04-13-2015, 01:12 AM
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(03-27-2015, 01:13 PM)TheMonk Wrote: Been curious about trying one of these for some time now:

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I was in Key West this past Jan and smoked one of these Churchill Conn-

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Nice cigar indeed 

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 04-14-2015, 12:47 PM
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Tonight, a Nicaraguan Ortega Serie D No. 8 Maduro:

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Not bad, but also not very impressed - the draw was a bit tight, never really perfect, and the finish was quite poor. On the other hand, there were strong cocoa flavors throughout, which was quite nice.

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 04-14-2015, 04:18 PM
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I just had a Oliva V Melanio.

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 04-17-2015, 04:07 PM
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Bolivar Royal Corona - a very nice cigar, but I still don't think I've found my Robusto of choice:

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 04-25-2015, 02:48 PM
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Montecristo No. 2 - A very nice cigar, with a luxurious silky wrapper... Excellent.


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 04-25-2015, 04:24 PM
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(04-25-2015, 02:48 PM)TheMonk Wrote: Montecristo No. 2 - A very nice cigar, with a luxurious silky wrapper... Excellent.


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It is, indeed, David!!  Check out Post #12.  LOL!!
Beautiful, clean smoke.  I could go for one of those RIGHT now!

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 04-25-2015, 04:49 PM
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(04-25-2015, 04:24 PM)Nero Wrote:
(04-25-2015, 02:48 PM)TheMonk Wrote: Montecristo No. 2 - A very nice cigar, with a luxurious silky wrapper... Excellent.


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It is, indeed, David!!  Check out Post #12.  LOL!!
Beautiful, clean smoke.  I could go for one of those RIGHT now!


Ah, I had missed that! It is a really luxurious cigar, the wrapper is fantastic. In terms of taste, though, H. Upmann's Magnum 50 is still my favorite - but I do still have a lot to try!

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 04-25-2015, 05:37 PM
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Yes, I barely scratched the surface of that market.

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 05-12-2015, 01:56 AM
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Home for the morning, so I decided I might as well light one up... and what a nice smoke it is:

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 05-15-2015, 08:09 AM
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After an absolutely crazy week at work, I'm finally relaxing with a Trinidad Reyes - wonderful smoke, with a fantastic draw:

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As a side note, it really seems I'm one of the very few cigar smokers around the Nook. Rolleyes

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 05-18-2015, 03:12 PM
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A very nice Upmann No. 2, paired with a Havana Club Anejo 7 YO:


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 05-18-2015, 03:30 PM
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Ah it has been awhile since I have been able to enjoy a good cigar. My new home does not have a patio and smoking is prohibited via the lease agreement. Not impossible to find time and place for a good cigar but not as easy as it used to be. My last smoke was a few weeks ago on travel.

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Padron 1964 Anniversary Series Exclusivo Maduro (Robusto) 

I don't have many Padrons but I do enjoy them very much.

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 05-19-2015, 03:09 AM
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That wrapper looks very nice - never did smoke a Padrón.

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 05-19-2015, 01:46 PM
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(05-19-2015, 03:09 AM)TheMonk Wrote: That wrapper looks very nice - never did smoke a Padrón.
Thank you. It was a very nice cigar. I'm a fan of maduro wrappers. Every Padrón I've had I've enjoyed.

Before this I have been on a Cameroon kick and have a number of cigars from the Arturo Fuente Hemingway series in my humidor.

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 05-19-2015, 02:15 PM
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I generally also enjoy Maduros, although they're rarer in Cuban cigars, which is essentially what I smoke nowadays.

Haven't tried Arturo Fuentes either... Which cigars would you recommend on both brands? I've smoked a few NCs in the past, and was never really impressed... So I pretty much gave up on them, TBH.

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 05-19-2015, 03:33 PM
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It's a bit harder to find Cubans here so the majority of my collection is non-Cubans. I do have a small collection of Cubans though. I have a stash of Montecristo No. 2 and Cohiba Robustos. My favorite cigar has to be the Montecristo No. 2. My Cuban cigar experience is pretty much limited to Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, and Romeo Y Julieta. Out of those I would say Montecristo and Partagas are my favorite.

As for NC cigars, the best I have had is the Arturo Fuente Añejo No. 77 "Shark". One of the more complex and stronger cigars I have had. Picked two of those up while I was in Tampa, FL and I've been saving the second one for a special occasion.  Padrón and Arturo Fuente are the two stand out brands IMO. Arturo Fuente has a dizzying number of lines, but the ones I like the most from them are the Hemingway and Añejo series; the Opus X is supposed to be very good but I have never tried it myself.

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 05-19-2015, 04:42 PM
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 05-20-2015, 10:36 AM
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(05-19-2015, 03:33 PM)Deckma Wrote: It's a bit harder to find Cubans here so the majority of my collection is non-Cubans. I do have a small collection of Cubans though. I have a stash of Montecristo No. 2 and Cohiba Robustos. My favorite cigar has to be the Montecristo No. 2. My Cuban cigar experience is pretty much limited to Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, and Romeo Y Julieta. Out of those I would say Montecristo and Partagas are my favorite.

As for NC cigars, the best I have had is the Arturo Fuente Añejo No. 77 "Shark". One of the more complex and stronger cigars I have had. Picked two of those up while I was in Tampa, FL and I've been saving the second one for a special occasion.  Padrón and Arturo Fuente are the two stand out brands IMO. Arturo Fuente has a dizzying number of lines, but the ones I like the most from them are the Hemingway and Añejo series; the Opus X is supposed to be very good but I have never tried it myself.


The MC No. 2 is definitely a classic, loved by many! And you've already tried most of the big Cuban brands, so nothing to be ashamed of at all. Wink  I would recommend you try some H. Upmann, particularly the Magnum 50 - it's my current favorite.

I'll have to buy an Arturo Fuente Añejo No. 77 "Shark" soon. I've also heard of the Opus X, but if I recall correctly, I found it very expensive, particularly for a NC cigar. It's around $30 a stick, right?

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 05-20-2015, 01:49 PM
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Awful cigar... a not so gentle reminder of why I tend to stay away from NCs. Could only manage to smoke it halfway.

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 05-20-2015, 05:31 PM
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Ack that sounds awful. I've never had an La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor before. Is that the Belicoso torpedo? If that is, that's pretty disappointing. I hear Cuban cigars have a certain flavor profile, a profile that really isn't found anywhere else. Perhaps that is the reason? I haven't smoked enough cigars to claim I am an expert in those maters. 

The Opus X are expensive. I guess they are pretty proud of them. The Añejo's can be hard to find too; they are a seasonal release: once during the summer and once during the winter. Man, I hope I don't disappoint you with my recommendations. 

You are inspiring me to find time for a cigar. Most recently I have been smoking pipe tobacco when I do smoke, but I may crack open my humidor for a cigar instead.

I had this Añejo back in Dec 2013. Another maduro for my heart.

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