Co Fans

by Bryan Glynn, May 7, 2014

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

    Image test – This is about to be published in an Italian Magazine – no joke :)

  • rockjock

    Clear acrylic sheet over a white sheet for the reflection?

  • Elijah Craig

    This format is new to me thus scary.

  • Elijah Craig

    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?

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

      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.

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

      You can set your avatar here https://disqus.com/home/welcome

      • Elijah Craig

        I edited my profile to use my facebook photo, but has not changed the avatar , I’ll never win the interweb. :(

  • Elijah Craig

    Also I posted these same questions on another page plz disregard those

  • thechase789

    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.

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

      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.

    • ea_man

      Echoing this, except for the Canada part – it’s Massachusetts instead.

  • UBB

    Greetings fellow BOTL!

  • Senor Perfecto

    FanForum link is redirecting me to here.

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

      That’s correct – you found it :)

      • Senor Perfecto

        Ah! Gotcha. I was thinking VBulletin forum 😉

  • PARTSCAGE

    hi from the bahamas

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

    So what are you guys using for your favorite cutter, or do you care?

    • Senor Perfecto

      Bite it & light it!

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

        Oh is that the new Ron Popeil way? lol

        • Senor Perfecto

          I think he might be dead?

      • Rex Stoops

        ala Clint Eastwood.

    • PAG

      Black-Ops 2-Finger (bottoms out kinds of like the Cuban Cutters) or a basic punch.

    • fiatster

      Perfect cutter for sure.

    • ncapoccia14

      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.

    • ea_man

      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.

    • Michael Kjeldgaard

      Just got my Adorini Steel cutter, stylish and very thin

    • Brady Burlsworth

      I switch between the perfect cutter and the Xikar Xi2

    • Dude Here

      Perfect cutter and the occasional v cut

    • Rex Stoops

      the CC 23 Perfect cut. I dont carry it and use a Sheepfoot blade on my Case knife when out.

    • Mats von Wowern

      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.

  • http://cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

    Mobile test Rockin a new CO shirt at Walmart :)

    • http://cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      Weird it rotated it. Something new to fix lol

    • Elijah Craig

      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?

      • http://cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

        Only at cigar shops and when I have time I’m always glad to talk cigars :)

  • Gary ruffier

    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

    • Elijah Craig

      Take apart an old pair of eye glasses

  • Elijah Craig

    Punch Cut first , then to CC perfect cutter

  • Elijah Craig

    It’s going to take me a week to learn this , pretty cool so far .

  • StarGazerBob

    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?

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

      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.

  • LV2HNT

    Like the new fan forum. Once every one figures it out there could be a lot of great info shared here.

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

      It should take off. I’m working with the company too, they are fixing a couple bugs right now :)

  • deuce26

    Yay. My avatar popped up. Success.

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

    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 :)

    • Brady Burlsworth

      A few of my favorites on my small desktop humidor

      • BradyBurlsworth

        I added it on my Disqus account too, I tried deleting this one but it just says “guest”

        • Elijah Craig

          Cool you got a profile picture. Did you sign in using your facebook account. ?

          • BradyBurlsworth

            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!

    • Elijah Craig

      How’s that live from Smoke Inn!! Upside down lol

      • Brady Burlsworth

        Elijah, I set up my avatar yesterday and it hasn’t shown up yet. Did you do anything to get it to show?

        • Elijah Craig

          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.

          • BradyBurlsworth

            Trying it now!

          • Guest

            I think I figured out why. You have to sign in using your Disqus account instead of logging in using cigarobsession, which uses WordPress

    • BradyBurlsworth

      A few of my favorites on my small desktop humidor

  • garret

    A recent little gem… twas delish CO t-shirt page in background.

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

      Congratulations, you win! email me your contact info! You get a 5-pack or a shirt, your choice!

  • deuce26

    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?

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

      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.

      • garret

        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.

  • kwazee5

    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!

  • kwazee5

    Umm I don’t think the pic attached in the below post, so here is my 2nd attempt

  • http://cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

    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.

    • Eric K

      winners

    • LV2HNT

      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.

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

        Perfect :)

    • http://batman-news.com Daniel Sink

      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.

      Thanks again.

      • LV2HNT

        Very Nice

      • Ben Smith

        Did you get a crick in your neck from smoking that thing straight up?
        Heheh… 😉

    • Guest

      Nub CT!

    • leahcim7001

      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.

      • leahcim7001

        With the pictures

      • leahcim7001

        With pictures

      • leahcim7001

        Third try

      • leahcim7001

        Fourth. Thanks for the help Bryan.

        • http://cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

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

    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!

    • viewer_tan

      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…..

    • ea_man

      Hi Bryan,

      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!

      EA

  • viewer_tan

    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.

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

      When I’ve said that, I was taking about a humidor 😉 Nice setup!

    • LV2HNT

      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

      • viewer_tan

        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.

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

    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.

  • LV2HNT

    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?

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

      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.

  • http://www.carloscardonafilms.com Carlos Cardona

    Bryan,

    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?

    -Carlos Cardona
    Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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

      Answering Viewer Questions – bottom left 😉

  • garret

    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.

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

      Doesn’t help overall, doesn’t hurt – it’s just personal preference and routine. Anything neutral is just fine to do. Butane, spills, matches.

  • stevesatch

    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.

  • garret

    This flower isn’t burning right….

  • viewer_tan

    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

    • BradyBurlsworth

      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.

  • the_donner

    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.

    • garret

      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.

      • the_donner

        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.

  • shall44mag

    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..

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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-
      http://www.famous-smoke.com/sao+paolo+humidor/item+19278

      My friend bought this humidor, and he is very pleased with it! :)

      Sorry for my bad english, i’m from israel hehehe 😀

    • LV2HNT

      HEY Shall44mag,
      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.
      http://www.cigarsinternational.com/humidors/39216/yukon-cherry-humidor/

      • shall44mag

        Spanish ceder lining and sure seal technology? If so I am interested..

        • LV2HNT

          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.

          • shall44mag

            Ok yes I would like to buy it, let me know..

          • LV2HNT

            Shall44mag… Drop me a email @ LV2HNT@aol.com We can set it up.

          • LV2HNT

            Contact me at LV2HNT@aol.com so you can get the humi…

    • ryanmo45

      Buy the Yukon from cigars international. Cheap and an excellent humidor

    • viewer_tan

      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.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Hey all!
    i’m smoking Liga UnderCrown Belicoso right now.
    If someone smokes a cigar at the moment, please say the brand and shape :)

    • ryanmo45

      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!

      • ryanmo45

        ….anyway, that’s what I am about to light up

        • Raz Amzaleg

          A great cigar! I love em..

  • LV2HNT

    Don’t forget guys and gals, CO Live will be on tonight. Make sure you set your watches.

  • ryanmo45

    How is my local shop selling anejo sharks for $13.00 a piece. Is he crazy!?! SCORE!

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Beautiful cigar and flavourful!! For 13$ you get much more than you pay :)

      • Ryanmo45

        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.

  • ryanmo45

    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?

    • ryanmo45

      Wait… Now I see them…I guess it just takes some lag time

  • deuce26

    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.

  • deuce26

    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.

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

      Always off the cuff

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

    Thanks all, for tuning in to CO Live tonight! Replay and contest will be up soon :)

  • LV2HNT

    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?

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

      I’ve done similar ideas. They get almost no participation its hard enough to get people to take a photo.

      • LV2HNT

        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.

  • viewer_tan

    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)

  • the_donner

    Question:
    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

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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 😉

    • garret

      Avo 858, Oliva serie G, Davidoff millennium, Montecristo white tubos and a Gurkha Grand Reserve Cognac. Let me know if you try these!

  • garret

    Here’s a video of my sweet winnings, Thx Bryan.Cigar obsession winner:

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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.

      • garret

        Thanks Raz! Where ya from?

        • Raz Amzaleg

          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..

          • garret

            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.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            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 :/

          • garret

            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.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Thank you very much brother!

  • Ben Smith

    A little late to the party, but here’s a photo of some recent cigar labels:
    bs_kwaj

    • Ben Smith

      Hmmm.. where’s my photo?

      • Ben Smith

        Trying again…

  • Ben Smith

    I’m doing ‘upload image’ and I see it here. But when I press ‘Post as ….’ It doesn’t show up.
    ???

