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BEST SCORES FOR THE MONTH!!!!!
bgz Offline
#151 Posted:
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Man, that sounds like a lot of work. I'm lazy, I just watch for sales.
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#152 Posted:
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2015 box of PSD4s for 180 shipped.

These were well cared for, smoking great ROTT
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#153 Posted:
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Box of Padron Londres Maduros.........$81
Three fivers of Jericho Hill OBS...........$15/ea
Extra fiver of Londres Mafuros......cause dey good........$16
Fiver of Padron Delicias Maduros.............$18..........a bit of an over bid
bgz Offline
#154 Posted:
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My latest is a couple boxes of Melanio Maduro Torpedos for $65 per box.
RobertHively Offline
#155 Posted:
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I picked up a box of Kristoff Corojo Limitada Robusto (5.5x54)

You know this thread seems an awful lot like the "What Blends are You Buying" thread I started a few months before this one.

Guess I'm just not as kewl as Rah, that OR YALL RESPOND BETTER TO THREAD TITLES IN ALL CAPS!!!!
bgz Offline
#156 Posted:
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Trust me, it would have died, but Rah buys 150 yard gars a week and uses this thread as his personal journal.
RobertHively Offline
#157 Posted:
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Lol! Yeah. I think it's an interesting thread nonetheless.
KingoftheCove Offline
#158 Posted:
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I WISH I had RAH's palate...................cigar buying would be so easy...
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#159 Posted:
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KingoftheCove wrote:
I WISH I had RAH's palate...................cigar buying would be so easy...


Yes, but he still overpays on most. Look at his latest. $63 for 20 MOW Ruination #1 Robs. During the same period I picked up 10 of the exact same for $16.

Here's the link so a certain someone can't call me a liar again.

https://www.cigarbid.com...to-1-pack-of-5/2874420/

Heck, I'm grabbing Pepin Blues and Blacks, MB IIIs, Monti Whites, Crowned Heads and Fernendez Miami for less then what he paid for those MOWs. But if he has the bucks, more power to him.

Opps, I must of skipped that one from my latest list - Casa Fernendez Miami Toro Pack of 5 $12.50.

BTW, nice snag on those CH Jericho Hills.

David (dpnewell)
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#160 Posted:
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I know, I know...smoke what you like, like what you smoke. I just don't know what I would want to smoke at RAH's house.

Now, bear in mind, I try to limit smoking to just somewhat special moments when I can escape from the stress and pressures of reality...though I actually smoke a little more often than that...and maybe RAH smokes more per day than I do per week.

but bulk buying and smoking stuff I find OK but not good- never mind special- just makes me think about how cigarettes, not me, determined when I smoked (any time I had 5 minutes free! friggin addict) a couple of decades ago and cigars are just completely different. They are there for when I decide to get away, not for when the nic jones drags me outside...weather be damned.

Good luck to ya RAH, for real.

csgamecock Offline
#161 Posted:
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I think I've done fairly well the past few weeks

https://www.cigarbid.com...ecto-box-of-20/2877724/

And

https://www.cigarbid.com...rona-box-of-24/2882899/

Along with some other odds and ends
bgz Offline
#162 Posted:
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Couple boxes of Oliva Gilberto Torpedos for $55 per... posted a thread about it, it's still there.
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#163 Posted:
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Mrs. dpnewell wrote:
Not trying to get into a p*ssing contest with RAH, but here's a few highlights from the last two weeks.

2 L'Atelier LAT54 (gran robusto) Single $4.00 ea.
1 My Father No. 1 Single $4.00 ea.
3 Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Petite Robusto Single $3.00 ea.
4 Pepin Garcia Blue Generosos Single $3.00 ea.
3 Don Pepin Garcia Black 1950 Toro Single $3.00 ea.
4 Don Pepin Garcia Black 1970 Single $3.00 ea.
3 Montecristo White Rothschilde Single $3.00 ea.
3 Oliva Master Blends III Robusto Single $2.50 ea.
4 Oliva Serie 'O' Torpedo Single $1.50 ea.
2 Oliva Serie 'O' Robusto Single $1.50 ea.
4 Oliva Saison Robusto Single $1.50 ea.

