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Image test – This is about to be published in an Italian Magazine – no joke
Clear acrylic sheet over a white sheet for the reflection?
This format is new to me thus scary.
I need a profile picture. How do I get one? also I tried to upload a picture and site told me if its bigger than 10.2 something it a no go. How do I get around that?
There is a 2MB limit for attachments, that’s standard for web stuff. I’ll work on the avatars, it was supposed to pull in everyone’s gravatar and I see some are working, it might just take some time.
You can set your avatar here https://disqus.com/home/welcome
I edited my profile to use my facebook photo, but has not changed the avatar , I’ll never win the interweb.
Also I posted these same questions on another page plz disregard those
CO Live question.
Anyone know what happened to CO Live ? I loved these.
I live in the god forsaken cigar land of Canada and have been watching the broadcast from the start, just waiting for the weather to finally allow me to light one up.
will it come back in the future ?
Thanks for the forum also.
No one else has booked for the show. The button is still on the left to view everything. I’ll do another solo soon. When another manufacturer wants to do a show I’ll fire it back up.
Echoing this, except for the Canada part – it’s Massachusetts instead.
Greetings fellow BOTL!
FanForum link is redirecting me to here.
That’s correct – you found it
Ah! Gotcha. I was thinking VBulletin forum 😉
hi from the bahamas
So what are you guys using for your favorite cutter, or do you care?
Bite it & light it!
Oh is that the new Ron Popeil way? lol
I think he might be dead?
ala Clint Eastwood.
Black-Ops 2-Finger (bottoms out kinds of like the Cuban Cutters) or a basic punch.
Perfect cutter for sure.
I got the Xikar Xi3 carbon fiber for x-mas and have been using that. The only other cutter I have is a punch on the bottom of my lighter. I prefer the guillotine because of the draw I get from it.
Right now – no real preference. Probably going to get CC Perfect Cutter But I’m currently between lighters so that is my number one priority. And it’s looking like the Xikar Pulsar, in case anyone cares.
Just got my Adorini Steel cutter, stylish and very thin
I switch between the perfect cutter and the Xikar Xi2
Perfect cutter and the occasional v cut
the CC 23 Perfect cut. I dont carry it and use a Sheepfoot blade on my Case knife when out.
Got my CC Perfect Cutter this week. Nice clean cut. The Colibri Slice didn’t cut straight a single time and was coming to pieces although brand new.
Mobile test Rockin a new CO shirt at Walmart
Weird it rotated it. Something new to fix lol
Do you ever get stopped on the street by ppl that know you from CO and want to talk cigars ? How do you handle it if so?
Only at cigar shops and when I have time I’m always glad to talk cigars
the perfect Cuban crafters cutter I also have another style by the same brand and it’s held together by screws but they keep Falling out so going to lock tight the screws but lost one and having trouble finding small screws like these any ideas were to get them
Take apart an old pair of eye glasses
Punch Cut first , then to CC perfect cutter
It’s going to take me a week to learn this , pretty cool so far .
Bryan, have you considered offering CO embroidered shirts in a button-down long sleeve khaki? Fellas…would any of you also be interested in this if it were available?
Honestly I don’t think they would sell. I have had different shirts available for years, but the problem is price – there’s no way to make them super cheap without doing a huge order. Even these cool new tshirts only moved a couple dozen at $20. I’m not complaining, I just know the sweetspot for fun apparel is low.
Like the new fan forum. Once every one figures it out there could be a lot of great info shared here.
It should take off. I’m working with the company too, they are fixing a couple bugs right now
Yay. My avatar popped up. Success.
Let’s kick this group off right – fun contest through the weekend – post your coolest cigar band photo here – only rule is it has to have ‘CO’ written somewhere in the photo (so we know you took it). I’ll pick my Fav Monday morning and send a fiver US only, must be of legal smoking age as always. And go! Let’s see who’s watching the FanForum
A few of my favorites on my small desktop humidor
I added it on my Disqus account too, I tried deleting this one but it just says “guest”
Cool you got a profile picture. Did you sign in using your facebook account. ?
I signed in using Disqus. I was signed in using WordPress earlier which is what CO uses by default. But I’m all good now!
How’s that live from Smoke Inn!! Upside down lol
Elijah, I set up my avatar yesterday and it hasn’t shown up yet. Did you do anything to get it to show?
Hey. Lol I don’t really know what I did. But I went and tried to sign into and post something on the site through my phone instead of my computer and bam!!! Avatar pops up . So not sure if that helps you.
Trying it now!
I think I figured out why. You have to sign in using your Disqus account instead of logging in using cigarobsession, which uses WordPress
A recent little gem… twas delish CO t-shirt page in background.
Congratulations, you win! email me your contact info! You get a 5-pack or a shirt, your choice!
I’m so frustrated can’t even sleep. Just received a “We the People” email from the White House in response to my petition submitted against the proposed FDA regulations. They have the audacity to cite adolescent smoking as the impetus behind the proposals! Adolescent smoking, which of course, is already illegal. Yet, it makes more sense to enact more regulations instead of enforcing the existing laws. And, how can option two define a premium cigar as one costing $10.00 or more? How many Padron Londres or Flor De Oliva’s have I smoked that I haven’t considered a premium hand rolled cigar? How many of those do you buy at a gas station next to the grape swisher sweets. Anyone herfing with minors at the local B&M! Ugh. When did our government lose all sense of reason? The email goes onto cite the old faithful cancer argument. Let’s forget about genetics or the millions of other environmental factors. No need to muddy the waters there…. is this really going to happen?
I sure hope not. But I have absolutely zero faith that we the consumers have any effect on it whatsoever. I have a very cynical view of politics.
I’m with ya Bryan. I’m a very optimistic person… except when it comes to politics. I love to talk about the issues and how politics can play a role in the betterment of our communities to our nation, but I find many people get so hung up on party lines and issues that the conversation creates more divide than it does to mitigate our differences. This doesn’t stop me from finding those who can have a good conversation and not get offended when offered a differing opinion or idea.
Gurkhas may not have the most complex flavors, but you can’t argue with the beauty of their bands – what’s better than a Beauty!
Umm I don’t think the pic attached in the below post, so here is my 2nd attempt
New FanForum contest – for a 5-pack or a shirt, winners choice! Reply to this and attach your most impressive long ash shot! You must make a little paper band that says CO on it, on the cigar. Entrants must have a US mailing address and be of legal smoking age. I’ll pick the winner Monday 5/19/14.
Cigar Obsession Long Ash? Sounds fun. This is a Man-O-War Virtue with a new Band
Before and After. The Under Crown box is a nice back drop to gauge the ash.
Hope this qualifies and meets all the rules.
Newbie here! Wanted to say thanks for the awesome information, reviews, and down to earth feedback regarding everything cigar. Although i’m sure it won’t be the longish ash, I wanted to contribute to contest.
My first attempt (see the last minute attempt of a CO band) of a long ash with a Drew Estate CI Copper Label. I just about had 3/4 stick worth.
Did you get a crick in your neck from smoking that thing straight up?
Out fishing with a buddy of mine last night and enjoying a cigar. I didn’t have paper and pencil with me so I wrote in mud. It was a la reloba selection mexico toro. I took several pics every five min because I didn’t know when it was going to drop. It actually never did. It was burning my finger so I had to toss it in the lake for the fish to finish it.
With the pictures
Fourth. Thanks for the help Bryan.
Weird no one else is having the issue. I have your pics though and will keep an eye out for any other problems
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CO Live will be on this Thursday night – you can post any questions here in advance for us and we’ll try to cover them all, in addition to any coming in live It’s Dave’s 2nd time on (Blanco Cigars) but his first time over here for the backyard studio!
Darn. I’ll be going to a restaurant that has a smoking section that night with some friends… one new father to be and another expecting his second child. Haven’t decided on which cigars to bring…..
Here are my questions for Dave:
1) Do you have an update on your repackaging effort?
2) When will your website have samplers available again?
3) How do you determine when or whether to introduce a new line or vitola?
4) Are producers overwhelming retailers with the number of brands, lines, and vitolas?
5) What can producers do to help balance B&M and on-line retail competition so that one doesn’t suffer at the expense of the other?
6) What can the IPCPR and groups like the CRA do to reduce the level of taxation on cigars?
Keep on toasting!
I know Bryan has stated many many times, about those of us without central AC… that we cannot store cigars. Well, the solution is to invest in a Thermo-electric wine cooler. I’ve seen that bounced around on many other forums, so I bought one last year. Yeah, the max temp on mine is 66°F, but better than a hot house in the summer time, risking tobacco beetle hatches.
When I’ve said that, I was taking about a humidor 😉 Nice setup!
Very Nice.. I have an 18 bottle Wine frig that I used. I made shelves out of Spanish Cedar and then filled it up. I also have a box on the bottom shelf. I used two humi care humidity trays with beads. Stays at 68 to 70 with 65 to 67% humidity. I love it. I also rigged a computer CPU fan in it with a 12vdc transformer to circulate the air. Works GREAT
The shelves are 14 inch X 12 inch
my humidification is gel. I do have Heartfelt 70% RH beads on the bottom, that soak up the excess moisture, as my “insurance” policy. It works for me.
Sorry about CigarFinder being down for the last few days – I didn’t realize the updates I did last week toasted it! Anyway, I fixed it now for those that liked to use it. And I know, I still have to get the rest of the old stuff in the database, it’s just a matter of having NO TIME.
Bryan, I am looking at getting a new camera. I currently have a Canon power shot A 630 8mp.
I am think of getting a SLR. minimum of 10mp. I am not going to use this for anything like what you do, Mostly just pics of the grand kid, family, disnely land, the pool, and of course cigars… Anything pop into your head for a camera in the $150 to $300.00 range that would be a good camera??? Or with the limited budget should I just stick to something like the power shot?
At that budget you are definitely going to be in point & shoot territory, only a used DSLR will be so cheap and it will be very out dated even compared to a Powershot! That being said for what you list, there’s nothing wrong with a good compact point & shoot. It would SURELY be more convenient to carry around with you and get used a lot more simply because you have it.
You may get this question a lot, and I know you have stated it somewhere in this forum and I don’t have the patience to glean for it haha, but I’ll ask it regardless, how many cigars do you smoke a day? And what is the best cigar you have ever smoked? What is “smoking too much” in your opinion?
Answering Viewer Questions – bottom left 😉
Bryan, Your thoughts on Cedar Spills? I usually light my cigars from the cedar sleeve (if they had one) or use some of the cedar lining sheets from cigar boxes. Reviews on the validity of cedar flavor is all over the map, but for me, it is there… depending on the cigar.
Doesn’t help overall, doesn’t hurt – it’s just personal preference and routine. Anything neutral is just fine to do. Butane, spills, matches.
A fundraiser is someone in need asking for help with a worthy cause. A dude wanting a motorcycle and giving away free prizes donated by sponsors is NOT a worthy cause. It’s not even a fundraiser. It’s so wrong to do this.
This flower isn’t burning right….
Padron Serie 1926. See that color difference in the head? I knew something was up, based on Bryan’s 1964 video. I smoked it. No issues with draw, flavor and burn. Then opened it up to find some twigs in there. When I get a chance, I guess I should dissect one from my regular Padron stash.
P.S. The first pic, my iPhone 5 could not focus on it properly. The other 2 pics are from the same iPhone
I don’t think stems are as bad as everyone thinks. Bryan dissected a Padron (http://cigarobsession.com/2014/02/26/padron-1964-dissection-with-surprises/) and found a few in there, but he has never had a problem with construction on a Padron, at least I don’t think so. One of Bryan’s CO Live guests, I cant remember who, even said that the stems impart a lot of flavor into the stick.
Question ? – Has anyone tried the Guerra Habano ? I saw them at cigar.com with a good review, although I didn’t see them on Bryan’s list … any thoughts ? I ordered some but they haven’t arrived yet.
good stick. I’ve had the perfecto and the robusto. for the price you can get em for, its a good buy. That being said, it didn’t wow me, but I’d smoke another.
Thanks — just got mine yesterday and gave it a try – FYI -first, needs a few weeks in the humidor … second the habano is a bit strong … so need to smoke it slow .. but like you said, not bad at all for the price.
Hi everyone this is a great forum thanks to Bryan Glenn for having this… I am thinking of buying a humidor 25 to 50 count,just looking for opinions on the best for the money.. I live in central fl. if it matters.. Thanks for the help Stan Hall..
Hey man, it is a great forum, i think Bryan really help a lot of people.
I think this humidor will be just perfect for your wishes-
My friend bought this humidor, and he is very pleased with it!
Sorry for my bad english, i’m from israel hehehe 😀
I have a humidor if you are interested. I got it from CI about a year ago and used it for about 4 months. Then things got out of hand and I made a humidor out of a wine cooler.. Now I use it. This is a very nice cherry wood humidor with cedar lining. I have attached a link so you can see just what one I am talking about. If you are interested I will sell it for $22.00 and that includes the shipping. Let me know what you think.
Spanish ceder lining and sure seal technology? If so I am interested..
Yes on the spanish cedar…sureseal tech?
it is the
Yukon Cherry Humidor listed on Cigar international web page…see the link above the picture click on it and it will take you to CI.. That is where I bought it. I forgot it also have the spanish cedar devider that goes with it.
Ok yes I would like to buy it, let me know..
Shall44mag… Drop me a email @ LV2HNT@aol.com We can set it up.
Contact me at LV2HNT@aol.com so you can get the humi…
Buy the Yukon from cigars international. Cheap and an excellent humidor
do you have central ac? If yes… a suggestion made by Felix Assouline (see Bryan’s CO Live with them) is spend less on humidors and more on cigars… ie tupperdor or coolidor (see Bryan’s video for coolidor preparation). If you insist on a desktop humidor, the stuff from CI is nice, with “SureSeal” technology, it does produce a nice closing woosh and a nice seal. I personally would avoid glass tops, unless you truly want one.
If no central AC… then get a thermoelectric wine cooler and store your cigars in there.
i’m smoking Liga UnderCrown Belicoso right now.
If someone smokes a cigar at the moment, please say the brand and shape
So my local b&m has the anejo #77 “the shark” for 13.00 a piece. I bought half the damn box. I have no idea how he is selling them that cheap….score!
….anyway, that’s what I am about to light up
A great cigar! I love em..
Don’t forget guys and gals, CO Live will be on tonight. Make sure you set your watches.
How is my local shop selling anejo sharks for $13.00 a piece. Is he crazy!?! SCORE!
Beautiful cigar and flavourful!! For 13$ you get much more than you pay
It sure was man. It was my first one because when looked some time back, I couldn’t find them. This guy by me has a lot of extremely reasonably priced cigars but this was the best deal I have ever gotten after years of going to him. Because I bought 10 he knocked .50 of each one so I payed 125.00. This was an absolutely delicious cigar with an exceptional burn time at just under two hours.
Bryan, I’m using an iPad 2… Any idea why pictures are not uploading. I see them when I attach, but then when I hit post, they are not there? Any suggestions?
Wait… Now I see them…I guess it just takes some lag time
Had my first Liga Privada No. 9 this evening. I believe it was the Parejo oscuro. I tend to avoid Drew estate cigars. I don’t know if it’s something in their marketing style that turns me away….not sure. Maybe I feel I’m not hip enough. Anywho, got this one as a gift and finally gave it a go. I had some performance issues, wrapper was cracking and uneven burn, but I think that had more to do with the hurricane type winds we were having this evening. Anyway, the cigar I must confess, was very impressive. Deep smooth notes of leather, chocolate, cocoa and spice. Really enjoyed it. Will definitely pick up another should the chance arise.
Bryan. Curious. Sorry in advance if you have answered this question before. Prior to filming your reviews do you smoke the cigar and take notes? Or, are you operating off the cuff? The reason I ask is I’ve always assumed you were acting off the cuff and been impressed at how you can deliver your immediate impressions live without many mental pauses.
Always off the cuff
Thanks all, for tuning in to CO Live tonight! Replay and contest will be up soon
Bryan, I am not sure if you saw my idea for one of your contest when I posted it on CO Live tonight. But here goes. Guys or Gals would have to make a video reviewing a cigar in a parody of you. Make it fun, Guys get to make a small video and It can be a serious review or fun review?? Then you pick the one you like best and post it to the Fan forum?? What do you think?