    • Ben Smith

      Is there a minimum numbers of posts requirement before I can post a photo?

  • Ben Smith

    D’OH…. Now, there it is 3 times. Sorry.

    • Ben Smith

      It didn’t show up until after I logged out.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Hehehe, calm down dude..
      We can see the image man, nice picture man.. some great cigars !

      • Ben Smith

        All better now here in the clear light of day.

        😉

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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 :)

    • garret

      Chelsea fan!? Oh no! At least you’re not a Manchester fan.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Hehehe, i love Chelsea , this team are deep in my heart :)
        You fan of..?

        • garret

          Liverpool and west ham… Being in the states, we don’t have many premier league fans. But I am.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Liverpool deserved the premier peague title this season

          • garret

            Raz, that my friend is a true sportsmans attitude. A friend of mine thinks mu is always the champ.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Hehehe MU are bunch of lame players, worthless team without fergi

  • Ben Smith

    Gurkha Centurian. Taken before the contest came up.

  • garret

    The 1st Don Thomas that I’ve ever liked

    • Raz Amzaleg

      I absolutly hate Don Tomas! No matter the line, i hate those cigars! Young and grassy, yuck!

      • garret

        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.

        • Raz Amzaleg

          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..

  • Ben Smith

    Inner ash darker than outer ash, Tatuaje Fausto. A good smoke.

    • garret

      That cigar will make one vomit if one isn’t careful. But, yes very very good.

  • Ryanmo45

    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?

    • Ryanmo45

      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.

  • Ben Smith

    Recent happy acquisition from CI… The knife was a freebie.

  • garret

    Rolling with a JC

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Now that’s what i call’d a Cigar!!!

    • Ben Smith

      I’ve had the regular Diamond Crown and the Maximus, but not a Julius Caeser yet.
      Good stuff, I reckon…

      • garret

        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.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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 :)

    • garret

      Agreed! With a little age, those are a good strong yummy smoke.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        I have 3 more that i bougth in a 5 pack sale, those aged for 7-8 month, they are delicious!

        • Ryanmo45

          Love sancho panza. Great value

    • Ben Smith

      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.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        You should buy yourself a few

  • LV2HNT

    Shall44mag… Drop me a email @ LV2HNT@aol.com We can set The Humidor.

  • garret

    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.

    • garret

      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.

    • garret

      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.

    • Ben Smith

      Never heard of the FQ. More details?

      • garret

        COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Nicaragua

        WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano

        FILLER: Nicaraguan & Honduran Habano

        BINDER: Nicaraguan Habano

        VITOLA: Robusto

        SIZE: 5 X 50

  • Ben Smith

    One of my favorite cigars: JdN Antano Dark Corojo El Martillo. The little red band is from a JdN Antano 1970.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Great tasty smoke!

    • garret

      that is always a good smoke. big fan of just about anything out of the Esteli neighborhood.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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!

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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..

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

    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!

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Congratulations!

      • LV2HNT

        Thanks

    • garret

      Congrats! make sure to post pics or a video!

  • Ben Smith

    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.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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! :)

    • Raz Amzaleg

      What am i invisible or what dude..?

    • garret

      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.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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!

  • 987

    Anyone purchased bundles from miamicigarbundles.com? Any opinions on their product?

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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…

  • Ryanmo45

    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.

    • ea_man

      Just checked….nada. Will check again. Thanks for the tip, though.

    • garret

      Great find. That is a tasty treat indeed

  • garret

    Trying the Pressoir (never heard of it) one that Bryan included in the 5 pack. Will update.

    • garret

      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″.

      • garret

        15 min

  • garret

    Raz, email me garretrobinson@gmail.com want to run an idea by you.

  • garret

    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,

    G~

    • LV2HNT

      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…

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

        Thompson Sampler, coming up!

        • LV2HNT

          OUCH!!!! LOL

  • LV2HNT

    My after dinner mint if you will…. The draw seems real tight, but good flavor.

    • LV2HNT

      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 ) !

      • LV2HNT

        Changing gears to a Indian Tabac Natural.

      • garret

        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).

        • LV2HNT

          my mind wonders there too once in a while LOL

  • viewer_tan

    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.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      The Padron looks very dry, and the RyJ looks bit more oily.
      Very interesting that those cigars have a huge stems like that..

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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

    • viewer_tan

      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

  • garret

    Don’t mind if I dizzle

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Beautiful man!

      • Mats von Wowern

        What a sight!

  • garret

    And for dessert

  • hoveyar4

    Bryan,

    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!

    – Andrew

  • viewer_tan

    At CI in Bethlehem trying a Drew estates liga privada dirty rat
    And grab some edge counterfeit @ some perdomos

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Just Perfect!

    • Rod

      Another lucky cigar smoker, like me, who has CI as their local B&M.

      • viewer_tan

        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

        • Rod

          Only 20 minutes away for me. Their parking lot is too small. Did they leave a note?

        • garret

          Ouch! Man, that sucks.

    • Eddy13

      Very nice..
      I’m in NE Ohio and am very tempted to make the drive over to CI…

  • Ben Smith

    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…

    • viewer_tan

      Well said.

      Maybe the next cigar drive, Bryan can time it for around Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day

  • viewer_tan

    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

  • garret

    This was a fantastic lunchtime treat today

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Love the flavors that coming of this thing!
      Sweet nutmeg with a little bit of cinnamon, i love this cigar!

  • garret

    For diners main course, the Don.

  • Mats von Wowern

    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?

    • Thrash

      Watch the “how to build a coolidor” video at the bottom left to see how Bryan stores his boxes.

    • garret

      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.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Like garret and Thrash said, coolidor is a great idea, watch Bryan’s video about how to build

    • Mats von Wowern

      Thanks guys! I’ll check out the coolidor…. :-)

  • garret

    anyone up? watchya smokin? I’ve got a Drew Esate La Veija Habana. Too dark for a pic.

    • LV2HNT

      I am up and just finished a NUB Cameroon..

    • Ben Smith

      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!

  • garret

    Partagas serie D #4

  • garret

    Beautiful night in St. Paul, MN

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

    I’ll trade a T-shirt for one of the new OCC Man o wars, whoever wants to swap!

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

      Or I’ll trade a Padron 1964 for one

      • MorganGeo

        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. :)

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

          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!

      • Garret Robinson

        how bout a 26 natural #6 for a t-shirt?

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

          I just wanted the new AJ release but if I need something else specific I’ll put it up here in the future :)

  • DanielMcDonald

    Good Evening/Morning Folks. New to the cigar smoking world.

    • garret

      Good mornin, Welcome Daniel. Feel free to ask any questions, post pics… Look forward to hearing more about your cigaring!

  • Morgan Geoghagan

    My CO contest winnings came today!

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Garret Robinson

    Hey Bryan, I know you get really bored not doing much 😉 Any idea’s on the guystuff series?

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

      Hadn’t really thought about it. I used up all my good recipes lol! Any topic requests other than cooking?

      • Garret Robinson

        Lawncare, pest control, dog/puppy training, Happy wife happy life, gadgets/tools… Thats all I got for now. Anyone else?

        • Raz Amzaleg

          “Happy wife happy life” heheheheeheh, you just killed me dude!

  • Garret Robinson

    Anyone had the Frank Llaneza 1961

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Look very interesting man!

      What is the flavors like..?
      And what his price?

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

        • Raz Amzaleg

          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 :)

  • alfe

    What Padron should i go for if i want a smoke with no strength and medium to full body?

    • Thrash

      All the Padrons I know are pretty full in strength, but they are good!

      • Rod

        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.

    • Garret Robinson

      I agree with Thrash. Your best bet is a Padron 1926 35. It’s a little guy, great flavors but wont kill you.

      • alfe

        Sounds good :-) I see it comes i both maduro and natural.

        • Garret Robinson

          The natural will be somewhat milder.

  • Thrash

    Enjoying a nice Black Ops on a nice day.

  • Morgan Geoghagan

    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. :)

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Hey everyone, i have a question:
    What you prefer.. Cubans or others from arround the world, please answer and explain why..

    Thank you guys! :)

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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.

    • Rod

      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.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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

        • Rod

          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.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            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!

          • Garret Robinson

            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!

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Hehehehe, very well !!!

  • The_Donner

    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.

    • Garret Robinson

      The Padron 1926 35 Maduro. The 35 stands for 35 minutes. It’s in my Top 5 all time.