1 Crowned Heads Four Kicks Robusto Pack of 5 $12.50
2 Fallen Angel Robusto Pack of 5 $8.00 ea.
2 Man O' War Ruination Robusto #1 Pack of 5 $8.00 ea.
1 Latitude Zero Robusto Pack of 5 $8.00 ea.
2 Man O' War Side Project : Little Devil Pack of 5 $6.00 ea.

4 Colibri Uber Triple-Flame Compact Table Top Lighter $6.50 ea. (these go for $50 at CI and $35 on FF)

Of course I was outbid on over 100 lots in those same two weeks, but that's all part of the game.

David (dpnewell)


very nice variety! Liked Fallen Angel & Latitude Zero but haven't had in a WHILE. Next months radar!
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#164 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
Couple boxes of Oliva Gilberto Torpedos for $55 per... posted a thread about it, it's still there.


....I loved the G.O. Reserva Blanc 750. Have yet to try the regular Reserva. Only thing held me back from buying a Box of 20 is that it's a Sumatra wrapped cigar. Haven't found any Sumatra's that I like 'cept Rocky Patel Royale and Serie 'V' Melanio.
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#165 Posted:
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csgamecock wrote:
I think I've done fairly well the past few weeks

https://www.cigarbid.com...ecto-box-of-20/2877724/

And

https://www.cigarbid.com...rona-box-of-24/2882899/

Along with some other odds and ends


.......both are nice scores. The regular E.H. line is a solid smoke. Never had the E.D. Hustle.
24132413 Offline
#166 Posted:
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RobertHively wrote:
I picked up a box of Kristoff Corojo Limitada Robusto (5.5x54)

You know this thread seems an awful lot like the "What Blends are You Buying" thread I started a few months before this one.

Guess I'm just not as kewl as Rah, that OR YALL RESPOND BETTER TO THREAD TITLES IN ALL CAPS!!!!


.....the Corojo Limitada was a decent smoke, Had the 7" x 50 Churchill. Assuming you got it at that one site that has 3 or 4 different Kristoff Robusto Boxes of 20 on sale for $79.95 every few weeks.
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#167 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
No one has told this guy about the other place?

That's actually an overbid:/

Edit:

j/k... decent price, but... I'm not wrong ;)


....noooooooooooooooo. But I would appreciate it if someone would drop me a note. Herfing
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#168 Posted:
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This week:

La Palina Mr. Sam Corona (5.5"x42) Pack of 5 $15.00
Man O' War Immortal Robusto (5.5"x52) Pack of 5 2 @ $8.00 ea.

Diesel Unholy Cocktail Mega-Sampler 20 Cigars $33.00

Oliva Master Blends III Robusto (5.0"x50) Single 3 @ $2.50 ea.
Oliva Serie 'O' Toro (6.0"x50) Single 2 @ $1.50 ea.

Colibri Uber Triple-Flame Lighter 2 @ $5.00 ea.

David (dpnewell)
24132413 Offline
#169 Posted:
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Mrs. dpnewell wrote:
This week:

La Palina Mr. Sam Corona (5.5"x42) Pack of 5 $15.00
Man O' War Immortal Robusto (5.5"x52) Pack of 5 2 @ $8.00 ea.

Diesel Unholy Cocktail Mega-Sampler 20 Cigars $33.00

Oliva Master Blends III Robusto (5.0"x50) Single 3 @ $2.50 ea.
Oliva Serie 'O' Toro (6.0"x50) Single 2 @ $1.50 ea.

Colibri Uber Triple-Flame Lighter 2 @ $5.00 ea.

David (dpnewell)



.....been wanting to try Mr. Sam for a while. Have to keep better tabs on auctions next month. AND....

if these are actually the SAME HC Series Gran Limitada blend then this is a great deal. Won a jar of the 6" x 54 Toro for $34.00 a while back and they were a great full flavored Habano smoke. And I say "IF" as these are ALL new sizes. Roll the dice and hope with internet cigars....

https://www.cigarbid.com...o-mega-sampler/2882049/
RobertHively Offline
#170 Posted:
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24132413 wrote:
.....the Corojo Limitada was a decent smoke, Had the 7" x 50 Churchill. Assuming you got it at that one site that has 3 or 4 different Kristoff Robusto Boxes of 20 on sale for $79.95 every few weeks.


