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post #10291 of 10898
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Took my buddy a fiver for throwing the party sunday night and I started off with a lusi I hadn't smoked in a while. It was one of the best lusis I've had so I told him to start with that also. Had about 5 different wines one of which was apparently a 1k bottle that was wasted on me but it was good nonetheless. Had a serbian bolivar think it was and I was sort of done after that but I puffed on an 01 ra 898 that was excellent. I had to turn some cigars down it was sensory overload with all the wine, food and cigars. Had two cappuccinos as well and some beignets for dessert.

Yesterday went on my friend's duffy boat in long beach, couldn't have picked a colder or windier fucking day. Had coffee with baileys and a benelux bolivar, my friend loves giving me bolis even though they're not my fav. Had a d6 which was surprisingly good, hadn't touched any since last year. It was a good time.

Back into true smoking form here V! smile.gif
For me it's been 2 months and 16 days smoke free since I got caught in the park (temporary self imposed suspension) but breaking this to smoke through the sampler I got from @Girardian next week just in time for the holidays. Going to be a solid few weeks of smokes! I pulled out a Monte Esp #2 and a LGC M'do#4 this morning and placed them in my "to smoke" humi
post #10292 of 10898
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Originally Posted by East Tide View Post

2013 Montecristo Edmundo. Really nice from start to finish. Not quite as complex as a #2 but a great stick that is all Cuban. I inadvertently dropped my dry box and damaged the wrapper and it bulged the entire length while smoking but remarkably burned straight. If it hadn't been so windy and damaged it would be considered perfect construction. Glad to have the rest of the box-this was the first.

I've yet to try the Edmundo but have a couple of 10'ers of the Petit Ed. Haven't had one yet that's been that good, I have found the ones I have quite vegetal in flavor. Also I am not currently a fan of the format and preferring thinner gauge ie Monte 4 & 5 are more appealing to me right now.
post #10293 of 10898
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Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

Back into true smoking form here V! smile.gif
For me it's been 2 months and 16 days smoke free since I got caught in the park (temporary self imposed suspension) but breaking this to smoke through the sampler I got from @Girardian next week just in time for the holidays. Going to be a solid few weeks of smokes! I pulled out a Monte Esp #2 and a LGC M'do#4 this morning and placed them in my "to smoke" humi

My bad the serbian was a sancho panza, I actually smoked a simones. I guess, I used to be able to smoke through at least 3 a night but now I take forever to smoke a lonsdale. I am def back though but will have to resort to buying strictly from lcdh's since I've been hearing of all the issues with the usual vendors. I'm sort of tired of purchasing cigars blind anyway so I don't mind paying more for hand selected boxes.

If i were you I'd warm up my palate before approaching G's sticks, I know some people say it's better to have a fresh start but I know I am not in top smoking form if I stop for awhile. While you may be more sensitive to the flavors you may be "out of smoking shape" if you don't have a couple cigars the day or two before.
post #10294 of 10898
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Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

I've yet to try the Edmundo but have a couple of 10'ers of the Petit Ed. Haven't had one yet that's been that good, I have found the ones I have quite vegetal in flavor. Also I am not currently a fan of the format and preferring thinner gauge ie Monte 4 & 5 are more appealing to me right now.

The flavor of this was pretty good- not green to me in the least. Like a lighter #2 and more linear. Quite enjoyable.

I'm with you on the format though-it's odd to draw for me.
post #10295 of 10898
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

My bad the serbian was a sancho panza, I actually smoked a simones. I guess, I used to be able to smoke through at least 3 a night but now I take forever to smoke a lonsdale. I am def back though but will have to resort to buying strictly from lcdh's since I've been hearing of all the issues with the usual vendors. I'm sort of tired of purchasing cigars blind anyway so I don't mind paying more for hand selected boxes.

If i were you I'd warm up my palate before approaching G's sticks, I know some people say it's better to have a fresh start but I know I am not in top smoking form if I stop for awhile. While you may be more sensitive to the flavors you may be "out of smoking shape" if you don't have a couple cigars the day or two before.

Note taken V - thanks man, was thinking of getting into a few regular young sticks that I have been enjoying before burning those
post #10296 of 10898
So this thread is still going, eh?
post #10297 of 10898

Friday I had the first from a box of '14 Partagas Corona Especiales. Not bad, but nothing like the '13 box of Habaneros I enjoy. Hope some more resting will help.

 

Sunday I had a Epicure Especial which I really enjoyed. I had a few from the box with a very slightly cracked wrapper at the tip and have been staring with those. These are 2015's but great right out of the box. A little lighter smoke but great flavor.

 

Today I had the second from a box of 2011 Connie 1's. The first one left me sad as it sucked. Everything was wrong, the smell, the atypically light draw and arid smelling burn. This was a completely different experience. Incredible to the nub. Good burn, even in slightly windy conditions and just a A+ smoke. Really hope the rest of the box is like this. I always choose the worst looking ones first and this wasn't the best so I think these are going to be stunners.

 

post #10298 of 10898
The worst ones often smoke the best. I make it a habit to not look at the cigar I am pulling out the box.

I find that not worrying about trivial things enhances my overall enjoyment of cigars period. This is why I'm not paranoid about minor variances in rh and such things as well.
post #10299 of 10898
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post #10300 of 10898
I agree. PL's being a prime example. I really meant slightly damaged with cracks or lifting wrappers.
post #10301 of 10898
It's been 2 months and 24 days since my last cigar - yes I've been counting!A great way to start, young but tasty LGC m'do 4. Plenty more delicious smokes to be had in this festive period!Happy Holidays!!
post #10302 of 10898
Round 2-Vegas Robaina Famosos, first try of this marca
post #10303 of 10898
how was it? i loved the 09s but the marca just went downhill not long after

got my buddy into ccs as he wanted some guidance, got a sampler from rob and i chose the scdlh short, forget the name and wasn't bad

just had a demi tasse with some armenian coffee
post #10304 of 10898
First smoke from @Girardian sampler.
1983 El Rey del Mundo Panatela Larga. Taking very slow draws on this 32 year old cigar. Oldest I've smoked. This is a wonderful light but flavorful cigar and should also add first from this marca.
post #10305 of 10898
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Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

First smoke from @Girardian sampler.
1983 El Rey del Mundo Panatela Larga. Taking very slow draws on this 32 year old cigar. Oldest I've smoked. This is a wonderful light but flavorful cigar and should also add first from this marca.
Definitely a cigar worth retrohaling!
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