      • The_Donner

        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” 😉

    • Rod

      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.”

    • Morgan Geoghagan

      Just get what you like in corona size

    • Rod

      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.

  • Garret Robinson

    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

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Wtf man ?!?!

    • Ben Smith

      I put one of those in my shopping cart. Waiting for the shipping cost to come down.
      Heheh… 😉

  • Garret Robinson

    Alright guys… I have yet to smoke a 5 Vegas. Whats good?

    • Thrash

      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.

    • Ben Smith

      I like the Relic. Peppery.

  • Garret Robinson

    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!

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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..

  • Ben Smith

    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.

  • Garret Robinson

    Rocking a Gurkha Legend Churchill

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Good morning from israel! :)

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Good morning from israel!!! :)

    • Garret Robinson

      Great smoke… I shouldn’t even be up right now! It’s 2am. Can’t sleep.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Garret, I think its a time for A Padron… 😉

        • Ryanmo45

          Raz…it’s always time for a padron. Love the prensado too

          • Raz Amzaleg

            For sure !!!

  • Raz Amzaleg

    The most beautiful Flower in the world! Hehehe…

  • Antonis

    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

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Hey dude, i search for you in Google and i found this:
      http://www.gkatsafados.gr/nostos-cigars

      Never heard about them ..

      • Antonis

        Thanks dude!

        A buddy recommended them!

        If anyone knows where I can find them directly from Dominican Republic, your effort will be greatly appreciated!

        Thanks!

        *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
        taste.

  • Thrash

    Enjoying one of my favorites: La Perla Black Pearl Morado.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Wow ! Nice picture !

  • Garret Robinson

    Also enjoying a favorite. My Father in Lancero. With a master piece in progress in the background 😉

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Never try em in lancero, how it was?
      Great picture man :)

      • Garret Robinson

        Spicy, with notes of coffee. perfect burn. My favorite size in the my father series

        • Raz Amzaleg

          I love my father cigars, never try one in lancero, i wish i found them in that size, they very comment in israel

  • Garret Robinson

    Another fav. Añejo

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Love those!!! Enjoy it :)

  • Raz Amzaleg

    I love this triple maduro!!!

    • Garret Robinson

      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?

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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 :)

        • Raz Amzaleg

          And by the way, i cant wait to try the new Camacho Ecuador !!

          • Ryanmo45

            Not a big fan of camacho except for the Havana. I do want to try the 3x maduro though.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            You should try em ! You wont be dissapointed!

    • Ben Smith

      Smoked one of these tonight. Very good. After that I smoked a Rocky Patel Cargo. That’s another cigar that I like.

  • Garret Robinson

    I cannot find the new Room 101 The Payback cigars. Anyone see em anywhere?

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Question:

    How many cigars you guys smoke in 1 week ?
    I somewhere between 4-8 a week , and you guys ?

    • Thrash

      2-4 maybe. I had three in the last 24 hrs. But that’s not normal.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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.

        • Ryanmo45

          That’s awesome man. Those aren’t shit sticks either man.

    • viewer_tan

      1-2.

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

    • Ben Smith

      I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that it may stand to incriminate me.
      😉

  • Morgan Geoghagan

    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.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Bryan is a great man

    • Garret Robinson

      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!

  • Ryanmo45

    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.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Wow 4 years!
      I love AF Hemingway..

      • Garret Robinson

        the Hemingway series is my favorite everyday cigar. Great cigars!

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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!

    • Garret Robinson

      I have yet to find a Liga I don’t like. The undercrowns are very good!

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Yeah, great flavors! Very interesting

    • Ben Smith

      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.

    • Garret Robinson

      is that about the 7th floor? Just curious

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Hehehe, its actually a 11th floor, its a penthouse :)

    • ea_man

      They gifted you a box? What kind of order did you place?

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Hehehe its the website “Coupon”, i ordered 1500$ Cigars

        • Ben Smith

          And I thought I had a problem! 😉

          • Ben Smith

            Got 3 boxes in one day. From CI, CBID, and Bucanero

  • Garret Robinson

    Hey guys,
    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 – garretrobinson@gmail.com
    Raz- cocaine333powder@gmail.com (He admits his address is from a time when he was young and dumb)

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Lol, i really think so!

      Please contact us! We need you..

    • Garret Robinson

      Come on guys, lets get a few more to make this more awesome!

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Yeah! Come on guys! Its a great project that we have working on..

  • mike

    Hey Bryan, do you ever get a cigar that has a pepper zing to it?

  • Garret Robinson

    Love getting new treats at work. Excited to use the xikar cutter

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Woww , some good stuff :)

      • Garret Robinson

        Had one of those Trinidads over lunch today… YUM! first time in Lancero. That cutter is like butter!

        • Raz Amzaleg

          I never try to cut a cigar with this cutter, is it comfortable?

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            I should try them out, they look very cool too..

            Anyway, what is up with our idea ? :)

    • Ben Smith

      I placed an order with CI tonight. Getting one of those scissor cutters as a Freebie

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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 :)

    • Garret Robinson

      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!

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Lol, i can do what ever i want in work :)

  • Ben Smith

    On tap for tonight:

    • Ben Smith

      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?

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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 :)

    • Ben Smith

      What is it? Sorry, I can’t turn my laptop upside down right now.

      😉

      .

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Plasencia reserva organica, perfect construction! And a nice earth flavor with a peppery finish

        • Ben Smith

          Ah… Thanks for the info. I don’t see Placencia discussed very often.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            No problem mate, you should try one whenever you get a chance ..

    • Garret Robinson

      Ya, what is that…?

      • Raz Amzaleg

        ^^^

  • Garret Robinson

    About to throw down on this bad girl

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Great smoke! Enjoy my friend :)

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Lets burn some light maduro stick :)

  • Garret Robinson

    Getting my grill on

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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 :)

  • Garret Robinson

    Now at my fav smoke lounge working a serie V lancero.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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) ..

  • Tim G

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bryan Glenn….. Enjoy your Day

    • Garret Robinson

      Diito, happy bday my friend. Have a rock star day!

  • Garret Robinson

    Just lit up this guy

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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!!!

      • Garret Robinson

        Very spicy! This cigar was Soooo good. I highly recommend it!

  • Thrash

    Recluse Iconic at Central Cigar, St. Petersburg!

  • Garret Robinson

    A little Dunhill

    • Ben Smith

      I see in his review video that Bryan liked the cigar for the most part, but it had a bad draw. How was yours?

      • Garret Robinson

        perfect draw. Construction was as good as it gets with mine. Very flavorful without the strength.

  • Garret Robinson

    And for dessert

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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 ..

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Oh, i see in the right side of the picture a Blue label?
        You realy like the Garcia family, i too!

        • Garret Robinson

          I love the Garcia family cigars! It was hard to decide between the Garcia, or the Le Flor

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Its the same familia, they are great! And they fit great with Remi martin XO also, you should try this pairing, fit well!

          • Garret Robinson

            I would love to pair cigars with drinks like those, but, I am a recovering alcoholic. Sober for 19 years.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            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.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            And i dont mean to alcohol.

          • Garret Robinson

            no need for apologies man. I do not get offended easily. And like I said, I wish I could try different drinks with cigars.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Actually, a cold coffee is a great with cigars, u know the cold coffee in a can?

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            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

      • Garret Robinson

        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

  • Raz Amzaleg

    I hope that Bryan will forgive me for this bad picture, lol
    Lets have fun in the next hour&half 😉

    • Ben Smith

      Nice toenails. 😀

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Hehehehehehe its my girlfriend lol

    • Garret Robinson

      Talking about that peppin made you hungry for one huh? Great smoke!

      • Raz Amzaleg

        For sure man! Haha

  • Garret Robinson

    Little sun grown

  • Thrash

    Nestor Miranda doppelbok. I’m in the Dominican Republic smoking CI bought sticks from Nicaragua. Oh well!?

    • Thrash

      Yes, I watched Bryan’s “how to take better cell phone pictures” video. Now I know.

      • Garret Robinson

        Nice! Enjoy the DR Thrash.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Good morning guys :)

    • Garret Robinson

      Thats a big boy! Was that about 1 hour 1/2?

      • Raz Amzaleg

        1 hour 45-50 minutes, great mild smoke!!! I drank cold coffee in a can with it, it was very good :)

  • Ben Smith

    Just for fun . . . Elaine.

