. Extremely smooth and airy smoke, not very dense at all. Very easy on the retro. Medium bodied. This stick also basically had no strength too, which is a good thing when you're out driving a boat 😅 Unfortunately it started to canoe pretty bad, probably due to the wind & touchups were a pain since I didn't have a torch

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