Yeah that's the place I got em, but for some reason the corojo is five dollars more on a box.

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#171 Posted:
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Won a 10 count box of Todos Las Dias Toro and a five pack of Padron thousand series maduro at "the other place".

24132413 Offline
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RobertHively wrote:
Won a 10 count box of Todos Las Dias Toro and a five pack of Padron thousand series maduro at "the other place".



how much were the Todos las Dias 10 Box? A decent price for them would seem to be around $40 to $50?Think

I gave up on the regular Padron line few years ago. Got recall I got 10 of the 6.5" x 54 for about $57.00 here at CBid shortly before they dropped them and they were VERY AVERAGE, nothing special at all, and not nearly worth $5.70 per cigar.
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#173 Posted:
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This week, 1.75 Weller 12, $52.99 with tax
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#174 Posted:
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Burner02 wrote:
This week, 1.75 Weller 12, $52.99 with tax

the elusive W-12 in a handle?
Wow, sweet deal!
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#175 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
the elusive W-12 in a handle?
Wow, sweet deal!


Waiting for some azz from TX to come along and point out Weller 12 does not come in a handle. True, but still 1.75 bottle just the same.

Got lucky.
frankj1 Online
#176 Posted:
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Burner02 wrote:
Waiting for some azz from TX to come along and point out Weller 12 does not come in a handle. True, but still 1.75 bottle just the same.

Got lucky.

that would be the recently reamed and cleaned azz from TX, I azzume?
Burner02 Offline
#177 Posted:
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I believe it was Mikey.
frankj1 Online
#178 Posted:
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ah! can't comment about his azz.
tonygraz Offline
#179 Posted:
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Sure you can - as long as it's negative.
RobertHively Offline
#180 Posted:
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24132413 wrote:
how much were the Todos las Dias 10 Box? A decent price for them would seem to be around $40 to $50?Think

I gave up on the regular Padron line few years ago. Got recall I got 10 of the 6.5" x 54 for about $57.00 here at CBid shortly before they dropped them and they were VERY AVERAGE, nothing special at all, and not nearly worth $5.70 per cigar.


The Todos las Dias are a little more expensive than that. Of the 5 or 6 places that I checked, "the other place" was the cheapest. Some of the places I looked don't carry the cigar... and they are around 112 dollars + shipping for a box at the mothership. I paid 67 for the box that I bought. Add in 7 bucks for shipping and they ended up being $7.40 per smoke.

I enjoy the thousand series and still think they are a decent value for what you get. This time I picked up a fiver of the Londres (5.5x42) for $3.20 per...
24132413 Offline
#181 Posted:
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.......scored a few cheapos to hold me over till my main line junk get's shipped.....

PDR 'A" Crop Claro Gordo (6" x 58) 19 - $37.50 (I liked they then they sold here a few years back)

Ramon Bueso Exclusivo Torpedo (6.25" x 52) Box of 20 - $49.99 (Smoked 2 of the 7" x 48 and they were good)

Flor de Bellini Torpedo (6" x 52) 20 - $35.00 (Probably the best $3 per Habano smoke I have had. Discontinued)

Villiger Selectos Connecticut Churchill (7" x 50) 10 - $21.00 (Got decent reviews)

HC Series Criollo Toro (6.5" x 52) 10 - $22.00 (Like these as well)

Padilla La Pillar Toro (6" x 54) 20 - $37.50 (Pretty good BP Habano)

Herfing

99cobra2881 Offline
#182 Posted:
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Browsed this whole thread and never once saw a Tatuaje mentioned. Some DPG but no tats? Did I overlook them or is the OP too busy bidding on mostly chit cigars? Herfing

I’ve bought my fair share of them but the CI exclusives get old after a while.fog
Mrs. dpnewell Offline
#183 Posted:
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99cobra2881 wrote:
Browsed this whole thread and never once saw a Tatuaje mentioned. Some DPG but no tats? Did I overlook them or is the OP too busy bidding on mostly chit cigars? Herfing

I’ve bought my fair share of them but the CI exclusives get old after a while.fog


^Most Tats go for above retail here, though it doesn't keep me from trying. I have won several L'Ateliers (LAT 54, LAT 56 etc.) for as little as $3.50.