    • Ben Smith

      oops.. havin’ a little postin’ frenzy this evening… 😉
      I clicked to delete this, but it came back as Guest.

  • Ben Smith

    Just for fun . . . Elaine:

  • Guest

    I tryed it for the first time and I love it

    • Ben Smith

      Mmmm… Undercrown

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Great cigar, i have a box of 25 Undercrowns in Belicoso, great shape , i love belicoso

  • Nshan

    This is a good cigar

    • Ben Smith

      Looks tasty. What does that band say? Maxim?

    • Garret Robinson

      Never heard… how are they?

      • Ben Smith

        Let’s see… about $70 a five pack. :-O

        • Garret Robinson

          Ouch… are they worth that?

      • Nshan

        Its really good. I got it on sale for $10

  • Ben Smith

    From the last 4 nights….

  • Ben Smith

    Tonight’s line up…
    Camacho Maduro
    Leccia Luchador
    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. :-)

    • Garret Robinson

      That, my friend is a buffet of awesome! Enjoy!

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Great smokes! Enjoy

    • Garret Robinson

      Where ya from Ben?

      • Ben Smith

        I’m from Texas, but not in Texas currently.

  • Garret Robinson

    A smell of Cuba

    • Ben Smith

      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.

      • Garret Robinson

        They are all incredible. Highly recommend them, all of them.

        • Raz Amzaleg

          Should i light one of these right now ??? Talking about LADC mi amor makes me hungry, againn..

          • Garret Robinson

            Yes, we can virtually smoke together!

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Hehehehe lol, it must be a cool feeling smoke the same cigar in different places in the world dudeeee..

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Oh, great cigar, i should go to cuba for a vacation !! 😐

      • Garret Robinson

        I’ll meet ya there! I’ll have to go to Mexico or Argentina first, but I’m down!

  • Garret Robinson

    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?

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Cool!!! And where they gonna live in Jerusalem? Jerusalem is split to jews and arabs, but Shemtov sounds very familiar

      • Garret Robinson

        He’s Christian. His last name is Alabuni. His father owns a resturant here in St. Paul called Abu Nader. Best falafel around.

        • Raz Amzaleg

          You mean Paul Emile Botta St. ?

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Next to David Hamelech St.
            Or David the king St ?

          • Garret Robinson

            not sure… I’ll try to find out

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Ok my friend.

            Other thing, can you see the new post picture of my la aroma de cuba mi amor?

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Buen Dia 😉

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Can anyone see the picture?

      • Garret Robinson

        Yes! Great picture

        • Raz Amzaleg

          Thank you, i only see a white square

          Edit: i see it now, fixed :)

          • Raz Amzaleg

            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..

      • Ben Smith

        …ony if I stand on my head.

        😉
        .

    • Guest

      …only if I stand on my head.
      😉
      .

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Check out this fucking funny guy:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_JkFIcAgqOg

    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!!!

    • BradyBurlsworth

      This guy’s a member on the Facebook CO fan’s page, how’d you find this?

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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..

        • BradyBurlsworth

          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

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Lol, this dude smokes a padron, but does not taste shit.
            He only says Bryans words, he f***ing killing me..

          • BradyBurlsworth

            Oh I know. I could tell he was fake since he joined

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Reviewing a damn sauce, think he is something special, hhhehehehe lol

  • Garret Robinson

    For lunch today

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Great smoke, enjoy it my friend!

  • Garret Robinson

    Appetizer

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Here we go again…
      Lol

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Great smoke, Aging Room M21 Fortissimo

    • Garret Robinson

      I have yet to try this one. Tell me about it.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        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.

  • James Volpe

    Hello,
    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.

  • Garret Robinson

    PDR sun grown

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Beautiful!
      Shabat Shalom !
      Great weekend man

      • Garret Robinson

        Shabat Shalom brother. Thank you, you as well. Tonight, I’m smoking a Fuente Hemingway.

        • Raz Amzaleg

          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.

  • viewer_tan

    Day off and visited JR’s in whippany. Enjoyed a Foundry wells and burned my lower lip with hot pizza

    • Ben Smith

      Strange lookin’ cigar stick thingy, eh? 😉

      • viewer_tan

        That’s why I bought it. It caught my eye when I bought it at the JR Whippany a few months ago

  • Garret Robinson

    Yummmmy

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Greattt!

  • Thrash

    Enjoying an Undercrown in Denver

    • Ben Smith

      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.

  • Garret Robinson

    New treat for me

    • Raz Amzaleg

      You really dig for lanceros huh?
      What kind of cigar is that? Looking good..

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

        • Ben Smith

          CG ? I believe that there is a Cuenca y Blanco? :-)

          • Garret Robinson

            Yep, thank you for the correction!

        • Raz Amzaleg

          Oh, looks like a great flavorful cigar!

  • Raz Amzaleg

    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..

  • Devin Groves

    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

  • willigeo02

    Damn you Bryan…I’m hooked on Patron XO.LOL so good…Happy Fathers Day to all you dads…

    • Ben Smith

      So…. what’s a good cigar with the Patron XO?

      • willigeo02

        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.

  • Rod

    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
    70% beads.

    • Ben Smith

      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?

  • Ben Smith

    Just received my Smoke Inn order and dedicated a drawer in My Verona:
    .

  • Ben Smith

    Trying again. Smoke Inn order in My Verona:
    .

  • Garret Robinson

    Say what you will about victor Sinclair, these are the tastiest cigars for just over a dollar

    • Ben Smith

      Nice ash.

  • Garret Robinson

    And to be destroyed for dessert, a V… Nothing like sucking on a V

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Ohhh, cigar of heaven!
      Enjoy it my friend

  • Ben Smith
    • Garret Robinson

      Yeah… this would just blow. I signed it. I encourage all of you to fill out the form too.

  • Garret Robinson

    Going to explode with a little napalm

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Lol, how it was ? Flavor&construction?
      I’m sure you like it

      • Garret Robinson

        Strong and very well constructed. Flavors were earthy, leather with some pepper on the finish.

        • Ben Smith

          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…

  • Ben Smith

    The Beginner’s Selection 😉

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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 :)

      • Ben Smith

        If I ever get over to London, I’ll have to stop in and check it out.
        Nothing like that in the states.

    • Ben Smith

      Check out that plume at 2:19.

  • Ben Smith

    Won’t make me ‘Famous’, but just got these in. Three samplers and a box.
    .

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Ben Smith

    Don’t be scared.
    .

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Oh my god, this is not the Gimic cigar that Bryan tried couple a month ago?

      • Ben Smith

        Yes it is. I ordered them from CI before I saw his video. These will be fun to whip out in a crowd. 😀

        • Raz Amzaleg

          Heheheh lol, i imagine you sit with friends, and light up one of this bad boys! Its hilarious!!

    • Ben Smith

      I was 12 years old when that quarter was made. [insert old guy icon here]

  • Ben Smith

    Where do you buy your online cigars?
    For me:
    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

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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.

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

    • viewer_tan

      I drive to famous smoke, cigars international Bethlehem superstore & Jr cigars. Been to Holt’s in center city philly, nat Sherman in Manhattan

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • viewer_tan

    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.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Rocky Patel is kind of an arrogant and annoying, i love his cigars, hate the personallity

      • Ben Smith

        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… :-)

        • Raz Amzaleg

          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..

          • Ben Smith

            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. 😉

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Huhh, he is just sober 😀

          • Ben Smith

            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.

    • Ben Smith

      Now I have a crick in my neck… 😉

  • Garret Robinson

    Box of bunker busters can’t wait to throw down on these

    • Ben Smith

      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.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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.. !

  • Ben Smith

    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.
    .

  • Garret Robinson

    This was just given to me… Dlish

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Oh great smoke!

      • dasr1985

        These are great smokes for sure!

    • Ben Smith

      I smoked one of those just a couple of days ago. It was very good.

  • viewer_tan

    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

    • Ben Smith

      Don’t turn your phone sideways…

      😉 Sorry… J/K.. sorta. Heheh…

    • Ben Smith

      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.

      • viewer_tan

        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

        • Ben Smith

          Well… then maybe -do- turn your phone sideways. 😀
          (Note: I’m just kiddin’ around with ya.)

  • dasr1985

    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?

    • Ben Smith

      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. :-)

  • Garret Robinson

    Couldn’t wait

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Lol!!!
      How it was??

