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Any of you Guys and Gals CIGAR Smokers?

By spfxted

10 years ago


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#2852 11 days ago

Well I’m not going to let you all have all the fun. Despite my fucked up post Covid nose blues I am enjoying this one. The smell of a lit cigar is still messed up funky weird, but the flavor is still on point. I can enjoy half the experience until my nose wakes up again. I ain’t putting a torch to any of my better sticks, but at around $3.50 this one from my ‘cheap’ humidor works fine.

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#2853 11 days ago
Quoted from swillie:

Well I’m not going to let you all have all the fun. Despite my fucked up post Covid nose blues I am enjoying this one. The smell of a lit cigar is still messed up funky weird, but the flavor is still on point. I can enjoy half the experience until my nose wakes up again. I ain’t putting a torch to any of my better sticks, but at around $3.50 this one from my ‘cheap’ humidor works fine.

Hey, give those Nubs some love! I have found them to be great starter cigars for those friends who want to try a light, short cigar. Many are happy to stay at exactly that level, with pure Nubs or Nub Nuances.

#2854 11 days ago
Quoted from OldHockeyGuy:

Hey, give those Nubs some love! I have found them to be great starter cigars for those friends who want to try a light, short cigar. Many are happy to stay at exactly that level, with pure Nubs or Nub Nuances.

I agree... by cheap I just mean the price I paid not the quality. I have always enjoyed Nub. I bought a bundle of 35 for I think $112, that price was too good to pass up.

#2855 11 days ago

Well, here goes nothing…a little Guantanamera Minutos. My first non-Habanos SA Cuban. Wish me luck.

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#2856 10 days ago

Update on the Guantanamera….

I started to cut it, and realized it had already been cut. How convenient. Within four or five draws the feel of the stick went from firm to mushy, like any short cut filler cigars do. The initial flavors were harsh. The retro-hale was better than the initial draw. This got better over time. Smoke time was about 35 minutes.

Would I recommend this cigar? Nope. Would I offer it to a friend? No, at least not without a disclaimer. Will I throw them out? Nah. They will be good enough for a quick smoke where time is tight.

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#2857 10 days ago
Quoted from pudealee:

Update on the Guantanamera….
I started to cut it, and realized it had already been cut. How convenient. Within four or five draws the feel of the stick went from firm to mushy, like any short cut filler cigars do. The initial flavors were harsh. The retro-hale was better than the initial draw. This got better over time. Smoke time was about 35 minutes.
Would I recommend this cigar? Nope. Would I offer it to a friend? No, at least not without a disclaimer. Will I throw them out? Nah. They will be good enough for a quick smoke where time is tight.
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It’s twice the price, but for me the Partagas short is king of the shorts.

#2858 10 days ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Yummy?
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Very

#2859 10 days ago

I remember the first stick I had from this box of 12. Kind of underwhelmed but as I continued they got better and better. Now I’m down to my last two and wish I had more.

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#2860 9 days ago

Nub Cain F and some football...nice flavors on this one. Minus the nose I’m learning to appreciate the flavors alone of these cigars.

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#2861 9 days ago

My last of the Churchill style (I don’t think it’s technically that) but not as much flavor as the last. I have a couple more robusto I think that’s got more flavor if I recall.

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#2862 8 days ago

Halfway through my box of Hamlet now. Going to spread the other half out over next year.

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#2863 8 days ago

Happy college football Saturday. This Paul Stulac Black is, finally, giving me great flavor but also some new aromas other than the weirdness. I think I’m retraining my nose, it’s slow but so excited to see an improvement. My MSU Spartans...yeah they have some work to do.

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#2864 7 days ago

My last of the Caldwell sample long live the king. Apparently this was made to smoke after another in their lineup. Two cigars in one sitting is something I did last winter but can’t do that anymore. This one wasn’t overly memorable.

Good news is I still have plenty of The King is Dead. I think they are still my favorite. There is one milder one too that was a pleasant surprise.

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#2865 7 days ago

Past few smokes...and mail delivery!!

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#2866 4 days ago

Last time I had one I was in FL. Wish I was and not in my garage. Anyway thanks to USMCSGT0331 for including this in a trade.

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#2867 4 days ago

This is such a great cigar!! It is an All Saints Dedicacion, I swear they snuck a chocolate bar in the wrapper.