I’ve done similar ideas. They get almost no participation its hard enough to get people to take a photo.
LOL that’s true. I am still amazed at the lack of participation on any contest you put out. It is just like and if you have been involved with any type of club or organization 10% of the people do the work and 90% of the people do the bitching.. LOL LOL I Really enjoyed CO Live. Dave is a GREAT guest.
Went to a gathering of Friends and cigars and there happened to be a Oliva event
Serie G toro round had no issues with the burn
Picked a few…. And apparently on the serie V, the corona is a new size
(The box is Rocky Patel The Edge counterfeit)
I found I really like the Alec Bradley Maxx Culture stick .. nice mellow middle of the day smoke, i’m looking for similar smokes that I can try ? Suggestions – go
Hey man, i really like the AB maxx culture too, i found that the CAO Gold Maduro flavors are bit the same, they have got a sweet and nutty flavors, some wood the texture and flavors are very rich, the CAO is bit more peppery , but i find them pretty much similar, this is my opinion, my OPINION like Bryan said 😉
Avo 858, Oliva serie G, Davidoff millennium, Montecristo white tubos and a Gurkha Grand Reserve Cognac. Let me know if you try these!
Here’s a video of my sweet winnings, Thx Bryan.Cigar obsession winner:
Very nice man!
I want your Herrera Esteli hahaha 😀
This is a really good smoke, i had a box of 25 Esteli’s who aged in my humidor for a year or so, anyway.. I’ve only left a 3 of them now
Anyway congratulations brother!
And sorry for my bad english.
Thanks Raz! Where ya from?
No problem man, i’m from israel.. And i ordered from Famous Smoke shop on line, and we have here a lot of cigar stores, my favorite store have a very large cuban selection, and a lot of around the world cigars too, its an 1/2 hour drive, but its well worth it..
I would love to go to Israel some day. My good friend Hatem is from Palestine and has said he would take me… But it’s been 10 years and still no trip. I hope one day.
When you come over to israel make sure to contact with me, my friends and i get together every friday for a cigar (most of the time its cuban) and sippin Remy Martin XO, its like a tradition here.
Anyway i hope one day it will be peace arround here, because israel and palestine are not get together :/
I pray for that often. My friend is Muslim and I’m Christian and we are great friends. I hope to smoke with you someday. If you ever come to the states, I too would encourage you contact me. Blessings.
Thank you very much brother!
A little late to the party, but here’s a photo of some recent cigar labels:
Hmmm.. where’s my photo?
I’m doing ‘upload image’ and I see it here. But when I press ‘Post as ….’ It doesn’t show up.
Is there a minimum numbers of posts requirement before I can post a photo?
D’OH…. Now, there it is 3 times. Sorry.
It didn’t show up until after I logged out.
Hehehe, calm down dude..
We can see the image man, nice picture man.. some great cigars !
All better now here in the clear light of day.
Long ash in a cafe creme(arome), hehehehe ;D
I love cafe creme, anyone has try them too?
I find ’em very pleasant.. Smooth, creamy with a sweet espresso flavor
Chelsea fan!? Oh no! At least you’re not a Manchester fan.
Hehehe, i love Chelsea , this team are deep in my heart
You fan of..?
Liverpool and west ham… Being in the states, we don’t have many premier league fans. But I am.
Liverpool deserved the premier peague title this season
Raz, that my friend is a true sportsmans attitude. A friend of mine thinks mu is always the champ.
Hehehe MU are bunch of lame players, worthless team without fergi
Gurkha Centurian. Taken before the contest came up.
The 1st Don Thomas that I’ve ever liked
I absolutly hate Don Tomas! No matter the line, i hate those cigars! Young and grassy, yuck!
I would have agreed with you 110% this morning… But after this one, I was shocked. Perhaps it’s a fluke, like having the very rare bad padron. Who knows, but it was solid.
I have been tried this Don Tomas special edition about 4 month ago (for the second time) and both times i was throw them after 15 minutes, it was terrible dude..
Maybe its just a taste, or like you said , a fluke.. Hehehehe..
Inner ash darker than outer ash, Tatuaje Fausto. A good smoke.
That cigar will make one vomit if one isn’t careful. But, yes very very good.
Got 10 of these in a little over a year ago and was just not impressed. Had the first one about two weeks after arrival and I don’t even think I made it through half. Second one about 3 months in and it was not much better. This one over a year later is a total 180 from my previous exp at least this far into the cigar. Some people say aging unless for many many years really doesn’t make any difference…I think a significant rest can work magic on cigars that just are not quite there. What do you guys think?
Didn’t nub this one…flavors were excellent through the halfway point but just about at the band point (fist band) it became rather washed out and harsh. I would still say value wise….I think I payed less than 3 dollars a stick off cigarbid and did enjoy 40 minutes of it. Would not buy again…but I’ll smoke the rest.
Recent happy acquisition from CI… The knife was a freebie.
Rolling with a JC
Now that’s what i call’d a Cigar!!!
I’ve had the regular Diamond Crown and the Maximus, but not a Julius Caeser yet.
Good stuff, I reckon…
I wouldn’t say that it is a mild cigar. It may start out that way, but for me it was med-full. Great nutty flavors with pepper through most of it.
its 07:30 in the morning here in Israel, i got home from work now (i work at nights).
I’m smoking this Sancho Panza, i love this cheap smoke
Agreed! With a little age, those are a good strong yummy smoke.
I have 3 more that i bougth in a 5 pack sale, those aged for 7-8 month, they are delicious!
Love sancho panza. Great value
Haven’t had a Sancho Panza in a while. They don’t come up on the grid over at cbid…
I’ll have to look into getting some.
You should buy yourself a few
Shall44mag… Drop me a email @ LV2HNT@aol.com We can set The Humidor.
I usually like to research a cigar prior to smoking it, but today I’m going blind with the FQ Phenom that Bryan gave in the 5 pack. Will update.
Also… in my video, I called this a Phoenix. off the first draw it is a dirty Med-Full profile with a bit of pepper.
Thought it was gonna be a quick burner, but it slowed down at the 2/3 Mark. The flavors were consistent till the end at 1 hour. Great cigar.
Never heard of the FQ. More details?
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
FILLER: Nicaraguan & Honduran Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan Habano
SIZE: 5 X 50
One of my favorite cigars: JdN Antano Dark Corojo El Martillo. The little red band is from a JdN Antano 1970.
Great tasty smoke!
that is always a good smoke. big fan of just about anything out of the Esteli neighborhood.
After a year and a half of aging, i can say that: Famous Dominican selection 4000 is a great stick!
Its a 3.6$ per cigar, but man.. The flavors are dessert like, some dark chocolate, coco, and draw flavors are actually a citrus, with an aroma of orange mixed with dark chocolate and coco, very tasty smoke!
A year and a half of waiting truly pays off!
I actually in the 1/2 way point now, and a coconut flavor came in too, i’m very surprised!
Its all about aging, i tell you that..
Congratulations to @cigarobsession-ae3f58a127f6c1f12c4942432d1f246a:disqus winner of the most impressive long ash contest! And yes, you can now tag people here Get me your contact info and choice of a shirt or 5 pack!
Congrats! make sure to post pics or a video!
Bucanero Cigars – I saw the boutique of the month video about Bucanero. I went to the website and ordered a couple of samplers. In the notes section of the order I mentioned that I heard about Bucanero here at CigarObsession. Today I got a call from Robert. There was some issue with my APO address, but we got it worked out. Good customer service. Looking forward to trying out the Maduro sampler and the Medium / Full sampler.
Hey all, my favorite flavors (not just in cigars) is cinnamon and coconuts, i had a few cigars with those flavors, i’m looking for more, please write me some brands and lines with those flavors, I want that flavors dominate all the other flavors, so, please if you know a cigar with a really dominate flavor of cinnamon/coconuts, please write me down the name, thank you all!
What am i invisible or what dude..?
Raz, I would love to give you a recommendation… but I’ve got nothing for that flavor profile. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever had coconut flavors from a cigar. I’d be interested what cigars are heavy in coconut.
To be honest? I never tasted a coconut flavor in a cigar too, exept the famous dominican 4000, its a cheap cigar but i tasted it, for about 10 min he had a coconut flavor, i’ looking for more, and a cinnamon too, dominate cinnamon!
Anyone purchased bundles from miamicigarbundles.com? Any opinions on their product?
In my experience with unknown Bundle cigars, if you’ll give ’em some time, they will be just fine every-day smoke, some of them will be very delicious, i did not ordered from them, but give it a shot, its only 20$ for a Bundle of 20-25, i think you should try..
And when i say “give em some time” i mean, a year or so…
Guys…buy these. I scored this box off cigarbid for 57.00 bucks. 25 count box and it burnt for an hour and forty five minutes last night fresh out of the box. Delicious complex flavors and billows of smoke on every draw. Cool down to the nub.
Just checked….nada. Will check again. Thanks for the tip, though.
Great find. That is a tasty treat indeed
Trying the Pressoir (never heard of it) one that Bryan included in the 5 pack. Will update.
First impressions: it is bitter, but not too bitter. Notes of espresso and earthyness. Full Bodied with an ash that is peppered at 1.5″.
Raz, email me email@example.com want to run an idea by you.
The 5 pack that I received from Bryan has blown away expectations. I’ve had 3 of the 5 and of the 5 I only heard of 1, the Herrera. The 4 others where total unknowns and I was nervous to be honest. But I should have known better, or at least had better faith in Bryan not to send out 1 goodie and 4 turds. That Pressoir last night was so delicious I went to see what I could get em for. They go for about 10 ea. Worth it in my opinion. The FQ Phenom was also very good. I just want to let you guys know that the 5 packs he gives away, may be off the beaten path, but man oh man, that is a path I would take any time.
Thanks Again Bryan,
That’s great. I won the long ash contest and I am waiting for the 5 pack Bryan is sending me… Now you have my expectations really high…
Thompson Sampler, coming up!
My after dinner mint if you will…. The draw seems real tight, but good flavor.
Very disappointed… The draw is so tight I had to give up on it??? I even took another cut and nothing. I will deconstruct later and see what happen??? ( Must be something I got from a Thompson sampler ) !
Changing gears to a Indian Tabac Natural.
too bad. I’ve had several serie O, G and V… I’ve had a few that were a little too loose, but yet to have one to tight (and mind in the gutter).
my mind wonders there too once in a while LOL
2 more dissected for sacrifice……
first, Romeo y Julieta 1975
second, a regular Padron
The RyJ… that vein is a stretch…. nowhere near the twig I saw on the expensive Padron 1926 I posted earlier. The regular Padron… like the RyJ…. those are the biggest veins I can find.
But, the wrapper and binder doesn’t have the same thick, supple feel of the 1926 wrapper & binder.
The Padron looks very dry, and the RyJ looks bit more oily.
Very interesting that those cigars have a huge stems like that..
By the way, i Once sacrificed a Cohiba Siglo 6 , not because i was curious, because i was too stupid to give my little brother to hold em for a couple of minutes for me, and when i got back i saw the horror :/
Any way i thought it will be cool to see whats inside, and i separated the wrapper, binder and filler, and it was beautiful construction, no stems at all, the wrapper&binder was 2 perfect leafs, nice hand-feel and aroma, very oily, i must say the most beautiful cigars are from Cuban Cohiba’s, they just perfect construction, aroma and flavors.
I must say i will never sacrifice any cigar just for curiosity, i respect the cigar
After prepping my snowboards for storage…. Smoking another montecristo red
I noticed a thick stem in the head at the 9:00 position. Definitely noticeable by feel
Don’t mind if I dizzle
What a sight!
And for dessert
Love the website and your reviews, I’m a fan. You have given an amatuer a better view on the cigar world. I greatly appreciate it.
I am also a whiskey drinker. I think it would be cool if you had a section of videos where you did pearing some of the most popular cigars and popular whiskeys and let us know how they are. You seem kind of against it, but that is my favorite part of your CO LIve events!
At CI in Bethlehem trying a Drew estates liga privada dirty rat
And grab some edge counterfeit @ some perdomos
Another lucky cigar smoker, like me, who has CI as their local B&M.
It’s about an hour drive for me. It’s worth the extra 1/2 hour drive compared to JR’s in Whippany
Good thing I went to the Chik-Fil-A in Phillipsburg….that dirty rat would have hurt on a empty stomach.
Unfortunately, someone hit my car in the their (CI’s) parking lot…. 2nd time in a month my car has been hit by someone that doesn’t know how to park
Only 20 minutes away for me. Their parking lot is too small. Did they leave a note?
Ouch! Man, that sucks.
I’m in NE Ohio and am very tempted to make the drive over to CI…
Here in the U.S. it’s Memorial Day. Remembering all those who have sacrificed to preserve our way of life.
Freedom is not free.
Have a good day…
Maybe the next cigar drive, Bryan can time it for around Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day
How to pass the time while waiting for the oil to drain doing an oil change on my car….
Smoke a cigar, of course, as I like to wait at least an hour for the oil to drain
This was a fantastic lunchtime treat today
Love the flavors that coming of this thing!
Sweet nutmeg with a little bit of cinnamon, i love this cigar!
For diners main course, the Don.
Can I ask a storage question? I’m starting to build up a bit of a collection and adding a few boxes. What’s best. Finding a large container for the boxes och taking the sticks out of the boxes and storing in the humidors?
Watch the “how to build a coolidor” video at the bottom left to see how Bryan stores his boxes.
Coolidor is a great option for storing those boxes you’ll be pulling from every once and a while. In addition to that, finding a good box or storage solution for those special sticks you want to age. For those, you want to unwrap any cigars with cellophane. I have a small fridge that I use. The compressor went out and thought… Hey, this would make a great humidor. Plenty of storage and I keep it at 70% with an Oasis unit. I’ve lined it with Spanish Cedar and it has served me very well. Also need a travel box. A normal humidor is not intended for travel. Using it can ruin a cigar or 3 in a cars ride to your destination.
Like garret and Thrash said, coolidor is a great idea, watch Bryan’s video about how to build
Thanks guys! I’ll check out the coolidor….
anyone up? watchya smokin? I’ve got a Drew Esate La Veija Habana. Too dark for a pic.
I am up and just finished a NUB Cameroon..
I’m up… but it’s 6 hours later. It’s about 9pm over here just west of the International Date Line. For when I get off at midnight, I’ve brought along a Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial, a Xikar HC Corojo robusto, and a La Pearla Habana Grand Pearl tubo.
Three hours to go!
Partagas serie D #4
Beautiful night in St. Paul, MN
I’ll trade a T-shirt for one of the new OCC Man o wars, whoever wants to swap!
Or I’ll trade a Padron 1964 for one
I’ll bite on this for the padron 64. I got an OCC MOW in my cigar of the month club from CI. If you want to throw in your last Tat Anarchy to sweeten the deal that would be great as well.
Cool! Keep the Anarchy and enjoy it, I have one left Shoot me an email! LOL edit – misread thought you wanted to send an Anarchy!
how bout a 26 natural #6 for a t-shirt?
I just wanted the new AJ release but if I need something else specific I’ll put it up here in the future
Good Evening/Morning Folks. New to the cigar smoking world.
Good mornin, Welcome Daniel. Feel free to ask any questions, post pics… Look forward to hearing more about your cigaring!
My CO contest winnings came today!
I was a little eager on my 5 pack. I love trying new things. Let me know your thoughts on the Phenom when you smoke it! So far, that is the one that has blown me away.
Hey Bryan, I know you get really bored not doing much 😉 Any idea’s on the guystuff series?
Hadn’t really thought about it. I used up all my good recipes lol! Any topic requests other than cooking?
Lawncare, pest control, dog/puppy training, Happy wife happy life, gadgets/tools… Thats all I got for now. Anyone else?
“Happy wife happy life” heheheheeheh, you just killed me dude!
Anyone had the Frank Llaneza 1961
Look very interesting man!
What is the flavors like..?
And what his price?
this is a fully body spicy beast. One of my favorites. Flavors of leather and walnuts. it’s not complex, but it’s amazing. You can find them on JRcigar.com for about $60 a box.
Sounds great man! And i think that cigar dont have to be complex to be good, its just they way it is, if you love a cigar no matter the complexity, you’ll keep buyin him because you love the flavors profile..
Thanks Garret defintly will try, its cheap also.. Hehehe
What Padron should i go for if i want a smoke with no strength and medium to full body?
