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  1. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    i think my first habanos purchase will be in the next couple months. I'm looking at the Siglo Vs & RASS. Are those good "first" habanos to get? (I'm actually not sure if the place I found is legit also, so I'll probably do a test run first with something cheaper to see if the goods are what I want.)
     


  2. bdeuce22

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    i think my first habanos purchase will be in the next couple months. I'm looking at the Siglo Vs & RASS. Are those good "first" habanos to get? (I'm actually not sure if the place I found is legit also, so I'll probably do a test run first with something cheaper to see if the goods are what I want.)

    I like RASS. They are smoking pretty good right now. I haven't had a V, but the siglos I have had have all been great. I don't think you can go wrong with those two boxes.
     


  3. life_interrupts

    life_interrupts Senior member

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    there is no such thing as a dominican cohiba esplendido. maybe it's a churchill, but they are not related. at all.
    I was basing the sizing estimate on the general length ( about 7") and ring gauge (about 48). It has yellow band that Monticristi used until the cease-and-desist order came down. I know they aren't related. Thanks.
     


  4. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    What would you suggest for someone that also prefers coco and coffee flavors?

    Perhaps the experts can chime in here as I am still broadening my exposure but I would say something like montecristos and ryj short churchills for example are good candidates. The partagas that I've had tend to be spicy as well as bolivars. Cohibas would be nice also and of the limited ones I've had would fall in this category also.
     


  5. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    box split part 1 of 3 arrived today......
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  6. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    Ambos Mundos by Tatuaje (Sumatra aka Red Label)
    Decent for the price. i think it was sub $5, but there are too many better sticks for that price tag, where i don't think i'll try this one again.

    [​IMG]
     


  7. fcuknu

    fcuknu Senior member

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    Yeah i had a few amebas mundos. They were good, but not memorable
     


  8. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Finally tried a Brickhouse Toro today and can see what all the fuss is about. Great everyday smoke- mild and flavorful, without the head spinning nicotine.
     


  9. ama

    ama Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Great cigar for the money.
     


  10. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Senior member

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    Cocoa/milk chocolate flavors I most noticibly from Vegas Robaina cigars. Unicos (torp) and Don Alejandros (DC size) are the best of the bunch I think...though I am guilty of having a box of the Famosos (robos) and Familiares (coronas) as well. Enjoy the whole lineup.
     


  11. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Just got my mc pe and psd4s which look noticably different than the 08s I had.

    My humidor is stuffed to the rim and my travel humi barely held the rest haha.

    Time for a bigger humidor.
     


  12. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    Lots of great smoking this past weekend:

    - A "near diplomatic" Trinidad Fundadore ... if that's a fair way of describing one of the first boxes produced for non-diplomatic functions.
    - A beautifully aged '03 Cohiba Robusto
    - A original release Siglo IV
    - A custom rolled from the Partagas dinner in 2009 (I'll attach a photo)
    - An '08 Siglo I

    I also finished off a bottle of Havana Club Barrel Proof with a friend, along with some champaigne and craft beers (including a bottle of Lost Abbey Angel's Share). The food was great as well but I won't go into that in this thread.
    [​IMG]
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  13. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    Perhaps the experts can chime in here as I am still broadening my exposure but I would say something like montecristos and ryj short churchills for example are good candidates. The partagas that I've had tend to be spicy as well as bolivars. Cohibas would be nice also and of the limited ones I've had would fall in this category also.
    This is almost entirely useless as those cigars have completely different flavour profiles.

    There are too many montes to recommend universally like that; it depends what you're smoking. I do not like the #2 very much, but I have a few 07/08 #4s left that I really enjoy. However, they have much more of a nutty, earthy flavour than chocolatey.

    The RyJ SC is one of the world's most overrated cigars in my opinion. Very little flavour and certainly didn't detect any cocoa notes. People who do not like strong cigars tend to gravitate towards this one.

    Partagas is too large a category to discuss in its entirety. SD2 and SD4 are not very chocolatey.

    Bolivar belicoso fino is delicious and powerful, with some definite cocoa notes. Gold medal is very good, too. The others are not even worth trying imo.

    Cohiba Siglo IV has a nice cocoa profile in my opinion. The other siglos do not, nor do the maduros.

    Cocoa/milk chocolate flavors I most noticibly from Vegas Robaina cigars. Unicos (torp) and Don Alejandros (DC size) are the best of the bunch I think...though I am guilty of having a box of the Famosos (robos) and Familiares (coronas) as well. Enjoy the whole lineup.
    Agreed about the famosos. A great cigar. I have the suspicion that I've tried the others but none made a very strong impression.

    However, if the poster is looking for the best, most chocolatey cigar in the world, he cannot go wrong with the San Cristobal Muralla. [​IMG]


    Lots of great smoking this past weekend:

    - A "near diplomatic" Trinidad Fundadore ... if that's a fair way of describing one of the first boxes produced for non-diplomatic functions.
    - A beautifully aged '03 Cohiba Robusto
    - A original release Siglo IV
    - A custom rolled from the Partagas dinner in 2009 (I'll attach a photo)
    - An '08 Siglo I

    I also finished off a bottle of Havana Club Barrel Proof with a friend, along with some champaigne and craft beers (including a bottle of Lost Abbey Angel's Share). The food was great as well but I won't go into that in this thread.

    Go into it, it would be a change of routine from "great spice" and "uneven burn".

    In other news, my hygrometer broke this weekend. [​IMG] The poor thing perpetually reads 75% humidity and 73°.
     


  14. pitboss12

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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I'll definitely look into them.
     


  15. dpatsil

    dpatsil Senior member

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    What would you suggest for someone that also prefers coco and coffee flavors?

    Cohiba
     


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