David (dpnewell)
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#184 Posted:
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I won't bore you with the $1.50 MOWs, Diesels, Olivas, etc. that I win here at will, so lets' just touch on some highlights of the last couple weeks.

1 My Father Rob single @ 4.00

8 L'Ateliers (LAT 54 & LAT 56) singles @ 3.50 ea.

12 Pepin Blues & Blacks (assorted) singles @ 3.00 ea.

2 CAO Pilon Rob singles @ 1.50 ea.

3 Oliva MB III Rob singles @ 2.50 ea.

1 Cadwell Blind Man's Bluff rob 5 pack @ 15.00

1 Crowned Heads Four Kicks rob 5 pack @ 12.50

David (dpnewell)
99cobra2881 Offline
#185 Posted:
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Now that’s more like it Applause
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#186 Posted:
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Mrs. dpnewell wrote:
I won't bore you with the $1.50 MOWs, Diesels, Olivas, etc. that I win here at will, so lets' just touch on some highlights of the last couple weeks.

1 My Father Rob single @ 4.00

8 L'Ateliers (LAT 54 & LAT 56) singles @ 3.50 ea.

12 Pepin Blues & Blacks (assorted) singles @ 3.00 ea.

2 CAO Pilon Rob singles @ 1.50 ea.

3 Oliva MB III Rob singles @ 2.50 ea.

1 Cadwell Blind Man's Bluff rob 5 pack @ 15.00

1 Crowned Heads Four Kicks rob 5 pack @ 12.50

David (dpnewell)


those are very nice. Stopped checking singles a while ago. have to start again! Think
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#187 Posted:
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C.I. has this going now! New selections every morn at 9am. Had Oliva Msster Blnds III at $3.50 per, then again so does everyone else. Any major steal or deals? No, not really, just $10 to $20 off there daily price!
https://www.cigarsintern...sale-18/2014127/?v=5000

I got some nice average+ stuff over the past week.

20 x PDR 1878 Capa Natural Reserva Dominicana Toro (6" x 52) for $39.82!

20 x Rocky Patel Legends Ray Lewis Toro (6.5" x 52) for $49.00! (love these)

20 x Duran Signature Line Tainos (6" x 56) for $34.00! (love these)

and some NEW for me blends I have been wanting to try, 25 for $100.00! (Substituted what I wanted for what they offered)

Custom Built Sampler - 25 for $100.00
5 x Caldwell Sevillana Churchill Churchill (7" x 52) (Instead of 5 Caldwell Eastern Standard)
5 x Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Toro (6" x 52)
5 x Diesel Hair of the Dog S.E Churchill (6.5" x 48) (Instead of 5 Montecristo Classic)
5 x The Griffins Nicaragua Toro (6" x 50) (Instead of 5 Cohiba Red Dot Churchill)
5 x Casa Fernandez Miami Toro (6.5" x 52) (Instead of 5 Diamond Crown Julius Caeser)

STILL WAITING FOR CIGARBID TO OFFER SOME NEW SHAT!

Herfing





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#188 Posted:
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https://www.cigarsintern...exactus-cigars/1487247/

these are also decent. Similar to the D.E. Kentucky Fire Cured & Spectre by AJ Fernandez. 14 Box of 6.5" x 54 Toro for $25 is a good price!

This dude likes 'em LOL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dogimOGZskY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwyjqxJ-Owc

PURO AMBAR BY EXACTUS CIGARS
302JH December 5, 2014 Cigar Reviews, $5 to $8 Range, 2014 0 Comments
Puro Ambar cigar review
Exactus Cigars is a boutique brand that is made in the Dominican Republic. The factory in which the brand is produced has a long history in the Dominican cigar making industry, dating back to 1955. Fast forward 40 years later – in 1995 the company went through a transformation where they refined techniques and made radical changes in their products. Today that factory is known as Tabacalera El Artista S.A. The name was chosen because they consider each of their members to be artists in the production of premium cigars.