All the Padrons I know are pretty full in strength, but they are good!
The Padron natural is med-full strength, as is the 1964 anniversary. I really enjoy the 1964; it doesn’t seem that strong to me. I haven’t had a bad Padron.
I agree with Thrash. Your best bet is a Padron 1926 35. It’s a little guy, great flavors but wont kill you.
Sounds good I see it comes i both maduro and natural.
The natural will be somewhat milder.
Enjoying a nice Black Ops on a nice day.
Anyone have any Liga Flying Pigs, Dirty Rats, Egg, or others they would be willing to trade or sell? I’m good on the 9s and 52s for the time being.
Hey everyone, i have a question:
What you prefer.. Cubans or others from arround the world, please answer and explain why..
Thank you guys!
I’ve had Dominicans, Nicaraguan and others that are better. There are some Cubans that I don’t like at all. I think the biggest draw for Americans is the “forbidden fruit” aspect. Cuban cigars have a rich flavor profile you don’t find in others. I liken it to Rice. Basmatti, jasmine, North American Wild… they are all good, but they all have different flavors and can be prepared in different ways.
From my experience with cigars, i find myself prefer Cubans, i like the traditional flavors, i love how it mixed-in with Cubans.
cigars from arround the world are good and some of them are just perfect! But in Cubans its more likely to find a perfect cigar, for my opinion.
I’d agree with Garret. Everyone wants them because they can’t get them. I travel internationally a lot and get to try different Cubans. Some are real good and some are not. Some are real expensive and some are not. I’ve paid $10 to $40 per stick. I’ve turned down some up to $70 per stick. Plus, you have to beware of fake Cuban’s; they are everywhere. I’ll stick with good quality non-Cubans any day. No fakes, good price, good sticks. I have some Cohiba Siglos III still sealed. I’m waiting for the right occasion to break the seal.
Here in israel i never get to see a fake cubans, here i have the store that i always go for cigars it calld “Brill cigars” they have a website also, and they’ve got all of the signs to proof that they are original, and when i do buy cuban anywhere else, i check the same things, band, box, signs and all, i guess i just prefer cubans… And they not cheap at all in israel, if you said “10-70″ dollars, here is 50-200 dollars per stick, of course when you buy a box its cheaper, and this is what i do usually..
But the prices here on the cigars is really heavy.. And the name of the person who responsible for this is Yair Lapid, i hate this punkkk! :O
Ouch. I’m sorry they are so expensive. I get them in mostly Central America. There are licensed Cuban cigar stores. There are other stores, but you have to watch for fakes. I don’t remember cigar shopping in Israel when I was there. I don’t get to Tel Aviv anymore. I miss it and Mike’s Place on the shore.
Garret promise me he will trip to israel someday, lets have em, and you, and Bryan for a cubans party! 😀
And shit… They expensive for real!
I cannot wait! It maybe years from now, but I will get there, and when I do, we will celebrate with many cigars. Also, falafel, lamb, humos (humus in the US)and fresh Olives!
Hehehehe, very well !!!
Ok, kind of a stupid question but figured you guys would have some good suggestions. As we all know – a lot of the time we don’t have an hour and a half to have enjoy a smoke. I’m looking for a good stick but is short on time. And I know NUB’s are short, but i’m looking for other suggestions. Also not really interested in cigarillos either just a regular stick in the 4½ range give or take.
The Padron 1926 35 Maduro. The 35 stands for 35 minutes. It’s in my Top 5 all time.
Thanks guys .. I don’t mind cigarillos, but I haven’t had much luck with them, always kind of stale and hard draw. I guess I should have asked the question better – of course short Padrons are good, but what I was really meaning, as … is there a stick that is better in the short, say 5 range thats better than it’s churchill self. Looking for someting more “everyday” when I just want a “quickie” 😉
Arturo fuente short story
These are good for a quick smoke:
Camacho Corojo Machitos
Not much choice in the 4.5″ range. Almost everything under 5″ is a cigarillo. The Padron 1926 35 is great, but at $11+ a piece, it’s a little expensive. A good quality cigarillo is not bad, give them a try. They were good enough for the “Man with no name.”
Just get what you like in corona size
Oh, Nub’s are short in size, but not time. They are thick. They take an hour or more. The Diesel Shorty is about the same as a Nub.
I had to share this with you guys! Read the reviews! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HUZY7HK?qid=1401317684&sr=1-1&vs=1
Wtf man ?!?!
I put one of those in my shopping cart. Waiting for the shipping cost to come down.
Alright guys… I have yet to smoke a 5 Vegas. Whats good?
The Gold is a mild Connecticut, I prefer the Classic. A medium strength with Sumatra wrapper. I haven’t tried their full strength sticks yet. The Gold Maduro is medium and looks good.
I like the Relic. Peppery.
Having this cigar federation that Bryan gave me in a 5 pack. Not quite at the 1/2 way point and this cigar is strong as balls! Ash is pretty flowery with very yellow smoke. Flavors are a deep woodsy musk. Very good, but pretty sure Bryan’s trying to kill me!
I love strong cigar, when i get the little dizzy that he make me-actually make me feel satisfied at the end of the cigar, the full flavors that come from a strong cigar its makes me keep going, i really like 3-4 hours cigar that full flavor&body from time to time..
The sugar drop does not affect me in a negative way..
Linked over to SmokeInn from here. Got the COSAVE10 discount. I had a problem with PayPal, but with another order on my credit card and a couple of emails we got it sorted out. Another place with good customer service. Ordered up some:
Ortega Series D Maduro No. 7 – 5 Pack
Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel – 5 Pack
La Jugada Prieto Toro – 5 Pack
Room 101 Daruma Papi Chulo – 5 Pack
The original order was for some Tatuaje Tattoos. They manually added those into the second order above and cancelled the wonky PayPal thing.
These are all new smokes to me.
Rocking a Gurkha Legend Churchill
Good morning from israel!
Good morning from israel!!!
Great smoke… I shouldn’t even be up right now! It’s 2am. Can’t sleep.
Garret, I think its a time for A Padron… 😉
Raz…it’s always time for a padron. Love the prensado too
For sure !!!
The most beautiful Flower in the world! Hehehe…
Has anyone heard about NOSTOS Cigars? I would like to know
more info and where is the official maker in order to buy some. Thanks
Hey dude, i search for you in Google and i found this:
Never heard about them ..
A buddy recommended them!
If anyone knows where I can find them directly from Dominican Republic, your effort will be greatly appreciated!
*Nostos come from Dominican Republic and they are handmade Cigars with
long leaf Cuban-seed tobacco and wrapped in an ultra premium shade-grown
wrapper. Nostos cigars are long filler with a truly premium mild
Dominican Republic cigars with blond smoke and an extremely smooth
Enjoying one of my favorites: La Perla Black Pearl Morado.
Wow ! Nice picture !
Also enjoying a favorite. My Father in Lancero. With a master piece in progress in the background 😉
Never try em in lancero, how it was?
Great picture man
Spicy, with notes of coffee. perfect burn. My favorite size in the my father series
I love my father cigars, never try one in lancero, i wish i found them in that size, they very comment in israel
Another fav. Añejo
Love those!!! Enjoy it
I love this triple maduro!!!
I have not had this Camacho. I will have to try it. I don’t like many of the Camachos I’ve had. I do really like the Camacho Criollo. What are the flavors?
First of all, its not like any other camacho!
Second, flavors are wood in basic, with a long spicy finish, i find this cigar complex and very tasty, he is got a coffee beans flavors, with a taste of vanilla that come and goes, and i tasted cocoa powder too. Its not powerful stick in strengh, but it will be for some people, i guess..
I have a box of those camachos triple maduros and I let them sit in my humidor for about a year or so…
I can say that they come to be more sweet and the flavors are much more powerful
And by the way, i cant wait to try the new Camacho Ecuador !!
Not a big fan of camacho except for the Havana. I do want to try the 3x maduro though.
You should try em ! You wont be dissapointed!
Smoked one of these tonight. Very good. After that I smoked a Rocky Patel Cargo. That’s another cigar that I like.
I cannot find the new Room 101 The Payback cigars. Anyone see em anywhere?
How many cigars you guys smoke in 1 week ?
I somewhere between 4-8 a week , and you guys ?
2-4 maybe. I had three in the last 24 hrs. But that’s not normal.
Wow, i love that un normal days 😉
I work at night, so i finish the job at 6 sometimes, and sometimes at 7+ Am, so when i got back from work i like to light up a cigar.
That’s awesome man. Those aren’t shit sticks either man.
I’m about 10-12 a week. I have one for sure every night, then on Wednesday nights I have at least 2 at my guys night thing I do called Murch (man church). Some other nights I’ll cap it at one, or if I’m watching a movie or netflix I can easily rock 2.
I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that it may stand to incriminate me.
Wasn’t expecting this! Got a little CO bomb from Mr. Bryan himself. What was suppose to be a trade of one OCC Man o’War for a padron turned into 4 extras blowing my mailbox up! thanks Bryan that was very cool of you and very unexpected.
Bryan is a great man
Now that is a heck of a deal! The 64 is no doubt the star of the show, but that Ashton is a great smoke too. The Nub is good and I haven’t had the others. Let us know how they are!
Just finishing up this Arturo fuente Hemingway maduro. Been sitting in my humidor for just shy of 4 years. These were so good when I first got them it didn’t make much difference. Added a bit more of a floral note. Sooo good.
Wow 4 years!
I love AF Hemingway..
the Hemingway series is my favorite everyday cigar. Great cigars!
Good morning from Liga UnderCrown
Actually i got a box of 25 cigars as a gift from Famous-smoke, and i fell in love with them!
I have yet to find a Liga I don’t like. The undercrowns are very good!
Yeah, great flavors! Very interesting
Had my first UnderCrown back at a shop in Texas. I think I still have 2 or 3 in My Verona. And I have a 5 pack of Liga Privada Undercrown Corona Viva on the way.
is that about the 7th floor? Just curious
Hehehe, its actually a 11th floor, its a penthouse
They gifted you a box? What kind of order did you place?
Hehehe its the website “Coupon”, i ordered 1500$ Cigars
And I thought I had a problem! 😉
Got 3 boxes in one day. From CI, CBID, and Bucanero
Raz and I want to put together a little something with the regulars from CO. If you are reading this and you are a fan of the site and would like to collaborate on a simple something. Please contact me or Raz and we’ll give you all the details. I have notified Bryan, and he is aware something is a foot, but he is not involved in this. I look forward to seeing how many people we can get! It will be fun, I promise (that what my wife says when we go shopping!), but for real, this will be a good time.
Garret – firstname.lastname@example.org
Raz- email@example.com (He admits his address is from a time when he was young and dumb)
Lol, i really think so!
Please contact us! We need you..
You may wanna post this on the Facebook fan page. That’s where the majority of us are
What’s the link for the FB page?
Come on guys, lets get a few more to make this more awesome!
Yeah! Come on guys! Its a great project that we have working on..
Hey Bryan, do you ever get a cigar that has a pepper zing to it?
Heheh.. the answer you seek lies in the great expanse. 😉
Love getting new treats at work. Excited to use the xikar cutter
Woww , some good stuff
Had one of those Trinidads over lunch today… YUM! first time in Lancero. That cutter is like butter!
I never try to cut a cigar with this cutter, is it comfortable?
This thing has cut about 20 cigars now (16 of those are others using it) and all butter! It is very comfortable. Highly recommend it.
I should try them out, they look very cool too..
Anyway, what is up with our idea ?
I placed an order with CI tonight. Getting one of those scissor cutters as a Freebie
I love smoking Cohiba club at work, its an 8 min of heaven
By the way, any one have send Garret a mail about our project? Come on guys! We need every single one of you to help us doing something special!
Look at Garret post bellow and send him an email please
I’ve got some hits. But we could use more! And, can I just say, it’s so not fair you get to smoke at work!
Lol, i can do what ever i want in work
On tap for tonight:
Man… what a good grouping of cigars. Had the MoW Puro Authentico first. Then, not pictured, a Gurkha Ninja Knife. I really like the Knife. Then I fired up the cg:4. Great cigar! After that I finished up with the Padron. Doesn’t get much better than this, eh?
Today I received a gift from a friend of mine who has a cigar shop, i try one of those before, and liked them..
Lets try again
What is it? Sorry, I can’t turn my laptop upside down right now.
Plasencia reserva organica, perfect construction! And a nice earth flavor with a peppery finish
Ah… Thanks for the info. I don’t see Placencia discussed very often.
No problem mate, you should try one whenever you get a chance ..
Ya, what is that…?
About to throw down on this bad girl
Great smoke! Enjoy my friend
Lets burn some light maduro stick
Getting my grill on
Hehehe shrimps its not Kosher, i’m a Jewish, so i’ll pass that 😀
But i must say that when i was younger i’ve try this, and it was delicious !
Good looking grill and food man! Bon A Petit
Now at my fav smoke lounge working a serie V lancero.
Just watchin the last Co live show (that i couldnt watch live cuz i had to go to work) with Liga Undercrown, when i watch something, or doing something while i smoke a cigar, i usually smoke a daily cigar , so i decided to light up an undercrown (again) ..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bryan Glenn….. Enjoy your Day
Diito, happy bday my friend. Have a rock star day!
Just lit up this guy
Oh man, i never try any of that brand, and they sound great, i write a big big big list of cigars that i’m gonna order, and those will sure will be in the next shipping! I write them on the list sience Bryan review them, about a month ago i think.. Great cigars!!!
Very spicy! This cigar was Soooo good. I highly recommend it!
Recluse Iconic at Central Cigar, St. Petersburg!
Yea, I’ve been meaning to watch that video, but I don’t take pictures for a living so it’s hard to care. I’ll get to it someday.
A little Dunhill
I see in his review video that Bryan liked the cigar for the most part, but it had a bad draw. How was yours?
perfect draw. Construction was as good as it gets with mine. Very flavorful without the strength.
Oh, this smoke is a BOMB!!!
I realy love nutmeg flavor , and this one has it big time!
I need a 100 count humidor just for those!
And soon i will have
Realy like this cigar ..
Oh, i see in the right side of the picture a Blue label?
You realy like the Garcia family, i too!
I love the Garcia family cigars! It was hard to decide between the Garcia, or the Le Flor
Its the same familia, they are great! And they fit great with Remi martin XO also, you should try this pairing, fit well!
I would love to pair cigars with drinks like those, but, I am a recovering alcoholic. Sober for 19 years.
Oh!! Sorry, great for you man! Way to go my friend, this is a very hard progress, i also had my rehab, i was addicted for 4 years, but now i’m sober for 2 years.
And i dont mean to alcohol.
no need for apologies man. I do not get offended easily. And like I said, I wish I could try different drinks with cigars.
Actually, a cold coffee is a great with cigars, u know the cold coffee in a can?
Yes, though I prefer hot coffee or tea with my cigars. Ethiopian coffee black, white tip Earl Grey tea, Spiced Chai or Jasmine tea. Those are my favorites.
Actually i have a Nespresso machine, and i really like the Ethiopian espresso, with tea.. Its all about cinnamon, i really really love cinnamon tea with my cigars, its a good mix
This cigar is so spicy and delicious. Yes nutmeg comes in the first half and goes to a bright nutty flavor on the 2nd half
I hope that Bryan will forgive me for this bad picture, lol
Lets have fun in the next hour&half 😉
Nice toenails. 😀
Hehehehehehe its my girlfriend lol
Talking about that peppin made you hungry for one huh? Great smoke!
For sure man! Haha
Little sun grown
Nestor Miranda doppelbok. I’m in the Dominican Republic smoking CI bought sticks from Nicaragua. Oh well!?
Yes, I watched Bryan’s “how to take better cell phone pictures” video. Now I know.
Nice! Enjoy the DR Thrash.
Good morning guys
Thats a big boy! Was that about 1 hour 1/2?
1 hour 45-50 minutes, great mild smoke!!! I drank cold coffee in a can with it, it was very good
Just for fun . . . Elaine.
oops.. havin’ a little postin’ frenzy this evening… 😉
I clicked to delete this, but it came back as Guest.
Just for fun . . . Elaine:
I tryed it for the first time and I love it
Great cigar, i have a box of 25 Undercrowns in Belicoso, great shape , i love belicoso
This is a good cigar
Looks tasty. What does that band say? Maxim?