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

        • Raz Amzaleg

          I happy to hear that!

        • Ben Smith

          Got my 5 pack today. A few days rest in the Verona and then I’ll launch one.

    • James Volpe

      Glad You Enjoyed Them..

  • Raz Amzaleg

    The website has been changed or it just me..?
    i cannot enter my account :/

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

      You’re posting so obviously it’s fine – not sure what you mean.

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

      Oh I see – the new comment system is gone…ug – they just updated it obviously it broke…ok working on it

  • Thrash

    It looks like Bryan will not be getting his bike this summer. What happend to the donations?

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

      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 :)

      • Thrash

        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.

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

          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.

  • Garret Robinson

    World cup questionnaire. Are you guys watching? What team are you cheering for?

    • Thrash

      No. The Patriots.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      For sure i’m watching! I cheering for Belgium !
      Only because half of the team is Chelsea’s players :)
      I love chelsea !!!

    • Ben Smith

      Nope. Not a soccer guy.

  • Garret Robinson

    Rosado

    • Ben Smith

      Nice. Are you a trick bike rider?

      • Garret Robinson

        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! :)

  • brybill

    Awesome job on the YT playlists!

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

      Thanks!

  • Ben Smith

    Hey Bryan… (if you come back for a visit here) 😉

    Do you have some thoughts on cigars that have the TAA designation?

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

      Nothing comes to mind that sticks out

      • Ben Smith

        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. 😀

  • Rex Stoops

    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.

    • Ben Smith

      Sounds like a good deal. Never tried a Nestor Miranda. I think I have a couple coming in a different sampler.

  • Ben Smith

    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.

    • Ben Smith

      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.)

  • Garret Robinson

    It’s a Padron kinda night

    • Ben Smith

      Can’t go wrong with that, eh?

      • Garret Robinson

        Probably my #5ish favorite. Flawless construction and performance, and the flavors that are soo good and unique.

  • Ben Smith

    I wonder how many people are lurking here… versus the 5 or so of us that actually post something?

    • Garret Robinson

      I wonder the same thing!

    • Raz Amzaleg

      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..

      • Garret Robinson

        The problem I have with that is, I have given up on facebook.

  • Koach77

    lurk…. 😉

  • LigaPrivadaFan

    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.

    • Ben Smith

      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…

  • viewer_tan

    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

  • above

    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…

    • Ben Smith

      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.)

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

    • Thrash

      I’m in PA and started at 70, now I’m 65. No problems either one for me.

  • Garret Robinson

    A casano 18 And the world’s best rootbeer! For rootbeer lovers, this is a must try. And pairs very well with cigars.

    • Ben Smith

      Looks very tasty…

  • Ben Smith
    • Garret Robinson

      I’d love to go, but time away from work or family isn’t in the cards right now.

  • Ben Smith

    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
    .

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Ben Smith

    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
    .

  • Daniel

    Uh oh… Now I have to buy drawers and fill it.

    • Raz Amzaleg

      Omg where u get it !!??!??!

    • brian wool

      thats awesome… where you get it or did you make it?

      • Daniel

        Bought it scratch and dent style. Anyone else use a NewAir Winador? This is a 181-E.

    • Ben Smith

      Uh oh… Now you’ll have to start planning for a larger, cabinet humidor.
      Heheh… 😉

  • texaslobster

    Perfect timing have a Pienza cabinet enroute to Texas

  • Garret Robinson

    This little Zino is amazing

    • ryanmo45

      Garret, get your ass on the Facebook page brother!

      • Garret Robinson

        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!

  • Garret Robinson

    Happy 4th guys # Murika

  • Garret Robinson

    A gurhka cognac dipped

    • Ben Smith

      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’. 😉

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

        • Ben Smith

          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…

          • Ben Smith

            Looked in my Tubos drawer…
            .

  • Garret Robinson

    Engine engine #9

    • James Volpe

      Thats A good smoke,how did you like the Bunker’s?

      • Garret Robinson

        James, thanks man. Those are a fantastic cigar. It will be hard to ration that one for sure.

  • James Volpe

    Question to anyone who might know, if you smoke a cigar and dont smoke that offten. Will it show on a Tobacco Test.

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Thrash

    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.

  • Thrash

    This Eiroa by Christian Eiroa was good.

  • C Rob

    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!

  • Ben Smith

    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!
    .

    • Garret Robinson

      Nice man! How long does it take you to get cigars out there in BFE?

      • Ben Smith

        When Mercury is in retrograde… about 9 days. 😉
        But, usually, at least 2 weeks.

        .

  • Garret Robinson

    Just got these from Bryan, thank you sir! Can you tell me about this recluse?

  • Garret Robinson

    You filming something right now Bryan?

  • Garret Robinson

    Bunker Busters! So so good

    • Ben Smith

      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.

      😀

    • Ben Smith

      As I mentioned in another post, I smoked one of these a couple of days ago. It was very good.

  • Thrash

    Opus X at the Corona Cigar Co, Orlando

    • Garret Robinson

      That is a rock star cigar Thrash. Enjoy

      • Thrash

        My first one. I try not to get hooked on expensive cigars

        • Garret Robinson

          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!

          • Thrash

            It was good, but I was a little disappointed due to all the hype. I guess I expected more.

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

          • Thrash

            I really liked it, but it wasn’t the “best” cigar I ever had.

  • Ben Smith

    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 . . .

    • Garret Robinson

      Happy birthday brother. Enjoy your treats tonight. Perhaps I’ll light up a buster with ya!

    • Ben Smith

      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… 😀

  • Ben Smith

    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. :-)
    .

    • Thrash

      Not sure? Some of them are “super-infused” with Louis XIII cognac.

      • Garret Robinson

        I agree, but those are the gold wax… the silver was something else… I cannot remember.

        • Ben Smith

          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. :-)

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • Daniel

    Made this lamp last weekend. I like how it turned out.

    • Ben Smith

      Nice stack. :-)

    • Garret Robinson

      Fan-freaking-tastic idea! Looks great man.

  • Jeff

    What cigar would you recommend for a first time cigar smoker, I still want the full experience of a good quality cigar though?

    • kellyj

      Padron, Arturo Fuente, My father cigars, Alec Bradley. Illusione.
      Those are GREAT manufacturers to start with!!

    • Gage Story

      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.

    • Thrash

      I would avoid Acid, they are flavored cigars. Smoke a real cigar. Try an Arturo Fuente with Cameroon wrapper.

    • viewer_tan

      Acid Kuba Kuba is a popular choice. maybe rocky Patel vintage 1999 Connecticut

    • Garret Robinson

      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?

  • Richard

    Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some CAO La Traviata Cigars in the UK? Thanks

  • kellyj

    looking forward to see who’s selected for the great cigar stuff give aways… concerning the summer of fun donation drive!

  • hbelton

    Looking forward to a review of Arutro Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R5?

    • kellyj

      I love the Magnums!!!

    • Garret Robinson

      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!

  • C Rob

    When is the next CO Live?!?!?!

  • viewer_tan

    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

    • John Withem

      Good description. Sounds like an ok smoke. I don’t mind a simple blend as long as it is enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

    • viewer_tan

      Pic didn’t show… Now it’s double loading from the iPhone

    • viewer_tan

      Pic. Though… it is correct on my computer

  • Guest

    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.

    • John Withem

      Just to let everyone know this is my wineador. I don’t know why it named me as a guest.

  • tubamarc8891

    Will Bryan be going to IPCPR this year?

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

      I’ve answer this multiple times no.

  • Thrash

    Famous smoke shop wharehouse, only $17 million in cigars.

    • Ben Smith

      Is this from a tour, I assume? Curious what they have the humidity set at in the warehouse?

      • Thrash

        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.

  • Thrash

    The photo didn’t load. View left:

    • Ben Smith

      Fun with uploading. I had problems at first also. Still run into a little glitch occasionally.

  • Thrash

    View to the right:

  • Thrash

    Left didn’t load and right is the left? I’m having issues uploading?

  • Lapithicus

    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.

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

      It’s just really slow toasting. Yet another industry fable about what you ‘should’ do. Smoke as you wish.

    • Ben Smith

      Never heard of that. Sounds odd and cumbersome, eh? Got a link to the video?

      • viewer_tan

        They remind me of Star Trek: TNG. Picard and Number 1

        • Ben Smith

          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.