Puro Ambar Breakdown
Wrapper: T13 (Exclusive to Tabacalera El Artista, grown in Rancho Elba Maria).
Binder: Wine Fermented Criollo 98
Filler: Criollo 98 & 1900 (Exclusive to Tabacalera El Artista, grown in Rancho Elba Maria)
Vitola: 5.5″ x 60 Short Coloso
Price: $6.50
Appearance
For appearance sake, the presentation on this cigar is eye catching. A large white band with bronze foil touches and the name Puro Ambar (also in bronze) is offset to the bottom right of the band. In a market where cigar packaging includes laser cut bands and bold, bright colors to grab your attention in a walk-in humidor, the Puro Ambar presentation is simple; yet it stands out and draws you in to at least come and take a closer look. The wrapper, which is a medium golden brown, is very close in color to the bronze foil on the band and that offers a nice contrast in color schemes. Closer examination shows some marbling spots throughout the wrapper. You will notice some prominent veins on the wrapper and this lends to a semi-rustic feel, but the seams and lines are clean otherwise.

First third
A smoky wood aroma radiates off the wrapper and foot of the cigar. Cold draw introduces a really interesting sweet, syrupy note and I immediately notice a slight sweetness on my lips and the tip of my tongue. Once lit, there is a very unique smoked hickory wood flavor. Then enters a deep, rich, sweet note that has me conflicted – I can’t decide whether it is molasses, maple or teriyaki… As these flavors develop on my palate, they provoke images of wood smoking chips used for barbecuing a brisket or other tasty meats. Though this profile is unique, it reminds me a lot of the J. D. Howard reserve. In the middle of this third, you will experience floral and spice undertones that join the overall flavor profile. The complexity and flavors in this third present themselves in layers. What you may taste when you inhale is not necessarily what you taste as you exhale. The cigar itself puts off constant smoke and the strength level is right around ¾ (medium-plus).

Retro: Sweet and Spicy.

Second Third
The smoky wood note develops and transitions into a deeper, richer, charred oak flavor as the sweet notes fall off a cliff and all but disappear. The presence of warm, cracked walnut shells slowly enters the flavor profile, while floral notes remain in the backdrop. There is also a subtle spice component, but every time I pick it up it’s usually handcuffed to the floral notes. One thing I found really odd was how drastically the flavor intensity dropped. At this point I intentionally drop the semi-toothy ash midway way through. Some how doing this elevated the flavors and charred oak becomes more and more vocal. The strength of the cigar has scaled back to a true medium body and Dominican tobacco characteristics really take shape.

Retro: Wood and Floral.

Exactus Cigars Puro Ambar Short Coloso cigar review


Last Third
Sweet notes return with a bit of restraint. The flavor profile remains intact and stays the same as the previous third. As I get closer to the end, disappointment starts to set in as the flavors become murky and nothing stands out other than wood and natural tobacco flavors.

Retro: Spice

Puro Ambar cigar review

Would I smoke this cigar again?
I have smoked the 4.75″ x 54 Short Robusto as well as the 5.5″ x 60 Short Coloso (for this review). I got the most enjoyment out of the Colosso vitola. I feel it delivers a greater range of flavors where as the robusto is dominated by oaky notes. At the current price points ($5 – $7) for these cigars, I believe them to be a really good value. So I can say with confidence, I would pick a stick or two in the future and see how it pairs with different bourbons. I’m also very interested to see what develops with a little rest in my humidor. All in all, this cigar was a solid experience. I have smoked the Exactus Maduro and Classico and thought they where also excellent values and good cigars. I’m interested to see where Exactus Cigars grows from here.

Puro Ambar cigar review and rating

Short Link:

https://cigardojo.com/?p=16163

PURO AMBAR BY EXACTUS CIGARS
This cigar started off great with some very interesting and engaging flavors. The draw was perfect. I did experience some minor burn issues and then it started to canoe slightly around some hard veins but it always corrected itself. The first half of this cigar was a pure win, while the last half left me desiring a bit more. I will say that this cigar makes for a really good fall season cigar. The flavors in the first two thirds, specifically the charred oak and sweet maple/molasses notes, painted a picture in my mind of sitting around a fire pit, smoking this cigar while sipping on something with a bite and warmth… let's say maybe a Knob Creek Single Barrel or even something sherry cask conditioned. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t pair a beer with this cigar, but that’s just me. Hell, this might be the perfect compliment to one of Maxxrocket’s (Cigar Dojo Hall-of-Famer) barbecued briskets.
APPEARANCE79%
BURN/CONSTRUCTION85%
DRAW100%
FLAVOR88%
COMPLEXITY77%
PRICE/VALUE95%
PROS
Perfect draw
Great 1st half
Good value
CONS
Canoeing/burn issues
Tails off in 2nd half
87%
WALLET-FRIENDLY
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Cigar Review: Puro Ambar by Exactus
BY JON SIDDLE · FEBRUARY 6, 2015