Never heard… how are they?
Let’s see… about $70 a five pack. :-O
Ouch… are they worth that?
Its really good. I got it on sale for $10
From the last 4 nights….
Tonight’s line up…
San Cristobal Revelation
I get off at midnight and stop in at a local watering hole… that’s closed, but I have a key. Sit out on the patio and watch the stars go by.
That, my friend is a buffet of awesome! Enjoy!
Great smokes! Enjoy
Where ya from Ben?
I’m from Texas, but not in Texas currently.
Wow… that is a little spec in the Pacific. How long is your deployment?
A smell of Cuba
I think I have some of those on the way in a sampler. Haven’t had one yet. I heard the Reserva is very good.
They are all incredible. Highly recommend them, all of them.
Should i light one of these right now ??? Talking about LADC mi amor makes me hungry, againn..
Yes, we can virtually smoke together!
Hehehehe lol, it must be a cool feeling smoke the same cigar in different places in the world dudeeee..
Oh, great cigar, i should go to cuba for a vacation !! 😐
I’ll meet ya there! I’ll have to go to Mexico or Argentina first, but I’m down!
Raz, I just talked to my Friend Nader, he is going to live with some family in Jerusalem for a year or so. He said they live near Flori Shemtov Garden?
Cool!!! And where they gonna live in Jerusalem? Jerusalem is split to jews and arabs, but Shemtov sounds very familiar
He’s Christian. His last name is Alabuni. His father owns a resturant here in St. Paul called Abu Nader. Best falafel around.
You mean Paul Emile Botta St. ?
Next to David Hamelech St.
Or David the king St ?
not sure… I’ll try to find out
Ok my friend.
Other thing, can you see the new post picture of my la aroma de cuba mi amor?
Buen Dia 😉
Can anyone see the picture?
Yes! Great picture
Thank you, i only see a white square
Edit: i see it now, fixed
Have you noticed the vanilla flavor that come and goes somewhere in the 2nd ? Its like a coffee mixed with vanilla aroma that gives you feeling like sniffing a vanilla stick, but on your lips, i really like this cigar, and i have only left a 7 of those in the box :/
I respect this cigar so much..
…ony if I stand on my head.
…only if I stand on my head.
Interesting… If you post a comment and then decide to Delete it with that little down arrow over to the right, it doesn’t delete, it just changes the comment from your account to Guest. Kinda strange.
Check out this fucking funny guy:
He think he is Bryan, he reviews a Cigars, sauces, and thing he cant handle, he ripped me away with laughings, he copy whats Bryan says, every single sentence is from Bryans words, he killed me out!!!
This guy’s a member on the Facebook CO fan’s page, how’d you find this?
I search for some cigar in Google, and saw a review of this fucker who has been reviewd this cigar, and he gets me really angry, so i wanted to see more of this garbage.. To get angrier hahahaha, so i find out that he stole every word from Bryan, i hate this guy he really think he is something.
Oh, by the way he uploaded a review about another sauce, with his friend, and girlfriend, oh man, his girlfriend totally laugh about him, she think of him as a joke! This guy is really a joke..
I see you found him on the FB page…lol just so you know he only posts like once a month and he ONLY posts about Padron. Thats it
Lol, this dude smokes a padron, but does not taste shit.
He only says Bryans words, he f***ing killing me..
Oh I know. I could tell he was fake since he joined
Reviewing a damn sauce, think he is something special, hhhehehehe lol
For lunch today
Great smoke, enjoy it my friend!
Here we go again…
Great smoke, Aging Room M21 Fortissimo
I have yet to try this one. Tell me about it.
First of all it is a beautiful cigar!
The first third of this cigar is a very woody in flavor, with leathery earthy finish, the 2nd is still woody but some nutty flavor join in to the leather and earth flavors(i think because of the cogar gets warmer) and then the 3nd coffee flavor mix in with leather and little bit of spice, cery interesting cigar, very complex and i really like the Aging Room cigars! Furtissimo is the best for my taste.
In Construction point of view, i needed to touch it up 3 times, once in the first third, and twice in the second third, but it was ok, really good cigar!! You’ll love it.
I have a Brand new box of 601 Bunker Buster Cigars. They are not my type of cigars,would like to know if anyone would be interested in some kind of trade.
I’m down for a trade. Email me and we can chat. Garretrobinson@gmail.com
PDR sun grown
Shabat Shalom !
Great weekend man
Shabat Shalom brother. Thank you, you as well. Tonight, I’m smoking a Fuente Hemingway.
Thank you man!
Great cigar, i smoke today a special cigar for me, its a Montecristo Edmundo tubo, i watch the Mundial with it, its Spain vs Netherlands.
Day off and visited JR’s in whippany. Enjoyed a Foundry wells and burned my lower lip with hot pizza
Strange lookin’ cigar stick thingy, eh? 😉
That’s why I bought it. It caught my eye when I bought it at the JR Whippany a few months ago
Enjoying an Undercrown in Denver
I brought along one of these for after work tonight. And just in case… an Aurora 1495 Series and a Gurkha Warpig. We’ll see how it goes.
New treat for me
You really dig for lanceros huh?
What kind of cigar is that? Looking good..
It is a CG… Hadn’t heard of it before, but the guy at the shop said it was his new favorite. I love lanceros. You get more of the wrapper flavors and they burn great.
CG ? I believe that there is a Cuenca y Blanco?
Yep, thank you for the correction!
Oh, looks like a great flavorful cigar!
Hey everyone, i just want to share something with you..
About 3 days ago i go to my friend cigar shop that i always buy Cuban cigars from there, and i boutgh some of this and that, and my friend suggest me to try some bundle handmade cuban cigar, its called a Jose lamadrid Piedra petit Cazadores.
And i must say, this cigar is about 30-45 minutes smoke, its a short filler, and the flavors are really good actually, its not complex, but i like the flavors, its like salty Walnut flavors, with a sweet tobaco flavors, some really deep earth flavor too, with a peppery finish, i smoked a 3 of them, and i really really like those cigars, i find myself really enjoy those cheap bundle cigars.
Anyone who ever try those and can say a word or two about em, it will be really great!
They come in bundles of 25 cigars, really good for a short smoke with a good flavors..
If anyone is interested in a trade, I have got some box pressed Cult cigars that I would like to exchange for something I haven’t tried before. Maybe a Herrera Esteli or something similar. Let me know if you might be interested. Thanks guys
Damn you Bryan…I’m hooked on Patron XO.LOL so good…Happy Fathers Day to all you dads…
So…. what’s a good cigar with the Patron XO?
Almost anything Med-Full bodied. XO is fairly sweet w/ coffee, cocoa flavor w/ a touch of Tequila. Not a bad price either. I drink it straight, w/ some water on the side for after. Anything cigar from Punch Rare Corojo, Oliva Melanio, PDR 1878 Cubana Capa Madura. All great sticks and the XO compliments all.
Happy Father’s Day! I am new to cigars and wondering about the outer
wrap splitting while smoking. I am keeping my cigars in a wineador with
Hey… Not a lot of detail there. What does your hygrometer read? My opinion is that 70% is too moist. I use 65% beads and Boveda packs. How long have the cigars been in the wineador? Have they been dry and wet, etc?
Just received my Smoke Inn order and dedicated a drawer in My Verona:
Trying again. Smoke Inn order in My Verona:
Say what you will about victor Sinclair, these are the tastiest cigars for just over a dollar
And to be destroyed for dessert, a V… Nothing like sucking on a V
Ohhh, cigar of heaven!
Enjoy it my friend
Have you guys seen this:
Yeah… this would just blow. I signed it. I encourage all of you to fill out the form too.
Going to explode with a little napalm
Lol, how it was ? Flavor&construction?
I’m sure you like it
Strong and very well constructed. Flavors were earthy, leather with some pepper on the finish.
I met up with some friends a couple of months back. One guy wanted a cigar. He doesn’t really smoke cigars much. I gave him one of these, but it seems like it was a smaller ring gauge. He was still high as a kite when I left. 😀 Heheh…
The Beginner’s Selection 😉
All of them are great! i smoked last night the sancho pansa belicoso, i really love the salty flavor of this cigar, remindes me the SWAG Sobe kind of salty, thanks for the video my man
If I ever get over to London, I’ll have to stop in and check it out.
Nothing like that in the states.
Check out that plume at 2:19.
Won’t make me ‘Famous’, but just got these in. Three samplers and a box.
Those are some great cigars. That H Upman would be my favorite of the bunch. The La Gloria’s are awesome, that puch is very strong and the Hoyo’s are delish. Enjoy my friend.
Don’t be scared.
Oh my god, this is not the Gimic cigar that Bryan tried couple a month ago?
Yes it is. I ordered them from CI before I saw his video. These will be fun to whip out in a crowd. 😀
Heheheh lol, i imagine you sit with friends, and light up one of this bad boys! Its hilarious!!
I was 12 years old when that quarter was made. [insert old guy icon here]
Where do you buy your online cigars?
cigarbid – mostly
cigars international – a few times
smoke inn – a couple of orders recently
famous smoke – once, so far
holt’s – once, maybe twice
bucanero – once, so far
felix assouline – once, so far
for most of the times its “Famous”
Ordered twice from “Cigars international”
And one time from “Cigars of cuba”
But usually when i want to buy Cubans, i go to Tel Aviv, its the main city in israel, they’ve got a store that i really love , its a Top level cigars, never had a problem with them, they really good.
And when i want to but some dominicans and all, i go to jerusalem, they’ve got a store really really big with a lot of dominicans and cigars that i never saw on line, they have got a line of their own and stuff.
I’m with ya on Cigarbid. I also buy from CI but usually their Make me an offer. You can get some really great deals there. I live 25 Miles from the Wisconsin boarder, so I buy boxes from there as they only pay 50 cents a stick on taxes.
I drive to famous smoke, cigars international Bethlehem superstore & Jr cigars. Been to Holt’s in center city philly, nat Sherman in Manhattan
Nice. Nearest cigar shop to me is over 2400 miles away by airplane and taxi… and that’s only if they still have cigar shops in Hawaii.
Here at Stanley cigar co, in St. Louis (business trip).
Smoking a Drew undercrown and it’s a Rocky Patel event. Told him I love the edge counterfeit . Got a picture of him.
Rocky Patel is kind of an arrogant and annoying, i love his cigars, hate the personallity
I like some RP cigars, but don’t know anything about the guy.
Where do you get that he is arrogant and annoying?
Maybe I should youtube it…
Yeah, you should youtube it, facebook it and cigar aficionado it
I watched a 100 videos of the guy and i hate him so much lol..
Here’s a video…but it goes against your perception. Or maybe it’s just me. Seems ok to me. Maybe he’s just not drunk… or something. 😉
Huhh, he is just sober 😀
And he is passionate about saving his income… and the cigar world as we know it. We don’t need Washington bean counters making determinations about premium cigars.
Now I have a crick in my neck… 😉
Box of bunker busters can’t wait to throw down on these
I have a 5 pack of these on the way. Bryan gave them a good review recently.
Looking forward to checking them out.
I guess I’ll miss out on the coin.
this cigar is gorges !!
I think you should let em sit for a couple of month before u try em ..
I really want to try those bunkers.. !
My Bucanero stash. That cigar, 4th from the left, that I didn’t get positioned label up very well, was the Don Douglas. Smoked it last night. It was a great smoke. Has on odd sort of flavor that I couldn’t pin point. Well, I can’t pin point any flavors really. But, it was very tasty.
This was just given to me… Dlish
Oh great smoke!
These are great smokes for sure!
I smoked one of those just a couple of days ago. It was very good.
Made another visit to Stanley cigar co in St. Louis
Picked up some Table 36, Peacemaker. A St Louis based company. I hear they will be at ICPR
May have to send to Byran for review
Don’t turn your phone sideways…
😉 Sorry… J/K.. sorta. Heheh…
So, did you smoke one of these yet? I lived in St. Louis for a while back in the 90’s, but I forget the names of the cigars shops I went to. Hadn’t heard of the Table 36.
I haven’t smoked them yet
They are supposedly fairly new company
They are in my humidor right now, as I went camping over the weekend
The phone was not sideways. The forum processes the photo that way when I post from my iphone
Well… then maybe -do- turn your phone sideways. 😀
(Note: I’m just kiddin’ around with ya.)
Hopefully I’m posting this correctly as I’m used to a different forum style. My humidor is a desktop 100ct unit right now and it suits my patience for right now while I live in an apartment. My questions is, with a consistant humidity percentage of 68-70% is it really possible that it’s too high for my cigars? They seem to have a noticeable swell at the foot and when I smoke, the wrapper will crack very subtley in random places. I just got this humidor regulated again by choosing a heartfelt bead set up, as well as a digital humicare hygrometer as I found that my analog hygrometer was never holding an accurate reading.
So, with that said my location is Corpus Christi, TX and it is humid here for sure, even though my humidor stays nice and cool (70-76F) could it be causing my humidor to just soak soak soak and over saturate my cigars?
I reckon there’s more than one reason why cigars swell and crack. Could be where you buy them from. What the shipping conditions are. How much the temp/humidity fluctuates (when you aren’t watching 😉 I live in the Marshall Islands and even with my A/C cranked up to hi, the temps in my humidor, coolidor, and tupperdor are all around 75 degrees. Humidty is between 65 and 68 %. I have no swelling or cracking issues. I’m using 65% beads and some Boveda packs (just added recently). Disclaimer… I am no expert and YMMV.
How it was??
Man this thing was good! It was spicy, very strong and the aroma of a sweet hay. The flavors… complex and unique. Bryan’s review was a bit different from mine for the flavors. But the construction, performance and quality, was fan freaking tastic.
I happy to hear that!
Got my 5 pack today. A few days rest in the Verona and then I’ll launch one.
Glad You Enjoyed Them..
The website has been changed or it just me..?
i cannot enter my account :/
You’re posting so obviously it’s fine – not sure what you mean.
Oh I see – the new comment system is gone…ug – they just updated it obviously it broke…ok working on it
It looks like Bryan will not be getting his bike this summer. What happend to the donations?
Bet your ass I will – like I said in the intro vid, it’s just a goal. It ends where it ends and just goes towards the down payment if it doesn’t reach the end – which I never expected it to
I forgot what you said in the video. I expected more participation. Perhaps I’ll finally win some cigars since there are less donators? Looking forward to pictures of your cycle.
lol yeah right now it’s about a 1:3.6 shot so pretty good chance! Pics and vid for sure! Just physically getting one will be the hard part. NO ONE around here has one even though all are advertising they do. So it’ll probably be like the last one my 2006, I’ll have to order and wait.
World cup questionnaire. Are you guys watching? What team are you cheering for?
No. The Patriots.
For sure i’m watching! I cheering for Belgium !
Only because half of the team is Chelsea’s players
I love chelsea !!!
Nope. Not a soccer guy.
Nice. Are you a trick bike rider?
hahaha! My sons. I was a semi-pro skateboarder back in the early-mid 90’s. but now I’m married, a father and fat!
Awesome job on the YT playlists!
Hey Bryan… (if you come back for a visit here) 😉
Do you have some thoughts on cigars that have the TAA designation?
Nothing comes to mind that sticks out
Ah… I shoulda checked your Reviews list. I see you haven’t reviewed a TAA cigar yet. Maybe somebody that has some should send you one.. or two. If I ever order any… I will. 😀
Cheap cigar recommend; the FG Fusion, Felipe Gregorio. Less than $2, pleasent taste & perfect burn. The FGs I got came in an 8 pac sampler from CI that included Nester Miranda Rocky Patel Sun Grown & Alec Bradley American.
Sounds like a good deal. Never tried a Nestor Miranda. I think I have a couple coming in a different sampler.
Giving my palate a rest. Haven’t smoked a cigar in 2 days. If I can get through this evening, it’s Thursday here… then 3 days. But tomorrow, Friday, is my day/night out. Lots of treats in the Verona to get to.
What’s your cabinet / humidor / coolerdor / tupperdor look like?
(oops, I tried to not post that sideways shot! Not a lot of options with this disqus thing.)
It’s a Padron kinda night
Can’t go wrong with that, eh?
Probably my #5ish favorite. Flawless construction and performance, and the flavors that are soo good and unique.
