El Presidente

2015 FOH International Blind Tasting Competition: Cigar Number 1

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Smoked my cigar today. Kinda rushed through it. First third was very harsh and bitter to me. Cigar started to mellow out after the first third. Lots of dark coffee with leather. Final third was very raw and harsh to me. I did get some hints of floral notes from retrohail. IMO this is a very young cigar and is going to throw a lot of people off. I'm sure if it was aged for a year or 2 it would have been easier to identify. Next cigar I'm going to take the time and do a proper review .

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Okay boys I am just waiting on the following members and than I will post up the results ok.gif

jdackerman

Meiki

Nutcracker

Lisa

Not trying to be pushy at all :) but it appears Meiki and Nutcracker haven't been active for several weeks, maybe they did have something pull them away?

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I can't wait for the reveal! Chop chop guys, those cigars can't smoke themselves!

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I'll talk about my experience now as the results are up and I didn't want to sway anyone before it was announced.

Mine was a sample that dropped ash every couple puffs. It also wouldn't comfortably fit into a standard mareva box from my humidor. It was bland and boring tasting. I thought for sure it was tripa corta and so I cut it open during the last 1.5 inch to see. I was wrong. Lovely hand rolled long filler that looked quite nice. Was a great lesson in how a cigar is rolled, but left me at a massive blank for a guess.

Oh well... Onward and upward for #2!

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pretty sure when Rob set up the first thread they were exactly a month apart so it would be May 6th

i think it's due April 30th, then the rest at the end of each month. I'm downstairs at the moment smoking no. 2, and from memory there was an email rob sent with the due dates.

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The following is an excerpt from the original now deleted post from El Pres dated 6 JAN

I will have a dedicated thread for 2015
FOH BLIND TASTING Cigar 1 pinned to the forum from the Feb 15th . You are
invited to provide a brief review but not disclose the cigar on the forum. You
will e-mail Lisa your selection. April 6th (or earlier if you wish). I will
post up a spreadsheet of the results and the answer.

For the following cigars
it is easy. Cigar 2 by April 30, Cigar 3 by May 31st (etc etc). Each time I will
post the results via spreadsheet on the forum 7 days after the close.


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Can we have a cigar #2 post please? I'm itching to smoke it!

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