cigaraholic

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  1. Cuban cigars smell like heaven NC cigars smell like a cigar
  2. Your not storing or aging your cigars at 85 degrees your baking them. 65 degrees @ 58 rh is the way to go.
  3. I’m learning to like my regular production Monte’s with colorado wrappers this century, so this one looks good. Decently filled at 9.8g with a firm draw. Cigar starts with classic Monte flavors, cocoa, coffee, earth and that sweet and salty twang. Body is a little under medium and an inch in it gets sweet and creamy. At this point all I want is some roasted nuts but I can’t have everything. What I did get was the body coming up to medium and the sweetness turning to a light caramel flavor. Razor sharp burn, no touch ups, a nice cigar with iced coffee and F1 qualifying.
  4. If you get a good box I think they age very well, time seems to really bring out the creamy mouth feel and flavor.
  5. A Sunday morning F1 cigar. I love coronas gordas but this isn’t a Hoyo I usually smoke. It’s nicely filled at 11.6g with a deep colorado maduro wrapper, as dark a wrapper as I’ve seen on a regular production Hoyo. Opening puffs are creamy marshmallow, wood and sweet toasted tobacco. It’s a little under medium bodied with a nice straight burn. A good cocoa flavor comes in, maybe from the wrapper. Over 70 minutes the flavors didn’t change just intensified, came up to a little over medium body and the cocoa turned to chocolate. A pleasant cigar for a interesting race, now it’s time for a co
  6. I think you smoked a de Dauphin....the du Maire is the size of a cigarette ?
  7. A baseball loving friend came over yesterday to celebrate opening weekend...I was going to make a mimosa this morning but I needed a little extra hair on the dog so I made a sparkling screw with a ERDM PC
  8. I needed a little extra hair on the dog this morning....so a Sparkling Screw
  9. I was gifted a box of Cabanas from the 40’s in the 80’s....they went up in very fine smoke? For me the best part about the old leaf cigars is how delicious the wrapper tastes, something I used to take for granted but now is a rare treat and sourly missing in today’s cigars. Just putting the cigar in my mouth and tasting that tobacco was the best all day sucker money could buy, you didn’t need a cold draw, just wet lips?
  10. For me morning brands are....Cohiba, ERdM, Upmann, Hoyo, LGC, PL, QdO, SCdH and Monte 3...4...5 after lunch all brands are fair game?
  11. I have s few Mercaderes EMA NOV07 and a few Muralla EMA AGO07 left. The Mercaderes are beautifully rolled but we’re bland when young. Over time they have become creamy, nutty, delicious Hoyo’s. They never have tasted like a San Cristobal. The Muralla’s were indeed rolled at Mr Wonka’s factory, on Christmas, absolutely incredible cigars...I usually smoke one on Christmas Eve.
  12. Bolivar may start with a B but their not for breakfast ? MAY19 BPC’s should be mongrel incorporated....they’re after dinner monsters right now. I believe MSU is the Partagas factory.....Outside of El Laguito I think it’s the best factory for well filled cigars recently. Having only a hand full of lightweights from 3 boxes shows what a good job their doing. Any cigar can be plugged, weight is not a factor. I like a tight draw so 11gr PC’s are no problem for me, they’ll smoke longer? The lightweights will burn up fast and be bland disappointing smokes.....they should be quarantined ?
  13. I might have a occasional cigar, having stormtroopers march around in my mouth isn’t my idea of a good time. I know instead of having cigars for my afterlife I’d have 1 desktop and a very fast car in the garage.
  14. It had been a lonnnnng time since I smoked a Cazzie, but last night I fired one up LAE OCT10. Yes they do age well to me. When young they had become to strong for me. I love fruity tobacco but during R&J’s toilet years the Cazzie was the one cigar I still got that deep cherry flavor from. I’m sure it has to do with my age, big strong powerhouse cigars are not real enjoyable anymore. Age didn’t make a big change in the flavor profile or body, but it sure smoothed out the nic kick making the cigar much more enjoyable for me. I would expect the 09 to be like last nights cigar, everything you
  15. I don’t know if this is one that came out of a box like that, it was a gift. Sadly it’s the oldest cigar I have, but I’m not putting it in my mouth!
  16. For me this cigar was an absolute no brainer RE, I love PL and my favorite size cigar is lonsdale/ dalias. In the last 10 years I have bought more of this cigar than any other, I joke it’s my breakfast of champions. I’m trying to smoke less, but I do love a mid morning cigar with coffee and PL puts cream in their cigars like I do in my coffee. This is one cigar I didn’t lay down for a rest, I’m sure I smoked one the day I received my first box and have never stopped, so I’m very familiar with it. Being Father’s Day I’m having a Sir Winston with my iced coffee this morning, something I could ge
  17. My oldest box of BCG is PLO DIC10, I can’t comment on the transition this box has gone thru because I just opened it last month. Knowing me as I do, if I’d have checked on this box earlier it wouldn’t be around today? This will be the 4th cigar I’ve smoked, the other 3 we’re all very good. Very smooth colorado maduro wrapper with plenty of oil splotches. It’s decently filled @ 14.1g Draw is fine. Very lovely cold aroma, a perfumed sweet cedar and mahogany. First puff is milk chocolate, then some cinnamon and sweet cedar....not a bad start? Just over an inch in I get some earthiness
  18. I used to do the same thing, open, inspect for damage, mold and bugs and then into the humidor. But for many years I did the usual, then a week later open the box and check the weights. I just checked a box of Sir Winston’s I got a week ago, a cigar I would think is as well rolled as any Cuban cigar since it’s the jewel of the Upmann brand. 6 cigars were at or above the published weight, 15 grams. The range was from 17.5g to 13.3g. 6 are within half a gram, no big deal....but I wish the box had much more at or above 15 grams.
  19. I rarely buy cigars in tubes anymore because the tube seems to add $4 to most cigars...aka $100 a box. Being a cheep so and so I’d rather buy more cigars than tubes. One of the great things about FOH for me is finding out early what cigars are going to be discontinued instead of finding out too late. I love and need coronas, they’re the perfect 1 hr smoke for me and the closest big city that I go to is a 1 hr drive. When I read that this cigar was being discontinued I was able to lay in a good supply. It seems like yesterday, but really almost 20 years ago when the grey market was in its heyda
  20. The recent polls about underfilled and plug cigars was a bit of an eye-opener, people saying they’d never had a underfilled cigar, people saying they had lots of plug cigars, experiences I couldn’t really relate to. When I started smoking Cuban cigars....shortly after the dinosaurs became extinct in 1970, I really knew nothing about cigars except I wanted to try one. My father was a pipe smoker but he loved a good cigar. I heard many great stories growing up about cigars from him, especially during WWII, pipe tobacco was very hard to get at the front but cigars were not. I never thought or wo
  21. Under filled Cuban cigars have driven me to the scales. I swear the problem started when they introduce those effing draw machines, I guess the penalty for not getting a cigar to pass the machine is they cut off your hand. Boxes average about five badly filled cigars per box, once in a while I get a very well filled box, occasionally I get a nightmare. I always joke that the cigar gods have been good to me, in 50+ years I’ve probably had less than 10 plug cigars. I also joked that if I get to Cuba I’ll be the one throwing the f ing draw machines into the Caribbean.....I’m not sure if I’m re

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