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  1. Great game...Pats HC Belichek did not do his Team any favors. BTW, how is the PL Belicoso Extra coming along?
  2. 08 PLPC out of 50 Cabinet w/ 15 months in my humidor...OUTSTANDING! is all I can say. 50 minutes of sheer bliss!!
  3. TEB Jan 08 BBF from Cabinet...Outstanding cigar from start to finish. Perfect construction, draw, white smoke & ash, rich Boli flavor, a favorite. 75 minutes.
  4. 08 SCdH Oficios nice smoke, but was a bit underfilled and went soft on the final 1/3.
  5. I like that Eagles selection I am a Season Ticket holder that flies in for all the games from San Diego. The Birds usually come together as the Season progresses. Looking for a big win in Prime Time vs, the Brokebacks!
  6. 08 BPC Wow...what a wonderful PC. Rich, full bodied, great draw. My first Boli PC (gifted) and will definitely not be my last...
  7. My first Diplo 4 from an 09 box. Bought them off of the video review here on FOH. Absolutely delicious smoke. Will get better with some time in my Humidor. Thanks guys for turning me on to this wonderful stick.
  8. 08 JL2...these are just one great smoke. Full flavors, great draw and burn. 75 minutes of bliss. I need more of these just to age.
  9. POS Nov 06 Cohiba Piramide EL EMA Jul 08 Cuaba Piramide EL Both smoking exceptionally well...
  10. I own a high end restaurant and we have been seen our top line revenue cut in half. The Convention business disappeared for the most part of this year which is our main source of revenue. It is now just starting to come back as we will have our first monthly increase of the year this month. The concierge that we work with at all the major hotels are saying the bookings look strong for the 1st quarter of '10. Customers have refrained from buying the higher end wines and most are on strict budgets. Real estate downtown has a glut of excess inventory as the local condo market was way overbuilt. You couple this with what you have on the market via foreclosures and this is truly a buyers market. It will take awhile for this inventory to be absorbed and I do not see that happening anytime real soon. Job market here is soft. SD has a strong military economy so there is some stability in that area. Overall, things remain weak with subtle signs of the convention/tourism starting to turn.
  11. Smoke what you enjoy. For me I enjoy CC vs, NC. I find the complexity of Cuban leaf versus Non-Cuban to be the determining factor. I also find that aging my stock works for my flavor profile. I cannot finish the Oliva V's that I have finding them rather bland and harsh. They have been in my Humidor for over 2 years. I tried one recently and had to put it down half way through. Cigars are no different than a bottle of wine. Some people might like a particular brand/region, while others might see it another way. Grab that sampler and keep an open mind. That Monte 2 could have just been a dud. Maybe after you are through you will find that NC are best for you. Good luck!
  12. Broke out one of my 07 (2nd release) Punch Super Robusto RE Asia Pacific yesterday after watching the NFL. Smoked like a champ over 75 minutes... Great flavors, even burn, nice draw, rich smoke/aroma, they are coming along quite nicely.
  13. Enjoyed Bruce seeing him many times at the Spectrum while growing up in Philly. Born to Run album conjures up some great memories of my youth. I have since abandoned listening to Bruce anymore as he has gotten a bit to political for my likening. He puts on a great show that's for sure.
  14. 05 Bolivar RC. Bought a few Boxes back when it was the 2006 Cigar of the Year from CA. They have all been great up to this one... Underfilled, uneven burn, got soft, did not do this normally great stick any justice. Ended up putting it down the final third...
  15. OCT 06 PTS Partagas P2 Absolutely fabulous cigar! Smoked flawlessly for 80 minutes. This is my first one from this box in about 6 months. Getting better with time. The photo, though blurred, gives you an idea of how she fared. Rich flavors, medium, beautiful burn, beautiful white ash, rich plumes of smoke, only 2 ashes to the nub. Tour de force!
  16. I fire up the Jose Piedra La Cremas & Cazadores when I want an easy smoke. I have found that these two especially benefit if you can give them some time in your box. Good QPR in my opinion...
  17. 08 Monte 4 last night with a glass of 03 Dutschke St. Jakobi. Both were exquisite. This box has afforded me the typical deep, dark brown, Monte wrapper. From start to finish, great draw, rich plumes of smoke, great flavors, great burn. 50 minutes of pure pleasure.
  18. JL2 08 last night while watching the Phils pummel the Dodgers. Dark, Red/Brown wrapper, with nice looking cap, and foot. Great full bodied smoke from start to finish. Nice plumes of smoke, firm draw, even burn, smoked to the nub over 75 minutes. One of my favorite Robustos and once again did not disappoint.
  19. Thought I would join the fray after years of being a lurker. I really have enjoyed the great dialog and information offered on this great site. The Video reviews are outstanding and have helped me with things that I might like to try. Per my User name, I travel to Zurich quite a bit on business and have been known to light up while strolling the Limmat. What a fabulous city and a place to enjoy many a Habanos. I am sure some of you have had the pleasure of frequenting the LCDH there and meeting Samuel Menzi. What a nice man and a great Humidor. I also am a collector of California fine wine. A frequent visitor to the Napa Valley. Also enjoy the great wines of the Barrosa. I look forward to contributing any way that I can.

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