puro_ambar
Cigar: Puro Ambar by Exactus
Size: 54 x 4.75
Wrapper: Dominican T13 (Exclusive of Tabacalera El Artista grown in Rancho Elba Maria)
Binder: Dominican Wine Fermented Criollo 98
Filler: Dominican Criollo 98 & 1900 (Exclusive of Tabacalera El Artista grown in Rancho Elba Maria)
Price: Around $7.00
Samples were received from Tabacalera El Artista

Coming off my last review and the less-than-desirable outcome of it (determined to likely be improper humidification), I was hoping the next cigar I reviewed would be less problematic. As luck would have it, I was contacted by Jonas Santana of Tabacalera El Artista a couple weeks ago to see if I would be interested in giving a review to one of their offerings. The day that the cigars arrived was great except for one problem: I started coming down with a sinus and chest cold that took full affect a couple days later, leaving the cigars to sit in my humidor to taunt me. As I write this now, the congestion is almost all gone but I couldn’t wait any longer and just had to dig into this cigar.

No construction issues were found with the cigar, although by my fingertips, the cigar did feel like it was more tightly packed than others I had in the humidor currently. Besides light tobacco and straw notes pre-light, I couldn’t detect any other pre-light notes, likely a function of the residual cold in me. My light and first draws gave me immediate hits of leather notes and a touch of spice right on the front of the palette that only stuck around for a few minutes before disappearing. About a quarter into the cigar, woody notes came across the palette and coupled well with the leather notes already present. In the last third of the cigar, the cigar finished off with an light addition of spice. I would characterize it closer to something you would cook with, similar to the aftertake akin to an all spice or nutmeg. All in all, the total smoke time of 1:25 (taking my time) was very pleasant.

I would characterize the strength of the Puro Ambar as medium to full with it even mellowing out just a little bit at the end. The draw had a nice balance to it in using a punch. No burn issues or relights were to be found and thankfully, the cigar had no wrapper issues or errant explosions of loose tobacco. For my first cigar in a week and a half, it was problem-free.

By-The-Numbers
Prelight: 2/2
Construction: 2/2
Flavor: 4/5
Value: 1/1
Total: 9/10

To recap the Puro Ambar by Exactus:

This was one I enjoyed. It had a nice balance of strength and flavors without being overpowering.
For someone who prefers milder cigars or has a low tolerance to nicotine, the Puro Ambar would likely be fine. I know for someone like my wife who enjoys medium bodied and weaker strength cigars, this is probably right at the top of her comfort zone but doable.
The price point to me makes this competitive with similarly priced cigars out today.
Looking at the link to the retailers on the Exactus website, they are not carried by any shops around me but I’ll be looking into acquiring a few for my humidor. If anyone has had any experience with their other lines, please let me know your thoughts on them. This is one brand and company (Exactus and Tabacalera El Artista) that I will be looking into doing more reviews of in the future.
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scored a Box of 10 of the new AB Medalist for $35! Connecticut wrapped stogie. Should be decent. The other AB Connecticut's I have burned like the A.B. Connecticut, American Classic Blend, & 1633 have all been good smokes.

Alec Bradley Medalist Churchill (7.0" x 50) Box of 10

“To be the best, you have to beat the best.”

The quote above is a direct response from Alec Bradley’s founder, Alan Rubin, when asked about Medalist. It’s a spirit that the folks at Alec Bradley have always carried, especially since they earned the #1 Cigar of the Year spot a few years back. Constantly tinkering, innovating, and asking themselves how they can do better, Alec Bradley releases winner after winner on a most consistent basis.