I wonder how many people are lurking here… versus the 5 or so of us that actually post something?
I wonder the same thing!
Hey man, its sucks that you post something, but the only thing you get is “like” here..
In facebook group of “CO Fans” the people actually help you/answer you, i think that is the problem..
The problem I have with that is, I have given up on facebook.
Looking to trade Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro Imperial, Liga privada 9’s and T52’s also have some Nica Rustica’s. I have access to most of the Unico Seri. Looking for aged Namakubi and One Shot One Kills the line from 2 years ago also Opus X and L40’s.
I think I have one Liga Provada 9 left and I have some Nica Rusticas on the way. Don’t have any of the smokes you are looking for. And, actually I don’t normally do trades and stuff since I live a million miles from nowhere…
Picked a oliva v melanio, 2 liga privada #9 , 3 undercrown and Patel 1999 ct (to smoke right now)…. A JR’s. I wanted to pick up a “my Uzi weighs a ton” but my local JR stopped selling them.
Note…. No video for his review…. We need to get him a replacement
What do you guys keep your humidors at? I live in Ohio and am wondering if I should keep mine at 70% rather than the 65% percent I’ve had it at for the past year or so…
Well, I guess it all depends on how well your cigars smoke, eh? You can always try different settings and see which is best for you and your cigars. Just my opinion.
And… My Verona has 65% beads and Boveda packs. The humidity changes between the top, middle and bottom of the cabinet. But, generally 64% to 68% seems to be the norm lately. (I don’t trust the hygrometers that much. As long as the cigars are smoking nice and easy… it’s good.)
For me, I keep it at 70.5. I’m in Minnesota, where it is dry and cold a good part of the year. I use the Oasis XL Ultra, and has been rock solid for about a year now. I’ve only had to refill it once so far.
I’m in PA and started at 70, now I’m 65. No problems either one for me.
A casano 18 And the world’s best rootbeer! For rootbeer lovers, this is a must try. And pairs very well with cigars.
Looks very tasty…
I’d love to go, but time away from work or family isn’t in the cards right now.
beep beep – honk honk – Aaahhoooga!
Anybody out there?
Looking forward to getting these in:
– Drew Estate Nica Rustica – 5 Pack
– Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 754 – 5 Pack
– My Father TAA Exclusive 2014 – 5 Pack
I’m here! I have not had the Rustica. I’ve see a lot of talk about it. I’ll have to throw down on a 5 pack.
So, if you happen to be able to watch a youtube video while smoking a cigar for about an hour, check this one out:
The Art of the Cigar: 1996 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6AjXr3v0cg
Uh oh… Now I have to buy drawers and fill it.
Omg where u get it !!??!??!
thats awesome… where you get it or did you make it?
Bought it scratch and dent style. Anyone else use a NewAir Winador? This is a 181-E.
Uh oh… Now you’ll have to start planning for a larger, cabinet humidor.
Perfect timing have a Pienza cabinet enroute to Texas
This little Zino is amazing
Garret, get your ass on the Facebook page brother!
lol! I appreciate the invite, though I am not on Facebook. I was for a while, but about 2 years ago I got sick of the drama and ditched it. I tell ya what, I feel free!
Happy 4th guys # Murika
A gurhka cognac dipped
I’ve got some of those that I’ve had for years. Guess I need to pull one out and fire it up soon. Also have some with the silvery ‘topping’. 😉
Ben, have you had these before? If not, you need to rock this one soon. It is a real treat, and I’m not at all a fan of “flavored” cigars… These being the exception.
I think I’ve smoked a couple of them, but it was about a million and 42 years ago. 😉 I’ll grab one this weekend and check it out. I’m trying to give my palate a serious rest this week. I smoked 7 cigars on July 4th. 4 the day before. 3 the day before that… It’s Sunday night out here. I’m trying to hold off until Thursday, or Friday. I’ve tried this before, but the plan usually sputters out by Tuesday! d’oh…
Looked in my Tubos drawer…
Engine engine #9
Thats A good smoke,how did you like the Bunker’s?
James, thanks man. Those are a fantastic cigar. It will be hard to ration that one for sure.
Question to anyone who might know, if you smoke a cigar and dont smoke that offten. Will it show on a Tobacco Test.
Depends. Some tests, test for creatine which is faster and a more affordable test, but cigars won’t show up on that one. Others test for nicotine, more expensive, but will find all tobacco products in your system.
Don Juan Dignity. Tight draw, bad flavor, bad burn, weak ash that falls off at 1/4 inch. If you see one, pass on it. Costa Rican cigar. I got it free from Don Juan himself.
This Eiroa by Christian Eiroa was good.
This new shop review page is great. What do you guys think? I just found out about a nice lounge/B&M near me to go visit. Good job Bryan!
This just inn… from smoke-inn Las Calaveras, My Father 2014 TAA, and some Nica Rusticas.
And, I reckon since I have an APO address, they threw in a bit extra. Those
will filter down to the humidor at the on-base Vets Hall.
Thanks SI . . . And my birthday is Wednesday next week!
Nice man! How long does it take you to get cigars out there in BFE?
When Mercury is in retrograde… about 9 days. 😉
But, usually, at least 2 weeks.
Just got these from Bryan, thank you sir! Can you tell me about this recluse?
Ya…. well, my memory is apparently gone. I saw that video a week ago and didn’t recall it by the name recluse. I’m excited. Thoughts on aging it for a while?
You filming something right now Bryan?
Bunker Busters! So so good
Still have mine resting. I think I’ll fire one up Wednesday night/Thursday morning (midnight) after work. …if I can find it. I just sorta throw stuff into the coolerdor, humidor, and rubbermaidador when they show up. …wherever I can squeeze them in.
As I mentioned in another post, I smoked one of these a couple of days ago. It was very good.
Opus X at the Corona Cigar Co, Orlando
That is a rock star cigar Thrash. Enjoy
My first one. I try not to get hooked on expensive cigars
Ahhh, I remember my first opusx. This is truly a special cigar. Oily, spicy and very unique flavor profile is what make this series my #1. Tell us your experience when you’re all done and high as balls!
It was good, but I was a little disappointed due to all the hype. I guess I expected more.
could be a different strokes type of thing too. My good friend thinks Padron 1926’s smell and taste like mushrooms… in a bad way. I would suggest trying another, a different shape and size. I have not had one Opus that failed to bring me joy.
I really liked it, but it wasn’t the “best” cigar I ever had.
It’s my birthday. Can’t believe I’ve made it all the way to 60!!
Working a weird schedule. It’s the 16th here now, about 3:00AM. Got off at midnight. Gotta go back to work this afternoon at 3:00. But then, when I get off at midnight again, it’ll be the 17th, but I have that whole day off until I have to be back at midnight to cover for a guy on vacation.
Gonna take some premium cigars with me for after work ‘tomorrow’ and have a little midnight birthday party of one. Probably take a Bunker Buster, but then I have to dig around in my stash to find a couple more to smoke. Haven’t decided yet which. Maybe a Las Calaveras and a MF 2014 TAA. Oh, and I have a couple of bottles of Duvel.
Cheers . . .
Happy birthday brother. Enjoy your treats tonight. Perhaps I’ll light up a buster with ya!
So… I didn’t fire up the Gurkha tubo. I had the 601 Bunker Buster and the Las Calaveras.
The Bunker Buster was a great cigar! The Las Calaveras was good too… but in my opinion, it didn’t measure up to the Bunker Buster. A few more weeks in the humidor and I’ll give the Las Calaveras another go.
I’ll be buying a box of the Bunker Busters soon… 😀
Can anybody provide some details about the Gurkha tubo with the silver ‘wax’ as shown in this photo: http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1137/893/original.jpg
I got those a long time ago and I forget the details about them. I’ll be smoking one tonight after work. A little birthday treat for myself… after the Bunker Buster.
Not sure? Some of them are “super-infused” with Louis XIII cognac.
I agree, but those are the gold wax… the silver was something else… I cannot remember.
I ended up not smoking that. I’ll probably pull it back out this weekend and give it a go. …and see how it develops.
Well, I fired up one of the Gurkhas with the silver seal on Saturday night. I could definitely taste the ‘extra’ in it, but I couldn’t tell you what the flavor was exactly. But, it was -not- like a too sweet, infused candy stick. It was a subtle taste. It had an easy draw, a good amount of smoke, good flavor, and it burned razor sharp, as Bryan says.
Made this lamp last weekend. I like how it turned out.
Fan-freaking-tastic idea! Looks great man.
What cigar would you recommend for a first time cigar smoker, I still want the full experience of a good quality cigar though?
Padron, Arturo Fuente, My father cigars, Alec Bradley. Illusione.
Those are GREAT manufacturers to start with!!
Honestly, go for something by Drew Estates, preferably something in their Acid line. These are usually a good beginner cigar, in that they have a good flavor profile, but aren’t overpowering in any way. Whatever you do, don’t go snag up a 30 dollar God of Fire and base your cigar opinion on something of that quality without a base of what you know you do, and do not like.
I would avoid Acid, they are flavored cigars. Smoke a real cigar. Try an Arturo Fuente with Cameroon wrapper.
Acid Kuba Kuba is a popular choice. maybe rocky Patel vintage 1999 Connecticut
Jeff, Let me ask this, how do you do with nicotine? If you don’t currently smoke any kind of tobacco product I would suggest starting out mild and working up. You don’t want to get a really fine cigar that will knock you out and send you packing… and yacking. I would start with a Montecristo #2. That is a fantastic cigar for both the novice and seasoned cigar smoker. It is mild-med. The #2 is always my suggestion for a first time smoker. Can I get an amen anyone?
Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some CAO La Traviata Cigars in the UK? Thanks
A quick web search turned up this place. I have no idea if they’re any good.
Thanks, I have seen this before however seeing as I’ve never had it before I did not want to buy in bulk
looking forward to see who’s selected for the great cigar stuff give aways… concerning the summer of fun donation drive!
Looking forward to a review of Arutro Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R5?
I love the Magnums!!!
I agree, this has been one of my new fav from AF. The Hemmingway and the Don Carlos series have been favorites for some time, but I find myself passing those up for the Rosado Suns… sooooo good!
When is the next CO Live?!?!?!
Table 36 peacemaker (the judge)
My palate is not as good as Bryan’s, so these are my thoughts
I trimmed most of the “broom bristles”. First light with the filler only was earthy & leather. Once I got to the wrapper it added creaminess, and there is a hint of spice.
Draw is loose
Good description. Sounds like an ok smoke. I don’t mind a simple blend as long as it is enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.
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Pic. Though… it is correct on my computer
I thought I would share my Wineador that I made.
I bought the wine refrigerator at Lowes for $179. It a 18 bottle capacity cooler that was rather narrow, but wasn’t to intrusive.
It was wide enough on the inside to allow me to put a Churchill size cigar sideways (7″).
I made the shelves out of Spanish Cedar just wide enough to fit into the groves and slide in and out easily (7 1/2″).
I used wooden dowels to cradle the cigars and allow great air flow.
I chose this Wine Cooler because of the highest temp. setting at 66 deg. And it was easily available locally. It’s made by Frigidaire. It keeps a perfect 70% RH without any assistance.
Thermoelectric cooling doesn’t reek havoc on humidity control.
I hope you enjoy my efforts as much as I have. I needed a solution for South Central Florida storage. We keep our house at the 80 deg. temp during the summer and I couldn’t store cigars without the worry of mold creeping in. This was the best investment I’ve made in my hubby of cigar enjoyment.
Just to let everyone know this is my wineador. I don’t know why it named me as a guest.
Will Bryan be going to IPCPR this year?
I’ve answer this multiple times no.
Famous smoke shop wharehouse, only $17 million in cigars.
Is this from a tour, I assume? Curious what they have the humidity set at in the warehouse?
Kinda a tour. I was in their store attached to the warehouse. They asked if I wanted to see it. I said yes. You can’t tell from the photos how deep it went. It was big! They showed us the humidity, but I don’t recall. I got the stick from the humidor store which was different controls. I’m not sure why it was dry, I didn’t have that problem before at this store. Cigars International is just down the road. I normally go there.
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Fun with uploading. I had problems at first also. Still run into a little glitch occasionally.
View to the right:
Left didn’t load and right is the left? I’m having issues uploading?
I have a question for Bryan or anyone out there who may have tried this. I recently saw a video on YouTube called “Three Matches” from an editor of CA. He relates a story of lighting a cigar with three matches BEFORE cutting it. I tried this once and the cutter felt like it was going into a mushy tar ball. The draw was very, very tight, which I attributed to the lighting method since this type of cigar had never had this problem in the past. Has anyone tried this, and how did it work out for you? I am reluctant to try it again and risk one of my beauties, but it sounds like an interesting method if you have a lot of time.
It’s just really slow toasting. Yet another industry fable about what you ‘should’ do. Smoke as you wish.
Never heard of that. Sounds odd and cumbersome, eh? Got a link to the video?
They remind me of Star Trek: TNG. Picard and Number 1
Well, I don’t get your Star Trek reference here, but I’ve seen that 3 matches video before.. some time ago. I forgot. I don’t have an opportunity to try that since my only smoking option is on a patio at a Vets Hall and it’s usually too breezy. I’ll have to try that at a B&M when I go on vacation back to the states.
I had tried it in the past. I haven’t noticed a difference. People have rituals when it comes to enjoying the cigar experience
My buster busted!
D’oh… Did you just put some masking tape on it and keep going?
The draw was actually doable. It did take a hit, but I plowed threw it and as soon as the line was within 1/8 inch from the end of the crack, it was back to normal.
For the gel lovers. Thanks to Byran for the tip. A $4 bag of beads at Michael’s and a $1 mini-shaker jar from Wally-world (screw on lid has holes) A lot better than $10 for a Humicare jar.
for whatever reason, pics don’t want to upload from my iphone
Get a computer. That’s what I use. 😀
probably not for keeping your humidifier @ 70% RH… Oh, you meant the pictures, upload thing… :p
I’m now at the facebook group, u should get there also!
Garret howare u brother?
Raz my friend! I have been concerned about you. With all the fighting going on between Hamas and the IDF. Blessings Raz. Glad to see you back.
Brother thank u for your support, im ok thank God.. How r u feel brother?
Very good, work is a bit stressful right now, but my family is amazing. I’m very b blessed. Are you close to any of the fighting?
Yes, i have 3-4 red color alert in my city each day, i have 20 sec to run to the bomb shelter, its hard mann..
Yesterday i was taking a shit then suddenly i heard a red color, i stayd in the bathroom, and pray to God, hehehe it was funny and stressful in the same time..
I hope that we destroys hamas..
“Why can’t we all just get along?” – Jack NIcholson, Mars Attacks
Raz my brother, this is sad times for sure. I hope and pray for the evil that is behind hamas is destroyed. Also praying for you and your family.
Thank u brother!
Enjoying a house blend 20 minutes in Las Vegas at La Casa Cigar, Detriot.
Never heard of these. How was it?
It was ok. It’s one of their house blends. Not worth the price.
A Stadivarius for appetizers.
Tonight, after work at midnight, I’ll be firing up a Romeo y Julieta HAVOC. I also brought along, for just in case, a Bucanero Full Sail and a San Cristobal Revelation. I’ll probably be pairing these up with some Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. Got my iPhone music player and a Monster iClarity HD bluetooth speaker for a little Joe Bonamassa channel on Pandora and maybe a little Joe Satriani channel. Counting down the minutes…75, 74, 73 ….
what is sad is the lack of knowledge of the legendary guitarists. Satriani, Townshend, Duane Allman, Robert Johnson, Vaughan, Hendrix, Clapton, Santana. Even guys like Chet Atkins, Pete Seagar and Cat Stevens. Enjoy it my friend.
Does anyone know when the next CO live is?
Fuente by the fire? Don’t mind if I dizzle
I fired up a classic last night. The Macanudo Cafe. First time in years I’ve had one. Nothing special. In fact, I realize now how one-dimensional it is. Mostly, I just get a soapy, car-seat leather flavor.
Anyone have a God of Fire they’d be willing to trade?
RyJ to celebrate the (finally) finish of my deck stain.
Nice. I’m a fan of the RyJ’s.
Nice man, feels good to get that done.
I really do not understand the whole big ring gauge craze. I don’t smoke anything above a 54. All of the people I’ve seen have been old men, and the guys who are younger like me, like the smaller sizes.