    • viewer_tan

      I had tried it in the past. I haven’t noticed a difference. People have rituals when it comes to enjoying the cigar experience

  • Garret Robinson

    My buster busted!

    • Ben Smith

      D’oh… Did you just put some masking tape on it and keep going?
      😉

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

  • viewer_tan

    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.

    • viewer_tan

      for whatever reason, pics don’t want to upload from my iphone

      • Ben Smith

        Get a computer. That’s what I use. 😀

        • Garret Robinson

          probably not for keeping your humidifier @ 70% RH… Oh, you meant the pictures, upload thing… :p

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Hey everyone!!
    I’m now at the facebook group, u should get there also!
    Garret howare u brother?

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Brother thank u for your support, im ok thank God.. How r u feel brother?

        • Garret Robinson

          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?

          • Raz Amzaleg

            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..

          • Ben Smith

            “Why can’t we all just get along?” – Jack NIcholson, Mars Attacks
            😉

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Thank u brother!

  • Thrash

    Enjoying a house blend 20 minutes in Las Vegas at La Casa Cigar, Detriot.

    • Ben Smith

      Never heard of these. How was it?

      • Thrash

        It was ok. It’s one of their house blends. Not worth the price.

  • Garret Robinson

    A Stadivarius for appetizers.

  • Ben Smith

    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 …. :-)

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • AlecTheSmokeGod

    Does anyone know when the next CO live is?

  • Garret Robinson

    Fuente by the fire? Don’t mind if I dizzle

    • Garret Robinson

      Doh!

  • A Huge Nerd

    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.

  • Garret Robinson

    Anyone have a God of Fire they’d be willing to trade?

    • Ben Smith

      None here.

  • Daniel

    RyJ to celebrate the (finally) finish of my deck stain.

    • Ben Smith

      Nice. I’m a fan of the RyJ’s.

    • Garret Robinson

      Nice man, feels good to get that done.

  • AlecTheSmokeGod

    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.

    • Ben Smith

      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. :-)

  • Garret Robinson

    One of the few CAO’s I like.

  • Daniel

    Good Cuban food, good company, and a fine cigar.

  • Daniel

    …and number 2…

  • Garret Robinson

    Yay, just won a CO lottery item!

    • Daniel Sink

      Same here. Pretty stoked.

  • Garret Robinson

    Twas running a bit low… $64.00 run at my local b&m.

  • Garret Robinson

    Kristoff Sumatra Lancero… De-flipping-licious

    • Ben Smith

      I have yet to try a Kristoff. Yet another cigar to spend some money on! 😉

  • Ben Smith

    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.)

  • Ben Smith

    Some recent, pretty good smokes… 😉

    • Garret Robinson

      I have yet to have a four kicks or a Diesel. what should I try?

      • Ben Smith

        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.

        :-)

        • Garret Robinson

          Ben, I hope we get to smoke together some day, you’re as corny as I am! When you coming back stateside?

        • Ben Smith

          Delirium

  • Garret Robinson

    These Zino’s pack a punch!

  • A Huge Nerd

    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.

    • Garret Robinson

      Nice! How was the weather?

      • A Huge Nerd

        Fantastic weather, thanks. Northern MN. Great weekend.

        • Garret Robinson

          Awesome! I live in Woodbury, MN. You?

          • A Huge Nerd

            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.

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

          • A Huge Nerd

            I’ve been to SoG. Nice place. Kinda pricey. Thanks for the tip on Hudson. I’ll check it out.

  • Neg

    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.

    • A Huge Nerd

      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.

      • Neg

        Thanks for your reply. very helpful opinion .
        May I ask if you smoked a new stick or an aged stick?

        • A Huge Nerd

          Not sure about the age. It was a gift from a coworker, and smoked immediately :)

          • Neg

            Thanks for your reply. I think I should order some more for aging :)

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

      • Neg

        Thanks for your helpful opinion. I gonna order them today.
        Can’t wait to smoke them!

    • Guest

      Just a report. Finally my AFs arrived, hope that they worth the price.

  • A Huge Nerd

    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.

    • Garret Robinson

      I agree, this is a fantastic $3 cigar! I’m a tournament Bass angler and will often take some of these on the trail.

      • A Huge Nerd

        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.

        • Garret Robinson

          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!
          garretrobinson@gmail.com

    • Ben Smith

      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.

      • A Huge Nerd

        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?

        • Ben Smith

          “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.

  • Garret Robinson

    Bryan, what in your opinion was the best box of cigars on the fundraiser list?

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

      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.

      • Morgan Geoghagan

        Got my bucaneros in today. Really excited to try them in a few days. :)

  • A Huge Nerd

    Last night’s combo. One of my favorite beers, but it turns out, not one of my favorite cigars. Can’t win em all.

    • Garret Robinson

      totally agree, that Gurkha isn’t even a yard gar.

  • Garret Robinson

    My heart hurts… just got these today from CI

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

      Mmmm look at all that plume 😉 Just prepping you for what they say lol

      • Garret Robinson

        Yep, all that yummy aged plume! I’m curious if they’ll really go there. Would be sad considering these could make someone sick!

        • A Huge Nerd

          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.

  • Garret Robinson

    Little Pepin Robusto action.

    • Ben Smith

      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.
      :-)

  • Daniel

    Thanks again @Bryan Glynn

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

      Thank YOU! Enjoy!

    • Ben Smith

      What brand is that? I can’t quite make out the logo.

      • Daniel Sink

        A. Turrent Puro Corojo in toro.

  • Garret Robinson

    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.

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

      • A Huge Nerd

        Do you have to pay to return ship the moldy ones?

        • Garret Robinson

          Nope, sent me a shipping label via email.

          • Ben Smith

            In my experience, CI / cbid has good customer service.

  • James Volpe

    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.

    • Ben Smith

      Haven’t had one. But I have read that they are good…

  • Ben Smith

    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.

    • A Huge Nerd

      Sounds like a great way to close out a long day.

      • Ben Smith

        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……….. :-)

    • Garret Robinson

      Nice man! Any of those tropical storms headed your way?

      • Ben Smith

        I saw 3 the other day on this loop:
        http://www.rts-wx.com/satellite/loops/MTSAT-WV.shtml
        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.

  • Charlie King

    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.

    charlieslawnsrvce@yahoo.com

  • AJ Bellettiere

    Hi I was just wondering what is a good dark maduro stick that wont give me a very bad buzz?

    • Garret Robinson

      Kristoff Sumatra, rocky Patel 1992’s, Fuente Hemingway short story.

  • Garret Robinson

    Got back from a camping trip with the kids and look what Santa brought me. Thanks again Bryan.

    • James Volpe

      you care to share,lol

      • Garret Robinson

        I plan on it… you’d have to be in MN to get in on this.

        • A Huge Nerd

          I know a guy… :)

  • reynaldo nunez

    Are winners chossen out of random or looking for specific answers or lenght in the contest?

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

      Assuming you mean the weekly contests, it’s random, chosen by rafflecopter.

  • Ben Smith

    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.

  • C Rob

    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!!!

    • A Huge Nerd

      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.

      • C Rob

        Thx!

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

      • C Rob

        Thanks for your advice!

  • A Huge Nerd

    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!

    • Ben Smith

      I like mine. First heard about it in one of Bryan’s videos. Got it not longer after that.
      A good buy.

  • Garret Robinson

    Hey guys, I’m looking for a box of CAO Sopranos Boss’. Let me know if you see any. Thanks

  • Ben Smith

    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.

  • Ben Smith

    My new Fuente cap.. and, uh.. me. 😀

  • Daniel

    Good Morning from VA.

    • Ben Smith

      That there’s a fat 5. 😉 And what, iced coffee?

  • A Huge Nerd

    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…?

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

      • Ben Smith

        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.

    • angsolo

      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.

  • Ben Smith

    Just got this in the mail recently. Cigar Snob Magazine.
    I like it so far.

  • Neg

    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?
    Thanks.

    • Guest

      [img]http://www.havana-cigar-club.org/data/attachment/album/201408/16/0103025qypz47rq58yarad.jpg[/img]

      • Neg

        Just a report.
        Finally, wrong sticks and waiting for refund.
        Thank you guys and happy smoking.

    • Ben Smith

      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.

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Garret Robinson

    A few of the latest treats I’ve had. RP A tray was a disappointment.

    • Ben Smith

      So… they sent you a new, non-fuzzed-out box of coffins?

