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clintCigar Offline
#58851 Posted:
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74300 - DE Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro
JGRAZ Offline
#58852 Posted:
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74301 - Chillin Moose
Palama Offline
#58853 Posted:
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Stogie1020 wrote:
OK, thanks. I will stash the last few and wait.


Ymmv but I’ve noticed DE smokes don’t age as well as some other brands. Prime example, at least for me, are the LP #9s. Bought a few, smoked a couple after about a year. Really enjoyed them and thought they had a lotta potential so then let them sit for another 4-5 years. Tried one and it just wasn’t the same. Strength had definitely ebbed and the chocolately taste I enjoyed was very muted. Obviously iffin’ I had to do it all over again, I would have kept smoking them but buy a few every year to keep the “momentum” going.

Have also noticed the MUWAT smokes peak after 2-3 years and do a faster dive after that. But, like I said, ymmv so good luck with those NRs.
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#58854 Posted:
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Thanks Palama. They were a "novelty" purchase since either Telecaster, Lee or or another one of the fine brothers in the trades section sent me one that was very unique and tasty. I figured I would give a fiver a shot, but they pale in comparison. I always figured that aging would just take the rough edges off a cigar's flavor, but these just don't have the flavor I recalled from the gifted one. Not even close.
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#58855 Posted:
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74302 Gilberto oliva noir torpedo
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#58856 Posted:
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74303 - Bahia Gold Maduro toro (oldie)
LeeBot Offline
#58857 Posted:
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74304 - Tat Verocú romusto
clintCigar Offline
#58858 Posted:
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74305 - CAO Nicaragua
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#58859 Posted:
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74306 - Tat T110 Tuxtla
74307 - Tat Petite Cazadores
Palama Offline
#58860 Posted:
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#74,308 - Tat TAA 50th

Edit: For whatever reason, it just didn’t taste the same as earlier ones. My palate has never been one to write home about but it lacked the flavors that I enjoyed beforehand. And worse yet, at 2/3, it just kinda went south on me, tastewise, and I didn’t enjoy it at all. I didn’t dump it right then and there but after about 10 minutes, let it die an honorable death.
JGRAZ Offline
#58861 Posted:
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74309 - CAO Bones Chicken Foot
clintCigar Offline
#58862 Posted:
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74310 - Penn Standard
74311 - Tatuaje Petite Reserva Nicaragua
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#58863 Posted:
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74312 - BWS Bishop Blend
tonygraz Offline
#58864 Posted:
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74313 - CAO Italia Ciao
JGRAZ Offline
#58865 Posted:
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74314 - Man O’ War side project 52C
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#58866 Posted:
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74315 blackbird unkind romusto I really like these. Best of the blackbird line by a long ways
LeeBot Offline
#58867 Posted:
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74316 - Oliva V mini belicoso. You know those fire hydrants in the city that dogs pee on all day? You know that taste you get in your mouth after you lick one of those? It reminded me of that.
With cedar and cocoa nibbs on the retrohale.
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#58868 Posted:
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^^so you did or didn’t like?
Sunoverbeach Offline
#58869 Posted:
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I admire Lee's persistence and all, but not sure why he keeps smoking the Vs
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#58870 Posted:
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I’m not sure if he has decided if they’re good or bad.
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#58871 Posted:
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^lol

74317 - LAdC Mi Amor Reserva Robusto from Jake, thanks!
clintCigar Offline
#58872 Posted:
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Jakethesnake86 wrote:
74xxx blackbird unkind romusto I really like these. Best of the blackbird line by a long ways

Yeah those are good. I think I still have a few.
clintCigar Offline
#58873 Posted:
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Nothing like licking a freshly pissed on fire hydrant!


74318 - DE Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro
tonygraz Offline
#58874 Posted:
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clintCigar wrote:
Nothing like licking a freshly pissed on fire hydrant!...


I never thought of trying it - fresh or aged.
tonygraz Offline
#58875 Posted:
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74319 - Bahia Gold Maduro torpedo (old)
Palama Offline
#58876 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
I admire Lee's persistence and all, but not sure why he keeps smoking the Vs


I like(d) the Vs, especially the lancero. In my notes on the non-lancero Vs, I said they were strong but tasty. IIRC, at one point on CBid, the Vs and the Melanios were highly thought of.