At first I was a big ring gauge kinda guy. And I still like some big ring gauge cigars, the Camacho Coyolar Puro Titan comes to mind. But, now I tend to pass over bigger ring gauge cigars and go for robustos and toros and corona gordas.
I read somewhere that it’s a macho thing and also that the cigar companies make a lot more money with the bigger ring gauges.
Oh, and I’m an old guy.
One of the few CAO’s I like.
Good Cuban food, good company, and a fine cigar.
…and number 2…
Yay, just won a CO lottery item!
Same here. Pretty stoked.
Twas running a bit low… $64.00 run at my local b&m.
Kristoff Sumatra Lancero… De-flipping-licious
I have yet to try a Kristoff. Yet another cigar to spend some money on! 😉
My first Bunker Buster from a couple of weeks ago with a little Duvel. Good stuff.
(This last weekend I smoked another Bunker Buster and it started out ok, but in the last third it just started unraveling like crazy. It was a good smoke up until then.)
Some recent, pretty good smokes… 😉
I have yet to have a four kicks or a Diesel. what should I try?
Uh…. both of course! 😉
The label in this photo is from a Diesel Delirium. It’s a big cigar. I’ve smoked a couple and thought they were good. The Diesel Unlimited is a good choice. And I like the Diesel Hair of the Dog.
I don’t specifically remember the Four Kicks profile. I think I smoked that one when some other people were around and had some big, loud conversation going on about … uh… I don’t even remember. It must have been something important, like the minimal selection of items at the AAFES store or it might have been about which direction the wind sock was pointing out by the runway.
Ben, I hope we get to smoke together some day, you’re as corny as I am! When you coming back stateside?
These Zino’s pack a punch!
Camping with the wifey on our own island. Late night smoke after a long day of fishing & eating. The pic is the best I could do. Pitch dark, campfire, flashlight.
Nice! How was the weather?
Fantastic weather, thanks. Northern MN. Great weekend.
Awesome! I live in Woodbury, MN. You?
Crazy… I live in Forest Lake with the fam. We will be at the drive in theater in Woodbury tonight. I need the lowdown on local cigar clubs. Any ideas? I haven’t taken the time yet to search the intergooglewebs.
ya the googlewidehiway isn’t very good at finding the good spots in the twin cities. Since you’re going to be in Woodbury, you should just hop accross the river into Hudson and find Smokedale. WI only pays .50 cents a stick for taxes so they’re super cheap. No lounge though. Stogies on Grand and Perfect Ash are the two spots that are clean and well kept.
I’ve been to SoG. Nice place. Kinda pricey. Thanks for the tip on Hudson. I’ll check it out.
Hi everybody. I’m new to non-cubans . May I ask some question about Arturo Fuente’s cigars?
About AF Anejo , is it worth to try every sizes of this series? Never smoke any of them before so I’m going to buy 2 sticks of every sizes, but I wonder if the flavors and tastes of each sizes have significant differences?
Thank you very much.
I’ve only tried one. I think it was the #46. It was very nice. Not overpowering, and I enjoyed it. I got a lot of espresso flavors. Almost a burned coffee bean flavor toward the end of the stick. From what I’ve heard, the larger ring gauges are also nice.
Thanks for your reply. very helpful opinion .
May I ask if you smoked a new stick or an aged stick?
Not sure about the age. It was a gift from a coworker, and smoked immediately
Thanks for your reply. I think I should order some more for aging
I’m not sure I can say I’ve had them all, but I’ve had many of them… every one has been incredible. Some are a bit different in profile, but you’ll always get that very distinct Anejo flavor from that incredible wrapper.
Thanks for your helpful opinion. I gonna order them today.
Can’t wait to smoke them!
Just a report. Finally my AFs arrived, hope that they worth the price.
I really liked this one. Good smoke for $3. This is the only time I can remember getting a distinct flavor of canned peaches from a smoke (in the first inch). It combined with cinnamon and cream later in the stick, finished with a mild aged tobacco and roasted nut flavor. I agree with Bryan when he said it started to get really dry flavors toward the end. It is fun to try a smoke and then watch the review from Bryan to see if my take is similar, or if my palate is just a mess.
I agree, this is a fantastic $3 cigar! I’m a tournament Bass angler and will often take some of these on the trail.
Dude, you’re killin me… You live nearby, you are an avid cigar smoker, and a fisherman? Next thing is, you’ll tell me you love to play poker. Another friend who I haven’t seen in about a year is also a pro angler in the area. I am an obsessed angler, but only fished one tournament, years ago. Might be time for a Twin-Cities CO sponsored meet and greet.
Me thinks that is a no brainer! To clarify, I fish the ABA weekend series as a non-boater. I work as a Network Engineer in Vadnais Heights. email me your contact info and we will connect for sure!
Hey… I smoked one of these last night. Didn’t have as good an experience, though. It started unraveling on me from the initial cut. I still smoked it down to about and inch and a half.
Mine did not cut well either, but I was able to keep it from unraveling. Mine was a really soft pack, but tons of smoke, and I enjoyed the flavors. Other than the poor construction, did you like it?
“I still smoked it down to about an inch and a half.”
I thought it was good, but the distraction of the construction was very annoying.
Bryan, what in your opinion was the best box of cigars on the fundraiser list?
For me it would be a toss up between the Bucanero Full Sail Maduro and the Cordoba & Morales 19th Hole. Both are fantastic and I would grab for one any time.
Got my bucaneros in today. Really excited to try them in a few days.
Last night’s combo. One of my favorite beers, but it turns out, not one of my favorite cigars. Can’t win em all.
totally agree, that Gurkha isn’t even a yard gar.
My heart hurts… just got these today from CI
Mmmm look at all that plume 😉 Just prepping you for what they say lol
Yep, all that yummy aged plume! I’m curious if they’ll really go there. Would be sad considering these could make someone sick!
What a bummer. All that anticipation, like a kid at Christmas, waiting to open the box. The inside of the box is covered with mold. Christmas ruined… Santa isn’t real. Hopefully CI doesn’t give you the runaround.
Little Pepin Robusto action.
I’ve had a couple of these. And the last one I had was one of those times when you just look down at it and say…. Hey, this is a good cigar.
Thanks again @Bryan Glynn
Thank YOU! Enjoy!
What brand is that? I can’t quite make out the logo.
A. Turrent Puro Corojo in toro.
Anyone have an experience of receiving moldy cigars? What did you do and how was it handled by the retailer? I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus… kinda regret mentioning the retailer earlier. For me, it has been 24 hours and still no response to my issue. I’ll keep you posted.
CI made it right without a battle of mold vs plume. The CSR asked me to describe the “mold” and how much there was and where it was located. She then asked if I would like a return or an exchange. She said if I chose exchange they would be sure that it was a good box with no mold. I chose exchange and I’ll let ya’ll know how that turns out. She was kind and apologetic and said the new box would be on it’s way with express shipping.
Do you have to pay to return ship the moldy ones?
Nope, sent me a shipping label via email.
In my experience, CI / cbid has good customer service.
Anybody ever had a, One Shot Kill Cigar by OSOK. If so,was wondering what you think of it I have not seen a review by Bryan about it.
Haven’t had one. But I have read that they are good…
I’m out in the Pacific west of Hawaii. It’s about 7:30PM on Sunday. The sky is mostly clear. The Super Moon is awesome! Too bad I’m at work until midnight. If it’s still big and bright and clear at midnight I’ll have to stop in at the patio of my local watering hole and have a seegar.
Sounds like a great way to close out a long day.
Got off work at midnight and passed by the ol’ watering hole since there were several bicycles and a couple of golf carts there. I don’t like to stop in when there are drunk people there I don’t know. 😉
So, I went back down at 1:00am and most people were leaving, except just a few friends.
By 2:00am everybody was gone and I grabbed a chair and sat out and looked up at the big, bright full moon. As the clouds passed by, it looked like they were passing behind the moon…. it was that full and bright.
While I was there, from about 1:00am until 4:00am, I smoked a Four Kicks, a Bucanero Full Sail, and a Herrera Esteli. All were very good smokes. Of all 3 of those, the Four Kicks was the best… tonight. But they were all good.
Chow Hall opens at 6:00………..
Nice man! Any of those tropical storms headed your way?
I saw 3 the other day on this loop:
But, they were all north of here, one over by Japan, on just north east of here, and the other over by Hawaii. There is another one moving north of Hawaii now. And nothing with a defined eye at the moment.
I have a Humidi-Fresh Cigar humidifier I would like to sell. $250 shipped. 1 gallon reservoir. It comes with wicks, but suggest removing those and using beads in the reservoir. email me if interested, taking offers.
Hi I was just wondering what is a good dark maduro stick that wont give me a very bad buzz?
Kristoff Sumatra, rocky Patel 1992’s, Fuente Hemingway short story.
Got back from a camping trip with the kids and look what Santa brought me. Thanks again Bryan.
you care to share,lol
I plan on it… you’d have to be in MN to get in on this.
I know a guy…
Are winners chossen out of random or looking for specific answers or lenght in the contest?
Assuming you mean the weekly contests, it’s random, chosen by rafflecopter.
I should pay more attention and be more diligent when I order cigars. But I get them and chuck them into the humidor or tupperdor or coolidor,.. wherever I have space at the time. And I buy from 3 or 4 places and sometimes forget exactly what I ordered and, when it comes to samplers… wait, where did that come from and what were the contents?!
Anyway, tonight I smoked a Perla Del Mar from a sampler. It was mild but very tasty! It was like a 6 x 52 or so, sorta boxed pressed… and it lasted for over an hour and a half! Gotta try some more of those.
dude… looks like people figured out how good these are. what one did you have?
Must have been the G. It was part of a sampler and I can’t find a link to that back over at Famous.
Looking for some advice!
I am going to Italy in a month, and was wondering if any of you guys had suggestions on which cubans to try? I like Padron 64’s, Liga 9’s to give you an idea of my flavor profile. Thanks!!!
Wish I could help out, and I wish I had more experience with cubans. I bought a few on my honeymoon cruise back in 98. If memory serves, it was Punch cigars that I had. Very nice. Enjoy the trip.
H. Upmann, Bolivar and Partagas. Those would align with your dark rich flavors more. That being said a Padron is as every bit good as any Cuban. But Cubans do have a unique profile and oilyness you don’t find in most “domestics.” Cohiba will fall inline with a Monte #2 but with a little more strength… and a bigger price tag. I would stick with the 3 I recommend and make sure to find a reputable shop and not a street vendor as they will see a drooling American looking for the forbidden fruit. Have a great trip man. Let us know how it goes.
Thanks for your advice!
After a 14 hour day at the office, I was excited to find my new Perfect Cutter waiting for me. Gotta test it out, too. Earned it!
I like mine. First heard about it in one of Bryan’s videos. Got it not longer after that.
A good buy.
Hey guys, I’m looking for a box of CAO Sopranos Boss’. Let me know if you see any. Thanks
The Las Calaveras I had last night was the best cigar I’ve smoked in a while. After that I had a Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial. Another very good cigar.
It was like having a good steak and then a tasty dessert.
If I could find anybody that still has the Las Calaveras in stock I’d go for a box.
My new Fuente cap.. and, uh.. me. 😀
Good Morning from VA.
That there’s a fat 5. 😉 And what, iced coffee?
So apparently, Smoke-Inn find themselves in hot water after creating and emailing about their “Robin Williams Tribute Sampler”. There was such an uproar that they decided to remove the sampler, and send an apology email. Even after a sincere apology, I read posts (in other places) from people saying they will NEVER order from SI again. How ’bout some forgiveness, people? At the very least, how ’bout some grown-up behavior? They screwed up, they realize it, they apologized. The end. I have not ordered from them before, but this will not keep me from giving them business. Thoughts…?
The way I see it, sure you can call it a “tribute,” but no matter how much you’re honestly wanting to pay homage, it’s still using a celebrity tragedy for gain… dick move. That being said, I agree, they owned it and apologized, as long as this isn’t a pattern, I have no issues giving them my business again.
I got the email, but never saw the sampler. Even if I had seen it, I would have probably just shrugged and carried on. I’ll still buy from them.
I only got the apology email. It seems that they often offer samplers with some gimmick based on whats going on in the news and Robin Williams is everywhere. I don’t think it was meant to offend anyone but these days you have to be real careful what you say. People love blowing things out of proportion. Personally I think the media should just let the guy rest in peace. Perhaps they should boycott some media outlets that are offering the latest “news” on his illness. Aren’t they making money off of tragedy as well? I have purchased from Smoke Inn in the past and will again, they have great service and have had some great microblends.
Just got this in the mail recently. Cigar Snob Magazine.
I like it so far.
Hi,everyone.I’ve ordered some Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro from internet.
Please see the pictures.
They are Maduro Medius 6 & Maduro Imperator(2 sticks of each).
Imperators that I received are both maduro with no doubt,but the Medius 6s are using different cigar bands and name tag didn’t mention they are maduros.
Also their wrapper is not as dark as Imperators,
Did the shop gave me wrong product, or they are just using earlier version of package?
Just a report.
Finally, wrong sticks and waiting for refund.
Thank you guys and happy smoking.
You should call customer service wherever you bought them to get clarification. I haven’t had either one of those, but I do have some vitola of the AB Tempus… forget which one. Haven’t smoked one in a while though.
Neg, not sure if there was a mix up or not, but I can tell you that all of those cigars are very very good.
A few of the latest treats I’ve had. RP A tray was a disappointment.
So… they sent you a new, non-fuzzed-out box of coffins?
Yep, these were all good
So the A Tray is not recommended?
Hard to say at this point. I’m going to let them simmer down as they seem to be on the wetter side of humid. The box and coffins had sap on them… so perhaps that contributed to the 1st box being “too” wet and why these smoked wet. I’ll give the rest a good 4-6 months in the hummi.
Just placed an order with Smoke Inn:
– Camacho Ecuador Toro
– My Father La Antiguedad Robusto
– Jericho Hill LBV
– San Lotano Oval Maduro Toro
All of them are 5 packs. Never had these before, except I’ve had a San Lotano, but I can’t recall which vitola it was.
Tubo tragedy !!
I just sent an email to customer service at cbid. (They have always taken good care of me in the past.) I also had 5 of these in Churchill tubos and stored them all together in a tupperdor at 66% humidity. The Churchills are fine, no mold. The photo is the Romeo y Julieta Clemenceau Tubos.
Another view for your mold detection knowledge… 😉
Bummer man, what a pain… But it happens
Any news on hearing back?
Yes. They are sending me a replacement order. I live on the edge of tomorrow near the distant sunset…. 😉 …. so it takes about 14 days to get mail. Should be here any time now.
Recluse Amadeus… Yummmy
It’s a samplerpalooza!
Man… I’m a little concerned now. I recently got a new credit card number because the credit card company notified me of some unusual charges… that turned out to be fraudulent. So I get a new card with a new number. I added it to my paypal account and used that maybe once.
But then I went to Smoke Inn and… when I tried to pay with PayPal, PayPal did not give me the option to use the credit card. So I cancelled that and went back to Smoke Inn and entered the credit card number directly. Now I have some unknown charge of $99 to some place I’ve never heard of. And my credit card is once again cancelled and I have to wait for another card. It seems like the previous problem was after I placed an order with Smoke Inn and used the credit card instead of PayPal.
I just don’t know quite what to think at this point…
Smoke Inn got me, I never use Debit card and the one time I did was with them and 3 days later, bam. Was able to get all but $10.00 back. I just now got my new debit.
Interesting. I can’t definitely say that it was directly related to Smoke Inn. But it seems so. And I’m sure Smoke Inn isn’t doing anything. But, maybe somebody associated there is doing some nefarious stuff. I’ll be holding off, unfortunately, from making any purchases for a while to see if this next card gets compromised. Maybe it’s an issue at PayPal. ?? Who knows.
Edit: Oh, well, I guess that wouldn’t be the case for you though, using your debit card instead of PayPal.
So I talked with smokeinn, they have checked all their stuff and say all is secure.
As proprietor of Smoke Inn I wanted to address this issue.
I completely understand the frustration and concern in this situation. I can tell you that the security of our site is tested and verified daily by McAfee & Go Daddy (you can click on their links on the lower right corner of our homepage to verify). All processing for our site is done by Eprocessing and we are always PCI compliant. We never receive your information. It is handled by Eprocessing and all we get is an approval or decline.