      • Garret Robinson

        Yep, these were all good

        • A Huge Nerd

          So the A Tray is not recommended?

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

  • Ben Smith

    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.

  • Ben Smith

    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.

    • Ben Smith

      Another view for your mold detection knowledge… 😉

      .

    • Garret Robinson

      Bummer man, what a pain… But it happens

    • A Huge Nerd

      Sad

    • Nick

      Any news on hearing back?

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • Garret Robinson

    Recluse Amadeus… Yummmy

  • A Huge Nerd

    It’s a samplerpalooza!

  • A Huge Nerd

    Sampler pic…

  • Ben Smith

    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…

    • bluesmanhop

      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.

      • Ben Smith

        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.

        • bluesmanhop

          So I talked with smokeinn, they have checked all their stuff and say all is secure.

    • Abe

      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.

      Regards,

      Abe Dababneh
      Proprietor
      Smoke Inn, LLC.

      http://www.SmokeInn.com
      1030 Gateway Blvd.
      Boynton Beach, FL 33426
      abe@smokeinn.com
      561-721-2383

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • Daniel Sink

    Finishing up my wineador shelves. Drawers are up next.

  • Garret Robinson

    I’m cigar high right now

    • Daniel Sink

      Just bought a box of 10 Churchill sized. $44.10 stole em.

      • Garret Robinson

        WHAT THE BALLS?!?!?! where?

        • Daniel Sink

          What’s your email I’ll share the secret.

          • Garret Robinson

            garretrobinson@gmail.com Also, you’re awesome!!!

          • Daniel Sink

            sent.

          • Garret Robinson

            I went a different route and got some Padrons instead. But yes, worked like a champ, Thank you!

          • Nick

            I’d also be interested in the secret, rooknf@gmail.com :)

          • Daniel Sink

            Sent. Let me know if you get it to work.

  • Nshan

    New cigar tonight

    • Ben Smith

      What’s the verdict? I have some of those on the way.

      • Nshan

        Im impressed with this Camacho. its has a creamy texture. Its a hour and a half stick

  • A Huge Nerd

    Just got this little gem of a sampler. $18.65 – shipped. Happy!

    • Garret Robinson

      That La Harencia Cubana… is so good it makes me angry. It makes me want to punch baby seals in the face.

      • A Huge Nerd

        I’ll check ebay for a good price on a baby seal before I fire that one up 😛

        • Garret Robinson

          Plural… you’ll need a flock, herd or gaggle.

          • Ben Smith

            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!

      • Ben Smith

        Eeeaaasssyyy big fella… 😀

  • A Huge Nerd

    My first Partagas 1845. I have to admit, this one was kinda strong for me. Got a bit buzzed in the last 1/3rd.

    • Garret Robinson

      Yeppers, this one will kick some ass. Do you know the orange trick?

      • A Huge Nerd

        I do not. Please share.

        • Garret Robinson

          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.

          • A Huge Nerd

            Thanks, I’ll give that a shot.

    • John Withem

      Seems these need a couple month resting time. The longer the better.

  • bluesmanhop

    So I am curious, has anyone else had fraud charges after ordering from Smokeinn?

    • Abe

      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 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.

      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.

      Regards,

      Abe Dababneh
      Proprietor
      Smoke Inn, LLC.

      http://www.SmokeInn.com
      1030 Gateway Blvd.
      Boynton Beach, FL 33426
      abe@smokeinn.com
      561-721-2383

      • Ben Smith

        Thanks Abe.

      • bluesmanhop

        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.

  • Daniel Sink

    Wineador Drawers are complete. Making my own instead of buying them online worked out nicely.

    • A Huge Nerd

      Beautiful. Well done.

    • Garret Robinson

      Really sharp man, I wish I had the tools and know how.

    • Casmund

      Wow those are really professional looking great job!!

      • Daniel Sink

        Thanks.

    • Daniel Sink

      And filled.

      • Ben Smith

        Nice.. and gravity defying… 😉

  • Ben Smith

    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.

    • Garret Robinson

      I am a big fan of the Park Avenue line… the Centurians not so much. Both the Connecticut and the Maduro are very good.

  • Garret Robinson

    Traffic really sucks… So this should help.

  • A Huge Nerd

    Kristoff Kristania. Meh.

    • A Huge Nerd

      Can’t post pic from phone. Cigar still sucks.

    • Garret Robinson

      thats a bummer! Every Kristoff I’ve had has been unique and good. But even fuente has their turds.

  • Ben Smith

    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 . . .
    :-)

  • Garret Robinson

    Oh my father

    • Garret Robinson

      Also watching my Vikings wreck some Tennessee arse!

  • Garret Robinson

    NFC North prediction
    Minnesota 13-3
    Green Bay 11-5
    Chicago 10-6
    Detroit 10-6

    • A Huge Nerd

      Ha! Good luck with that. Go Pack!

      • Garret Robinson

        Mark my words, the Vikings will shock the WORLD!!! THE WORLD!

        • Ben Smith

          Meh . . .
          And I don’t see a cigar in the photo.
          😉

    • Jacob Zwack

      Vikings looking legit in the pre-season, hope it means business in the regular! Go Vikes!

  • Ben Smith

    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.

  • Garret Robinson

    At the cabin having a diesel by the fire… Doesn’t get much better than this!

  • Nick

    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,
    Nick

    • Garret Robinson

      Can you provide a link to the cigars in question? There are some Jr exclusives that I adore…

      • Nick

        http://www.jrcigars.com/jr/index.cfm/hurl/evt=brand/b=JR-ALTERNATIVE

        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?

        • Garret Robinson

          I cannot speak to those… For the price, may be worth a try.

    • Ben Smith

      Haven’t ordered anything from JRCigars in a long, long time. So, no help here.

      • Nick

        Where would you recommend ordering from online?

        • Ben Smith

          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.

          • Nick

            Thanks!

          • Nick

            How do you like the freefall option at Cigarbid?

          • Ben Smith

            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.

  • Ben Smith

    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.

  • Garret Robinson

    Cordoba & Morales… Not sure if I should smoke it or rub it on my face!

    • Ben Smith

      Rub it on a baby seal’s face.
      Heheh..
      So, what’s the story then? Taste like face cream?

    • Garret Robinson

      Sooooo yummy

    • Ben Smith

      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! :-)

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

        You sure didn’t look very hard. I guess all those website links right on their page are imaginary 😉 http://cnmcigars.com/retailers

        • Ben Smith

          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.

  • A Huge Nerd

    Very excited to try all of these!

    • Ben Smith

      Cool….. and a Nine lancero…

      • A Huge Nerd

        Yeah, I was really happy to find the Nine Lancero at a good price for a single.

  • Garret Robinson

    Great cigar, great coffee and great company

    • Ben Smith

      Had that lighter for a while, have you? 😀

      (assuming that’s a lighter)

      • Garret Robinson

        That Xikar has been amazing for 3 years.

    • 1RememberMe

      Is that the Unlimited Maduro?

      • Garret Robinson

        it was indeed! I went through a box of em in no time. Very good.

        • 1RememberMe

          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!

          • Garret Robinson

            where ya at in WI? St. Paul, MN here.

          • 1RememberMe

            Madison.

            So where ya do your smoking in winter?

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

  • A Huge Nerd

    San Cristobal Revelation. I LOVE this cigar!

    • Ben Smith

      Big +1 on that…

  • Ben Smith

    oops . . .

    It was kinda dark on the patio see and it was about 3:30 o’clock AM in the morning see…

    • Garret Robinson

      been there… haha! it’s funny though.

  • Ben Smith

    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.”

    http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/Remove-the-Cellophane-17719

    Man!! I’m gonna be busy in the humidor tonight!

    Whoever wrote that must not have a cabinet humidor, a coolerdor, and 2 tupperdors…
    😉

    • tjbear

      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.

  • Garret Robinson

    To celebrate the Vikings 1st huge victory in gonna have a stradivaius! Shock the world… The world!

    • Ben Smith

      So.. did that thing play you a lullabye and put you to sleep?
      :-)

      • Garret Robinson

        The notes that came from this were nothing short of a symphony of heavenly wonder! Had one?

        • Ben Smith

          Nope. Not yet.

  • Garret Robinson

    Some nerd gave this to me, thanks brotha!

    • A Huge Nerd

      Absolutely! Hope you enjoyed it!!