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#2868 4 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all…. PL Montecarlo tonight:

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#2869 3 days ago

Woah!! Didn't know such post existed! happy to share my small thermoelectric humidor which quite a few special cigars and most straight from the factory in Cuba.
Cohiba Robustos, Cohiba Siglo VI, Ramon Allones Specially Selected, Flor de Juan Lopez Selection #2 and a few Davidoff's Grand Cru.
Pairings of Choice, Kelt and Macallan.

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#2870 3 days ago
Quoted from Ranpastrana:

Woah!! Didn't know such post existed! happy to share my small thermoelectric humidor which quite a few special cigars and most straight from the factory in Cuba.
Cohiba Robustos, Cohiba Siglo VI, Ramon Allones Specially Selected, Flor de Juan Lopez Selection #2 and a few Davidoff's Grand Cru.
Pairings of Choice, Kelt and Macallan.
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Welcome, you smoke well my fellow botl!

Enjoying this Paul Stulac White Blinding Light and WT101 to get Thanksgiving started off right. Happy Holidays!

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#2871 3 days ago
Quoted from swillie:

Welcome, you smoke well my fellow botl!
Enjoying this Paul Stulac White Blinding Light and WT101 to get Thanksgiving started off right. Happy Holidays![quoted image]

Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy!

#2872 3 days ago
Quoted from Ranpastrana:

Woah!! Didn't know such post existed!

Welcome in, and long ash to you always!

#2873 3 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

Last time I had one I was in FL. Wish I was and not in my garage. Anyway thanks to USMCSGT0331 for including this in a trade.
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That's a pretty old Padron, I hope it hasn't lost too much flavor! It's from the 1990's, before they started putting serialized bands on their cigars. I bought the box about 15 years ago, so they probably had a decades worth of age on them when I got them. I haven't had one in a very long time (probably since I originally acquired the box) and I remember them being absolutely amazing, one of the best cigars I've ever had! I'm afraid to light one up now, I fear that they're past their prime and the magic is gone. So, EJS, how was it? Please don't sugarcoat it, I can take the gut punch if it's no longer a great cigar.

In other cigar news, I managed to score a box of Davidoff Year of the Tiger and a box of Tatuaje Boris (the new release). The Year of the Tigar cigars are supposed to look pretty cool, Davidoff selected wrapper leaves that were striped in order to mimic tiger stripes. EJS is splitting them with me, so hopefully we'll be able to link up and smoke these new cigars in the near future!

#2874 3 days ago

I'm trying some of those BLK WKS cigars....those Bee ones are cool looking.....hope they're good!

#2875 3 days ago
Quoted from USMCSGT0331:

I haven't had one in a very long time (probably since I originally acquired the box) and I remember them being absolutely amazing, one of the best cigars I've ever had! I'm afraid to light one up now, I fear that they're past their prime and the magic is gone. So, EJS, how was it? Please don't sugarcoat it, I can take the gut punch if it's no longer a great cigar.

As the saying goes....smoke em if you got em.

I think you'd be pleasantly surprised. I still got a beginning middle and end had good flavor. It was definitely a Padron. But again I haven't had one for several years. I can't remember if they are strong but I'd say it's slightly on the lighter side of things.

I don't ever have to worry about my collection getting old since I'll smoke them up sooner than later. But as long as what you have is properly humid I think they should stay fresh for quite awhile. I'm even going to try one of those RYJ's next summer that I recently bought (will probably make PlanetExpress cringe) and if they're great, will keep going. If they're too strong will give it another year.

Quoted from USMCSGT0331:

EJS is splitting them with me, so hopefully we'll be able to link up and smoke these new cigars in the near future!

Absolutely! I'm working tomorrow and picking up Dr Who tomorrow night. Will be around all weekend and then I'm off Wednesday Thursday Friday to prep for the party on Saturday. Hey there are a couple other MN people in this thread. Think about stopping by will have about 60 pinball machines or so set up. Depending on what I can get working in time. PM me if interested.

#2876 1 day ago

Yeah....ya got me thinking....we need another New Jersey Party sometime soon!

#2877 23 hours ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Yeah....ya got me thinking....we need another New Jersey Party sometime soon!

I’ll join online if you have a computer by you

#2878 23 hours ago

Playing the new arrival tonight and taking a break in the garage to work on my monster mash variety pack

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