Maybe as the years went by, the newer tobacco used just wasn't the same so in the palates of many, the cigar lost it's appeal? Think
LeeBot Offline
#58877 Posted:
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^ It's not the cigar.

Just between you and me, don't tell anyone, the cigar was actually REALLY good. I had to purposefully slow my smoking rate to keep from overheating it because it was so delicious.

When I first bought them, I was disappointed. But a year and a half have done wonders, or maybe my tastes have changed. I think I got a good deal on them and bought at tenski. I'm glad I did.

I just figured that since Brazilia is (obviously) the best cigar in the world, something had to be the worst, so I picked the V.
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#58878 Posted:
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😂. Seriously though the v does better after a couple years. Melanio does too but in my experience it’s not as drastic of a change. I’m half nuts so pay no attention to my hypothesis on resting cigars
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#58879 Posted:
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74320 cao pilon romusto
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74321 dunbarton todos las Dias
Sunoverbeach Offline
#58881 Posted:
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Wait, that was all an act? And here I just thought you were a raving lunatic
Palama Offline
#58882 Posted:
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#74,322 - Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero

Mahalos to Delta. Al sent a very nice "5er" (...which was an 8er...) as thanks for "muling" Stinger's housewarming gift a couple years ago. Amongst the great cigars, this not-your-father's-wimpy Connecticut wrapper beauty was one of them.
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#58883 Posted:
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74,323 Cohiba Dominicana
74,324 Kristoff Kristania Maduro
74,325 DE Nica Rustica
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#58884 Posted:
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74326 - CAO Flathead V19
tonygraz Offline
#58885 Posted:
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74327 - Alec Bradley Caribbean Cask toro
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#58886 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
#74,322 - Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Lancero

Mahalos to Delta. Al sent a very nice "5er" (...which was an 8er...) as thanks for "muling" Stinger's housewarming gift a couple years ago. Amongst the great cigars, this not-your-father's-wimpy Connecticut wrapper beauty was one of them.



Glad you liked it, Conan. That batch, bought a few years ago, was exceptional. Alas, the bunch I bought earlier this year, although pretty good, are not in that league...I hope they don't follow the pattern of the CH Las Calaveras; the first couple of iterations were tremendous but the later generations were a little less.


74328 -- CLE Prieto
74329 -- Eiroa First 20 Years Colorado
74330 -- Micallef Herencia Habano


unbelievably, in alphabetical and chronological order
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#58887 Posted:
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74331 - Old Henry Maduro
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#58888 Posted:
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74332 don pepin original lancero Ol blue
Palama Offline
#58889 Posted:
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#74,333 - AF Hemingway WOAN

Well I'll be! Another shoutout to Delta! Picked this out of the humidor and just so happened to be a cigar from a baby contest Al ran a couple years ago. Thanks again Al!
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#58890 Posted:
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74334 - Diesel 10th
74335 - Ave Maria Divinia morning star
LeeBot Offline
#58891 Posted:
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^I liked the Divinia morning star when I tried it. Haven't smoked one in a while.

74336 - Oliva V corona. I wanted to see if this one also tasted like fermented smegma dipped in kerosene. It did.
With some notes of espresso and white pepper.
clintCigar Offline
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74337 - Diesel Maduro
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#58893 Posted:
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74338 - Ortega Cubao toro
JGRAZ Offline
#58894 Posted:
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74339 - CAO Steel Horse Mayans
Great stick, but hard to find now
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#58895 Posted:
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74340 family x loyalty skoll cubra toro
LeeBot Offline
#58896 Posted:
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74341 - Privada La Rubía lancero by Epic. This was a truly excellent cigar.
74342 - Tatuaje TAA 51th romusto from stinger88, also very good. Thanks, stinger!
clintCigar Offline
#58897 Posted:
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74343 - AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro
Palama Offline
#58898 Posted:
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#74,344 - Rojas Bluebonnets Corona

I liked the Marevas I smoked last month so got a few of the bigger vitola.

Edit: PDG. Just the right amount of pepper. Excellent construction, draw and burn.
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#58899 Posted:
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74345 macanudo Hyde park
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74346 - DE Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro
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