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

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  • Ben Smith

    Had some fun Friday night . . . Out of those, the best was the Tatuaje Cojonu 2012. But, they were all good.

  • Ben Smith

    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…

    • Garret Robinson

      Ben, we have the same pallet I think. Some great smokes there. Enjoy!

  • 1RememberMe

    When did Bryan start disabling the comment sections on his yt vids?

    Anyone else notice that?

    • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      Don’t assume things. I didn’t. YouTube is doing maint. A lot of people can’t see any comments right now including me.

      • 1RememberMe

        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.

        • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

          Yes, and it’s only on mobile BTW.

      • Wayne Plata

        Bryan I don’t have trouble seeing can’t post gives me post failed

  • 1RememberMe

    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?

  • rexpepper123

    how long does the flavoring in a infused cigar last when stored in a humidor?

    • Garret Robinson

      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!

      • rexpepper123

        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

  • alfe

    Hey guys!

    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.

    • Ben Smith

      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.

  • Kevin Hawkins

    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?

    • Ben Smith

      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.

    • Tye

      Hi Kevin…

      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.

      Cheers,

      Tye

      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.

      • Kevin Hawkins

        Great advice. Thank you Tye. I had no idea about the blender. Great to know for future buys!

    • angsolo

      I highly recommend the Unholy Cocktail. I always have some in the humi. Consistently flavorful and well constructed.

  • Ben Smith

    Just felt like postin’ a photo of some of last week’s cigars…

    • Garret Robinson

      How was that Full Sail? I have yet to smoke that one.

      • Ben Smith

        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… 😉

      • Ben Smith

        Garrett.. still out there?

  • wisco1111

    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 .

    • Garret Robinson

      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

    • kellyj

      seriouscigars.com is great and tampahumidor.com i like a lot.

  • Wayne Plata

    I like cigars international I think they have the best prices and never had a shipping problem

  • Austin

    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

    • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      There’s no rule it completely depends on how they were blended.

    • Tye

      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… :~))

      Cheers!

      Tye

      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…

  • Austin

    And i like the famous smoke because of thier daily deals and their website is mobile device friendly

    • Ben Smith

      Holt’s has some really nice looking specials. Especially that Catalog special called The Four Horsemen (as I recall) if that is still available.

  • Ben Smith

    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. 😉
    .

  • Garret Robinson

    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.

  • Ben Smith

    Photo from last week. Only the Maxx didn’t blow my skirt up. 😉 Maybe more rest will fix that.

    • Garret Robinson

      Agreed… The Maxx Brazil is ho humm, a good gulf cigar. I have yet to have a below average Tatuaje or Buccanero.

  • Ben Smith

    Tonight’s possibilities . . .

    • Garret Robinson

      Ohhhhhh, look at how dark that blanco is!?!?!? Due tell how it was.

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • James Volpe

    Does anybody know of a good web-site to buy Humidors..

  • Lou Durocher

    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.

    • Greg Bellante

      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.

    • Siren_Jockey

      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.

    • Greg Bellante

      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.

    • Siren_Jockey

      BG – Know that the vast majority of your viewers have your back………never mess with a BOTL. Hope your OK mate.

  • Travis Yeomans

    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!

    -GA Dawg

    • Steven Michael Lari

      You may want to consider CO’s sampler pack that Smoke-inn sells…its 8 cigars for under 60. all very good IMO.

  • Ben Smith

    The CO FF is slow . . . 😉

  • Garret Robinson

    How’ve ya been Ben?

    • Ben Smith

      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

  • s5592c

    Hi, just wondering, did I get booted or is https://www.facebook.com/groups/cigarobsession/ just no longer there? Miss the group. Thanks

    • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      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.