Your security is important to you, understandably, and your concerns are real. We process thousands of transactions weekly and at this time, there is no sign of an epidemic. I have contacted Eprocessing to see if there had been any reported issues on their end and there was none.
I am fairly confident that this is a coincidence that sooner or later will be revealed.
Until then I hope you were at least happy with the service and products you received from us.
I truly apologize for the inconvenience you have gone through and hope you find a resolution in the very near future. In the meantime, to ease your concerns, if we can be of service, please contact Israel, our Director of Sales. He will personally attend to any needs you have and orders can be placed directly with him, bypassing the website.
If I can ever be of service, please do not hesitate to contact me personally.
Smoke Inn, LLC.
1030 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Thanks Abe. I’ve bought some good cigars from Smoke Inn. The best was the Las Calaveras 754. Kicking myself for not buying a box.
Finishing up my wineador shelves. Drawers are up next.
I’m cigar high right now
Just bought a box of 10 Churchill sized. $44.10 stole em.
WHAT THE BALLS?!?!?! where?
What’s your email I’ll share the secret.
firstname.lastname@example.org Also, you’re awesome!!!
I went a different route and got some Padrons instead. But yes, worked like a champ, Thank you!
I’d also be interested in the secret, email@example.com
Sent. Let me know if you get it to work.
New cigar tonight
What’s the verdict? I have some of those on the way.
Im impressed with this Camacho. its has a creamy texture. Its a hour and a half stick
Just got this little gem of a sampler. $18.65 – shipped. Happy!
That La Harencia Cubana… is so good it makes me angry. It makes me want to punch baby seals in the face.
I’ll check ebay for a good price on a baby seal before I fire that one up 😛
Plural… you’ll need a flock, herd or gaggle.
I had an LHC Core last night! Very good. And… didn’t punch anything or anybody in the face. But, I did kill a spider a few days ago!
Eeeaaasssyyy big fella… 😀
My first Partagas 1845. I have to admit, this one was kinda strong for me. Got a bit buzzed in the last 1/3rd.
Yeppers, this one will kick some ass. Do you know the orange trick?
I do not. Please share.
If you know you’re going in for a strong Cigar, eat an orange. 10 or so minutes prior. It’s all about blood sugar. People will react differently, but for many, fruits high in sugar work very well. Better than pop (high fructose) or other sweeteners.
Thanks, I’ll give that a shot.
Seems these need a couple month resting time. The longer the better.
So I am curious, has anyone else had fraud charges after ordering from Smokeinn?
Your security is important to you, understandably, and your concerns are real. We process thousands of transactions weekly and at this time, there are no signs of an epidemic. I have contacted Eprocessing to see if there had been any reported issues on their end and there was none.
Thanks Abe your customer service and product care/ shipping are top notch. I spoke with Israel this morning and look forward to continued business with Smokeinn.
Wineador Drawers are complete. Making my own instead of buying them online worked out nicely.
Beautiful. Well done.
Really sharp man, I wish I had the tools and know how.
Wow those are really professional looking great job!!
Nice.. and gravity defying… 😉
I know there are a lot of Gurkha haters out there, but last night I smoked a Park Avenue Maduro. The first time I’ve had one of those. It was very good. After that I lit up a Centurian. I like those too.
I am a big fan of the Park Avenue line… the Centurians not so much. Both the Connecticut and the Maduro are very good.
Traffic really sucks… So this should help.
Kristoff Kristania. Meh.
Can’t post pic from phone. Cigar still sucks.
thats a bummer! Every Kristoff I’ve had has been unique and good. But even fuente has their turds.
Got my Smoke Inn order today.
– Camacho Ecuador Toro
– My Father La Antiguedad Robusto
– Jericho Hill LBV
– San Lotano Oval Maduro Toro
Happy smoking to follow . . .
Oh my father
Also watching my Vikings wreck some Tennessee arse!
NFC North prediction
Green Bay 11-5
Ha! Good luck with that. Go Pack!
Mark my words, the Vikings will shock the WORLD!!! THE WORLD!
Meh . . .
And I don’t see a cigar in the photo.
Vikings looking legit in the pre-season, hope it means business in the regular! Go Vikes!
Labor Day! Ok, everybody back to work. A day of labor, right? 😉
Well, I’m working anyway. Somebody’s gotta watch the blinky lights and listen for the beepy things. 😀
Edit: Oh, I’m a day early. But. I’m working right through until Thursday anyway.
At the cabin having a diesel by the fire… Doesn’t get much better than this!
Had a question, What are peoples opinions on the alternative cigars from JRCigars.com? I keep hearing different things, and would value some input from people who have ordered from there. Do they taste the same, burn well, etc? Worth the savings? Thanks,
Can you provide a link to the cigars in question? There are some Jr exclusives that I adore…
Mostly the alternatives in general. I’m confused on what these are exactly. Are they bought from the different companies, and just sold under different bands/names? Or are they made by different companies entirely to try and copy the taste?
I cannot speak to those… For the price, may be worth a try.
Haven’t ordered anything from JRCigars in a long, long time. So, no help here.
Where would you recommend ordering from online?
Well, lessee, I order from cigarbid, cigars international, smoke inn, and famous smokes. I’ve also gone to felix assouline cigars and blanco cigars and bucanero cigars. And I’m sure there are lots of others that people around here use.
How do you like the freefall option at Cigarbid?
It can be good, especially with 10 packs.
But, if you open up CI at the same time and compare prices, the freefall sometimes starts out at higher than you can get it for retail on the fivers. Then it just depends on how far down it freefalls to see if it’s a good deal.
My Labor Day cigar, last night at midnight after work, was a Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Crusader. Somebody messed up planning the 4th of July fireworks display this year, so we are having fireworks tonight. I’ll be working, but I’ll be able to see them out the back door and across the lagoon. Then after work, well, it’ll be Sept 2nd, but I’m taking along a My Father La Antiquedad.
Cordoba & Morales… Not sure if I should smoke it or rub it on my face!
Rub it on a baby seal’s face.
So, what’s the story then? Taste like face cream?
Bryan and his guest smoked a couple of C&M cigars in the recent CO Live. I started looking for them online… I guess they are only available at walk in stores.
. . . or unless you get a box for free!
You sure didn’t look very hard. I guess all those website links right on their page are imaginary 😉 http://cnmcigars.com/retailers
D’oh… I saw that, but just didn’t see the ‘website’ links in my quick little search the other day… One of those couldn’t see the forest for all the trees things.
Thanks for setting me straight.
And, just an aside, there are no local B&Ms near me… I’m on Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands.
Very excited to try all of these!
Cool….. and a Nine lancero…
Yeah, I was really happy to find the Nine Lancero at a good price for a single.
Great cigar, great coffee and great company
Had that lighter for a while, have you? 😀
(assuming that’s a lighter)
That Xikar has been amazing for 3 years.
Is that the Unlimited Maduro?
it was indeed! I went through a box of em in no time. Very good.
Thought it looked familiar. Just picked up a box of the d.6’s myself. Scrumptious bastards. I’m in Wisconsin and have to smoke inside this time of year… I’m halfway down a Ruination as I type this… man its like a cloud dropped in my living room!
where ya at in WI? St. Paul, MN here.
So where ya do your smoking in winter?
There are 2 cigar clubs here that I go to. Otherwise I have 2 friends that have heated garages. I don’t have an indoor man cave… YET. Hopefully when my bride and I have an empty nest, I’ll be able to make a smoking room.
San Cristobal Revelation. I LOVE this cigar!
Big +1 on that…
oops . . .
It was kinda dark on the patio see and it was about 3:30 o’clock AM in the morning see…
been there… haha! it’s funny though.
Cello on / Cello off – solved
From cigar aficionado:
“Go ahead and remove that cellophane.
Cellophane is a moisture barrier. It keeps humidity out as well as sealing it in, but not
perfectly. Its primary purpose is to protect the fragile wrapper of the cigar
when you buy it. The cellophane should be removed to let the cigars maintain
their proper humidity and to allow them to age properly.
This “cello on, cello off” conundrum is our most popular question by far, and we don’t expect
that to change.
So is there ever a time to leave cigars in cellophane? Sure. If you like to take cigars with you for a night of dinner and drinks, and you don’t own a cigar case, keep at least a few in cellophane and choose those when you head out. The cellophane will give the cigars an extra layer of protection in your jacket pocket. Note that the cigars will dry out, even in
cellophane, after a day or so outside a humidor.”
Man!! I’m gonna be busy in the humidor tonight!
Whoever wrote that must not have a cabinet humidor, a coolerdor, and 2 tupperdors…
Before you take off all that cello, consider this. Over many years I have found that cutting the cello at the foot and leaving the rest on allows the cigars to acclimate thru the foot over a couple weeks , deters ballooning and cracking of the wrappers when they acclimate too quickly, and prevents damage when you’re rotating them.
To celebrate the Vikings 1st huge victory in gonna have a stradivaius! Shock the world… The world!
So.. did that thing play you a lullabye and put you to sleep?
The notes that came from this were nothing short of a symphony of heavenly wonder! Had one?
Nope. Not yet.
Some nerd gave this to me, thanks brotha!
Absolutely! Hope you enjoyed it!!
My fave is about to attack this
Oh, I have some of those down in the belly of my tupperdor or coolerdor somewhere.
I’ll hafta dig one out soon.
How was it? I’ve got one in the humi.
I think it attacked my face more than the other way around. It started out med/full and by the end it was full. Flavors of earth, cedar with just a hint of pepper. Not as spicy as the lancero was, but very very good.
Camacho Diploma. Very nice. Some of the flavor notes remind me of the Undercrown. Not as much smoke output, but solid. Also, a very slow burner.
Last night… Only smoked the CLE 2012 Corojo and the Torano Colosseum. That CLE was very good and lasted for just about an hour and a half. It sort of had a bulge in the middle. I think that was my first one of those. Oh, and it looks a little spotty since I grabbed it with beer can sweat on my fingers. 😉
I’ve had a couple of the Colosseums.. and this one was as good as the others. It also lasted over an hour and smoked very good.
I have 2 of the Colosseum in my humi. Excited to try it. I’ve heard it’s pretty strong… Is that the case?
I think the Colosseum is pretty potent, but certainly not overpowering.
Just my opinion.
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.
With Gurkha, yes. Very inconsistent in my experience (limited as it may be).
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.
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!
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
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?
Hmmm… maybe Cigars International? I’m international, but… we have a US Post Office.
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.
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.
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.
Here it is again for link averse people. heheh…
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
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.
I really enjoyed the Ramon Bueso Genesis: The Project.
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.
This Melanio was phenomenal. Thanks, Garret!
most welcome my friend, glad I was able to enjoy it with ya!
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.)
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 !
He answered on CO Live early on if anyone wants to check it out
So… will iOS 8.0 make your cigars smoke better? Is there an app for that?
Ha! Doubtful. Smoke what you love, no matter what the band says!
Beep beep… Hello?? Is anybody out there?
99% of people use the Facebook group linked above.
Check. Joined that. Don’t use facebook much, but .. i can adapt… a little.
I gave up FB 2 years ago… been thinking about it though.
I signed up just to do a technical discussion with a guy not long ago. I don’t accept friend requests and I don’t put my life story out there and all my personal details.
Is the cigar lottery a thing of the past? Will that be happening again?
Can i get the Link to the 10 cigars for 10 dollars?
so I live where it is constantly like 80% humidity. do I need to keep my cigars in a sealed container?
Yes, that is too humid. You want to keep them between 65-72% RH (relative humidity) and 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
okay thanks for the info
I’d rather not see this forum die… I know I haven’t been doing my part lately, but damn, it just about up and died! Lets get this thing going.
Gotta go with the 99% man – FB is where the action is for the group This is here for those that don’t like it…but this gets 5 posts a week and that gets 500, no exaggeration.
Stayin’ alive… I’m still here… But I have also been assimilated. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. D’oh…..
At least here, if you post something, it won’t run run off the ‘front page’ within seconds of posting it. 😀
So I have multiple humidors. And this summer I have battled beetles and then mold. I’ve decide to move all of my cigars into a wineadoor. It has wood shelves but not spanish cedar. If I am using heartfeld beads for humidity do I need to worry about not having spanish cedar?
I have some tupperdors and a coolidor and a Verona cabinet humidor. I reckon you don’t really need Spanish cedar in a wineador, but it couldn’t hurt… for the nice aroma when you open it, if nothing else.
Spanish Cedar has many benefits for humidor use. It is the preferred choice because it accepts and gives off humidity and has a natural anti microbial. That being said, over humidification will result in mold no matter the choice of wood.
Bucanero . . . very tastyf.
This Hoyo is so yummy
I like me some HdM…
Haven’t had one of those yet. I hear there’s a cayenne pepper kick on the head… or is that.. to the head? 😉
there is indeed quite the cayenne kick, on the tip and infused throughout. Its a fun cigar, after the kick is gone, it’s an average cigar.
Purple and yellow . . .
Hello everyone, I’m new to the CO forum, and a new smoker also. I’ve been smoking cigars for a couple of months now and I absolutely love it. Thank you Bryan for this website and the youtube channel, it’s been really helpful.
Bought these as a gift for a friend, but now I want to try them, any feedback on those?
Haven’t had either of those. Send me a couple and I’ll see how they are.
those are 2 ultra premium sticks. I have had several Opus’, but can’t say I’ve had either of those. What I can tell you in general about the Opus line is; They are very strong, spicy and a unique flavor profile. The Opus wrapper is by far, my favorite. For a novice smoker, these could be a both a strength assault and or too complicated flavor profile. Hard to say, But, If money is truly no object, try em and please let us know how it goes. Or as Ben said, you can sure send those to us and we’d be happy to let you know how there were ;).
Thanks garret, guess I’ll try them later on when I’m more experienced with cigars. I could send them to you but I live in the Dominican Republic, shipping from here is really expensive and these cigars are really expensive too.
we are totally kidding about sending them to us. Eduardo, also make sure you are keeping them in proper storage. If you have questions about that, please ask. Most Americans don’t even see one of those sticks, let alone get the opportunity to try one. May I ask what you paid for them?
Thanks again garret, I already gave them to my friend but yeah, he has a humidor. Anyways I bought a small humi myself and followed Bryan’s advice on how to properly season it before putting my cigars in it. I paid nearly $30 each. I might be going to FL next month maybe I’ll take some, they’re easy to get here, I live a minute away from arturo fuente cigar club in santo domingo and I can just go and buy them
Those are around 50-70 a stick in the states. If you happen to have some when you’re stateside, I’d pay you 35 ea plus shipping.
Sure, I’ll let you know if I go. Wow that’s expensive, I can get a Cohiba Behike here for that price, but not really interested in trying them yet.
I’d take an Opus over a Cohiba any day. But, Cohiba’s are fantastic as well. Just prefer the Opus line. Thanks Eduardo, I look forward to chatting with you more here.
Sure, anytime. I also look forward to it, I’ve got a lot to learn from you guys. I’ll upload a picture of my new humi, Its a really small 15 capacity but enough for me at the moment. I have no hygrometer yet ( I want to buy a digital one) and just the standard oasis that came with it. I’m really scared of ruining my cigars because of the high temperatures and humidity here in DR. I also put a small humidity pack I got from fuente with my last purchase just as a backup. Any advice or suggestions?
Been traveling. Over 6,000 miles of flying in 2 hops. Rest up tonight and drive another hundred miles tomorrow… Vacationing is fun.
Safe travels my friend. Are you stateside?
Yep. In Texas. And I’m all out of whack. Flew into DFW airport at about 5:20am. Was supposed to drive out to the folks place, but I was really tired. So checked into a Hyatt House and they let me check in EARLY. Very nice of them. Got in bed by about 9:30am and woke up around 4:00pm. Gonna take a couple of days to get in the groove.
So, it’s been 4 days now and no cigars. I’m visiting my folks and there’s no smoking here. Next week, however, going to the big city and herf with friends.
(Hey, I’m rediscovering my taste buds. 😉
Brought along some travelgars…
Edit: bleh, kinda fuzzy… oh well.
