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Blind Review 2022
stinger88 Offline
#1 Posted:
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We missed the Spring Blind review that we have done in the past. So, I am seeing if there is interest of doing one now that we are fully into smoking weather.

If you are not familiar, this is how it would work….all participants would be paired up with another cbidder. Each would send three cigars with the labels removed. Those three cigars should be an everyday smoke, a GOOD smoke, and then a “top shelf” favorite. To round out the 5er, two more cigars of their choosing…could be a local one, small batch, new release, etc.

After all three reviews have been posted, the actual cigars will be revealed. It is a great way to get out of your comfort zone.

Please respond if you would like to participate.

Still have questions…look/search for previous iterations.

David
Sunoverbeach Offline
#2 Posted:
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I'm down for some poorly executed guessing
ZRX1200 Offline
#3 Posted:
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I think I’m required to participate so that I throw a random old no longer produced cigar at someone that they have no chance of ever smoking again….
Whistlebritches Offline
#4 Posted:
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In the words of Marvin Gaye...................."Let's Get it On"
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#5 Posted:
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I’m game
stinger88 Offline
#6 Posted:
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1. Stinger
2. SOB
3. ZRX
4. Whistle
5. Jake
6. mjrburn
7. DED
8. Delta
mjrburn Offline
#7 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I think I’m required to participate so that I throw a random old no longer produced cigar at someone that they have no chance of ever smoking again….

He ain't kiddin' neither!

I'm in, if it's not too late to join you fellas.
stinger88 Offline
#8 Posted:
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I will tally up at the end of Memorial Day weekend and see what we have.
deadeyedick Offline
#9 Posted:
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I like making a fool of myself so I'm game.
delta1 Offline
#10 Posted:
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^^ hehe...what he said...put me in coach
LeeBot Offline
#11 Posted:
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I'm in.
LeeBot Offline
#12 Posted:
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Actually, chit, no I'm not. I'm going out of town for a couple weeks next week. Count me out.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#13 Posted:
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Quitter! Frying pan
stinger88 Offline
#14 Posted:
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Still a little time left if you want in.

I am traveling again tomorrow and will end sign ups then.

David
ZRX1200 Offline
#15 Posted:
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You gonna be near Grants Pass?
stinger88 Offline
#16 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
You gonna be near Grants Pass?

Nope…in North Carolina. Heading back to FL on Friday. He last two months have been crazy at work….or should I say on the road. I have traveled 7 out of the last 9 weeks.
stinger88 Offline
#17 Posted:
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Alrighty…here we go. Number 1 (me) sends to #2 (SOB), #2 sends to #3….and then #8 sends to me.

If you don’t have their addy, shoot them a message. I am ready to get this started.

If you have any questions, let me know. Post when you have shipped.

David
ZRX1200 Offline
#18 Posted:
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I get to send to Whistle?!! Oh goody!
Whistlebritches Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I get to send to Whistle?!! Oh goody!



Alright plenty of incoming dog rockets
deadeyedick Offline
#20 Posted:
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Ya, Al’ gunna get rockets 🧨 as well.
delta1 Offline
#21 Posted:
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Anxious

Ya makin me feel like a Russian tank...
ZRX1200 Offline
#22 Posted:
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You gonna let me spray paint “Z” on you???
delta1 Offline
#23 Posted:
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LOL


Applause Applause
delta1 Offline
#24 Posted:
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heads up stinger...usps # 9505 5145 7581 2157 3917 57, edd: Thu, 6/9/22
Sunoverbeach Offline
#25 Posted:
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On the ball people making me look bad again
deadeyedick Offline
#26 Posted:
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A fiver out to Al today # 9405503699300267306005
stinger88 Offline
#27 Posted:
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Going to put together tonight and truly hope to get this out tomorrow.
ZRX1200 Offline
#28 Posted:
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Same here
stinger88 Offline
#29 Posted:
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I was true to my word….went out today.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#30 Posted:
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I'm productive too dammit! Heading your way, Z

9505 5122 7711 2159 5075 29
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#31 Posted:
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Haven’t got mine shipped yet. Saturday.
stinger88 Offline
#32 Posted:
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AL, they arrived today. Looking good. Will post up the initial reveal tomorrow. I will probably get a chance to smoke one of them this weekend.

Can’t wait.
David
delta1 Offline
#33 Posted:
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Got the package from DED...A, B, and C look delicious and mysterious...looking forward to the taste test.

