Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'real'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.


  • Friends of Habanos
    • FOH Forum Rules
    • Cigars Discussion Forum "the water hole"
    • FOHrensics: Case Files
    • From The Sports Desk
    • Cuba Travel Forum
    • Hand Picked Cigars and Samplers
    • FOH Competitions
    • Newbie Introductions
    • Cigar Reviews
    • Wine Beer Spirits
    • Fishing
    • Food
    • Arts
    • "Cheap & Cheerful"
    • Suspect Cigar Forum
    • Humidors
    • Classic Posts
    • Global Cigar Friendly Locations
    • Punch Joe Forum
    • Friends of Habanos Photo Gallery
    • Chuck "Tampa" Tribute Forum
    • Forum Technical Issues
    • Comedy Central
  • Hot Box Picture Forum
  • HQ (High Quality) Selections
  • Premium Select Program
  • Premium Economy
  • Aged Selections

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







Found 5 results

  1. Hello guys i bought these but something smells fishy can you tell if fake by the photo? Since i dont have any experience about cigars yhanks
  2. Last weekend I came across a deal too good to pass on OR perhaps too good to be true. Well see. Exactly what the deal was and where I’ll reveal eventually. So I got this box of 24 out of 25 Cohiba Espléndidos. stamped EOG CCUA (the U is barely visible) I did some research; EOG : Miguel Fernández Roig - La Coruna factory CCUA : 04/99 - April 1999 The cigar bands are of the type used until 2003. The latch/lock has a “Schmale Germany” imprint. Schmale has an exclusive contract with Cuba (since 1911 they say) to manufacture the latches. The bottom of the box has an extra stamp “VENDIDO EN CUBA POR CUBANACAN Habanos s.a”. (I found a similar mention of the odd cubanacan stamp on a German forum). It’s my guess the stamp mentiones Cubanacan, since a bunch of Cubanacan hotels these days host a LCDH (la Casa del Habano) store these days. In what year did the LCDH stores come into play? The yellow in the Cohiba bands and lid sticker look more like the original Cohiba orange/yellow than the plain yellow often seen in fakes. The pictures where I used flash seem to serve the color better. The cedar sheet has a straight upper right cut. The second sheet has no imprint and no cut upper right. I turned the cigars in the picture below for viewing/identification. Up front they look much more aligned. The ‘turned’ band picture doesn’t serve them well. The Cuban government and Habanos seals came separate/unused. Was the red print on the government seal in use early 99 ? Also I think I spot a newer/extra palm on the right part of the seal. Your opinions please ! (at least this doesn’t have a glass top 🙂 Anyways, it’s my precious 🙂
  3. Hi guys - I just bought a box of "Cohiba Piramides". Not "Cohiba Piramides Extra", and not "Cohiba Piramides Limited Edition". Just "Cohiba Piramides". They come in tubes, its a box of 15 tubos. The quality is impressive - the bands are on point and look legit, with holograms and everything. I'm only suspicious because of the following: relatively low price the lack of "Cohiba Piramides" online the fact that the head on the band is missing the white line/border around it. The fact that the hologram only says "cohiba" and not "cuba" The fact that the head hologram does not have fine lines in it. Could this all just be because its a special or old version? A production mistake due to which im getting them cheaper through an insider? wishful thinking? Thoughts? Thanks
  4. Just did some inventory on one of my cooladors this morning and a box of La Escepcion Selectos Finos RE Italia 2011. I remember buying them back in ‘13 or ‘14 from an online retailer that I would classify as reputable source (not here to point fingers at a dealer or cause drama so not gonna mention any names. Not sure it’s allowed on this forum either). Had been out of the loop for some years at that point and didn’t now about verifying option excising on Habanos webpage. So i just put them away for long term storing after receiving them. Anyway as seen on the pictures attached it seems to me that only half of the verification numbers are present (encicled on one of the pictures). The part of the warranty seal containing the whole number and barcode that is on the side of the box is ripped of by the vendor or at least before I got the box. As far as I know many dealers did this at some point in time to hide their source. I’ve zoomed in on the usual places where serial numbers should normally be present as per cubancigarwebsite but I just cannot find the first half of the serial number. So my question is: should I assume that the box is fake? Cigars looks good and smells fine to me but then again I’ve never tried this cigar before or seen any other than from the box I have. Never smoked one either. Have I overlooked something on the warranty seal or does it look fine?
  5. I have a seller outside of the USA that I have been buying certain aged cigars from for over a year now. I have probably purchased over 10 (maybe as many as 20) boxes from them and every box has been of outstanding quality. Today I received a box of Montecristo # 2 with box code ROA JUN11 and this is the first box of suspect cigars I have received. Please give your opinion. I have taken several pictures from different angles. Keep in mind that these cigars just arrived after 2+ weeks in transit so they obviously need to settle in the humidor for a while. However, I first noticed the wrappers on some of the cigars seemed thin in some areas. The biggest issue though are at the feet. They seem to be uneven and cut poorly. Some are unable to stand up on their foot on a flat surface because of the angle they were cut. That being said, they have the familiar barnyard smell and other than the feet of the cigars, the color of the wrappers and overall appearance of the cigars are uniform. Would Montecristo release a box with uneven cuts at the foot like this? I have 2 other boxes of Monte # 2s, and they do look somewhat similar, but the foot of each cigar is cut better. I hate to think this seller that I have trusted for a long time now would send me fakes. The box was opened and checked by them before shipping so I doubt this could get by them.Please judge for yourselves and let me know your thoughts.

Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc.