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May 7

FanForum

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in World of CO

I get a non-stop stream of requests to do a forum on the site and while I don’t think that to be needed (there are plenty of already saturated forums out there and they have been on the decline for years) a good suggestion was a Facebook Group. I can compromise on that! So for those that want to more easily discuss posts, reviews, meetups, trades, etc. here you go.

NOTE – I will NOT be actively moderating it. I have zero time for such an effort. If there appear to be any big problems I’ll bring in someone else to do so, but for now we’ll see how it goes. The rules are very simple: No trolls, no rude behavior, be civil. Other than that have fun! If you need to reach me (Bryan) do so through the site.

Yes I know some of you don’t use Facebook, sorry. The other option was a Google+ community and that’s even worse ;)

Click here to see the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cigarobsession/

  • http://Www.medidal.com/ Geo Angrick

    Got a 5 pack of the gurkha beast. The first one was not very good. But the second one was totally different and really enjoyable. The third was mediocre at best. But the fourth was one of the best cigars I’ve ever had. Is this typical to have such a variation.

    • A Huge Nerd

      With Gurkha, yes. Very inconsistent in my experience (limited as it may be).

    • http://Www.medidal.com/ Geo Angrick

      Thanks for the comment. I’m on this diet. And every time I want to eat a snack a smoke a cigar. I’ve lost over 40 pounds. Although I’m new to this I’ve tried a couple hundred different types of cigars. I’m going down to Costa Rica next month to check out the cigar industry down there. I have an idea of combining cigars and their excellent coffee. What is been your favorite cigar.

      • A Huge Nerd

        Favorite…? Hard to say. Here’s a list of some I enjoy. LHC Core, Undercrown, San Cristobal, la Vieja, Fuente Short Story, Alec Bradley Nica Puro, Montecristo Espada, RP Cargo, La Jugada Prieto, Herrera Esteli, Torano Exodus 1959. Whatever you choose, enjoy!

    • Col202

      My first Gurkha Beast was a let down too. I left them to season in the hopes they improve. Unless they are significantly better I won’t be buying these again

  • Mahtyah

    I’m looking for a US cigar website that ships to Europe. Been using cigarplace but looking for a different selection sometimes. Anyone any suggestions?

    • Ben Smith

      Hmmm… maybe Cigars International? I’m international, but… we have a US Post Office.

    • Mats von Wowern

      I’ve tried a few. Atlantic Cigar is by far best. Slightly higher shipping rates, but ship next day and so far I never paid any customs charges/taxes.
      Best Cigar Prices are good but a bit messy and always taxed on arrival.
      Dirty Leaf have a good site, but it can take weeks for them to ship. No taxes and low shipping costs.
      Int’l Cigar Experts are good too, but a bit slow at shipping. No taxes when they ship by USPS.

  • Ben Smith

    Gotta give my mouth a vacation. Smoked 6 cigars over 10 hours a few nights ago. Then smoked 5 cigars two nights ago. Didn’t smoke anything last night!
    Anyway, the last cigar I smoked was this one. It was from Smoke Inn and it comes in a bundle of unbanded cigars. The bundle just has a label on the bottom that says Liga #9. No, it’s not a Liga Privada #9…but it was very tasty and smoked great.

  • Ben Smith

    Finally rearranged my coolerdor. I un-bagged a lot of these and put them in a couple of open boxes that fit in there. Also discovered some mighty fine cigars down in there that I had forgotten about. That’s my long, flat tupperdor over to the left.

    • Ben Smith

      Here it is again for link averse people. heheh… :-)

    • A Huge Nerd

      Nice collection!

  • A Huge Nerd

    So I tried that Torano Colosseum over the weekend. Ben, you were right… Not a strength bomb. In fact, I did not really detect any at all. But it is a good cigar. Consistent flavors, almost perfect burn. As you can tell from the pics… I kinda liked it :)

    • Ben Smith

      I’m not a reliable source for picking out flavors and strength. I smoked the CLE 2012 Corojo before smoking the Colosseum. I thought the CLE was strong and I guess that sorta carried over to the Torano. I’ve smoked a lot of strong cigars, but I’ve never felt sick or light headed or broke out into a sweat over a cigar… Maybe I’m just lucky that way. :-)

  • A Huge Nerd

    I really enjoyed the Ramon Bueso Genesis: The Project.

    • Matt

      I usually don’t pair cigars with anything; mainly because I am not that adept at it but I love having the with coffee in the morning. These are in my short list of sticks I need to have around.

  • A Huge Nerd

    This Melanio was phenomenal. Thanks, Garret!

    • Garret Robinson

      most welcome my friend, glad I was able to enjoy it with ya!

  • Ben Smith

    Gurkha Ancient Warrior Maduro.
    These things are 8 inches long. Smoked great and very tasty. Been in the humidor for a long time. (Not my best photo… but it was late and dark on the patio at the Vets Hall.)

  • angsolo

    Hey guys did anyone see the “New Level of Dickhead” video? I got the e-mail but I can’t seem to find it. Always enjoy Bryan’s rant videos !

    • angsolo

      He answered on CO Live early on if anyone wants to check it out