  • Garret Robinson

    My fave is about to attack this

    • Ben Smith

      Oh, I have some of those down in the belly of my tupperdor or coolerdor somewhere.
      I’ll hafta dig one out soon.

    • A Huge Nerd

      How was it? I’ve got one in the humi.

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

  • A Huge Nerd

    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.

  • Ben Smith

    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.

    • A Huge Nerd

      I have 2 of the Colosseum in my humi. Excited to try it. I’ve heard it’s pretty strong… Is that the case?

      • Ben Smith

        I think the Colosseum is pretty potent, but certainly not overpowering.
        Just my opinion.

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

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

    • A Huge Nerd

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

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

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

      • A Huge Nerd

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

    • Col202

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

  • Mahtyah

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

    • Ben Smith

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

    • Mats von Wowern

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

  • Ben Smith

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

  • Ben Smith

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

    • Ben Smith

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

    • A Huge Nerd

      Nice collection!

  • A Huge Nerd

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

    • Ben Smith

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

  • A Huge Nerd

    I really enjoyed the Ramon Bueso Genesis: The Project.

    • Matt

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

  • A Huge Nerd

    This Melanio was phenomenal. Thanks, Garret!

    • Garret Robinson

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

  • Ben Smith

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

  • angsolo

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

    • angsolo

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

  • Ben Smith

    So… will iOS 8.0 make your cigars smoke better? Is there an app for that?

    Heheh… 😉

    .

    • A Huge Nerd

      Ha! Doubtful. Smoke what you love, no matter what the band says!

  • Ben Smith

    Beep beep… Hello?? Is anybody out there?

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

      99% of people use the Facebook group linked above.

      • Ben Smith

        Check. Joined that. Don’t use facebook much, but .. i can adapt… a little.
        😉

        • Garret Robinson

          I gave up FB 2 years ago… been thinking about it though.

          • Ben Smith

            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.

  • A Huge Nerd

    Is the cigar lottery a thing of the past? Will that be happening again?

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

      Yes. No.

  • sduran10

    Can i get the Link to the 10 cigars for 10 dollars?

  • Ray Estes

    so I live where it is constantly like 80% humidity. do I need to keep my cigars in a sealed container?

    • Garret Robinson

      Yes, that is too humid. You want to keep them between 65-72% RH (relative humidity) and 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

      • Ray Estes

        okay thanks for the info

  • Garret Robinson

    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.

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

      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.

    • Ben Smith

      Stayin’ alive… I’m still here… But I have also been assimilated. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. D’oh…..

    • Ben Smith

      At least here, if you post something, it won’t run run off the ‘front page’ within seconds of posting it. 😀

  • MichHerper

    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?

    • Ben Smith

      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.

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Ben Smith

    Bucanero . . . very tastyf.

  • Garret Robinson

    This Hoyo is so yummy

    • Ben Smith

      I like me some HdM…

  • Garret Robinson

    being punnished!

    • Ben Smith

      Haven’t had one of those yet. I hear there’s a cayenne pepper kick on the head… or is that.. to the head? 😉

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

  • Ben Smith

    Purple and yellow . . .

  • Eduardo Sella

    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.

    • Garret Robinson

      Welcome Eduardo!

      • Eduardo Sella

        Thanks!

  • Eduardo Sella

    Bought these as a gift for a friend, but now I want to try them, any feedback on those?

    • Ben Smith

      Haven’t had either of those. Send me a couple and I’ll see how they are.
      😉

    • Garret Robinson

      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 ;).

      • Eduardo Sella

        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.

        • Garret Robinson

          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?

          • Eduardo Sella

            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 :)

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

          • Eduardo Sella

            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.

          • Garret Robinson

            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.

          • Eduardo Sella

            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?

  • Ben Smith

    Been traveling. Over 6,000 miles of flying in 2 hops. Rest up tonight and drive another hundred miles tomorrow… Vacationing is fun.

    • Garret Robinson

      Safe travels my friend. Are you stateside?

      • Ben Smith

        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.

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • reynaldo nunez

    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

    • nshan

      Cigarinternational.com/shfree4a

  • Pete Anger

    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?

    Thanks,

    Pete

    • reynaldo nunez

      drastic changes can affect the wrapper, you should try to keep them somewere else

    • Ben Smith

      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. 😉

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Garret Robinson

    JDN lancero excited to see how the Connecticut blends into the Maduro

    • Garret Robinson

      Almost there

      • Ben Smith

        So.. how did it go?? And what did you smoke after the grillin’?

        • Garret Robinson

          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.

  • Ben Smith

    Three more days smoke free. Then off to cigar wonder land!! See my travelgars somewhere below here.

    • Garret Robinson

      What are ya gonna start with? That Padron looks mighty tasty!

      • Ben Smith

        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!

  • Garret Robinson

    Thought I’d show you guys my fridgidor.

    • Eduardo Sella

      Nicee!

    • A Huge Nerd

      I thought you said you were running low on cigars… 😉

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

    • Ben Smith

      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.

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

  • Garret Robinson

    The new El Ray Del Mundo. It’s very good… Unique. Smooth, and dirty.

    • Eduardo Sella

      I want to try one of those, but only the cubans are available here.

      • Ben Smith

        Dang the bad luck . . . 😉

        • Eduardo Sella

          Maybe I’ll find them someday, I’ll try the cuban rey del mundo in the meanwhile.

  • Garret Robinson

    Hate that when it doesn’t attach

    • Ben Smith

      Happened to me,,, but it eventually shows up here. You can still click the link.

    • Ben Smith

      Poof… there it is… :-)

  • Jerry Drake

    Good Evening everyone.

    • Garret Robinson

      Hey Jerry, how the heck are you?

    • Ben Smith

      Hehehe.. ‘everyone’ is just me and Garret and a couple other guys….

  • Garret Robinson

    Padron doesn’t make one bad cigar

    • Eduardo Sella

      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 eduardosella@hotmail.com or whatsapp 809-707-5424

  • viewer_tan

    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

  • Ben Smith

    Put these up over on FB . . .

    • Ben Smith

      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!

    • Garret Robinson

      one of the best cigars in the world IMO.

      • Ben Smith

        I didn’t want it to end…. :-)

  • viewer_tan

    Enjoying a Oliva serie V melanio

    • Ben Smith

      Good cigar there…

  • Ben Smith

    No cigar tonight, but these were good . . .

  • Garret Robinson

    Had some of this on my chicken tonight…. I need a snow cone on my ass please

    • Ben Smith

      They don’t call it Butt Pucker for nuthin’.. eh?

  • Garret Robinson

    And this is to take my mind off the acid that is trying to burn my rectum

  • Ben Smith

    My first claro . . . It was very good.

    Illusione ~88~

    • Garret Robinson

      I just had one of these last weekend. Fantastic Cigar!

      • Ben Smith

        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.

  • Ben Smith

    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. 😀

    • Garret Robinson

      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.

  • Garret Robinson

    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.

  • A Huge Nerd

    Blanco Nine Lancero. Yummy!

    • Garret Robinson

      that is a fantastic cigar!

      • Ben Smith

        Just ordered a box of these from Famous-Smoke. Everybody says – fantastic smoke… so… we’ll see. 😀

  • Garret Robinson

    Missed the entry period, but thought I’d share it with you guys

  • Dr Rolio

    Looks like me Garret. Good work homie.

  • James Volpe

    Got a dress box of Tatuaje Jekyll 7, anybody interested in buying let me know

  • reynaldo nunez

    Does anyone know if that 10 cigars for $1o deal is still up or any changes to the selection?

    • Ben Smith

      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.

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

      It’s in the group – and to others please don’t post it on the website.

      • nshan

        Sorry

  • A Huge Nerd

    I died a little when I finished this cigar.

  • Sam

    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.

  • Ben Smith

    Recent activity:

    😀

    • James Volpe

      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.

      • Ben Smith

        They’re available here:
        http://www.birminghamcigars.com/brands/Las-Calaveras.html

        Sorry, I don’t do trades and stuff.

        • James Volpe

          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.

          • Ben Smith

            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. :-)

          • James Volpe

            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

    • A Huge Nerd

      I’ve heard great things about that cigar. Enjoy!

  • Garret Robinson

    My recent stuffs

    • Ben Smith

      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.

    • Ben Smith

      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.

      • Garret Robinson

        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.

  • 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.




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