Today, we shine the spotlight on the latest trophy in their case, Alec Bradley Medalist. Showcasing a stunning Honduran puro blend, Medalist pays homage to Alec Bradley’s roots. Known today for their medium to full-bodied blends, Medalist reminds us of a day where mellower cigars ruled the roost – and does so most impressively. Toasting the foot on these Connecticut wrapped perfections, you’ll find a warm and toasty flavor profile, complemented by soft cedar notes, and an enjoyable creaminess that stays with you down to the nub.



STATUS CLOSED
STARTING BID $1.00
UNITS AVAILABLE 2
OPENS Saturday, June 16, 4:38 PM ET
CLOSES Thursday, June 21, 11:46 PM ET

2 Winners · 7 Bids Total

RH of Coraopolis, PA
$35.00/ea1 Unit, yesterday


HC of Fort Lauderdale, FL
$36.00/ea1 Unit, an hour ago
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#190 Posted:
Joined: 10-12-2010
Posts: 79
Just got 3 fivers MOWPA maduros @12.50
A fiver of MOWLD @ 7.00 and
a fiver of RP Sungrown maduro mini belis for 17.00
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#191 Posted:
Joined: 03-19-2015
Posts: 7,148
What is the point of this thread? Are we keeping score? Who cares? I apologize for bumping this to the top again.
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#192 Posted:
Joined: 01-25-2017
Posts: 368
tamapatom wrote:
What is the point of this thread? Are we keeping score? Who cares? I apologize for bumping this to the top again.


.....New sales and specials pop up daily all over the internet! It's to provide some info as to what is selling at a good price here and elsewhere! You can also get some ideas as to what is good, fair, and rotten and see what other BOTL's are burning that you might want to try. All kinds of golly gee nifty stuff!

Herfing

tonygraz Offline
#193 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 10,599
Rah, Rah sis boom bah. Look at me thread.
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#194 Posted:
Joined: 01-25-2017
Posts: 368
tonygraz wrote:
Rah, Rah sis boom bah. Look at me thread.


buy some stogies at a great price and BRAG!!!Drool Drool Drool
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#195 Posted:
Joined: 01-25-2017
Posts: 368
Took advantage pf a 25% off sale C.I. & Cigar.??? had and scored some decent chaepos at $1.70 per stick!

30 x Duran Signature Line Taines (6" x 56) $51.00

25 x Neya F8 Loyalist (6.5" x 54) 42.50

25 x Man O' War Virtue Torpedo (6.5" x 52) $42.50

20 x Punch Gran Puro Rancho (5.5" x 54) $34.00

20 x Gurkha Rogue Ruthless (6" x 54) $34.00

20 x Diesel Unlimited d.L (7" x 38) $34.00

20 x Nicaraguan Ligero 2nds Liga 'F' Lancero (7.5" x 38) $34

20 x CAO Gold Churchill (7" x 48) $34

10 x Cusano Nicaragua Churchill (7" x 48) $17

10 x Cusano Dominican Churchill (7" x 48) $17

10 x Obsidian White Noise Belicoso (6.25" x 52) $17

and got a 25 Sampler of Ave Maria short runs at $3.50 per. No amazing price but I wanted to try them before they vanish!

10 x Ave Maria Edicion Limitada Churchill (7" x 50) Was $59.50. My price $35.00

5 x Ave Maria Reserve Torpedo (6.25" x 54) Was $28.00 - My price $17.50

5 x Ave Maria Exclusivo Gordo (6" x 60) Was $28.50. My price $17.50

5 x Ave Maria Immaculata S.E. Toro (6.5" x 50) Was $25.50. My price $17.50


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tonygraz Offline
#196 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 10,599
Is this the best scores thread or the worst deals thread ?
24132413 Offline
#197 Posted:
Joined: 01-25-2017
Posts: 368
tonygraz wrote:
Is this the best scores thread or the worst deals thread ?


add something worth while or stay frustrated & jealous and keep smoking your Dark Sharks! Think someone like you would LEARN something by now. Think Brick wall your choice!
Herfing
tonygraz Offline
#198 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 10,599
I've learned that you have no idea what a good deal is. Should someone with congesitive heart failure be smoking ?
bgz Offline
#199 Posted:
Joined: 07-29-2014
Posts: 7,248
Damn that's a lot of yard gars. Man, that order would chew up half my space.
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#200 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 26,801
Medalists have a connie wrapper? I don't recall the originals that way.
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