Thank you for the variety and selection of ride-alongs, Rick.
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#34 Posted:
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Haven’t reached post office yet but I’ve got you packed up Marcus. Hang with me here. Working overdrive here
mjrburn Offline
#35 Posted:
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No problem Jake, I know how it is.

I'm boxed and ready to ship to DED, should go out this morning.
mjrburn Offline
#36 Posted:
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Box out to DED this morning, tracking info PM'd.
Palama Offline
#37 Posted:
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Sounds like this is gonna be a decent thing.


















You know, of course, I'mma mocking She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, right? Flapper
ZRX1200 Offline
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9505 5159 1141 2161 6849 27

Should be at Ramrod Headquarters by Tuesday…….
Sunoverbeach Offline
#39 Posted:
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I thought She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was a dude

I seem to recall a specific tune referenced once or twice
Palama Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
I thought She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was a dude

I seem to recall a specific tune referenced once or twice


https://youtu.be/nf0oXY4nDxE

She had a video of her unpacking the box from Celtic from their nOOb / Vet trade. (S)He never turned the phone around so no facial glimpses but the hand doing the unpacking was rather large. Gonz
Sunoverbeach Offline
#41 Posted:
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Was that where that came from? Here I thought you were just being a dique Cool
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Package landed today, Stinger. I take it if #1 is the tall one on the left, #2 & #3 follow left to right?

Along with the good looking mystery smokes the other "2" to round out the "5er" were:
Tat Frank (I think?) Skinny Monster Cazadore - If so, NH. Still working through the monsters set
Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios cc - NH actually I think the only other Kooban Cohiba I had was also from you back in the day
Partagas Serie D No. 4 Tubo cc - one of my favorite CCs
Tat Anarchy Apocalypse '12? - NH and you're just spoiling me at this point

Dam nice set of smokes, David! Many thanks to you.

Also appreciate adding the screen name to the return address. Kept me from mixing you up with all those other Gulf Breeze Davids I know Frying pan
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#43 Posted:
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Got it out
ZRX1200 Offline
#44 Posted:
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Son of a…….

Am I doing this wrong? I just got my ass handed to me lifting a medium flat rate off the porch.

First off nothing is broken all is intact. SOB decided to include some local wares: chocolate covered espresso beans, salted caramel chocolates, reggae hot sauce, Bold Betty coffee stout, and of course Deze Nutz peanut butter porter. And cigars!

Three fancy labeled cigars with a bonus Nomad Signature and a 2021 Asylum NINE coffin. Been eyeing those at the shop. Very nice hit SOB and thankfully my congestion is clearing I will get to these very soon!
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Glad they made it, and you're not doing it wrong. I just recalled local wares being part of previous years so I rolled with it.
delta1 Offline
#46 Posted:
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sunuvabitch is making me feel inadequate...
ZRX1200 Offline
#47 Posted:
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You and me both, I just sent Ron the cigars!
ZRX1200 Offline
#48 Posted:
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Cigar #1:

6x50 toro with a rustic maduro wrapper that has some small veins, a fair amount of mottling and oils and one small crack (due to a small stem underneath). It has two caps, preflight is fermented bread and an almost cherry tastes.

Initial tastes after lighting are SA wrapper and red pepper in my nose on the retrohale, I’m having second thoughts about doing this in the morning and not having a cigar for a couple weeks.

Ok this has settled in, strength has passed for now, and I’m wondering if I’m wrong about the wrapper it may be the blend. It tastes like a mixed country blend, there may be Nicaraguan tobacco but this tastes more Dominican and the bunching technique looks familiar. Still getting that fermented bread which is weird after being lit, and oak and bitter coffee notes. So far not an unpleasant experience but not an morning cigar.

Final third is showing some sweetness which is a welcome change to the profile and the morning cigar experience. The oak has gotten a little earthier. Draw has been excellent, burn has been flawless.

Overall I’m confused, the start had me thinking one thing and I wasn’t enjoying it but it certainly got enjoyable and if I didn’t know better I’d guess Fuente but which I don’t know. Wrapper doesn’t seem dark enough so it’s probably something else. Thanks SOB this was a good cigar.
ZRX1200 Offline
#49 Posted:
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Forgot to mention, paired with Kona coffee Conan sent.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#50 Posted:
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Glad you enjoyed it, Z.

I need to set aside some time to smoke this big mudda stinger sent me
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