Discussion in 'Cigars' started by Mister Moo, Jul 22, 2011.
So how was the first 1/2?
Okay, I went to RaasRoyalty 2013 which was tonight, and I was out later than I expected...but I just lit up a Gurkha Vintage Shaggy torpedo
Cut it just a touch too far, but it's all good
It wasn't bad, it just started off kind of lackluster, common in flavor. The second half smoothed out and was creamy & buttery, mild but nice body.
And I should say the 1st third, not half
Cant beat a Hemingway, any size, but for me , prefer the longer ones, when I can afford them
Mag 46 from '09, again thanks to the kindness of a PSF'er. Water on the side, because I think having any kind of strong tasting drink with a cigar confuses the palate and alters the cigar's flavor. And since this is a good cigar, and a gift to boot, I wouldn't want to miss any this is the first time I've had a Mag 46, and I like it a lot.
Sitting on my porch in a t-shirt in February. It's been a very warm winter here, even warmer than usual. I hate it, but at least I can sit outside and smoke more.
I am in agreement with that statement. More longer, more betta.
All the what's-for-dinner, bologna, breakfast, food threads flittin' about here...a Sunday afternoon of BBQ ribs & brisket brings me to this bit of epicurean pleasure. It may not qualify me as a bon vivant, but a blond Oreo and coffee with a Fuente maduro makes my toes wiggle.
Fuente Don Carlos, coffee, and ball with the dog.
Almost any Fuente is a good to great cigar, been at the top of my list since before the heydays of the 80's
Agreed, Mr Thuber. Early on my cigar journey, I could not fully appreciate the few Fuente's I sampled but as my tastes progressed, they hit the sweet spot for me everytime. Maybe that was a CurlyHead I first tried...I don't remember but now maduro, sungrown or Cameroon...I like em all. Even better yet, his cigars can be found fairly reasonable (read that very reasonable if you compare what's going on in the cigar world today from Drew, Pete Johnson, etc with the "limited edition", hard-to-gets, etc). Solid cigars, consistent every time.
They outta come with a toothpick or something.
Grab a cob and stick it in there as is.
Ive used a briar before
I've been meaning to try that since reading that here on PSF. Next time.
Last night, I got to try a La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor. Had to wait until the wife and kid went to bed, as the resulting clouds of smoke would invariably result in palpable and vocal disapproval. Still worth it though.
Love those things. How's your introduction to cigars going JD? Any standouts so far? Anything you hated?
I haven't yet had one I've hated, but then I've only smoked 3 so far. That CAO Anniversary I had friday was really friggin good though. I wasn't expecting to like a light smoke like that.
I get paid in a couple of weeks, so a trip to the Indian reservation might be in order for a few sticks. Gotta find a cheap humidor at some point too.
Now you understand the power of the Dark Side.
CAO L'Anniversaire Cameroons were my absolutely favorite cigar for years, during my first go-round with cigars in the early 90's.
I still love them, and keep a couple/few around at all times. CAO's get a lot of looks down the nose, but not from me ;-)
Marker and Russ have absolutely ruined me. Now I'll smoke an LFD Double Ligero!
For a cheap humidor, consider using a cooler with a good seal and some waterpads or gelblocks.
That's the route I went given Marker's rec.
Huh...I was under the impression they were pretty well received....has something changed in the past few years?
IDK....I don't care what people like.....I care what I like. Maybe someday I'll be people, but until then I just know what I enjoy. I love CAO Brazilia and Criollo especially....but Black, Gold, Italia, Mx2...heck, the only two of theirs I've tried and not loved were the America and the Traviata or whatever the new one is called that I see all the time in B&Ms but not online
Right now, smoking a Corojito before dinner.
JD, I did not realize you are just now trying cigars. How abouts I send you a little care package of some to try? I'm stocked pretty well and enjoy sharing the good stuff. PM me an address & I'll send some along.
Yesterday and today....
Weekend special on those Bueso Projects...a full Andrew Jackson off a box. If I wasn't knee-deep in them from the initial specials last year, I'd be on them. Like them a lot and expect they'll be even better with a little age.