Good evenig guy, can someone give me the link forthe 10 cigars for $10. I looked inthe facebook group and dont seem to locate it. Much appriciated
Question, I keep my humidors in my basement and the temp will get into the high 50s low 60s. I plan on throwing in some boveda packs to keep the RH around 68-70%. Should I be concerned with the temp drop or will it be good with the RH being stable?
drastic changes can affect the wrapper, you should try to keep them somewere else
I think low temps are not too much to worry about. Your range there doesn’t seem that big. Just my opinion. I think your cigars will be happy around that RH.
I’m no expert, but I play one in my mind’s TV. 😉
Living in Minnesota, I’m all too familiar with temp and humidity changes. If you take a cigar that has been kept in the lower temp range and you smoke it in a higher temp range, then you will explode your cigar. The reverse is also true. 60’s isn’t terrible, but not recommended. The RH helps, but if you read the instructions for the bovida packs, they too have an effective temp range.
JDN lancero excited to see how the Connecticut blends into the Maduro
So.. how did it go?? And what did you smoke after the grillin’?
The change was amazing! It went from a smooth sweet nutty flavor to a blast of black pepper and leather. A fantastic cigar if you get the chance. After a Ribeye, I had a Oliva Serie V Maduro. And it melted my face. A top 5 for me.
Three more days smoke free. Then off to cigar wonder land!! See my travelgars somewhere below here.
What are ya gonna start with? That Padron looks mighty tasty!
Well, Saturday is the cookout with 4 or 5 other people. We’ll smoke some of the other cigars and drink some old cheap ale, like Duvel and Chimay, and then I’m going back over Sunday and just me and my good friend will smoke the Padrons along with some Westvleteren… http://www.westvleteren12.com/
Oughta be good!
Thought I’d show you guys my fridgidor.
I thought you said you were running low on cigars… 😉
This is low for me… I only have about 30 sticks in my aging tray. That is the tray that I keep cigars for over a year. I do have a few other boxes, but I want to grow my aging tray. Little by little. I’m at about 200 sticks at the moment.
Have you considered turning those sticks in the lower left sdeways and putting your cigars on them, rather than on the floor of the fridgidor? Just curious. Maybe it doesn’t make a difference.
Those are my yard gars, the ones that have split or cracked…. or someone thought to buy me a really good swisher… silly autocorrect… really good was supposed to say ass water.
The new El Ray Del Mundo. It’s very good… Unique. Smooth, and dirty.
I want to try one of those, but only the cubans are available here.
Dang the bad luck . . . 😉
Maybe I’ll find them someday, I’ll try the cuban rey del mundo in the meanwhile.
Hate that when it doesn’t attach
Happened to me,,, but it eventually shows up here. You can still click the link.
Poof… there it is…
Good Evening everyone.
Hey Jerry, how the heck are you?
Hehehe.. ‘everyone’ is just me and Garret and a couple other guys….
Padron doesn’t make one bad cigar
Never tried a pardon, I look forward to it, but they’re so expensive here. Anyways I might be going to the US next week if you’re still interested in the cigars, you can contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp 809-707-5424
Perdomo event in nj
Nick Perdomo likes using a punch and likes smaller ring gauges, but….market demands likes bigger ring gauges
Smoking vintage 12 years barrel aged Connecticut Churchhill
Put these up over on FB . . .
On my vacation.. the previous photo is a Padron I smoked at a local B&M. Awesone good cigar. These are cigars I purchased while there. That Quick Draw on the right was a freebie from a rep that was at the B&M. It’s supposed to be a powerhouse!
one of the best cigars in the world IMO.
I didn’t want it to end….
Enjoying a Oliva serie V melanio
Good cigar there…
No cigar tonight, but these were good . . .
Had some of this on my chicken tonight…. I need a snow cone on my ass please
They don’t call it Butt Pucker for nuthin’.. eh?
And this is to take my mind off the acid that is trying to burn my rectum
My first claro . . . It was very good.
I just had one of these last weekend. Fantastic Cigar!
Mine was a robusto. My friend’s was a toro, I think. His just would not hardly smoke. He chucked it and grabbed a Padron from his humidor. He bought 2 of each, so the other 2 will sit in his humidor for a while.
This just in . .
I’ve had one of those Alec Bradley Maxx Brazils before and it was pretty good. Thought I would try some more. Also there is Jericho Hill OSB, My Father Le Bijou 1922 toro, Nica Rustica, a box Legado de Pepin toro, and some Graycliff Casillero Privadas toro. I’ve read mixed reviews on the Casilleros, so I’ll just have to let ’em rest for a while and find out for myself.
Lots of toro there. 😀
Ben, The key to those graycliffs is to let em sit for a few months. That shaggy footed beast is very very good. Nice collection there sir.
This cohiba comadore is the “jay-z” cigar. Could care less about jigga man these days, my hats off to him for bringing the hip hop game to the next level when he came out in the 90’s. As far as his cigar goes… Amazing. It is a great balance of med-full flavors that produce notes of leather, Cedar and earthy goodness. Perfect draw and burn. If they weren’t so expressive, I’d buy a box.
Blanco Nine Lancero. Yummy!
that is a fantastic cigar!
Just ordered a box of these from Famous-Smoke. Everybody says – fantastic smoke… so… we’ll see. 😀
Missed the entry period, but thought I’d share it with you guys
Looks like me Garret. Good work homie.
Got a dress box of Tatuaje Jekyll 7, anybody interested in buying let me know
Does anyone know if that 10 cigars for $1o deal is still up or any changes to the selection?
I saw that again over at the facebook CO page a few days ago and I think it was still going. Did a quick look over there, and didn’t find the link… but it’s there somewhere.
It’s in the group – and to others please don’t post it on the website.
I died a little when I finished this cigar.
I was wondering if anyone have any cigar rappers/tags that you could send to me! I love to collect cigar tags. I want to make a giant project with them.
I Have been wanting a looking for the LAS CALAVERAS cigar. Would you be willing to trade a few sticks for it or I could buy some from you. Let me know,what you think.
They’re available here:
Sorry, I don’t do trades and stuff.
Thanks, but I’m not interested in buying a entire box of them. I only wanted two or three sticks, if you change your mind please let me know.
I’m at a remote army base in the pacific ocean and it takes a long time for mail to come and go, so it’s just better if I don’t get involved. Also, it’s a bit of an OPSEC thing not to give out my address.
I under stand, I do was in the military and was overseas for many years, so I’m well how long it takes for mail, maybe when your state side one day
I’ve heard great things about that cigar. Enjoy!
My recent stuffs
Nice. I do’t have that Asylum, but I recently got some… toro size I think. Also got a five pack of the Joya Reds. Haven’t burned one of those yet either. Oh.. The Reds are in my photos below.
Eart to Garret. Earth to Garret. Take your protein pills and put your helmet on. Oh wait, that’s something else… How was the Joya Red? I’ve seen people comparing them to the JdN Antano’s, but they were very mild.
Ha! Ben… yes, Planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can doooooooo. I have been in space lately. Though I’m smoking less due to the weather (was -8 F yesterday) I am still buying them. The Red was fantastic! I highly recommend it.
Had some fun Friday night . . . Out of those, the best was the Tatuaje Cojonu 2012. But, they were all good.
More recent fun . . . That Fonseca was gifted to me. Tight draw at first, but evened out and was very good. I finished off that RP Royale with my hemostats! And, although I have had a couple of the La Jugada Prietos, this one was exceptional. The JH and AM were good, as usual. And I didn’t get around to that CAO Extreme. Of the other 3, that Illusione cg:4 was the highlight that day. Cheers…
Ben, we have the same pallet I think. Some great smokes there. Enjoy!
When did Bryan start disabling the comment sections on his yt vids?
Anyone else notice that?
Don’t assume things. I didn’t. YouTube is doing maint. A lot of people can’t see any comments right now including me.
Good to know.
Was worried maybe some clowns were making the comments area an unfriendly place and forced your hand.
I was watching, and laughing, at the roof demo vid and was gonna ask when you planned on the new gazebo and everything being done but it said comments disabled. Checked a few other vids, same thing.
Glad it’s just a temporary yt thing.
Yes, and it’s only on mobile BTW.
Bryan I don’t have trouble seeing can’t post gives me post failed
So CA just named the Oliva Serie V Melanio Figuardo the 2014 COTY with a 96 rating.
Won’t say I’m surprised, just had one in robusto yesterday. Probably burned through 10 or so of them since buying 2 boxes from CI recently.
Still like the regular V in the double robusto just a smidge better tho.
Thoughts on the Melanio snagging the top spot this year according to CA?
how long does the flavoring in a infused cigar last when stored in a humidor?
I have no personal experience with true aging of infused cigars… mostly because infused cigars, for the most part are seen as taboo for most cigar aficionados (aka snobs). No judgement here though. Let us know how it goes!
im not talking about aging here sorry for the confusion. i dont keep them but my girlfriend does. she bought a box of oliveros flavored cigars as while ago im thinking like 6 months maybe. she keeps them in a humi i seasoned for her. i was going to ask at the live show but i forgot. i was just wondering how long the flavor in these cigars will last. i know aging flavored cigars makes them less flavorfull. id just like a time period of when they become normal cigars so she doesnt waste her box
I have ordered cigars from the US in the past, and these are usually packed in zip-lock bags, without Boveda inside. Is this ok, when it takes approximately 2 weeks before I have these in Norway?
I’m a little worried that it will dry out.
Boxes are shipped in original packaging, without any extra plastic.
I live in the Marshall Islands. It usually takes right at 2 weeks, give or take a day. I haven’t had any issues. Of course, then I let them rest up in the humidor for a while.
I have been watching these Diesel cigar reviews by Brian.. and getting very interested in them. The price seems crazy affordable. Are they as good as they seem?
All of the Diesels I have tried were good. But, dang, it’s been a while since I smoked one. I’ll have to dig into my stash and grab one before long. I think I’ve had the Unholy Cocktail, the Unlimited, the Delirium, and something else. I forget.
And interestingly, I just came to the website to go check out the Unlimted video.
Of course, YMMV. Pick some up and check ’em out.
I regularly smoke many A J Fernandez blends including most of the Diesels.
My favorite Diesel is the Unlimited in belicoso. For some reason all the diesels taste better to me in that shape. You might want to check out some of his other blends as well. He does blending for many other labels besides his own.
Ps. I wish Brian would mention blender names of the ones he knows in his reviews.
When I am able to, I use the blender as the starting point for selecting new cigars
I want to try.
Great advice. Thank you Tye. I had no idea about the blender. Great to know for future buys!
I highly recommend the Unholy Cocktail. I always have some in the humi. Consistently flavorful and well constructed.
Just felt like postin’ a photo of some of last week’s cigars…
How was that Full Sail? I have yet to smoke that one.
It was very good. Easy draw, lotta smoke, great flavor.
And although I can still taste the difference between cigars, and I can generally tell when the flavor is transitioning or just staying consistent, I have yet to develop the ability to say it was like nutmeg and cinder blocks with hints of boysenberry… 😉
Garrett.. still out there?
Where is the best place to get cigars online ? I have heard a lot of bad things about the most popular online smoke shop that I don’t want to go through the hassle .
Cigarsinternational.com cigarbid.com http://www.famous-smoke.com/
and yes… never go to the one that starts with a T and ends in hompsoncigar
seriouscigars.com is great and tampahumidor.com i like a lot.
I like cigars international I think they have the best prices and never had a shipping problem
Question….I was wondering if sizes of the same cigar really matter as far as the flavors in the stick. For example if you smoke a toro compared to a robusto will the flavor transitions be the same in the robusto but just shorter time periods of said flavor the toro, chruchill, etc. And vice versa ..thanks guys
There’s no rule it completely depends on how they were blended.
I personally have found shapes and sizes quite often can taste different…just about all the big 60’s I’ve tried (no more!) tasted like a mire ghost of it’s .. robusto/belicoso x 54 selves. sometimes the flavors are actually different too. On the discounting side of my observations, I can say there maybe some psychological attribute to my statements…as I do like some shapes of the same cigar/dia. better than others… :~))
Ps I wish Bryan would mention in his reviews..when he knows…the name of the blender…
To me, that fact quite often is a great indicator that I’ll have a good chance of liking a cigar for the
The first time….Bryan’s reviews are also a very good indicator for my tastes…
And i like the famous smoke because of thier daily deals and their website is mobile device friendly
Holt’s has some really nice looking specials. Especially that Catalog special called The Four Horsemen (as I recall) if that is still available.
Just posting up some recent stuff again … I’m trying to take a week off from smoking and drinking again. It’s been two days. Probably won’t make it past tonight though. 😉
Ben, I’m alive… Going through a rough patch in life at the moment. But I’m surviving and the cigars help 😉 thanks for checking in on me. Here are some of my recent victims.
Photo from last week. Only the Maxx didn’t blow my skirt up. 😉 Maybe more rest will fix that.
Agreed… The Maxx Brazil is ho humm, a good gulf cigar. I have yet to have a below average Tatuaje or Buccanero.
Tonight’s possibilities . . .
Ohhhhhh, look at how dark that blanco is!?!?!? Due tell how it was.
Garret, here’s what I posted up over at facebook:
OK.. so.. just got home a little while ago. Started off with that Blanco. Right off the bat it had an excellent taste. I had to touch it up a couple of times and it burned just a little wonky for a bit.. but that in no way detracted from the smoking or the flavor. As a matter of fact… the taste was awesome. And the retrohale had a very pleasant taste! Very nice! Then I lit up that Ninja. The taste was a lot different than the Blanco, but I really like its flavor. And, as usual, the Ninja smoked effortlessly and put out a ton of smoke from the foot. While I was smoking it, around 2:00am, there was an alarm over at the fire station, which is close by… but it wasn’t the Ninja… it was just a drill. Then I fired up that El Triunfador. It was kinda similar to the Ninja in taste. And it also smoked easy, tasted good, and was very good…. but I sorta got tired of smoking by then and put it down with about an inch and a half to go. All in all… a good cigar night.
Does anybody know of a good web-site to buy Humidors..
I got My Verona from Cheap Humidors. http://www.cheaphumidors.com.
Is it just me, or did Bryan post a video a couple of days ago exposing a re-banded cigar. He posted a video on YouTube about it. It was supposedly a Blanco he got from C.I. Maybe i’m just crazy, but there is no sign of it here or on YouTube.
Lou, Your not crazy, something must have happened because the video was taken off both C.O and Y.T as well as the other video’s of bogus cigars in a heart-beat . I would love to know what happened myself and why those video’s were deleted so quickly. I inquired about a cigar posted by some-one on FB and he said try C.I and that’s when i told him about the issue with bogus cigars with C.I and i went to send him the video B.G posted and it was gone. So either C.I cleaned up their act or they might have threatened with a lawsuit. I really don’t know what happened and i shouldn’t speculate what might have happened but it’s sure seems very strange all the video’s were pulled so fast.
Seems the truth may have actually hurt, hit a nerve, and elicited a response.
Hopefully, If there was a bit of dramas about things, there was an opportunity for
Bryan to ask for lubricant first……but I’m hoping it didn’t go down like that.
All I know is – BG is radio silent, and life without our daily hit of CO and the man himself is not a good thing.
One of my assumptions was right Lou. I won’t say which one out of respect to Bryan but use simple logic and you should know which one it was.
BG – Know that the vast majority of your viewers have your back………never mess with a BOTL. Hope your OK mate.
Hello all, new to CO.com and I’m hoping you guys can help. I have always bought cigars just 1 or 2 at a time but have just purchased my first humidor (25-50 count) and am looking for a good sampler pack to get it started. Like Bryan, I too, prefer more flavor than strength…love a good medium body cigar…what are your recommendations? Thanks in advance for your help!
You may want to consider CO’s sampler pack that Smoke-inn sells…its 8 cigars for under 60. all very good IMO.
The CO FF is slow . . . 😉
How’ve ya been Ben?
Hey Garret. Same ol’, same ol’ out here. Except that the building A/C has been out for three days. Kinda warm and humid in the room.
Here’s a recent rearrangement to one of My Verona drawers after getting in some Blancos.
oops, I tried to delete that sideways photo
Hi, just wondering, did I get booted or is https://www.facebook.com/groups/cigarobsession/ just no longer there? Miss the group. Thanks
All you kept doing is spamming facebook contest shares and I told you to stop, you didn’t. That’s not what the group is for and no one else does it.