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Old 06-27-2008, 04:20 AM   #141
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They are delicious, Very sweet and Mild.
Sounds like my type of cigar.

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Old 06-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #142
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CAO America Robusto (I think CAO names each size with a patriotic name, but it's a Robusto):

Nicely made cigar with a beautiful twin wrapper (dark and light Connecticut, making an attractive spiral effect). The dark Maduro-ish outer wrapper made for a sweet flavor. Initially, the smoke volume was fairly thin, but an inch into the smoke, it was adequate. The cigar is marketed as full-bodied, but it doesn't live up to the hype. Smooth leather is predominant with a pecan nuttiness. The middle 1/3 of the smoke was definitely the best, with the last 1/3 becoming a bit monotonous and boring. Overall, the cigar was tightly rolled, holding the ash well over an even burn, but resulting in a pretty tight draw. It paired well with a black & tan, but after the first 1/2, I was more interested in pouring another beer rather than finishing the cigar, as it didn't hold my interest. It's a decent, medium-priced stick, but don't go out of your way to find one.
I used to really like CAO. Particularly the CAO Camaroon, but sometime back in 2002 or so, they went down hill. It seemed like in the whole CAO brand, their rolls got tighter and their flavor got worse (and their marketing got all "hip"). However, the CAO Criollo line came out and they're a pretty good stick, but pricy. So, I've shyed away from CAO because of the quality/flavor inconsistency among the different lines and the price. But there are a few good CAOs out there.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:57 PM   #143
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I'm a Rocky Patel man myself... I enjoy most of their line...

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:20 PM   #144
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I'm a Rocky Patel man myself... I enjoy most of their line...
I've never tried a Rocky Patel. Whats a good stick of his to try?


Also has anyone ever tried any of cigar.coms house blends? Some of them get decent reviews it appears. I think I might purchase their sampler of the blends sometime soon.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:48 PM   #145
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I've never tried a Rocky Patel. Whats a good stick of his to try?


Also has anyone ever tried any of cigar.coms house blends? Some of them get decent reviews it appears. I think I might purchase their sampler of the blends sometime soon.
I like the Vintage 1992, it's my favorite stick, check out cigarbid.com for deals on them...

Cigar.com's blends get good reviews by.... them.... altho I have yet to sample a cigar.com house blend so I don't know.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:42 PM   #146
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I'm a Rocky Patel man myself... I enjoy most of their line...
Try RP's Olde World Reserve. You'll really enjoy it. Maduro if you have a sweet tooth.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:55 AM   #147
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Smoking a Rocky Patel edge right now, I think I just found my new cigar.really really good. Now If I only had the money to keep a box of them around.
http://www.cigar.com/cigars/viewcigar.asp?brand=180

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:19 AM   #148
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Had a Fuentes Crucet Habanera 78 tonight. Good smoke! Really nice draw with lots of flavor. I was expecting a little more spiciness, but it was a dense, smooth, earthy/leather flavor with mild oak. Recommended for a pleasant evening of relaxation.

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Just placed an order for a 50 stick glass top humidor, should arrive by the middle of the week. I'm looking forward to more experimenting and finding some good smokes to have on hand.

On Braehaus' suggestion, I recently picked up a Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 robusto. Lit it up on the porch and enjoyed it with a small glass of Glenfiddich 12. It was a bit stronger than some of the milder smokes Ive been trying but not by much. It was a whole new level of flavor I havent yet tasted. Started out sort of sweet and a bit chocolaty after that the majority of the time was dominated by more of a peppery/spicy flavor. All in all it finished up smooth, and I was impressed I didn't get it too hot. Definitely a do again smoke.

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Oops, played on Cbid and now I've this coming to me in the am:

Box - 5 Vegas Series 'A' Apostle
Box - El Mejor Espresso Torpedo
Box - Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee Robusto
Box - Victor Sinclair Connecticut Yankee Churchill
10 - Rocky Patel Sun Grown Petite Perfecto
9 - Victor Sinclair Serie ’55’ Blue Oscuro Extreme Chisel
9 - Victor Sinclair Serie ’55’ Green Sun Grown Extreme Chisel
9 - Victor Sinclair Serie ’55’ Red Corojo Extreme Chisel
9 - Victor Sinclair Serie ’55’ Yellow Cameroon Extreme Chisel
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