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Old 11-14-2006, 11:53 PM   #41
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Hey, I've seen the hottub video....

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Old 11-24-2006, 11:26 PM   #42
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Well, the great Swami and I did an exchange recently (he screwed me royally by sending twice as many cigars as agreed ) and I busted into the selection tonight:

Padilla Habano...not sure the exact title of this one, but it seems like a robusta larga. In any case, this was one smooth smoke. The pre-burn aroma was very similar to a Cuban (if I were to know), nice barnyardiness to it. I fired it up in my normal MO by lighting the edge of the foot before starting to puff it and was rewarded with a perfect burn all the way to the nub...this is a well constructed cigar. The first few puffs were slightly woody and a bit earthy, but not overbearingly so. The cigar never gave even the slightest hint of acridness until I burned my thumb nubbing it. The body increased little by little but the harshness never kicked it as it burned down. I got a great 1'10" out of it and will definitely be looking for some more of these...it was right up my alley.

A++++ would smoke again.

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Old 11-24-2006, 11:27 PM   #43
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I also wanted to mention (apparently in a separate post) that the JR weekly special this week is one of my favorite madura cigars, the Montecristo Buena Fortuna Peruviana. Basically, by a Monty ashtray and get 5 of the cigars. This is really only worth it if you need an ashtray. I haven't tried the EMS version.

http://www.jrcigar.com/index.cfm?page=weekly_specials

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Old 11-25-2006, 02:19 AM   #44
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Well, the great Swami and I did an exchange recently (he screwed me royally by sending twice as many cigars as agreed ) and I busted into the selection tonight:

Padilla Habano...not sure the exact title of this one, but it seems like a robusta larga. In any case, this was one smooth smoke. The pre-burn aroma was very similar to a Cuban (if I were to know), nice barnyardiness to it. I fired it up in my normal MO by lighting the edge of the foot before starting to puff it and was rewarded with a perfect burn all the way to the nub...this is a well constructed cigar. The first few puffs were slightly woody and a bit earthy, but not overbearingly so. The cigar never gave even the slightest hint of acridness until I burned my thumb nubbing it. The body increased little by little but the harshness never kicked it as it burned down. I got a great 1'10" out of it and will definitely be looking for some more of these...it was right up my alley.

A++++ would smoke again.
Nice review, Baron. I too am fond of these. I first tried them maybe two months ago, and I plan to buy a box when I get a little more room in my humidor. I just filled the last space in it with a box of Padrón serie 1964 Anniversario Monarcas Maduros.

If you haven't yet tried the Padilla Miami, I recommend it as well. I enjoyed it as much as the Habano.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:46 AM   #45
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With OpusX and Padrón you can't go wrong. Padróns are beautiful in every way and OpusX's are strong and bold. Both have amazing flavor and aroma.

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Old 11-26-2006, 01:51 AM   #46
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If you haven't yet tried the Padilla Miami, I recommend it as well. I enjoyed it as much as the Habano.
Sent him one of those, too. It's my favorite. A bit stronger all around than the Habano....hopefully that's not a problem.

Glad you liked it, Billy! And just to clarify, there was no "agreed upon" amount. I just went a little nuts is all. Billy was all over it in the quality dept!!
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With OpusX and Padrón you can't go wrong. Padróns are beautiful in every way and OpusX's are strong and bold. Both have amazing flavor and aroma.
I like both, esp. the Padron 1926 line. A bit pricy for me to smoke daily, though. I've only had one Opus X.....the xXx. Good, but not sure if it was worth the $$. I have a couple more resting for further testing.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:45 PM   #48
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Might have to bust into the Miami here tonight or tomorrow just to get a back-to-back comparison.

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I don't smoke cigars much anymore since my asthma started getting bad. I still enjoy a nice smoke on a rare occasion. Just got back from a trip to Mexico and enjoyed a couple cuban Cohibas. Back when I smoked regularly some of my favorites were Arturo Fuente 8-5-8, Arturo Fuente Churchill, Macanudo Rothschild to name a few. If any of you are looking for a great place to buy from I always had great luck with Mike's Cigars (www.mikescigars.com) and JR Cigars (www.jrcigar.com) both places have a great stock, decent prices and excellent customer service.

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So last night I smoked the La Gloria Cubana BeeGee sent me. I'm not sure of its full name....I know it's one of their "Reservas," and may be called a "Felicias." He can clear that up. Anyway, it was a beautiful little perfecto, with what appeared to be a cameroon wrapper. I love perfectos.

It burned perfectly, and is what I'd describe as solidly medium bodied. Very nicely balanced flavor with what I can only describe as a faint herbal/floral flavor and aroma. Put out ample smoke. Very well executed, but I can't say I was a huge fan of that "herbalness".

Very fine little cigar, but probably not one I'd smoke often. Would be nice as a very occaisonal smoke for a change of pace. It's not always good to judge a cigar based on only one smoke.....luckily I have another. I can appreciate that this is a fine little stogie......just not entirely my kind of smoke. I may also add that I had a Camacho Negro beforehand, so that likely skewed my pallette (such as it is) a little.

Thanks BeeGee! Maybe I'll get to that Edge this weekend. I've had them before, but never done a writeup. I know I like 'em.

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